What if the least attention-grabbing a part of Josh Flagg’s life is the truth that we’ve been watching him all this time on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, the place he’s served as an authentic (and completely snarky) forged member for 13 seasons now? He’s nice on the present, after all, however recently it feels as if we’ve gotten a peek into an much more attention-grabbing life he’s main, all in entrance of our eyes.
His expertise in the actual property enviornment has been properly documented, so in the case of the property of one among his buddies, the one and solely Sonja Morgan, why isn’t he stepping as much as promote that pesky Manhattan townhouse of hers? Once I requested him over Zoom earlier this month, he rapidly replied, “God, no. I’d by no means work with Sonja. She’s insane.” And in case that wasn’t sufficient of a affirmation, he added, “[Not for] all the cash on the planet, not even a shot in hell.”
It appeared like a no brainer, after earlier this summer season he posted a sequence of Instagram movies chronicling her keep at his Los Angeles dwelling, which was full of much more chaos than you may think. However the place they both shined is in an interview the place he, as her precise real-life pal, requested and obtained solutions we’ve by no means heard in relation to Sonja even in any case her years on The Real Housewives of New York. However once I requested Flagg when he’s lastly getting his personal speak present, he stated, “I don’t know, the minute any individual presents it to me.” Uh, whats up? That is TV gold folks!
“I actually solely interview my pals,” he stated of his pastime, which additionally included current installments with Tori Spelling and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Crystal Kung Minkoff, who even shared with him first that she could be returning to the Bravo sequence for a second season. “I don’t actually interview those who I don’t know, though I’m all the time prepared to interview any individual. However I wish to grow to be their pal first, so I can see in the event that they’re even good interview materials,” he stated, and teased future interviews with Who What Put on creator Katherine Energy and Lala Kent. “I must get some dudes on the present, I don’t know why the fuck I’m pals with so many ladies.”
It might even be in E!’s greatest curiosity to discover a place for Flagg on any upcoming awards season purple carpets, as his questions expertly toe the road between the gossipy stuff all of us wish to know and attention-grabbing, insightful info about his well-known pals/company, that usually he as their also-famous pal is aware about. Once I ran the concept of purple carpet host by him, he stated, “Yeah, I’d like to. I’m actually shut with Melissa Rivers so I feel that might be loads of enjoyable.” Rivers lately gifted him a set of Cartier salt and pepper shakers that beforehand belonged to her mother Joan, and once I requested in the event that they had been featured in a pleasant place in his dwelling he deadpanned, “No, I bought that shit.” No, after all he didn’t actually. In actuality, he stated, “I really like these, it’s actually candy as a result of I’m actually into dinner events and entertaining and issues like that and so was her mom. In order that was one of many higher, sweeter presents I’ve ever gotten from somebody. We give one another good presents.”
Not that he’s anticipating you to deliver a present when he invitations you over although. “Simply one thing I can drink is normally good,” he shrugged, earlier than including, “I really like caviar so hey, when you wanna come.” Plus, in the case of bringing a number reward to events he’s attending, Flagg admitted, “Truthfully, I’m actually dangerous at this. My husband says, ‘We have now to deliver a present,’ and I’m like okay no matter, no matter, I’m too busy, I’m not excited about it. However I actually ought to get higher at that. I feel usually the go-to is to enter the cellar and get a bottle of wine. It’s simply simple and also you don’t have to consider it. After which I can drink it whereas I’m there in order that’s good too.”
He’s no stranger at making himself at dwelling, as we’ve recently seen him dip in pal Suzanne Somers’ out of doors bathtub in his birthday go well with, confirming of the fixture, “Yeah, it’s incredible. I really like that bathtub on the market. I imply, you’re simply buck bare within the wilderness. It’s superb.” This season of Million Greenback Itemizing Los Angeles has discovered a approach to navigate the pandemic in methods few different reveals have achieved. It’s not utterly dismissed: individuals are proven sporting face coverings, taking precautions, expressing apprehension about having strangers submitting by way of their fancy properties. Nevertheless, the present hasn’t dwelled on it in a miserable or crippling means. As an alternative, they’ve proven how on this explicit time, enterprise is really booming. “I used to be simply stunned we may put a present collectively in the course of a pandemic, however I assume the world has moved on,” Flagg stated. “I used to be somewhat frightened how we had been going to do that at first of the pandemic. I used to be like, ‘How the hell is everybody going to movie a tv present?’ nevertheless it labored out. There was nothing actually good or dangerous that occurred, to be sincere with you. It was simply enterprise as regular.”
