Brad Goreski

Brad was so shocked by Gary's surprise that he didn't even cry.

on Feb 27, 20120

At around 9 pm, they began asking everyone to sit down, and I was told to be in a specific spot. I still had no idea what was about to happen. When Gary made his speech and mentioned that I had done an impersonation of Patti Lupone in Les Miserables when we first met, I thought that maybe the surprise was that Patti was going to come out and sing. But when I heard the music to One Day More start, I had no idea what was going on…and you can see that written all over my face. When Lindsay’s father stood up and began singing the Jean Valjean role in the song, I still couldn’t quite figure out what was happening. I was in shock. Then when my friend Trish joined in playing the role of Cosette, I knew that Gary had been up to something on a very grand scale. When Megan Mullally stood up to sing the role of Eponine, I couldn’t believe it. The fact that Megan was singing one of my all time favorite parts from a musical in my backyard on my pool was way too much for me to handle. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any crazier, my mom, who was sitting beside me, jumped up on the stage to play the role of Madame Thenardier. Seeing her up there was unbelievable and she was REALLY good.

And Gary…what can I say about him? For a couple weeks before the party, he kept telling me that he had to have a lot of dental work done and would leave at 7am a couple times a week for appointments. Little did I know that he was driving to Tarzana to take voice lessons so he could play the role of Javert. This is love! The amount of work he put into this, along with Steven Petrarca, our party planner, is still amazing to me. I cannot believe that they pulled this off. You have to remember that not only were the people in the performance sworn to secrecy, but we also had a film crew of over 20 people that never let the secret out. It is a miracle. I cannot tell you how touched I still am by this out pouring of love and everyone’s dedication to putting on this performance. People were crying in the audience. I was not. Not because I wasn’t emotional, but because I was so overwhelmed with joy and excitement and shock. I don’t think I have ever enjoyed something in my life so much. In this day and age of texts, Twitter, and Facebook, we are very rarely surprised by anything anymore -- something always leaks out and gets spoiled. But this remained a surprise until the moment it was happening, and I will never forget experiencing that.

Gary is really out of control. I love him so much. More than words can express. I think over the course of filming this show and having it air, this is the thing that I am most proud of -- that my love for Gary comes through and that it is evident.

54 comments
dell1
dell1

Just watched the surprise anniversary episode and I just want Brad and Gary to know the love in that gathering was coming thru the tv. I felt like I was there and am so happy for the both of you. I hope things get better with your dad Brad, but in any case you (and Gary) are nice people and it shows.There are a lot of people that are proud of you so keep up the good work and continue to be happy!

Heatherangelic
Heatherangelic

I live in East Texas -- a very conservative area filled with anti-gay rhetoric. To some degree, I have to listen to that kind of thing from my friends and family. Your surprise episode gave me an excellent teaching moment with some of them.

I showed the last of the episode to my brother, my boyfriend, my parents. And my simple question to them afterwards was, "Do you still think heterosexuals have a monopoly on love?" It was very, very effective. Thank you so much. A huge fan...Heather

Joy Lowrie
Joy Lowrie

I just watched the episode again last night for the fourth time and every time I cry. I don't know how you did not cry. I loved watching you stamp your feet with excitement as this wonderful surprise unfolded. You were pure joy and in the completely absorbed in the moment. It is wonderful to see you experiencing this. I am so touched by your relationship with Gary and I think it is such a wonderful example of what a loving, healthy relationship looks like. It was a special night and I want to say thanks for sharing it with the viewers. I am just crazy for you and this show. I watch the episodes over and over again and I cannot wait for Season 2. Your show is my new "Sex and the City" show, which is so huge for me. Watching your life unfold in this show fills me with everything; hope, laughter, inspiration. Your book did the same. I loved the creativity of your book. You are in the zone, living your dream! Keep dreaming and sharing it with us!!

