The "Flipping Out" star takes ownership of the demise of his relationship, less than one week after blasting his ex for dating a "homewrecker."
"Flipping Out" star Jeff Lewis is now taking "100 percent responsibility" for his recent separation from his partner of almost a decade, Gage Edward.
On Monday's episode of "Jeff Lewis Live," the real estate professional told his listeners he called his ex, with whom he shares 2-year-old daughter Monroe, to take ownership of their dramatic split. This comes less than a week after Lewis put Edward on blast for going on a date with a "homewrecker" a few days after moving out of their family home.
"'I just want you to know I have heard everything you've had to say to me in the last couple of weeks, and I take 100 percent responsibility for what has gone wrong in this relationship,'" Lewis claims he told Edward during a recent phone call. "'I truly feel like I have failed you, I have failed my child and I have failed my family.'"
"I said, 'I could not feel more like a failure. I could not feel any worse than how I feel today,'" Lewis continued. "'I want you to know that you've already given me a thousand examples of why I've been an asshole, and I agree with you. I do not need another thousand examples.'"
Lewis said he asked Edward "as a friend" to acknowledge that he was attempting to change his behavior for the better.
"'I'm working really hard to implement these changes in my life, and what I would prefer to have from you is support and acknowledgement,'" the interior designer recalled telling his ex. "'So if you see at any point that I've reacted differently to a situation, or if you've noticed any changes, as little as they may be, I would love a little word of encouragement.'"
"'I do not want you to beat the shit out of me anymore because I am spilling into a very, very deep, dark depression, and I want to stop this now,'" he added, explaining that the phone call came after a "terrible" dinner he had with Edward, who he claims spent the meal lecturing and criticizing him.
Taking ownership of last week's podcast episode -- in which Lewis said Edward's new man had "been in his ear for quite some time" -- Lewis said, "I did not host the radio last week, my wounded inner child did. Your inner child lives in all of us, it lives in our unconscious mind, and it basically makes choices on how we respond to situations. So the point is, I have a very hurt, wounded inner child."
"That inner child made me a lot of money for a long time on reality TV, screaming and yelling," he continued, "but that's not what I want for the next chapter of my life. No one is going to be around me, including my child, if I don't make these changes."
Lewis announced Edward had moved out of their home on Jan. 31 after claiming they spent the better part of a year sleeping in separate bedrooms.