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Jeff Lewis Says He Was "Devastated" After Boyfriend Scott Anderson Broke Up with Him Via Text

The Flipping Out designer shared how his on-again, off-again relationship finally came to an end.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Jeff Lewis Scott Anderson Break Up

Following his breakup with longtime partner Gage Edward in early 2019, Jeff Lewis has had an on-again, off-again relationship with Scott Anderson. But during his SiriusXM radio show on September 28, Jeff revealed the status of his relationship with Scott once and for all.

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The Flipping Out designer revealed the latest on his love life during Jeff Lewis Live, sharing that he had recently spoken to Scott for the first time in almost two weeks and then spent time with him at his house last Thursday. "He was very distant and very kind of emotionally removed," Jeff recalled. "But we still had a nice time."

Scott accepted Jeff's invitation to come over again the next day. However, Scott's decision to sign a one-year lease on a new apartment only 11 days after moving out of Jeff's place and the fact that he seemed to leave early, around 9 o'clock that night, made Jeff wonder if their relationship was truly over. "I was like, 'I don't think I'm gonna see him again.' It was so strong that I blurted it out. I'm like, 'I feel like I'm not going to see you again.' He's like, 'No, I'll see you tomorrow.' I was like, 'OK,'" Jeff said. "He drives out of the gates, and then the next morning, he sends me a text: 'I had a really nice time, but this is too much for me.'"

Jeff had previously opened up on his radio show about how his contentious custody battle with Gage, as well as some recent drama with a former employee, has put a strain on his relationship with Scott while they were dating.

"So that was it," Jeff added. "So I was devastated. I was so upset."

Jeff said that he then found out that Scott had a profile on Tinder. "So I was very upset, and I started sending texts like, 'I'm so devastated, I can't believe this, we've only been separated 11 days, this is so hurtful,'" Jeff shared. "He has a friend who just broke up with his boyfriend, like a week ago. And he said, 'My friend wanted to see if his ex was on Tinder. That was an old profile. I went on to see if he was, and he was indeed on.'"

After speaking to Scott about it again, Jeff said that he believes he is telling the truth about the Tinder profile. "We had a nice talk yesterday, and I feel like everything has been said. So everything's been said, he's made his peace, I've made my peace. I feel like it's very civil. It's very friendly," Jeff said of where he and Scott stand today. "Is it over? I don't know, but I have to move on with my life now, and he needs space anyway. It's not two days; he needs space." 

Even though things ultimately didn't work out between him and Scott, Jeff said that he learned a lot from their time together. "There are still things that I need to work on that I even notice are patterns from my old relationship, the way I treated Gage. I am tough. I'm not always open to listening. So there are things that I've learned that I've taken from the relationship, and I've said that," Jeff shared. "Regardless of whether we're just friends or romantic again or whatever, these are things that I'm taking from this relationship. So it's very positive."

As for when he will be getting back into the dating game again, Jeff shared that he's going to take his time. "But I will say I'm now gonna lay low," he said. "I'm not really in a space to date at all."

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