Rachel Zoe just tweeted this photo of her and her former employee Brad Goreski with the following caption: “Me and lil B on our last photo shoot together.”
Seems like Zoe is really taking strides to make her breakup with Brad seem, as per the original People mag story that broke news of their split, “amicable.” They both released statements to People gushing about how much they loved each other and Zoe said, “He did this with such class and elegance. And I get it. I just told him, ‘I’m here for you always.’”
However rumors surfaced soon after that the New York Times’ profile on Brad was the real reason for his departure. Apparently diva Zoe was peeved that her supporting cast-member had taken her spotlight and secured the most plum placement an aspiring fashion mogul can hope for: A profile in the Style section of the NYT. As far as we can tell, after a quick Nexis search, Zoe has never received the same treatment from the paper of record.
A source familiar with the goings on over at the Bravo reality show lends more credence to the rumors. Rachel has her own publicist at entertainment PR powerhouse 42West in addition to Bravo’s in house publicity, a source tells us, and she was upset that Brad, who doesn’t even pay for outside publicity, managed to snag such awesome press.
“And I don’t believe for a second [Brad gave notice] a month ago,” our source tells us. It’s a good point. Why would we just be hearing about the split now if Brad told Zoe he was leaving last month?
The whole fallout brings into question the timing of news of Zoe’s pregnancy. Whether or not the news is true, it’s a helpful diversion.