Alexis Bellino

Alexis discusses her dress line and addresses Tamra's comments.

on Mar 27, 20110

It's good to see Tamra and Vicki working on their friendship again. I think all friendships go through ups and downs, and strong friends can overcome anything. Tamra did say some mean things about Vicki last year, but Vicki can sometimes say things that seem a little harsh (last year, not so much this year), so I can see both sides of how the friendship was strained. Unfortunately now I am the friend that Tamra has decided to brutalize. I guess I never had a friendship with Tamra, it was one sided. Jim says that I have a tendency to be naive and love everyone, even when they stab me in the back. This definitely holds true in this case. Nonetheless, I am happy for Vicki and Tamra starting fresh. And what better place than in Cabo! Watching it made me want to go so badly! I'm such a water, sand, and sun kind of girl! It was super funny when Tamra actually called Vicki sitting right beside her on the limo ride to the airport. I was rolling! That is so typical of Vicki to work on her way to a vacation, but God love her! And I have to say I feel a little like Vicki right now trying to launch Alexis Couture! I live, breathe, and eat work right now. (In off hours from mommy-ing, of course!) I am averaging about four hours of sleep a night... but it's all going to be worth it!

You definitely cannot say that their Cabo trip was boring! Geez, I don't know how many days they were there, but it seemed very action packed! I have no comment about the body shot scene. I plead the fifth. I'm sure everyone knows how I feel, no need to beat a dead horse. Next we see Vicki ask Tamra to write what she expects in a friendship and what she values in a friend. I was thinking, "Oh boy, I can't wait to hear this one!" I like that Vicki did that, and I was surprised Tamra actually gave in. At that dinner, Vicki almost throws up from her salad with eggs. Hmm, wonder why it's OK for Vicki to have a reaction like that, but when I am the one to do it with foie gras, it's unacceptable. When I have a knee-jerk reaction, I am acting like "classless trash." Just an observation.

Let's change to a positive topic! At 21 Oceanfront for dinner, Gretchen and I had a blast! When do we not? (Only in that limo ride home from Tamra's party LOL!) Gretchen informs me that she is planning this amazing 40th anniversary for her parents. That is crazy! Forty years together? That is just simply awesome! Congrats, mom and dad! I love those two! I truly wish everyone in America could know Gretchen's mom and dad, they are just so freaking cute. Jim and I laugh all night when we are around them, and they both just love life and each other. I told Gretchen I couldn't wait to be at their anniversary, but of course I wasn't invited...hehehe. I have heard all about the "surprise" Gretchen threw them, and I am waiting anxiously, just like all of you, to see this event! Of course the cameras turn to me saying "biblically" a few more times... Let me just say this: I have heard the word "biblically" more times this season than I have heard it in my entire 34 years of life. Although I love Gretchen, the lease agreement has got to go! There can be no leasing a relationship, you are either in for better or worse, or you're not. I cannot tell if Gretchen is serious about the leasing -- I think she meant it to be a joke, but I do believe there is some truth behind it, because she does have a small commitment problem. We have talked about it. I'm trying to get her to my therapist, Sandy, because I think it's Gretchen's past relationships that have her scared. Jim and I love and support Gretchen and Slade together, and we trust they will make the best decision for their future! (I'm just ready to help her plan the wedding! Come on G, let's go!)

80 comments
1RuthAnne.
1RuthAnne.

I thought you were leaving the show because the girls were bullying you. Another lie by you.

Please stop doing the show, I was so excited that you weren't coming back because I can't stand all the trouble you make. Your husband is a control freak and a horrible husband, he was going to leave you at the party last year, he's a man that can't even stand up for you or himself. He acts big and is really a complete loser, same as you.

 

myrna tomlin
myrna tomlin

Alexis is my famous housewives. I love her and her new line of clothes talk about class thats my girl.Tamra just a hater she wish she was Alexis tell her to go back under the rock she came from.Keep up the good work Alexia . LET YOUR HATER BE YOUR MOTIVATERS.

Kristen Thornton
Kristen Thornton

Alexis, while you should be commended on your motivation to work, do you really think that you should recieve credit for all of the work, after all, Tal spent hours tayloring a dress and you took a pair of scissors to it saying it was your baby... Do you even know how to work a sewing machine? If so, can we please see proof?

