Are you aware of a certain Peter Brant II? Ah, you’re not? Here’s the “about” section of his Facebook fan page, it’s a perfectly good primer:
Peter Brant II is a Designer, Art Collector, Socialite, and Model, and the eldest son of Supermodel Stephanie Seymour and Newsprint Billionare [sic] Peter Brant I
Well then! But besides the breaking news that he’s picked up his 1000th Facebook fan (He thanked only Peter Brant II, and does so because he thinks himself so “conceited and fabulous”) why write about this scion of wealth, industry and prowess on the polo pitch? It turns out that a nosy paparazzi snapped some photos of Peter Brant II and his mother in amorous poses, igniting something of a media firestorm. The excitement is understandable — Brant and Seymour’s divorce proceedings were deliciously bitchy on both ends until the couple made up in happy and shocking fashion. So, even though no one really thinks there’s really an Sophocles-style love triangle going on, it’s hard to resist toying with the idea. Mom was, after all, the capital-B Babe in the “November Rain” video.
But, Peter Brant II had to prolong this otherwise dead story by penning — with his publicist, natch — a letter to Gawker defending the mother-son affection.
I would just like to say that these pictures have been taken completely out of context, my mother and i are very close as she is with all her children. she often hugs and kisses me and my siblings in an manner that is intimate, any mother in the world does the same. that day on the beach we walked around with each other completely aware of the presence of photographers there. We have nothing to hide and with that in mind I would like to say that I am openly gay. At my age my mother and I are almost like friends and I feel open to talk to her about anything (and yes our relationship may be different because of my sexuality).
Fine, Peter Brant The Second, Son of Newsprint Billionare [sic] Peter Brant The First, you’re off the hook for potential forbidden love. But we could do without anecdotes of how much Cristal you drank on New Year’s or reasons why St. Barths is “really the only suitably Fashionable/ Entertaining island in the Caribbean.” There’s no need to be gauche.