Will Fredrik Eklund jump to 'Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles' after moving out of New York? (Exclusive)

"Million Dollar Listing New York" star Fredrik Eklund insists that he's not really leaving New York, despite his recent move to Los Angeles.

The high-powered real estate agent shocked Bravo viewers earlier this summer when he moved with his husband, Derek Kaplan, and their 1-year-old twins, Milla and Fredrik Jr., to the West Coast, seemingly abandoning the city that he's become synonymous with.

During an exclusive interview with AOL's Gibson Johns, Fredrik dismissed any suggestion that he would make the jump from "MDLNY" to its counterpart, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," now that he technically lives in California.

"I haven’t even thought about that," he laughed. "We’re still in production on 'New York' and, once again, I’m not leaving New York, so no need to be dramatic about the change. We’ll see. I have no intentions of leaving 'New York.' I’ll be a busy boy, how’s that?"

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MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NEW YORK -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Fredrik Eklund -- (Photo by: Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NEW YORK -- Season:8 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ryan Serhant, Steve Gold, Fredrik Eklund -- (Photo by: Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Fredrik Eklund attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR)
BETHENNY & FREDRIK -- Season:1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bethenny Frankel, Fredrik Eklund -- (Photo by: Patrick Ecclesine/Kurt Iswarienko/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Dorinda Medley and Fredrik Eklund -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Fredrik Eklund -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Fredrik Eklund visits the SiriusXM Studios on May 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: (L-R) Real estate brokers Steve Gold, Ryan Serhant and Fredrik Eklund attend Ryan Serhant Hosts "Million Dollar Listing: New York" Season 6 New York Premiere at Marquee on May 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Fredrik Eklund, Ryan Serhant, Emilia Bechrakis and Steve Gold attend the Million Dollar Listing: New York Season 6 Premiere Party at Marquee on May 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Ryan Serhant)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: TV personality and real estate broker, Fredrik Eklund attends Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2017 at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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Fredrik gushed that he's "on a high" since moving out west and added that the twins are "loving it already." That being said, he did admit that his announcement definitely blindsided some people -- most notably his cast mates.

"Everyone’s a little surprised," he said of how his co-stars reacted to his move. "We didn’t tell a lot of people, but you’ll see [how it pans out] on the show."

The Bravo star, who is an original cast member on "Million Dollar Listing New York," which originally premiered in 2012, gave AOL further context to his family's decision to move across the country, noting that they made the jump for both personal and professional reasons.

"It’s very personal, because we have kids now who are still young, but they’re growing like crazy and they’re going to start enrolling in schools. That’s part of it," he explained. "Then, of course, it was a hard decision because my brother had just moved to New York to be with me and the kids and it’s also further away from Sweden and from London, where Derek’s parents live."

"Professionally, it makes total sense, too. We’re doing really well here already, and I have a bunch of exciting and big new development projects," Fredik added. "There’s so much happening in L.A. real estate-wise, and I’m going to continue going back and forth. I’m going to be bi-coastal and live on airplanes and probably be jet-lagged all the time, but that’s fine."

"Million Dollar Listing New York" season 8 premieres on Bravo on Thursday, August 1 at 9 p.m. EST

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: (L-R) Ryan Serhant, Emilia Bechrakis, Steve Gold and Fredrik Eklund attend Ryan Serhant Hosts 'Million Dollar Listing: New York' Season 6 New York Premiere at Marquee on May 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
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