Meet Jimmy Durano And Christian Owen, The Cutest Couple In Porn

Relationshipscan be a tough one for any couple -- in between all the miscommunication and jealousy that occurs -- but what if both you and your husband are in the business of, err, having sex with other men?

Well, contrary to what you might think, it's actually not all that different, as we found out from our conversation with Las Vegas-based, Grabby Award-winning adult actor Jimmy Durano, who is happily married to fellow porn producer/director Christian Owen. A relationship that Durano says started with two kinds of "cake" (wink wink), you can take a peek into their life via our Q&A below, and find about everything from their meet-cute story to their celebratory Valentine's Day plans to how they balance the on-set/at-home dynamic. Take notes!


So tell me a little bit about how you guys first met. Was there a meet-cute moment? Was it love at first sight?

Jimmy Durano: Oh gosh, yes and no, I think. We met few times in different cities, since we work in the same industry, [so] we crossed paths quite few times -- but times when we were on red carpet events and I was seeing someone, or when we where in WeHo, LA for some event and he was dating someone -- so it took few encounters till we were single at the same time. [When it happened] it was my birthday and I was shooting, with Christian directing on set, and while I was doing my thing, he arranged to get me a birthday cake delivered to the set. It was the cutest [thing] he could have done that day. After that we were on Twitter saying that the chocolate cake wasn't his favorite that day, because I was on set and brought my own "cakes". Get it? Then we went out for dinner and things got serious after that.

When did you know he was "the one"?

JD: I think we realized a few weeks later when I was back in San Francisco, and what should have been just a weekend trip was extended do a two week stay. When we started dating I was living in Seattle and Christian was living in SF.

Is there a cute proposal story in the mix?

JD: No, unfortunately there was not. Yet, who knows, [maybe in] the future? We can always do something later on. We were just both in such a good place and having same sex marriage legalized [spurred] us to tie the knot.

Christian Owen: Our wedding was very small in Marin California. We plan on having a larger ceremony in the future with our family and friends and hopefully it will be on a beach.

What are you guys planning on doing for Valentine's Day?

JD: We are really good food lovers, so I am going to take him to one of the many nice restaurants here on the Strip.


Do you guys ever work on projects together? What's that dynamic like? Is it weird to watch your husband get it on with another guy? Or know that he spends all day watching other guys? Or is it a non-issue?

JD: We've worked on many projects together and we work just fine, I think. As long as we understand that it's just work and when we are done we will go home to each other, we have no issues about [other people]. There is a bond between us, and respect and love is important. We know that many people can't understand or separate sex in porn from real life, [but] we know that when the cameras are rolling there's no attraction on set. And when not working together, we still keep that in our minds.

CO: I have grown up in porn and have become the man I am. I know that no love emotions go into the making of a porn scene. It does not bother me at all directing Jimmy. It's a job and at the end of the day he comes home to me. If anything when I direct Jimmy I am really hard on his performance and push him to make the best scene possible. Jimmy is one of the best performers in the business, he is able to perform is some of the hardest settings and positions.

What's a big misconception people have about couples in the porn industry?

JD: Most people, not everybody, thinks that porn is just a "smart way to have sex and make money", but what they don't know is that porn is a multibillion dollar industry, and it's pure work -- just like any other job. It's not brain surgery or rocket science, but who knows if those scientists or doctors are on their computers watching us? There's a [job] for everyone out there, we just happen to do porn. It's fun and I enjoy it. I have a great partner in life and other amazing business partners, so why not have fun, have sex and make money? I have a degree in Industrial and Multimedia Design and am an Art Director, and Christian has a degree in Interior Design, so his background helped him create amazing set and movies, and today he is his own boss for his production company called M.A.N. (Male Adult Network). We know all the misconceptions about porn out there, and we just don't care.

Do you attempt to separate work from home life at all? Or do you find that this is easier said than done? Why?

JD: Yes. All the time. It's important to separate work from home. Nobody in the office or on set wants to hear us arguing about why he or I didn't do something at the house, or forgot to do something on the way home -- it's not professional. And I also don't wanna talk about work when I get home after a long day on set, I just wanna unwind, grab my remote control, have a sit on my cozy sofa, put my legs up, watch whatever is on TV, and not talk or discuss work. But we do talk business, we are always brainstorming and thinking of what to do next. Personally though, I think there's a difference between talking about something that happened and something we can make happen.

What's next for you guys?

CO: Our pride and joy are our dogs Ollie and Sophie. Hopefully one day we will have children...2016 is going to be an amazing year I have some really cool projects I am working on that will be announced this year.

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