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I love my dad. There is no doubt about that. He is a wonderful man and a good person. Like many father/son relationships, we have our struggles, our misunderstandings, and our miscommunications. We are very different people, but also very similar at the same time. My dad is outdoorsy, a very skilled carpenter (he built two of the houses I grew up in and the one he currently lives in), and has a great sense of humor. I do not want to get into too many details, because I think everything is really talked about within the episode.
When my dad canceled his trip to visit me in LA, I was really upset because I knew we needed to talk in person about the things that were going on with us and I wanted to get them cleared up so we could move past them. If you are going through something with one of your parents, you know that there is this feeling inside you constantly that something is wrong. Even if you want to pretend that it doesn’t matter to you or you don’t care, the truth of the matter is that you do, because they are your parents and you love them. It’s not a good feeling, so I thought this would be our opportunity to clear the air. Unfortunately that did not happen.
Not being male, or gay, yet with a father who is with a "new-ish" woman (not my mom), I get where Brad is coming from. Only your own father should tell you "what is up" with your private, long-standing relationship. Any significant other coming between a parent and a child is doing a huge amount of damage, is ignorant, and selfish. No relationship supersedes the relationship between a parent and their child. Brad deserves the moment where his father realizes this.
Don't give up Brad! I was in a distant and at times strained relationship with my own father for many years. I tried to break through many times, but never felt that connection I always longed for. I think fathers with gay sons have an extra hard time. I finally gave up on it and just let things be the way they were. In the year before his death he had a complete turn around... he had been diagnosed with cancer and suddenly he reached out to me in a way he never had. When he passed I think he left this world without any regrets and have left me with no regrets also. I thank my father every day for that...
So keep hanging in there... people do change and everything is possible when it comes to love.
I love you Brad! Congrats on all your success! Your show is my favorite and I am a Bravo freak! Also, good for you for being so classy on the Rachel Zoe subject. She should be happy for you!
On another note - my husband will DVR your show if he can't watch it. I think it’s so hilarious since he is the straightest straight guy you could ever come across. You’re doing something right!!!
Love the show, Brad! I was very impressed with your and Gary's argument over having the party at your home. Although it started to get a bit p*ssy (Gary) watching you both stay connected through it until you were smiling was a great reminder of how to be respectful of each other during hard conversations. I wish you wonderful successes!
Love the dynamic you both have together...it is very loving and entertaining. More of you together please. p.s. Love your dogs :)
Congratulations on all of your recent success! You're great, I'm a fan. The red coat episode is really funny. I wish you well with your dad and best of luck with your business ventures--Milan Milan ! FYI--You and boyfriend are so cute together.
Sorry, can't support a person who has no ethics when it comes to friends. Rachel did so much for you and you did not have the balls to tell her the truth when you left her employment. Also, let us face facts, you do not have the style ability that Rachel has, nor her honesty.
Love your show. Looking forward to watching it each week. However, next time please do something with your best friend's hair. It looked unwashed, although surely it wasn't. A good friend tells a friend when something is awry and looks so bad, especially when they are going to be on camera.
Brad, you are such a real person. Wish you and Rachel could get together and work in this fashion world. You can do the guys and she can do the ladies.
BTW, why did you leave Rachel? Because she was consumed with the new baby and you thought her business would fold or what?