Gary Janetti

Gary was glad the family dinner went so well (aside from the blackout cake drama).

on Jan 16, 20120

Aaaand I have no idea what was going through my mother's mind when she said she had never heard of a chocolate blackout cake!!! We used to have them all the time throughout my childhood, it's like a big New York thing. People, please back me up on this and tell me you have heard of a blackout cake! My sister, Maria, DID back my up that day. And I strangely did write a spoof of "Gone with the Wind" for my FIFTH (not second!) grade class, which was so insanely gay that I can't believe that didn't count as my coming out!

I loved all the stuff with our families so much, they were all so amazing agreeing to participate in this show when really, all told, we are a pretty private group. And I'm so happy we did it. Blackout cake and all.

It's been fun for me watching some of the smaller moments with Brad, like talking about slapping bow ties on him as an old man or what the dress code for our party will be. I'd forgotten those conversations had even taken place, and it was nice to revisit them because I feel it shows us as we really usually are (some will like it, some will not, as I'm learning), just kind of joking around with each other and hanging out. It's super easy and Brad's just the best, it's as simple as that.

7 comments
Texanne
Texanne

As far as the scene with your family, I think Brad's mother and sister were probably feeling awkward at the first meeting. I'm glad they are staying in touch.

Sorry but I never heard of a blackout cake until the show.

Racheal(NOT Zoe!)
Racheal(NOT Zoe!)

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE BRAD! HE looks so much like my son.I laugh,and,yes! CRY every time i see him cry : ( He even laughs like my son.I hope and PRAY to GOD in JESUS CHRIST name that Brad has success BEYOND his wildest dreams.His heart is so kind,loving,and,gentle.DO NOT pay any attention to any negative crap as all STARS get good and bad publicity.It comes with the territory.Chin up!!!!!!!!!

klindsay
klindsay

I've never commented on a Bravo blog before, but I simply can't help myself. You have one of the quickest and sharpest sense of humor I have ever seen. The banter between Brad and yourself makes me laugh and smile so hard. (I might have to send you my next botox bill) I'd love to know what shows you write for. Any chance you could share that with us in your next blog. Till then, cheers to black out cake,, oh I mean,,, cheers to you and Brad .

M2the2
M2the2

True story: I have been following you on Twitter for a while & you are one of my fave Tweeters - snarky, sarcastic, FUN-NY! It was just THIS WEEK that I looked at your Twitter profile and thought... hmmm, why does he look so familiar? ... Google, IMDB, and lo and behold!! You're "Brad's Gary!" Get out!! Small world, huh? Also true story: Mi familia es su familia (ok, mixing metaphors/languages, whatever). Basically, you hit the maternal nail on the head with the need for gushing and repeated compliments whenever an Italian woman makes you a meal. As my own mother used to say about my brother-in-law: "God bless him. You could feed him s--- on a shingle and he'll sing your praises about how good it was. He was raised right." (Oh and the arguing about timelines is dead on too - it's really the only thing that will drive my sister and I to scream at each other! And, of course, she's always wrong...)

mtgbrooklyn
mtgbrooklyn

I'm from Brooklyn Gary and we totally had blackout cake! Its a NYC thing, along with rainbow cookies I think!

Fabulouswon
Fabulouswon

Gary, I think you and Brad are a great couple and I really enjoyed the family "meet up" which does seem ridiculously long in coming - 10 years? Good luck to you both as you navigate the world of reality TV. Cautionary tale in the Kardashian family on that!

Redsassypants
Redsassypants

What a pleasant surprise. I expected to enjoy watching Brad, as I always really liked him on the other show, that shan't be named. However, what I didn't foresee, was how charmed I would be by you Mr. Janetti! Your wicked sense of humor is delicious! Thanks for sharing your lives with us. The show has become my guilty pleasure. Don't tell Brad but your my favorite! ;-)