“Queer Eye” star Antoni Porowski got candid about his sexual fluidity in an interview with the Gay Times.
The Netflix revival’s food and wine expert explained that he finds labels too limiting.
“I’ve always considered myself a little more fluid along the spectrum,” Porowski, 34, says. “So even being called bisexual…I remember in my early twenties I was like, ‘But bisexual means I can only like girls and guys, what if I like something else?’. Maybe it’s just my rebellious nature. I’m me, I’m Antoni, and I’m all these things.”
Porowski, who is in a relationship with art director Joey Krietemeyer, went on to explain that since he is in a same-sex relationship right now he considers himself gay.
“Some people want to define themselves, and they should as it’s part of their identity. For me personally, I’ve never really had a label for myself,” Porowski continued. “Today I’m gay, I’m in a gay relationship, and that’s where I am. That’s good enough for me.”
He also revealed the show’s title was hard for him to say at first.
“When I first started telling people about the show, I would embarrassingly catch myself whispering ‘Queer,’” he says. “I don’t know if I was embarrassed or I had some kind of shame, but it still felt taboo from childhood. It’s kind of nice because now I say it really confidently. The more you immerse yourself in something, the less precious it gets.”