Jeff Lewis is reportedly on the outs with Bravo TV after he chose to promote the new season of his home renovation series, Flipping Out, by sharing a photo on Instagram in which his co-star, Jenni Pulos, was crossed out.
After sharing the controversial image with his fans and followers on Tuesday ahead of the season 11 premiere (and later deleting it), a report states the network is “furious” over his childish behavior.
“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,” a source told PEOPLE on September 11. “There are lots of talks happening right now — no one is happy with his behavior.”
The insider said that due to Jeff’s antics, the network has chosen to cancel the remainder of his press events for the new season — and call off his scheduled appearance on Watch What Happens Live.
Earlier this month, People was first to share news of Jeff and Jenni’s falling out with readers, confirming the former partners had ended their decades-long relationship after an explosive fight and haven’t had any communication since.
“They found fame together so there was always this thought that nothing could tear them apart, but that hasn’t been the case,” a source told the magazine last week. “They’ll never come back from this. It’s over.”
Days after the report, Jeff spoke of the end of his relationship with Jenni on his podcast series, Jeff Lewis Live, claiming he and Jenni had been faking their professional partnership for the past several years and denying she was an employee at his company, Jeff Lewis Design.
“She said she had given up her acting career to work for me,” Jeff said during a segment of his show. “That really hurt my feelings because I felt like I have done nothing but accommodate her for her auditions and meetings and whatnot. And initially I was very hurt and I was put on the defense. I understand that she spends a lot of time with me. It’s very possible she hasn’t been able to go on certain auditions and maybe she hasn’t been able to have the opportunity of booking a movie or a show or whatever, but I have been very, very flexible.”
Jeff then told listeners that the network agreed to have Jenni stay on the show as a “friend” instead of his assistant before things fell apart and Jenni filed an “abuse and victimization” complaint against him with Bravo and the show’s production company, Authentic Entertainment.
According to Jeff, Jenni will continue to star on Flipping Out through season 11 but will not be seen on any further episodes of the show — if it even continues to air.
Flipping Out season 11 airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on Bravo TV.
Photos Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo, Paul Zimmerman/Bravo
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