Million Dollar Listing New York star Fredrik Eklund spoke exclusively with Us Weekly about starting a family after he and husband Derek Kaplan’s surrogate miscarried twins in 2015. The real estate broker, 40, caught up with Us at his costar Ryan Serhant‘s MDLNY season 6 premiere party at New York City’s Marquee on Wednesday, May 24.
“We’re on our way now,” Eklund teased. “But I can’t say anything else. We are on our way. Things are changing now. I feel good.”
Before his devastating loss, Eklund frequently discussed his dream of being a dad — specifically, to a daughter named Milla — on Million Dollar Listing New York. The TV personality revealed the tragic news of the miscarriage via Instagram in September 2015. “I’m sad to share we’ve had a failed pregnancy,” he captioned a photo of himself with his artist hubby looking out at a beautiful sunset. “I have cried so much that I can’t cry anymore. We were pregnant with twins but we’re not anymore.”
Though the miscarriage was “difficult” for Eklund and Kaplan (they tied the knot in 2013), the Bravolebrity told Us that he also feels for their surrogate.
“I’m also trying to be respectful that we are two guys trying to have a baby and when we’ve been sad and we’ve had our thing, we haven’t even had anything happen to our bodies,” he explained. “So I am very respectful of that side of it which is a little unknown to me and what our surrogates have gone through.”
At the event, Eklund’s pal Serhant, 32, also chatted with Us about his plans to become a parent with wife Emilia Bechrakis. “We’re busy. Listen, kids aren’t going to remember those early years, but we will,” the Sell It Like Serhant star — who married the attorney in a stunning Greek wedding ceremony in July 2016 — said of eventually having babies. “And I want to make sure that we are ready when do have kids. I don’t want to have kids just to have kids.”
Million Dollar Listing New York returns to Bravo for a sixth season on Thursday, May 25, at 9 p.m. ET.
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