It’s additionally been enterprise as regular for him because the late summer season when he joined the group at Douglas Elliman. “We’re going to be constructing out a 1500 sq. foot, perhaps really 2000 sq. foot suite for all of us on my group and it’s going to be lovely,” he stated. “So I’m simply sitting in my non permanent workplace proper now which isn’t so dangerous, and it’s higher than working throughout the pandemic in your eating room.”
And regardless of the transition being clean, maybe the precise announcement was rather less so. Once I requested if maybe there had been a leak about this information, he couldn’t assist however smile and ask, “What makes you say that?” After I shared I had been browsing the comments on his Instagram submit concerning the transfer, which featured lots of the MDLLA forged members chiming in, Flagg grinned, “You’re very astute. No one’s requested me about that.” So…did Fredrik Eklund leak the information and beat him to saying it himself? “I didn’t say that, however I stated you’re very astute,” is all Flagg would give me. We moved on to discussing Eklund’s leap from the New York installment of the sequence to LA, which appeared entertaining to all concerned…at first. “Who discovered it entertaining?” Flagg questioned. “I didn’t.”
He’s, nevertheless, having fun with his friendship with former frenemy Josh Altman, as the 2 have even been touring collectively recently. “Yeah, we’re having loads of enjoyable collectively,” Flagg stated. “We had been on the market collectively actually grocery purchasing collectively, and I saved having this visible, like if solely we had one among his infants and I used to be like holding it whereas he retailers… individuals are going to suppose we’re lovers or we’re husbands or one thing with our little one.”
For now, Flagg has sufficient on his arms with canine George. “We actually have a fucking polar bear in our home. I made a mistake, I feel. I really like him to demise, however I stated, ‘Get me the largest canine you will have.’ I didn’t suppose it was going to be 90 kilos. I assumed it could simply be a very cute massive fluffy canine. I don’t understand how dad and mom do that stuff.” He admitted he’s 100% all the way down to buying and selling pups with fellow forged member and pal Tracy Tutor, explaining that he now not visits them as often as “It makes George jealous. He smells them, so I’m type of being a neglectful uncle.”
What he’s not neglecting is his actual property job, saying of the present market, “I haven’t seen any indicators of slowing. It’s simply going, it’s not stopping. I imply, nice; I’m not complaining, you already know? It’s simply unbelievable. Individuals simply have tons of cash now abruptly in the course of the pandemic, and individuals are spending and rates of interest are low, so hey. Preserve going.” Although he additionally is aware of when to take a break and head out on a vaca of his personal, too. “I’ve by no means had an issue with taking enterprise holidays, busy or not busy,” he stated. “I wish to get pleasure from my life. I’ll discuss it with Josh on a regular basis, like, ‘I can’t go away for 3 weeks.’ And I’m like, what’s the purpose in making this type of cash when you can’t get pleasure from it? However he’s a workaholic, and I’m too, however I can do it from completely different elements of the world. And I’ve no downside telling a shopper, if I employed you for one thing, would you be obtainable 24/7? No, folks must get pleasure from their lives as properly. Everyone does.”
Flagg can also be having fun with his life when enjoying host, as he lately did for the Project Angel Food charity, throwing a gala in his yard which raised practically $150,000. It’s simply barely extra extravagant than a traditional evening at dwelling. “We have now loads of dinner events on the home. We do much more intimate dinners. Largely we’ve like 14 folks within the eating room and we’ve a chef are available,” he stated of a typical occasion at his dwelling.
Flagg additionally stated that regardless of MDLLA not usually receiving a reunion on the finish of every season, he would “completely” be into that concept. For now, maybe he’ll deal with any present drama in his upcoming ebook, releasing subsequent 12 months. I requested if it was about his life or actual property and he joked, “It’s all about Fredrik Eklund. I’m attempting to make it a horrible vendor. Backside of The New York Occasions Bestseller Checklist.”
Million Greenback Itemizing Los Angeles airs Thursday at 8 pm ET/PT on Bravo.
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