The Real Housewives of Orange County went through a major overhaul between Season 8 and Season 9, with Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino getting the axe and Lydia McLaughlin deciding to leave so she could have another baby. We’ve had our suspicions as to why Bravo decided to fire some of our favorite ladies — and now Alexis is speaking out about her situation.

“One of the reasons I probably wasn’t asked back this season was because I did say no to a lot of things and events,” Alexis told ShareTV when asked if she thinks her faith played a part in her firing. “I knew I couldn’t put myself there because it went against my beliefs. Like Tamra‘s bachelorette party, I was supposed to go to that, but I couldn’t go. It went against my marriage. My husband and I agree that we don’t go on bachelor/bachelorette parties, so if there is a conflict like that I stick to my guns and follow my heart.”

Alexis goes on to reveal that she almost didn’t come back after Season 7, but that she didn’t want to give her kids the wrong impression. “What does that tell my children if I quit? So when they came back and asked me to come back on the show, I had already been thinking ‘how do I tell my kids about this?’ I didn’t want to set that example, so when they asked me I said yes.”

As for Alexis hanging out with her former co-stars, don’t get your hopes up. She admits that “fun times you have with the girls” is something she misses a lot, but the living her life without all the fighting is so much better.

So who does she still hang out with these days? It’s the veteran blonde, of course! “I love Vicki to death,” Alexis said. “We always go on double dates with her and she is a crazy crazy cat.”

What do you think about Alexis and the reason she thinks she was fired for? Hit the comments and sound off!

Source: ShareTV

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