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Hey hey hey! Hope you are all doing well on this Valentine's Day weekend! My hubbie and I are headed to Vegas for two nights, so I am doing F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! All I can think about is sleep! LOL!
My view on the topic of 'not talking about people' is this: If you are going to talk about someone, be willing to say it to their face. As you will see in future shows, anything I have to say about Vicki, I have said it to her face. I have a question for all of you: Why would Vicki have a five-year hall pass to be condescending and verbally abuse cast members?
My lunch with Gretchen was so much fun! We always laugh and have great conversation. The reason I said I had a shorter fuse than the rest of the girls is because I am new to the group, and already I cannot take one more punch from Vicki. I realized that all the other women have allowed her negative behavior and it hasn't bothered them, but I am at the end of my rope. I could feel at that point that Vicki and I would butt heads.
My trip to San Fransisco was sooo good for me! It was so difficult for me to leave the children and Jim, but once I got there, I realized they would be OK. I am a little bit of a control freak when it comes to my home. I like things done a certain way, and I just get afraid to let loose of the reigns. But everyone survived! The kids were all in one piece and the home was still standing!
Alexis I think you were right to confront Vicki. She thinks she is right and the world revolves around her and her shit doesn't stink. She always put all the other wifes down and I'm glad someone will stick it to her
I think your very classy Alexis and I think your great keep it up. Send me an invite to your hotel I'd love to check it out! take care and stay spiritual I luv it!!
I thought at the start of the season that I would dislike you. While I do not agree with some of your life choices, you are honest, frank and true to your own principles. I hope to see MORE of you, and LESS of Vicki, who is so insecure that it is boring.
Don't try to justify your actions. Be a true Christian, as you say you are and turn the other cheek. And - What Would Jesus Do?
I must say, I see both yours and Vicki's point of view. I personally think it is rude to be on the phone while you are at dinner, however I can understand taking one or two calls since you have three kids and you were away. I definitely understand why you thought it was hypocritical of Vicki to take a business call at dinner after getting on your case about it but I think it was rude to start an argument with her in front of her daughter. It would have been nice for you to put all the pettiness aside especially with Brianna wondering if she had cancer. If I was out with my Mom and someone started an argument with her, I would have been pissed. I feel like you put Brianna in an awkward situation. That conversation between you and Vicki should have been handled in a private setting, not at a restaurant while you are sitting outside. On a brighter note, I went on you hotel boutique website and it is beautiful. If I ever go to Laguna, I’ll keep it in mind.
Alexis, I was the SAME WAY about leaving my little ones. But it did get easier after awhile. I realized that if their socks didn't match, or they ate nothing but macaroni and cheese for three days straight, it wouldn't really harm them in the long run. And sometimes I was a better Mommy for being able to take a break from time to time! Now my kids are older and the worries are different, but we always feel the same about our kids!
Glad you're part of the show!
I just wanted to say that I've been watching The Real Housewives of Orange County for the past four years and you are my favorite out of all of them so far.
I love the way God comes first in your life, then your husband, and after that your children. You keep it real and aren't allowing any of the other housewives to walk all over you. Also, if you have anything to say to any of them, you say it directly to their face.
I really don't think you and Vicki are going to get along anyway, but let's not take things so personally, whatever Vicki says. Why are you fighting with her all the time? Please stop.
I Love you Alexis...you are a breathe of fresh air for this new season. Finally, someone sticks up to Vicki. Way to show her how to be classy Alexis!
I will add you on my facebook, hopefully you can answer my questions about Lip Injections! I love your lips, and I want to make mine look like yours! Your such an inspiration Doll, and ENVY is written all over Vickies face! She's all bark but no bite! Keep doing your think bc your a wonderful girl, wife to Jimbo, and Mommy!
Love ya lots!
Re: talking on the phone while at dinner Against the law? Of course not. A breach of etiquette? Absolutely. Manners are important.
ANYONE talking on their cell phone at a table in a restaurant is RUDE. No matter who does it. No matter who they are talking to.
I'm sorry to see you having to deal with the petty drama that is directed at you. Stay strong and keep those that bring you down at a distance - you only have this one life so don't waste any moment of it on the negative people that happen to wander into it! I think you're an amazing wife, mother and all-around person and it's so nice to hear that you're also taking on some part-time work - go you! I may have to schedule an appt with you next time I'm down there. Lastly, a bit of a random fashion question - if you could please share what brand of white pants/jeans you were wearing on the plane up to San Francisco - they looked amazing on you! Thanks and keep rising above! Have an amazing Valentine's wknd!
All the best to you,
The restaurant you all went to looked fabulous. What a treat to eat at such a nice place. I love the chef/owner. I, too am a mom and receive a lot of calls when I am away from home, but I do think when you are eating dinner with a group of people at such a lovely place the phone calls need to cease. I bet your husband would not like to be interrupted time and time again if he were in the same situation. You need to remember that you are the new girl in the group and although you don't like Vicki you need to remember that she is part of the reason this show has been a success, and you would not have a job if not for that. There would be no RHOC. I'm just as tired of you saying that you are a mom of three small kids under the age of 3 as I am of Vicki saying how much she works. We all get it! You all have very busy lives. Try to get along, life is way too short and there seems to be enough drama even when you all are liking one another.
