Ronita Kalra made a cameo appearance on Million Dollar New York List and spoke with Fredrik Eklund about his hopes for another baby. Kalra, who was Luis D. Ortiz’s assistant on the show, is now one of New York City’s top brokers. So now she’s the broker showing the property to Eklund this time around. And while she told Eklund that she hopes to have more children, she may have been closer to welcoming a new baby than teasing her on the show.
Ronita Kalra to Welcome Another Baby to Her Million Dollar Listing Family
Kalra shared the happy news that she is expecting another baby in April 2021. “A baby girl at the end of summer 2021,” she shared on Instagram. “We feel excited, grateful and blessed to grow our family. Her three-year-old daughter appears in the photo lovingly touching her mother’s round belly.
“How is your family?” Eklund asked Kalra in the last episode. He then asked her if she had any other children. “I hope,” she replied. “We’re trying.” Kalra didn’t look pregnant at the time, but the episode was likely filmed before she found out she was pregnant.
“I haven’t seen Ronita in ages,” Eklund said in a confessional. “It had to be when she was working with Luis. Which has been a long time. I am so proud of her. I see his email blasts. I see his ads. And I see she has created her own team. And I don’t know, I like it.
Ronita Kalra Forged Her Own Path Beyond The ‘Million Dollar List’
Kalra works as a real estate broker for Compass and leads her own team. She spoke to The Vision Magazine in 2019 about her work with Ortiz and her transition to becoming an energy broker. “I started as Luis’s assistant in 2013,” she recalls. “At the time, I wasn’t interested in being on the show because it was my first year in the business and we were doing some testing to see how well we worked together. Four years later Luis told me he was quitting and I was very upset.
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“Selfishly, I didn’t know how I was going to continue without him since my experience in the company was with Luis,” she continued. “I understood and created my own team. When he returned two years later, I had successfully carried the brand, and we teamed up. I was fortunate to be on the show because I was attached to Luis’ business.
Ronita Kalra was close to Luis D. Ortiz of ‘Million Dollar Listing’ but has since disappeared from his life
Kalra was close to Ortiz when he was on the show. In fact, shortly after Ortiz met Kalra’s baby girl, he revealed to her that he was about to become a father when he was last on the show. She described him as a “brother” but said he was missing from her life.
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“He left the company and tried to keep in touch,” Kalra said on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast in 2020. But she said he ghosted her. At the time, she believed Ortiz was still living with his family in New York City. “He was like my brother like we were spending everyday together,” she said. “I mean, people say, ‘Oh, you have a working wife and husband. As if it were true. But we are the same age. I really considered him family. He gave a speech at my wedding. He gave a speech at my wedding. Like he’s my family. And it’s sad for me, but that’s how it is.