No kids like to watch mom and dad fight, but we can take it when Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell go at it on “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” because we can tell how much they truly love each other.
Sure, they’ve got different personality types and ways of dealing with stress. But the real crux of their squabbles seems to rest in the fact that they’re separated as they pursue their ultimate dream–to be together at Beekman Mansion full-time.
In a recent interview they talked about what they’ve learned about each other since they gave us their big city lifestyle for the farm. Read what they have to say and watch “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” on Wednesdays at 9:00 PM on Planet Green.
Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned about each other since you’ve moved to the Beekman?
BRENT: I think that we’ve been in a ten-year relationship. I think that’s technically classified as long term. And I think over that period of time you start taking your spouse or your partner a little bit for granted. And you don’t show them how much you appreciate them or you may be too casual with the way you talk to them. And I think that the separation that we’ve experienced over the past year, year and half now, and certainly doing the show, has made me realize some of those things. That I was a little bit too cavalier with my, I don’t want to say insults, but with my demands. It’s like having a mirror up all time. We’ve gotten a lot of comments from people, “Oh they fight so much.” But I would say to you that probably a lot of couples fight a lot and probably don’t realize how much they fight and wouldn’t until they had a mirror turned on them.
Q: I’m sure it’s the editing a bit, too, right. They want the drama.
BRENT. Sure. Those are the interesting conversations.
Q: And Josh, what about you, what have you learned about Brent?
JOSH: What’s been surprising to me is actually his business. How great he is at business. I’ve been in advertising for 15 years now and I’ve worked with some of the top companies in the world. And when Brent started really running a business, there’s a lot of times when he would come up with an idea and I would think, “There’s no way in hell that he was going to be able to make that work.” And he’d pick up the phone and just relentlessly make calls until he made his vision happen. So I’ve been really impressed with what he’s been able to accomplish in the last year.
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