After over a decade together, Flipping Out stars Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward have split up. The couple shares two-year-old daughter Monroe, which prompted Jeff to refer to himself as a “single dad” when he made the announcement.
First, before we get to tonight’s Flipping Out recap, a question: Do you have a client, friend or family member who gives you so much anxiety and a high-stress level just at the thought that you have to spend time with them? That’s me and Flipping Out. Maybe I need a glass of wine, a box of chocolate, a comfy blanket and an anxiety pill all before I start recapping this show. Or maybe all of the above. I seriously don’t know how anybody works with this man.
On to the show: Jeff Lewis and his crew are traveling to High Point, North Carolina to set up a showroom at a home goods show. Jeff is stressed because they are already late to the airport and Jenni Pulos can’t find her phone. Jeff is pissed and says that she does this all the time.
At Valley Vista, Jeff tells Frankie that he wants to train him for the job he was meant to do, but the management part of it he’s struggling with. (Okay, I’m confused. Why not send Frankie to project management classes? But I’m not Jeff…)
Most people get tight lipped when they are in the middle of a lawsuit, but Jeff Lewis is not one of those people and that’s why his fans love him. Jeff, his partner Gage Edward , and Bravo, are being sued by the surrogate who carried their daughter Monroe after the birth was featured on their show Flipping Out.
That’s not the only major drama going on behind the scenes though. Jeff and his former BFF/assistant Jenni Pulos are in a major feud after he says she told Bravo bosses that he was “abusive.”
The surrogate who carried Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward’s daughter Monroe is suing the couple, Bravo, and the production company behind Flipping Out. She claims that she did not consent to the birth being filmed and she was shocked to see that on TV.
Now, the surrogate has the support of the doctor in the delivery room who just verified her version of events. This one is bound to get ugly.
With Shannon Beador and Jeff Lewis in the clubhouse, there was bound to be ample amounts of shade on last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live. Well, with Jeff Lewis and Andy Cohen, there’s bound to be ample amounts of shade. Shannon is more of a ‘straight to the point’ kind of girl than a shade thrower.
Shannon and Jeff discussed everything from Real Housewives of Orange County newcomer Gina Kirschenheiter, Vicki Gunvalson’s anti-divorce campaign, and of course, Jeff’s feud with Flipping Out costar Jenni Pulos.
Some thought this day would never come, while others predicted it would happen years ago. Jenni Pulos and Jeff Lewis have parted ways, and sources say that this time, it’s for good. The Flipping Out duo have been friends and colleagues for over two decades, during which viewers have seen their relationship ebb and flow. And, let’s be real, that relationship involved Jenni getting screamed at a whole lot.
With season eleven of Flipping Out poised to premiere September 11, this news feels like a teaser for the on-screen drama to come. According to sources close to the pair, we’ll definitely see the breakdown of their partnership happen on camera. Reports firmly say that Jenni is truly gone this time, and gone for good.
Jeff Lewis is fighting mad after learning the surrogate he hired to carry his daughter Monroe is suing Bravo. Alexandra Trent, who has appeared on Flipping Out several times, filed a lawsuit against Bravo for filming segments of her giving birth – including some snarky comments Jeff made about her vagina – without her permission. Alexandra is seeking unspecified damages for unlawful recording, fraud, and invasion of privacy.
Although viewers couldn’t see any of the actual birth process, the camera crew was stationed behind a curtain recording the entire process, which according to Alexandra, was a violation. She also cites that she was humiliated by Jeff’s inappropriate remarks.
Jeff acknowledges that his comments about Alexandra’s vagina, among others, were “a poor attempt at humor” but maintains that he and Gage Edward are “devastated” by the lawsuit because of the negative connotation it gives their daughter’s birth, and also because they considered Alexandra a friend.