Nate Berkus is on his way to becoming a married man. Berkus’ rep confirms for Hollywood.com that the 41-year-old reality television star — who found fame when his friend and fan Oprah Winfrey introduced him to the world — became engaged to his boyfriend of nearly a year, fellow designer Jeremiah Brent on Monday.
Brent shared the joyous news with his Twitter followers when he posted a photo of the “life changing” proposal that took place at Machu Picchu with loved ones by their side.
The engagement news comes as a happy ending for Berkus, who endured tragedy in 2004 when his longtime partner Fernando Bengoechea died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami when the two were vacationing in Sri Lanka. Berkus shared the emotional story with Winfrey during an appearance on her show in 2005. Berkus called his survival in the tragedy a “miracle”.
A heartfelt congrats to Berkus and Brent.
Reporting by Lindsey DiMattina.
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