With a heavy heart and eyes filled with tears… Million Dollar Listing LA star Josh Flagg‘s grandmother, Edith Flagg, passed away this morning at 94. Hands down, Edith was the star of Million Dollar Listing, and she will be missed.
Josh shared the unfortunate news via Instagram: “At 6am this morning, Edith Flagg, my grandmother, passed away. She was my best friend. I love you Grandma, my darling wonderful woman. You are my hero. I will see you again one day… It may be a while… But I promise we will be together again.”
We were able to catch up with Josh to talk about the current season of MDL, why he decided to pen his memoir at a young age, the growing popularity of his grandma Edith, and whether or not he plans to return next season. “I haven’t the slightest idea,” says Josh, though he expects MDL to return for a season five.
Not too many people pen their memoirs at age 25, which brings the question why now? Well, Josh credits a special person in his life for pushing him to write his book. “My grandmother suggested I write about myself and after careful thought, I realized I do have a pretty interesting story to tell,” Josh tells Reality Tea. “In fact, we had so much that we had to censor a lot and take things OUT. Believe me, there was more than enough material to go with.”
Josh believes fans of the show will get a better insight into the person he is by reading Million Dollar Agent, which also serves as an inspirational how-to book for making it in the dog-eat-dog world of real estate. “I am a very private person on camera, so I think the book will help people understand who I really am,” says Josh. “It is also a fabulous tool for someone who wants to get somewhere but does not know where to start.”
So is his granny Edith Flagg aware of her popularity with fans of the show? “She is aware. She does not understand the fascination,” Josh says, adding that she does “get a kick out” of being recognized on the streets and fans coming up to ask for pictures with her. Josh also reveals he is still working with the twins from the show, Marissa and Julianna Stoap.
And of course, we had to touch on the whole coming out issue as Josh officially came out as a gay man on the last episode of MDL. When asked what the response has been like from fans, Josh makes it clear the whole ordeal wasn’t a big deal to him. “People make such a big deal out of it like it was a life changing experience for me,” he says. “Yes I am a gay man… so is every other “hetero” in Hollywood.”
On that note, the finale of Million Dollar Listing airs tonight on Bravo at 9/8c. You can keep up with Josh via his twitter page at @JoshFlagg1.
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