“Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown’s journey to fatherhood wasn’t precisely standard.
The 38-year-old star shares the weird particulars in his new memoir, “Karamo: My Story of Embracing Goal, Therapeutic and Hope.”
Again in 2006, two years after his “Actual World: Philadelphia” look, Brown arrived house in a drugged-out “stupor” to discover a letter requesting baby help, in line with an excerpt printed by Folks. On the time, Brown was “excessively” utilizing each ecstasy and cocaine.
After seeing he owed $230,000 in again baby help, Brown thought he was being “Punk’d” by Ashton Kutcher. Upon additional studying, he realized the lady looking for help was Stephanie Brooks, who he had not seen since highschool.
As he detailed, he and Brooks have been shut pals in highschool. One evening the pair had “two and half minutes” of intercourse. Brooks finally moved away and the buddies misplaced contact. He didn’t know he fathered a son till 10 years later when that letter arrived.
He quickly flew to Houston for a paternity check. However underneath his sister’s suggestion, he received clear earlier than shifting ahead. “She stated, ‘You’ve got a toddler who’s probably going to wish you; it’s important to get your s–t collectively.’ I stayed in her home underneath her supervision,” Brown wrote.
Brown drove over to Brooks’ home the place he met 10-year-old Jason. As he mentioned, his dad instincts shortly kicked in.
“There’s one thing concerning the first second of seeing your baby,” Brown wrote. “All of the items of me that I felt have been lacking received sewn up the minute I noticed his face. I checked out his little fourth-grade boy, and I believed, ‘I can do that.’”
With custody of Jason, Brown started forging a brand new life. He moved again to Texas and located a job in social providers. “I rearranged my schedule so I may take Jason to highschool and decide him up,” he wrote. “I met together with his lecturers. I started volunteering on the college. The phrase ‘helicopter dad’ doesn’t do justice to my conduct.”
Over time, Brown additionally started caring for Brooks’ youthful son, Christian.
As we speak, Brown and his children, 22 and 18 respectively, stroll crimson carpets collectively, as he’s the “tradition knowledgeable” on Netflix’s “Queer Eye” reboot.
Up subsequent, the trio will likely be welcoming a brand new particular person into the fold. Again in Could 2018, Brown proposed to his boyfriend Ian Jordan.
The pair plan to tie the knot in 2020.