Why hide anything? Fredrik Eklund hasn’t been shy about opening up about his life with fans, but the effusive Million Dollar Listing New York star admits that perhaps he overshares on occasion.
“Sometimes I think I share too much, especially on social media!” the superstar real estate broker tells Us Weekly in an exclusive interview. “That’s sort of my theory in life: I try to be an open book and even on camera, on radio, I want to be authentic, I want to be real!”
What does that mean for the upcoming season 5 of Bravo’s hit show? Though Eklund, 38, couldn’t specifically say what his story line will be, he hinted, “I start this season off on a very personal, sad space.”
As fans are aware, Eklund shared a heartbreaking message on Instagram in September that he and husband Derek Kaplan’s surrogate had miscarried their twins. The couple’s hopes of having a child together had been well documented on MDLNY, but they’re not giving up.
“We are pursuing it, yes, we are,” the Swedish star says of parenthood. “And the cameras are following that. It’s still too early and we’re still broken … we’re doing our best.”
In the meantime, Eklund has undertaken another venture in addition to his multimillion-dollar real-estate deals: a new talk show called Buying and Selling on SiriusXM, which he hosts with his comedian brother, Sigge Eklund. Though Fredrik may be a real-estate expert, don’t expect the show to be just about that.
“It’s very little real estate, actually!” he says. “When you go on a date, you’re selling yourself, right? If you’re looking for a job, you’re selling yourself. To me, selling is really getting what you want out of life. And buying too. What we’re trying to do with the show is look at the media and pop culture and sort of connect the dots and see trends.”
The one-hour shows will also feature celebrity guest appearances — including Jenny McCarthy and Bethenny Frankel — each week.
“We’ll have a lot of fun because you can’t take yourself too seriously and be pretentious,” the bestselling author tells Us of his new radio show. “We’re going to be a bit crazy!”
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