HeatherGrace
HeatherGrace

Your finale was one of the sweetest expressions of love I have ever seen! In addition to sharing wonderful 10 years together, it's clear your family and friends have such a beautifully strong loving REAL connection with you two. That's a rare gem these days, especially here in Los Angeles. Treasure each other and your loved ones with all your hearts. Brad and Gary, you are two very rich men indeed...

bess burke
bess burke

Brad and Gary I love your show and am looking forward to next season. Both of you come over the screen as real people in a real life. It's so refreshing. Your assistant is great fun too. Bravo has a hit!!!! Also your birthday party was perfect, just perfect!

babs12645
babs12645

I rarely write on blogs but had to on this one. Your blog says it all. I went to youtube to watch the video of the Les Mis flash mob scene again and again. This was amazing and probably the most touching thing I have seen ON OR OFF screen EVER ! Hope to see you both back again next season !

Maursy
Maursy

Im blogging AGAIN because Im totally OBSESSED with your show....I just want you to know that I just adore you both...and I was thinking, as I watch the other shows on Bravo...that one of the reasons Im so enamoured with your show, is because it doesnt have that toxic evil poison that seems to permeate all the housewives...We the fans watch and then we become invested in you and your lives..then we have to sit and watch as people back stab each other, there is NO loyalty, families and friends IMPLODE and it brings me down!!! and then VOILA along comes Brad and Gary and Lindsay and crew and WOW you like and love each other...you support each other...and I have to say that it had a profound effect on me..I have been singing ONE MORE DAY all week. We dont need all that bad energy. People can be true to one another..people can be loyal and love and support each other, and Im realizing I would far rather WATCH that positivity than anything else. When a reality show finale stays with you like yours did that means something...thank you again..You both deserve all the happiness and success in the world!!! Bless you both for being such amazing individuals...so ANDY take note...less mean toxic drama..bring on the love...when I want to escape the realities of the world I want to go into a BRAD BRAD WORLD...mazel xo

Toscamum
Toscamum

Brad, I've watched you since you were on that, uh, other show, and was delighted when you got your own. It's been a total joy to watch you and Gary and how sweet and hilarious you are with one another. This episode is so wonderful with all the subterfuge and your blind innocence and your surprised face when the singing starts. You didn't cry, but I bet most of your audience did. Please tell Bravo to make this sequence postable so it can be shared, and perhaps bring more Brad fans. Blessings and love to you both!

CarenB
CarenB

Words can't express the way I felt watching your 10th anniversary show... Tears and goosebumps what a combination! I was all furglempt! I recently had my 10th anniversary last August and my other half was not able to take off from his job! On the night of my anniversary I sat at The Cheesecake Factory drinking mojitos toasting myself! Do you know what was more important, a garage sale that he had to organize! Lets not even go there, I am still seething and will never get over it! So I was able to live my anniversary watching yours, what a joy! I absolutely love the both of you! You are adorable together! Brad, I have been watching you since Rachael Zoe, and I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments! You have always been extremely talented and in the past and in the future you'll never have to be in any ones shadow! I was in the men's fashion business for years and even at one time worked at the LA Fashion Mart, what you are doing I did for years! One night I was out partying and I counted eleven (11) guys there that I styled. What a rush! Gary is so amazing in every way! His personality, radiates and his smile is too die for! To be so gifted being a writer speaks for itself. I am so glad that you found each other and in such an adorable way. It was meant to be. I guess you can really say that GREECE is the word! Many more years and happiness and success.

CarenB

IABBWSuperfan
IABBWSuperfan

Brad and Gary, I LOVED watching the both of you and your families!!! You two are hilarious and congrats on all the success!! Can't wait for next season.

PatG
PatG

Hi Brad: I just adore you! Total class act all the way. And what a wonderful season finale---you guys are THE sweetest couple and the flash mob and your touching tribute to Gary were both so moving. Gotta admit it: I was crying....

I was so sad to see that dear Jasper passed. I had commented many times to my husband just how lovingly you and Gary took care of him, carrying him from one room to the next when it grew difficult for him to do so under his own steam. My love to you both on your loss.

