Colby Jansen is definitely your ideal guy if you enjoy the furrier types of men that are out there (who have some fantastic muscle to go along with). He is one of the few men to really have an elongated & celebrated career in the adult industry as of recent, as he's been one of the bigger stars to conquer it in the 2010 decade.
This is a man who simply oozes sex appeal… I mean, just look at the photo above. You would really need to get your eyes checked if you for one second didn't find this guy at least remotely attractive. What's better than that is that he's also become quite the star rugby player outside of the adult industry, so let's add on that sports fantasy to the list of things that already make him sexy (I'm pretty sure I've seen one of those types of scenes he's done in the past).
Colby has experienced quite a lot of change over the last year or so. He went through a divorce from Gia Darling, started his own adult website called Colby's Crew and has experienced quite a lot of success (alongside many others in the industry) with his OnlyFans page. He also got thousands of his followers excited when news got out that he and another "uber" daddy Rocco Steele filmed a scene together (that scene comes out today. Yum).
He was nice enough to sit down with me and discuss where he is now, including life after divorce, that Rocco scene, why he's moving on from Colby's Crew and what's next for this talented stud. Take a look.
You have been not only able to enjoy longevity in the gay porn industry, but have also won several awards in doing so. What do you attribute your amazing success to?
Well I was flattered to win a GayVN for Favorite Bear. That was very cool and unexpected. I always feel like I get nominated but someone else walks away with the hardware, deservingly so as well – so I was really pleased with that. And as far as longevity, I guess it’s that I just work hard, always try to deliver a good performance, but more than anything I just really enjoy what I do. As long as guys still wanna watch me do my thing, I’m gonna keep going!
Alongside several other porn stars in the industry, you started your own website which offers exclusive content of you and several other performers, Colby's Crew. Why are you deciding to end that site when it has picked up quite a lot of steam since it started?
Well Colby’s Crew was a lot of fun while it lasted, unfortunately we had a fair amount of overhead which kind of dug is a financial hole to work out of. Hindsight is always 20/20, I feel like I could’ve done a few things different to make it more successful – mainly, I should’ve listened to myself and not allowed other people to control the direction. But when you’re paying someone a great salary because they’re supposedly a proven industry leader, you tend to trust them- until it’s too late.
Your OnlyFans account has become one of the more popular out there. What do you like about doing it compared to Colby's Crew and anything else you have done in your career?
So, taking the lessons I’ve learned from my experience with Colby’s Crew, I’m making my own content with my OnlyFans page – it’s mainly amateur, so basically I have very low overhead- but I also have the freedom to do what I want. It’s got a low price point and while it’s not as easy to navigate as an independent website, it still has quality content that you can get off to. And in my opinion, it’s more real than what you see in produced porn. I will still make the more standard porn scenes for it, but I like doing what feels more organic and I try to post a lot of content as well- I think guys like that.
I see that you did a scene with fellow porn "daddy" Rocco Steele. How did you two come together and what was the experience like?
Rocco and I never really met- we’ve seen each other at events for like a second – 'hey that’s you' in passing kinda thing, but never had a chance to really talk. But we had been talking privately over text about trying to set something up. Then we happened to both be in the same place at the same time and we decided to make it happen. He’s a great guy- and super sexy. We had great chemistry and it was hot as fuck. Thankfully he took his time with me and it was awesome.
Many fans don't know that you got divorced last year from your ex-wife Gia Darling. What caused the relationship to end and are you two still amicable to this day?
Gia and I had some differences that arose over years of being together. This isn’t an easy business to have healthy relationships. I travel a lot and had been pretty promiscuous. It wasn’t fair to her and we both still love each other so we decided to break up and still preserve our friendship. We’re still close and will always love each other. She’s seeing someone now and I’m happily polyamorously “single”. I have some people I date but I’m just having fun.
Now that you are single, are you dating? And if so, do you have a type?
So I just kinda covered that- and no I don’t really have a type other than I like outgoing funny people who are confident and smile a lot. I like high energy and great conversations – people who have opinions- either similar or different, but can defend them well.
You also have a pretty big rugby career outside of porn. Is the passion you have for the sport equal or greater than the one you have for porn, and which would you ultimately choose?
Actually, now that I’m older the rugby has slowed down for me. I’ve won championships and lots of individual honors, and I still love playing but my desire to work that hard – the desire and drive to be the best week in and week out for my teammates has waned over the last two years. That said, I feel it’s my last shot to play on a high level, I’m actually 39 right now and I’m looking for my last hurrah right in the face. So, yeah that drive in porn and in rugby to be the best is still there. If I’m gonna commit to doing something, I’m gonna do it the best I can, and I always want my best to be better than anyone else’s.
What does the future hold for the brand and persona of Colby Jansen, and is it one you are excited about?
Well, it’s time to branch out and do a few different things. I am working on coming out with a podcast by the end of the summer and I’m also in talks to start an underwear line- just things I think are cool and there’s a definite need/niche for. 2018 is kicking ass so far but there's much more to do.