Alexis Bellino has been the source of much speculation ever since the Real Housewives of Orange County star was rumored to be quitting the show after Season 7.
There were different reasons for her rumored departure, like the fact that she was bullied by her castmates (Jesus Jugs, anyone?), and her husband wanted her to quit being chief among them. After countless stories that she “considered” leaving, Alexis broke the news in a press release, saying, "After three seasons of appearing on The Real Housewives of Orange County, I have made the difficult decision not to return for Season 8."
Case closed, right? Not so fast!
It turns out Alexis Bellino will be on Season 8 of RHOC, which premieres on April 1 at 8 p.m. ET. So why did she decide to come back?
“Coming back was me saying, ‘I’m not allowing these women to scare me off the show’,” she told Us Weekly. “The producers asked me to reconsider. I had such a rough season, but what kind of message does quitting send my children?”
Is she worried the bullying will continue? Sure, but it sounds like she’s ready this time.
“Things are different—alliances change,” Alexis said. “But I won’t know everything until the season airs, and I see what people said behind my back!”
She also seems ready to address some of her castmates’ accusations from the Season 7 reunion, specifically that Alexis is known to brag about her wealth.
“What’s aggravating is all the girls sit around talking about their $300 flip-flops — no one calls them out on it,” she explained. “I’m choosing my words carefully. I don’t say private jet instead of airplane.”
It sounds like Alexis will be ready with some choice words for her Real Housewives of Orange County enemies, if they’re not careful! April 1 can’t come soon enough.
Source: Us Weekly