During an episode of “Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yongtef” podcast on Monday, August 3, James opened up about the many times he’s been asked whether or not he and David are brothers, or even twins.
“I tell you something. It is the weirdest thing. People don’t think we’re brothers. They think we’re twins,” James told David during his podcast appearance.
“And to the point that we start to worry about, maybe we are brothers and we just never got told, but I don’t see that we look alike at all,” James continued.
According to James, he was born and raised in London, England
“[David is] also from London. We grew up together. Our mothers were best friends. They actually had a company together at one point an interior design business and Dave and I grew up together,” James recalled of his past with David.
“It was a lot of fun. I was the younger of the two. So he treated me like the little brother,” James shared.
While some fans of “Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles” have always believed that James and David are some way related, they actually look a bit more alike now than they have in the past due to the facial hair James grew during the quarantine.
“During quarantine I’ve for the first time ever grown some scruff, which I’m loving,” James revealed.
According to James, he and David have tried to look different in the years since they joined the cast of the Bravo reality show. So, when it comes to James’ typically shaven face and David’s scruff, their grooming preferences allowed them to be more of individuals.
That said, when asked if he would be shaving off his scruff anytime soon, James made it clear to the host that he has no interest in doing so — at least not at this time.
“We’ve been filming this show and because they want David and I to try and look different, he’s always had a beard and I’ve always been so clean shaven. So finally I’ve left it to grow and I love it. It’s not going anywhere,” James confirmed of his new beard.