BOBBY Berk became a huge star when he joined Queer Eye.
But in 2023, the design expert shocked fans when he announced he had quit the Netflix show.
Who is Bobby Berk and when did he join Queer Eye
Born on August 25, 1981, in Texas, Bobby Berk is an Emmy winning television host, author, and interior designer, who is best known for Queer Eye.
He moved to New York in 2003 where he kicked off his career working at Bed Bath & Beyond.
However by 2006, Bobby had launched his own online store called Bobby Berk Home, which went on to have stores in locations in various US cities including New York, Miami and Atlanta.
Bobby also launched Bobby Berk Interiors + Design which is based in Los Angeles.
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When is Bobby Berk leaving Queer Eye?
In November 2023, Bobby announced his departure from Queer Eye, calling it a "difficult decision".
He joined the show in 2018, but decided to leave after six years on the hit series.
Season eight of Queer Eye will be Bobby's last, and that will kick off in January 2024.
"The love that I have received from you all over the last 6 years has been absolutely surreal," he explained in a lengthy Instagram post.
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"You have tuned in and been dedicated fans and together we were able to share the healing powers of design."
The Netflix star continued: "I learned from you all about kindness, love, and acceptance, and that has changed my life for the better.
"The way you have embraced me and accepted me for who I am is something that l will truly carry with me for the rest of my life."
Bobby thanked the audience: "Throughout these years, you, the die-hard fans of Queer Eye, have all shared so many stories with me about how the show has touched your lives and I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you for being brave enough to share your experiences."
The Queer Eye star concluded: "It’s with a heavy heart that I announce that season 8 will be my final season on Queer Eye.
"It’s not been an easy decision to be at peace with, but a necessary one.
"Although my journey with Queer Eye is over, my journey with you is not.
"You will be seeing more of me very soon."
Who is Bobby Berk's husband Dewey?
Bubby married Dewey Do in 2012, but they actually started dating in 2004.
Speaking about their wedding, he shared on Facebook in 2013: "We got married as soon as it was legal to get married and it was important to us to show the world our pride through our expression of love,"
Bobby's husband Dewey is a maxillofacial surgeon, who helps patients who need reconstructive facial surgery.
In 2018, the couple moved to Los Angeles after living in the Big Apple for 15 years.
Does Bobby Berk have any children?
As of 2023, Bobby and his husband don't have any children.
However in 2019, he opened up to People about the possibility of having kids in the future.
Bobby said at the time that having children with Dewey was part of the "five-year plan" for "when things have calmed down from Queer Eye a little bit".
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He continued: "My husband's always like, 'I don’t want to be a single parent. You're always gone'.
"Like 90 percent of the time I am."
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