Brad Goreski

Brad explains why he wanted to reveal his past struggles in his book.

on Jan 16, 2012

My mom has really been through a lot with me, so I wanted to make Mother's Day really special for her. I always used to style my mom (without really knowing what styling was) when I was a kid, so to be able to take her shopping and give her a new look was fun. I wanted to her to feel great for the big day -- the meeting of the families. I still do think it is weird that after ten years our families had not met, but it was well worth the wait. I am very close with Gary's family. They have welcomed me into their family with open arms. I feel as if I am their adopted son. I do not take this for granted, because I know that there are a lot of gay and lesbian couples whose families are not as accepting of them, so for me, this is something to be celebrated.

Felicia is an amazing cook! All of her dishes are flawless and are favorites across her entire family. You must, must, must tell the cook, especially if they are Italian, that the dinner was delicious. When I saw that dinner had passed and my mom and sister had not said anything, I thought we might be heading for trouble, so I wanted to give her a heads up. I am glad I did, because it ended up being an extra push for my mom to engage with Felicia. My mom is shy and quiet, so I thought I would help her with that. The day was a huge success and my mom and Felicia talk all the time now. It’s what I had always hoped for!