Anniedoggie
Anniedoggie

BEST SHOW ON BRAVO!!!!!! I would give up all the Housewives Shows to watch yours. LOVE you and Gary....LOVE y'all together.....LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

RikiB
RikiB

What an uplift your show is in comparison to the shows where the women become bitches and ruin relationshiips in ways they never meant to do. Thank you for shaing your life. I find your show totally thrilling!!! I hope there are more shows!!!

MistyMay
MistyMay

OK, I admit. I bawled my head off during the flash mob, as I watched your face react to each person as they stood up to sing. Your smile was just priceless. I've really enjoyed your show, especially the love and support Gary has shown you as you've developed your career. Not all men would be strong enough within themselves to allow their partners the space and opportunity to fly. Good luck to both of you, and congratulations on your 10 years together.

Maureen H
Maureen H

Loved the whole season, but was blown away by the finale! The flash mob was the most romantic gesture ever! I enjoyed watching you experience it. Bravo had better plan on a season 2 because we fans demand it. Congratulations to you and Gary on your anniversary and all the success you are both having in your lives. Thanks for sharing with us, the viewers, all that goes on.

I am truly sorry for your loss of Jasper, but I know that a dog couldn't have lived a better life than with the two of you, as Penolope would attest!

Yes!
Yes!

Brad,

I think it's unanimous. Anyone who watched the flash-mob musical scene was just as shocked and touched as you. It was amazing, endearing and wonderful. I loved it!

I think you're such a breath of fresh air to watch on television. And so is Gary, he's funny talented and smart, like you. I think you two are a great couple. You two are also very entertaining. You two are not a dull couple by far.

The Les Mis-flash Mob scene is my fav. My other favorite episode was with the scene with your families together at the lasagne dinner in New York. That was sooo funny! And in that episode when you and Gary were having pizza was too cute and so funny!

You and Gary are my favorite couple on Bravo! I wish you both great success, good health and much happiness that you both deserve.

So very sorry about Jasper. That brought tears to my eyes at the end of the finale. *Hugs*

Dogluvr26
Dogluvr26

Brad, I saw a commercial for your series about a week before it premiered & decided to watch, thinking it might be somewhat entertaining. I was completely wrong--it is TOTALLY entertaining! I may be the only person in the world who doesn't really know who Rachel Zoe is (which makes me sound really old & out-of-touch, but I'm only a few years younger than you are...so, I guess I'm just out-of-touch and not old), but what I do know is that I'm glad you're doing your own thing & sharing it all with the rest of the world. As someone who also has started their own business, I particularly appreciate the very real moments you allow to be shown in which you express your stresses & frustrations. All too often people seem to think it's a walk in the park to be a business owner & that the income just freely flows, when reality is quite the opposite. It's nice to see true reality portrayed!

You and Gary remind me so much of me & my partner in many ways (though I don't think I could pull off the bow tie look...) and it has been a joy to watch you both, as I can so easily relate to you & your interactions with one another. There are only three reality shows I've ever liked, yours being one of them, and I do hope it comes back for a second season!

ecd
ecd

I'm so depressed. No more episodes for awhile. I have loved the show, loved you and Gary and the joy, support and love you share. Thank you for opening yourselves to us. You deserve all that you get. You've worked hard and I can't wait until next season. My condolences on the loss of Jasper. I know he was an important part of your lives and he is greatly missed.

ChicagoFan
ChicagoFan

Brad & Gary,

Thank you for a fabulous season. My family & I fell in adoration with Brad while on that other show, and we soon dubbed it "Brad TV" instead of it's other name because you were the reason why we watched! I find that show without you toxic and we all saw the preverbal writing on the wall for you to leave that employment and be in a positive, work environment.

We are so proud of you, so very happy that things are continuing to improve for your career, and the love story between the two of you is endearing. It's so evident in everything you do that you are in love, so refreshing to see.

