Oprah protege Nate Berkus has snagged Elizabeth Edwards — jilted bride of shamed politico John Edwards — for its series premiere next month, Harpo Productions have announced.
Berkus will sit down with the cancer-stricken Mrs. Edwards as she reveals how she is beginning a new chapter in her life after her husband’s polarizing sex scandal. She’ll also open the doors to her Chapel Hill, North Carolina home furnishings business — Red Window — and discuss how her passion for design is reclaiming her life.
Elizabeth talked about John’s affair and lovechild with videographer Rielle Hunter in the 2009 best-selling memoir, Resilence.
“I found Elizabeth to be incredibly honest, funny and just a pleasure to be around. Her passion to build a new life for herself is nothing if not inspiring. And, the fact that we both love design, gave us an instant connection,” says Berkus, who rose to prominence after his talents as an interior decorator where touted by The Queen of Talk.
Nate adds that Elizabeth’s “candor, pure wit and love of life” will surprise the viewers.
The Nate Berkus Show premieres Sept. 13.