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Jeff Lewis Gets Emotional Talking About Daughter Monroe Amid Split from Gage Edward

"We're doing our best to keep it away from her," the Flipping Out dad said.

By Laura Rosenfeld

Jeff Lewis said he didn't "even want to go there" when it came to the custody arrangement of 2-year-old daughter Monroe following the announcement that he and Gage Edward had separated last week. But now, the Flipping Out dad is opening up a little bit more about the future of his family.

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During the Tuesday, February 5 episode of his Radio Andy show Jeff Lewis Live, Jeff promised that, no matter what the custody arrangement of Monroe ends up being, Gage can always see her whenever he wants. "If there's bumps in the road, and there could be, and this could get a little contentious, I just want to vow that I will never use our baby as a weapon. And I thought about it this morning, if there is some judge that says, 'OK, Gage, you get the baby Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,' I am making a vow that even though some judge stipulates when he can see the baby, he can see the baby whenever he wants to see the baby. And I don't care what any judge says," Jeff shared. "He needs to know that, that he has 24-hour access."

Even though they might not be on the best of terms right now, especially after the revelation that Gage has started dating again, Jeff praised his ex's parenting skills. "As much as I can't stand him right now, he's a great dad. He's a great dad, and she loves him," Jeff said. "But I can't stand him right now. I can't stand to look at him."

Toward the end of the show, a caller asked Jeff if he had noticed a difference in Monroe since Gage moved out of their Hollywood home last week. "You know, Saturday she was very fussy. And I feel like as much as we keep this away from her, she's a very sensitive kid, and I just feel like she was picking something up. Very fussy and very difficult," Jeff said, audibly getting choked up. "We're doing our best to keep it away from her."

Last week on his radio show, Jeff shared that, although his breakup had "been a long time coming," he and Gage kept delaying it because they wanted to keep their family together. Jeff also seemed optimistic that he and Gage could work out their issues and get back together. "Honestly, I'm hoping that the guy wakes up. I'm hoping that he wakes up. I'm hoping that he sits in that hotel room alone, he misses his family, he misses his life, starts focusing on the positive and stops focusing on the negative," he said. "So let's just pray."

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