Alexis Bellino and Her "Jesus Jugs" Leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County

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After three seasons, Alexis Bellino is leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County--and the 35-year-old mother of three is taking her "Jesus Jugs" with her!

The "reality" show cast member is partly blaming the co-star who coined that nickname with helping push her back into obscurity.

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The Bellinos say they have had enough.
"The Real Housewives of Orange County is a reality show that is meant to entertain and engage audiences with the lives of its cast members," reads a statement from Bellino and her husband, Jim Bellino. "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 statement is referring to the words and actions of Tamra Barney, who during the Bravo show's 2012 reunion special in July called Alexis Bellino "Jesus Jugs" and Bellino and her husband "faux Christians."

"Jesus Jugs doesn't just cross the line, it catapults over it," Alexis later blogged. "That comment has offended Christians everywhere. How does she decorate her home in crosses yet make a remark like that without an ounce of guilt? Then she is promoting Jesus Jugs wine glasses her Facebook page? So now it's blasphemy along with defaming Jesus and monetizing on what He sacrificed for us."

Barney's accusations also sparked legal threats and the first hints that the most recently concluded season, the franchise flagship's seventh--might've been the couple's last. Alexis Bellino clashed with other cast members besides Barney, as was witnessed in both parts of the reunion special. Treating Bravo crew members poorly, being treated like a child by her husband, raising red flags at a local Nordstrom and bragging about her wealth were among the accusations lodged against Alexis by her former best friend Gretchen Rossi and newcomer Heather Dubrow.

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Hanging out at the BBC.
We'll always remember the Bellinos less for their on-screen battles and more for real-world flubs. Jim was sued in Orange County Superior Court in 2011 for alleged fraud, deceit, wrongful foreclosure, breach of written contracts and other accusations tied to a hotel he'd financed--around the same time the couple faced foreclosure on their 6-bedroom, 6,400-square-foot Newport Beach home.

Shortly after Alexis made her debut as the show's latest bubble-headed bleach blonde, she was partying with Jim poolside at the Balboa Bay Club on the Fourth of July 2010 when an unattended stroller carrying two of her toddlers rolled in the water. A security guard, who was followed closely by daddy, dove in to prevent the kiddies from harm.

The holy floatation devices were otherwise occupied, apparently.

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Whophantom
Whophantom

Her next gig is going to be Playboy.

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

why are these people even note worthy let alone on TV? Fuck man. have we become so jaded as a society that this kind of crap is actually considered entertainment? I think it would be alot more entertaining to watch these poeple evaded and escape from rifle toting tea baggers A La "The Most Dangerous Game"

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

Bitch Y: I did not attend online j-school; I attended one of those draw-the-turtle-on-the-matchbook schools.

 

949: Lotsa catsup still to do, but will check in on Lehmann, is it?

 

20ft: Had I figured anyone would have been surprised on the Easters' not guilty plea, I would have done something with it. Pleading guilty at this point, now THAT would have been worth a post.

949girl
949girl topcommenter

I'm impressed.  You've done several articles on Jesus Jugs.  My favorite was your reporting on the near drowning incident of the twins (and by twins I'm referring to her kids - not the Jesus jugs)  at the Balboa Bay Club when the lifeguard pulled the stroller out of the water with one child still in it while Taliban Jim dove in after the other. 

 

 

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

"The statement is referring to the words and actions of Tamra Barney, who during the Bravo show's 2012 reunion special in July called Alexis Bellino "Jesus Jugs" and Bellino and her husband "faux Christians.""

 

I've finally put my finger on what annoys me most about Coker -- he assumes that folks have way to much background information. I had to wait to that there paragraph, quoted above, to figure out what the contretemps was about.  

 

Matt Coker, you do this constantly. Didn't  the online J-school you paid for your degree teach you to get all the 'who, what, where, when, why' stuff into the first paragraph? Or not to give a long quote to one of the principle people involved before explaining what the heck he is talking about?

949girl
949girl topcommenter

You go on vacation and this is what you report on?? lol

 

What about the the Lehmann trial starting?  What about the Easter's pleading not guilty? The list goes on...Being an OC Housewife fanatic I find this newsworthy stuff though. 

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

 @949girl Yah, kinda dropped the ball on the Easter's.  :(

949girl
949girl topcommenter

 @20ftjesus Lehmann trial too.  Please at least have an article at some point on it.  His defense is supposed to be pretty interesting.  I'm surprised it hasn't had more coverage.

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