When Jerry Met Nate
On top of that, Jerry's younger brother, Charlie O'Connell, was the heartthrob on the seventh edition of ABC's hit show The Bachelor. Jerry says he finds watching his brother's rose ceremonies particularly nerve-racking. "These are people's feelings, you know?" Jerry says. "And I feel very uncomfortable for him. To be frankly honest, I can't watch it the whole time."
Jerry says Charlie currently "is dating two of the girls, and he's really in love. He really is."
With his new stylish home makeover by Nate Berkus and Charlie's new romance, big things are afoot. "This is like the year of maturity for the Brothers O'Connell," Jerry says. "I mean, my brother's dropping L-bombs? 'I love her.' I'm, like, 'Wow, I've got white towels and you're dropping L-bombs.' It's crazy!"
Jerry admits that he was nervous the first time Rebecca visited him in his pre-makeover house. "I was embarrassed, I really was," Jerry says. "Rebecca lives in a beautiful house, and it's beautifully designed. … To be frankly honest, [in my apartment] there was guys for a football game and there was beer. I mean, I wasn't, you know, entertaining the ladies over there."
The project was put on hold due to the tragedy, but was finally finished four months after it began. "What I do is creative. I have to feel like I want to do it. I have to be excited about ideas and things like that and be able to process those," Nate explains. "So I did want to wait until I felt excited about it, and it feels great. It feels great being back doing what I love. It really does. My new normal, but it is part of my old normal. It's just moved forward."
However, not everything has been perfect since Nate left. "The only problem with this entire thing," Jerry says, "is that Rebecca is continually asking, 'Where's Nate? So where's Nate? Why don't you call your friend Nate? We'd love to see him. What is he up to? He's so cute.'"
From the bedroom to the office, Nate updates Jerry's pad—and brings Jerry to tears!