This Gen-Z Carrie Bradshaw may only be 20, but she’s already found her happily ever after.
Carrie Berk — yes, she shares the same name as the protagonist of “Sex and the City,” and no, that’s not a coincidence — is a social media star who gives dating advice in her brand new book, “My Real-Life Rom-Com: How to Build Trust and Write Your Own Relationship Rules.” »
“The romantic comedies we see in theaters aren’t necessarily real,” Berk told the Post. “Real life is complicated and difficult.”
That may be true, but Berk’s “real life” is far more glamorous than that of the average New Yorker—and it seems she was destined, from birth, to become a relationship writer.
Berk was named after Carrie Bradshaw by her “Sex and the City”-obsessed mother: the magazine’s editor and noted author, Sheryl Berk.
She had a golden childhood, growing up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, attending the posh Trevor Day School and spending a lot of time in the Hamptons.
During the pandemic, Berk became a real star on TikTok, ama*sing 3.8 million followers, with videos on fashion, fitness and beauty. However, despite her privilege and social media fame, Berk says she’s just like any other boy-crazy girl.
Recently, the rising cyberstar finally snagged her own (unnamed, by choice) Prince Charming, and in “My Real-Life Rom-Com,” she details her romantic adventures in hopes that her fans can land their own love interest, too. sustainable.
Each chapter of “My Real-Life Rom Com” is dedicated to one of Berk’s flings, exes or crushes.
There’s a boy at a bar mitzvah, a dreamy surfer from California and the first guy who broke her heart – a handsome Australian who she describes as her “own Chris Hemsworth.”
But Berk’s book is no ordinary agony aunt’s advice guide. Instead, she shares her romantic history so readers can draw their own conclusions and come up with “relationship rules” that work for them.
“I don’t want to dictate the rules when it comes to dating,” the social media sensation – who also has 920,000 followers on Instagram – told the Post.
However, there is one lesson Berk learns.
“The ultimate lesson at the heart of my book is this: Self-love comes first,” Berk said. “It sounds like a cliché, but you can’t love others without loving yourself.”
She also told the Post that she believes healthy communication is non-negotiable.
“In general, someone who communicates very poorly is a warning sign,” the author a*serted, saying that people should be wary of potential lovers who don’t respond to text messages in a timely manner and cancel their plans on the spot. last minute.
Berk has been dating her current boyfriend since May after meeting him on a dating app. And even if she is seduced, he is only one of the loves of her life.
Berk dedicates her new book to her mother, who she says helped nurture her love for Carrie Bradshaw.
On the cover of “My Real-Life Rom-Com,” Berk wears a white tutu — an obvious ode to the outfit Sarah Jessica Parker (who played Bradshaw) wears in the opening credits of “Sex and the City.”
But it’s not just an imitation, it’s the real deal.
Berk’s mother was once a writer for HBO’s websites and was on set the day Parker donned the iconic garment. The elder Berk was allowed to remove one of the tutus from the stand as a keepsake, which now appears on the cover of her daughter’s book.
That’s not the only bond Berk shares with Parker. She also rubbed shoulders with the actress’ son, James Wilkie Broderick, while growing up in his rarefied and privileged Big Apple social circle.
“My friend from camp went to school with him and she introduced us,” Berk writes of Broderick at the beginning of his book. “Our friendship began with sharing a Lollipop Pa*sion cup at the Sugar Factory, followed by a screening of the latest superhero film. I swam in Sarah Jessica’s pool in the Hamptons, bounced on her trampoline, and lounged until midnight at their cozy townhouse in the city.
The author continues: “She served me banana juice, lent me her sweatpants, and listened patiently to me talking about my pa*sion for writing. Yet as she walked through her house with wet hair and a bathrobe, I never realized how much she — or her on-screen persona — would inspire me in the years to come.
Indeed, Berk does not hesitate to be a Carrie Bradshaw for the TikTok generation.
“I look at love in the same romanticized way that Carrie does,” she told the Post. “I’m still so fond of flowers and crazy displays of affection.”