In what is perhaps the most shocking departure at Jeff Lewis Design ever, Zoila Chavez decided to retire and officially quit her job working for the Flipping Out designer last season. A season full of drama between Jeff and Zoila had put a strain on their relationship as well.
However, it appears that time has healed some wounds for the onetime Flipping Out BFFs. During the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen After Show on Monday night, Jeff shared that not only have he and Zoila recently been in touch, but he's also optimistic that they can one day get their relationship back on track (clip above). "I just texted her this weekend," he shared. "In fact, I think we're gonna have dinner pretty soon."
That just filled Andy Cohen up with joy. "I'm very happy to hear that," he gushed during the WWHL After Show. "It gives me a little hope for you."
Jeff shared an emotional goodbye with Zoila at the end of last season of Flipping Out, showing his appreciation for how she continued to work to help take care of his then-newborn daughter Monroe. "For years, she has wanted to retire. I've just overlooked it and I ignored it," he said during the episode. "But she stayed for me."
Relive the teary farewell, below.
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