'Flipping Out's' Jeff Lewis Admits He Regrets His Falling Out With Jenni Poulos
This week, Flipping Out stars Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos got into a heated argument in the show’s Season 11 finale. And, hours before it aired on Bravo, Lewis admitted the fight was “uncomfortable” to watch, and it wasn’t worth losing two decades of friendship over.
“I have looked at this episode, and I have had a lot of time to think about it, and I wish I would have handled it differently,” Lewis revealed on Jeff Lewis Live . “I probably should have not called her out in front of other people because that really embarrassed her. … It wasn’t worth losing a friendship over. So I have deep regrets about that.”
Lewis and Pulos argued because she didn’t believe that Lewis supported her acting career. He said that he wasn’t “going to buy into” the idea that she could have developed a career as an actress, but her job was holding her back. “I’m not subscribing to any of that,” Lewis told her.
According to US Weekly , the business partners confirmed back in September that they had parted ways, and later that month Lewis claimed that Pulos filed an abuse claim against him. At the time, he explained on his SiriusXM radio show that he had a fight with Pulos, and it resulted in a rift. He said that it hurt his feelings when Pulos said that she had to give up her acting career to work for him because he felt like he had always accommodated her auditions and meetings.
Last month, Lewis admitted that he did miss Pulos after watching the show. But, when someone crosses the line, it is hard to get over.
Earlier this month, Pulos said on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that she was “heartbroken” over the drama with Lewis. And, she added that she had never filed a claim against him, but she did really work for Lewis, and they were really friends. She also said that she wished Lewis the best.
Even though Pulos and Lewis had a falling out, Pulos says that she has nothing but love for her goddaughter, Monroe. During her WWHL appearance, a viewer called in and asked how Pulos was planning to maintain her role as godmother to Lewis’ two-year-old daughter, and Pulos said that she would continue to love Monroe, even it is from a distance.
“I will always pray for her,” said Pulos, and since she was raised Greek Orthodox, she believes prayer is important in all aspects. And, there will never be a time that she will never love Monroe, she just has to do it from afar right now.
Jenni Pulos is the mom of two daughters of her own - Alianna, 5, and Georgia, 17 months - and she admits that ending her relationship with Lewis was difficult because of her relationship with Monroe and Lewis’ entire family.
Jeff Lewis’ Flipping Out has not been renewed for another season at this time.