Heather Bilyeu never dreamed that when she agreed to film for Million Dollar Listing: LA as Madison’s assistant so so much of her life would change. Yesterday Reality Tea had the opportunity to speak with Heather about how she found herself on Bravo, what the show has meant for her career and as well as her personal life, and her craziest experiences in real estate. Heather also opened up about her relationship with fiancé Josh Altman, and her passion for rescue dogs.
Heather had absolutely no intention of being on TV and was even shy about listing to her own voicemail messages! “I definitely didn’t want to do it at first, but I’m so happy I did,” she reflects. “I have no regrets.”
“When I first started working for Madison he was on the show, but he wasn’t aware that he was getting picked up for another season. When I interviewed with him he said, ‘Don’t worry – you won’t need to be on the show.'” Heather says producers really enjoyed the “synergy” she and Madison had and encouraged her to film with him. “I was very reluctant,” she admits. “I had to push myself.”
“It’s really been amazing for me,” Heather shares. “I’ve discovered so much about myself and it’s been great for my business and I found my soon-to-be-husband.”
MDLLA will once again follow the ups and downs of Josh Altman, Josh Flagg, James Harris, and David Parnes. In season 8, Josh Altman is all about selling real estate – a million dollars a day to be exact – but Heather Bilyeu is all about making babies. Josh Flagg is “always moving forward” thanks to his grandmother’s influence on his life. “With boyfriend Colton at his side,” shares Bravo, “Josh Flagg is more aggressive than ever as he aims to become L.A.’s top-selling real estate agent.” As for James and David, they’re both struggling to find a work/home balance. “When work stress mounts, they lash out, causing them to not only clash with competing agents, but also each other.”
“The Emmy-nominated series returns for season 4 with superstar real-estate agents Fredrik Eklund, Luis D. Ortiz, and Ryan Serhant taking their professional and personal lives to the next level and the drama is at an all-time high,” promised Bravo. “Luis shifts his business into high gear as he takes on his first new development project. Ryan is charming his way through some of the biggest deals of his career, but his most important ‘deal’ yet involves his girlfriend, Emilia, and living happily ever after. Fredrik is officially New York City’s #1 broker, but he still faces a litany of challenging clients and colleagues, as he and Ryan attempt to work together for the first time.”
When Million Dollar Listing LA starsJosh Altman and Heather Bilyeu called off their summer wedding, fans of the show immediately began to speculate how long until they broke up. Josh responded to that chatter right away, insisting they were more in love than ever, but we haven’t heard much from Heather since the news broke. Until now. Josh and Heather are speaking out, together, about the decision to postpone their wedding.
Josh says, “You won’t hear this very often, but it was probably the best thing for our relationship. At the end of the day, I think we kind of forgot who the wedding was for, and when you have cameras following you around most of the year — for the last four years — you forget that at the end of the day that’s gonna live a lot longer than Million Dollar Listing. It’s about us, and at the end of the day, that’s what was most important to us.”