Nate Berkus is an American interior designer and author of books. He was a regular guest at The Oprah Winfrey Show, offering viewers design advice and coordinating home renovations.
In December 2004, Berkus and his partner at the time, photographer Fernando Bengoechea, were vacationing at a seaside resort in Sri Lanka when the Indian Ocean hit the tsunami. Berkus survived, and Bengoechea was missing and presumed dead. A year after these tragic events, Berkus appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where he talked about the loss of his partner. In April 2013, Berkus became engaged to Jeremiah Brent. They married on May 4, 2014 in Manhattan. They have two children born to surrogates: daughter Poppy Brent-Berkus born March 23, 2015 and son Oskar Michael Brent-Berkus born March 26, 2018. Berkus and his family currently live in Manhattan.
Their Manhattan apartment was featured in the September issue of Architectural Digest, where Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent appeared on the cover with their daughter Poppy.