Producer extraordinaire, ever-coiffed wearer of snazzy suits, and all-around perfect man, Mark Ronson has revealed he identifies as sapiosexual, reports The Sun — which means he's first and foremost attracted to intelligence.
The singer shared the news when he stopped by Good Morning, Britain to chat about his great new album, Late Night Feelings. The topic of sexuality came up because of an interview that happened on the program earlier that morning.
Writer Nichi Hodgson came on the program to defend French equality minister Marlene Schiappa, who was recently mocked when she revealed she identifies as sapiosexual. She defined it: "The definition means intelligence first then attraction," she said. "I date men and women and identify as bisexual, and I realized the thing that linked all people that I have dated has been their brains."
She added: "We know a certain percentage of the population is sapiosexual. It's always existed, we just didn't have a word for it."
Ronson apparently heard the segment backstage and started chatting with producers about it, saying the identifier also fits for him. The hosts then brought it up during the interview.
"Now we know you are single, Mark has got very involved in our sapiosexual debate this morning," said host Kate Harraway, before asking Ronson to confirm that he's "identifying as a man who likes intellect?"
"I didn't know that there was a word for it. But yeah, I was really enjoying that segment, where we were all arguing back in the dressing room with a couple of your producers. Yeah, I feel like I identify as sapiosexual."
Cohost Ben Shephard congratulated Ronson: "So you are coming out as sapiosexual. Out and proud on Good Morning Britain."
Does the announcement mean Ronson isn't straight? Well, the producer has only ever dated women. Despite claiming that intelligence is the primary quality he's attracted to, he's also only publicly dated extremely conventionally beautiful women.
Ronson recently got divorced from French actress and model Joséphine de La Baume in 2017 after six years of marriage. Before de La Baume, Ronson was engaged to Rashida Jones, and dated musician Tennessee Thomas and models Daisy Lowe and Frankie Raydar. Since his divorce, he also dated SNL talent executive Rebecca Schwartz and singer Samantha Urbani.
I assume they're all very smart, but you do the math.
Watch the interview here. Read an explainer on sapiosexuality here.