Cast Blog: #RHOC

Jerry Springer Gone Wrong

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

Jerry Springer Gone Wrong

Alexis dishes on the party and Peggy's behavior.

This episode was Jerry Springer gone wrong! It was very interesting to finally see what happened the day of Vicki's party, since on the actual day of the party I didn't see anything that occurred.

It's obvious Vicki is devastated from losing her marriage. No one wants to be divorced. It's heartbreaking in every aspect, and I wish Vicki and Donn find true happiness again and remain friends throughout this difficult time.

Dylan and I always have a blast getting ready for parties. He is such a nice and funny guy! Dylan doesn't ever say a mean thing about anyone, nor does he have any enemies, so it's sad that he got a bad rap on a few of these episodes. None of the other women even know him, so it ticks me off that they talk badly about him. All I know is that Dylan and I laugh 24/7 when we are together. He is so talented with makeup and photography! To contact him for either of those, you can email him at Since Jim didn't want to go to Vicki's party, I took Dylan along with four of my great girlfriends.

Jim decided not to attend the party, because he didn't want the drama. After I came home crying from Peggy's party, it confirmed for him that he didn't want to be around that group. And why should he? The only things any of them have said about him all year have been gross, mean, evil, and untrue. I think Jim had every right to not want to go, especially after watching the entire year play out.

I made the comment about liberal America, because I was asked why I thought so many people find my marriage so controversial, and that is why -- because I think America is going through a liberal movement, and the older, more traditional marriage values are becoming something of the past. Jim and I are one couple who still favor a more traditional marriage rather than a liberal marriage, and because we do, it makes my marriage an interesting conversation topic. However just because we have a more traditional marriage does not mean I do not make my own decisions. As you can see just in this one episode, I chose to wear the dress I wanted, not the dress that was Jim's first choice. I chose to go to the party without Jim, not stay home with him. So anyone thinking Jim bosses me around or that Jim is controlling can obviously see that that is not true. It's important to grow together in our marriage, we want each other to be our own persons, make our own decisions, and be true to who we are. With that said, I run my household with the structure that Jim is the final decision maker in our home. Are there times I put my foot down and make a final decision? Absolutely. Are there times we butt heads? Absolutely. However, the way our home operates works the best for us. I don't judge other people's marriage, so don't judge mine. To each their own, that's the way it should be.

Peggy says it doesn't surprise her that Jim's not coming. Jim will be Jim and he doesn't care if he hurts other people. He just does what he wants to do. The truth of the matter is that if I would have asked Jim to come with me, he definitely would have come. But why on earth would I ask him to go somewhere he really doesn't want to go? I personally didn't care if Jim came or not. I would have loved him to be there with me, but I also knew I would have so much fun with the group of girls I was taking, so why put him in an uncomfortable environment when it wasn't necessary?

When I arrived at Vicki's house, it was completely breathtaking. She had brought in fall leaves and scattered them all over. There were pumpkins everywhere. How convenient that my dress matched the setting! I love that dress! It's from Alexis Couture, and I named it "Paparazzi Love It," because it's bright orange and as you turn around to wave goodbye to the paparazzi, they see that it's backless! It's available on my website for purchase at Vicki did an amazing job with her party, and now after seeing how emotionally and mentally drained she was, it's pretty impressive that she pulled the party off at all. I felt it was important for all five of us to go up and get Vicki and bring her down to her party. Although Vicki and I are not best friends, I still wanted to let her know I support her and I was there for her. It's kind of like a sisterhood thing. We may not all see eye to eye, but I don't want to see any of the other women sad or hurting.

Peggy and I are an entirely other topic. Where to begin, where to end. It's so exhausting and so sad. I don't feel like our friendship can recover from all that has happened this year. Peggy has changed so much from the moment she came around this group of women. From day one, every time we filmed she constantly found something to be mad at me about, she attacked me, she insinuated things. She never was herself. She acted like she had an ulterior motive. I felt like she was looking for a reason for us to not be friends anymore. Perhaps it's the Tamra/Gretchen thing, like since Peggy was so close to Tamra, she couldn't be friends with me anymore since I'm so close with Gretchen. I don't know, none of it makes sense. I just can't take a four year friendship with someone and kiss it goodbye without being a little upset about it.

After watching this entire season, I think every time I would "one up" Peggy it was me subconsciously mourning the death of our friendship. Maybe some of it was subconscious leftovers of the fact that I didn't find out until a few months before filming that she dated my husband fifteen years ago. She kept that secret from me for four years! It's not even a big deal, who cares if they dated? I dated people in the past too, Jim and I were both married once before. I'm definitely not trying to compete with Peggy, but it is apparent that some of my comments were unlike me and had some hurt behind them. I think all of that combined with the fact that Peggy has acted so differently is what comes across in my comments to Peggy. A perfect example is when Peggy gets upset about the lip comment I made in San Antonio. Are you kidding? Peggy intentionally gets her lips injected, so why would she feel insulted by me stating her lips are bigger than mine? If someone intentionally makes her lips bigger, wouldn't it be a compliment if someone thinks you have big lips? Honestly I didn't even remember saying it when Peggy confronted me, so it's not like I was trying to hurt her feelings. I think Peggy has great lips, and I love my lips, so end of conversation.

