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Jeff Lewis Is Cutting Off All Communication with Gage Edward Amid Custody Battle
The Flipping Out exes are nearing an agreement regarding custody of daughter Monroe.
Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward are getting closer to reaching a custody agreement over daughter Monroe, the Flipping Out designer confirmed during the October 10 episode of his Radio Andy show Jeff Lewis Live.
“I did speak to Gage [on Wednesday] very briefly," Jeff said, as reported by PEOPLE. "There were no pleasantries. It was to the point: ‘This is the deal. This is what I will agree to.’ It is that 2-3-3 schedule."
Jeff and Gage plan to each spend time separately with Monroe, who turns 3 later this month, every few days before she goes to be with her other parent. This arrangement has not yet been formalized with lawyers, but once it is, Jeff said that he doesn't intend to communicate directly with Gage ever again.
“I’m anxious to try the new schedule and see how that works. We had, I thought, a direct line of communication about what she had for lunch and how long did she sleep, and how is she doing. And [after the conversation], I said, I no longer want to communicate with you," Jeff shared. “I want to raise my child as I see fit when she’s with me, and you can raise her how you see fit when she’s with you. I don’t need to know anything. You don’t need to know anything.”
Gage addressed Jeff's claims amid their custody battle in a statement to PEOPLE on October 9, “In the interest of my daughter, I continue to have no comment on the matter."
Jeff and Gage, who split in January after 10 years together, had reached a temporary custody agreement in August and were set to meet again earlier this month to come to a permanent arrangement for Monroe. However, a source close to the situation told PEOPLE last week that they cancelled a private mediation before a judge in an effort to work things out privately with lawyers.
They had both been seeking joint legal and physical custody. However, Jeff said during the October 8 episode of his radio show that he believed splitting custody "50/50 was not the best for [Monroe]" and that he would be "fighting for the majority of the custody."
Jeff also previously detailed the challenges of co-parenting with Gage on his radio show. “I have begged him to try to work this out together, but what happens is, sometimes, in all honesty, I feel like I’m co-parenting my child with a child,” he said on Jeff Lewis Live on October 8. “On Sunday, I literally put my face in my hands and thought, ‘This guy is going to torture me for the rest of my life. I’m a prisoner.’”
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