Fredrik Eklund is one of the most powerful real-estate agents in New York City, and he often finds the best apartments for celebrities and clients with deep pockets. It’s no secret that Fredrik helped Bethenny Frankel find her apartment and office space as the two filmed scenes for The Real Housewives of New York together. But as it turns out, Bethenny went straight back to Fredrik to find a new place. The two of them were spotted looking around New York for an apartment, and the press quickly guessed that she was looking for an apartment that she could share with her new boyfriend, Dennis Shields.
According to a new Bravo report, Fredrik Eklund isn’t dishing on what the new apartment is for, but he will talk about Bethenny as a client. When he stopped by Watch What Happens Live last Thursday, he revealed that they were indeed out looking for a new place, but he didn’t get into details about what this new place was for.
“We’re out looking. I mean, we were seen by the press. She’s followed by a lot of paparazzi, that I can say,” Fredrik revealed when a caller asked about their time together in New York, something he appears to enjoy.
Even though Fredrik Eklund didn’t talk about what the couple was looking for as they were browsing through apartments in Manhattan, the tabloids did go crazy about this story. Bravo reveals that The New York Post reported that they were looking at downtown apartments in the $10 million to $30 million range, something that Eklund may be able to provide for her.
“She’s the fastest client I’ve ever had,” Fredrik Eklund revealed to Andy Cohen, who asked about what kind of client she was, adding, “Before I even listen to what she has to say she’s on to the next subject, and she’s very quick. But she knows what she wants and she walks in and she’s like, ‘This is not for me. I’m out of here!’ And the other broker is like, ‘OK?'”
Of course, Bethenny and Fredrik Eklund have been friends for a while. As they were filming scenes for The Real Housewives of New York together, Frankel opened up to Fredrik about her failed marriage and how her ex-husband was still living in the apartment she worked so hard to get. And Fredrik Eklund opened up to Bethenny about his desire to start a family, something that will continue on this week’s episode of Million Dollar Listing: New York.
On this week’s episode, Fredrik and his husband, Derek Kaplan, travel to London to visit Derek’s family, and fans of the show will finally get to meet Derek’s son from a previous relationship. This will be tough for Eklund, who really wants a child of his own, and he posted a lengthy message from the trip he took about ten weeks ago.
“Thank you London for one of the best weeks of my life! It was really true magic, and very emotional in the best of ways. We wrapped filming #MDLNY yesterday up here in the massive ferris-wheel called the ‘London Eye,’ and the rain finally and suddenly came out as I said goodbye to the crew to go back to NYC. You grow so fond of each other when you work THIS closely with such amazing and talented people. And I had forgotten just how beautiful London can be in the Spring. But… and as expected… it was difficult (impossible) to say goodbye to little Kai growing up so quickly, too quickly… But he’s an angel and I’m just proud to be the extra papa. Love /FreDerek,” Fredrik Eklund revealed in the lengthy Instagram post.
What do you think about Fredrik Eklund’s friendship with Bethenny?
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