Mark Ronson just came out as sapiosexual

Mark Ronson has came out as sapiosexual. (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for The LEGO Group)

In news nobody saw coming today, Mark Ronson has come out as sapiosexual, which describes being attracted to intelligence in a person above all else.

The chart-topping record producer behind hits such as ‘Uptown Funk’ revealed his sexual identity on today’s Good Morning Britain.

Hosts Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway congratulated the disc jockey for being “out and proud”.

“Out and proud on Good Morning Britain.”

The UK morning talkshow held a debate on sapiosexuality after French equality minister Marlene Schiappa was mocked for coming out as a sapiosexual last month.

The 44-year-old, freshly single Ronson was, according to Garraway, “very involved in our debate backstage”.

Ronson said: “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.

Mark Ronson on Good Morning Britain. (Screen capture via ITV)

Mark Ronson on Good Morning Britain. (Screen capture via ITV)

Shepard replied: “So, you are coming out as sapiosexual.

“Out and proud on Good Morning Britain.”

Ronson recently split from his wife Joséphine de La Baume in 2018.

When asked how he was doing following the divorce, Ronson said “it’s been a while so I’m doing alright”.

What is sapiosexuality?

It’s not about what’s in their pants, it’s about what’s going on in their brain.

The term ‘sapiosexual‘ is relatively new. A LiveJournal user named Wolfieboy claims to have invented the word in 1998.

It derives from the Latin word ‘sapio’, which means ‘I discern’ or ‘understand’.

“I don’t care too much about the plumbing,” he wrote in a post on LiveJournal in 2002.

“I want an incisive, inquisitive, insightful, irreverent mind. I want someone for whom philosophical discussion is foreplay.”