Brooke Haun
Brooke Haun

You are my fav OC housewife of all time! We share similar "old fashion values" with marriage and the kids especially! I like that you put Vicki n her place when she puts the other women & their husbands (below) herself. Everytime I watch I love seeing you be a strong woman and standing up for your family and standing up for yourself =) We have a lot in common (or so my husband says lol) Also congrats on your dress line =) I used to spend too much time looking for a dress I would end up altering or getting my aunt to make one of the dresses in my "dress drawing/sketch book". From seeing your vision for your line I would be more than happy to email you some of my sketches (JUST WANNA POINT OUT I'M NOT LOOKING TO GET ANYTHING OUT OF THIS) Im just a girl who loves to dress up and feel good about myself. But when I couldnt find any acceptable dresses in shopping stores and "specialty dress shops" I did start a sketch book with dresses that should be in stores (but I dont know enough about making the pieces to execute some of my visions. Please feel free to contact me via email brooke32566@yahoo.com and i'll send some sketches to you and see how you feel about them. I see it as win win maybe I have sketched something you'll fall in love with or you may get another idea from looking at them... and then eventually be able to buy the dress from your line. Anyways, I hope this doesn't feel pushy bcuz thats not my intention. Just a girl passionate about dresses and clothes =) But i've enjoyed watching you for so long and it's refreshing to see that the money and fame doesnt change you =) it's refreshing KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I hope your family had a wonderful Easter =)

*Brooke*

Housewives Fan :)
Housewives Fan :)

Alexis, You are my favorite! Thank you for being real and beautiful, inside and out. I love how you take the high road and not getting involved in the gossip of the other ladies. You rock!!! God bless you!!

Melissa Baumann
Melissa Baumann

I love your style. I wish that I could afford to buy it. I am sure I would buy every article of clothing you design. Don't let anyone bring you down or tell you that you can't do it. You have a talent - so use it! I think your marriage is a wonderful example of how marriage should be. You should be the queen of the house and your husband should be the king. That is how my marriage works and this is truly a beautiful thing. This is how it should be. You are one of the only girls who has class- please please please keep it that way. Always remember how blessed you are. God bless you and your family.

Margarita Abrego
Margarita Abrego

Alexis, I am a real housewife myself, raising 2 daughters and 1 son...It is a job butI love it, I have to say that you are the only mature mom on this show....Vicki is out of her mind, and Tamara well she just likes attention and Gretchen I like her but you are the full package. I hope that you all can get along but it is hard when you are dealing with older ladies whom are jealous. God bless you and your family!

ceobbc
ceobbc

I was wondering where you got your black silver studded cap which is shown on you in the opening clips? It's adorable

Lori Daves
Lori Daves

Alexis,

I have twin boys, and it was very hard raising them. As well as having two boys older than them. So keep up the good work. Your doing a wonderful job. And God bless

Lori daves

SDG
SDG

Alexis,

I am surprised that you can be friends with Tamara. How does Jim feel about this after seeing her Cabo trip? Viewers would love to know what simon thinks of her behavior!

You go girl
You go girl

Alexis,

I want to commend you on you multi-tasking. Raising three small children, taking care of a husband, doing a reality series and starting your own clothing line is admirable! You are a very attractive woman and it will always be haters out there to try to bring you down. Keep doing what you're doing and be yourself. No matter what anyone does someone some where will always have something negative to say. (You can't please the world)! A lot of these ladies WISH they were in your shoes! I truly love you and Gretchen because you both are being yourselves and not trying to change to please whoever has something to say about you two. You both are still young and attractive women and I think you should keep doing what you're doing. By the way, it's so obvious that Tamara and Vicki are undeniably jealous of you and Gretchen both!!

chesley
chesley

Alexis,

Do you support the family financially? I seem to remember that from last season or news. That would be quite the contradiction!

Good luck. I like you and your children lots.

