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Calvin Klein's Ex-BF Announces He's Straight, Crashes Gay Party, Gets Kicked Out

Nick-gruber-hot1Take a look at Nick Gruber, and you may recognize him for a number of reasons. You may have seen his work as a fashion and fitness model, a gay porn actor, or simply Calvin Klein's former boytoy and train wreck. If so, then you should know that Gruber has enlisted the help of a new publicist, Matt Rich, to help erase most of that from your memory and brand him with a new squeaky-clean public persona. Gruber subsequently celebrated his newly-announced straighthood by attending a party thrown by porn-entrepreneur Michael Lucas on Fire Island over the weekend. Then, after reportedly telling people not to touch him, Gruber was kicked out of the event. 

Lucas gave his account of the event on his Facebook page:

"This weekend was "Ascension" - the biggest party of the summer on Fire Island. Every year I buy a large VIP tent that's up above the dance floor, where I invite my friends.

I saw this arrogant guy who was being rude to people, shoving two guys away after they bumped into him. I heard him say, "keep your hands away from me! I"m straight!" So I went over to him, and asked him why he was being so rude. 

He said, 'I am straight, and I don't want any gay people to touch me.' At which point, I told him 'you're leaving.' He said, 'do you know who I am?' I said, 'I don't know, and I don't even want to know who you think you are.'

Then he said, 'try me.' I said 'watch me'. I called over to security and had him hauled away without his feet even touching the floor. Then someone explained to me that this is the ex boyfriend of Calvin Klein, Nick Gruber, who just 'came out' as 'straight.'"

Calvin-klein-nick-gruberNot surprisingly, Rich released a different version of the incident to Gawker and Michael Musto on Gruber's behalf:

“Nick was the guest of Hal Rubenstein and David Nichols and wasn't familiar with how these mass events work in terms of ‘areas’ and VIP areas. Nick overreacted when he was told to leave one area. He is sending a private apology to Mr. Lucas. It was Nick’s first time at Fire Island, and he was glad to be there with several friends and support the cause.”

And as for Gruber's supposed aversion to phyisical contact with gay people? Rich explained that to HuffPost Gay Voices:

"After about the fifth guy grabs your ass, you say, 'Look, I'm not interested.' He apologized. He didn't know what kind of party this was going to be."

Gruber himself finally explained his reluctance to wear the "gay" label in his interview with Gawker:

"That’s false information. I don’t believe in labels, I believe in what my heart tells me I love. If people say, 'What are you?' I say, 'I’m not gay. I’m straight, but I believe in love.'"

Calvin Klein, Gruber's reported former "sugar daddy", has yet to comment on any of the latest controversy, instead opting to keep a low profile and finish building his mansion in Southampton by Labor Day, according to the New York Post

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  1. *sigh* He may have his haters, but I think he is dreamy . . . Such an adorable blond twink! I wish I could have a nice normal-acting hot guy like him for a bf. Sooo tired of dating the freaks and fatties!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Aug 21, 2013 7:22:12 PM

  2. Maybe he and Andre Leon Talley can hit a titty bar sometime. you know...Like straight guys do.

    Posted by: Speck | Aug 21, 2013 7:23:34 PM

  3. There are candies and then there are trash.

    Posted by: AndyTowlette | Aug 21, 2013 7:25:05 PM

  4. going to a gay event to announce you're straight. Another backwards day in Mortville.

    Posted by: greenfuzz | Aug 21, 2013 7:30:28 PM

  5. His FIRST TIME on Fire Island?

    *Please*, Mary.

    Posted by: scott | Aug 21, 2013 7:32:38 PM

  6. Michael Lucas is a creepy pornographer.

    Posted by: Brent silverstein | Aug 21, 2013 7:34:35 PM

  7. Isn't there some extra Kardashian lying (or laying) around that he could marry for week or three to establish str8 cred?

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Aug 21, 2013 7:35:18 PM

  8. I realized I must be straight too, but I didn't do any gay porno movies like him. I guess I will have to try harder.

    Posted by: SAYTHETRUTH | Aug 21, 2013 7:46:13 PM

  9. My nominee for least interesting towleroad article in a week. I you care about this nonsense, you might need to get a life.

    Posted by: melvin | Aug 21, 2013 7:52:35 PM

  10. His 15 minutes was up 15 months ago.

    Posted by: Fox | Aug 21, 2013 8:01:27 PM

  11. You have to wonder what is wrong with Calvin Klein. I'm a "mature" working professional - nowhere in Klein's league and my much younger boyfriend is way hotter than Nick.

    Maybe Klein really is in love with him - poor thing.

    Posted by: Fahd | Aug 21, 2013 8:14:15 PM

  12. Ah, a day in the life of shallow, opportunistic and narcissistic fools.

    Posted by: J. Alan | Aug 21, 2013 8:59:43 PM

  13. No. I think it's pronounced: I believe in money. Period. The End.

    Posted by: Geoff | Aug 21, 2013 9:00:22 PM

  14. Drugs are bad m'kay.

    Posted by: Sam | Aug 21, 2013 9:02:08 PM

  15. Water seeks its own level and Gruber is obviously trash. Of course, we already knew that about Klein.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 21, 2013 9:06:30 PM

  16. Gruber is a hot mess. Obviously, he was only "dating" Klein for some financial perks (There is no one Gruber's age who would find Klein physically attractive)and secondly, shame on Calvin Klein for dating a dude young enough to be his grandson. It is so pathetic and sad. Does Klein chat with Gruber about Miley and Brit-Brit?

    When Gruber's looks start to fade (and they are fading already)he will have nothing to show for himself. He has no education, no discernable skills and the sugar daddies he uses will have left the scene. The guy is a total snake and a loser.

    Posted by: turrino | Aug 21, 2013 9:19:19 PM

  17. Sad, really, all the way around. What a mess.

    Posted by: Valentin | Aug 21, 2013 9:37:41 PM

  18. As long as rich sugar daddies are willing to pay, there will always be Nick Grubers in the world... I tend to believe Calvin cared about this dude though. Until he saw the true nature of his character.

    Posted by: greg | Aug 21, 2013 9:46:30 PM

  19. I think everyone involved in this story is gross but it is annoying as hell when some creep grabs your ass or worse gropes your package at any sort of gay gathering.

    Posted by: KM | Aug 21, 2013 9:52:22 PM

  20. I thought Calvin Klein's EX-boytoy Nick Gruber had come back to papa and was once again Calvin's boytoy. I never thought I'd say this but the Fire Island incident, has caused me to have some new respect for porn producer, Michael Lucas.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 21, 2013 10:02:22 PM

  21. These guys are no different then the gold digging women, gold diggers are the same no matter what the orientation, and the guys who date them usually know exactly what they are doing. It is neither sad nor pathetic, it is what it is. Stop being so naive, its reality, it happens when money is involved.

    Posted by: bructer | Aug 21, 2013 10:11:56 PM

  22. In today's episode of The Real House-Husbands of Fire Island Pines, a hustler shows up at a porn magnate's pool party and has a drug-fueled freak-out.

    Posted by: JeffNYC | Aug 21, 2013 10:34:43 PM

  23. Someday, the "tell alls" will be written by the principles & peripherals of this sad saga and it will be ugly.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Aug 21, 2013 10:47:29 PM

  24. Evrything about this is grose and wrong...

    Posted by: MArk | Aug 21, 2013 11:29:25 PM

  25. Looks like Nick has aged 15 years in the past 3.

    Posted by: bendskier | Aug 22, 2013 12:56:41 AM

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