This is Love!

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

I had no idea about the surprise Gary was planning for our 10th anniversary party. Not a clue. I have to say I was a little suspicious of all of the lighting and the sound booth on top of our roof, but I just thought that it was needed for filming, since we were expecting 150 people and the party was going to be taking place at night. The two things that almost tipped me off were that I was not able to see my mom and my sister. It felt to me that I was being kept apart from them, but I didn’t really question it. The second thing was that while we were getting ready, I saw them testing two of the head microphones, but I thought that they were for our speeches. I was so busy at the time with work, with the party, and entertaining people from out of town that I didn’t really give anything too much thought. I just went where I was supposed to go, and I knew eventually I would get to see everyone on the big night.

Steven did a beautiful job bringing our vision to life. The flowers, the outdoor area, the lighting, and the food -- everything was perfect. I couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful setting. When people started coming in, I was so excited that the day was finally here. It felt amazing to have our families come from New York and Canada to be with us. My best friends had flown in from New York and all of our friends from LA were there to celebrate us. I don’t know if I can describe it, but there was something magical in the air that night. I never thought that I would be celebrating a 10-year relationship with anyone, let alone have so many people around us sharing in the love.

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. I am so glad that you got to see our special night! I am also so glad that we got to share our lives with you. I am so proud of It’s a Brad Brad World and most proud of your comments and support and love of the show. Thank you for taking this journey with us!

Things have changed so much for me since we began filming. Work is busier than ever. I am now the official brand stylist for Kate Spade New York. I style a group of gorgeous, talented, intelligent, and funny women. I have a book coming out on March 6th that talks about the truth of my life up until this. I am lucky to have Lindsay working with me. I couldn’t do any of this without her and all of her hard work. Nor could I do anything without my styling assistants, Thomas and Hannah, who run a tight ship. I feel very blessed!

Sadly our beloved Jasper passed away in September. He was the sweetest dog ever. Many of you asked about him throughout the season, and I appreciate your love for him. He got very ill and we needed to say goodbye to him. It has been very sad for us, but I am glad that he was so loved by so many and was happy until the day he died. We still have our little angel, Penelope. I love her more than life itself.

This episode is dedicated to Jasper’s memory.

Thank you so much again for watching the show! I’ve loved every minute of it as I hope you have.

There are so many more stories to tell, so much more banter to be had, so many silly things to share. Hope to see you for another season!



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Brad dishes on his minor panic attack during Coco's fitting.

Let me start off by saying I love my new house so much! We have now been living in it for almost six months, and every day I pinch myself to see if it is real. I have been busy decorating with the help of our friend and interior designer, Sal Messina. The house is really starting to take shape and we are so happy here! Penelope especially!

I have been a big fan of Coco Rocha’s for many, many years. I have seen her walk in runway shows, pose like no other in photo shoots, and naturally follow her every move on Twitter and Instagram. When I got the call the she needed some help selecting her look for the premiere of her TV show The Face, I pretty much jumped up and down. I wanted her to have THE best choices to choose from, and I kid you not, when we were pulling we couldn't believe how many things were sheer, but we thought that would be right up Coco's alley. Boy was I wrong! I usually have a good gauge for what people are going to love, so when she said she didn't wear anything sheer, I almost passed out. One thing I have learned in this industry is that you cannot be part of the problem, you have to be part of the solution. So I presented all of the options that I thought were the strongest and went from there. We ended up finding options not only for her premiere, but also for press appearances.She stunned on the night of the premiere! It was a really amazing red carpet moment! Not to mention I have been doing A, E, I, O, U since we filmed in November, and it has changed my life! It was an absolute honor working with Coco. I adore her!

As if that wasn't enough excitement for this gay Canadian boy, I got a call from Noot Seear who is also Canadian, also a top model, and also an actress. She has launched an amazing line of headphones called FRENDS! They are fashion meeting function at its finest! She wanted the shoot to look high fashion, but also look like her, so it was a fine balance to match all of those things together. I wanted to show different styles to reflect the different types of women who would be wearing the headphones, so we had the bohemian girl, the indie girl, glamour girl, rocker girl, and girlie girl. It’s so fun to work with new clients and see their reaction to what you have pulled for them and want to see them in. Noot was so incredibly happy with the job we did, and the shots turned out AMAZING! It was a pleasure working with her and I wish her tons of success with her headphones!So much Canadian love! Can you handle it?

On next week’s episode of Brad World, we go to Dubai! It's NEXT LEVEL!


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