Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward had been getting along since Jeff announced their separation last week. However, things took a turn for the worse over the weekend when the Flipping Out designer discovered that Gage has already started dating again.
Jeff revealed during the February 5 episode of his Radio Andy show Jeff Lewis Live that Gage went on a date at Mastro's in Beverly Hills on Saturday, February 2. "So that, number, one is a big f--king misstep," Jeff said.
Jeff later said he didn't "feel good about this at all." "I asked him — he started therapy on Wednesday — and I asked him, 'Well, what does your therapist think about your date?' And the therapist said that it is good for him to information gather," Jeff said. "What I wonder is if he was honest with the therapist and explained the history with this person because I know who this person is."
Gage met this person at the gym, according to Jeff. "I have been doing some information gathering on my own. Again, I know who this person is. I will not say his name, but I think just for today we're gonna call him 'Homewrecker.' 'Homewrecker,' I think, has been in his ear for quite some time. I think 'Homewrecker' has exploited a very vulnerable situation," Jeff shared. "I think this started as a gym buddy friend, and I think this person has had his sights on him, Gage, for quite some time. I think he was very aware of what was happening. I don't think he's concerned about breaking up a family or jeopardizing Gage's career or financial situation. I don't think he's concerned about that at all. And I doubt this person's intentions. So we'll just leave it at that."
Jeff said that he has been "in pain" since learning that Gage has moved on. He also said that he thinks Gage is "lost, not thinking things through, making very bad decisions."
One good thing to come out of this difficult time is that Jeff has gained a newfound appreciation for all of the support he has received from his many good friends. That was made very clear when a friend took Jeff to dinner at the Polo Lounge one night. "So I go in the bathroom, and I start crying. And no one's in the bathroom. But I'm crying, and I'm wiping my eyes as I'm crying. So then, the door opens and somebody walks in. And I turn around, and it's Josh Flagg from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. And he's like, 'Oh my god, Jeff, what's going on? Are you OK?' And I'm like, 'I'm not OK.' And now Josh Flagg is hugging me in the men's bathroom of Polo Lounge. I can't make this up!" Jeff shared. "And then it was so sweet. He came over and sat with me in the booth and he made sure I was OK. It's so crazy, you know, these people that show up for you, and that is such a positive thing that has come out of this."
So now Jeff has also decided that he should start dating again. "Because I was in my bad space on Sunday, I decided, 'Well, maybe it's time to start dating.' So I started dabbling in the online dating world," Jeff said. "I met someone who was kind of interesting. We started talking, we exchanged pictures, and we started texting fast and furiously. And that went on throughout the day. And we have a lot in common, seems like a busy guy, professional."
This potential suitor turned out to be an airline pilot, who, as the two were trying to set up a time to meet up, ended up inviting Jeff to come with him on his flight to Las Vegas for the night. Jeff ultimately declined his invitation. And when Jeff told the guy that he's a dad to 2-year-old daughter Monroe, unfortunately, he wasn't so interested in pursuing anything with Jeff anymore.
But what has been encouraging to Jeff is that he has received several DMs on Instagram asking him out. "So that felt good," he said.
However, Jeff's friend, Shahs of Sunset's Reza Farahan, is still holding out hope that the two can work things out and one day get back together. "I want you guys to get back together, so I'm not sure, maybe don't put everything on blast? And go buy a gold Rolex. An all-gold Rolex can fix everything and anything," Reza said while calling in to Jeff Lewis Live. "You've been on my mind since I got the news. I'm rooting for you. I want it to all work out. Be mindful of the things you say. I'm an emotional guy just like you, but sometimes we need to exercise a tiny bit of impulse control so we don't make the situation worse. That's all I wanted to say. And I love you, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed."