Jeff Lewis from Flipping Out shares that he has yet to hear back from Jenni Pulos after he sent her a text message at the beginning of the year. Lewis has done a considerable amount of soul searching after the fallout of two major relationships in his life.
On the heels of the last season of Flipping Out, Lewis and longtime partner Gage Edward split and a bitter custody battle of their daughter Monroe ensued. Lewis also shaded Pulos when the last season began even sharing a promotional photo image to his Instagram with Pulos’ face crossed out. He later removed the image.
Since then, he’s been struggling and admitted to being a functional alcoholic. “I feel like over the last two years, I have been leaning on alcohol,” Lewis shared in a November episode of his Sirius XM radio show Jeff Lewis Live. “Last night, I made a commitment to myself that I was gonna go one night without having a drink, and I didn’t do that. And now today I’m beating myself up with guilt.”
He also tried to make amends with Pulos
Lewis wanted a fresh start in 2020. He reached out to Pulos via a text message within a few weeks into the new year. “What I wrote to her is, ‘Hi, Happy New Year. I hope you and your family are happy and healthy. Would you be open to meeting with me sometime?’” Lewis said. “‘I don’t feel good about what happened between us and I’m very sorry for my role in it.’”
He sent the text message on Sunday, January 12 and said he hadn’t heard from her the next day. “I don’t expect anything in return from her,” he insisted. “I plan on clearing my conscience and telling her everything that I’m sorry for, but I’m not going to do it and be like, ‘Well what are you sorry for?’ That should happen in her own time. Or not!”
Lewis also shared that it was Mercedes “MJ” Javid from Shahs of Sunset who inspired him to make amends with Pulos, Bravo’s The Daily Dish reports. “Sometimes it takes me weeks, months, a year to really reflect and realize what my role was in something. I felt like it took many, many months, and I think maybe because we had such a deep, loving relationship — Jenni and I — there was a lot of hurt, and I think it took me a very, very long time to really take a look,” Lewis remarked. “OK, what did you do, Jeff? Why did she react this way? What did I say?”
He says she ‘ghosted him’
Lewis recently offered an update on his radio show as to whether or not he’s heard from Pulos. “I’m still waiting on that response,” People reports. “She ghosted me!”
While he seemed disappointed, Lewis claims to understand. “You know what? I reached out and I extended an olive branch. She’s not ready,” he continued.
“I am not looking for an apology, that’s not why I am doing this,” Lewis asserted. “I want to feel okay on my end. I am in a place now where I have let go of whatever hurt, anger, and I want to clear up my end of things. I’m not looking for retribution, an apology, or whatever. I don’t want to fight anymore, I don’t want to attack her. This is not — I don’t want her to think she’s walking into some trap.”