Jeremiah Brent

Jeremiah shares why change can be the right thing and why he doesn't regret working for Rachel Zoe.

on Oct 12, 20110

Rosanne Cash once said that "The key to change is letting go of fear." That quote has really resonated with me throughout my adult life. My understanding is that change is inevitable, and it's what I do with that opportunity that really matters.

So much of this year for Rachel and Rodger has been about growth. Not only did their family grow and evolve, but their business is changing and growing exponentially. That being said, I knew coming to work for the Rachel Zoe that it would be a challenge to find my place in a company going through such a major evolution.

When I finally got the opportunity to join Rachel on the Elle photo shoot, I was so excited to try my hand in styling. However, I realized a lot about myself and my future that day. I recognized that the passion I have and feel for interior and design and furniture was not organically there for styling. The fuel that drives you when doing something you truly love. . .wasn't there. I also realized that Rachel was not going to need another assistant stylist, which was a harsh but clear realization.

88 comments
housewifeafile
housewifeafile

HOT! HOT! HOT! There is no chili pepper hotter than you. Why do you put up with the ZOE (Rachael and Roger) Bull____? Go work for Brad or (Jeff Lewis (if you can stand it)).

Judith Cauldwell
Judith Cauldwell

Your work is unbelievable!! Beautiful, how you take a space and make it wonderful and so so pretty!! You did a fantastic job, with decorating Rachael's house, and the store, everything you touch turns to gold. I hope that she keeps you on. You are a very talented person, who is so young and does such a fantastic job!!!

Una, A huge Aussie Fan!
Una, A huge Aussie Fan!

Jeremiah, I don't know if you know this but you have a HUGE Aussie Fan base! I finally got to see the last couple of episodes and you blew me away with your class and talent. I am actually surprised you haven't been snapped up prior to now by a leading interior decorator. Rachel is VERY lucky to have you. I will admit that every time you cried, I cried as well because I was genuinely so happy for you and relieved you were finally rewarded for all your hard work (mostly behind the scenes). I wanted to scream at the TV because I didn't think they realised just how much work you put in without all the fanfare. I think you will find your Niche with RZ Inc as you are such a gem. Down here in Australia we will wait to see what is in store for you next. Very excited for you! xx

NaturallyLazy
NaturallyLazy

I think they made a huge mistake having letting you go and I understand business, the "you are too good for us" excuse is bs and you know what? maybe you are, is all about egos and every body could see that. Rachel didn't even had the courage of facing you. The human quality of some of your ex-coworkers let a lot to be desire, specially Joey the diva so called stylist, you were used by Rachel and that joke of a husband she has, I wonder when will he come out of the closet.

BlueberriesforSal
BlueberriesforSal

Jeremiah, I've really enjoyed watching you this season. As everyone has said, it is clear you have talent and class.

I've been a big fan of the show but I really feel like Rodger has been a jerk this season, Rachel a bit of a diva (yes, I know she's pregnant) and Joey who I used to love, well, he's just awful this season. What happened? Methinks fame has gotten to these people's heads. It happens all the time. Very few can maintain class and grace amidst all of that. Because of this, I am not sure if I will continue watching the show. One of the things that makes people watch reality tv is that they feel they can emotionally relate to someone on the show in some way. Aside from Jeremiah, the show seems to have lost its soul.

Jeremiah, stay if you want but remember you can do so much more than this should you ever decide to. The world is your oyster.

LiCC
LiCC

You consistently do a great job, so why are people always telling you not to "f" it up?

Katt
Katt

Great job!

Tamara Schubert
Tamara Schubert

J- Wow you have great talent and a terrific personality. You handled everything very professionally. Rachael and Rodger missed out on a goldmine with you designing Rachael Zoe Home. All things happen for a reason, you learn from your experiences and mold your future. HGTV needs to sign you on now. Designing your own line maybe Target or Home Goods. You can do anything your talent has no limits.

Oklahoma Viewer
Oklahoma Viewer

JEREMIAH...JEREMIAH...WE ALL LOVE JEREMIAH! GO JEREMIAH...GLAD YOU ARE BACK ON TEAM ZOE!

bonnie motto
bonnie motto

jeremiah......watched the show last night, u were fabulous!.....the design for bloomies was awesome!....loved those chairs!.....glad u got a permanent position on rz......i know it's what u wanted......r u single?....i think the perfect guy for u is madison ( million dollar listings ) .....good luck!

