It’s The Sword’s devastating duty to report that Derrek Diamond has left the adult industry and is no longer a exclusive. While his departure isn’t being called a “retirement,” it’s best to prepare for the worst and assume he’s never coming back. Hold me.
DD’s contract with Raging Stallion started last January and ended prematurely in April, when my #1 porn crush of all time forever in history asked studio head Chris Ward to be let go. Ward confirmed to The Sword today that “Derrek wanted to take some time off from porn, so Raging Stallion let him out of his contract.”
Rumors had been going around after DD canceled shoots and live appearances, and when I reached out to him–both during my time at Unzipped and more recently upon joining The Sword–he was always in good spirits and gave the impression that nothing had changed. Today, however, he was ready to acknowledge what I’ve been fearing for months.
Derrek Diamond tells The Sword:
Yeah, I’m taking a break for a while, and I’m not sure about coming back. My boyfriend and I want to get married, have a ceremony, and make it official. I know for sure I’m not doing porn after we get married cause I think that just changes things. Call me old fashioned, but after marriage I’m a one-man man. I’ve also been offered a great job, which could be a change into a whole new career. I’m really excited to see how it all unfolds.
Honestly, me and my boyfriend’s lives are just evolving, and we wanna get back to other things for a while…the things that got a little lost during the “pornado” that was the last three years. It’s hard to say what’s in the future, I just need to focus on what I want and plan more; I feel like I’ve been enjoying the ride and not thinking things through. There’s a lot more I could say, but hopefully you and everyone gets the gist. I love my fans and the experiences I’ve had!
Pardon me while I go kill myself.
Just kidding. Nothing makes me happier than DD being happy, and if leaving porn is what he needs, good. I’m ready to let him go. After all, if you love something, set it free! Goodbye DD!
(Seriously though, I’m going to go kill myself.)
Here’s Derrek Diamond’s last (and best, in my opinion) photo shoot, for , followed by one of his last scenes (which was just nominated for a Best Duo GayVN yesterday) in .