Mami 2
Mami 2

Waiting for those maxi dresses in all sizes! Looking forward to doing all I can to support you and women of all sizes looking and feeling beautiful!

pasadena girl
pasadena girl

I'm on your ship. I am a mother of 4 whom never ever had a nanny. I am 45 years old and my children range from 23,22,20 and 16 year. They went everywhere that I went grocery stores, post office, cleaners; they were my sidekick. No help at ALL!! We also took our children out to dinners with us from the time they were born. I think this helped them get an understanding of how to behave. I stayed home until they went to school then went out into the world to work. It is great seeing you grow this season......just remember there are always going to be haters in life, ie....Vicki, Tamara and it seems to be Peggy , too. Just keep on strutin' your stuff and sayin' your prayers.

walrusjmr
walrusjmr

100% agreement. my husband and I are a partnership. these are his kids too. I'm a christian & I don't remember anywhere in the bible about my husband being equal to god & my kids come last after my hubby and shopping

Viewer2+4
Viewer2+4

I'm a Housewife of four kids and the two younger ones are twins, I laugh at how you say its so hard raising twins and for Me it has been the easiest out of all My kids. The twins have never been hard the hard part was My 3 year old when they were born. My twins are now 7 and raising them with the other 2 kids have been the best, I don't have the money that you have but if I did it would be even better. I am a TRUE Housewife from a middle class family and very proud of it!

PJC
PJC

Everyone defines marriage in their own terms.Mine is a partnership, yours is a dictatorship. It is actually painful for me to watch your spouse treat you with what I view as disrespect in addition to abdicating his parental responsibilities of parenting his children. To have you justify his behavior by quoting the Bible is very interesting. I hope you truly are as happy as you claim to be..and if it it works for you I can respect that. I however feel I am equal to my spouse and his being born male does not make him any kind of authority over me...and his ego is strong enough to be OK with that!

California lady
California lady

I agree completely. If she has the passion for it and chooses to spend her own money to fulfill her dream, it's nobody's business. There have been plenty of people in every industry who did not start at the bottom and work their way up. There isn't just one path to success, so if you have a relative who went to school and studied for years, good for them, but that doesn't mean that their path is the only correct path. It's what worked for them, and if they had at their fingertips the money Alexis has at her disposal, I'm sure their path would have been a little different. Alexis clearly has good taste, and if she chooses to hire a designer/ seamstress to bring her ideas to life, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

HousewifeHYSTERIA
HousewifeHYSTERIA

I admire Alexis for openly putting her faith on an otherwise more commercial TV show. It is not the popular route. I am not one who reads the Bible, nor do I practice her faith, but I think she is AMAZING FOR HAVING THE CONFIDENCE TO LIVE HER LIFE OUT THERE FOR ALL TO SEE...agree or not agree, she handles herself in a dignified and happy manner. That is a brave and confident woman.

Ms. Weedon
Ms. Weedon

Some of your comments are like wowww...I was kind of on your side last season but I don't know about this one...

Miles1101
Miles1101

Thank you sooo much for not backing down to Vicki or acting phoney with her. She thinks she can say and do what ever she wants and eventually the others forgive or forget. She needs to appologize for once in her life and if anyone deserves that applogy...you do.

pamelina11
pamelina11

Alexis, you are definately one of the more "behaved" housewives. I like the fact that you have religion in your life, however I have a question. how do you feel or address the issue about God stating rich people will have difficulty getting into Heaven, and one the the ten commandments is thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife. Which in part one of the seven deadly sins is lust. Do you know it's a sin to dress so that other men lust after you? I'm not judging, I'm just asking your thoughts on the topics.

afroden
afroden

I just wanted to say that I am mom of twins, they are 6 1/2 and a I also have a 5 year old. They are all only 19 months apart. I honestly do NOT think it is hard. I also did everything myself, no nannies, just my husband and me. I wish the best to you and your family and I will say it gets easier once they are in school!

SDHousewife&Mom
SDHousewife&Mom

Well said...you work from the BOTTOM on up just like any other successful professional who KNOWS their industry inside and out. Also, for Alexis to say that the line would be gone if it got in the way of her family, according to Jim who funded the line, that tells me that she really doesn't have a true understanding of what running a business entails, namely all of the work involved with a start-up. It's fine to have a dream and want to get it going, but seriously, take some classes and learn the business first just like any other SMART business person would do!

