It's been pretty quiet on the Calvin Klein/Nick Gruber front since the 68-year-old designer threw a birthday bash for the 21-year-old model...but Michael Musto of the Village Voice has a new tale to tell. The tale of Gruber and a little magazine called Playgirl.
Vice President of Marketing for Playgirl Daniel Nardicio told Musto that once upon a time he contacted Gruber to pose for the magazine, and Gruber agreed -- as long as he'd be on the cover. But then Gruber started playing hard to get. Nardicio recounts, "Finally, in frustration I texted [Gruber] to forget it, and he came back with 'You only want me because of my fame, so you can go fuck yourself.'"
Then Nardicio essentially told Gruber he was just Klein's flavor of the week (using more graphic terms), to which Gruber replied, "Calvin is my partner -- you don't understand because you don't have that."
Moral of the story: Gruber won't be posing for Playgirl any time soon or ever. Sorry ladies and gents.
The Klein/Gruber relationship is one of Musto's topics du jour. He recently wrote a column entitled "Calvin Klein, Go Back In The Closet!" accusing the former designer of embarrassing the entire gay community. Read more about that here.