Gary did a bang up job with your gift, but honestly, we kinda thought maybe there was going to be an engagement or something! Still, we weren't disappointed. We've re-watched the DVR several times, and even showed some of our neighbors.

So sorry for the loss of your Beloved Jasper. He is always with you in spirit, and how blessed was he to have such devoted owners to share his life with.

I sincerely hope there is a season 2. You handled the Zoe experience and backlash with grace, and I find I have even more respect for you. There is a bit too much ego in that other camp, and it was evident with all the drama that goes back to Taylor in season 1.

Continue to stay true to who you are. You are adored by many.

PS. Gary is the wittiest person on Twitter.

Denise
Denise

Brad - we just saw Les Mis in Raleigh, NC this past Thursday - so it is so fresh in my mind - What a FANTASTIC surprise from Gary to you on your Anniversary!! My husband and I are Les Mis lovers too - saw it in NY and London too - you have got to go see it on Broadway if you haven't - your Mom - wow!!! She should audition!! All your friends came out for you - what a great friend and family group you and Gary have - never take it for granted!! Can't wait to see you next season - I've been watching you since the very Rachel Zoe beginning!!

DinaL
DinaL

PERFECT!!! That was the most amazing thing EVER!!! Kudos to Gary! I found myself watching with a big jaw dropping grin, my eyes wide open and goosebumps the entire time! I think that was one of the best things I've ever seen...really. Loved the 16 candles reference at the end. Congratulations on all of the wonderful things happening in your life, you deserve every bit of it. You are an inspiration and a class act! XO

Maursy
Maursy

Brad Brad brad..what can I say??? I have watched the Les Mis scene now about 15 times..Im permanently saving it on my DVR..the greatest ever. I cried my eyes out. I am so thrilled for you for your life for your work for EVERYTHING. You two are an amazing couple and the love you share is beautiful to behold....What a wonderful role model you are, that you both are. Know this, there are kids all over the world who are sitting home, in shame, with big dreams...and you are giving them hope and hopefully making them realize that they are OK and that there is another life out there for them. I am a 45 yr old single Mom (straight)..I am so proud to share your show with my kids. You teach them so much. I cannot believe what a delightful TREASURE your show has been..Bravo to Bravo...yet again. I just adore you both and Im sending you both tons and tons of love peace and happiness!! xo

caligirl24
caligirl24

Loved the whole season--LOVED the finale! I have learned so much more about what it means to be a stylist (in the very best sense) than I ever learned from watching that "other " stylist show. You are incredibly talented! I wish you great success in your career and with your life partner, Gary.

Zee Vee
Zee Vee

I've enjoyed watching your show and hope it's back for a second season. You and Gary are my favorite Bravo reality show couple. His flash mob gift to you was so romantic and entertaining. I hope the two of you celebrate decades more happy anniversaries. My condolences on the loss of Jasper.

Steph Robles
Steph Robles

OMG.. I didn't want to like the brad show cause i was upset that he left rachel. But i caught one eps. and was kinda into it but the last eps. had me crying and I totally fell sooo in love with both brady and gary. You two crack me up and even made me cry. I love it!! That sums it all up I love love love it and I'll be watching your next season. Can't wait!!!...

Flamingo Road
Flamingo Road

I loved, loved the show and yes, I also head tears in my eyes watching Gary's gift to you. Looks like Bravo did something right.

Gail Fuller
Gail Fuller

Your season finale was the best in Bravo history! I cried throughout the LES MIS flash mob and your reaction-LOVE you and Gary! So very sad that Jasper passed away in Sept. I lost another of my 'babies' Peapod Nov 1st so still reeling from that loss. RIP Jasper and Peapod-love for you will never die!

Gay Rosen
Gay Rosen

I love "Les Miserables" and I love your show. To my surprise I was able to enjoy both - I laughed out loud when 'the surprise' happened last night. Everyone sang magically, and it was so well orchestrated even down to the spot lighting. I have been searching the internet during the day for the video to enjoy once again.. alas.. I guess I will have to wait..It was unbelievable.. and you are both so eloquent, with your love shining through... Congrats and many many more anniversaries.

