People EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Zoe and Brad Goreski Calling It Quits — Amicably
“Bananas!” Celeb stylist Rachel Zoe and her bow-tie clad assistant Brad Goreski have sadly decided to go their separate ways, effective Oct. 1. “I love Rachel and she’s taught me everything I know,” Goreski, 33, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “But there’s a point where either I do it now or I’ll never know what it’s like to spread my wings and soar.” Breaking the news to Zoe about a month ago was nothing short of “major.” “We couldn’t stop hugging and we couldn’t stop crying,” she says. “He did this with such class and elegance. And I get it. I just told him, ‘I’m here for you always.’” Goreski is counting on that. “I hope she’ll continue to teach me more and more,” he says. And while the dynamic duo’s frenzied pace has been constant fodder for Bravo’s The Rachel Zoe Project, filling Goreski’s designer shoes will be no easy feat. “We have a relationship that’s not normal. I jump into bed with him and wake him up and we have these pow wows and he’s like, ‘Wow, I haven’t brushed my teeth,’” Zoe says. “I don’t want to hire somebody for the purpose of the show, we just got lucky. No one’s ever going to be Brad to me.” For more of Zoe and Goreski’s exclusive interview, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Oct. 1.
Source: NY Mag
Brad and Rachel told People they decided to break up out of love and respect for one another. But rumors are going around that it’s not true at all! Sources say some jealousy was brewing between Rachel and Brad since Brad was becoming such a star in his own right. Gossip blog Pop Eater reports:
“Fashion week was definitely the turning point,” a friend of Rachel’s tells me. “Brad was sitting on the front row of every show and getting invited to as may events as his boss. However the final straw was when Brad appeared on the cover of The New York Times style section. Rachel hit the roof and reminded him he was her assistant and it was called ‘The Rachel Zoe’ show not the Brad Goreski show. That was the moment that the two of them were over.”
Sources tell me that Brad has already been approached by several production companies about staring in his own fashion reality show. No news yet on whether or not Rachel’s stable of celebrities, including Demi Moore, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz or Anne Hathaway will remain with Zoe or follow Brad.
We saw Brad sitting a row behind Rachel at at least one Fashion Week show. Also, Brad has always come to Fashion Week and attended his own events without Rachel, so it’s hard to know if she really felt like he was encroaching on her place in the sun scene. And it’s not his fault he’s likable, enjoys dressing well, and likes attention! We’re epically curious to see how his departure will affect her Bravo show. She’ll either need to hire someone as entertaining, catty, and forthright as Brad or get pregnant to keep the series at the same level of amusing. Well, unless Rodger comes out with a ravenous love of argyle.