Luis D. Ortiz surprised us all with the happy news that he is expecting his first child, a baby girl, which you can relive, above. Now the real estate agent is opening up a bit more about his road to fatherhood.
The Million Dollar Listing New York agent's baby was due in two months from the time he filmed that interview in the August 22 episode. "Obviously, not planned, and, you know, there's a lot more to the story, and I wish I could tell it," Luis said. "I'm genuinely happy thinking about it, but I just want to make sure I do things right."
Luis broke the news to his longtime colleague Ronita while visiting her baby daughter for the first time in the episode. Ronita couldn't believe it at first, but she was definitely very happy for her friend. "It is a blessing," Luis told Ronita.
Fatherhood will be something new for Luis, but he already knows that the love he will have for his daughter will be unlike anything he has experienced before. "I have no idea how this is gonna go, but I will love her no matter what. Like, true love," Luis said with tears in his eyes in an interview during the episode. "I don't even know what that feels like or is, but I have the feeling that I'm about to find out."
Luis' life has gone through some major changes over the past few years. He stepped away from real estate and said goodbye to New York City after Season 5 of MDLNY. Luis did some soul searching in Paris and all over the world before returning to the Big Apple and resuming his real estate career in the current season of MDLNY.
"It's crazy how much things have transpired since the time I left New York. It's very beautiful to see it," he said during an interview in the August 15 episode of MDLNY. "I've been through a lot these past two years, a lot of ups, a lot of downs. But every day gets better, and seeing this only makes me happy. It puts no pressure on me 'cause I have my own time. And I can't have all these beautiful things right now if there's a big part of me that's broke and I need to fix that first before I go on to have a family and have kids. Wow, that hit a f--king nerve. I hope that's not true — and that I have to fix myself before I have a kid — because I am having a kid."
Luckily, Luis has a few new dads he can turn to for some parenting advice if he ever needs it. His fellow MDLNY agents Fredrik Eklund, Ryan Serhant, and Steve Gold have all also become fathers in the past couple of years.
See what's coming up for the MDLNY guys in an all-new episode Thursday at 9/8c, below.