The OC is back for a fifth season - with a new housewife!

Jul 14, 2009 - The Dish0

Production is well underway for the fifth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and this year a new leading lady will be thrown into the fray. Socialite Alexis Bellino, described as (what else?) "a 32-year-old spicy blonde," will be joining Tamra Barney, Lynne Curtin, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Gretchen Rossi. Hear that, Gretch? You're not the new girl anymore! You've been initiated. You're in, but if Tamra has anything to say about it, you'll still be hazed.

The deets on the OC newbie:

Stay-at-home mom Alexis resides in the exclusive enclave of Newport Coast, Calif. with her husband, Jim Bellino, a self-made entrepreneur. Alexis and Jim have three young children – three-year-old James and 20-month-old twins Melania and Mackenna. Originally from the small town of Hannibal, Mo., Alexis is now living the Southern California dream in one of the most prominent and envied areas of Orange County. Alexis keeps herself busy by being the best wife and mother she can, and when she does have a free moment, she likes to work out to keep herself looking and feeling her best.

Let the speculation and the frantic Alexis Bellino Googling begin!

42 comments
Kat at Bravo
Kat at Bravo

Does anyone know the answer to Lynne's question to Alexis? Did Alexis have a surrogate or did she carry and deliver her three children?

susan
susan

when does season 5 start?

caroline
caroline

I can't wait for the new season to start. I think Gretchen brings glamour to the show with her beauty and style. I too miss Lauri but love Vicki and Jenna. Lynn is my least favorite and I think her daughters don't really fit in with the other OC kids. Let the new shows begin...I'm tired of the Atlanta housewives, especially KIM.

Viewer
Viewer

whenit start season five when it start

Viewer
Viewer

when is the new season

sandra
sandra

I can't wait for the new season. I belong to a housewife club its called The Real Housewifes of Hatfield. LOL its just what we call eachother it just consist of 4 ladies.

Viewer
Viewer

yea i cant find when it will start does anyone know??? i cant wait!

Viewer
Viewer

when does the new season start?

Megan
Megan

I can't wait for the new season to start. This season I'm sure is going to be filled with just as much drama as the last, maybe better!

carrie
carrie

When does the fifth season air for the O.C. Housewives??? I can't wait!!!

Stephanie
Stephanie

Season 5 - can't wait! I felt so bad about how mean people were to Lynn last season. Looking forward to seeing what Alexis is all about! She'll have her work cut out for her...

Colleen
Colleen

Since when were there "socialites" in the OC? Come on!

Viewer
Viewer

They are all hot as hell, go Tamra!

Ima
Ima

Quinn, didn't like the way she was portrayed on the show and opted not to do another season. Jeana said that she had not come to an agreement with the shows producers and at right before shooting was to began, Jeana wasn't going to do the show. The show is taking the route of MTV The Hills, in that it is so scripted.

Nancy S
Nancy S

I just love this show. When does season 5 air?

Cindy
Cindy

I'm thrilled, thrilled, thrilled to death that Jeana is coming back. I wasn't sure I wanted to continue watching it without her. The only reason I might have is because of Gretchen. I can't stand a couple of the other women but Jeana has always been the balance that was needed. Without her it would be a total free for all. Thank you Bravo for bringing my girl back.

nell
nell

When does the new season begin?

Viewer
Viewer

I was watching the episodes of the new show and hopefully their is no controversy like last time. way to go ladies!

Tina Cormany
Tina Cormany

Alexis, You show them how its done girl!

Annie B.
Annie B.

i agree with some of these people , why is gretchen coming back she isent even a housewife but she is excting. im so glad jeana & vickie are coming back on i also like lynn alot & i hope they treat her better this time. oc is the best housewifes on tv i hope they continue having shows all the time... good luck to the new woman on the show this should be exciting!!! lol.

Viewer
Viewer

Anyone know why Quinn was cut?

Debi
Debi

I am so excited The Housewives of Orange County is coming back. Any word on when??? How about The Housewives of New Jersey... any word if they'll be back for a second season?

Rhonda in Ky
Rhonda in Ky

I know Gretchen is not a "housewife" but I can't wait to see her with Tamara, Vicki and Jeana... I'm surprised the show didn't cut Lynn like they did Gwen. I'm glad they are giving her a chance... Hopefully, Lynn will shine this season... but it will be an uphill battle... considering the "drama" between Gretchen and Tamara and then a new housewife addition. I had hoped Lauri would return this season. I wish her the best and wonder how Josh is doing?

A Devoted Fan... Rhonda in Ky

Robin Estes
Robin Estes

I am glad Vicki is coming back, was worried that she would opt out, her and Don make a great couple. Jeana and Vicki are the core of the show, and I have my husband hooked. The houswivws will work OC, Atlanta,New York, New Jersey, but heck no to rich teens in NYC PREP SCHOOLS, or Drunk Miami wanna bees

Lee
Lee

The O.C. Housewives are the best. Can't wait for their return. Welcome Alexis, but watch out, Vicki can be tough.

Viewer
Viewer

why is grethcen coming back? She has no kids and has never been married. I would say she is furthest thing from a housewife as possible.

gette
gette

Gretchen? are you kidding me? the only way i really want to see her back on tv is getting crapped on by an animal, but not with the rest of the, extreme(yes)but at least honest, housewives.

Jessica
Jessica

I can't wait to see the new season! Does anyone know when the show airs?

steph
steph

i love the ladys of the oc keep doing what you girls do and just have fun with it....

Gaylene Pilcher
Gaylene Pilcher

I am thrilled that Jenna and Vickie are still here......miss Laurie so very much hope they catch us up on what's going on with her. If the original girls all left I would stop watching this is the only housewives that are must see TV the others all are poor imitations of the real thing! Vickie is my Hero!

MK
MK

I agree with Sandy B. Vickie & Jeana are the best! It wouldn't be the same w/o them. I'd stop watching, too.

Freda
Freda

Welcome Alexis!! OC and NJ housewives are my favorites. I hope you can bring some excitement to the show and make sure Tamra walks a straight line....

Kathee
Kathee

I can't wait for the new season! What's the start date? Good Luck, Alexis, these "ladies" can be downright dirty at times. Keep your chin up and eyes WIDE open. Welcome.

Michelle
Michelle

I'm looking forward to season 5. Does anyone know when its air date is? Welcome Alexis!! Hope you have some TOUGH skin, these ladies can be brutal at times.

Viewer
Viewer

I love her on the show but does Gretchen really qualify as a housewife?

Gina B
Gina B

I am sooo excited to see the new season,I love love love the housewives. Give us more drama than last year and I will be a fan for life.

Sandy B
Sandy B

We'll see how sweet Tamara is to the new girl. If they ever ditched Vicki or Jeana, I would stop watching.

Alicia
Alicia

Why is Gretchen coming back? She's not even a "housewife" or close to it...

Chris
Chris

Can't wait to see the new season. The original Housewives are the best. I too was looking forward on Lauri coming back for another season. Lets see what this new housewife stirs up.

Heather Ives
Heather Ives

I am sooooooooooo glad Jeana's coming back, she and Vicki are the reasons I watch! There were rumours Jeana wasn't coming back, I was worried.

Welcome, Alexis! Looking forward to seeing who and what you are!

Jim
Jim

Darn... I was looking forward to Lauri coming back. Hopefully she's at least in the season. Should be great though!