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

Jul 14, 2009 - The Dish

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!