Andre Leon Talley Denies Being Gay in Recent Interview

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013

 

Andre Leon Talley

Andre Leon Talley loves labels, except when it comes to his personal life. This month, the legendary Vogue writer recalls growing up in his grandmother’s house in a Vanity Fair exclusive. While he’s had “very gay experiences,” Talley refuses to label himself as a gay man.

“No, no, no. I was just into my magazines and the drawings. I had a very strict upbringing, almost puritanical. I lived there all the way through college. I was in my grandmother’s house, and I respected that!”

The 63-year old also reveals that he’s been in love with two women and has never slept around in the fashion industry.

“[Y]es, I swear on my grandmother’s grave that I never slept with a single designer in my life. Never, ever desired, never was asked, never was approached, never, ever bought, in my entire career. Never. Not one. Skinny or fat. Never.”

While the former America’s Next Top Model judge has always been assumed to be homosexual, it’s interesting to see him take the opposite stance. Read the entire interview here.

Vixens: do you think Talley’s comments are rooted in denial or the truth?

Photo Credit: Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images

 

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