- Interior designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent host “Nate & Jeremiah By Design” on TLC and have two kids together.
- Travelling with kids can be challenging, but Berkus and Brent do their best on long-haul flights.
- Even as parents of young children, they still make time to travel together as a couple.
- “We feel like our kids will grow up in a happier life if we actually like each other,” Berkus told INSIDER.
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Interior designer and co-host of TLC’s “Nate & Jeremiah By Design” Nate Berkus is on his fourth passport. He also has two children with husband Jeremiah Brent, 4-year-old Poppy and 14-month-old Oskar.
The way they travel has changed a bit since becoming parents.
“Before I had two kids, I never checked a bag. I was very proud of that,” Berkus said at an event sponsored by luggage company Travelpro. “Now we have, like, a semi that follows us wherever we go.”
When it comes to flying with kids, Berkus and Brent keep Poppy occupied with an iPad (“She will watch “Paw Patrol” for six hours straight,” he told INSIDER). Oskar, however, presents more of a challenge on flights.
“He’s a 14-month-old yeller,” Berkus said. “He wants to move, he wants to go, he wants to crawl, he wants to see. He has two words, ‘Daddy’ and ‘this,’ and ‘this’ can mean anything and it takes hours to guess. And he’s a fast crier, like big fat tears instantly.”
Despite the chaos of parenting two young kids (or perhaps because of it) Berkus and Brent still make time to travel together as a couple – without diaper bags or “Paw Patrol” – and focus on their relationship with each other.
“It’s part of our philosophy as a family,” he said. “We put ourselves first before our kids. We feel like our kids will grow up in a happier life if we actually like each other and are able to take three days away.”
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