Susan Cremeans
Susan Cremeans

Hey guy, I watched the end of the season last night, I was so glad they re-hired you. I think you are amazing. If I could I would hire you, want to come to West Virginia? You are so talented, I almost cryed when you did after Bloomdale's decided to open 8 more presentations, do you get to go around designing them. I hope so. Will Rachel be starting a home line, and if they are will you be heading it? You would be great at it. Lots of Love from WV.

jchang
jchang

So happy that your on RZ team again!! Its about time they came to their senses!!

Beckyy
Beckyy

Jeremiah, ONCE AGAIN, Rachel and HER Team pull you in at the last minute to help design a space for her designs. It puzzles me how her assistant immediately turns to you EVERY TIME they need something done in a crunch. You still don't know them that well and they (to me) keep putting you in those situations where once you're done, you're kicked to the sideline. WATCH YOUR BACK !

Chanel-a-Day
Chanel-a-Day

Once again, you NAILED it with store in store project. I would hire you to decorate my home in a heartbeat, not to mention that you are a sweetheart inside and out ;-) Rachel is lucky to have you. Believe in yourself, don't let anybody let you down,you are professional,very talented - ROCK ON ! YOU CAN DO IT !!! Cheers, Russian Girl

lisa C
lisa C

Jeremiah is the BEST ever!!!

Lindsay
Lindsay

Hi Jeremiah, Where can we purchase furniture designed by you? Seriously, you have too much talent to be on this show, but I'd love to see Bravo put you in a show about designing and building furniture, seriously! Best of luck to you! I agree with what "flipping out," said, apply for a job with Jeff Lewis. He's looking for a way to make a fortune, I think you're the answer to his prayers!

jlfan
jlfan

you should work for JEFF LEWIS.

julezsis
julezsis

Jeremiah Your "friend" got you that job knowing that they could get so much more out of you. It seems like they hired you for a styling job, knowing full well that they were shopping for a home. They got you to style and furnish their entire home from top to bottom, then let you go. You showed real class by coming back to do the nursery. Glad you did it, you are amazing! You have real talent, good luck.

Joan M
Joan M

You Have the Most amazing Style, I Hope My Husband Dresses just Like You, and that Jawline sheesh...You'll Be Amazing at whatever you desire to do.

Lanidog
Lanidog

Good luck Jer. I was no longer watching RZP but I see you are still around doing "jobs". They better be paying you. I fast forward trough most scenes especially those with Joey and Rodger. Although they make a great couple don't you think? As soon as your airtime is done, I'll stop watching altogether. Firing you because you're too good for them? Whatever!

Lanidog
Lanidog

Jer, I will only watch the show if you are in any scenes... I fast forward through most of the show especially with scenes involving Joey and Rodger. Although they make a great couple. They deserve each other.

susans56
susans56

You showed nothing but class going back and decorating the nursery. You never hesitated and that says a lot about you. I hope your charged them a ton of money for doing it. You had no obligation to them, yet as hurt as you were being let go, you rose above it all, and did them a huge favor. I can't believe those girls even asked you to do the nursery.

You will go far, as you are very talented. You pulled off decorating that huge house in two weeks, and you did a fabulous job on it. Not knowing Rachel for long, you nailed the entire house. Nobody else should have been "thanked" by Rachel and Rodger, yet everyone sat there and took credit for it, especially that joke of a stylist, Joey. He won't be around for long, though. I'm sure now that the baby is here, Rodger will send him packing. If styling Rachel's hair is his talent, he has none. She has the most boring hair, and it always looks the same...heck, even I could style it because there is no style to it.

Good luck in the future. I"m sure you will take your passion and make something huge out of it. I have no doubt that someone with any brains, unlike Rodger, saw what you did in such a short amount of time, will hire you in a minute. I wouldn't be surprised if someone gives you your own decorating company to start up because you are that good. What you pulled off in two weeks was amazing. I bet there isn't another decorator out there that could have pulled that off and nail every room. Cheers to your future. You will go far.

East Hampton Housewife
East Hampton Housewife

Someone said that you should be working for Jeff Lewis and honestly they are RIGHT!!! You obviously have the talent and drive and would make a great addition to the Jeff Lewis family. I love Rachel and the show but follow your heart and go see Jeff.

