CBB's Austin: 'I don't want to be known as Marc Jacobs' ex'

Published Friday, Aug 28 2015, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Celebrity Big Brother's Austin Armacost has said he doesn't want to be known as Marc Jacobs' ex-boyfriend.

The reality star and model was in a relationship with fashion designer Marc many years ago, but now he's married and splits his time between the UK and US.

Austin Armacost
Celebrity Big Brother launch show, 27 August 2015

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Ahead of last night's launch show, the A-List: New York star said: "I don't want to be known as Marc Jacobs' ex-boyfriend. I want to be known as someone who stands on their own independently from that.

"Obviously it comes up because he is one of the world's most famous fashion designers. I was 21 years old, and I drank too much I said some stupid things but it gave me this public profile that I was able to do some really good things with and I am very proud of what I have done since then."

Austin seemed a bit surprised that he was booed by the crowd heading into the house, saying he thought they'd be on his side as he is married to a Brit and lives up north. He promised that he'll show everyone in the house that he loves Britain and he'll try to win them over.

CBB airs nightly on Channel 5

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