Alexis Bellino appeared on Seasons 5 through 8 on Real Housewives of Orange County. In June of 2018, Alexis’
controlling and condescending husband, Jim Bellino, filed for divorce. The pair somehow managed to reach a zero drama custody agreement. Now that is shocking!
Alexis had some major issues with Tamra Judge during her time on RHOC. Tamra coined the nickname “Jesus Jugs” for Alexis, who is a Christian and often portrayed her faith on the show.
It’s clear after Season 15 of the Real Housewives of Orange County that a shake-up needs to happen. The cast has really turned toxic on one another and I honestly miss the old days of Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge dancing on bars at Andale’s. Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke put themselves in the running for the worst housewives of all time after last year’s performance. And Shannon Beador tried to be the fun uno amiga as the most senior cast member, but it just wasn’t the same.
Even though Tamra left the show after Season 14, she’s always involved with the drama. She and Shannon, who at one time talked on the phone for hours a day, have totally turned against one another. It seems like every RHOC former cast member and their momma has something to say about Tammy Sue stirring the pot, but at least she made the show interesting. I miss her naked wasted antics and watching her relationship with Eddie Judge on screen.
Lydia McLaughlin brought glitter, fairy dust, and the word of god to the Real Housewives of Orange County. I’m not sure anyone was really asking for mixing those elements in with the drama, dysfunction, and delusion that keeps viewers tuning in for more. Just look at the demise Alexis Bellino, aka “Jesus Jugs.” And after quitting not once, but twice, it’s clear Lydia was not meant to be in the RHOC group.
At the time that Lydia returned for round two, the Tres Amigas of Orange County formed. The hell-raising trio of Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, and Shannon Beador dominated the entire cast. Lydia became more of a rainbow unicorn filler, while Tamra took over the role of reformed sinner on the side.
We’ve seen Real Housewives (and former Housewives) on Below Deck charters, including Cynthia Bailey, Alexis Bellino, and Kary Brittingham (pre-Real Housewives of Dallas). What would it be like if they were actually cast members, working long hours and wearing khaki skorts? It would certainly be a short-lived experience, but it would probably be interesting to watch.
We’ve seen Bravolebrities pretend to be waitresses at SUR, but there’s no faking it on one of these Below Deck charters. They really do have work to do. Could you imagine a Real Housewife rocking one of those polyester polo shirts? Below Deck alum Kate Chastain sure can. She’s even come up with some names to be her second and third stew.
Does anyone ever miss Alexis Bellino? Yeah, me neither. I can’t exactly say she was a housewife I enjoyed and I feel like outside of providing some unintentional comic relief on Real Housewives of Orange County, she is kind of easy to forget.
Her ex, Jim Bellino, is proving to be a little harder to get rid of after worming his way into last season’s drama in the OC. He made a money and relevance grab when he decided to sue Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge for talking shit about him. Which if you ask me, was well deserved. But despite what I think about Alexis, I’m glad she’s rid of her narcissist, pompous ex. And now she’s moved on to greener pastures in the relationship department.
Remember Jim Bellino? Of course, you don’t want to remember his huge face and probably keep memories of him locked up in that never-remember part of your brain. Is Jim also on your list of worst husbands from Real Housewives of Orange County? Because he’s right up there with Shane Simpson for me.
Not only is Jim archaic in his views on marriage and gender roles, but he also gets hyper-sensitive when people say mean things about him. For instance, when Jim and Alexis Bellino were married, they opened a number of trampoline parks. Back in 2018, when Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador were on a podcast they did what they do and talked trash about him. He retaliated by suing both of them for defamation.
Below Deck is just a fool-proof reality TV show. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Take a bunch of young, probably horny and drunk, employees, deprive them of sleep, and make them live in the tightest quarters possible for weeks. Let’s add some no-fucks-given bosses and sprinkle in some rich demanding customers…and…POOF! You have a masterpiece. Oh, and they cut their racist cast member’s scenes at lightening speed. Gotta love it.
This show and Below Deck Mediterranean have both been known to host some bigger names like baseball legend Johnny Damon. I mean, and then there are some that are not so big. I’m talking like Alexis Bellino and that Versailles lady. But you gotta walk before you can run, baby. It’s time to get some big wigs on this thing.
Every former Real Housewife claims that she left the show to “pursue other opportunities,” but pretty much none of them ever quit. In fact, many of them are completely unprepared for life without those Bravo paychecks, overcharging for Cameo videos and peddling laxative teas on Instagram to support themselves and pay for heavily discounted Botox injections.
Sure, some of them are smart with their money, but, at this point, financial issues are a staple among the Housewives, especially the former cast members. It’s par for the course, in all honesty.