Flipping Out star Jeff Lewis has fired an employee or two during the show’s ten seasons, but the latest employee to leave his house flipping company — Jeff Lewis Designs — is one of the saddest for fans of the show. According to multiple sources, Lewis has parted ways with his friend and longtime collaborator, Jenni Pulos.
Insiders say that Pulos left a few months ago, and Bravo cameras caught the emotional moment that fans will see during the upcoming season. Apparently, the two haven’t spoken since Pulos left the company, and even though they used to be inseparable, a source says that they couldn’t overcome their differences.
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“They found fame together so there was always this thought that nothing could tear them apart, but that hasn’t been the case,” the source adds. “They’ll never come back from this. It’s over.”
Another source says it was a combination of things that pushed Lewis and Pulos in opposite directions, plus they had different priorities. So, it was just a matter of time “before it eventually exploded.”
Lewis and Pulos had been friends for over twenty years, but the tension between the two had been mounting for months. Pulos went on maternity leave after the birth of her second child, Georgia Grace, and when she came back, she discovered her job had changed. Lewis had promoted Pulos to a new position, but many of her responsibilities had been redistributed, and an insider says that Pulos felt entitled to “more than Lewis could give her.”
Pulos had been with Lewis longer than any other employee, and he thought of her as his number two, but his patience with her had been “running thin” says a source, and she wasn’t invested the same as Lewis. However, there was one big blow out that led to the two ending their friendship, according to People Magazine.
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An insider says that the two had a “horrible fight” that made everyone around them uncomfortable, and after they “unleashed on one another,” there ended up being too many hurt feelings for them to get over.
Pulos had played a big part on Flipping Out since it debuted in 2007, and she was also an executive producer. However, now that she and Lewis aren’t speaking, her future with the show remains to be seen.
A third source says that they will “never film together again” because Jeff Lewis cuts people out of his life who wrong him. Unfortunately, that is where Jenni Pulos is at the moment, and it feels like goodbye for her.
Season 11 of Flipping Out premieres Tuesday, September 11th on Bravo.