Tuesday 14 July 2015

Nate Berkus (American interior designer, author, TV personality)

* Nate Berkus runs the Chicago interior design firm Nate Berkus Associates and was a regularly featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, offering design advice to viewers, as well as coordinating surprise make-overs for people's homes. He has released numerous lines of products, and authored several books. His own show, The Nate Berkus Show, screened from 2010 to 2012.

Berkus is Jewish, and openly gay. In December 2004, he and his partner, photographer Fernando Bengoechea, were vacationing at a beach resort in Sri Lanka when the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami hit. While Berkus survived, Bengoechea is missing and presumed dead.

Berkus became engaged to Jeremiah Brent in April 2013 and they were married on 3 May 2014 in New York City. They were the first same-sex couple to be featured in ads for InStyle and Rolling Stone, among other magazines. Berkus announced on 25 March 2015, that the couple's daughter via surrogate, Poppy Brent-Berkus, was born on 23 March.


BIRTH DATA: Nathan Jay Berkus, 17 September 1971, about 06:00 (6 AM) PDT (+7), Orange (county), California, USA (33n47, 117w51). ASC: Virgo?. RR: C (Accuracy in question). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes "Triple! Virgo" handwritten by Berkus as his "Zodiac sign" in a questionionnaire published online on 30 November 2014. Date and place from the California birth index. Because he has 5 planets in Virgo presumably he means that his Sun, Moon and Ascendant are in Virgo. A speculative time of 6am gives mid Virgo rising.

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