Wow. Wow! WOW!
For example, after their tumultuous romance ended in 2012, Nick announced his plans to release a tell-all book about their private lives together, only to nix the idea a few months later because publishing a book would be "mean".
Now Nick's denying a manuscript ever existed, but there's just one little problem with that: the proposal has leaked and it's JUICY!
On what made Nick attractive to men:
"Some gay men love the idea of seducing a straight guy, and that, I would come to discover was a big part of my appeal."
On if Calvin Klein was a recognizable name to him before the two met:
"For my part, I really had no idea who [Klein] was. Although I guess I didn’t realize it at the time, I grew up pretty poor. I wasn’t wearing designer labels unless they could be found on the racks of Wal-Mart and even then I was hardly paying attention to the name inside my underwear."
On the very first night he met Klein:
"Not to sound arrogant, but I really think Calvin first started to fall in love with me that night."
On being introduced to Klein’s friends:
"I later found out that this was a big deal for Calvin. He had never introduced a guy to any of his friends before. Right from the very start Calvin was treating me as if I were his boyfriend. He was happy to show me off in public and I felt like a boyfriend too. It was a new feeling for me! I knew my life was about to change forever."
On the way Calvin Klein tried to transform Nick into a younger version of himself:
"In a scene straight out of Pygmalion, Calvin goes to work transforming his love interest. Nick gets new clothes, a new hairstyle and teeth. There were meetings with a steroid doctor to help him keep his lean and pumped look. His skin was resurfaced and he even gets speech therapy to upgrade his speaking style."
On Klein’s visit to Nick at rehab:
"I really thought he was there because he cared about me and wanted to help me. But then he checked me out of the center essentially for a booty call, and I thought that was all he really cared about."
Nick’s later lover, entrepreneur John Luciano, on the relationship between Nick and Calvin:
"Nick has more of Calvin’s secrets than the NSA. Calvin took back everything he ever gave him, and Nick was pissed. The refreshing part of Nick is that he was very open about who he was and not ashamed. To me that was one of the best parts of Nick. I don’t know who is advising him. They are trying to turn a cook at Applebee’s into a top chef at Per Se."
See what we mean when we say it keeps getting more complicated!?
After the proposal was leaked, Nick's PR rep Matt Rich says his client had nothing to do with it, adding:
"A previous advisor, whom [Gruber] no longer speaks with, wrote up a proposal without [Gruber’s] permission or consent and circulated it. Those weren’t his words."
Regardless of whose words they are, we still hope the book comes out someday because based on the tiny amount of what we've read, it would be a real page-turner!
[Image via WENN.]