Cast Blog: #BRADWORLD

Family Fun

Brad Takes Dubai!

Sheer Terror with Coco Rocha

Beth Chose Function Over Fashion

Mandy's Big Surprise

Rashida's Geek Chic Style

Styling Petra, Scolding Thomas

The Monique Lhuillier Meltdown

A Nice Day for a Not Wedding

This is Love!

Perfect Ten

Low and Slow

A Real Gem

Giggle Fest

Abs Fab

A Gay Fellini Film

Why So Serious?

The More Male Models the Merrier

Watch Your Language

Family Matters

Like a Boss

So Tacky

Toned Down

Of Love and Lasagna

Freedom

Sex Sells

In the 'Details'

Cry on My Shoulder

The Secret to Success

Sartorial Showoff

Ch-Ch-Changes

Family Fun

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

I really liked this episode. There was so much going on, and I'm always so interested to see the stuff with Brad that I'm not there for. I think it was really brave of Brad to open himself up so much this week and show himself to be so vulnerable and disclose something so private and painful. I'm sure it wasn't easy for him, and I was very moved watching him talk about his past to Mickey. I found myself feeling so grateful that we are in each other's lives. Can't wait till the book comes out!

And I loved the stuff where my family finally meets Brad's mom and sister. I'm very close with my family and love them very much, so it was really important for me that they have a good experience while filming. We both appreciated that it was a lot to ask of both our families to meet each other after all this time (weird, I know!) on camera. But everyone got the celebratory spirit with which we were approaching this, and it ended up being so much more special that it kind of did make it worth the wait.

I knew my mom and Debby would hit it off and was so glad to see their conversation in my parents' kitchen. We had so much fun and both moms have stayed in touch since that day, which makes me very happy. And I was totally right about the dates of everything discussed on the show and usually always am right about that stuff as I have a great memory.

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.And I was glad to see Lindsay arriving in this episode (she really was that late!), because I just love her.

Thanks so much for watching! I think next week we have a fight. Ugh.

Best,

Gary

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Mandy's Big Surprise

Brad was honored to be his sister's best man.

This week’s episode is very special to me. It's very rare that I get to go back to Canada, so I was thrilled to be able to visit my family and take my sister wedding dress shopping. It was such a magical day! Seeing my sister so happy and in love and looking beautiful in so many of the dresses was incredible.

I was not expecting my sister to ask me to be her best man. I was so honored. My sister has been there for me through everything. She was the first one I told I was gay, she was there through my addiction problems, and now it’s my turn to be there for her. She tried on every designer from Marchesa to Oscar de la Renta to Carolina Herrera. We ended up with an amazing gown, but of course my lips are sealed as I would not want to ruin the surprise for the big day.

I love working with J Brand. Ever since I did my first shoot with them (which was on Season 1), I have had the pleasure of working with them on multiple projects. Their ready to wear line is so beautiful, luxurious, and modern. I love working with the clothes and creating amazing looks.

Watching the episode, I couldn't stop laughing at Hannah. It was funny watching the mistakes happen. It was a very straightforward shoot and honestly very uncharacteristic of Hannah to not be totally on it. She is so organized and on top of things usually, so seeing her like this is very funny to me. In the end, the shoot was gorgeous. I was so happy with the final looks and images.

Gary. What can I say...the news that he was moving to London for work made me sad and excited at the same time, but the thought of him getting to work in London on a project that he has created is the most incredible thing. He has supported me through absolutely everything, and so, just as with my sister, it’s my turn to let him shine and return the support he has given me! So much change. So many exciting things happening. All of this and we are moving?! When it rains, it pours.

xx,

Brad