On Monday’s episode of his SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live, the Flipping Out star discussed going to pick up daughter Monroe from school alongside ex Scott Anderson, after the two had attended a therapy session following their recent split to see how they might be able to work things out.
After being advised by their therapist to “keep [things] light” between them, they arrived at Monroe’s school only to find a bit of an unexpected situation that was anything but light.
“Out come the two administrators [without] Monroe and I’m like, ‘What the f—?’ And they say, ‘Can we talk to you for a minute? … We’re very concerned about Monroe. We’re concerned about her behavior,’ ” recalled Lewis. ” ‘She’s been crying, she’s confused, she doesn’t know who’s picking her up … there’s been a little bit of a regression.’ ”
“I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’ And then it’s just on my face — I’m concerned, I’m worried,” the dad continued. “They went back to get her and honestly if [Scott] wasn’t there, I probably would’ve started crying because I’m very, very worried about Monroe.”
Later, he joked, “There’s never a f—ing light day here. It’s dark every day. There’s no light day. There’s no light evening. There’s no light dinners. Nothing’s f—ing light.”
Lewis and Edward were reportedly looking for a new preschool for Monroe after she was expelled from the prestigious Montessori preschool she had been attending.
Lewis in response said that the decision was made because of the negative comments he’d made about the school on his radio show, including criticisms he lobbied about a “Back to School Night” for parents.
Jeff later mentioned that the Montessori school wasn’t the right fit for Monroe, “I picked the wrong school,” Lewis explained. “Next time, I’m going to trust my gut. I felt like the school was too regimented, too structured. I think, it’s not a college prep course. It’s preschool.”
“Everyone takes themselves so seriously at that school,” he continued. “I think these people are arrogant, they’re pretentious … I don’t want Monroe to be in a strict school with overachievers and massive homework. She has her whole life to be stressed out. It’s preschool — let her be a kid and have fun.”