September 07, 2012 06:00 AM by Lisa Princ
When fans tuned into the season premiere of Bravo‘s Flipping Out this week, we knew that many of the familiar faces would be gone, but some were shocked to see Jett Pink was no longer there. In case you are one of those wondering where he went, we have the answers you are looking for – and they might not be what you expected!
Flipping Out returned this week with a group of new faces, and among those missing from last season was Jett Pink, Jeff’s house assistant. Though we spoke with Jett last November and knew he would not be returning, we were certainly curious as to what Jeff Lewis’ explanation would be.
Fans seemed to be enraged when Jeff Lewis told the viewers this season that Jett Pink was not willing to put the hours in, and he had found someone who could “run circles” around Jett. We all knew that was not the truth, but what is the truth behind Jett Pink’s departure? It’s all a matter of money!
Jett Pink revealed to us last November: “He just let me go in order to cut down on costs. Assistants are a luxury expense.” And after fans began to question Jett on his Facebook page this week, Jett’s beau, Michele, replied reiterating what Jett had already told us: “I was wondering how Jeff was going to spin it and create the dramatic story line. The reality is….that people in the industry will work for free as interns and to be on TV. It’s a big business that doesn’t have to pay much for their employees. Nancy is really nice and I’m just glad to have my Jett back.”
A luxury expense, huh? Jeff Lewis certainly has the money to expand his budget on the Gramercy house, yet he has to cut out his assistant? It doesn’t make sense, and we have another theory. Remember how Gage tried to have Jett fired last season? We sense there was some major jealousy issues with Gage, and he probably sweet talked Jeff Lewis into ridding the business of Jett. Now we are left with neurotic Andrew, and an apple cider vinegar addict. Yep, it’s going to be a fun season (sigh).
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