Next we see Peggy go over to Jeana. Why would Peggy stick her nose in the middle of Tamra and Jeana's situation? That is exactly how I'd feel every time I'd film with Peggy, like she was looking for camera time, like she was looking for some drama to cause or to be in the middle of. Just like the lip comment, just like at the beginning of Vicki's party when Peggy is running around loud and crazy to everyone claiming we are not to mention Donn's name during the entire party.

Tamra throwing wine on Jeana is absolutely gross. But what's new? I didn't expect anything less. Tamra tells Gretchen and I that the reason she threw the wine on Jeana was because Jeana pushed Tamra. That was an outright lie. Jeana never laid a finger on Tamra. I don't think Jeana would ever stoop to that level. Jeana shouldn't be out in the press talking about Tamra, but Tamra has no room to talk about that matter, because she is the queen of talking about people. And Jeana certainly wouldn't attack Tamra aggressively.

I think the moral of the story here is that there will never be a drama free party when you get the five of us girls together! At least there were no broken bones and no police involved! Ha!

This was a very interesting and action filled year to say the least. Thank you to all of you who have purchased one of my dresses! I hope you love them as much as I do! My black "Braid" maxi has done exceptionally well, and I have two new summer colors coming out this week! You can visit my website regularly to see new additions to Alexis Casual and Alexis Couture or to purchase any of my current line at My hat line has also launched. The second hat, the "Truth" hat, is perfect for summertime! There are a lot of exciting new items coming over the summer so follow me on Twitter @alexisbellino or Facebook at Alexis Bellino Verified Profile for frequent updates! Also I receive several inquiries a month about the monogram necklace Jim got me last year, and you can visit to order your own!

I just want to say thank you to all of you who have supported me knowing that there isn't enough time to tell the entire story.

Love you all,


Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Lizzie thinks Tamra's comments about her children were meant to deflect from her own problems.

Happy Labor Day!!! I am going to make this blog short and sweet. It’s a holiday and I am going to be spending the day with family in Newport wearing a Sun Kitten and a smile. I hope you all are having a great holiday weekend.

To be honest, the second half of the Reunion was hard to watch. I think it got too ugly. I am not going to insult any of your intelligence in explaining this episode. We all know that misery loves company, and "projection" is as easy to spot as a $2 dollar bill. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that everything miserable that comes out of Tamra's mouth is a direct reflection of what is going on in her life. In my opinion, children are off limits. It's quite apparent that Tamra does not fight fair and when all else fails she will throw your kids, marriage, and even your body under the bus in an attempt to hurt you. We filmed the reunion for over 10 hours and after listening to so much ugliness my heart just couldn't take it anymore.

I do not regret telling Shannon all the things that Tamra said about her. Everything I shared with Shannon was something that happened and was said on camera. I didn't take anything and create unnecessary drama. I would do it again in a heartbeat and I would think my friends would do the same for me. I simply did not know the truth about Tamra. Danielle told me all the things Tamra said about me. That is why after my birthday I was so hurt by her. It's hard for viewers to understand because these things weren't in the show. She could have called me and said she wasn't coming. I called her after sitting on the bus for over an hour. The next day she made fun of me to Danielle, in addition to asking plenty of questions looking for negative details regarding my party.

On that one-year free membership to Cut Fitness: Let's delve into this shall we? I was the one that contacted Tamra days after my party. She did not contact me to give me present. I had invited Tamra, Eddie, Danielle, Joe, Heather, and Terry to the Kentucky Derby and Tamra was the only person that had not sent in the RSVP. It was past the deadline and it was getting borderline rude at this point. Tamra, in fact, was making fun of the Kentucky Derby and the charity event that would be hosting us to Danielle. So, I reached out to Tamra regarding the Kentucky Derby and she texted me back saying, "I want to give you a free membership to CUT for your birthday." Tamra knows I am already a member to a sports club and that was the last I heard of this "free membership." I never received any kind of certificate or card for membership. I suppose she thought I would have the gall to show up and say, "I got a text message from Tamra for a free membership!" It's almost laughable. Needless to say, I don't go to her gym and she didn't attend the Kentucky Derby with me.

There is nothing else to say regarding the Shag, Marry, Kill game that I haven't already discussed in great length in any of my previous blogs. I said the word "marry" and that's that. Tamra even glared at me on the way out of the Valentine's Party and repeated it. "Marry you?" Tamra has said multiple times she couldn't even remember because she drank too much and there are even text messages where she says it too. Her story changes continually, like the words that come out both sides of her mouth.

During the Reunion, Tamra said many more hurtful things that you didn't see. She went on to talk about my son Preston and my marriage. We all remember the episode in the park where Preston hit me on the head with his elephant. He was asleep in the car and he had a mini temper tantrum. He was three -- it happens. I would assume most mothers have had it happen at some point. In addition, my husband and I got in a fight on my birthday. I feel awful about it, yet it made us closer. I just wanted what every woman wants -- to feel special because of her man. I am a big time believer in learning from your mistakes and that won't ever happen again. However none of those incidents had anything to do with Tamra. But on her quest to hurt everyone, she managed to drag in some irrelevant topics. I know it's all to deflect from what's going on in her life and to make someone else look bad. . .but it does hurt nonetheless. My babies and my marriage are my life so I guess her goal was to attack the things closest to my heart because she can't fight fair.

I hope you enjoyed this season and I hope you had a fabulous summer!!! The fall is my absolute favorite time of year, so I say bring on football and cooler weather.

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