Jenni Pulos has been on reality television for 11 years alongside Jeff Lewis on Bravo’s home design show, Flipping Out. Last spring she says that Jeff fired her from his company Jeff Lewis Design over an explosive lunch that is set to air in an upcoming episode. Now Jenni is speaking out about it all for the first time!
According to People, Jenni revealed, “I had no idea it was coming. I didn’t decide. He decided he was going to terminate me from his business and so then in turn, the decision was made. I always saw myself seeing the show through.”
Jenni explained, “It was puzzling to me. He said he wanted me to go and do my thing. We see things very differently. I believed I had been an asset to his business and he believed differently, I imagine.” Jeff suggested that Jenni could be on the show as a ‘friend’ in a supporting role. However; Jenni declined. “I was not going to fake a friendship.”
“After the final disagreement, I decided I was not going to continue a friendship with someone who thought of me the way he did,” said Jenni. As of right now, Flipping Out, has not been renewed for a twelfth season. Jeff said on his Sirius XM radio show that his contract with Bravo was not renewed before a deadline. However; he later clarified, and said the show has not been canceled.
Jenni was very shaken by the whole incident, and she was shocked by Jeff’s public reaction to it all. According to People, Jeff had crossed out her face with a red X on social media. On his radio show, Jeff claimed that Jenni hadn’t worked for him for years and that their working relationship had been faked for the show. He also alleged that Jenni filed claims of wrongful termination and abuse and victimization against him, which she denies!
Jenni said, “Citing wrongful termination claim, wrong. Citing abuse claim, wrong. Citing victimization claim, wrong.” As for their relationship on the show, she says, “It was very real. I was his employee and I worked for him. It was very authentic, and that’s important.”
Jenni revealed that she has not spoken to Jeff since! She stated, “My engaging would not have been the right move. What good is that going to do? All I know is my own truth.” She summed up, “I’ve always wished him the best, and will continue to wish him the best. He’s a wonderful designer and has so many talents. I learned a lot and I’m proud of what we built.”
Wow! It’s crazy to have Flipping Out without the two of them together. Jeff had previously stated that he would be open to apologizing to Jenni and looking at his role in everything, but it seems that didn’t happen yet since Jenni revealed they haven’t spoken since. I hope that someday the two of them can have a friendship again and be on good terms!
Thoughts on everything Jenni revealed? Are you surprised they haven’t spoken since? Do you think Jeff will ever apologize? Who is telling the truth about those accusations? Will they ever be friends again? Sound off below!
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