It’s a girrrrrrrl!!! Last year on Flipping Out, Jeff Lewis and boyfriend Gage Edward were seriously pursuing a surrogate to carry their first child together. Since the season wrapped, Jeff hinted that things were progressing, then word broke that the couple were officially expecting. Now we are learning that their little bundle of joy is a baby girl! She’s due in October.
After the adoption process they were exploring fell apart, Jeff and Gage were left “heartbroken and disappointed.” But their 3-4 year surrogacy journey was not in vain. Despite its “many obstacles,” Jeff gushes, “there’s a happy ending. I can’t tell you how grateful and appreciative we are.”
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Jeff, the caustic, talented (and, to me, hilarious) star of Flipping Out, seems to have found balance in the more serene, stoic Gage. And true to their natures, both are planning for their baby girl in very different ways. While Jeff hasn’t “read a single thing” baby-related, planning to simply “wing it,” he tells PEOPLE, “Gage is already on book three. That’s kind of how we are. I’m a last-minute kind of guy, so in that final hour, I will probably be speed-reading and just kind of pulling out the highlights, where Gage will already be the expert.”
Well, he may not be reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting, but I’ll bet Jeff is already planning the baby’s room renovation! Let’s see…greige on greige motif? Sleek modern design? White linens and stainless steel rattles? I MUST SEE IT!
And then I must shamelessly copy it even though I am not having a baby.
Whether the couple will allow cameras to follow the birth of their little girl, or allow us to peek in on their lives as a family of three is not clear. A new season of Flipping Out is slated for this summer, so it’s likely filming won’t line up with the baby’s birth. But I’m crossing my fingers and toes – and neurotically writing on my Jeff Lewis-inspired work list – just in case! (Spin-off? Post show special? Yes, please!)
Costar and friend, Jenni Pulos will be able to give the expecting couple plenty of advice on what it takes to raise a baby, as she’s been busy raising her adorable 3-year old Alianna, who viewers saw last season on the show. Now, whether Jeff will take any of Jenni’s hard-won advice is another matter altogether. And I’m guessing that resident housekeeper and maternal figure Zoila Chavez is already out there purchasing grandma brag books!
As they await the birth of their daughter, the couple can bask in the exciting prospect of all things girly to come. Jeff admits mixed emotions, “I’m trying to decide if I’m more terrified or excited, but I think it’s normal.”
TELL US: ARE YOU HAPPY THAT JEFF AND GAGE ARE HAVING A GIRL? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THEIR FAMILY APPEAR ON FUTURE SEASONS OF FLIPPING OUT?
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