“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.
“We were really lucky to have everybody that was involved in allowing us to have our daughter be excited for us.” “Our paternal instincts kicked in almost instantly,” he tells PEOPLE.
“She came out with her eyes open, looking around like she had been waiting for us.” Settled into their new roles, the guys are giddy with excitement over Poppy.
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’re really thankful.” On March 23, the couple welcomed daughter Poppy Brent-Berkus.
It was co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television, and was cancelled after its second season ended on May 24, 2012.
Berkus was born in Orange County, California, and grew up mainly in suburban Minneapolis.
‘(Jeremiah was) the first person to come into my life and not be threatened or afraid, not afraid to poke the damage and say, “That happened. Let’s figure it out, and how can it be part of our world in a way that’s healthy?
Less than a year after tying the knot in New York City, designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are taking on their most passionate project to date: fatherhood.