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Jeff Lewis Talks Love, Babies, and Business as Usual

Jeff Lewis on Babies, Love, and BusinessWhen we last left Jeff Lewis and the Flipping Out gang, he was struggling in business, his friendship with business partner Ryan was going down the tubes, and he was starting to contemplate fatherhood.  

Tonight Flipping Out returns for a fourth season with Lewis building a flourishing design business, a new love for Lewis, and the regular crew of designer misfits.  

Keep reading to get a sneak peak into what Jeff Lewis and the Flipping Out crew are up to this season.

It’s bound to be a busy season around the Jeff Lewis homestead with a flood of design clients, new loves for both Jeff and Jenni, and babies on the mind of our favorited obsessive compulsive designer.  Jeff recentlay sat down with TV Squad to give them an update on the new season.

On how business is going this year:
“Business is really good — I can’t complain. You know, a year ago I was singing such a different tune … it really kind of turned around for me.  I’m still not flipping — I’m still not doing what I used to do — but the business is better. Because we have more people interested in hiring us, I’m able to be a little more selective when I’m choosing clients. I try to trust my intuition … most of the time I’m right, but sometimes you just don’t know. You start working with them and all of a sudden they turn out to be awful. There’s only so much you can do.”

 On Jenni Finding Love Again:
“She found someone! I don’t know if it’s true love, but she’s been spending some time with this guy that she really likes and he likes her. He’s an orthopedic surgeon. This is the problem: he was out here in L.A. doing a fellowship program. His practice is in Chicago. He’s moving back next month. It’s such a bummer because he’s such a great guy. I think they’ve talked about her going there, but she doesn’t want to go. I think she’s silly for not going with him. If it meant that she married a great guy and had a shot at having a family and a great life, I would … it’s not like I’d encourage her, but I’d certainly understand. Even though selfishly I’d want her to stay.”

On his own relationship status:
“Well I’m dating a great guy. Whether or not I marry him is another question, but I think that it’s going well. I mean, when do you actually know? I think it’s kind of a young relationship and we haven’t made any long-term plans yet, but it’s going really well.”

On his former business partner, Ryan Brown, no longer being involved in his life:  
“I don’t know if it’s forever. It’s certainly for now. I haven’t seen him since the reunion. We’ve emailed twice with the intention of getting together and talking, but we haven’t done that yet. It’s been more him than me — he was in Argentina for five months, he’s now moved to Santa Barbara. I would expect that we would eventually talk. Where that ends up, I don’t know. For me, I’m going to have to make some decisions — I don’t know if I will ever get an apology from him, or an admission of guilt, and that’s a little bit of a problem for me. It’s really kind of uncertain at this point. It’s hard. You know, this is my best friend in the whole world, and I never thought in a million years we wouldn’t be best friends. I didn’t see it coming. You watched my heart break on TV, and it was not pretty.”

On plans for one more season potentially ending with the addition of a baby:
“And we kind of wrap it up in a nice bow? I don’t think my life really works that way. [Laughs] It would kind of end like The Sopranos where you just don’t know what happened. Did he die? Did he live? Is he happy? Is he not happy?”

Photo: Bravo TV

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