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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Welcome Baby Girl: PHOTOS

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Über design couple Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent recently shared that they have become proud parents, welcoming a daughter, Poppy, into their lives on March 23. The couple married last May at the New York Public Library.

People reports:

“I’ve always wanted to be a parent,” Berkus, 43, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I had hoped that I would have this chance, but I didn’t want to do it on my own.”

“Until recently, we didn’t think it was possible,” says Brent, 30. “But we’re fortunate to be legally married and things just fell into place. We’re really thankful.”

On March 23, the couple welcomed daughter Poppy Brent-Berkus. Surrounded by the surrogate’s family and their own, “everybody was hand in hand” for the birth, recalls Brent.

“Surrogacy can be about science, it can be about money, or it can be about intention,” adds Berkus. “We were really lucky to have everybody that was involved in allowing us to have our daughter be excited for us.”

Check out more snaps of little Poppy, AFTER THE JUMP...

(Above photo via People / Cal Bingham)

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Nate Berkus and Fiancé Jeremiah Brent Appear in New 'Banana Republic' Ad Campaign: PHOTO

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Nate Berkus and his finacé Jeremiah Brent appear in a new Banana Republic campaign called “The true outfitters of modern American style" featuring real-life couples, the NYT reports:

In one ad, the pair is lounging on the grass, Mr. Berkus’s head on Mr. Brent’s midsection. In another ad, the couple is cuddling. In other ads, the pair appears among photographs of the other couples. In the magazines in which the campaign is now starting to appear, including InStyle and Rolling Stone, Banana Republic is the only clothier to present a same-sex couple amid the ad pages.

The paper adds that it is what younger shoppers want:

“Showcasing true relationships,” as the new campaign does, “can resonate more deeply,” Ms. Sadler said, and the appearance of Mr. Berkus and Mr. Brent reflects “values of diversity and inclusion we’ve shared since our early days” as a company based in San Francisco.

There is another reason for the presence of a same-sex couple: The ads are aimed at younger consumers, many of whom regard inclusion and diversity as intrinsic parts of their world views, and the campaign encourages them to join the ranks of the loyal older customers in Banana Republic stores.


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