Rinni888
Rinni888

I can't believe that girl had the nerve to call you to help out with the baby's room after they dumped you. Enough Jeremiah, please dont sell your talent short. Send them a big fat design bill.

natalie1234
natalie1234

You are a very kind man with a high level of professionalism! You went beyond expectations by decorating the nursery... Little lesson though, be careful about yourself out there to be taken advantage of. Give to those who appreciate you! You are very talented. Although Rachel and Rodger didn't say it in their blogs I hope they at least showed you some graditude.

ayjay
ayjay

Love you- hate Joey. Wish you didn't have to gooooooooooooooooooo

Boston Kate
Boston Kate

Jeremiah: You were/are a refreshing part of team Zoe to watch. I think/hope she & Rodger will come to their senses & realize you have talent & a great deal to offer the Zoe machine......I have to agree with the other commenters that after watching the show from the start & supporting Rachel by buying her products, the way you were treated was just handled all wrong. Really shows what kind of people they are & how they have forgotten you are only as good as those around you. I like the idea of you working for Jeff Lewis or better yet parlay this exposure into your own opportunity to have your own home interior design co. If you can't get a few high end clients in LA come to the East Coast! Good Luck and kudos for taking the "high road"! No more Rachel Zoe for me....

Susie Q.
Susie Q.

WOW - u r soooo talented! Thank god u got away from that group! Bigger and better things r in store for u!!! I hope u never go back!!!!

PS - that was saintly of u to do/design their nursery!!! They were more into the push present/diamond ring than the babies room! They r dispicable!!! So glad u r not w them!!!

peter z
peter z

i REALLY THINK YOU GUYS GOT IT ALL WRONG FOR FIRING JEREMIAH. IT IS SO OBVIOUS YOU DID NOT GIVE HIM A CHANCE OR TRAINING HE NEEDS. I WOULD LET JOEY GO INSTEAD. HE REALLY DOES NOTHING FOR THE SHOW. I HOPE JEREMIAH IS GIVEN ANOTHER CHANCE. HE HAS SUCH A FRESH FACE AND FANS REALLY CARE FOR HIM...COME ON RACHEL, YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT!!! BRING JEREMJAH BACK.

Fabulouswon
Fabulouswon

Jeremiah: You are have such a great work ethic and so much talent. I don't like the way Rodger & Rachel used you (no surprise!) but I am sure you will do well in whatever you do. Rachel & Rodger are like high school kids with their little clique and you just didn't fit in with them all, especially Joey who acts so immature and kisses butt the likes of which I have never seen. But that's all R&R seem to care about is having their butts kissed. Move on and do great things! You're the best!

uliano
uliano

Jer - the house looks amazing. Can you help me decorate?!?!?! lol!!! It gets me nervous though with all those mirrors (in lv rm, etc) and a baby - PLEASE be sure they are latched to the walls!!!!!!!!!

Honoree
Honoree

I hope to see more of your brilliance, whether with RZ or on your own. Blessings & best wishes. I hope I know what "stay tuned" means ... :)

soulsista#1
soulsista#1

Jeremiah you were set up from the jump I saw it coming from the beginning. Joey was threatened from day one.....keep your head up boo

Meg Simpson
Meg Simpson

Jeriemiah you know why you left and so do I. Watch this space he will (you know who I mean) continue to criticize everyone else to make himself needed. He is so transparent. Joey shame on you. Karma to all of them. Your far to talented to be associated with any of them.

mimi666
mimi666

I am really bummed out at how you were treated. You were used during their busy season and the minute the busy period was over you were dumped. In addition they gave you a completly unreasonable task for a new employee and you succeeded shame on the zoes.

Beckyy
Beckyy

Jeremiah as I was watching the office assistant explain to Joey and then talk to you about why you no longer have a job, I wanted to puke. NO ONE wants to lose their job because someone else feels you are too talented and you shouldn't be working at their company. RACHEL AND ROGER were wrong and should not have hired you if they didn't plan to continue your employment with their company. They NEVER GAVE YOU A CHANCE !

LIKE I SAID........YOU SHOULD BE WORKING WITH JEFF LEWIS.

Denver.bravo
Denver.bravo

It's funny that Rachels', Rodgers', and Joeys' blogs doesn't have any comments..... Jer you worked so hard for RZ and you don't deserve to get fired like what Rodger did to you......good luck with everything

xoxo Jeremiah
xoxo Jeremiah

Jeremiah - you are super talented, you have great style, and you are....HOT. You've gotten great exposure from being on the show. You definitely have what it takes to go far! Side note, and completely unrelated to you, I love Rachel Zoe project....but Joey makes watching the show unbearable!

xoxo Jeremiah
xoxo Jeremiah

Jeremiah - loved you on the show. You are super talented, and....HOT. You have what it takes to go far. Side note, and completely unrelated to you, I love Rachel Zoe Project....but Joey almost makes watching the show unbearable!!!

