Fredrik Eklund reveals he is 160 days sober, was a ‘high-functional addict’

Fredrik Eklund is feeling better than ever after quitting alcohol.

“The Million Dollar Listing” star, 43, revealed that he is 160 days sober in a lengthy and emotional Instagram post on Thursday.

“I was a high-functional addict as many of us are, and it took me a while to realize and admit that,” he wrote. “I’m a work in progress, still. The decision to stop wasn’t easy. But once I really decided, it was actually freeing. The pressure was off in a way. The pressure of not being honest. The pressure of often putting up a facade. The pressure and pain of not trusting myself towards the end.”

The real estate broker added that he doesn’t “feel alone” anymore and he “[doesn’t] worry about the future like [he] used to” — especially when it comes to his family. He married Derek Kaplan, in 2013 and they welcomed twins Mila and Freddy in 2017.

“I don’t question my ability as a father the way I used to,” he said.

He quipped that he’s “actually more fun” when he’s sober and is finding new ways to enjoy experiences, such as having a food and drink pairing with mocktails before going horseback riding.

He also noted that the decision was about him, not those around him.

“When you’ve stop drinking, people around you can get defensive as in ‘well I don’t have a problem, I don’t even drink that much,’ as if I’m critiquing them. I’m not. This is about me. Sharing my reality and hoping to inspire those who need it,” he wrote.

Eklund is not the first Bravolebrity to speak out about sobriety.

“Vanderpump Rules” star Lala Kent, “RHONY” fan favorite Leah McSweeney and “RHOC”s Braunwyn Windham-Burke have all spoke out about their journeys in recent months.

Windham-Burke credited “Below Deck: Mediterranean” star Captain Sandy Yawn for helping her navigate sobriety on camera, as Yawn has been sober for over three decades.

Additionally, Carl Radke from “Summer House” told E! in February that he was one month sober.

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