Alexis herself confirmed last month that she “made the difficult decision not to return for Season 8.” However, now word has it that she was filming scenes for the new season last Thursday, according to RumorFix.
Additionally, Alexis’s husband, Jim, was spotted at a “high-end store asking to borrow an expensive purse for taping.” We didn’t realize that high-end purse stores had a borrowing system in place, but now we know.
It’s unclear just how much we’ll be seeing of Alexis in Season 8, as a second source tells RumorFix that the shooting was just for some “exit scenes,” and that she won’t actually be returning as a permanent Housewife. This would at least seem to mesh with Alexis’s own statement about being done with the show. Remember when Peggy Tanous popped up in Season 7 for a confrontation or two?
Also, it seems that Real Housewives of Orange County will be adding one new Housewife this season, and she apparently is married with two children. We can’t wait to find out who she is!