The long-time friends and sparring partners revealed they had parted ways earlier this year over a particular incident that they just couldn't get past.
As anticipated, Bravo's "Flipping Out" saved the epic fight that severed the friendship between Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos for the season finale, and it ... kind of delivered?
It was enough to the get show trending on Twitter as fans took sides in this ongoing feud, even if they didn't get the blowup they were hoping for.
Honestly, we're still trying to figure out what exactly was the catalyst that would destroy such a long friendship and successful working relationship. It just felt like this was more of the same between the two of them, but apparently it was the last straw.
Since the events of this episode, which culminated with Jeff letting Jenni go from Jeff Lewis Design, Lewis has claimed that Jenni filed a complaint about workplace abuse and even claims Jenni wasn't actually employed by JLD but was rather only pretending to for the show.
Jenni insists she never filed the claim and all of his allegations are false. Since then, it's been a lot of he-said/she-said, and if fans were hoping this finale would clear things up, they'll be sorely disappointed.
As already teased in various promos and interviews, the whole feud stemmed from Jenni claiming that working for Jeff had stifled her acting career. Jeff did not take that news too well and did what Jeff Lewis does ... he flipped out. They didn't name the show that for nothing.
But then Jenni appears to have been caught in a lie when she said she had to turn down an offered part in a project with Nicolas Cage. It looks like she just said that to try and prove her point, but there was no offer. At best, she had a callback. Lying to try and prove your case only weakens it, Jen. Sorry!
And so after giving her a week off, they came together and seemed to be reconciling when he simply declared that he couldn't work with people who weren't committed to the same vision he was. Jenni was making it more clear her dreams were in acting and not the future of JDL. And so he let her go.
Is that the whole story? Of course it isn't, but it's about all that we got to work with. And so, Twitter does what it does and quickly took sides.
Many were on Team Jeff, as he had always said he would accommodate her schedule to fit in auditions and never overtly said he wanted to sabotage her career (though he did make plenty of denigrating digs toward her). Others were on Team Jeff as Jenni's acting aspirations have nothing to do with JDL and working for him has elevated her profile through the show already.
Check out some of the most pointed responses from either side, followed by everyone wondering -- along with us -- why Lea Black was finding the whole thing so damned funny!
Sorry Jenni but Jeff has given you a great life and you were free to go on auditions. You just bought a 3 million dollar home. Your lack of acting career isn’t Jeff’s fault. #flippingout— LoveAndyC (@LoveAndyC) November 21, 2018
.@JLJeffLewis is pissed because Jenny said she gives up acting to be his assistant. Meanwhile she’s employed by @Bravotv to be an actress on the show -She doesn’t work for Jeff Lewis design! She’s choosing to give up auditions to be an actress on #FlippingOut, not his assistant.— Ally (@dimplesbyally) November 21, 2018
@JLJeffLewis wasn't wrong she did lie. She was offered an audition NOT the part so at minimum she exaggerated. I don't believe @Jennipulos turned it down cuz of Jeff she's just blaming him. #FlippingOut @Andy @Bravotv— Cyndi Wells Platfoot (@rdhdbychoice) November 21, 2018
How does Jenni wanting to be an actress have anything to do with making Jeff Lewis Design more efficient? #FlippingOut— Is it just me? (@misnsomething) November 21, 2018
I agree, but I also remember that jenni is responsible for FlippingOut. Without her bringing a show to the table, jeff wouldn't have a show #FlippingOut— Jessica P. Brevelle (@jessicabrevelle) November 21, 2018
I'm CRINGING while watching Jeff's behavior towards Jenny!! It's NOT COOL! SHE DESERVES BETTER!! #FlippingOut— BOTUS (@badgaliris78) November 21, 2018
#FlippingOut Jenni isn't where she wants to be in her career because of the decisions Jenni made. But Jeff is an ass. He has always been an ass. It was Jenni that showed he had some goodness. Now he has gone after Jenni. If Jenni leaves why would anyone want to watch this show.— LC (@Retracasil) November 21, 2018
If Jeff had kept his mouth shut and just let the episode stand on its own I'd have probably felt there was truth on both sides and not given the thing a second thought. But the Weinsteinian efforts to smear and silence her across all forms of media tip me to her side #flippingout— Drew (@drewhatch) November 21, 2018
It is so obvious the real reason Jeff lost it and let Jenni go is because she purchased a home he had his eye on a couple years ago and he could not afford. She is living his dream, and he can't stand she one upped him. #flippingout— SuSu (@SusanBi21581294) November 21, 2018
TEAM WHY IS LEA LAUGHING SO HARD OVER ALL OF THIS?
Lea is the worst. She instigated the fight then continued to laugh and encourage the crazy, then after tries to make Jenni feel better. This isn’t the Real Housewives #flippingout— Kris (@Kristal142) November 21, 2018
Leah just gave a seminar on how to behave well in an office then she sat and cackeled in the passenger seat as Jeff yelled " you're a f****** liar " at his employee. She might not be the best in team development just saying😬 #FlippingOut— RealityBich (@RealityTVbich) November 21, 2018
Lea Black is making matters worse with the annoying laughter #FlippingOut— AnaBT1976 (@AnaTrolli76) November 21, 2018
Lea Black is a certified Grade-A shit stirrer, ladies and germs. She instigated this madness between Jeff and Jenni. The proverbial pot was boiling and Lea came along, turned the flame up and it boiled all the way over. She is so wrong. #FlippingOut— Anonomiss ❣️ (@anonomiss_1) November 21, 2018
Leah got on my nerves laughing as the argument was happening and making fun of Jen running off. Leah just gave her speech for nothing cause she doesn’t follow it. #FlippingOut pic.twitter.com/tphFL6cJnE— C (@cw1712cw) November 21, 2018
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