Jeff Lewis is fine with his friends following his ex, Gage Edward, on Instagram — but he draws the line at liking his posts.
The former Flipping Out star, 50, made this abundantly clear on Tuesday when he put his pal, Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge, on blast on a recent episode of his SiriusXM radio show, Jeff Lewis Live!
“Look, I know why people follow Gage Edward,” he began. “I get it, I’m not insulted. It’s a big train wreck. People like watching the crazy Instagram Stories, and the working out and the staring at the camera and that kind of s—,” he said, taking shots at the social media activity of his former partner of 10 years, with whom he shares daughter Monroe, 4.
Lewis went on to say that he’s been blocked from seeing Edward’s posts, but that he recently got a screenshot of one of them sent to him, and he wasn’t happy with what he saw.
“Someone sent me a screenshot of one of the strange posts, and Tamra Judge liked the photo,” he said. “And I have an issue with that. And I get, Tamra, why you want to follow Gage. But you don’t like his photos, because that’s just encouraging that crazy behavior. Don’t like his photos.”
Judge has previously appeared as a cohost on Jeff Lewis Live!, and the reality stars are friends.
While it’s unclear which of Gage’s posts was screenshotted and sent to Lewis, Judge has liked two of Edward’s recent posts, both of which feature Monroe. In one, Edward is seen holding Monroe. He captioned it “Lunch Date ☺️❤️.” In the other, Edward shared a few photos from Monroe’s birthday party and wrote, “My baby girl is 4 today 🎂❤️.”
When asked by his cohosts if he plans to bring the situation up to Judge, Lewis said “I’m going to mention it to her,” adding that he’s going to tell her, “Please don’t like his photos anymore if you want to stay friends.”
“But I’m not going to tell my friends to stop following him,” he clarifies.
Lewis and Edward split in February 2019 after ten years together. Lewis has regularly detailed the fallout from the split, including their ongoing child custody battle, on his show.
The exes initially had an informal shared custody arrangement, but when that system broke down, they involved their lawyers, Lewis has said. An attempt at mediation to find a permanent arrangement had been unsuccessful as of May.
Lewis had previously shared that the two were working on a permanent agreement with their lawyers. He had filed a proposed agreement and Edward, 36, countered, demanding equal time with their daughter, as well as requesting to change her name from Monroe Christine Lewis to Monroe Christine Edward Lewis.
In March 2019, Lewis began dating boyfriend Scott Anderson, and the pair have been involved in an on-and-off relationship ever since.
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