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The latest episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County formally introduced us to Alexis Bellino, the newest housewife on the block.

Alexis, 32, is a stay at home mom of three, and is happily married to entrepreneur Jim Bellino. This episode of the OC Housewives was a perfect example of why doing a reality show is a not so great idea for a marriage. The little things about your spouse that you found oh so adorable quite frankly might translate into creepy and controlling in front of millions of viewers. All of a sudden, your “perfect” marriage doesn’t appear so perfect anymore.

I was loving the dynamic between Alexis and Jim, 47, at the beginning of the episode, especially when they mentioned putting God first in their marriage, then came some awkward moments which included Jim telling his wife to quiet down during their lunch ( she was barely loud by the way), and Jim not allowing her to try on lingerie at the store (even though her bathing suit from the previous day was very revealing). Seems like it gets even better judging from next week’s previews. We get to see Jim not allow Alexis to go on a trip without him. Sighs, all soo romantic.

Tonight’s episode also brought way TMI (Too Much Information) concerning Gretchen and Slade‘s relationship. I could have really done without the excessive details of their sex life. A refreshing moment however was Slade admitting he was poor/broke. It was nice to see some honesty regarding his financial situation. Gretchen continues her attempt to prove to us that she didn’t get a ton of money from her late fiance, Jeff Beitzel, though a TMZ report reveals she received $2.5 million.

Tamra continues to prove to us she has some major jealousy and self esteem issues. Vicki was Vicki as always, and we got to see a somewhat emotional goodbye from Jeana. It was nice seeing her with all of her kids. Can’t say I really blame her for wanting out of this OC madness.

TELL US – WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ALEXIS AND JIM?

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Jeff Schroeder is speaking out on his recent departure from Big Brother 11 in a new interview with People.  The  30 year old advertising salesman from Chicago, who also happens to be one of the dreamiest most liked houseguests in Big Brother history, answers the questions BB fans have been wondering about, such as why did he put his trust in Natalie and Kevin?

Jeff also talks about his future with houseguest Jordan.  Excerpts from his interview are below –

What happened to the kiss you promised to give Jordan?
There were a lot of emotions running through my head. Jordan was the first person that I grabbed and if she would have come with me to the door, I definitely would have [kissed her]. I didn’t leave the way that I wanted to. I wish I would have kissed Jordan and I wish I would have said more encouraging words to both Jordan and Michele.

Do you think you made the wrong choice by going after Russell and siding with Kevin and Natalie?
Everyone is confused about me “switching” sides from Russell to Kevin. There were no sides. It was me and Jordan in the end. I wanted to split Michele and Russell up because there was something cooking between them two, and I wanted to get the strongest player that was left in the house. I wouldn’t change anything that I did. I made the decisions and I put it all on my shoulders but if I had won the POV, I personally think that I would have won the game.

America gave you the coup d’etat, which you used to flip the game on its head. How shocked were you when they revealed it to you?
It was actually overwhelming and I don’t think I did a good enough job in thanking America for that because I was actually speechless. I was wishing for something the entire game and I felt like my back was to the wall and this was a gift from above. It was the best feeling in the world to know hat someone outside the game was on my side.

Who do you think has played the best game so far?
Hats off to Michele. She comes through in the clutch, she has big wins and proves herself time and time again. To this day I cannot figure her out, which is probably a really good quality to have in this game. The difference between Michele and Kevin is Michele bends the truth and Kevin is a straight out someone that cannot be trusted.

Is there a future for you and Jordan outside the BB house?
It’s hard to have a relationship on that show, in that house. I definitely want to maintain a close friendship with Jordan outside of the house and if something evolves from there, great. If it doesn’t, I don’t want to jeopardize the friendship that we have.

Who is going on your Hawaiian vacation with you?
Hawaii is still a question mark for me. Let’s just say that Jordan is on a very short list.