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Congrats, you guys! Million Dollar Listing New York star Fredrik Eklund is expecting twins — a girl and a boy — via surrogate with husband Derek Kaplan two years after their surrogate miscarried twins in 2015.
“We’ve been blessed two times over – we’re six months pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl! It was important for us to take the time to keep the news for ourselves, but now we are ready to celebrate all the love,” the couple — who revealed the happy news on the Season 6 finale of MDLNY — shared on Instagram Thursday, Aug. 10. “We thank you for supporting us in this journey and your well wishes…. We are finally going to be dads! Finally! #grateful 👨👨👧👦”
The exciting announcement comes just days after Fredrik opened up exclusively to In Touch about his dream of becoming a father. “I’m so looking forward to fatherhood. My whole adult life, I’ve wanted to be a father,” he said. “My brother has three kids, a lot of my really close friends have kids.”
We've been blessed two times over - we're six months pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl! It was important for us to take the time to keep the news for ourselves, but now we are ready to celebrate all the love. We thank you for supporting us in this journey and your well wishes.... We are finally going to be dads! Finally! #grateful 👨👨👧👦
According to the handsome real estate agent, having a child feels like the next chapter in his love story with Derek, whom he wed in February 2013. “To me, it’s sort of the natural evolution of who I will become and I can’t wait for Derek and I to have a little one of our own,” Fredrik told In Touch. “I get very emotional just talking about it.”
Before his heartbreaking loss, Fredrik had discussed his wish to be a parent — specifically, to a daughter named Milla — on MDLNY. The Sweden native shared the sad news of the miscarriage via Instagram in September 2015. “I’m sad to share we’ve had a failed pregnancy,” he wrote at the time. “I have cried so much that I can’t cry anymore. We were pregnant with twins but we’re not anymore.”
Derek is already dad to a young son named Kai, who lives in London full-time with his moms. As revealed on MDLNY, the Zimbabwean-born artist donated his sperm to a lesbian couple about seven years ago. Though he and Fredrik live on a different continent, the pair still make sure to spend as much time with Kai as they can.
In August 2016, Fredrik — who first learned that David had a son during Season 5 of the hit Bravo series — joked that he was “already a father” while hanging out with Kai before a day of shopping in NYC. “Day 2: on our way to the LEGO store!” he captioned a pic of himself and Kai cuddled in the backseat of a car. “The rule is Kai can have any- and all he wants in the store as long as he can carry it all to the cash register with his two arms. 😂 #AlreadyAFather ❤️”
Million Dollar Listing New York airs on Bravo Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST.