When Luis D. Ortiz was on Million Dollar Listing New York, we were all rooting for him. He was a bit of a lost soul. The other realtors on the show would tease him like a little brother. Sometimes that seemed to aggravate him. He was struggling to grow his business. He always seemed to be searching for something. Romance maybe? At times I wondered if he was trying to understand his sexuality. Perhaps he missed his family? He seemed a bit depressed at times. Most of us here adored him and were really pulling for him to find some happiness.
And then, just when his real estate career was picking up, right as he was doing well, he quit. He walked away from his job and NYC and went to go “find himself.” He started looking for himself in Paris. Here is what he said before leaving:
“For the past couple of days all I can listen to is French music. All I can drink is French wine and all i can see are French films. Remember when I posted that I was in love with a dream that I haven’t live yet? Well that’s it. I am in love with a place I haven’t been to. I am in love with people I haven’t met and I am in love with a fantasy I haven’t lived yet! My business manager, who I love, tells me if I would risk what I have worked so hard for to start all over. I said that it is all a matter of perspective. Perhaps, I worked this hard to earn the ability to keep on moving forward. That’s what I mean when I say I’m a Happyholic! Its beautiful! I am the happiest man alive and the countdown begins tonight!”
“I can’t believe a month ago I decided to move to Paris and [today] it will actually happen. Always trust your gut! Don’t ignore it, or worst, convince it that is wrong. In 30 years, I can’t tell you a time when it has been. It has always been right! And you know yours has been too. Let’s go!”
Luis D. Ortiz Moves To Paris
He documented his journey on his Instagram. He did not find happiness in Paris at first. In fact, it seemed like he would not stick around there. His Instagram posts were full of depression. But, he eventually settled in. He got a really nice apartment that he wanted after having to wait for it to be available. He took acting classes, he’s was in a play, and he went to some very fancy private dinner parties in real Chateaus. He was there for a terrorist attack. He was living life. Also around this time, Fredrik went to Paris to celebrate his fortieth birthday. He and Luis got together and seemed really happy. Ryan Serhant and Steve Gold were also in Paris to celebrate Fredrik’s birthday. It seemed like a great time!
A couple of months later, Luis’s parents and other family showed up to visit with him in Paris. Then, flash forward a couple of years and Luis was back on the show! And he had a girlfriend and a baby on the way! Then, the sort of just disappeared from the show. Next we saw him on Instagram with a girlfriend and a baby girl. Again, he seemed happy, like he loved being a father.
Luis D. Ortiz Abandons His Family
But after only a few months, he walked out on his new family. He wanted to film a travel show. He just left and never came back. That was a really long time ago. Ryan Serhant mentioned that Luis’s travel show will be on Netflix. It premieres this Friday. The only post that has not been deleted from his Instagram is announcing the show. He says he gave up everything to make the show. That’s an understatement.
Which brings us to today. His baby’s mother, who moved to the UK with the baby after Luis disappeared has posted the following on Instagram. She is terrified that he is trying to kidnap the baby. The little girl appears to be about five years old now. Luis has been MIA for years.
This is HIGHLY disturbing. What is wrong with Luis?