ViewerLJinCali
ViewerLJinCali

I'm really not a fan of any of the housewives in any of the franchises, I watch out of morbid curiosity, and I do find it odd that I'm jumping to Alexis' defense. But, there is no reason Alexis can't call herself a dress designer. You most certainly CAN create a design and have someone do the mechanics. So what? She has the money, she knows what she likes and what she wants to see. Why be so offended that she didn't go to school for YEARS to do this? It's not like she marketing herself as seamstress who doesn't know how to sew. She is designing. There are no exams she has to pass to call herself a designer. It doesn't take anything away from those who have studied and know how to draw, pattern make or use a needle and thread. If she can convey her ideas and they manifest, then great, good for her. What's the big deal?

California lady
California lady

Alexis,

I owe you an apology. Last year I was incredibly annoyed by you, and this year you are my absolute favorite - out of every housewives franchise! I like that you have morals & you speak your mind in a classy non-confrotational way. You don't talk behind others back and you seem extremely confident. I think this is what I found off putting initially, but I now see that it is pure confidence not arrogance. Keep being yourself.

church lady
church lady

I go to a church that is conservative but fashionable. Do u have any dress designs that would be appropriate for Sunday school. I'm thirty years old with a five year old son and an amazing husband that i want to look classy but hot for. Thank u.

sleek
sleek

My husband and i have similar lifestyles...Except for all the $$$ ya'll have...Just the love and the work for mommy..LOL!:> Like you I do all the packing and unpacking everywhere we go, usually I do all the making of the plans. I LOVE going and coming between our lake house but wheh...lots of work!! My husband puts me in my place sometimes to..thank GOD...or no telling how I would act..LOL Love you on the show can't wait to see your line I just hope I can afford it..I wish Lynn would have sales on those cuffs!!!LOL Think of your viewers when your doing your pricing and please have some SALES!!

annah H
annah H

Thankyou!! My thoughts exactly!! My niece is breaking her back in a fashion house, and let me tell u, she had to study hard and learn fashion history, textiles, business and all that entails!! She did not wake up and have a person sew patterns together and call herself a courture designer! Alexis you need to get over yourself. Please.

Georgia Peach
Georgia Peach

Congrats on following your dream. I have no doubt it will be successful.

DiandraMartin
DiandraMartin

I have to agree with Tamra regarding your sudden 'realization' that you are a fashion designer. People, like my sister, go to school and study hard for YEARS to do this. You can't just wake up one day and call yourself a designer. You're taking advantage of your unique situation to go to the front of the line ahead of others who have been waiting and working for years. It is more than a little annoying...

Kara32
Kara32

The one thing I have to say about Alexis is that over all she does keep it classy! You really don't talk a lot of trash about others and that is hard to not do! I really admire and respect you about that! Always keeping it real and staying out of the drama!!!

amanda31
amanda31

Alexis, You're inspiring to me. I am currently working on a nursing degree (which I strongly felt God called me to) and I have had a lot of judgment that I can't do it. I actually started to believe it myself, but I kept pursuing it. I am currently still working on it because I know what God wants and no one else does. Congrats! I wish you all the success in your life!

amanda31
amanda31

Thank you for posting that. It's a very wise and completely appropriate comment.

NewMexicoMaria
NewMexicoMaria

I love reading your blogs! You're so honest and it reads exactly like how you talk.

Good for you for staring your dress line! If you can do something that (1) you can do around your mommy/wifey schedule, (2) you enjoy and (3) feeds your creativity...go for it!!!

Shelly S
Shelly S

ALEXIS, the only reason you get negative comments is because you dared to say you believe in GOD.......so sad. These people don't understand the BIBLE and what it teaches us. Christians are not perfect and they don't profess to be. We struggle too!!! Keep on keeping on and good luck with the clothing line!!

Allison56
Allison56

Whats with all the posters saying at least Alexis isn't "afraid to admit she's a Christian", that is laughable! How many people in the this country "admit" their a christian then go on to say horrible things about othes. You don't need to be a christian to have good values and morals or if you are, constantly remind us!

