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Real Housewives Of Orange County 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.

Below Deck Courtney Skippon Simone Mashile Tanner Sterback

So much déclassé about last night’s Below Deck. Also so many jelly fish. Everywhere. Simone Mashile won some and lost some. She seems like such a nice girl, but unprepared to swim in the real world, and the sharks were circling!

Despite the explosive fight Rhylee Gerber had with Ashton Pienaar and Kevin Dobson over appetizers, the crew still decides to hit the bar. I’m guessing since they were arguing OVER APPETIZERS no one even got to the main course. Maybe the reason they all got so insanely drunk was the result of low stomach contents?

Although Rhylee behaved badly, Kate Chastain still sides with her. Why? It’s because Kevin is a giant obnoxious gob of obnoxious gobbiness. To whit, he is screaming nonsense at the bar and so hammered he can barely function.

Below Deck Kate Chastain

Mondays really do get a bad rap, but I have to admit that it’s become one of my favorite days of the week thanks to Below Deck. Rhylee Gerber returned to the show and she upped the drama during the crew’s first night out last week.

She asked Chef Kevin Dobson about the paleo option on the menu. He mocked her in response and the whole thing spiraled out of control. Bosun Ashton Pienaar did what he could to mediate, but he got caught in the drama as well. Did Rhylee jeopardize her job already? At least they actually do need her on deck. Brian de Saint Pern’s leg injury just keeps getting worse. So, that’s kind of an advantage to Rhylee. Plus, no matter how much Captain Lee Rosbach may want to fire Rhylee, she makes great TV and she’s actually passionate about working on a boat. There’s no chance that she’s going anywhere.

Captain Lee Rosbach Reveals Which Real Housewives Of New Jersey Star He’d Want To Work With

Below Deck has become one of the hottest franchises on Bravo. People love to watch the glamorous yacht life and the drama between the crew. Captain Lee Rosbach is somewhat of a pop culture icon at this point. Unlike Captain Sandy Yawn, Captain Lee rules his crew with an iron fish. There is no room for BS, and you need to get your work done. It takes a strong person to work under someone like him.

Before Below Deck, the ruling franchise on Bravo was The Real Housewives. Think for a second and imagine what a crossover might look like. Imagine if Captain Lee hired one of the Housewives to work on his yacht. There is no shortage of Housewives to choose from, but some may lack the work ethic required. Luckily for inquisitive fans, Captain Lee is FINALLY revealing which Housewife he’d want to work with. 

Below Decks’ Brian de Saint Pern May Be Dating A Charter Guest

It looks like Below Deck’s lead deckhand Brian de Saint Pernmay have found love on the open seas.  But, he wisely waited until AFTER the boat docked to pursue his supposed love interest.

And judging by their social media, it appears as though Brian and his new friend, Kimberley Kirk, are having a blast together.

Ashton Rhylee
Below Deck fans could anticipate that Rhylee Gerber’s return would be fraught with peril for the rest of the crew.  Bosun Ashton Pienaar and Chief Stew Kate Chastain knew what to expect. However, everyone else was blind-sided by Rhylee’s aggression at the crew dinner.  Brian de Saint Pern can thank his lucky stars that he was able to sit that fiasco out, despite having to endure an infected knee and an antibiotic injection to the buttocks.
Captain Lee Rosbach had to respond to this violation of his, “don’t embarrass yourself, and don’t embarrass the boat” rule.  Rhylee and Chef Kevin Dobson initiated the meltdown by disagreeing over how involved a chef should be in ordering a Paleo appetizer for a fellow crew member.  One by one, Rhylee argued with each male crew member while Kate and Third Stew Courtney Skippon hid next to some potted plants.

Below Deck Simone Mashile

The charter guests from the last episode of Below Deck were out of hand. One of the female guests wore a mesh bathing suit as she made a play for an admittedly tempted Ashton Pienaar. Meanwhile, one of the guys continually sexually harassed Simone Mashile. He talked about “bending her over” in the bathroom and made additional comments about a garter she had on her thigh for a pirate-themed day.

It was so uncomfortable to watch as an outsider. I can’t even imagine how Simone felt on the receiving end of such lewd behavior. Captain Lee Rosbach chimed in on Twitter and I have to. be honest: he really put his foot in his mouth. He tried to backtrack and explain himself, but Twitter wasn’t having it. And neither was Simone,  Rhylee Gerber, or Abbi Murphy.

Rhylee Gerber Below deck

Ugh – The reign of Ryhlee Gerber has returned on Below Deck, and this is one kind of tyranny I’m not here for. It’s bad enough that the primary, Michael, was literally the creepiest grossest Lifetime Movie lecher of a charter guest there ever was.

Michael kept asking Simone Mashile to go shark hunting (was that some sort of double entendre I’m not getting?) but he should have asked our fishing boat captain Ryhlee. She could speared him and presented him to chef Kevin Dobson on a paleo platter.

Honestly bringing Rhylee back was just so hopelessly insincere. We all know Captain Lee Rosbach would never rehire someone who doesn’t respect her superiors or the chain of command, and the deflated way he defended his decision is all we need to know of his true feelings. With a heavy heart Ashton Pienaar accepts his burden to try and tame Rhylee from an attention-seeking lunatic to a competent deckhand. I mean I’m 100% positive they can find someone hard working (and hot) mid-season, but that person may not ruthlessly destroy a happy team of otherwise deckhands.