The Fabulous Beekman Boys: “Rosie Likes Her Cheese”


In 2003, we had Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie to show us the The Simple Life on the farm. But for you all looking for more intelligent TV, Planet Green gave us The Fabulous Beekman Boys. As the cable network's number one original series, Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell are back for another entertaining season, including more than goats this time around.

“The Rosie (O’Donnell) appearance was kind of a surprise,” the guys told Niteside of when Rosie stopped by the farm. “We knew she was coming because they had called, asked for directions and to save some cheese. But unfortunately, we had sold out way before that. So we had to break the news to her that she couldn’t have her cheese.“

And how did Rosie handle the news?

“Well, you will have to tune in to see. It all worked out, but there is no doubt that Rosie likes her cheese. “

The reality stars, who recently celebrated 11 years together, weren’t expecting a reality show when they started this journey from Manhattan to the farm. Brent, a former vice president of healthy living for Martha Stewart, and Josh, a best-selling author, were just two guys looking for a new way to make a living,

“We were kind of forced into it. We both lost our jobs and we had this huge mortgage to support and of course all the goats to support. So we really had to come up with ideas to help keep the farm. We came close to losing the farm before the business took off. It was very touch and go there for a while.”

But as their hit series begins again, they say their successful business, best selling books and dedicated fans make cameras invading their home all relevant.

“At first, it was strange. Were lucky to have a really good crew who have become kind of like family to us. It makes it all worth it when we get emails from families, straight and gay, who see themselves in our relationship. It really does makes it all worth it.”


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