In case you didn’t know how serious Jeff Lewis was about cutting out his longtime friend and costar Jenni Pulos, the Bravo star has provided a helpful visual.
To prepare for the Flipping Out premiere on Tuesday, the home renovation expert shared a promo pic to Instagram (above) that features him, his partner Gage Edward, and Pulos… with a HUGE red “X” on her face!
He captioned the since-deleted photo:
“Don’t miss the Season 11 Premiere of Flipping Out, tonight 10:15/9:15c”
The social media shade comes days after it was reported that Pulos had left the show after ten seasons over an explosive fight with Lewis that will air in the upcoming season.
Sources say the pair haven’t spoken since the blow-up, and Lewis hasn’t exactly been keeping it a secret either. In fact, he recently claimed on his SiriusXM show the two had been faking their working relationship for YEARS!
He exposed the operation on Jeff Lewis Live, dishing:
“I have always claimed that Flipping Out is a true authentic un-produced show. It is. However, Jenni has not worked for me — she has not been working for me for several, several seasons. And I apologize because it is the one inauthentic thing about the show.”
Needless to say, Bravo is flipping out over Lewis’ behavior.
In response to him posting the image, a source claimed, the cable network pulled Lewis from his scheduled appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and has “canceled the remainder of Jeff’s press.”
The insider dished to People:
“Bravo execs are furious with Jeff. He’s exposing the show and he’s saying things completely out of context. He also lied on the radio about the investigation. There are lots of talks happening right now — no one is happy with his behavior.”
So, what went down exactly? According to Lewis, Pulos became frustrated with him over taking time away from her “acting career,” which he says hurt his feelings because he’s “done nothing but accommodate her for her auditions and meetings and whatnot.”
The two apparently agreed to have Pulos remain on Flipping Out in a “friend” role instead of Lewis’ executive assistant — but that backfired when Pulos allegedly pulled an unfriendly move by filing claims against Lewis to Bravo for “abuse and victimization” and wrongful termination.
Lewis said he’s been cleared of the first two allegations. He confirmed that while Pulos will be a cast member during season 11, she will not be part of the show going forward.
So much flipping drama — just in time for the Flipping Out season 11 premiere tonight!
[Image via Jeff Lewis/Instagram]