If you’re a fan of Million Dollar Listing New York like me then you definitely wouldn’t have missed the love story between Ryan Serhant and his now-wife Emilia Bechrakis.
From the moment Emilia appeared on screen, it was clear that they were a perfect match and of course would provide great TV for us die-hard fans.
Any TV show that has a fertility story is always interesting to watch especially when it focuses on real lives. And Emilia and Ryan never disappointed!
Emila and Ryan soon realised that starting a family wouldn’t be as easy as they thought. The couple tried to fall pregnant naturally for three years before attempting IVF and although this impacted the couple’s marriage they shared their emotional fertility journey for the world to see.
But really I digress.
Greek American born solicitor Emilia Bechrakis and MDLNY star Ryan Serhant are sharing their very personal IVF journey with the world, revealing the many highs and lows before the arrival of their daughter Zena.
On her new YouTube channel, the 34-year-old mother reveals it was very difficult to “let people into our private life” with the couple now willing to share their experience in the hope of helping others also struggling to conceive.
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Emilia made a very candid statement on social media while beginning their IVF process:
“Over the years I’ve been very nervous to let people into our private life. I still get nervous even appearing on MDLNY. But since becoming a mother and having talked to so many of you, I have felt such immense support and encouragement to share a little more. About the road to becoming a wife, a Mom, a lawyer, an author, my big Greek family, the causes I support and so much more… I’ll be sharing all my stories on my new YouTube channel!”
“Remember when you were fun? Before the shots, before the fertility meds, before the ten millionth time you were poked at and probed at by a nurse or doctor? [B]efore you had to schedule time with your partner or before your heart broke each month? Fertility challenges, can take a couple through a roller coaster ride. One that can last for years. The stress, the anxiety, of not being able to get pregnant can take a toll.”
She continued, explaining the couple’s personal journey with IVF: “Our own road leading up to IVF, was the toughest. I lost that light and bubbly disposition during that time. Looking back, I wouldn’t change any of it. You read that correctly. There were lows, but there were enlightening highs. When Ryan and I got to see one another at our strongest and even our best. We bonded more than ever before. Became a family before a baby and fell in love all over again. I finally, stopped expecting him to be a superhero with the ability to read my mind (sorry puffer for forgetting this one lots lately) and started to understand him more. I respected him for stepping up and really being there. In many ways, I’m grateful we got the time to rebuild our relationship with an even stronger foundation before we welcomed Zena.”
During the short promo clip for the new YouTube series, Ryan is heard saying, “Dear future eggs, we’re counting on you to drop like champs,” as Emilia attempts an injection.
In the next scene, Emilia reveals that she is pregnant with their first child, as she cries while holding a pregnancy test in her hand and confirming the positive result.
Emilia also wrote, “Since becoming a mother and having talked to so many of you, I have felt such immense support and encouragement to share a little more. About the road to becoming a wife, a Mom, a lawyer, an author, my big Greek family, the causes I support and so much more… I’ll be sharing all my stories on my new YouTube channel!”
Although Emilia has only shared a couple of videos we look forward to following their story over on YouTube.