Mark Ronson identifies as sapiosexual, meaning he is attracted to intelligence.
The 44-year-old record producer revealed his identity on Thursday morning during “Good Morning Britain” while the show debated the mocking of French minister Marlene Schiappa after she called herself a sapiosexual.
Host Kate Garraway addressed the debate during her interview with Ronson: “Now, we know you are single, and Mark has got very involved in our debate backstage.”
Ronson replied, “Yeah, I didn’t know that there was a word for it. We were all arguing backstage in the dressing room with a couple of your producers. And yes, I feel like I am identifying as sapiosexual.”
Co-host Ben Shephard chimed in: “So you are coming out as sapiosexual. Out and proud on ‘Good Morning Britain’.”
Ronson apologized for identifying as sapiosexual in a follow-up with Rolling Stone: “I do not consider myself part of any marginalized community and I apologize if anybody misunderstood or took offence to it.”
Ronson said he was asked about sapiosexuality. “What is it?” he asked. They allegedly explained it as: “Well, when you’re attracted to intelligence.” And he said, “That sounds great. Of course, who wouldn’t be?”
“It sounds like I went on a TV show to be like, ‘Guys, I have some big news!’ And the fact that I would go on and sort of declare myself — like as a heterosexual white male — part of any marginalized community was terrifying to me, or just embarrassing,” he concluded.
“And they were like basically like, ‘OK, Mark Ronson identifies himself as sapiosexual, that’s great,’” he continued. “And then they proceeded to ask me about Miley Cyrus’ dating life and something else I probably wasn’t that informed to talk about, either, and then that was it.”
The musician’s latest album Late Night Feelings, released in June 2019, is about heartbreak and features collaborations with Miley Cyrus and Camila Cabello.
Ronson’s split from his ex-wife Joséphine de La Baume in 2018 inspired some of the songs on the record. The songwriter commented on the divorce: “It’s been a while so I’m doing all right.”
“There’s a lot of other people involved on this record. Maybe not everyone was going through a breakup but we all know that feeling.”
Ronson also discussed his divorce in an interview with Event magazine.
“I was all over the place emotionally and that’s where I can just bury myself in work. Every now and again I’d have moments of clarity. I’d read a self-help book or go to therapy, but then literally on January 1 in 2018 it was like I just woke up.”
“I started to think about the way all my relationships would break down and the one common denominator is me,” he explained, “I don’t lay blame on my ex-wife. Things are good between us. The problem has always been me. I’ve always been unable to express emotions until it’s too late.”
In 2003-2004 Ronson was engaged to “The Office” actress Rashida Jones and recently dated Rebecca Schwartz, a crew member on “Saturday Night Live”.