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When Flipping Out’s Jeff Lewis announced that he and long-time partner Gage Edward had split in January, many people were shocked. Although we saw the couple struggle with their relationship on the show, the two seemed committed to staying together. And they were both dedicated to daughter Monroe, as well as being involved in business together.
In retrospect, maybe the breakup was inevitable for two people with such different personalities. And living and working together 24/7 would be a challenge for any couple. The period following a breakup is difficult and working out all the details after a split is hard. And now Jeff is revealing some of the co-parenting issues he and Gage are experiencing post-break-up.
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.