Matthew Morrison lost his virginity when he was 21 years old


I have to give Details credit – for once, they didn’t make their cover boy up into some kind of James Dean fetishist. Instead, for Matthew Morrison, we get beach porn. And it really is porn – this man has a great body, and he’s not afraid to use it. I think he has an eight-pack. Damn. His hair is still really funky to me, though. It’s very Justin Timberlake circa 2001. Ugh. Anyway, the full Details interview is here (it‘s sweet – Morrison goes back to his old high school), and here is the full slideshow. Here are some highlights from the interview:

On his childhood: For years there were rumors that Morrison was the grandson of John Wayne (né Marion Morrison), and beyond the resemblance (thick nose, hard-set jaw, and cleft chin) there’s only a hardscrabble connection between the two. Morrison was raised in one middle-class neighborhood after another, both in Northern California and in the suburban sprawl south of Los Angeles. Money was tight; his father was a midwife and his mother was a nurse. “I grew up as an only child,” he says. “My parents weren’t great conversationalists. We had a quiet house. I’m not very verbal.” When Morrison was 10, he spent the summer in Arizona with his grandmother, and she sent him off to children’s theater camp.

In high school: He dated the homecoming queen, and—just like on Glee—once, when things got too hot and heavy, she suggested they pray. “It was sweet,” Morrison says. “It was innocent.”

Higher education: Encouraged by his then girlfriend, Morrison applied to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. “If I hadn’t gotten in, my life probably would’ve been a lot more like Mr. Schue’s,” he says thoughtfully.

He still says he’s straight: By his sophomore year he had dropped out of NYU and become a regular performer on Broadway. As a young heterosexual in a scene dominated by women and gay men, he was bathed in attention. “There was so much opportunity,” he says. “There were all these beautiful, beautiful dancers. As a straight guy I had some room. There were the shared interests in singing and dancing, and I always find dancing with someone very evocative and sexual. I definitely hooked up with a lot of girls when I was a young guy on Broadway. It was exciting. Very joyous and free.”

He was a late bloomer, sexually: He joined a Bible-study group in college, and he didn’t lose his virginity until he was 21. Being perceived as a sex object confused him (and still does). “I’m not comfortable with the idea of my sex appeal, but I know in my job I have to use it. I wish I could say I got to this point in my career based on my talent, but I don’t think that’s true.”

On working with the younger kids: “I am a teacher to them,” Morrison says of the younger castmates he refers to as “the kids.” “I’ve taken a few under my wing. I don’t want to say they idolize me, but…” he trails off, realizing how this might sound. He’s careful about what he says and wishes some of his colleagues were a little less publicity-driven. “Yeah, I find myself learning a lot from the set. I do look at stuff people on the show are doing, and I don’t judge them, but I question it. I say to myself, keep quiet. Fame, you know, it’s like a handgun—in the wrong hands, it’s dangerous.”

On dating: Working 15 hours a day, Morrison doesn’t have much time to enjoy the fame he has earned. When he comes home, he pours a glass of wine and rehearses his lines for the next day before collapsing in front of a movie, alone. “It’s been a while,” he says when the conversation turns to dating. “Meeting people, you wonder, ‘What does this person see in me?’ ” That’s not where his head is at. “I’m not a good friend right now. I’m not a good boyfriend. It’s not that I’m selfish. I’m just focused.”

On his album: Somehow, amid this frantic schedule, he’s found time to cut an album—he describes it as “Bublé-esque.” Rumor has it he sings duets with Sting and Elton John. It remains to be seen if this project, due out in February, will separate him from the rest of the Glee pack, but it may offer a glimpse at Morrison’s true nature. “It’s kind of a risk to come out with an album right now,” he tells me. “I can’t release something that is shit. Most of the songs I wrote are personal.”

[From Details]

He really does seem like a nice, decent man. Very clean cut, very… well, I guess he’s probably an ideal People Magazine “Sexiest Man Alive” candidate because I feel absolutely nothing. That’s okay, though. I never go for the clean-cut nice boys, I love ‘em dirty.

Photos courtesy of Details.

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  1. Schnauzers!!! says:

    A sweet little innocent girl like me would eat him alive. 😉 LOL Wow he is so sexy. I’m married, so he’s safe! LMAO

  2. NancyMan says:

    These days, it has really gotten hard to tell if a guy is straight of not. If Matthew really isn’t gay, he certainly has spent a lot of time down there in the ditch with the sinners! AMEN!

  3. Obvious says:

    isn’t he glorious? I’m so glad Glee is giving us some wonderful shirtless morrison this season. =)

  4. Diane says:

    My gaydar is broken.

  5. Ferguson. says:

    Oh I love him, he’s definitely on my list 😀

  6. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Yeah, he’s waiting for me to show him the way!

