Calvin Klein’s boy toy Nick Gruber may think he’s the hottest model on the market right now, but he has to know he’s not the first cowboy at the rodeo.
Beautiful men have been hustling since the dawn of time, and whether they’re in it for the exposure or the Platinum card, they almost always wind up without. In honor of Nick’s brand new “image,” here are some of our favorite kept men of all time:
Easily the most noted of history’s kept boys, Scott Thorson was made famous by his May-December relationship with Liberace. He was hired as the pianist’s “personal companion” at 17 and was showered with money and gifts until the two split in 1982.
Where is he now? Thorson and Liberace’s romance was translated to film for HBO’s 2013 biopic, Under the Candelabra.
The modern-day Scott Thorson is currently famous for his on-again, off-again relationship with 70-year-old fashion designer Calvin Klein. Their tumultuous relationship is far too messy to summarize here.
Where is he now? Back together with Mr. Klein, and getting a fabulous image makeover to boot!
Believe it or not, J Lo has been with her pretty boy toy for almost two years now! The pop star started dating Smart, her then backup dancer, a year after her divorce from Marc Anthony.
Where is he now? Cruising for blowjobs in New York City’s gay sex shops.
The English actor led a seedy life after running away from home when he was only 16. He told US Magazine in 1997 that he worked as a prostitute for drugs and lived with male suitors for as long as they’d have him.
Where is he now? Unhappy with his career at 54, Everett made headlines earlier this year for warning other gay actors not to come out of the closet.
The 26-year-old Brazilian model met Madonna during a Steven Klein photoshoot for W Magazine in 2008. The two had a high-profile romance for a year before a sudden split because—surprise!—Madonna said he was too young.
Where is he now? He’s still a model, but now also a DJ. We hope he’s still letting his inner thigh hair grow.
This hunky Brazilian model made a name for himself in the porn industry before falling into Marc Jacobs’ lap of luxury. No one is really sure when they’re dating and when they’re not, but it’s safe to say they’re “back together” whenever a beach photo surfaces.
Where is he now? Making chocolates!
The A-List: New York star was one of the first to be cast for the show. He made the cut during the early stages when the show’s working title was “Kept”, and producers were searching for guys “dating extremely established, successful men.”
Where is he now? Who cares?!
This 23-year-old, 6’1″ model is said to be the world’s highest paid male model. He’s currently the face of Chanel, Fendi, and serves as legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld’s “muse.”
Where is he now? In Karl Lagerfeld’s bed! You would be too if you’ve felt what 10,000 thread count Egyptian cotton feels like.
The gay porn star was rumored to be the kept man of then-closeted music mogul David Geffen in the early ’90s. He had several other alleged romances before his untimely death in 1994.
Where is he now? The late star’s life is being turned into a feature-length film. Read Queerty’s exclusive interview with filmmaker Chad Darnell here.
Calvin Klein isn’t the only man with a Sean Cody boy toy! Director Bryan Singer was rumored to be dating a Sean Cody porn star by the name of Jess two years ago.
Where is he now? Still working for Sean Cody, but don’t act like you didn’t already know that.
Know any others? Tell us in the comments below!