David Spade has a long-held reputation as a ladies' man, but the "Saturday Night Live" alum reveals in a New York Times profile that he privately put those days behind him years ago.
Spade, who hosts Comedy Central's new late-night show "Lights Out with David Spade," was asked if he "could ever envision himself settling down." While declining to go into detail, Spade indicated that there's someone in his life with whom he'd like to do so.
"It's very hard for me, for various reasons, which we won't get into," Spade, 55, replied. "Too much data, too many gigabytes. But I have been trying to do that. I've known someone for a long time. I've been trying to make something work."
PHOTOS: David Spade and his daughter, Harper
The comic noted that he continues to joke about his Don Juan persona onstage because "it's so ingrained I can't turn it around now": "If I say, 'Yeah, I'm seeing someone and it's going well,' they just go, 'Ugh,'" he said. "I don't think that's what they want to hear."
Spade, who has a major social media presence with more than a million Instagram followers, occasionally shares glimpses of his family life with 10-year-old daughter Harper. Her mother is former Playboy model Jillian Grace.
"Harp and I out on the town," he captioned a May 2019 snap of the dad-daughter duo.
During the NYT interview, he also reflected on some of the losses he's suffered through the years. He lost his friend and frequent opening act, comedian Brody Stevens, to suicide in February 2019. His sister-in-law, designer Kate Spade, and his stepfather also died by suicide, and he famously struggled to cope with the 1997 death of his best friend, "SNL" comic Chris Farley.
Longtime friend and fellow "SNL" alum Norm Macdonald said of Spade's comedy, "You never see [his grief], and I think that's good."