Thursday night's episode of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles was a very emotional one for Madison Hildebrand. The MDLLA agent brought his boyfriend, Cody Keltz, to Scottsdale, Arizona for a family reunion where he opened up about his 93-year-old grandmother Cecil and her battle with Alzheimer's disease. "It's hitting us all really hard, and I feel very blessed that I get to be here with her," Madison said during the episode (clip above).
Madison shared the sad news on Instagram Thursday that his grandmother had recently passed away after battling Alzheimer's for the past few years. He added that Thursday night's episode "was especially difficult for me to watch," and he thanked fans for their support.
Cecil held a particularly special place in Madison's heart since she was one of the first people he came out to. "As an adult, she's one of the first people I told when I came out," Madison shared during Thursday night's MDLLA. "She said, 'I don't know what that means, sweetie, but I love you no matter what.' And that's just the kind of heart that she has.'"
Madison first shared the news of his grandmother's passing on Instagram in July. "To all who knew this precious darling spirit who left us....yesterday afternoon. My sweetest, most loving, selfless grandma, the wife to my grandpa for 73 years, and beautiful, laughing soul who lived 93 amazing years," Madison paid tribute to his grandmother on Instagram after she passed away on July 23. "A true #matriarch to our family of 40+, #GrandmaCecil I will miss you so much. You and I had so many special moments, you left me with so much wisdom, taught me how to be a gentle soul, an honest person, and to choose happiness! I love you forever."
Madison later shared a touching message to his grandma as he said goodbye to her on the day of her funeral. "With love... Life is real, and so is death. Give your loving loved ones a dose of love, #nothinglastsforever. #emotionallyexhausted," he wrote on Instagram on July 29. "Goodbye Grandma Cecil, today was perfect, just the way you would have wished it."
He also paid tribute to Cecil a month after her passing on Instagram. "Sometimes you just need Grandma's touch to feel the heal... She's with me even though she's not here with us anymore," he wrote. "Love those while they live, it's the best time. Miss you Grandma Cecil!!! #thetouchofwisdom #ahandmadeforhealing #grandmalove."