If you don't have children, you no doubt realize that it's back to school time due to an explosion of "first day" pics in your Facebook newsfeed. I love seeing all my friends' little ones as they head back into the trenches…before the excitement of being back in the classroom is overshadowed by the countdown until winter break.
Well, reality stars are no different, and they are snapping photos of their broods as they start a new school year…or not in the case of Real Housewives of Orange County'sAlexis Bellino. Instead of dropping her children off on their first day of school, she's nursing her kiddos back to health after a bout with the flu.
Bravo's original housewives franchise is back in full force, and the women of the O.C. are going to bring the drama without question. After saying she wouldn't be returning for this season,Alexis Bellino is back with a vengeance to confront her "bullies." I was convinced that she'd actually been fired, and was just saying she'd quit to save face. Even her husband Jim "the Chin" Bellino was vocal about how much he didn't want his wife onReal Housewives of Orange County.
Now that she's back, Alexis claims she didn't want her kids to think she succumbed to bullies. While I don't agree with how the ladies ganged up on Alexis last season, she needs to quit it with the bully talk. She's a woman who gets paid to be on a show that perpetuates drama. It irks me that Alexis keeps saying she was the victim of bullying because I think it takes away from people who are actually bullied. Let's be honest, Alexis loves being on television, plain and simple.
Alexis Bellino revealed that she and Jim have purchased yet another fabulous pad. The Real Housewives of Orange County gave Bravo a tour of the newest digs and went into detail about all the rare artifacts their home has. Rare means like rich.
Starting with the kitchen Alexis regales us with the tale of rare stone that makes up her island. She doesn't know what kind – we'll have to ask Jim. I'm guessing it's the kind he hauled out of the rock quarry on his four-wheeler. Another fabulous feature, the enormous chef's stove which Alexis needs cause she cooks "90% of the meals." She's the mom she reminds us.
“I don’t know if Alexis and I will ever be true friends,” the Real Housewives of Orange County star admits to RumorFix. “I think I’m getting to appreciate her for who she is and she’s getting to know me for who I am … "
Alexis, husband Jim Bellino and a group of her friends headed out for dinner at Andrea’s, the new hotspot inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. After dinner they hit up Surrender Nightclub where Alexis was surprised with a birthday cake. Alexis and company celebrated and danced to French house DJ/producer Cedric Gervais who launched his new monthly Vegas show-themed party “Le Show.” Alexis and Jim must really love it at the Wynn. It seems to be their go-to place in Vegas!
Before the festivities kicked off, Alexis shared, "Taking a bubble bath b4 a night on the town with 14 of my dearest friends! I love birthdays!!!! The only time I feel I can pamper myself…"
Jim gave Alexis some new bling for her bday. She gushed on Twitter, "Happy 36th birthday to me! A GORGEOUS eternity band from my wonderful husband! Yeeeee! Thank you jimmy!"
She is, she isn't. She quit, she got fired. Yes, no. She wants to return, she doesn't want to return. I feel like I'm pulling petals off a daisy when it comes to Real Housewives of Orange County'sAlexis Bellino. But guess what, y'all…she's ba-ack!
After promising anyone would listen that she wasn't coming back for another round (on her own accord, mind you), it's being reported that Alexis will be a full-time housewife on the upcoming season of RHOC. I really can't say I'm surprised. I'm guessing you're probably not that shocked either.