Why are some of the worst men in Real Housewives history named Jim? Jim Marchese was literally the worst HouseHusband in Real Housewives of New Jersey history, on a show filled with entertaining men, no less. Jim Edmonds showed his true colors both on and off the show with the way he’s treated his ex-wife Meghan King. And we can never forget the infamous Jim Bellino, the one-time king of Alexis Bellino’s Real Housewives of Orange County kingdom. Sigh.
Let me start off by expressing my absolute love for Alexis Bellino. I have an affinity for hot mess Real Housewives, what can I say? Give me all of the Kims Richards and Danielle Staubs, please. Jesus Jugs was before her time on RHOC, with her “couture” clothing line or “master” broadcast journalism skills. She finally escaped the Trampoline King who was controlling and dismissive. He channeled Shane Simpson vibes way before Emily Simpson was even a blip on the RHOC radar. But even though Alexis is free from the grasps of reality TV (and finally over her nasty feud with Tamra Judge), Tammy Sue is just finally being released from the (legal) crutches of Jim Bellino. Hallejuah.
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Radar Online reports that Tamra and Jim have finally reached a settlement in a $1 million lawsuit filed by Jim back in 2018. Jim was mad after Tammy Sue and her one-time amiga Shannon Beador went on a podcast and trashed Jim (and his trampoline business). He tried to sue them for defamation. Shannon wanted to see Alexis show up in court but received a settlement well before that could even happen. I, for one, would much rather see Alexis back on my TV, but I’ve never been one to agree with Shannon.
The terms of the deal between Jim and Tamra are confidential, but the two one-time co-workers have avoided an expensive and public trial. It’s been a few years coming, so it has to bring some relief to Tamra, who’s never been one to bite her tongue. She’s thrown shots at everyone, especially the Bellino clan, and made way better digs than what she said about Jim. Jim evidently needed to try his hand at another cash grab in a weak attempt to feel powerful over women. Have I mentioned that I’m so over the moon that this man is out of Alexis‘ life? *Melissa Gorga voice* Thank You Jesus (Jugs)!
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TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT JIM AND TAMRA SETTLED THEIR LAWSUIT? DO YOU THINK JIM MADE ANY MONEY FROM HIS SETTLEMENT WITH TAMRA?
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