We are three episodes in to the Real Housewives of Orange County and the drama is already ramping up. On last week’s show, we watched demoted Vicki Gunvalson chasing Kelly Dodd around Tamra Judge’s house to try to talk out their differences. Or, more likely, to get extra screen time to try to regain her orange.
So far, the season looks to be more promising than the last few. I am liking newbie Braunwyn Windham-Burke, who seems interesting and grounded. We’ll see how long that lasts! Veteran Tamra’s storyline so far has been her new home–and shamelessly planting some seeds for future conflict between her sons Ryan Vieth and Spencer Barney. Of course, Tamra is all about pot-stirring–and creating drama by voicing her opinions on everything. Fortunately–or unfortunately–for viewers, Tamra is willing to do this both on and off the show.
During the past year, former Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino has been more in the public eye. Last summer, she and Jim Bellino announced that they were divorcing. Earlier this year, Alexis made her new relationship with Andy Bohn Instagram official. A short time later, Andy’s estranged wife Andrea Bohn pleaded for media privacy for their children in light of Alexis’ very public romantic announcement. Oh, Alexis!
It seems that all this new public attention may have whetted Alexis’ appetite for the spotlight once again. So what does one do to get back on reality television? As RHOC does not seem to be in any hurry to invite Alexis back, other options had to be explored. Fortunately for Alexis, she has now found her way back to the limelight. Did we ever really doubt that day would come?
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.