Designer Nate Berkus says once he came
out gay, he never went back.
The 41-year-old Berkus appeared on
cabler Current's Joy Behar: Say Anything to pitch his new
book, The Things That Matter.
Berkus told Behar that he knew he was
different at an early age.
“My mother didn't know,” Berkus
said. “She made me play baseball. I had no desire to do that. I
said, 'Mom, I don't like direct sunlight, I don't like bugs, I don't
like grass, and I'd rather be in the house playing with your fabric
But it wouldn't be until college that
Berkus came out.
“Once I came out, I never went back,”
he said. “Most people come out when they are leaving for
something, like Thanksgiving. 'Thanks for the turkey, I'm gay, see
you later!'” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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Berkus' new line of home products hits
Target shelves on Sunday, October 21.
Berkus: Boyfriend loss allowed me to embrace my vulnerability.)