‘Flipping Out’ Star, Jeff Lewis Says He Feels like a Prisoner Co-Parenting with Ex, Gage Edward

Once again a relationship shown on reality TV has ended. Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward of Flipping Out has split up. They have since been figuring out how to co-parent their daughter, Monroe.

Lewis has given updates to his fans about how hard the breakup has been for them. Find out why he said he feels like a prisoner figuring out co-parenting with his ex.

Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward broke up and aren’t working together

Lewis surprised many Flipping Out fans by announcing that his relationship ended with Edward. He revealed what their relationship was like before the announcement.

“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,” he said on Jeff Lewis Live. 

There was some time of Edward still working for Jeff Lewis Design by managing their sites. Lewis claimed they have been civil with work. He then later revealed this has changed.

“My partner left me three months ago. He’s leaving the business,” he said according to Reality Blurb. “I feel like he’s leaving me again. So, I haven’t had the best morning. But I’m going to chose to be happy. He’s leaving the business in a week.”

They hired lawyers to help with a custody agreement

Later there was an update on their situation. Lewis said they need to work out a schedule to help with co-parenting.

I did say to Gage yesterday, moving forward, we need to have some sort of schedule,” he said on his radio show according to Page Six. “I said, ‘I know that our schedules change weekly, but how about Sundays we go over the week ahead of time?’ I don’t necessarily want to be there when he’s there all the time.”

What was their solution? Lewis said they hired lawyers to sit down and talk, but it didn’t go well.

“Am I going to spend $6,000 a week to talk about visitation? It was insane,” said the radio host. He claimed things got so heated that they were separated.

“He couldn’t keep it together,” Lewis claimed. “He was so angry and irrational that they had to move him to another conference room.”

Lewis now says he feels like a prisoner

Jeff Lewis
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It sounds like co-parenting isn’t getting any easier. Lewis vented about his problems again on Jeff Lewis Live, according to People.

“I have begged him to try to work this out together, but what happens is, sometimes, in all honesty, I feel like I’m co-parenting my child with a child,” Lewis said when talking about his ex.

He added, “On Sunday, I literally put my face in my hands and thought, ‘This guy is going to torture me for the rest of my life. I’m a prisoner.'”

People reports that the former couple were going to get mediation to create a permanent custody agreement. A source then claimed they’re trying to move forward without mediation. Hopefully, they will be able to work out a plan but the process seems to be stressing out Lewis.