Ms. D
Ms. D

Wow Brad .... OMG a flash-mob with Megan Mullally!!! That was a really special moment and that your man would sing for you...that's love and you deserve every minute of it. Congratulations on a great season and xxoo for you and Gary. So sorry to hear of the loss of Jasper. One more thing......Brad you make me laugh with your cute looks and the things you say and Gary I like your voice. You both are very special guys. Take care

ATL Fan
ATL Fan

Brad, what a finale episode! Dude, like they say in the south.."it don't get any better than this".I really enjoyed getting to be a part of your life. When you were with Rachel we had no idea of what you personal life was about and this was a pleasure to see you and Gary together. Gary is wonderful guy. The best of always for the 2 of you. Sorry that your sweet Jasper passed away. He is in doggie heaven playing with all the precious doggies and is runnung thru pastures and feeling like the puppy that he once was, chasing butterflies and saying "don't worry about me Daddys I feel so good and like they say in the south it don't get any better than this". Bless you both!

WhtUpWrld
WhtUpWrld

Congrats on a fabulous season. Though I've enjoyed you and your work since Rachel, I am thrilled to have "gotten to know" Gary. When I watch the two of you together, I can't understand why anyone would fight against gay marriage/love. I'm heterosexual and can only dream of one day having a relationship like what you and Gary have together. Until next season . . . !

Oklahoma Viewer
Oklahoma Viewer

I got a late show watching of the show and couldn't figure out why Gary was being so evasive at dinner and then the party happened and I was touched. Him and your family and friends truly put themselves out there on TV just for the two of you in celebration. Very touching. And I am excited you have new jobs and endeavors for styling. You seem to work hard and business is coming.

greshgirl
greshgirl

Amazing!!! The passion and love on this show really shined through. Your passion and love for you job and your's and Gary's passion and love for each other. His gift to you was such a gift of love it had me in tears.

This show was so refresing from the other shows. It was all about the love and not the negative drama. Bravo, BRAVO!!!

You and Gary continue to love and take care of each other. The show really put a smile on my face!!!

Redsassypants
Redsassypants

First, let me say that I am so terribly sorry about Jasper. I lost my beloved dog recently and my heart really goes out to you both. Next, I wanted to tell you that flash mob/ Les Mes performance might have been the coolest, funniest most romantic gesture ever! Thank you so much for sharing your extraordinary relationship with us. It was truly a delight watching you and Gary together. The love between you two is palpable. The scene where the two of you are on the bed after the party was so sweet and natural. I really think it showed an honest and pure love. My religious upbringing taught me that homosexuality was wrong. As I matured, it became clear to me that some of the most creative, talented and lovely people happened to be gay. I decided to try not to judge and leave it between them and God. However, after watching that moment (and so many others) between you and Brad, I am honestly wondering, how could that be wrong? It was truly illuminating and I thank you for that. I'm certain others feel the same way and you have broken down some barriers. So thank you sharing and God Bless!

chesire81
chesire81

Brad I love your show and your style. I just want to say congratulations on your success, and your relationship. I hope that one day me and my boyfriend will be able to celebrate 10 years as you and yours did. You deserve your success and I hope that we get to see you continue it! Congrats on the show as well:)

Ricky Ticky
Ricky Ticky

What a fantastic end to your first season. Congrats Brad I am so happy for your success. You and Gary are so lucky to have each other. Cherish every moment. Kisses!

dianefr
dianefr

Brad and Gary, Your anniversary party was the absolute greatest! I'll be showing it to everyone who walks through the door and hasn't seen it!! Its so fun to share the joy of it with other people. Congratulations on all your success and your ten years together. You are such a great couple. So sorry you lost Jasper. Good luck and happiness 'til next season, I'll miss you! I love,love, love you guys!