Barb548
Barb548

Jeremiah - What a class act you are. You get fired and then agree to help get the nursery ready for Skylar. I don't know many people that would do that. Actually I don't know anyone that would do that. I hope Rodger and Rachel realize that they made a mistake and take you back.

And surprise, surpise, they are using Joey to style. I think that they just used you to decorate their new house. I do hope you got paid what you deserved for the great job you did in such a short time frame.

And Mandana - What a pill. She tells you to stop wallowing. You deserve to wallow, you were used and then fired.

Jeremiah Fan
Jeremiah Fan

Jeremiah I think personnally you should have told them No when they called you for the nursery however I think you were right to do it.. I want to see how Joey takes credit for this one.. If he does I sure hope you shoot him in the foot then stick it up his butt. You have class my dear and you will go far. You have grown and I agree you have to have passion for the job you do I love being a travel agent I think I am lucky to finally have found what I am passionate about.. How fun is it to design great vacations for people. So to everyone out there if you are not happy in your job then go find what you are passionate about it doesnt matter if you make a million dollars or a hundred if you are happy at what you do the rest will follow. Jeremiah Hats off to you and I look forward to seeing more of you and your design work. XOXO

Deloris Halfacre
Deloris Halfacre

You are a much more understanding person than I would have been. I really feel like you were used by Rodger and Rachel....and Roger was sooo nasty to you when he talked to you...I was also a fan of the show..but no longer think i'll watch

jdmancinijdmancini@hotmail.com
jdmancinijdmancini@hotmail.com

Jeremiah,From what I've seen so far ..you were hired for a definite Styling job, now after you've decorated thier home they don't need you?! I think big severence needs to be discussed or a decoratorators fee needs to be tendered I I love Rachel but I think that with all thats been going on You have been over looked in a delinquent way keep your chin up you've got the goods now all you need are a n attorney or standard employment contracts best wishes JOSEPH

Jen P
Jen P

Jerimiah You have too much class to work for those duffuses! Joey is making a fool out of RZ! Have you ever seen such crappy looking hair?? He completely imitates her and acts like a 12yr old girl... making a fool of her for sure. How could you stand it there? I agree that he is going to "burn"them too. You should have plenty of opportunities from your "exposure" so don't be stupid and blind like RZ when you become rich and famous.

RD
RD

OK I never comment on blogs. But, I was a Fan of the show until that episode where Rodger was seemed to dismiss Jeremiahs contributions to their life and business.. The way Rodger handled the whole matter was really poor. L.A. being how it is though, I wish I could say I'm surprised .

Great things are in your future. Best of luck!!!

RD
RD

OK I never comment on blogs. But, I was a Fan of the show until that episode where Rodger was seemed to dismiss Jeremiahs contributions to their life and business.. The way Rodger handled the whole matter was really poor. L.A. being how it is though, I wish I could say I'm surprised .

Great things are in your future. Best of luck!!!

RAV
RAV

The Best for You my dear Jeremiah! A lot of people will stop watching the show because the way they behave towards you. But you have a lo of class!

Nancy
Nancy

Jeremiah,

Beautiful comments have already been said. Not only do you have a beautiful spirit but you are such an old soul spiritually that resonates wisdom. You have young and have the world at your door; open and explore, embrace your talents, accept what you have done in the past with your passion of design and know this was a stepping stone to success.

CeeCee18
CeeCee18

Totally love you and wish you all the best!!! You took your leave with class and gracefulness. Many more great opportunities to come!!

Lety from San Antonio
Lety from San Antonio

Jeremiah:

Take this situation as an opportunity to grow and receive many more opportunities to do your art. Normally people who act sneaky and don't have your best interest at hand, they receive all that back. The couple who were your employers, they only care about them and nothing but them, so you won, you got rid of them and now since the community knows you, you will have someone coming to look for you and help you to be your own star. By the way, I can read people and their intentions, and that guy Joey, man he was afraid about your talent, you have him shaking!!!! I am very sure that he had a lot to do with the fact that you are not in the show. People with insecurities like to step into other people to feel them good. Keep your chin up, better things are coming your way. Blessings.