Designer Marc Jacobs to “Wed” Boyfriend Jason Preston?

Ben Widdicombe reports in his New York Daily News Gatecrasher column:

Preston_jacobs“A tipster who was at the Chelsea gentlemen’s bar Barracuda on Saturday night ran into the designer’s on-again boyfriend, former hustler Jason Preston. He was ‘flashing a Cartier ring to his friends, telling everyone he was engaged,’ says the snitch. ‘Then out of nowhere Marc popped up, and they were all over each other, kissing and saying ‘I love you.” Neither Preston nor Jacobs responded to inquiries yesterday about the Cartier band. Though I hear the pre-nup is from Tiffany.”

The reunion would seem to contradict Jacobs’ recent remarks to OUT magazine:

“I had a relationship with him, and it was crazy, and sometimes it was a lot of fun, and sometimes it was not a lot of fun, and the biggest frustration was that I wanted him to be something he wasn’t, and I don’t mean on a social level, and I don’t mean about his past or anything like that – I just mean that I wanted to come home and have somebody be available and have conversations and just to be there. And Jason is a young guy who wanted to go out and party and do his thing, and it just wasn’t there. I don’t think there was any chemistry – it’s just that we both do enjoy each other’s company on occasion. We’re better off as friends.”

Comments

  1. mp says

    Can we please start ignoring these two now? They (and Preston in particular) seem intent on making us watch while they crash the car over and over again.

    Also, it’s pretty depressing that a talented designer spent all that time and money making himself over so that he could be indistinguishable from any other gay man in NYC.

  2. yeahisaidit says

    …totally off topic, but I love marc’s “If it ain’t STIFF, it ain’t worth a fuck” tee shirt…the slogan of STIFF records from back in the day…remember Lene Lovich and her song “New Toy” (later covered by Nina Hagen in her sluttiest German)? …she was on the STIFF records roster…sigh,…anyway, forgive the brain fart, back to your regularly scheduled program…soooo, Jason was a hustler? Marc was probably pulled in with the tina and great sex marathons, eh? meh…

  3. bigggnasty says

    i really dislike everything about Mr. Jacobs in the new issue of Out. Seems like a stale, saltless cracker.

    “Also, it’s pretty depressing that a talented designer spent all that time and money making himself over so that he could be indistinguishable from any other gay man in NYC.”-well said indeed MP

  4. Dan says

    These designers are nuts. Galliano runs miles and miles every day; he’s totally, frantically obsessed with his body (see that New Yorker profile from a year or two ago). Marc Jacobs has elaborate eating and exercise rituals, many which have been described in previous blog posts on this site. Thierry Mugler has lost his mind and turned himself into a steroid-fueled Frankenstein sex pig. I’m sure there are a lot more to add to this list. Is this all coincidence or is something else at play?

  5. Charles says

    Re:Dan

    I wouldnt single out fashion designers-I have encountered plenty of urban gay guys that are just fucked up like that-i.e. body obsessions, body dysmorphia, sex addiction, drug use, OCD, and on and on. And they are around each other all the time, so there is no one outside the “scene” to suggest that they are screwed up-they just reinforce one another.

  6. Giovanni says

    The world can be a lonely, miserable place to live in so I hope they find happiness together. As far Preston’s past – everybody has one, especially in this city, so who cares – it’s not where you’ve been but where you are going that counts most.

  7. nic says

    to: yeahisaidit, what a blast from the past your observation was. i saw lene lovitch perform live in austin. great show! she autographed an album (remember those?) for me and my partner, but she misspelled my name — she wrote mic instead of nic. she had major b.o., but that’s a european thing, i guess. nevertheless, good times, goodtimes…. oh and the marc jacobs thing? what a snore fest.

  8. yeahisaidit says

    nic…i love lovich’s “stateless” lp through and through…you did me one better as I never had the opportunity to see her live…so, you know i’m totally jealous…as to her misspelling your name, karma’s a bitch, since you just misspelled hers..lol…like you said though good times…legendary…BTW I live in Austin currently so i’ll keep an eye for lene…as if? right?

  9. nic says

    yeahisaidit,
    yeah, i wagered on my spelling of her name, and got shot down. shame on me for being lazy, and shame on you for calling me out. just kidding.

  10. Jordan says

    Sad…just sad.
    You read the article in OUT and think one moment that Marc might have it together & then see them again & think he probably doesn’t (but this pic might be from before, so who knows).

    Yes, the world can be very lonely and cruel..especially to creative types (god knows to those with unresolved problems or loose screws or substance issues), but it’d be much better to just be alone than to be with a loser or someone that would set you BACK many years.

    There’s just too much you can do to keep yourself occupied than to use the “lonely” excuse. It seems Marc might know a lot of “therapy speak”, but he might not have taken it to heart. I wish him the best, though it all seems to scream mid-life crisis.

  11. says

    UGH!! Just please someone stick needles in my eyeballs until the very notion of those two is seared from the face of the Earth. That relationship is the epic poster of the dangers of mixing crystal meth, chronic pathetic desperation and a sociopath with bad hair. Every time I hear anything about them, it makes me feel deep shame to be gay.

  12. clare says

    marc was so much hotter before when he had the jewish nyc intellectual (longer hair, horned rimmed glasses) look. He seemed so much more soulful and intelligent. I can’t believe the transformation, to me his look now is so common and cheezy. I am shocked at his taste in tattoos. I have always thought he had amazing taste but to see him with colored cartoon tattoes on his arms…
    I don’t get it. But I am a straight woman in her 30’s. I know he is a good guy with soul, I just wish he’d show it on the outside and lose the little cheezeball, starfucker tramp.

  13. xra-xra says

    whoever wrote this: “yikes. evidently, the first real juicy gay divorce is all set to go… hold onto your flipflops, it’s gonna be a wild and bumpy ride.”

    well played! i especially love the inclusion of flipflops!

  14. honestly... says

    If like attracts like, I can only hold out hope that in some parallel universe, Tim Gunn has a prim and proper houseboy from Xavier!!!

    But it’s good to see Jason has left his namesake’s meth lair on the west side!

    Sad to see that Marc has a savior complex and that all of this was for naught; an apparent ploy to get the former rentboy/c-level porn star back.

  15. himbo with highlights says

    I wouldnt single out fashion designers-I Re: charles
    “have encountered plenty of urban gay guys that are just fucked up like that-i.e. body obsessions, body dysmorphia, sex addiction, drug use, OCD, and on and on. And they are around each other all the time, so there is no one outside the “scene” to suggest that they are screwed up-they just reinforce one another.”

    Stop trash talking L.A.
    :-)

  16. Bebo says

    Good for MArc, I’m in a relationship and I know how hard it can be and how u sometimes want someone to change for the better Hoever, if there is LOVE everything is possible GOOD FOR THEM

  17. Bebo says

    Good for MArc, I’m in a relationship and I know how hard it can be and how u sometimes want someone to change for the better Hoever, if there is LOVE everything is possible GOOD FOR THEM

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