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“It Split The Family Apart And We Didn’t Speak For 10 Years”: Karamo Brown’s Bond With His Father Shattered When He Came Out To Him

Date October 25, 2019 13:10

Karamo Brown made history as the first gay black man on reality TV when he starred in MTV’s The Real World: Philadelphia. For the 2018 Human Rights Campaign winner, sensitizing the world to the plights of the LGBT community is an honorable mission, one he bravely supports.

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But while the world appreciated him for his confidence and openness, Karamo Brown’s relations with his father became tense after he decided to come out as gay.

Coming out as gay “split the family apart”

Growing up, Karamo Brown’s relationship with his father was exceptional, and to his old man, Brown was his “champion son.”

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Sharing with Jenna Johnson, Brown confessed that their beautiful bond shattered when he revealed he was gay.

When I was 17 going on 18, I told him that I was gay. Our relationship ended. It split the family apart and we didn’t speak for 10 years.

On a recent episode of Dancing with the Stars, Karamo Brown, a fan favorite on Queer Eye, danced in honor of his father. The performance, which brought up a lot of emotions for Brown, was symbolic as it signified the father-son reunion.

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After 10 years apart, his father reached out and apologized for what happened. This was the first step to mending their relationship, one they both took gladly.

Karamo Brown is happily engaged

In May, the ever-jovial Karamo Brown proposed to director Ian Jordan at Hyde Sunset in LA. The engagement party, which was graced by the Queer Eye fab five, became a poetic turn of events for Brown, who is also a dad to 2 sons.

“It Split The Family Apart And We Didn’t Speak For 10 Years”: Karamo Brown’s Bond With His Father Shattered When He Came Out To Him“It Split The Family Apart And We Didn’t Speak For 10 Years”: Karamo Brown’s Bond With His Father Shattered When He Came Out To Him“It Split The Family Apart And We Didn’t Speak For 10 Years”: Karamo Brown’s Bond With His Father Shattered When He Came Out To Him“It Split The Family Apart And We Didn’t Speak For 10 Years”: Karamo Brown’s Bond With His Father Shattered When He Came Out To HimGetty Images / Ideal Image

While the couple is yet to set a date for their wedding, which will be fabulous no doubt, it’s clear that they already make a cute couple.

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