Karamo Brown is ready for marriage: My ‘biological clock is ticking!’

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Karamo Brown is itching to get hitched.

The “Karamo” host — who is currently dating photographer Carlos Medel — tells Page Six that his “biological clock is ticking” and he’s ready to walk down the aisle.

“I’m trying not to be the boyfriend that pressures while also dropping hints,” the “Queer Eye” star jokes.

Brown, 42, has been dating Medel for the last two years following a 10-year relationship with Ian Jordan.

Brown and Jordan called off their engagement during the pandemic.

Karamo Brown and Carlos Medel.
Karamo Brown says he’s ready to get married.

“We were supposed to get married,” he explains, “and the pandemic made us realize that there are some things we need to work on, and we weren’t able to work them out and I was willing to, but it just didn’t work.”

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He adds, “And now we’re at a place where with my new partner, we’re not having any issues. Things are great.”

Brown made history in 2004 on MTV’s “The Real World” as the first openly gay black man cast on a reality series.

Karamo Brown and Carlos Medel.
The “Karamo” host has been dating boyfriend Carlos Medel for two years.
The cast of "Queer Eye."
The “Queer Eye” star and his ex-fiancé, Ian Jordan, split up during the pandemic.
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He’s also part of the hugely popular revamped “Queer Eye” quintet on Netflix.

Brown confesses that he wasn’t surprised the show connected with audiences.

“None of us in any of the seasons are looking for fame,” he shared. “We really, every episode, come together, the five of us, and sit down and say, ‘How do we help them?’ We get immersed in them…I think people saw that we were genuinely wanting to help.”

Karamo Brown on set of his talk show.
“We’re at a place where with my new partner, we’re not having any issues,” Brown tells us of Medel.

Brown also hosts “Karamo,” a syndicated talk show featuring real people and their issues, which has just been renewed for a second season.

He describes the show as “breakthrough TV … every day before we go out I pray and I say to my producers, ‘Our goal has to be to have these people have a breakthrough by the end of this …That’s our only goal.’

“And so whether it’s a mother-daughter that are in crisis, families who have not talked, have been broken, couples that are in crisis. I always make sure by the end of it they’re getting real language so that they can leave here better than I found them.”

Karamo Brown and his sons.
The father of two jokes that his “biological clock is ticking.”

Brown feels uniquely qualified to help because he can relate to so many different groups as a black gay man of immigrant parents. He’s also a single parent having found out in 2007 that he was the father of a 10-year-old boy named Jason. He received custody of him that year and adopted Jason’s half-brother Chris in 2010.

Last year, Brown revealed that Jason had battled drug addiction and overdosed, but is now two years sober.

“I understand what it’s like to have been cheated on,” he says. “I understand what it’s like to be in a home where there was abuse. I understand what it was like to have conflict with a parent. I understand what it’s like to co-parent, I understand what it’s like when you adopt a child, so I get it.”

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