Jesus Jugs has spoken! Alexis Bellino was christened with her iconic nickname by Tamra Judge more than seven years ago on The Real Housewives of Orange County and she’s finally opening up about the unforgettable moment.
In a new interview, the RHOC alum revealed what she really thinks of the nickname and managed to shade frenemy Tamra‘s conversion to Christianity in the process.
“What really irks me about that — and first of all, Tamra claiming ‘Christianity,’ OK whatever,” she dished to People TV’s Reality Check. “But someone called me Jesus Barbie and that’s what started the whole, like, Jesus having anything to do in my name. And so then on the reunion, she has to take that to a negative light and say Jesus Jugs.”
And while the Alexis Couture designer may not appreciate the cheeky moniker — which Tamra let fly during a particularly explosive exchange on Part 1 of the Season 7 reunion over Alexis‘ alleged treatment of the crew — she’s learned to lean into it after all these years.
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“And yeah, I mean I don’t like it,” she continued, “but hey, I’m owning it now because that’s what I’m called and they’re still here so. [Turning it into a positive] is all you can do, right?”
This isn’t the first time Alexis has called her frenemy’s faith into question, either. Following Tamra‘s baptism in the Season 10 finale, the former RHOC star emailed Andy Cohen directly ahead of that year’s reunion to shade her former castmate for not being a good Christian.
Calling Tamra her “biggest harasser” over her own Christianity during her five years on the show, Alexis wrote, “I cannot sit back and watch a mockery be made of my Savior. The greatest part of a walk with God is that he loves you where you are. You don’t need to be perfect, however, that doesn’t give you a hall pass to become baptized and then continue your old, unkind and manipulative ways. Someone’s faith is not for entertainment; it’s their sole reason for existence.”
Naturally, the letter, which Alexis signed ‘Jesus Barbie’ and Andy read aloud from the couches, was not taken well by the newly-Christian Tamra, who called her nemesis “the type of Christian that gives Christians a bad name.”
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TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED ALEXIS IS EMBRACING HER JESUS JUGS NICKNAME? SHOULD SHE BE JUDGING TAMRA’S CHRISTIANITY?
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