Jeff Lewis was Flipping Out on his Sirius Radio Show today. Multiple sources have report to Tamara Tattles that Jeff announced on his show that Gage moved out of the house last night. That already sounds dramatic. People don’t move out of the house at night, people have a fight and leave. People move out in the day time with moving trucks and police if necessary. The calmer version of what went down is that Gage left and went to a hotel.
It was clear on the last season of Flipping Out that the two seemed to be even more estranged than usual. They were arguing over things like Gage spending too much money on clothes for Monroe and tons of other little things like who should comfort the baby and how that should be done. In addition, they both work for Jeff Lewis Designs which is clearly a very stressful work environment and Gage is a very integral part of the company.
It is exactly that reason that Jeff said the split had not happened much earlier. They have several big projects at the moment where both of them need to be present. It’s unclear how that will work out not that Gage has had enough.
Also of course neither one wants to be apart from Monroe, even part time. Jeff referred to himself as a single dad because Monroe is with him. I think we all saw this coming but it doesn’t make it any easier.
Last fall, Jeff talked about a possible proposal to Gage on WWHL. Jeff said that he wished he would have waited longer to have Monroe. But they are planning to have more. Jeff said he is probably guilty of spoiling Monroe. Jeff admitted that he felt remorseful after watching back episodes with regard to how he treats Gage. He does said that he is super emotional and just lets it all out and Gage waits for the cameras to leave to do his yelling.
On the show today Jeff said that Gage leaving “is necessarily ultimately bad news.” Jeff said everything is his fault. He always says that and it seems more like a ploy for sympathy than an actually expression of accountability. Jeff knows he is an asshole and just expects everyone to take it.
Jeff did take some responsibility he admits, “I didn’t help matters any at all. I didn’t fight for the relationship. I didn’t work on the relationship but around New Year’s, I was like ‘Oh, I don’t really want this.’ So I worked really,really hard and I fought really hard to keep this going. But I think it was too late and I think there was a lot of anger on his side. A lot of anger and resentment.” But you can’t blame your partner for having resentment when you are the one that caused it.
He goes on to make other excuses. Gage was in his twenties when they got together and he was in his thirties and more ready to settle down. Gage actually seemed like the mature one in the relationship and he is going to be mortified and furious that Jeff is talking about their intimate relationship on the radio. That’s not being the mature one in the relationship.
The couple has been sleeping in separate quarters for nearly a year now according to Jeff. Jeff claims that they were still hooking up in sort a roommates with benefits situation. On the show Jeff would joke about Gage not wanting to have sex with him. Jeff said the fact that they still had sex made him feel like things would work out and Gage was still into him.
But things came to a head last night. Or um, did not come to a head, when Gage wanted to talk about the situation with Jeff. Gage said the intimacy was confusing to him and he needed to get some perspective. With the sex carrot gone it seems that Jeff told him he needed to leave. Jeff says he didn’t throw him out he just told him that if he needed perspective in a sex free environment then he needed to take the space and go deal with his feelings. I a pretty sure Jeff threw him out. Remember Jeff is the one driving this narrative and his version paints him a level-headedand we know he is not.
When Jeff said “didn’t cry” that means he had a nuclear meltdown that probably scared the shit out of Monroe and the night nurse.
Jeff is painting this as a separation for Gage to sort out his feelings with a possible reconciliation at the end. I feel like they both lawyered the fuck up today. I think Gage has had all he can take. And now that Flipping Out is probably done forever, he is free to go. Between the situation with Jeff and Jenni and the lawsuit with the surrogate, these two have a lot of stress in their lives.
I think we all know where Zoila stands in this. She always hated Gage.
I have hit the batsignal with my sources in Weho and so far all I have heard is, “Gage is available? Can’t talk now I have to go get my balls waxed!” So if any of them come up for air with some further information, you will be the first to know.
UPDATE: The streets are saying that something is ALLEGEDLY going on with Jeff and Drew Scott from HGTV’s Property brothers. Both are (or were) in “committed relationships.” I suppose it is possible that they are just close friends.