Jeff Lewis & Gage Edwards: "Flipping Out" Over Fatherhood

Jeff Lewis and his partner Gage Edwards -- stars of Bravo's reality show Flipping Out -- welcomed their daughter Monroe a couple of episodes ago. Are you watching?


Things have been difficult for new gay dads Jeff and Gage since flew home with their daughter, born via surrogacy. In last night's episode, Jeff didn't bother buying Gage a Valentine's Day card and told his therapist that he fantasizes about breaking up.

Those looking for a rosy Hallmark Channel portrayal of life with a newborn will cringe watching the last couple of episodes. Jeff snaps at Gage about money, while Gage struggles to stay awake and focused at work while caring for a collicky newborn. Some people on Twitter point out that we rarely see these dads holding their daughter. Instead, we mostly see Monroe via their baby monitor.

By the end of last night's episode, things seemed to be looking up for the couple. "I don't want to give up. I'm not going to throw in the towel on us just trying to acclimate and adjust to one of the biggest life changes either of us will ever have," said Gage "We have to keep working and We're going to be good parents . . . even when she's screaming at the top of her lungs."

Wishing Gage, Jeff and Monroe the best!

Posted by Chris Phillips

Chris is a new dad living in Brooklyn with his husband and infant son. Chris became a dad through an amazing and strong open adoption. After bath time and bedtime, Chris likes to read novels by gay authors and perfect his banana bread game. Chris's favorite hashtag is #lovewins.



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