Many Real Housewives of Orange County fans were shocked when Jim Bellino and Alexis Bellino announced that they were divorcing last June. The couple always painted a picture of a happy marriage. But in Orange County, things are often not as they seem. Since Alexis turned in her orange after Season 8, she has been flying under the radar, for the most part. We don’t always have a good picture of what is going on in her life, other than lots of activities with her children and an occasional luxury vacation from her Instagram posts.
Now, Alexis has a new boyfriend named Andy Bohn. She has gone public with her new man in a big way. She posted the first known photos of the two together yesterday.
Gretchen took to Facebook to share that she felt compelled to share her side of how this thing actually came about. “First of all Slade and I were contacted by Jim, not the other way around. Even though we had not spoken to him since the show many yrs [sic] ago, we had no bad blood with him. He knew we had been in a similar case for years and had won a judgment against the individual who perpetuated those lies against us.”
As if that was not absurd enough, former Real Housewives of Orange County cast members Gretchen Rossi and her fiance Slade Smileyvolunteered to testify againstTamra and Shannon, even though they have absolutely nothing to do with this case. At all. Although Gretchen now claims they were subpoenaed to do so.
The podcast itself didn’t really make major headlines, but Jim himself keeps dragging this whole thing out and bringing more attention to Tamra and Shannon’s comments than they originally received. Jim isn’t the only former cast member looking for attention. Cue, Slade Smileyand his fiancee, former Orange County Housewife, Gretchen Rossi. They decided to involve themselves in this whole mess. Yes, this does seem random, but it really is not surprising that these two are entangled in this.
The Real Housewivesare constantly talking trash about each other and even some of the women’s husbands. Most of the time people can handle this since it is what’s expected. Alexis Bellino’svery recent ex-husbandJim Bellinois not one of those people. He cannot get over some jokes/accusations that Tamra Judgeand Shannon Beador told at his expense during a podcast appearance.
He didn’t just subtweet them or go on a social media rant. He took things to another level by filing a $1 million dollar lawsuit against Shannon and Tamra. Yes, you read that correctly: ONE MILLION DOLLARS for talking shit. Could you imagine if everyone in the Real Housewives franchise was that lawsuit happy!?
Jim and Alexis Bellino‘s divorce was finalized earlier this week and we shared about Jim’s part of the settlement: retaining two of their mansions that are worth about $7 million. Don’t despair for Alexis, she’s making out pretty well herself.