One person was involved in just about every dramatic moment on Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14. Tamra Judge–take a bow! Whether she was stirring up trouble behind the scenes or confronting people to their faces, Tamra was working hard to keep her orange. She helped the recently demoted Vicki Gunvalson spread sex train rumors about co-star Kelly Dodd.
Tamra talked viciously about Shannon Beador behind Shannon’s back. During Vicki and Steve Lodge’s engagement party, which was the RHOC season finale, Tamra got very drunk. Again. She ended up hiding in some shrubs during the party, having a hysterical fit because Kelly tried to involve herself in Jim Bellino’s lawsuit against Tamra. Jim Bellino, RHOC alum Alexis Bellino’s ex-husband, is suing Tamra for $1 million dollars. Shannon was later dismissed from the lawsuit. Tamra is drowning in legal fees. Gina Kirschenheiter had the unenviable task of talking Tamra out of the bushes at the end of the party.
Is anyone else exhausted from this season of Below Deck? From chef drama with Kevin Dobson to the toxic “Bru Crew” trio of Ashton Pienaar, Tanner Sterback and Brian de Saint Pern, I feel like I have been working a long charter season myself. When loose-cannon Rhylee Gerber is the most likeable person on the deck crew, you know you have personnel problems.
This week, Real Housewives of Orange County alum Alexis Bellino showed up on Below Deck with her boyfriend Andy Bohn in a Bravo crossover move. Admittedly, I was expecting Alexis to be up to her old diva ways. Surprisingly, that hasn’t happened (yet!) as Alexis has been too busy engaging in some serious affection with her man. Kate Chastain and Courtney Skippon made it clear that they were not fans of Alexis’ excessive PDA. Not surprisingly, Alexis had something to say about it on social media.
On last night’s Below Deck there was a blast from the past when former Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino was the charter guest. Guess who was nowhere to be found? JimBlob Bellino! Because Alexis was in Thailand to celebrate her divorce with new boyfriend Drew. Jesus Barbie take the wheel.
Also Rhylee Gerber did not get sacked! Despite Ashton Pienaar‘s attempted mutiny to have her fired, Captain Lee Rosbach saw through the BS to realize that Ashton needs to do his job as boson and work with his team.
Sadly for Rhylee not all victors get the spoils. Even though she kept her position the entire deck crew is now barely acknowledging her and keeping it at minimum civil. Plus Rhylee knows they all conspired to try and have her fired so even when they try to joke with her later she isn’t sure if it’s a dig or sincere sarcasm. But it has been well-established that all the men on this boat (except for Captain Lee) are complete and utter asses, and last night definitely reinforced it!
Tonight, Below Deck and Real Housewives of Orange County will merge. Former Orange County Housewife Alexis Bellino is a charter guest on the new episode. She and her new man Andy Bohn decided to charter a boat to celebrate her divorce from Jim Bellino.
Let’s just hope they don’t talk too much trash about Jim. They don’t want to end up in a legal mess like Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador.
It’s obvious that Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd did not make amends filming the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 reunion. They’ve been shading each other left and right ever since.
Recently, Shannon (supposedly) claimed that Rick Leventhal proposed to Kelly with the ring that Jim Bellino gave to his ex-fiancée. Yeah, apparently Jim was engaged to someone other than Alexis Bellino.
Alexis Bellino seemed to largely disappear after leaving the Real Housewives of Orange County after four seasons in 2013. Sure, she posted a lot on social media, but we didn’t hear much about her until her divorce from Jim Bellino last year. Since then, Alexis has been popping up on the semi-regular. Earlier this year, she made some waves when she posted a few Instagram pics with her new man, Andy Bohn. And Alexis was soon was faced with Andy’s estranged wife making a public plea for privacy for her family due to Alexis flaunting her new relationship on social media.
Alexis is currently starring on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars-Family Edition with her mother and is also making an upcoming appearance on Below Deck. Something tells me Alexis won’t be as sweet as Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey was when she was on the show! Alexis also appeared on RHOC this season due to her friendship with Emily Simpson. Apparently, all this attention wasn’t enough, as Alexis is now in a bit of a social media kerfuffle over comments she made about her household help on Instagram.
The end of an era? It’s no secret that Vicki Gunvalson is done being a Friend of the Housewives. During the first annual BravoCon last weekend, the OG 0f the OC drew a definitive line in the sand by declaring that she won’t return to The Real Housewives of Orange County for Season 15 unless it’s in a full-time capacity.
In a new interview, the RHOC star’s cast mate Emily Simpson is offering her own juicy opinion about whether Vicki deserves to get her orange back.
Alexis Bellino might not be a cast member of Real Housewives of Orange County anymore, but that won’t stop the trampoline park queen from weighing in on none other than ex-castmate Tamra Judge.
In the latest episode of RHOC, we start to see the walls closing in on Tamra, partly thanks to Kelly Dodd telling Tamra’s puppet best friend, Shannon Beador that Tamra said she is “getting fat” again. As childish of an insult that may be, gaining weight must be the ultimate sin in Orange County (insert eye roll, please) and viewers everywhere gasped at the injustice of it all. Or was that just me? Obviously not because despite Alexis claiming she doesn’t keep up with the show, she certainly had a lot to say about the pint-sized pot-stirrer.