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.
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.
If it seems like the drama surround Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi’s divorce is longer than her marriage itself, that’s because it is. During the last Shahs of Sunset episode, GG debated selling or keeping the ring. So of course Andy Cohen polled the Watch What Happens Live viewers to see if GG should sell it, keep it, or give it back to Shalom Yeroushalmi. He also had Mercedes “MJ” Javid in the Bravo clubhouse to weigh in on the poll and all of the other Shahs of Sunset drama.
MJ told Andy, “She shouldn’t give it back because they got married, so there’s that.” Andy pointed out, “She was married for like three weeks.” Nevertheless, MJ insisted, “I think if you cancel the engagement, then you have to give it back.” Alright then.
Oh. Dear. Jenni Pulos hasn’t just left the Jeff Lewis empire, she potentially annihilated it! Pretty good last laugh for the woman who is essentially responsible for pitching the show that lead to Jeff becoming household name. The fighting between Jeff and Jenni has definitely gotten nasty in the past, but never bad enough to involve the authorities!
First of all, Jeff says Bravo has cleared him of “all abuse charges,” but as a result of Jenni’s allegations, he’s still concerned about the future of Jeff Lewis Design and Flipping Out. Jeff confirms Jenni will no longer be returning to the show after this season, and worries that he may be facing the same fate. “Her making this claim, it put my entire career in jeopardy,” says Jeff. “My family, my livelihood, everything!”
Most of the former Housewives would do just about anything to be back on the show again. Heather Dubrow is not one of those Real Housewives alums. You won’t catch her making a cameo appearance to stir the pot or throwing shade at current cast members on social media. She is one of the very few ex-Housewives who is happily retired from the game.
Even so, that doesn’t mean that she’s retired in general. Heather is more than busy with all of her endeavors. Her podcast Heather Dubrow’s World just reached a major milestone of 30 million downloads. She already wrote one book with her husband, Botched star Dr. Terry Dubrow, and they are working on their second. Not only that, but she also has four kids and an immaculately decorated mansion to take care of. Heather doesn’t necessarily “miss” the Housewife life, but she emphasized that she is very aware of all the opportunities being on Real Housewives of Orange County has afforded her and how grateful she is in an interview with Reality Tea.
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.