Jeremiah Brent attends Bed Bath & Beyond Celebrates Newest Owned Brand, Everhome on May 17, 2022 at Location05 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Bed Bath & Beyond)

Is Jeremiah Brent More Than Meets the 'Queer Eye'?

Emell Adolphus READ TIME: 2 MIN.

Jeremiah Brent is more than just his good looks, his hot talented husband Nate Berkus, and now his coveted role as the newest member of Netflix's much maligned Fab Five.

In a new interview with House Beautiful, Brent opened up about the drama that has surrounded him joining "Queer Eye" after Bobby Berk departed, and he insists that there is so much more to him than making things pretty.

For example, there is his famous friends, like his "dear friend Oprah."

"The idea to write The Space That Keeps You was born in Oprah's dining room in her home in Montecito," Brent explained in the book's introduction, and Lady O opens her estate, nicknamed The Promised Land, to Brent and readers a few pages later.

And then he talked about how design for him has become much more emotionally driven, "letting go of all these pretenses around what good design is or isn't," he said.

Because of how the public has seen him step into his design aesthetic on TV, many of his design peers might not consider him much of a designer at all.

"Designers on television think the design industry is uptight; the design industry thinks designers on television are not real designers," Brent said. "There is this funny stigma, and this is the place I've always lived in between."

And then, of course, there are his thoughts on the mega visibility attached to being a part of the Fab Five.

"We feel a tremendous amount of responsibility to continue to move that needle," Brent said. "I want to be part of the advocacy, of growth and evolution and change."

The members of the Fab Five have apparently welcomed him with opened arms.

"I've got to tell you, there's no drama with any of us. We're all in a group chat. We're having the time of our lives," Brent insisted. "Everybody's heads and hearts are in the right spot. It's really healthy right now, and I think we're all really excited about this season."

Read the full insight into Brent's backstory here.

by Emell Adolphus

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