Alexis Bellino is ending her stint on the Real Housewives of Orange County after three seasons.
“Alexis was really tired of being bullied and chose home and family life over celebrity,” a source told reporters about Bellino’s decision to stop filming. Though she is said to have begun contract negotiations with Bravo, the former Housewife “wanted to go back to her simple life in Orange County.”
Bellino, 25, and her husband, Jim Bellino, told reporters in June that they were upset with the verbal abuse they had taken from their co-stars, in particular Tamra Barney, who referred to Bellino as “Jesus Jugs” during the 2012 reunion special.
“TheÂ Real Housewives of Orange CountyÂ is a reality show that is meant to entertain and engage audiences with the lives of its cast members,” the couple saidÂ in a statement. “This vicious and malicious attack on our family will no longer be tolerated. We have continually tried to take the high road, however, if necessary, we are prepared to defend ourselves against these unfounded, slanderous and defamatory remarks to the fullest extent of the law.”
The mother of three may have made up her mind, but Bravo says they haven’t extended an offer for next season to Bellino.Â ”We have not yet made any announcements about a season 8 pick up or casting.”
That’s the one Real Housewives group I can’t stand to watch. They’re all bitter and washed up now. Get rid of them all!