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Jeff Lewis Shares How Daughter Monroe Is Doing Following Her "Mind-Boggling" Expulsion

"I told her, I said, 'Look, if you’re not going to go to school, you’re going to have to get a job!'” the Flipping Out designer joked.

Jeff Lewis with Daughter Monroe

Jeff Lewis and his ex Gage Edward may be going through a difficult time following the expulsion of daughter Monroe from her preschool, but it seems to have not fazed their toddler at all.

Jeff gave an update on how Monroe is doing after she was asked to leave her preschool following complaints over what the Flipping Out designer said about the school in his Radio Andy show. “Can I tell you, she doesn’t have to go to school, she loves it! She’s the winner here," Jeff said in a recent interview with Extra. "She goes to the park and all the classes. She’s having a great ol’ time!" 

He then joked, "But I told her, I said, 'Look, if you’re not going to go to school, you’re going to have to get a job!'”

Jeff also told Extra that he now realizes this school wasn't the right fit for Monroe, who turns 3 in October. “The fact that we are even talking about this and my daughter is not even 3 is mind-boggling to me. But, you know, I bought what they were selling, and I have been stressed about finding the right school and the right place for my daughter,” he shared. “I will say, it was a competitive school, we lobbied for it, we got referrals, and when we got in, it was like, ‘We won!’ But did we ever at any point in time think, ‘Is this the right school for Monroe, actually?'”

He had a very Jeff Lewis way of describing what all the hubbub was about as well. "Yes, I read a couple emails because they're ridiculous. That angered some of these moms," Jeff recalled. "These moms, they're a gang, and I pissed off the wrong mom."

Jeff said that he's hoping this all turns out to be for the best for Monroe. "Right now, today, I have regrets. Right now, today, I wish I wouldn't have said the things I said publicly, read those emails publicly," he explained. "Look, if it turns out she's in a happier place, then it was all worth it. Right now, it wasn't worth it, but hopefully it'll end up in a happy ending."

Jeff previously showed a lot of remorse over the incident while speaking about it on Jeff Lewis Live on September 17. “I take full responsibility. … I am really, really sorry. I feel terrible about what happened," he said. "I know how it has affected Monroe. I will never do this again.”

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