As you are not from New Jersey, and haven't a clue as to what kind of people we are you should refrain from making blanket statements such as.."What you want to fight? Where are we from, New Jersey?" I choose to believe that people should be judged by their merit, not their zip code. Enjoy your Valentine's Day in Las Vegas. Being a mom to young children is a full time job and you could surely use some couple time.
I am just wondering about the beauty consultation. Did you go to cosmetology school? If not, what makes you a beauty expert. Your make up always looks nice, but I'm just curious about that. And what is your other part-time career?
Hey Alexis! I just wanted to say that I am so happy that there is finally a Christian on the show and shows it!! Television needs a new, Christian, side!! Keep doing what your doing and dont let anybody pull you down!!! Remember... JOY.... Jesus Others Yourself!!!!!!!
Alexis, I am a food lover and have had the feeling you experienced a couple of times, it might be wise to send Mr. Keller a written apology though.
Alexis, I think you are the voice of reason and level-headedness in the midst of dramatic and self-centered people. I respect your commitment to your family and having raised twin girls myself, I understand the pull on heartstrings that motherhood naturally brings. No one should be criticized for loving or missing her family. I also admire your guts to call out Vicki on her rude and judgemental comments. It is no surprise that she can't stomach the image when someone forces her to take an honest look at herself. More people should conduct their lives with a basic sense of respect and curtesy for others. You bring a touch of needed class to the show and are refreshing to watch (in spite of the foie gras faux pas)!
After watching this episode all I can think of is that Alexis is the new girl. When it comes to Vicki, how can you possibly have a true representation of anyone that you've never met before? Also, I've noticed that Alexis likes calling out others but becomes mute when it comes to her husband. I know you she feels like it's her place to help others but sometimes the best way is to be show someone and not tell them.
Iam so impressed with you. A stylish woman of true honestly and strong morals. I am a fan of all of the "Housewives" shows and finally a REAL housewife such as you!! You are beautiful and have integrity. Your hubby is supportive and treats you wonderful. Your adorable children are truly blessed to have parents like you. Please don't allow the drama and back stabbing change you` its good TV~ HOWEVER~it is refreshing to see someone who does not hold back when others should be dealt with for their actions and judgments that conflict with your lifestyle. Amen Sister!! God Bless you and yours!
Alexis, nothing wrong with you wanting or needing to talk to your kids. Maybe it was a little much, but that was the first time you said you had been away. Now you and Jim are going to Vegas, withouth them. Have fun.
Alexis, please don't let Vicki intimidate you. It's obvious to me that she wants you off the show, and hoping you won't come back for another year; but I honestly feel the viewers haven't seen a complete portrait of you, or your beautiful family. It's always difficult being "the new girl", and hopefully, next season will reveal further aspects,and show you and your family as more well-rounded than has been portrayed this year. I really feel Vicki is testing you. Stay strong and don't let her force you off the show !
Just hang in there and keep praying for the right words and action when you are in a negative environment. I used to think my teenage years were hard boy adulthood is worse, they think they have the right to say and hurt people. Glad you got away, it is good for us all.
Don't know what to say about your fights with Vicki but was horrified to see you spit out something of Hubert Keller's on nationwide tv! Even if I thought it was gross, I would have found a better way to handle the situation so as not to offend this amazing, award winning chef. Everyone's reaction to your actions really seemed trashy for a five star restaurant. I hope the editing was really making everyone's behavior more than it was.
Alexis is NOT always fighting with Vicki,.Just becuz Alexis sticks up for herself..You need to keep sticking up for urself, as if she is the only one working,thats such b/s! Your Gorgeous and much younger and its apparent that she jealous of that fact! You have a beauitful family!
Alexis sometimes I am on your side and other times I am not. You ladies live in such a different world than most of us. I cannot imagine the pampered lifestyle you all are accustomed to living. I do admire that at least you and Vickie are not "posers" you actually have money. The rest of the women are living in a world of evictions, short sales, etc. It is so sad they have their self-esteem so intertwined with materialism. So sad.....
I certainly would not fret one bit about spitting out the Foie gras. Ignore Vickie's remark.
I am very thankful that you stand up for your beliefs also. I read that Simon is going to church with you and your family. To me, that is wonderful! Please never get so wrapped up in your opulent lifestyle that you fail to put Jesus first. Don't be afraid to shine His love on others. :)
Hi Alexis I'm glad you survived the liver drama OMG!!! and props for standing up to Vicki it was okay for her to talk on her phone but not on your phone?!?!. I can understand if you were on the phone the entire time, then that's a totally different story. But back to vicki the look on her face when you stood your ground she didn't know what to say after that. your doing great stay strong and looking forward to the next episode.
I think it's clear that you and Vicki are like oil and water...I honestly think she can't relate to your situation so she naturally questions it...not that I think she should be rude, that is not alright! I do hope the "high road" you refer to is the one you will take instead of snide remarks or confrontations...did you ever think maybe you should privately address Vicki instead of doing it in the company of other women, including her own child? Or maybe not throwing the other ladies into the mix? The fact that you mentioned the other ladies not liking certain personality traits of Vicki was low down and was a High School move.
I'm 100% behind you dear Alexis.....It's not possible that none of the housewives have been treated with respect from Vicky....She feels She is classy because???? RESPECT.....by the way sorry if I don't write right...english is my second lenguage
Regarding paragraph 2 of your blog posting:
"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."
"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."
"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Words to keep in mind...
Just continue to be yourself Alexis, you don't have to please or justify yourself to any third parties.
I've read the some things about your past that I don't like, however, out of all of the gals on here, you are my favorite. It's nice to see someone who doesn't stab their friends in the back. Vicki does need an adjustment, but I'm not sure its worth your time to try and set her straight, but good luck, its fun to watch.
I was soo happy you were "allowed" to go on the trip to SF. I was also really happy to see the interaction with dad and kids in your absences, Jim did very well for a beginnier dad.
Alexis, I love the honesty you have for everyone. And thank you for clarifying the phone calls, in the show it looked like you were just talking and texting the entire time (except for the gagging part). From what I have seen, you are a good mom, dedicated wife, and a good friend to have. And what a wonderful person you are to try new things, like Foie Gras. The reaction seemed very involuntary, and you said you tried to put it down but couldn't. Not your fault, you couldn't have known. Keep your chin up.
SOPHISTICATION written all over. I have nothing badd to say about you. Alexis you carry yourself appropiately and your the true epidemy of an Orange County Housewive. You have kept it bi-partisan and have voiced your opion when need be. And you know that Viki was bounnd hate on you the first time you two met. No matter what you any body does, they can never satisfy her unless the spot light is on her. I will pray for her though. Keep doing what your doing ALEXIS, GOOD BYE, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Alexis, one word "respect". My family and I watch the show together and we just don't see it...your husband just doesn't have it. You may have the home, the cars, and the money...but that appears to be it...sorry.
I agree, it seems to me that it is your mission to put Vicki in her place and in my eyes it doesn't make you any better than the other petty housewives...
I just have to thank you for living an honorable lifestyle with dignity, grace and strength. Being a woman of God does not mean that you have to let others walk all over you, and you proved that there is a way to speak face to face to other women who are used to manipulating a situation with rudeness. It's about time that someone really shows us a modern day "housewife" too. Although my husband makes a very..very modest income, we still live our lives with many of the same attributes as you and Jim. We find ourselves agreeing and relating to much of what we see in the episodes regarding your priorities and relationships. You give a good example to all modern day housewives, regardless of income, that it is important to keep a balanced lifestyle. God, family, home,others and even self. Also, you remind all of us that housewives need pampering too. It is just awesome that you take time to take care of yourself. I realized through watching you, that even if I can't afford the same ammenities, it is still just as important to invest a little time in "me".
Slowly but surely we are seeing the real you and it is not that wonderful.
You and Vicki are in a power struggle to be queen bee. While I do not care for Vicki you should respect the fact that she has been on the show much longer.
What is interesting about you is that you are strong and outspoken and don't take any crap with your female friends. With your husband you turn into a 5 year old. There is a huge imbalance of power in your marriage and it seems like a parent/child relationship. Better work on that, girl. It's not the way to happiness.
Alexis!! You are beautiful and love the fact that you actually do take the high road. You're actually confident with yourself as a woman and that definitely shines through!
Way to go Alexis. You are my favorite OC Housewife. I too find it very refreshing to see you put Vicki in her place. Vicki should do us all a favor by stop pretending to take the "high road" and start being a little more tactful.
Actually Alexis, you should not stop defending yourself.It's not about taking things personally, it's about defending your rights. You should be able to do anything as you wish because the other house wives do so as well. Happy valentines day!!
LOVE LOVE the show. Alexis you should take some time to look and see how AWESOME Vicki is. Yes maybe she says things that may be harsh now and then.. so do you girl. You kinda come off fake and sometimes you seem like you are in a dick swinging contest to show how fab you are. I mean I think you are BEAUTIFUL and FAB, and I like you. I have been with all the girls from show one! Vicki is so strong, and self made. I just think you need to understand that Vicki says the things she does because she cares about you and all the girls. She wants all of you to have a life style that will last not just built on your mans success, MONEY and THINGS. She does not want to see any woman have a man keep them, have everything then something happen, and be left with nothing. You could really learn allot from her. Please try to give her a chance for all of us. STAY FAB BOO GIRL!! HUGS JOSHUA