Jeff Lewis Is Dating Someone New 2 Months After Split, but Is Struggling with 'Boundaries'
Lewis and Edward broke up in January after a ten-year relationship
Jeff Lewis says he is dating again, eight weeks after he and his former partner, Gage Edward, split.
During Tuesday’s episode of his SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live, the Flipping Out star said he’s been on three dates with a chiropractor, a man he says he cannot name on his show due because of a privacy rules set by his new romantic interest.
“I had my third date with the chiropractor this weekend,” Lewis says. “I can’t say what happened because that’s a boundary that I’m not allowed to cross.”
During last Friday’s episode, Lewis explained that during their second date, the chiropractor set forth “a rule” that “anything romantic or sexual stays between us.”
This isn’t the first time someone has asked Lewis to not speak about their relationship on the radio.
The Bravo star previously revealed that during a texting argument, Edward, with whom he parted ways in January after ten years together, accused him of “harassment” and making “malicious comments” [on his radio show] that continue “to show you have a full intent to destroy my character.”
Lewis claims the argument began when he accidentally sent Edward a critical message about Edward’s “home-wrecker boyfriend,” a man who Lewis has previously claimed his ex met at the gym and went on a date with just one week after they separated.
On Tuesday’s show, Lewis said that his therapist told him that he “cannot be in a relationship for a year” following his split from Edward.
But that hasn’t stopped the famous house flipper from going on dates — and potentially seeing a longterm relationship with this new unnamed man.
He told his listeners that one of the boundaries set forth by the chiropractor is that he isn’t allowed to discuss specifics of their dates on the radio. However, he also noted that the man doesn’t listen to Jeff Lewis Live! and went on to share some details of their meet-ups.
During the second date, he said, they fought each other to pay the check — Lewis won, telling the man that because he picked the restaurant, he picks up the check. For their third date, Lewis says the chiropractor asked if he could pick the place so that he could pick up the check.
“I’m like, ok, but I just know he’s going to f— this up,” Lewis said on Tuesday.
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Lewis admits he wasn’t thrilled with either of the man’s restaurant choices, but kept his mouth shut.
“I don’t want to be high maintenance. I want to be an accommodating guy,” Lewis says. “I don’t want him to know yet how high maintenance I really am. He needs to fall in love first before he realizes how I really am. We all do that. In three months, I will be real Jeff. But right now, I am fake Jeff.”
“I don’t want to be high maintenance pain in the a— Jeff because that’s going to scare him off,” Lewis continues. “At what point can I just be honest? I don’t want to be an asshole and it’s emasculating.”
Lewis claims that he and the chiropractor had a “great date” and have a fourth meeting scheduled for Sunday.
Pushing the rules further, he went on to discuss a “hypothetical” scenario, asking his listeners how to handle a situation when “you’re hanging out and the dog keeps jumping up.”
“This is where I have to be really careful,” Lewis says. “This is a slippery slope for me and I have a boundary to respect.”
His guest, actress Missi Pyle, asks Lewis where they were when this dog situation occurred. Acknowledging that he’s not supposed to be sharing personal details, she asks him if the location rhymes with “red,” to which he responds, “yes.” Adding, “Don’t ruin this relationship for me.”
Lewis’s relationship troubles come on the heels of some troubling situations in his personal and professional life.
In June, his personal and professional relationship with his friend of nearly 20 years and Flipping Out costar, Jenni Pulos, ended after she allegedly accused him of “abuse and victimization.” Lewis has suggested this may lead to the end of their Bravo series after 11 seasons.
Lewis and his ex partner are also currently facing an ongoing lawsuit filed by their surrogate Alexandra Trent, who carried their two-year-old daughter Monroe. Trent is suing the couple as well as Bravo and the show’s production company, Authentic Entertainment, claiming that the show filmed her delivery without permission and that Edward and Lewis made “disgusting” remarks about her.
She is seeking damages for unlawful recording, invasion of privacy and fraud. Lewis has strongly refuted these claims, but the legal action is ongoing and will likely go to trial.
Jeff Lewis Live airs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (11 a.m. ET) on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy (Ch. 102).