Alexis Bellino Says Her Friendship With Gretchen Rossi Has “Taken a Huge Hit” on Real Housewives of Orange County
The Real Housewives of Orange County's recent trip to Costa Rica has been nothing but drama and jungle fever, and poor Alexis Bellino spent much of Season 7, Episode 16 in tears. Alexis's co-stars Heather Dubrow and Tamra Barney staged an unexpected intervention over dinner and tropical drinks, which caught poor Lexi completely off guard.
“Each season, it seems she [Tamra] has this same pattern of singling one person out," Alexis tells Celebuzz. "Right before the ‘intervention’ in Costa Rica, Tamra, Heather and I were sitting at the bar having a glass of wine together. They were chatting with me, acting like we were all friends, all the while knowing they were about to confront me. So, you tell me who in this group is fake.”
Though we understand where Heather and Tamra are coming from, there's no denying that they were pretty vicious during Alexis's intervention. “The girls are entitled to their opinions, but it all felt very malicious,” she said. “The show is about living a certain lifestyle, so for me to be singled out tells me the girls at that table needed a good long look in the mirror.”
Alexis was especially disappointed by Gretchen Rossi's participation in the smack talk. “Our friendship has taken a huge hit this season,” she says. “Right now I’m not sure where it stands. I’ve seen a whole new side to her as she’s aligned herself with Tamra.” She questions the authenticity of their friendship based on how quickly the pair have become friends.
But let's get down to business — does this blonde bombshell think she's materialistic? "I bought my very first Prada handbag for myself with my own hard earned cash at 24, and my first Mercedes at 27 years old,” says Alexis. “I still shop at Target and use every last drop of shampoo out of my bottles.”
Sigh, we remember our first Prada handbag like it was yesterday...