Fredrik Eklund Reacts to Luis D. Ortiz's Long-Awaited Return to MDLNY and How He Was "Somewhat Instrumental" in It

Fredrik Eklund Reacts to Luis D. Ortiz's Long-Awaited Return to MDLNY and How He Was "Somewhat Instrumental" in It

"He was down and he's going to tell that story this season," Fredrik teased about Season 8 of MDLNY.

By Jocelyn Vena

When Million Dollar Listing New York returns for Season 8 this week, in addition to welcoming a new agent to the crew (hey there, Tyler Whitman!), an old friend will be back in the fold as well. Luis D. Ortiz returns to the mix after taking a break for a few seasons. And you can bet that his BFF Fredrik Eklund is excited, as he shared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen this week (clip above).

"It made me so happy and I feel like I was somewhat instrumental in getting him back, back to New York and back into real estate, cause I think it's really important for him to have a structure 'cause as you know he was traveling for a long time. He was doing kind of nothing and soul searching," Fredrik said, adding, "He was down and he's going to tell that story this season... I love him and he [has] such a good heart."

As fans likely recall, during the Season 5 finale of MDLNY, Luis made the life-changing decision to step away from real estate. In the years since, Luis has traveled the globe and, yes, even popped up on MDLNY to hang with Fredrik — and Ryan Serhant — in the midst of his sabbatical. But he's largely kept out of the TV spotlight, instead opting to jet-set around the world and see what it has to offer.

Above, Andy Cohen opens up a bit about his fondness for Luis as well.

And, below, check out what Luis looks like these days ahead of the Season 8 premiere on Thursday, August 1 at 9/8c.

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