Tim Gunn On Celibacy: 'I Haven't Had Sex In 29 Years'

01/24/2012 04:22 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Tim Gunn has made no secret of his long-term celibacy. But the style guru's intimate revelation on the Jan. 24 episode of "The Revolution," ABC's new health and lifestyle program which he co-hosts, came as a surprise regardless.

"I haven’t had sex in 29 years," Gunn confessed during Tuesday’s show, which focused on how to improve your sex life. "Do I feel like less of a person because of it? No, not even remotely."

Nonetheless, the openly gay "Project Runway" mentor added, "It's not as though I'm some barren forest."

When pressed, however, a visibly emotional Gunn said his nearly three-decade-long dry spell had been brought on by a previous relationship. "He was impatient with my sexual performance...it was at the cusp of AIDS [and] I’m happy to be healthy and alive, frankly."

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