The Real Housewives of Orange County wrapped up Season 13 last December, but since then we have had a flurry of news about the ladies. The OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson has been sued for fraud and initiated a lawsuit of her own against ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers for re-payment of $266,000 in alleged loans. And everyone’s favorite casita dwelling divorcee about town Gina Kirschenheiter was arrested for a DUI in February.
Other than Tamra Judge accusing ex Simon Barney of refusing to let their youngest daughter film on the show, we have not heard much from her, however. Which is a little unlike the lady we have come to know…and at best…mildly tolerate. Now, however, Tamra has emerged in a rather dramatic way during the off season involving an ugly accusation against her fellow Housewife, Kelly Dodd.
After former Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino split from Jim Bellino last year, her social media habits stayed relatively the same. Just no more pictures of Jim, which had been in short supply, anyhow. You know it is never a good sign when someone stops posting pictures of her significant other on Instagram!
Although Alexis was active on social media after announcing her divorce, her photos were generally of her children and the occasional inspirational quote. And of course, being Alexis, lots of selfies! Then, in February, she Instagram announced to the world that she had a new man, Andrew Bohn. And since then, Alexis has not been shy about showing him off. Now, Andrew’s estranged wife Andrea Bohn is asking for some social media respect from Alexis.
Tamra Judge is known to Real Housewives of the Orange County fans as someone who constantly stirs the pot and throws a lot of shade. Whether it’s in her talking heads during the regular season, her reunion antics, or various off-season promotional opportunities…Tamra doesn’t hold back when it comes to feuds with current or former cast members. Which brings us to our current quarrel between Tamra and Jim Bellino. If only Tamra stuck to her most famous insult about the Bellino’s. She probably wouldn’t be in this predicament (Jesus Jugs, anyone?).
Unfortunately for Tamra, Jim did not take her insults lying down. He responded via a blog post on his website. Jim addressed the controversy saying, “It’s unfortunate that I have to speak out on matters that I have attempted to keep private, and that others continue to attempt to portray me and my family in a false light.”
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.
If it seems like there’s a new update every day in the lawsuit Jim Bellino filed against Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge that’s because there is. It just keeps getting more ridiculous as time goes by.
Alexis Bellino’s ex-husband Jim is actually suing Tamra and Shannon for a $1 million after they answered questions about him on a podcast. He even brought in Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi and her man Slade Smiley to testify against Tamra and Shannon. Then he demanded to get access to Tamra and Shannon’s emails and texts so he could prove they intended to “ruin his reputation” before the podcast was recorded. This is just way out of hand. Can someone make it stop? Please.
Hell hath no fury like a Real HouseHusband scorned. Alexis Bellino’s ex Jim Bellino is really doing the most in response to Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador’s podcast comments. He is actually suing them for $1 million dollars– for comments made on a podcast.
Now Jim is convinced that Tamra and Shannon’s comments were actually premeditated and he’s asking a judge for access to her text messages.
As Gretchen Rossi is finding out, even after you leave The Real Housewives of Orange County, you inevitably get dragged right back into the drama! This week it was reported that Slade Smiley offered to help out with Jim Bellino‘s lawsuit against Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. Gretchen Rossi is vehemently denying the initial reports that claimed they were the ones who went to Jim (according to papers Jim filed in the case) and asked if they could assist by testifying about their own experiences with Tamra.
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.”
Sometimes the real drama happens away from the camera in the Real Housewives franchise. Case in point, Real Housewives of Orange County alum Alexis Bellino’s ex Jim Bellino is suing Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador for $1 million dollars in response to comments they made about him during a podcast interview.
As if that was not absurd enough, former Real Housewives of Orange County cast members Gretchen Rossi and her fiance Slade Smiley volunteered to testify against Tamra 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.