On the ABC comedy Suburgatory, Rex Lee’s character of Mr. Wolfe suffered a romantic setback when his boyfriend, Chef Alan, cheated on him.
Off screen, the openly gay actor who found fame playing Jeremy Piven’s long-suffering assistant Lloyd on Entourage, has had similar bad luck in the romance department.
‘I’m still single, but I’m a little more hopeful than I used to be,’ he says in the current issue of The Advocate.
But being single doesn’t mean he’s staying home every night.
Lee says: ‘I’m just going to be very honest about this. Even though I’m not really dating anyone and I haven’t found love, looking back on the last eight years of my life, I can say some of the sex that I’ve had that didn’t lead to love, in hindsight, I can say, "Wow, that person was really attracted to me because I’m on television." And that’s a really weird piece of information to have after the fact.’
It’s led to a little bit of self-examination.
‘It makes me wonder, Oh, if I had known this ahead of time, would I still have gone ahead and had that sexual encounter?’ Lee says. ‘And the truth of the matter is, sometimes the answer is yes. I would have gone ahead.’
After all, he is a single guy living in LA with a certain level of fame.
‘Sometimes I just want companionship of some kind,’ he admits. ‘And sometimes sex will do. It does nicely. I have to accept that it’s part of my life and behave accordingly.’