Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, his boyfriend of eight and a half months, are now engaged to be married, according to a rep for the couple.
Berkus, 41, reportedly popped the question while atop Machu Picchu in Peru on Monday. Brent was apparently completely blown over by the proposal, as the couple were traveling for Berkus’ job. They were on a shopping trip for One Kings Lane for a designer sale project Berkus is working on for the site.
Berkus had his own TV program, “The Nate Berkus Show,” that aired from 2010 to 2012, and has suffered his share of loss; his longtime partner, Fernando Bengoechea, was killed when the couple were vacationing during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Brent, who is Rachel Zoe’s former assistant, lives in L.A., while Berkus is based in New York, but the pair split their time between the two coasts.
Planning a wedding will add to Berkus’ already full schedule, which includes running a successful line of home goods at Target, designing, and adding the title of author to his list of accomplishments — he released the book, “The Things That Matter,” last October.
Though planning his nuptials will likely be his top priority — and his engagement certainly set the bar high.
Berkus appeared as himself on the October 12, 2011 and October 13, 2011 episodes of Days of Our Lives.