Queer Eye host Karamo Brown ‘forgives himself’ for past cocaine addiction: ‘It became my escape’

Karamo has bravely overcome his demons (Picture: WireImage)

Queer Eye host Karamo Brown has opened up about his previous cocaine addiction and admits that after along and harrowing journey to sobriety, he’s finally ‘forgiven himself’.

The 38-year-old, a member of the hit Netflix shows Fab Five, has opened up about his past drug addiction in hopes that his story will help others.

Speaking to People about his past drug abuse, Karamo said: ‘Cocaine became my escape. I went to a place where I was using this drug and using it early in the morning and in the evening.

‘The look on her face, of hurt, of pain, I was like ugh. I put my family through that.’

The TV star recalls the lowest point of his addiction was when he handed over his bank card to a drug dealer, and even snorting cocaine while his mother was in the car.

The Queer Eye star is currently engaged to Ian Jordan (Picture: Getty Images)

Explaining how he was able to reconcile his addiction, Karamo said: ‘But I had to forgive myself because going through that allows me to talk to people who have addictions and say, “I know what you’re going through”.

‘It allows me to talk to family members who are dealing with someone who has an addiction. I can speak to that and say ‘you can grow through this and heal from it.’

On a happier note, Karamo is engaged to his director partner Ian Jordan, and hopes their nuptials will top the lavish celebrations of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ Indian wedding last December.

Good luck guys.

Karamo’s cape might actually just top Priyanka’s wedding dress train (Picture: Getty Images)

Teasing their upcoming wedding, Karamo said: ‘He’s been to the hospital twice because of anxiety over the wedding. He’s never had panic attacks and all of a sudden he’s having panic attacks because I’m planning this lavish wedding.

‘We were touring the venue the other day and literally in the middle of it he starts having a panic attack. It’s like a 32-acre venue. I’m other there like, “Here’s where I want the ferris wheel, horses”. I’m putting the Kardashians to shame.’

The TV star added: ‘I saw Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra [at the Vanity Fair Oscars party] and literally, I wanted to run up to them to be like, “You don’t know me but you’re the competition in my head for my wedding”.’

It sounds like Karamo will be giving Priyanka, 36, a good run for her money as he reveals that he’s planning a huge cape to trump the actress’ 75ft wedding dress train.

Sounds epic. Can we get an invite?

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