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.
Even though she is no longer a Real Housewives of Orange County cast member, it doesn’t mean that Alexis Bellino is free of the drama. Well, at least via association thanks to her ex Jim Bellino. Jim is suing Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador for “defamation” thanks to some comments they made on a podcast.
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 Smiley and 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 Housewives are 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’s very recent ex-husband Jim Bellino is not one of those people. He cannot get over some jokes/accusations that Tamra Judge and 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.
The couple first announced their split back in June and were adamant about keeping things amicable. The two filed the final paperwork on Monday, according to TMZ.