Ian McKellen's boyfriend dodges straight rumors

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com May 15 2002 12:00 AM ET

A showbiz mole tells the New York Post's Page Six that Nick Cuthell, the 22-year-old model who was Sir Ian McKellen's date at this year's Academy Awards, is really a woman-chaser who's dating McKellen "for the lifestyle." A spokesperson denies the report, saying, "Nick is in a loving, committed relationship with Ian." Regarding reports that Cuthell has a girlfriend in his native New Zealand, the spokesperson responded, "Women are always throwing themselves at him. Maybe he said that to resist the attention."