Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. This upcoming season Season 10 , he stars in the role of dad, parenting a new baby girl named Monroe with his partner Gage Edward. His costar Jenni Pulos says: I tell him I refuse to accept that. He is as hilarious as he is Jeff and I discussed parenthood, our mutual admiration of Lea Black formerly of Real Housewives of Miami, she will also be on this upcoming season of Flipping Out and what to expect in Season Can you tell me the ways in which fatherhood has allayed some of your anxieties?
Conversely, how has being a parent made you more anxious? I find myself running ragged at the weekend. Two weeks ago I was at a hotel, my room was not ready and no one could give me any answers. All they could do was offer free water and a pass for the pool.
When I eventually started raising my voice, guess what? My room was suddenly available and not only that, they upgraded it to a suite. In that situation, I found that being nice and polite was not going to work and I had to be obnoxious to get my room. It was going to cut into my evening and so I have no regrets.
When to react, how to tone down reactions and when to just let things go. What about when you tell people 17 times not to do something and then they do it?
So, yesterday I lost it. I told the contractors not to cut a single hole Sure enough, holes are cut after saying multiple times not to cut anything. How did you meet the former RHOM cast member? We have dinner, drinks and go out. I met her because Jenni invited me to one of her epic summer parties and we totally clicked. It really has changed everything.
Having Monroe as my priority and making sure I spend time with my daughter has also dramatically impacted hiring decisions. The whole business is changing. I am also not home a lot anymore. Will we be seeing a dramatic change in her role during this season? If it were up to me, Zoila would have been here forever and I would have kept altering her role. I came to realize I was holding her hostage and had to make the decision I was afraid of what life would look like without her. She was talking about starting and managing a housekeeping business and that would be a whole new life for her.
How has Jenni stepped up to the plate since you became a dad? She is a godparent to Monroe and she really helped me - I mean, thank God! She knows you use this product, you go here, you do this She has a passion for real estate, investing, flipping I would have a problem trying to manage something that long distance, but we may work together some day!
There were jokes last season about how he handled his emotions when things got difficult. I fumble and question things. I was not properly warned by friends! Jenni said she thinks this is the best season yet because it encompasses so much and there are so many life changes. I am amazed at the outreach of support. Being a parent has changed my entire focus at She needs me and she needs my attention right now and that really was the adjustment.
I think people who have enjoyed the series from the very beginning - when I was flipping houses - will appreciate how that was a very different Jeff Lewis. Working for other people is very different than working for yourself and I thrive working for myself. Until I got the hang of that as a parent, I felt like I was failing. This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site.
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