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.
Andy Cohen usually avoids picking sides at all costs. He stirs the pot here and there when it comes to the Bravolebrities, but getting emotionally invested is not a common occurrence. He admitted that there is one exception. On last night’s Watch What Happens Live, Andy told Jenni Pulos that he “hates” this fight with her and Jeff Lewis.
Andy disliking drama? Are pigs flying? Apparently so. Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Emily Simpson was also in the Bravo clubhouse- primarily to discuss Shannon Beador, as expected.
On this edition of Flipping Out, Jeff Lewis decides he needs to trim the fat, but this week it’s not employees he gets rid of. It’s his own belly fat. He needs to lose 10 pounds.
Speaking of letting things go, Liat and Trevor Gerszt who once hired and fired Jeff, hired him back to finish the job. Liat and Trevor who were once headed for divorce decide to work it out (well, this was filmed months ago and things have changed again).
On this week’s episode of Flipping Out, first it’s Paul out the door and now Jeff Lewis and Frankie go head to head on more than one occasion and the tension is getting to everyone.
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…)
Jeff Lewis and his partner Gage Edward want the lawsuit from their surrogate to disappear, but the exact opposite is happening. Not only is the lawsuit against the Flipping Out stars moving forward to a jury trial, but Jeff’s request to seal the lawsuit from the public was denied by a judge.
For anyone out of the loop, the surrogate who carried and delivered Gage and Jeff’s daughter Monroe is suing the couple, Bravo, and the production company after footage of the birth was featured on an episode of Flipping Out. She contends that she did not agree to that and that she was told the birth was being filmed for home use only. It seems like a lot to take on reality TV stars, a production company, and a network, but this case is moving forward and she even has the delivery room doctor on her side.
There is more drama behind the scenes on Flipping Out than on the actual show. By “behind the scenes,” I mean on Jeff Lewis’ radio show. He recently revealed that his contract at Bravo has not been renewed. For the record, his show has NOT been canceled.
Jeff has been very vocal about his expired contract on his radio show and on social media. Apparently Andy Cohen is not happy about this. To
get more publicity make matters worse, Jeff read his text conversations with Andy on his radio show, which is on Andy’s SiriusXM channel RadioAndy. Is this self sabotage? An elaborate PR stunt? Or is it just Jeff keeping it real while he still has the public platform to do so?
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.