Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent on the 'responsibility' they feel as a gay couple in the public eye

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent recognize the responsibility they have as a gay couple in the public eye.

The "Nate & Jeremiah By Design" stars, who recently celebrated their four-year wedding anniversary, opened up to AOL.com at Huggies Made By You's celebration in honor of the birth of their son, Oskar, about the impact that their position in the spotlight could have on LGBTQ youth.

"We’ve always felt a responsibility, and that was to live authentically," Brent told us. "[We want to] be who we are -- and that’s the good, the bad and the everything. It’s about living in that vulnerability, which we do as people and we try to do publicly now, as well. We definitely think about it all the time, and I hope that’s a conversation that changes and is very different 10 years from now. I think it will be."

Berkus, who became a household name through frequent appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," echoed his husband's sentiments and referenced an insightful Oprah quote that he keeps top of mind.

"You never know when you live your lives publicly who you’re reaching," he said. "Oprah used to say that all the time: ‘You never know who’s listening to you when you’re talking on TV.’ We don’t take ourselves super seriously in that we don’t see ourselves as these amazing role models, because we're just people. But we both walk around feeling the weight of that responsibility."

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent and family team up with Huggies to launch Huggies Made by You, its first-ever personalized diaper. Available exclusively online at HuggiesMadeByYou.com. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Huggies Made by You)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus attend Ralph Pucci Presents Pierre Paulin and James HD Brown on April 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images )
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 17: Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus attend Family Equality Council's Impact Awards at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on March 17, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Family Equality Council)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 17: Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus attend Family Equality Council's Impact Awards at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on March 17, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Family Equality Council)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the Esquire's Annual Maverick's of Hollywood at Sunset Tower on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 12: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent of 'Nate & Jeremiah By Design' onstage during the TLC portion of the Discovery Communications Winter TCA Event 2018 at the Langham Hotel on January 12, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery )
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend Rachel Zoe SS18 Presentation at Sunset Tower Hotel on September 5, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Rachel Zoe Collection )
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the premiere of 'Home Again' at Directors Guild of America on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 26: TV personality Jeremiah Brent (L) and spouse/TV personality Nate Berkus visit Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on April 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Nate Berkus, Irene Neuwirth, and Jeremiah Brent attend the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 23: Interior designer Nate Berkus (L) and husband Jeremiah Brent attend Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles' annual Accessories for Success spring scholarship luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on April 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Designers Nate Berkus (R) and Jeremiah Brent attend Vanity Fair and Lancome Toast to The Hollywood Issue at Chateau Marmont on February 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Jeremiah Brent (L) and Nate Berkus attend The Zoe Report's Box of Style Winter Edition Dinner at Chateau Marmont on November 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for The Zoe Report)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Jeremiah Brent and Interior Designer Nate Berkus attend Preen by Thornton Bregazzi private dinner hosted by Brigette Romanek and Estee Stanley on October 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Preen)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Designer Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Presented By John Paul Mitchell Systems at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Nate Berkus (R) and Jeremiah Brent attend TOPMAN & Nick Jonas Celebrate the TOPMAN Magazine 'This Is Tailoring' Issue at Chateau Marmont on May 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TOPMAN)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent pose with daughter Poppy Brent-Berkus as they host the celebration for Tracey Hecht's new book series 'The Nocturnals' at AU FUDGE on September 8, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Fabled Films)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Designer Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Westin Bonaventure Hotel on April 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus attend the opening of the Alexandra Von Furstenberg Los Angeles flagship store on April 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Alexandra Von Furstenberg )
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau unveiling of its new brand bringing the sun and fun of Anaheim to the Big Apple with experience Anaheim and Orange County 3D interactive virtual vacation outside the flatiron Building on June 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: TV personalities Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the Up2Us Sports celebration of 5 Years of change through sports on June 3, 2015 at the IAC Building in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Up2Us Sports)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Designers Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus attend the Bravo Presents a special screening of 'Odd Mom Out' after party at Casa Lever on June 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the New York City Ballet 2014 Fall Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Good Shepherd Services Spring Party hosted by Isaac Mizrahi at Stage 37 on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Good Shepherd Services)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend Uprising Of Love: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality at the Gershwin Theatre on September 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Interior designer Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Charm & Chain Kaleidoscope Collection Launch at Up & Down on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Interior designer Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Charm & Chain Kaleidoscope Collection Launch at Up & Down on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Interior designer Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Charm & Chain Kaleidoscope Collection Launch at Up & Down on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Interior designer and TV host Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend DIFFA's 17th Annual Dining By Design New York Gala at Pier 94 on March 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Jeremiah Brent (L) and designer Nate Berkus attends the 15th Affordable Art Fair at Gilded Lily on March 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Nate Berkus and fiance Jeremiah Brent attend Human Rights Campaign's 2014 Greater New York Gala at The Waldorf=Astoria on February 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: TV personality Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: Interior Designer and TV Personality Nate Berkus and stylist Jeremiah Brent attend the GQ 'What To Wear Now' Special Issue Party at The Highline Hotel on August 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for GQ)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the Target FEED Collaboration launch at Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent attend the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Launch Eventat Spring Studio on September 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend 'Mama I Want To Sing' 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration at The Dempsey Theatre on March 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend 'Mama I Want To Sing' 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration at The Dempsey Theatre on March 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the Target FEED Collaboration launch at Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
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And it's when they hear from fans first-hand on social media that Berkus and Brent are reminded about the importance of not only accepting that responsibility, but fully embracing it for the benefit of others.

"On our social media [accounts], we hear more often than not, ‘I’m a kid living in blank, I never thought I would see a family like yours. I never thought that it would be okay, but seeing you do these things has given me hope and courage,'" he said. "After that, there’s nothing else that matters."

The interior designers, who told us that they're "soaking up every moment" of their new life as parents of two (in addition to son Oskar, they also share daughter, Poppy), chose to align with Huggies because its mission falls in line with all that they strive represent together.

"This is a really beautiful chapter to show people that our family was made by us and on our turns. We’re aligning with companies that share that intention of celebrating individuality," Brent explained. "It’s a big deal for kids to look up and see a family that they didn’t think they could have, and see that it’s okay. This brand sees them and supports them and that’s a big deal."

"We want people to see that we are just like every other family," Berkus added with a smile.

Their partnership with Huggies is to help launch the brand's first-ever personalized diaper line, Huggies Made By You, that allows customers to custom-design diapers with monograms or names, which Brent described as "the perfect marriage of personalization and practicality."

"It’s our job as designers to notice details," Berkus elaborated. "We can’t turn that part off when we’re in pursuit of beautiful things and meaningful things on a constant basis. It’s what we go antiquing on the weekend searching for. This opportunity is really exciting, because it’s so amazing to be able to hold a product that someone can personalize something that can mean something to them."

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