  7. Jillian says:

    I intentionally broke my gaydar, it made me miserable.

  8. Hautie says:

    Matthew’s curls are fabulous. And really are a great part of why I find him attractive.

    But that tragic fro Timberlake has… is just creepy. Or maybe he just did not use the right cut. But I never once have found him attractive. Even if he had a bag over his head. haha! 🙂

  9. jinni says:

    Why is it that a guy can be scantily clad and pose suggestively, while purporting to be confused as to why people think they’re hot without anyone rolling their eyes at him, but when female stars does this everyone rolls their eyes and says that they’re lying because someone that really felt that way wouldn’t pose like that?

  10. chris says:

    This is the first time I’ve found him attractive. These are good pics of him.

  11. Vee says:

    I love him! He is my type; kinda shy, dorky, late bloomer, conservative. What a guy and his body is stunning. I wish him much success.

  12. gg says:

    Aw that’s cute, he wasn’t a slut and he’s seriously good looking!

  13. nanster says:

    Great bod – love glee!

  14. hoganbcmj says:

    That’s not really much of a cleft chin. I wouldn’t be bragging about that, it’s barely there. Also, he’s super tiny and his legs are too skinny. But he’s in great shape and he’s cute. Not sexy, though. I would describe him as adorable, but not “hot.”

  15. OtherChris says:

    He’s really beautiful. And really, some of the best sex I’ve ever had, and I had it for a few years, was with a guy who was 25 when he finally lost it. I know! But some guys are late bloomers and shy.

  16. RobN says:

    Ever notice how guys who are rumored to be in the closet manage to work mentions of ex-girlfriends into virtually every answer to every question? He couldn’t just apply to NYU, he has to go out of his way to mention that his girlfriend encouraged him to. So transparent.

  17. Cheyenne says:

    Sweet. He’s the kind you bring home to meet Mom and Dad.

  18. Vi says:

    he seems a bit full of shit to me. pious and insincere. cute though

  19. lambchops says:


  20. Kristin says:

    I didn’t get in a relationship/lose my virginity until I was 2, maybe 3 months away from turning 21. Some of us are just shy hehe.

  21. Alexis says:

    So when is somebody *supposed* to lose their virginity. God, so fucking annoying.

  22. locamochagirl says:

    This is annoying. I love how he’s a “late bloomer” because he lost it at 21. 21 is pretty young in the grand scheme of your life. It’s sends a terrible message to middle and high school students by saying he was “old.” They feel the pressure if they’re susceptible to pressure, which much of the youth is.

  23. eternalcanadian says:

    Now this would have been a better PSA for safer sex or abstinence than Bristol or Michael (previous post on their PSA), a guy like this that admits he didn’t have sex until he was 21.

  24. luls says:

    im sorry but he just screams ,”GAY, GAY, GAY!” to me. I dont believe his act for 1 second!

  25. A_G says:

    Yeah, I lost/gave up my viginity when I was 21. Perhaps I’m biased, but I think it’s a “good” age … you’ve got enough “experience” to be level headed about things, etc…

    One of my friends got a great piece of advice from her Mom – her Mom told her, of course if she wanted anything she could come to her, but — don’t have sex until you’re 18. You know, there’s just TOO MUCH other stuff going on in your life before that age…

  26. Samigirl says:

    I think it’s awesome! Whenever I hear celebs go “Oh, I lost my virginity at 12!” I never think it sounds cool. I think it is terrible. This guy has morals. Makes him even sexier to me 🙂

  27. LolaBella says:

    I’d prefer to hear about someone who lost it at 21 (when they were more apt to be responsible and emotionally ready) than hear about the ‘shag band brigades’ in middle school who’re doing EVERYTHING in their early teens.

    I’ve thrown out my radar; I’m seriously starting to believe that soon everyone will be bisexual.

  28. W.O.M. says:

    Loving the comments from 23, 26 & 27.

  29. latam says:

    he sounds conceited

  30. Gaia says:

    I’m with locamochagirl on this. Totally agree!

  31. gleek says:

    Mr. Schuester can keep me in detention as LONG as he wants! I demand him for HGF this week, Kaise!!!

  32. lucy2 says:

    He looks good in the photos, but doesn’t do much for me otherwise.
    RobN, I noticed the same thing, the article was very heavy on emphasizing that he’s not gay, probably due to all the people (like me) who have said he pinged their gaydar.
    He’s got a great voice and is a great performer on the show, but I’m starting to really hate his character, and not in the love to hate kind of way.

  33. theresa says:

    Closeted gay Mormon who is “too busy” to be in a relationship. Boring, lying and not hot.

  34. Kat says:

    Dad was a midwife? neat.

  35. docalion says:

    Love you Matthew Morrison!!! Keep it up!!