Lewis and Pulos were friends for nearly 20 years, and co-starred on Flipping Out together
Jeff Lewis has received a flood of supportive messages from his famous friends after revealing that his partner of 10 years Gage Edward has moved out of their family home. But there was one name notably missing from the list.
On Friday’s episode of his SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live, the house flipper revealed that he hasn’t heard from his Flipping Out costar and former friend of nearly 20 years, Jenni Pulos — despite getting calls from myriad other Bravo stars. Shahs of Sunset’s Reza Farahan and Mercedes Javid, Real Housewives past and present including Lea Black, Jill Zarin and Teddi Mellencamp-Arroyave, Millionaire Matchmaker’s Patti Stanger, and former radio show guests like Todd Chrisley and Cheri Oteri, were among those offering condolences.
“It was amazing how many people reached out to me yesterday,” he said on the program. “Over 100 people reached out to me yesterday, and it’s still going. I will say a lot of my Bravo friends reached out. It was kind of cool to hear from all these people.”
Asked specifically about whether Pulos had called, Lewis, 48, told the caller, “No, she did not.”
A rep for Pulos did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Those who have followed the famous ex-friends’ tumultuous relationship won’t be surprised by the lack of contact. Lewis and Pulos haven’t spoken to one another since parting ways personally and professionally in the wake of the filming of Flipping Out‘s eleventh season finale.
In that episode, which aired in November, the two got into an explosive fight — Lewis later terminating Pulos’ employment at his house flipping and interiors firm, Jeff Lewis Design.
After filming wrapped, Lewis publicly alleged that Pulos hadn’t worked for for him for “years” and claimed that she had filed claims of wrongful termination, abuse and victimization against him.
Pulos vehemently denied those claims to PEOPLE in November when speaking out about the fight for the first time. “Citing wrongful termination claim, wrong. Citing abuse claim, wrong. Citing victimization claim, wrong,” Pulos said. “[Our relationship] was very real. I was his employee and I worked for him. It was very authentic, and that’s important.”
The mother of two added that she was blindsided when he let her go from Jeff Lewis Design. “I had no idea it was coming,” Pulos said.
Lewis’s drama-filled few months came to a head on Thursday, when Lewis announced on Jeff Lewis Live that he and Edward, 33, were taking a break from their 10-year relationship, with Edward moving out of their Sherman Oaks home and into a hotel.
“This has been a long time coming. We were in separate rooms a significant portion of last year, so it was kind of like a roommate situation,” Lewis said, adding that he and Edward had been intimate recently but only as “friends with benefits” (Edward did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment).
The couple — who share 2-year-old daughter Monroe — are continuing to co-parent despite living in separate places. On Friday’s episode, Lewis said that Edward had come back to their home on Thursday night to help put Monroe to sleep.
“Monroe’s happiness is Jeff and Gage’s top priority. She’s their world,” a family source told PEOPLE of the couple, explaining that while Lewis and Edward have had a tough year in their relationship, they have worked to keep their tension from affecting Monroe.
“They’ve always kept any of the trouble that was going on between them away from her, making it a point not to argue in front of her or around her,” the source said. “She’s totally unaware of any tension. They’re great parents.”
Their news also follows nearly 8 months after the couple’s surrogate, who carried their daughter, filed a lawsuit against them.
Alexandra Trent is suing the couple as well as Bravo and the show’s production company, Authentic Entertainment. She claims that the show filmed her vagina without permission during her delivery 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. “This is like a blow to the head. We are completely blindsided by this,” he said to PEOPLE at the time. He maintains that Trent signed away her right to privacy in a contract when she agreed to appear on the show.
The legal action is ongoing and will likely go to trial.
Hardships aside, Lewis said he is hopeful his relationship troubles can be resolved.
“I hope he gets the clarity and perspective he needs,” Lewis said on Thursday, of their temporary separation. “There’s so much anger that he has lost sight of the good things. Every time we have one of these discussions, it’s so overwhelmingly negative. I have a very different perspective. Last year was hell, but I remember nine pretty solid years. We had some fun. So I said to him [when he moved out], ‘I encourage you to work through that resentment and focus on the positive things because there could be more to come.’ “
As for how long that will take, Lewis didn’t seem sure — but admitted on Friday’s Jeff Lewis Live that it likely won’t be right away.
“It was never going to be 3 days, it was going to be weeks, months,” he said. “I don’t think anyone would be upset if we worked it out in a month or two or three or four or five.”
Jeff Lewis Live airs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (11 a.m. ET) on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy (Ch. 102.)