One would assume the decision to air your life on reality tv would have been a joint decision between the couples. Yet, we’ve continued to have a few husbands who show up to the party with barely concealed contempt for not only the other women, but even their own wives.
In a blast from the past, Real Housewives of Orange County alum Alexis Bellino recently popped up in a cameo appearance having lunch with Emily Simpson. Alexis’ life has changed a lot since she left RHOC.
In 2018, Alexis and Jim Bellino were divorced. I must admit that the Bellino’s marriage was often uncomfortable to watch. When Alexis left the show in 2013, she was on bad terms with Tamra Judge, who attacked Alexis because of her Christian beliefs. Apparently, when Tamra referred to the devoutly Christian Alexis as “Jesus Jugs,” it was the end of their relationship.
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.
Six years after leaving our screens, Alexis Bellino made her triumphant return to The Real Housewives of Orange County on Tuesday night. During the episode, the RHOC alum met Emily Simpson for lunch to rave about her new boyfriend and fill viewers in on what she’s been up to since exiting the series in 2013.
In a new interview following her cameo, Alexis opened up about the similarities she sees between Emily‘s rocky relationship with Shane Simpson and her 14-year marriage with now-ex-husband Jim Bellino and dished on the advice she gave her pal.
Last night most of the Real Housewives Of Orange County finally escaped Arizona. All that so-called healing got left in Arizona though. In fact the only person who seemed to internalize anything was Kelly Dodd, who also got left behind in Arizona.
Kelly visited her hometown of Scottsdale to hopefully reconnect with her family. Fun fact: I went to ASU, and I have been to The Vig countless times! So that was exciting, and this where Kelly and Mary’s similarities end. Because when Kelly lived in Arizona she was getting arrested as a juvenile delinquent for setting the her catholic high school’s field on fire and brawling with old ladies at the Phoenix Open.
Kelly meets up with her BFFs to reminisce about all the times she drunkenly slapped people. Kelly is the very definition of stunted adolescence. She and Jolie live in an unintentionally Freaky Friday world where Jolie is the miniature adult attending board meetings and organizing the meal schedules for the week. If she just took over the finances…
Tamra Judge has not survived 12 seasons of the Real Housewives of Orange County by being the nice girl. Housewife fans know that being agreeable often results in contracts not being renewed. As we have seen over the years, being “nice” is not always second nature to conflict veteran Tamra. We have watched her be shady with Gretchen Rossi, mock Alexis Bellino and throw wine in Jeana Keough’s face. And allegedly running her mouth got Tamra slapped with a million dollar lawsuit courtesy of Jim Bellino.
More recently, Tamra gaslighted Shannon Beador by playing up to her hypochondria following a bizarre mallet gonging by Kelly Dodd. So, where does Tamra’s pot-stirring nature end? For some Housewives, distasteful behavior stops when the cameras are turned off. For Tamra, the lines are a little more blurred.
There is a complicated history between Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge and alum Gretchen Rossi. Let’s remember back to a dinner party during Gretchen’s first season. It was at Tamra’s house, and Tamra planned to get an engaged Gretchen “naked wasted.” Mission accomplished. It was weird watching Gretchen flirt with Tamra’s son and then bellow “TAMRAAA!”
Just a few years ago, the Real Housewives of Orange County was one of the crown jewels in Bravo’s sprawling franchise. However, even the most diehard OC apologists can admit the show has suffered a major fall from grace in the last few years from its glory days of fake cancer and Irish bus rides from hell.
And in a new interview with HollywoodLife, Tamra Judge is finally acknowledging the rough years, and promising fans a major course correction during Season 14.