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Jeff Lewis Received So Much Support from Real Housewives Following the News of His Separation from Gage Edward

"It was crazy," the Flipping Out designer said of all the love from Bravo stars and other celebrities.

By Laura Rosenfeld

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Following the news that he and Gage Edward have decided to separate, Jeff said that he has received so many messages of support from his loved ones, including several Real Housewives, other Bravo stars, and other celebrity friends. "I have to tell you, it was amazing how many people reached out to me yesterday, my family, my friends. It was like over 100 people reached out to me yesterday. What I love, literally my phone is blowing up right now, it's still going. It's still going," he shared during his Radio Andy show Jeff Lewis Live on Friday, February 1. "But I will say a lot of my Bravo friends reached out. It was kind of cool to hear from these people, like Lea Black and Reza Farahan and MJ [Javid] and Kelly Dodd and Cheri Oteri and Liz Rohm, Patti Stanger, Todd Chrisley, Tamra Judge. It was crazy."

Jeff, who added that he also heard from Jill Zarin, said that the overwhelming response from his famous friends has been messages of hope that he and Gage will be able to work things out. "I think every single person we know is hoping for a reconciliation," he said.

The Flipping Out designer announced that he and Gage had separated after a decade together during the Thursday, January 31 episode of Jeff Lewis Live. After the couple had been living in separate rooms in their home for "a significant portion of last year," Gage moved out of the house and into a hotel at the request of Jeff. “This has been a long time coming," Jeff said. ”I said to him, ‘I want to be very clear, I’m not throwing you out. I’m not breaking up with you. I’m here. You need time and space to get perspective.’“

While sharing the initial news of his breakup, Jeff seemed to remain hopeful that he and Gage could one day get back together. “I hope he gets the clarity and perspective he needs,” he shared. “There’s so much anger that he has lost sight of the good things. Every time we have one of these discussions, it’s so overwhelmingly negative. I have a very different perspective. Last year was hell, but I remember nine pretty solid years. We had some fun. So I said to him, ‘I encourage you to work through that resentment and focus on the positive things because there could be more to come.’"

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