Alexis Bellino is celebrating her new life as an "independent woman" since confirming the news that she and Jim Bellino are divorcing after 13 years of marriage, and she definitely has the perfect support system in her life as she starts this new chapter: her three kids. Alexis is, of course, mama to a 12-year-old son, James, and 10-year-old twin girls, Melania and Mackenna. Fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County met them when she joined the series back in Season 5 before she departed after Season 8. And, The Daily Dish has done some investigating to see what her trio is up to these days.
"There’s no one I’d rather do this Circle of Life with. I love you three so much. I’m beyond thankful to be your mom. You are my heartbeat," Alexis recently shared about her kiddos.
When they aren't busy bonding as a family, Alexis' kids also have a flair for the dramatic, as they participate in school events like talent shows and theater and choir. The culinary arts are also something her kids are into exploring.
They are also members of academic teams as well as sports teams including flag football, basketball, and soccer.
Her son is also at an age in which he has attended three(!!) school dances, so we don't feel old now or anything like that.
Both Alexis and Jim have made it clear that despite their separation, their kids remain their priority. “It is with heavy hearts that we inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage — but it’s important to us that you know we made this choice together, with love, and as the best decision for our children’s future,” the former couple said in a joint statement last month. “We hold one another in the highest regards as spouses, and especially as parents. We have agreed on 50/50 custody of the children, and we ask that you respect our privacy by not theorizing about the reasons for our divorce.”
They continued, "To the fans who have supported us since the beginning, we’re grateful for how you cheer us on — we ask that you continue to cheer as our lives and the lives of our children change and ultimately improve as a result of this difficult decision.”
Check out throwback photos of Alexis, below.