In this video, Slade Smiley — the so-called First Man of the OC — confronts an issue involving Alexis Bellino’s husband. In a prior blog post, Jim Bellino wrote, “men on these shows, beware... you NEED to be the breadwinners,” and Slade Smiley took it as a direct affront to him.
“Oh I’m sure that it was directed at me, but Jim Bellino doesn’t know what kind of money I make. And if Jim is so concerned about not being part of the show, why is he spending so much time blogging about it? I don’t have time to do that,” he said.
Alexis tried to diffuse the situation, saying, “I can promise it wasn’t directed at you,” but neither Slade nor his girlfriend Gretchen Rossi were convinced. In fact, Gretchen turned it around on Jim and pointed out that there was a bit of controversy involving Jim and fraudulent memorabilia… So, who’s he to talk about how another provides for his family, she asked?
Alexis indicated that his blog post is about marriages in general, but when Slade and Gretchen pointed out the timing of the matter — following their decision to seek couples’ therapy — Alexis had to admit that she doesn’t quite read every line of Jim’s blogs.
“It just starts to look hypocritical when he says don’t lose your focus on the show, and then he’s sitting there writing about it,” Slade concluded. “We all look hypocritical on the show sometimes Slade,” Alexis rebutted.