- Jeff Lewis stated his daughter threatened not to speak to him once more till she’s “a grownup.”
- Lewis and his ex, Gage Edward, share custody of Monroe after a two-year court docket battle.
- Lewis stated Edward informed Madison his radio present is the explanation she might need to go to Catholic college.
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“Flipping Out” star Jeff Lewis revealed on his radio present “Jeff Lewis Live” that his 5-year-old daughter, Monroe, is rising up and feeling the influence of his public-facing movie star standing a lot ahead of he anticipated her to. In response, his ex and Monroe’s different mum or dad, Gage Edward, is accusing Lewis of “leveraging” their daughter for extra consideration on his radio present.
In a clip from Lewis’ present posted to YouTube on Monday, Lewis recounted an emotional name he stated he had along with his daughter. “She stated if I proceed to speak about her on the radio that she won’t see me once more till she’s a grown-up,” he stated.
According to Lewis, Monroe was responding to the truth that he not too long ago informed his listeners that her software to non-public college was rejected, as reported by People on December 30. Lewis’ dialogue of Monroe’s college rejection got here simply three days after Lewis had informed his listeners, on a December 27 episode, that he threw a COVID-19 “superspreader” vacation occasion on December 21 with 30 associates and workers the place he and a number of friends all contracted breakthrough circumstances of the virus, per People.
Lewis, who’s vaccinated, stated in Monday’s episode that any connection made by the media between Monroe’s college rejection and his “superspreader” occasion is “merely not true” as a result of she was rejected “earlier than the vacation superspreader.”
He added that Edward is “lower than thrilled” with the media consideration on their daughter. Lewis claims Edward informed Monroe that “consequently” of Lewis speaking about her on his radio present, she is not going to get into “sure faculties and that she’s gonna have to go to a Catholic college with the nuns,” who Lewis guessed Monroe had discovered “form of scary.”
Gage Edward and Jef Lewis in 2018.
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Lewis stated that Monroe referred to as him crying and was “mad” and “so upset,” telling him, “I do not need to go to Catholic college, I’m afraid of the nuns.”
“I texted Gage and I stated, ‘Look, I by no means say something destructive about you to Monroe ever and this feels divisive. I’d by no means need to flip her towards you, which looks as if is what you are doing proper now. You’re mad at me. Please do not use her to take it out on me,” Lewis stated on Monday’s present.
Edward responded to Lewis’ feedback via Instagram Story on Tuesday, saying, partially, that the “continued exploitation of a minor for content material” is “unfair.”
“In the previous and definitely not too long ago, unfaithful and false tales have been informed with an embellished narrative about my daughter,” Edward continued, suggesting that the “elaborations” are “very calculated” and that Monroe is being “leveraged” for extra media consideration.
“The particular person you’re leveraging nevertheless is 5 years previous. It’s gross. She has a proper to privateness. Enough is sufficient,” he added.
Representatives for Edward, Lewis, and SiriusXM did not instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.
A screenshot of Gage Edward’s Instagram Story responding to Jeff Lewis’ claims.
Edward and Lewis had been collectively for 10 years earlier than breaking apart in 2019, and have since undergone an intense and sometimes contentious custody battle for Monroe that lasted for over two years, ending in May 2021, according to People. Edward and Lewis every dropped lawsuits towards one another and at present share custody of their daughter.