LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Who is Fredrik Eklund dating on Million Dollar Listing New York, who is Fredrik’s boyfriend, and are Fredrik and Derek still together? Fredrik Eklund and Derek Kaplan are still together. But as reported on LALATE last year, the current season of MDLNY will feature Fredrik Eklund and boyfriend Derek Kaplan getting very close.
Recently, Fredrik Eklund (Tag Eriksson aka Tag Ericsson photos below) admitted to news that the show is a bit more intrusive than he anticipated. “When I signed on to do this show, I had no idea how personal it was all going to get.” He added “I expected the crew to follow my deal-making, and that my business would grow from millions of people over the world watching my negotiation skills. I never thought I would open up to the cameras to this extent with my personal life.”
That is exactly what happens this season. Tonight, Fredrik Eklund and Derek Kaplan weather a storm, not in their relationship, but in the city, on MDLNY. Fredrik in his latest BravoTv.com post explains what it was like when he lost the Marble Host but still had Derek by his side during the storm.
He tells news “That afternoon, Derek and I sat with the dogs in our lap looking out over downtown as the waves got bigger and bigger down on the Hudson River. It was scary, but I held his hand and I felt so good about hopefully winning over all the odds and finally I thought I had found a buyer for the Marble House — within the short 30 days I had.”
But that changed as the storm moved in. “Because when everything stops and turn to darkness, all we have is each other. Derek and the pups and my father, who came for a visit driving down from Washington D.C., made all the difference.”
Yet he admits to news this week that the show didnâ€™t show how dramatic the situation got for him and Derek. In fact “What we you didn’t see was that my car broke down on Washington Street because we ran out of gas.”
And while his business deal fell apart, he eventually got even closer to Derek. “The rest you saw. I lost the Marble House. I didn’t have enough time. To this day I love that property. It is unique, beautiful, dramatic and incredible well done. But I gained something perhaps more important: understanding just how important my loved ones are. That love is priceless.” He also tell news “The later walk in Central Park with my father, Derek, and the pups was beautiful. The city was still quiet. I was quiet. I had changed. I walked behind them, alone, and looking at them — talking and smiling. And then I looked up on the tree tops and I was thankful for everything.”