Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus’ baby girl has been born, and the couple is excited to share the news. Berkus took to his Facebook page to announce the arrival of Poppy Brent-Berkus, and fans are going wild. What’s the scoop?
Nate Berkus’ baby, Poppy, was born via a surrogate on March 23. As People notes, Nate and husband, Jeremiah, announced last September that they were expecting their first child. They didn’t reveal much at the time, though they confirmed that a surrogate was carrying the child that they would be welcoming the baby in the spring of 2015.
The couple dated for about eight months before getting engaged. They got married in May, 2014, becoming the first same-sex couple to wed at New York’s historic public library. Guests included Oprah Winfrey, Katie Lee, Rachael Ray, Busy Philipps, and soap star Elizabeth Hendrickson.
Of Poppy’s arrival, Berkus shared the following.
“We are so excited to finally be a family of 3! As anyone with a newborn knows, we have our work cut out for us but couldn’t be happier to be embarking on this life changing journey that is parenthood. Thank you all for your well wishes and support.”
Within just a few hours, Nate’s Facebook post with the announcement was “liked” by nearly 30,000 fans and thousands of people commented with their congratulations. Of course, many fans are dying to see Poppy’s nursery, given the former American Dream Builders star’s interior design style. However, Berkus and Brent held off on putting the room together because of Nate’s Jewish faith.
Berkus previously told People that in accordance with Jewish tradition, they would wait to decorate the baby’s nursery after her arrival. Chances are, however, he’s already got some pretty good ideas about what he’ll do with the room.
Many fans will remember that Berkus had a couple of serious relationships prior to his engagement to Brent, including one with photographer Fernando Bengoechea. Nate and Fernando had been vacationing in Sri Lanka when the 2004 tsunami hit and Bengoechea died in the storm. Berkus also dated shoe designer Brian Atwood for some time before connecting with Brent. Many reality TV fans have been familiar with Brent since his days on The Rachel Zoe Project.
It’s clear from the big announcement that Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus’ baby girl, Poppy Brent-Berkus, is already quite treasured and fans can’t wait to hear more. Congratulations to Nate and Jeremiah on their little addition!
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