It’s finally time to move on. Fredrik Eklund has given us 11 years on the Million Dollar Listing franchises. Fredrik always brought a firestorm of drama and had a personality that was downright comical. So natutrally, Fredrik gave the franchise some of its best moments. And let us not forget his reach over franchises. Like his short lived series with Bethenny Frankel. It was a miss, but was entertaining to see two Type A personalities try and work together.
But now Fredrik is ready to leave Bravo behind. As reported by Page Six, Fredrik announced his departure in a lengthy statement on his Instagram. He wrote in part, “After an amazing 11 years, I’ve decided it’s time for the next chapter of my life, and to leave Million Dollar Listing. It’s an end of an era and a new start for me.” He continued, “I let Andy [Cohen], the Producers and the Executives know last week how grateful I am. Eternally grateful, I mean what an incredible run we had together.”
Fredrik added, “All of my most memorable milestones from the last decade I shared with all of you: meeting Derek [Kaplan], our wedding, the miscarriages, the birth of our twins, and all the beautiful properties. I will always cherish that shared experience.”
He went on, “Now it’s time for my next chapter. There is more to do, new projects and experiences, my kids are growing and my business is pulling me in all sorts of exciting directions. Thank you to Bravo, my castmates from both coasts, and the incredible crew. We made television history together.” Fredrik concluded, “Lastly I want to give a special thank you to all the viewers for continuing to be by my side for this journey. I can’t for you to see what’s next. You truly changed my life.”
Fredrik, who was the only remaining original cast member on Million Dollar Listing New York, went bicoastal and joined also stared on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles in 2019. And it looks like he will be missed. Castmate Tyler Whitman said, “Fredrik is an inspiration. He definitely paved the way for quirky folks like me to show you can be yourself and still have a very successful business.”
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Fans also flooded his comments section. One user wrote, “I will miss you so much!!! You have been my favorite since day !! Can’t believe it’s been a decade watching you. Love to your family and future!” Another added, “It was an honor being able to see behind the curtain into your life. Thank you for sharing that time with us, what a treat it has been!”
We wish Fredrik the best of luck in his future endeavors! Love him or hate him, Million Dollar Listing just won’t be the same without him.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT FREDRIK IS LEAVING? WILL YOU STILL WATCH THE SHOW? WHAT DO YOU THINK HIS NEXT PROJECT WILL BE? WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FREDRIK MOMENT?
[Photo Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo]