Jenni Pulos

Jenni recounts Ryan and Jodan's relationship and design issues.

on Sep 10, 20130

A BEAUTY AND A BEAST

Ryan and Jordan live in Encino, California.
According to Jeff, Ryan is a huge prick married to a pushover.
His decorating is cheesy and early ‘90s.
The living room has 1989 details that have to go.
Ryan tells us his home is his idea of sexy: it says "take your clothes off."
A titty vase and books of butts and boobs.

Turns out Ryan is obsessed with sex and being thin.
This inspires Jeff and I to go out to eat and max out on carbs.
Fettuccine Alfredo, anyone?
We bring major carbs back to share, and Ryan is not amused.

His beautiful wife Jordan endures Ryan's way or the highway technique.
"You should have seen her body before I married her."
Her "Dumbo" ears are sore and healing after a fix that he demanded.
"Stop being so strong or I'll knock you out."

61 comments
Xina62
Xina62

"Stop being so strong or I'll knock you out."?! - "You should have seen her body before I married her."!!

I just watched this show and, I'm curious: is this couple still together? Ryan has got to be the biggest narcissist prick I have ever seen! What the hell does Jordan see in him? And why did she have to marry him? Money? Daddy issues? She is way too good for him, and I really hope she grows a pair and dumps his skinny little a$$; she could do so much better. Nobody deserves to be treated like that. What a horrible little man he is. He will never change for the better - he is what he is - an a$$hole. A leopard doesn't change its spots!

And PLEASE DO NOT BREED WITH THIS MAN! Do NOT bring children into this relationship - that would just be totally irresponsible of you and cruel. Having kids will not make your relationship better, no way, nah ah. 


RUN JORDAN RUN!!!

TamaraG
TamaraG

Ok. You two crack me up. Interior Therapy is my favorite show.. I was hot pissed when I had my DVR set to record my favorite show...went to watch wed. morning with my cup of coffee at 5 am like I always do....and NOTHING. :(

(this has been a couple weeks ago, needless to say, I am still upset about my ruined morning. Thanks.)

Cant wait for the new season. I have my girlfriends watching it now too :) Jeff says everything we want to say to crazy ass people, so it feels good watching it and getting to clap and cheer him on! Best way to start hump day...laughing my ass off.

Webbshar
Webbshar

I would love to know who sells the chrome and glass coffee table used in the Encino episode? Love it!!

sarahxx
sarahxx

okay maybe I'm the only person who feels this way but seriously why is everyone getting so worked up here like this episode is an honest representation of these two people, reality TV must be accurate right? First off if this young lady is a "fitness model" then wouldn't she be required to maintain a certain physical appearance for her job? Second we all know this can't be 100% legit. Drama ='s ratings. I wonder what these two are up to now? I doubt Jordan took any of you dudes up on your "come live with me I will take care of you offer" (because that's not at all creepy). I don't know I just can't believe that this is "REALITY". Oh, and give the "he must be gay" crap a rest already that's so juvenile.

Twitterbee
Twitterbee

Jenni I love you and Jeff.  You have no idea how lucky you are to be able to see a finished project in your mind.   I live in a 3400 square foot house an have no idea how to decorate it and I've been in it for 13 years.  We built it we are the original owners.  Sometimes I'm a little embarrassed about it but apparently not enough to do anything about it.  All the walls are white, ceiling is white everything is white.  Any ideas on something I can buy to help me decorate?  A book a DVD something where I can actually see what it would look like?  Did I say how much I love you guy's.....oh yes I did sorry.

 

PS Ryan's comment "You should have seen her body before I married her."  "Stop being so strong or I'll knock you out."BIG RED FLAG just saying...

lachihuahua
lachihuahua

That guy...Ryan?  He looks like a man-child.  Seriousy, he looks about 13 and he over-uses the word "sexy".  Perhaps, because he is not.  He's got something going on with him and it is not good.  his beautiful wife deserves so much better.  Maybe he wants to keep Jordan tiny because he never really grew physically and he is insecure about that.

 

Jeff and Jenni,you were great, as usual.

cmichellec
cmichellec

ryan- gay and freaky weird

room- kinda better in the before pictures ...needed some help, but the after pictures were uglier than before.....

 

shysharon
shysharon

I had to take a break from this guy at the first commercial. Seriously, I went out for coffee, called my daughter and then came back for round 2...and looking at his haircut alone made me feel sorry for him...he has tiny man syndrome! And that hair!!! Then Jeff pointed out manorexia! Never heard of that before! It's a problem. Is this for real? Please tell me it's been exaggerated for TV. How could anyone talk to that nice young woman like that for real! I think Jeff was right, he's all bark, he's young and he's lucky no one has put him in his place (or worse)...a pussycat in the end awww! I LOVE YOU TWO and I love your work!! PS This week's colors are all over my house...yay me! lol

threesistersx3
threesistersx3

Wow just viewing Bidding War:  Fantastic...Bravo well done.

threesistersx3
threesistersx3

Jenni...you are great also you bring great insight to Jeff.  What a team you make.

threesistersx3
threesistersx3

Jeff love you.....another job well done.  Bravo please give us more of these real realty shows.

Enjoying your new show ....bidding war...pilot!!!!!  Showing both sides of the transaction...sellers selling and buyers showing where they are coming from.  Please get rid of the bad dirty soap opera housewives...these shows do not insult a viewer intelligence.

shijehi88
shijehi88

Has this couple ever been on Dr. Phil?  Ryan looks familiar.

LLBeing
LLBeing

Ryan is a predator; seeking someone he can abuse and Jordan's lack of self esteem was like a heat seeking missle to that very sick and spoiled individual.  (Ryan's parents should be ashamed of raising such a selfish jerk. )  Hopefully these posts,  as well as watching their dynamic on the episode, woke Jordan up enough to get out before there might be chidren, God forbid if they are not perfect for Ryan. Stop being a Stepford Wife.   Stop the cycle of abuse now.   In the episode,  Ryan said that he liked black b/c it spoke to his "dark side".  My guess is that Jordan has been absorbing all of that cruel being's dark energy - and I would not doubt physical abuse on some level -.  Jordan, you do not need to live in a constant state of discomfort and, DIS EASE.  Being constantly anxious and scared CAN lead to real disease. 

Skyeblueskye
Skyeblueskye

I also thought "gay" when I saw him, but I have met other heteros who I could swear were on the other team. He does seem like a misogynist and wifey seemed very sweet and too loving. You can't change people so, wise up and run away fast!

fiesta
fiesta

Jordan, you are a great person.  No one can make you feel bad about yourself, unless you let them.

 

AZGirl
AZGirl

Ryan is obviously insecure concerning his sexuality. Trying to convince people he's not gay with boob vases and butt books, is hilarious! For any Game Of Throne fans, Ryan is Joffery!

bravecape-productions
bravecape-productions

HA once again, friggin love Jeff and Jenni. If they could have something on everyday I would never be bored. Other than that ENOUGH with assholes like Ryan getting this killer make-over. He doesn't deserve a damn thing. And the only thing she deserves, Alimony! Although I have to say that she married him. I guess I just believe there are better people who could use Jeffs help.

WASTATE
WASTATE

This is driving me crazy - - I have seen Ryan on some other show.... where/who???!!!

merriville1
merriville1

Ryan admit your confused about who you are because of you childhood, and your wanting to make your innocent wife your victim of abuse.....shame on you ...you need help!

merriville1
merriville1

Jordan ,

Honey...the saying goes it's better to have loved than to have never love at all.....I think your husband is confused soul ! Get out now... it will only get worse later on....I believe he is a true a-- hole! I wanted to break through the TV and punch him! He is a burden in your life!

navigator32308
navigator32308

I love this show.  Jeff and Jenny should be President and Vice President of the United States.

Bellref
Bellref

I love this new show. But this episode made my skin crawl. Mr. Polisky is a repugnant person and his wife needs to get out now. Run, run, before you have kids. Can you imagine what he'll do to children? I agree with previous posters about his latent sexuality. He needs to come to terms with who he really is. 

azuremountain
azuremountain

Making your wife get her ears fixed? Where do they find these people?

 

dinahb
dinahb

I watched this twice. I had the impression that Ryan might be gay. I know his less that one hundred pound wife didn't need to be living off salad. I felt so uneasy when he said he was going to knock her out. She was so beautiful, and he had the nerve to have her alter her ears. He must have money, because she was a ten, and he was about a four......a way too skinny four. It broke my heart when she said he had cut her off from her family. OH, and btw, how could her body have been smaller when they married? She needs to run as fast as she can. That guy was a complete jerk. On the up side....I hope she gets the house, because Jeff did a fantastic job as usual. My favorite episode this year were the girls with the kitchen makeover. They were funny, and had taste. I enjoyed this year. Wish it wasn't over. 

EIEIOLynn
EIEIOLynn

Wow, Jeff, Jennie and Team JL.....  You are all much better people then me because this guy Ryan is a monster manipulator on a monumental scale.  By the first commercial I hated him (I do not care for the word hate and rarely use it, although it's really appropriate for how I feel during this episode); and my family also aggressively disliked him and every word that came out of his mouth.  

By the second commercial break I pointed out to my family, yeah, Ryan is a total DB, but what the hell is wrong with Jordan to not only make her fall so desperately in love with this AH, but want to hang on to him?  

Ryan found a woman who OBVIOUSLY has low self-esteem because a strong woman would clean his clock for some of the crap he was saying to her; but Jordan would grovel at his feet which seriously turned my stomach.  I wish I was her friend and could hopefully help her find her backbone and leave that jerk!  

According to this wonderful specimen of a husband, she was beautiful and sexy when they met; yet he has done everything possible to change her physically.....  Seriously, ear surgery?  According to him she had a great ass when they met, but because all she eats is rabbit food, she has lost a ton of weight and the first parts to shrink are the T&A; now he wants her to have a boob job?  Seriously?  Hey Ryan, how about letting her eat some real food once in a while and put on a little weight and guess what?  The T&A will come back...  Doh!

Individually both Jordan and Ryan need serious therapy; Ryan obviously has some deep ceded insecurities of his own that he is masking with huge control issues; besides being a narcissist and likely bi-polar, maybe struggling with his sexuality as suggested by others writing on this blog, but I don't personally see that.

Jordan admitted her father was very much like her husband, so I am guessing she never had a strong female roll model to show her you don't have to put up with being treated like someones improvement project.  

This couple is so dysfunctional that as a simple observer, I worry that she is alright and that he isn't doing something to continue to erode her confidence making her willing to physically make changes to her body at his request.

This episode has left such a bad feeling, I can barely remember what the house looked like when it was done; but I am sure you guys did a wonderful job on the house too!!!!

SFViewer
SFViewer

If that's not an example of an emotionally abusive relationship, I don't what is.

emipen
emipen

I propose a new spinoff of Flipping Out, to be called Coming Out. Remember Adam of the Weiners? King Adam of Castle Anthrax? Alex the Bedpan Cherisher? Jeff could (in his inimitable manner) lead them out of the closet and set their unhappy ladies free!

nire
nire

Ryan seems to be a narcissistic sociopath. He has no empathy for others and he cares so little about his wife or her life that he won't even meet her family. Jordan is a gorgeous girl (a little too thin but I suspect that is Ryan's doing) and I was cringing when I heard that he "helped" (forced) her to have ear surgery. That operation is so painful! I hope Jordan knows that she should not be living as a bit character in the film of Ryan's life. Jordan, you have your own life that is equally as important as Ryan's.

 

Don't lose yourself trying to please him. Ryan is a deeply insecure person who needs to control his surroundings in order to quiet the anxiety that builds constantly inside. I don't see him changing because he feels he is perfect (as most sociopaths do). Get out now and find an equal partner who will build you up instead of knocking you down. 

pjclary
pjclary

I loved reading all of the comments this morning. I watched this episode last night and said to my husband "that guy's biggest problem is that he is gay and not ready to come out. Or maybe even aknowledge it!" I had to chuckle when I saw the comments already posted frequently echoed my opinion.

 

You would have to be headless not to see this. I would say this super-controlling (bordering on abusive) relationship with his wife boils down to him recognizing that he is living in a house of cards and if any of them falls, he is going to have to take a good look at himself, his marriage, and his sexuality. That has got to be very scary, so the tighter the grip he keeps on things the less likely the cards will fall.  

 

And all the nudity and tacky, bordello-themed junk in his house, and his emphasis on how he likes things that are "sexy"  (I want to watch it again, this time making it a drinking game where we take a shot every time he says "sexy") are not only disrespectful to his wife but an very transparent attempt to convince himself, her, and everyone who comes into the place how hetero he really is. Ummmm, Ryan, it's not working.

 

And THEN there's the manorexia and obsession with the physical perfection of an already beautiful wife. This shrink's opinion is he wants the perfect trophy wife, so how could he possibly be gay? Unfortunately this is coming at the expense of her. To her I say "Honey, wake up. If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck, you are married to a closet gay guy."

 

This really is kind of a sad situation because neither one of these people will find happiness until he can be comfortable and open about who he is, and she can recognize the situation for what it is. Then maybe they can both move on with their lives-whether together or seperate-and be happy. They both deserve that. They seem like nice enough people...they just are seeped in denial.

 

I wish them well! Fascinating episode!            

Millie23@
Millie23@

Jordan LEAVE HIM! What a sad life she leads. Ryan is an awful and mean human being, which is so unsexy. He is just a confused and sad little boy. I love interior therapy and agree there needs to be more episodes. Jeff cracks me up!!!! I would just follow him around and laugh. Just an FYI if he needs another employee. :)

NotPerfectButSolidGuy
NotPerfectButSolidGuy

Jordan, I'm sorry to tell you this, but Ryan is not going to change this about himself.  He might mask it for a bit, but this is who he is, very sick.  Ryan is a total d-bag, with major issues.  Why did you marry this guy, and why do you have such little self-worth?  Ryan is not funny, but yet he thinks he is.  Trust me, you will see how not funny he is, the healthier you become.  I hope that day happens for you, before you have children with this pathetic excuse of a person/man.  Ryan thinks he is SO much more than he is, it's funny, shocking, and very sad.  I don't know if you came to the table with no money, and that's what got you/keeping you there.  Trust me, you can find, or make your own money.  You seem like the package deal, don't let him ruin your life.  Life is too short and too precious to put up with another day.  If I knew you, I'd tell you that I have money, you can come live with me as long as you need (not for sex, just to get healthy and back on your feet.)  I hope your family/friends tell you the same thing.  Ryan, if you are reading this, you need serious help, and not just from any shrink, you need the best, and to go 3 times a week, probably for a year, and you would make some progress, but be far from good enough for Jordan, or anyone for that matter.  Oh, and by the way, you are a 6 out of 10 on the looks, and a -1 as a person....not such a good package deal....don't care how much money you have/make.  Trust me, I have my own cash, and I'm NOT jealous of you...the only thing I'd like to have of yours is your wife, but a mentally healthier version...I guess if she got away from you, she could change alot easier.

 

P.S.  I don't write on these blogs, but you being such a idiot, and your wife being such the package, just made me do it.

 

P.P.S.  If I were Jordan's family/friends, I'd crush you, and that's putting it lightly. (yeah, you got under my skin, and I hate to see any woman, especially one like Jordan, be abused,)

 

P.P.P.S.  I had to create an account/profile just for this....Ryan makes me that sick, and Jordan makes me that sad.  What a shame, there are great guys out there for a great girl like her.

 

--  Ryan, I know you are reading this, tryst me, I know you are, and now you know, that I know.  My ex girlfriend, who had 7 number one songs, reads all her stuff on crap like this, you my friend have the time too.  I am hopeful you get the help, you have the money, all you need is the tough desire to be able to look at yourself in the mirror and want to change the ugly-ness.  Not many like you, are willing/able, but I can hope for Jordan's sake.  I'm not sure she is able to free herself from you.

rzanna
rzanna

Ryan must have looked long and hard for this young woman, someone who would endure his abuse.   She will wise up eventually and leave, and he will have to change for the better.  He actually tried to change her looks, which is amazing, since he is so very unappealing himself, and she could do much better.  She must have extremely low self esteem.  I thought Markie on last week's show was bad, but this guy is truly horrible.

grub
grub

Ryan is gay or bi-ssexual.. This marriage just can't work no matter how Jeff and Jenni change the living room.I can't understand why their dating period didn't reveal 79 red flags for each of them to see they were not suited as a couple, or why none of her gay friends didn't pull her aside to tell her why they would be fubdanentally incompatible as a married couple.I bet $100 Ryan was the wedding planner. He wants a Stepford Wife. She has practically become one for him.

skyway
skyway

The wife's voice fry was SO BAD!  Replay the scene toward the end when this couple are talking about their relationship at the hotel.  Ryan is probably just sick of talking to someone who sounds like a frog.

SueKD
SueKD

I really enjoy the new show and too, wish the season was longer. I wish Jeff and co. would come out east and do some homes outside Cali, like maybe NJ? Perhaps some different styles of house or an older home? This episode was painful to watch however bc Ryan is so disrespectful to his wife. I was married to a man just like this, it was like watching my life on tv. My advise to Jordan is to look at her own self and see that she is worth more, deserves better treatment, and should get out of this mentally abusive relationship before she has kids that will tie her to him for life. Take it from a girl who has been in your shoes, if you don't yet see your own value trust your family or friends to tell you, even a stranger can see that you will not be happy. A good question to ask yourself is Why do you love a person who is more interested in making himself happy, even at the expense of your happiness? Are you happy?

mammaleah
mammaleah

Apparently no one told Ryan he is gay.  What a massive douche bag he is.  His poor wife needs to wise up and realize he is using her to mask his insecurities.  I feel bad for her but on the other hand she shouldn't put up with his abuse and leave.  This marriage is doomed.  She will never truly be happy.  Sad and disgusted!

shijehi88
shijehi88

Ryan's decor is overcompensating for the secret he obviously has which is he's G-A-Y.  He's obsessed with his body in other words his "figure".  He constantly degrades Jordan because he really doesn't like women, but is forcing himself to be with one so people won't know he's gay.  RUN ... JORDAN .... RUN.  Ryan has a secret!!!!

EIEIOLynn
EIEIOLynn

 @WASTATE I know right?  I thought he might just be a doppelganger for one of my friends, but then I think, nooooo, he just seems too familiar.  Then my second thought is, I would never forget a condescending JERK like him; his behavior would stick with me I am sure.

alexandra.bylczynski
alexandra.bylczynski

 @dinahb I'm wondering what Jeff's gaydar is telling him about Ryan.  There was so much stuff around advertising female body parts, it's almost as if Ryan's trying to convince himself he loves them.  Kinda sad.  As a straight woman, I also wonder what it was about Ryan that attracted Jordan.  If you looked up HUBRIS in the dictionary, you might just find a picture of Ryan.  Poor Jordan, and poor kids, if it gets that far.

shijehi88
shijehi88

 @dinahb Abusive men always cut you off from family and friends.  I hope Jordan get a clue, especially before she has children.

beechmi
beechmi

 @dinahb You hit the nail on the head. I have no doubt that Ryan is gay, and as I gay man, I should know. I have met a lot of men over the years EXACTLY like Ryan. Men who are comfortable and know who and what they are do not need to try so hard to be 'a man'. He's clearly overcompensating for the fact that he just doesn't like women!

 

His wife is beautiful, and as a gay man, I want to marry her! How could ANYONE be so condescending and demeaning?! Especially after less than a year of marriage?

 

I live in LA, and unfortunately, there are a lot of guys like Ryan. And I don't mean his sexuality, but how he treats women and his self-absorbed narcissism. Very sad, but unfortunately Jordan is not alone! My advice for her is to run quickly to a family law attorney's office before she wastes too much valuable time or worse, has a child or two. Then she will never be able to get rid of him!

LLBeing
LLBeing

 @skyway I noticed that too and it was irritating.  As much as I can't stand Ryan, I would sympathize with him if it gets on his nerves. When I watched the episode I noticed that. Jordan's  voice was very strong and clear when she was talking to the camera as they do between the scenes.  Yet, when she was talking to Ryan at the hotel, her voice was weak, weird, and lacking enough POWER  to get the vocal chords into 3rd gear.  CBS Sunday Morning had a commentary by one of their contributors last Sunday about that very thing!  Not about lacking power but the popularity of that irritating tambre in some women's voices.   I am sure it is still available online at CBS.com.  Check it out. 

shijehi88
shijehi88

 @SueKD Jordan should ask herself if she had a daughter would someone like Ryan be good enough for her (the daughter)?  If the answer is "No", then why is it (Ryan) good enough for her (Jordan)?

Perrier015
Perrier015

 @mammaleah Hahahaha.... I thought the same thing w/i like first 10 minutes... he is sooo gay!!!!! 

rzanna
rzanna

 @shijehi88

 He may indeed be gay.  But the gay men I know actually do like women.  I think he is one of those people you just can't put into a category.  He is his own creepy self.

dinahb
dinahb

 @shijehi88 I know...there were so many red flags. I even noticed her voice sounded weak. I wondered if she was malnourished. Someone posted that they thought he had been on Dr. Phil. I know he needs to be on some shrink's couch. I have never seen a couple so doomed. 

dinahb
dinahb

 @beechmi I think he has a mean streak that has nothing to do with his sexuality. I just thought all the nude references made it look like he was trying too hard. I haven't been able to stap thinking abou tthis since I watched it. He changed her ears, starved her, threatened to knock her out...what's next? I pity the poor significant other that comes next. Surely she will leave.