Crystal P.
Crystal P.

Right on Alexis…when you made the comment about Vicki spasing out over her salad I totally thought, “Really, this is so appropriate” and then you mentioned about what she said in the past about you. It seems that Vicki is perfect and can do whatever she feels like…it is all about Vicki and she isn’t a very nice person. Insurance is SO important, right? And it is funny because I have get my husband sucked into these shows, and he had the same reaction to Tamra saying, “You don’t just wake up one day and say, ‘I want to be a designer’…he said “yes you do”. LOL You do what if that is really your dream, and you are obviously in that position to take that step. Unfortunately, it looks like Tamra is lost and needs a little bit of God in her life…just saying. Good luck on your line and I’m excited to see it!

Sharon M. M.
Sharon M. M.

I really like you Alexis, but I think it would do Jim good if he could take a few pointers from Peggy's husband on how to share parental responsibilities equally. Even though he works and she is a stay-at-home mommy, he still seems to spend a lot of time with their children. He seems very considerate and knows that being a mother is way harder than any full time job in the workforce could ever be! Jim seems to feel that because he works, you should do everything for the children and that's so unfair. I also think that he could have made room for cute little James to ride with him for 2 hours going to San Diego.

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

I wish you much success in your Alexis Couture dress line. Don't let any of the housewives negative comments deter you from being YOU....and from venturing out into what hopefully will be a successful clothing line. You deserve success as much as ANY OTHER HOUSEWIFE!!

chappy08
chappy08

You just stated it here, why can't she state it on the show?

You go Alexis...great mom and proud of your faith!!

LeslieK01
LeslieK01

Alexis,

I can understand you being upset with Tamara this season but you keep bringing up the Vicki "stuff" from last season. You have so much going on that is positive this season. Here is my advice - build a bridge and get over it.

I can't wait to see the dress line and wish you much success!!

MelG
MelG

Girl....17 years ago I had identical twin girls.......yes it is difficult but I must say I never let my little ones run around in the store. I chose to put them in a stroller from day one & kept them in a stroller until they were about 3 yrs old & able to behave. That worked for me....you have to find what works for you. Mine now drive (god help me!) but they are the joy of my life (along with their younger brother) and being a mom of twins is SPECIAL!! ;-)

mrs belanger
mrs belanger

I didn't care for you last year, and it had nothing to do with your values. I felt you were a bit spoiled, and a bit unreasonable, particularly where Vicki is concerned. I really wish you would bury the hatchet with her....both of you treated each other with contempt. I really would like to see you and Vicki as friends. She has a lot to offer you, and you, her.

On the other hand, I wouldn't waste my time with Tamra.

motherof3girls
motherof3girls

Alexis, You are an inspiration to all mothers who love their families and have family values.

You have never stooped to the nasty behavior of Tamra and Vicki. I love how you see that and rise above it.

You never let it get you down, that is so inspirational. You focus on the positive and your blessings. I try to be like that more and more so thank you for setting a beautiful example of a classy lady who loves her family.

You are the only reason I watch the show. God bless.

janette00001
janette00001

Just one thing Alexis...as a sales person ALL of us do mind that your kids are crawling under the clothing racks! Sorry...can be dangerous...can damage clothing...and other shoppers definately do not appreciate it!

Georgia Peach
Georgia Peach

Alexis, I applaud you on following your dreams of becoming a fashion designer. It takes a very special person with skills and personality to design a clothing line for all types of women. But I encourage you to sit in on some classes at a fashion institute to get some knowledge and business skills while presuming your chosen profession. Don't be like Sheree or Lisa on the RHOA who had someone to design their clothes and didin't achknowledge the designer nor seamtress. Peace, Georgia Peach

Elayna
Elayna

I like the fact that you are putting out a line of dresses. GOOD LUCK! You are always pretty, have a high taste level and are well put together, whether you are going to the gym or someplace fancier. You could be a good inspiration to many!! GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK

Don1958
Don1958

Alexis, good luck with your clothing line. My wife is a 2X (50" bust), so PLEASE keep the bigger girls in mind as they too, love to wear great fashions.

Stay as sweet as you are and don't become a bitch like Gretchen.