Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis reveals his struggle to find a surrogate

Aug 7, 2015 at 4:56 p.m. ET
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Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward will have to focus on building one very special room in their next home, if all goes as planned: a nursery.

The Flipping Out stars revealed that after a long search, they have finally found the perfect surrogate to help them have a baby of their own — and Lewis said his biggest fear was scaring her away.

"I was so afraid that I would screw it up," he told TV Guide about their first meeting.

"It's like a date, but it's also a job interview. My biggest fear was that she would Google scenes from the show and not want to work with us."

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Lewis is known for his controlling tendencies on the show, a fact that is not lost on him. "That poor girl doesn't know what she's in for," he joked. "I can't control her diet, but I can certainly make suggestions."

It's all in jest, though — mostly. "I'm confident that she's going to take very good care of our baby," he said. "But will I be stressed? Yeah."

There is one rule he will insist on, however: no surrogate sex during the third trimester.

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"For whatever reason, I have this phobia about her having sex with her husband too close to the delivery. I don't want our baby to see that!" Lewis said.

But most of this is a case of putting the cart before the horse, because the surrogate is not yet pregnant.

Lewis and Edward have been a couple for six years and have been trying to have a baby for over four and a half of those years.

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