The temper of Jeff Lewis has become all too synonymous with the man himself. When people watch Flipping Out, they expect him to, well, flip out. And yes, often he does, though during the upcoming sixth season (which premieres September 4 at 9p EST) Jeff says he's not all that proud of his freakouts.
"I'm a little ashamed of my behavior the last six to eight months [during filming], but I've since taken control of my life and gotten back on track," Jeff admitted in a conference call on Thursday afternoon. "I took on a lot this past six to eight months and it really affected me. There's a lot of flip-outs, I felt very out of control and it has to do with whenever I take on too much risk. I have trouble dealing with too much stress and I think I regressed this season."
The design and renovation whiz says that going back-to-back from Interior Therapy to Flipping Out, plus some financial and personal business concerns sent his stress levels skyward.
And while his wrath is often directed at Jenni Pulos and the fabulous Zoila Chavez, Jenni thinks that over-the-top moments in the upcoming season were at least healthier than those of the past.
"What I really appreciate bout Jeff this year is he confronted them in a healthier way. You'll see that on the show," Jenni said during the call.
Get ready for Jeff in all of his temper-tantrum glory when Flipping Out returns on September 4!
Sunday1203 what? what is it with people thinking gay men would be a good idea for this role even when theyre not even actors? Just no. but he does have 50 shades of personality thats for sure :/
I just wanted to say I have been watching Jeff for a long time and ADORE HIM AND HIS WORK.
First off, I have to say that I really don't care for Gage. I understand he is your partner and there must be something you see in him. I also understand that the show only shows snipets of your lives as a whole BUT what I have seen makes me think that Gage is looking fill your business with boring people with no personality like him. You can have a very successful business, be professional when necessary and still surround yourself with extremely competent people who are fun. Secondly, Jeff needs to apologize to Jenni, he took it too far. I'm glad he gave Andrew a second chance even though Gage is doing everything in his power to get him fired. I get it that he has some trust issues with regard to Andrew but Knock it off and give the guy a break. It's like he sees Andrew is meek and wants approval and Gage just sees it as weakness and keeps needling him.
Jeff, stress is not an excuse for you to insult your employees, all of us have some kind of stress in our life's and we deal without hurting someone or love ones.. .you like to apologies after you insult your employees, that doesn't make it any better. As you were reprimanding Jenni, I felt so bad that I have to change the channel in order not to see how bad you are. Not only you insult her but later you bulling her...make your point and move.
All I can say about this episode is WOW! Jeff you owe Jenni so many apologies. Can you ever have a discussion with an employee in private? Do you know when to stop? And where did you find Cage? He is awful! He needs to go pronto!
I'm a huge fan of your show but I cannot say that I care much for Gage. Last season I thought I'd give him a chance to settle in and grow on me. But it didn't happen then and it's not happening now. He's so negative and briongs a very different feel to an otherwise entertaining and likeable cast. Your relationship is YOUR relationship and I truly hope you're happy. But Gage needs to chill out and quit with the bullying...front what I can tell he hit the jackpot with you and needs to focus on maintaining that.
Jeff....what in the world do you see in Gage...get rid of him!!!! Andrew has a good heart and Gage does everything he can to sabotage him. You can do much better.
Love your show however, you really should calm down a little when you are dealing with Zoila, Jenni and Gage. If I were Gage I would take a walk. Do you realize you are verbally abusive????
skye8844 If Gage had any self respect, he would walk. If Jeff respected Gage at all as a person, not to mention as a partner, he would not treat him so second class.
I do so wish you'd be kinder, more considerate of Zoila. Consider her age and the fact that you cannot seem to tolerate her ever sitting down. A person her age should not need to work on housecleaning every waking moment. Not at all. I speak of that because I'm near her age, and I cannot stand for more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Please don't threaten to fire Zoila for laziness; show some understanding. If she cannot do the household tasks you want done each day, then hire additional help, please. Also, remember that Bravo viewers and your many clients would like you just as much, and even more, if you'd be kinder to Jenny and to Gage when she speak to them. That would diminish one iota the respect we have for your design abilities.
Jeff and jenni, loved the show interior therapy, it appeared as though that you actually liked Jenni, Jeff. I really hope that this show is not as bad as it may seem. When you get mevan, it stresses me out, almost as if I'm the one in trouble.