Nate Berkus is scruffy, bespectacled and 40 years old: would you hit it?

I have a confession: I am flat-out attracted to Nate Berkus. These are photos of Nate at yesterday’s 2012 American Ballet Theater Spring Gala at The Metropolitan Opera House. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him so scruffy and with those glasses, and the effect is… um… uncomfortable. Like, a good, hot uncomfortable. My attraction to Nate isn’t of the Fassbender variety – my feelings for Fassy are all-encompassing, and sometimes I want to cry I just love him so much. My attraction to Nate has been growing from a general fondness for him to a flat-out “OMG, I wish he was my half-gay/half-straight boyfriend.” I realize he’s completely and totally gay. But does that mean he won’t touch my boobs and make out with me a little bit? NO. He would totally do that if I asked him.

I always liked Nate when he was on Oprah, but I’ve started watching his show while I’m at the gym, and this man… he’s just super-cute. He’s one of those men who really LOOKS at who he’s talking to. It’s not just a cursory one-time eye contact. He stares into your eyes, watches your mouth as you’re speaking, and he has a really sweet little giggle. It’s not about his design style, which… can be hit or miss. I just like him so much as a person, and I find him irresistibly attractive. Am I alone here?

Holy crap – I just looked him up. This man is 40 years old!!!! He’s obviously a vampire. Oh, and he’s a Virgo, like me. Love Virgo men so much.

(Sidenote: It wasn’t until I began working here and writing about celebrities full-time that I began to realize my obsession with the combination of dark hair and light eyes. I’m totally a sucker for blue-eyed brunettes. It’s my thing.)

I’m also including some photos of Johnny Weir at the same event. I love Weir. He’s amazing. And I don’t even mind this crazy outfit. He’s pretty much the only guy who can carry a Birkin and really make it work.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. normades says:

    Yes, and yes.

    A lot of gay (and some straight) men in Paris carry women sacs nowdays. It’s like a thing.

  2. Eve says:

    Kaiser, whenever you write random posts like this, I know you’re totally fishing to see if they guy you’re attracted to would be welcomed by your fellow celebitches.

    This time, however, the answer is no. Sorry.

    P.S.: By the way, am I the only one getting a Matthew Perry vibe from him?

  3. Nev says:


  4. Aiobhan says:

    Nene has the same bag. And,yes, I would hit it.

  5. irishserra says:

    He is very handsome. I’ve loved him since Oprah, too.

  6. Eric says:

    He looks sweaty with a hangover,
    You should have run this caption under Matt Bomer, now there is really sexy gay man, Johnny weiRd with a birkin bag and his ballerina shirt LOL

  7. Green_Eyes says:

    Those huge blue eyes melted my iPad screen! I couldn’t hit it, I would be so nervous if those gorgeous eyes starred at me I’d make a 47 yr old fool of myself! Lol oh wait, I do that every time my hubby w/ his big blue eyes stare at me. see..sucker for the eyes (body is not bad either).

    Actually Nate looks like my hubby before he went salt & hubby looks like Paul Newman (gets it a lot) when Newman first went salt & pepper. Really makes those blue eyes & chin dimple pop & me have to keep some women in their place lol, I’m not dead yet geez lol.

  8. Mirella says:

    Hell yes, he’s hot! I’ve loved him since Oprah too 🙂

  9. Happymom says:

    Right there with you. And I married an adorable guy with dark hair and blue eyes.

  10. Cinderella says:

    If I were a guy I’d still pass on him. Nothing personal.

  11. Reece says:

    Nate himself, ummm, probably not. He’s cute but not doing it for me.

    Another blue eyed brunette? YES!

  12. Embee says:

    Yes, oh yes!

    I had no idea who he was but his face snagged my attention and I clicked through.

    Yummy yummy. And of course he’s gay. If I like the dude he’s either an abuser or gay.

  13. jlw says:

    Blue-eyed brunettes are probably my one and only ‘type’.
    Love, love, love Nate Berkus…but I’m not interested in hitting it with him. I would seriously love to hang out with him tho.

  14. audrey says:

    @Kaiser – Nate is totally hot and, yes, I’d hit it. You’re so right about his being genuine – he really seems to care about the people he interviews/helps and appears to get great satisfaction/fulfillment in coming to people’s aid. PLUS, I think one of the things that makes him so endearing is the fact that he genuinely seems to appreciate all that he has — probably stems (at least in some part) to having been caught in the tsunami and having lost his longtime love.

    He truly seems like one of the good guys.

  15. Kaye says:

    Blue eyes, dark hair, scruff . . . come to Mama.

  16. QQ says:

    Would hit it, Hard

    Like he owes me money

  17. reinvent says:

    Yes I would totally take him on a trip to pound town (heard that ear hustling a guy’s convo at a bar and have been dying to say it). Does anyone watch Scandal? I would take Huck to pound town too….

  18. Mia says:

    Mmmm Nate.

  19. jamie says:

    would i hit it ……um no because he’s gay! lol and totally not my type if he was straight,to little for me .

  20. faye says:

    lovely lovely eyes.

  21. april says:

    i like nate, and think he is adorable, I like his personality, and watch his show sometimes. I do think he is attractive, I am just not attracted to him. maybe bc i know he’s gay?