Danny From “Real World: New Orleans” On That Time He Hooked Up With A Straight, Married Castmate

danny-roberts-dtlaYou remember Danny from The Real World: New Orleans, right? The cute, shy gay with a predilection for awful facial hair and a closeted boyfriend who — because of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell — only appeared on camera with his face blurred? Yeah, that Danny. Danny Roberts, to be exact.

Well, he, along with some of his fellow MTV reality stars, sat down with the Queen of Late Night TV, Andy Cohen, to discuss the finer points of The Challenge. You know, that show where former Real Worlders and Road Rulers chase after money and what’s left of their fame while getting naked, greased up and rubbing against each other? Yeah, Dustin Zito, to be exact.

When Andy went around the room to ask the Challengers with whom they had gotten naked, greased up and rubbed against off camera, some played coy while Danny Roberts played everybody: “Can’t say because he’s straight and married now.”

Cue the chorus of gasps and “ooohs.”

Based purely on speculation, NewNowNext first posited that Danny’s mystery man may have been current WWE superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, only to further deduce that his heterosexual paramour was one Adam Larson. Whoever that is. Meanwhile, it’s a pity that The Miz wasn’t Danny’s secret lovah — the WWE would’ve totes been cool with it.

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  • grero

    Yet more evidence that exclusive heterosexuality is complete nonsense. I wish people were just more honest about this to themselves.

  • Niall

    @grero: Please stop. That’s like saying exclusive homosexuality is complete nonsense, which it is not

  • Mr. E. Jones

    Danny’s lookin’ good 8^)

  • David

    He’s still SO adorable. I could eat him with a spoon.

  • Alan down in Florida

    I have a friend who has made it a career of picking up businessmen in fancy hotel bars, getting them tipsy and then up to his room for man on man sex. All these MTV Challenge arrested adolescents are hot, horny and usually wasted out of their minds. What’s that old saying? “When the girl says no the queer says let’s go!”

  • nephilim71

    Hmmm….Danny was NEVER shy. He flirted with every cast member, ran around naked all the time and never met a stranger. How can you say he was shy?

  • Kieran

    “The Queen of Late Night TV, Andy Cohen.”

    Thanks for the homophobic seventh grade humor queerty.

    And we wonder why gay men like Shepherd Smith choose not to come out and get mocked as “The Queen of Fox News”.

  • Dixie Rect

    This guy again? Go back to obscurity baby!

  • Katbox

    @Kieran: Ewwww. I hate Shep and aandy- both are fugly. ‘

  • Nyruinz


    Some guys may be completely heterosexual for most of their life and then meet one guy who they are sexually attracted to. Some straight guys are not mature enough to handle a same sex attraction, so they repress it.

  • Mike

    @grero: One person’s alleged bisexuality is “yet more evidence that exclusive heterosexuality is complete nonsense”? Have you ever ever heard of logic?

  • Brendan

    Very misleading headline, at the time they hooked up the castmate was not married nor was/is he completely straight (no 100% straight guy can hook up with a guy, they got to be a little bi). But yea, I agree with the other comments – Danny was and is the cutest.

  • the other Greg

    It’s not gay guys’ fault if we actually know how to suck c0ck, and most women are bad at it. And I love New Orleans, but since when is it part of the “Real World”? :)

    Yeah he’s cute!

  • stranded

    I was like 14 when his New Orleans season first aired, i thought he was so cute. Still is, but man who totally got my underage boner throbbing was CT.

  • DannX68

    @Brendan: No, sexuality is more fluid than that. Just because a straight person is curious about trying their own sex, or a gay/lesbian is curious about trying the opposite sex, does not make them bi, not even a little bit. Just because they’re curious and try it, doesn’t mean they like it, thus they’re still whatever they were before.

  • Bisexual-Transwoman

    How was the guy “Straight” if he had sex with a man? He’s at least bisexual.

  • NJjoe

    I wonder if Cohen ever topped Danny. I don’t know why? But Cohen has said he’s big.

  • blackhook

    Several years ago Danny & I cruised each other at a grocery store in Seattle. It was almost comical the way we both circled around & kept bumping into each other. Wish I woulda followed through on it, oh well, the story of my life ;)

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