Brad Fan
Brad Fan

Brad, Love you, love Gary & love your show. The Les Miserables spectacular made me cry, so I have no idea how you held yourself together. Just when I thought I could pull myself together I see that Jasper had passed away. I am so sorry for your loss. Cant’ wait for next season! Best wishes

reggiethedog
reggiethedog

Brad you totally rock. Never never stop being yourself. The party and the flash-Les Miserables was absolutely amazing. I think it is so wonderful that you and Gary are on TV and maybe some people who are less educated can wise up and embrace everyone as equals. I have many family members who are gay and am so proud that the entire family doesn't even think about it, it has always been a non-issue.

As for poor Jasper, I am happy for you & Gary that you have Penelope. I had to put my dog of 15 years down almost 2 years ago (Reggie the dog).... I still have not been able to get another dog since. I miss him so much. There is nothing harder, or done with more love than making a decision about your dog. You and Gary will see Jasper again over the rainbow bridge (poem).

Congrat's on Kate Spade and also congrat's on the Good Morning America Best Dressed gig after the Oscar's. You are a pleasure and joy to watch.

Cheryl in Hillsborough NJ
Cheryl in Hillsborough NJ

My daughter and I love you!!! You deserve the best, and it looks like you and Gary have it. Wishing you all the best.

Bravoluver
Bravoluver

Truly one of the neatest things I have ever seen on TV!! Your finale was awesome and I smiled through the entire Flash Mob performance!! You guys are precious! :))

gradydoctor
gradydoctor

I am madly in love with that flash mob musical. OMG. I watched it over and over again. It was the most wonderful thing ever--oh my gosh. My favorite part was your sparkly shoes dancing on the ground when you were clapping. I was totally doing the same thing!! I am such a fan of you and Gary! It was all so heartfelt. I made my husband come and watch that scene, too! He also thought it was great. :)

Lisa Loves You
Lisa Loves You

OMG a flash-mob with Megan Mullally!!! how special was that whole scene; and that your man would sing for you...that's love and you deserve every minute of it. Congratulations on a great season and xxoo for you and Gary. So sorry to hear of the loss of Jasper.

Sandyn'Chicago
Sandyn'Chicago

Wonderful season and your final show was the best ever! So much fun and good will! Thank you sharing bits of your life with us and looking forward to next season.

beachwink5
beachwink5

Brad, you are a gem..don't ever change or forgot whats important..You inspire me to do the same!! Thank you for opening up your life tous all!!!

lucy taylor
lucy taylor

Did not know who you are before this show now i am addicted to you and gary I am searching internet for any story about you two. love your show hopefully will have more episodes next time.

Johnelle
Johnelle

That was simply wonderful, amazing, and truly heartfelt. Can I "borrow" your fab friends and family!!! That was so very touching and my heart is just smiling!!!

Ashlee85
Ashlee85

The only problem with the finale is the fact that the season is over! I've enjoyed every minute of your show Brad! Thank you for welcoming us into home. I'm so sad to hear about your loss and I send you and Gary lots of love. Can't wait for season 2!!!!

Yasmin Azam
Yasmin Azam

I love you and Gary so much.It is so sad it is over. My husband could never understand why i would watch your show. You made me cry and laugh and that is all i need. Hope you come back soon. Mondays will never be the same. Thanks for a great time.

Cynthia
Cynthia

Brad i just LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!! What a Finale.. AMAZING... Rachel Zoe.. move over darlin... no one beats your finale Brad! Your show is FUNNY, filled with personality, (sadly not snobby like I've observed with Zoe's show).. and watching Gary and yourself get along so well.. its beautiful... I'm so excited about your career.. but I can't believe that you didn't style any one at the Oscars?? I've been searching online to see if you have but nothing pops up.. well hopefully next year they'll see how AMAZING of a stylist you are.. Well all I can say is i'm so SAD that I can't tune in next week to watch you and Gary's amazing life!! God Bless Brad and best of luck!!!