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Episode 3: Brad Gets Real

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So, last's night's installment of Bravo's It's a Brad, Brad World must've been the requisite Feelings and Emotions episode. Fashion, taking a backseat, was limited to a tips of the trade appearance on the Nate Berkus Show and mom-shopping at Tory Burch.

Otherwise: Brad's mom and sister met Gary's Italian clan over lasagna in Queens (Note: That whole you-should-compliment-an-Italian-meal-preparer-as-soon-as-the-food-hits-your-mouth bit? All true.) Also, Brad spent an emotional afternoon feeding his co-author tidbits for the forthcoming and totally not premature Brad Goreski memoir project. Plus, grab the Kleenex: childhood gay-deprogramming therapy; playground taunts; a sordid post-collegiate lifestyle of hard partying and misanthropy he barely got through alive (Just, Brad, FYI: That's called being 23).

Anyway—the happy, dapper little couple made it home to Los Angeles where they ate pizza, discussed their anniversary party and worried over Brad's new assistant. Who, in a borrowed Mercedes, showed up to work almost three hours late with a dead cell phone. Great start!

10. "I just had a crying fit."

9. On not having to introduce your parents to your significant other's parents right away: "That's one of the things that is so great about being a homosexual."

8. Because, "that's what straight people do."

7. A little levity in the midst of that deprogramming situation: Playing with those boy toys to fool the shrinks was, "The longest 30 minutes of my life."

6. And: "The Barbies were calling me, but you can't trick me!"

5. Nate Berkus has an awning? "I want an awning!"

4. On having an assistant: "I'm finally somebody's boss!"

3. And: "I wanted people and I got people—well, a person."

2. Life: "It wasn't all color-blocking and glitter."

1. "My sister, for all of my life, has dressed more masculine than me."

Crying moments: 3 (5 to date)

·Brad's Bow Ties: An Album [Racked Facebook]
·It's a Brad, Brad World [Bravo]