24 Celebs Who Are On The Asexual/Aromantic Spectrum

According to The Trevor Project, people who identify as asexual "may have little interest in having sex, even though they desire emotionally intimate relationships." There are many identities along the asexual spectrum, including demisexual and Grey-A. Likewise, aromantic people "do not experience romantic attraction," and there are many identities along the aromantic spectrum.

Here are 24 celebrities who are on the aro/ace spectrum:

1.In 2018, Michaela Cole told Culture Trip, "I googled aromanticism, and I very much felt like, 'Oh, that's me.' Which means if you tell me to dress up nicely because we're going to go to a dinner with candles, it's not going to mean a lot to me. It's a waste of money, and I have ingredients at home. Things like weddings and the expense of these things – I would rather settle for the rest of my life with a person."

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2.In 2022, Heartstopper author Alice Oseman, who's asexual and aromantic, told the Guardian that her novel Loveless, which features an aro/ace protagonist, is "not an autobiographical book, but it does draw on a lot of experiences."

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3.In 2020, Twitch streamer/YouTuber Karl Jacobs tweeted, "Wanna clear something up!!! On Trainwreckstv Scuffed podcast the other day, I said I felt I am [close] to being asexual. Wanted to explain that when I say that, I mean like on the spectrum, I am close to it, but not 100% there."

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4.In 2019, Cavetown tweeted, "They stand for asexual/aromantic! People who don't experience those attractions at all or very often. For me it's very rare, and I often struggle to relate to people who feel attraction, so I feel comfortable in defining myself as on the ace/aro spectrums."

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5.In 2018, Younger actor Nico Tortorella, who's demisexual and polyamorous, told Pedestrian TV, "It takes a lot for me to fall in love with somebody and have sex with somebody. Like I need to be completely emotionally attached – and that can take a little bit."

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6.In 2020, NCIS actor Pauley Perrette tweeted, "Aces, it is actually me."

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7.In a 2024 TikTok, Legacies actor Piper Curda said, "The big 'aha' moment for me was when I went through a really horrific breakup a few years back, and I was single for the first time in my adult life, like since I was 18. So I was alone for the first time in my adult life, and I had a lot of things to figure out – a lot of things to think about. And up to that point, I also hadn't really come to terms with my attraction to females. It was a very simultaneous 'coming to Jesus' moment — that's a funny way to put it — of realizing that I was both asexual and biromantic."

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8.Model/activist Yasmin Benoit, who's asexual and aromantic, came out in a 2017 YouTube video titled "Things Asexual Girls DON'T Want to Hear." Two years later, she told HuffPost, "I believe in being the change you want to see. I started modeling with the goal of providing representation for alternative Black women and showing that you don't need to be a white to be alternative. At the same time, I was consciously aware of the lack of representation for asexual people – especially asexual people of color. And I was doing nothing about it, even though the lack of visibility for asexual people led to my own alienation and the alienation of many others like myself."

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9.In his 2010 book Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work, Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn wrote, "For many years, I described myself as asexual, and that's probably still closest to the truth."

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10.In 2022, Star Trek: Discovery actor Mary Chieffo told Geek Girl Authority, "If we're getting into the weeds, I'd say I'm panromantic demisexual and proudly in a lesbian relationship."

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11.In a 2022 YouTube video, Jaiden Dittfach — the content creator and animator known as Jaiden Animations — said, "I've come to realize that I'm aro/ace, which stands for aromantic/asexual."

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12.In a 2019 YouTube video, content creator Evan Edinger (who first spoke about his demisexuality in a 2015 video) said, "Over the last year or two, I have fully come to realize, despite everything going on wishy-washy in my brain, I have realized this is who I am. I am demisexual. I have come to accept that. Nothing is going to fix me because I am not broken. I'm just a little different."

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13.In 2021, model/actor/designer Isis King told Metro Weekly, "Well, at first, I was like, 'Am I an alien? What is going on?' All my friends are just hooking up or meeting people. Being younger, first starting my transition, I would put myself out there, and maybe not in the best ways, trying to get approval of who I was with someone. So, I learned that just hooking up wasn't for me. I wouldn't have those urges to just hook up or to really have sex with anyone. Then, I learned a few years ago about being demisexual. You need a strong emotional connection to somebody to want to be intimate with them. That's when I just read up about it, and learned about people like that. I was like, 'Oh, it's a thing!'"

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14.In a 2020 YouTube video, Twitch streamer/content creator Sweet Anita said, "I didn't know I was a demisexual until quite late in my life. My early 20s was when I found out, and before then, it was kind of a bumpy ride discovering who I was and discovering what on earth was up with me because, in the beginning of my life, I did not feel conventional attraction to anybody at all."

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15.In 2015, Speedy Ortiz singer/guitarist Sadie Dupuis told Rookie Mag, "I started identifying as bisexual when I was 14, at Buck’s Rock. At home, I tried to start a GSA [Gay-Straight Alliance] at my public school and got called into the principal’s office for a talking-to about why that was inappropriate. It was nuts. Once I got a little older, and had a clearer understanding of the vocabulary and discourse surrounding sexuality, I started identifying as panromantic and demisexual."

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16.On a 2022 episode of her podcast Quem Pode, Pod, actor/model/presenter Giovanna Ewbank said that she's demisexual.

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17.Appearing on the podcast Dyking Out in 2019, comedian/actor Janeane Garofalo said, "The reason I say I'm asexual is my libido has always been incredibly low. I never have been particularly driven by sex…I could take it or leave it."

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18.In a 2009 interview with Jenny Stewart, Kim Deal (the original Pixies bassist/vocalist and The Breeders rhythm guitarist/vocalist) was asked if she had "a gay bone in [her] body." She answered, "You know what? I'm just so…asexual, I wish I had a gay bone."

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19.During a 2015 concert, singer Ana Gabriel reportedly said that she's asexual "como los ángeles" ["like the angels"].

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20.In 2022, singer/actor Markki Stroem told PUSH, "I have done many roles for the LGBTQIA++ community. I am an actor and identify as demisexual. Meaning I'm halfway between being sexual and asexual. I still feel love and have emotional attachments, but I have lost interest in mindless sex."

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21.On a 2022 episode of the podcast Quem Pode, Pod, singer/dancer IZA said she's demisexual.

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22.In 2020, DC comics artist Gabriel Picolo tweeted, "Asexual, not broken."

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23.During a 2023 appearance on the podcast Desculpa Alguma Coisa, model/TV host Luciana Gimenez said she identifies as demisexual.

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She said that, after hearing someone else on a program say they were demisexual, she said, "Gente, essa sou eu [Guys, this is me]."

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24.And finally, in 2019, Neighbours actor Mavournee Hazel told Sportsgirl, "I went to an all-girls school; everyone was obsessed with boys and dating. I felt like a part of my brain was missing, and it still feels like that. I identify as demisexual, which means you don't see people in a sexual way, and it's close to being asexual."

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"The one time I think I was in love it was after two years because I knew the person so well, like my best friend. My definition of love is very different of other people's," she said.

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