I hope everyone had a wonderful, fun, relaxing Easter! The other night I was organizing the kid's baskets and candy and consumed 22 pieces of candy. Darn that Easter Bunny! I think their candy may have to accidentally end up in the trash can so mommy doesn't get a tummy ache again!
This episode, Tamra is worrying about Vicki, but I can't tell if Tamra's concern for Vicki's boyfriend, Brooks, is sincere. I can understand someone caring for the best interest of their friend, however, I do not understand handling it in a manner that would hurt or offend your friend. At the end of the day, it's really none of our business who Vicki dates or falls in love with. I have met Brooks on many occasions, and he does say all the right things, but I've also seen him and Vicki bicker like any normal couple. We can all sit around and pick apart each other's boyfriends/girlfriends, but I truly believe that you should not offer your opinion where you are not asked.
If Tamra is truly concerned for Vicki's relationship, she should sit her down, A-L-O-N-E, and give Vicki her points of concern. And then once she has done that, if Vicki is not receptive, guess what? You should butt out! Vicki is a big girl and very intelligent, and Vicki will come to the conclusion on her own if what Tamra is saying is true. Vicki is vulnerable and newly divorced, which sounds exactly like Tamra when she met Eddie. I'm just happy Vicki is happy because if Vicki's happy...EVERYONE's happy! LOL!
Alexis is a grown woman. Whether Jim likes it or not, it's her life and her decision. Jim needs to trust Alexis' judgement. Jim needs to know his place, he is her husband, not her father. He can't tell her what to do no more than she can tell him what to do. Alexis should have told Jim, "I will pray. But I will make the decision that I think is best." At the end of the day, Alexis doesn't need Jim to approve her choices, but he does need to be supportive and respectful. If Jim can't do that, then Alexis needs to re-evaluate her marriage. GOD bless.
I was surprised at how Alexis didn't say anything in regards to Jim's sexist comments in regards to her clothes line and Fox 5 job. If I were her, well.....I would have said a mouthful!!!! "My children"? I would have responded, "And who am I? The nanny? The surrogate? There as much my children as they are yours." Jim has had it easy, Alexis stayed home and took care of the cooking, cleaning, and child rearing. Now, that has changed and Jim isn't happy. She wanted to do something for herself. She wanted to give herself an outlet. Jim should be proud of his wife and how she's able to balance the career, the family, and the home. Sometimes a husband needs to help out and give the wife a break. I am almost positive that Jesus didn't die on the cross for women to be bossed around and to waste the gifts He has given us. Jim seems to be intimidated by Alexis' success. Alexis should have said this to Jim, "My career is important to me, so, you're gonna have to deal with it." GOD bless!
Great Blog! Kudos for not responding to Gretchens comments in her blog about ur friendship. u r better off without her as a friend! Let her kiss Tamaras back stabbing butte'. Its also better not to give Heather any of ur time also. Congrats on GH, how exciting for u! So happy things are going well for u. When u do good in life, good things come back!
On the full-a-crap meter Jim being supportive hits a 10. Stop trying to undo what we watched on the episode Alexis. And please Jimbo enough with the one body one flesh. It's marriage not a frickin crucifiction.
Alexis and Spinelli are character names, Maurice is the actor's name. The underhanded comment about friends visiting in the hospital is so immature and ugly. Neither my husband nor any of my other best friends would talk to me the way that Jim spoke to you. I find it hard to even watch you...
Alexis, did it not bother you when Jim said "his children" ... sorry but it seems like your his slave and its his world and your just living in it. I think it is great that you are venturing off and establishing a business side of you, the news clips of you seem a little rocky... but whose to say I could do any better? so kudos for you!!!! You got mad at Peggy for asking where Jim was during the dinner party...when she already knew he wasnt coming, but you made it seem like Gretchen was being a bad friend for not coming to see you when YOU told HER you were not up for company at the moment.. kinda hypocritical if you ask me.
I have never been a big fan. I have also never been a fan of someone uses religion to stand behind their actions. It is almost as if you are trying too hard to show the viewer you have the perfect life, marriage etc. You first need to be real with yourself before you can be real with the rest of the world.
Wow Alexis you really are in denial about your husband. He is a control freak and totally full of himself. I know you did not ask, but my advice is run, run very fast and very far away from that man! Then again maybe he is trying to save you some embarassment in regard to your "anchor person" position at Fox 5. Sorry to say, but I doubt you have a future on television, you are just not good at it.
Gosh you are so annoying lol the day u realize you are not all that you will be much happier and people around you also!
Alexis, I think you are a beautiful woman and really the only problem I ever seem to have with you is when you comment on how hard it is to work and be a Mom and wife. Do you know how many of us are wives, mothers, and work, and do it all without an assistant, Nanny, or housecleaner. For many of us, it is called life and we do it all without help.
Great asset to the show! Jim is right your many adventures are coming between your family. Do way with the anchor job does not befit you. Keep the dressline definitely then you be there with your children in the morning.
How in the world did you get on channel 5? I have no idea!! You would not let the experts get a word in!! Are you that narcissistic that you think you know better then the experts. It is obvious that Fox is not into hiring professionals!! I won't be watching!!
Alexis, I love you girl but sometimes it is down right PAINFUL to watch you on the news. You make a wonderful designer and mother...i'd let the news thing go.
Alexis, I have written before so I am sure you know I am not a fan. That said, the reason I am writing is because I found a few errors in your blog. First, you spelled Correspondent wrong (you put only 1 "r"). Second, when you use the word "neither" you usually follow it up with "nor" (you put "or"). Third, you said Jim is 100% Honest with you. What happened with the Peggy situation? Or did you forget that? That shows that he is not 100% Honest! Lastly, you said that "Sarah looked like she is trying to start a fight with Vicki," (it should be "Sarah looked like she was trying to start a fight with Vicki." I went to 12 years of Catholic school so grammar,spelling and penmanship were always very important. There are so many times I have read these blogs and people just do not know how to differentiate between the words "there" and "their." I would think that if you work for Fox 5 News, you would know how to spell. And if you are interviewing someone it helps if you get the person's name right! I know that nobody is perfect (only God) but come on watch that grammar!!! I'll most likely write tomorrow, God willing in respect to last night's episode.
Serious question: Arent you mad that Gretchen didnt visit you when you got out of the hospital for your surgery??
Hi Alexis...don't take the mean critics seriously...people can be so hurtful for no good reason. Anyway I just wanted to say that I applaud your desire to fulfill your role as a Christian wife. You are a smart educated woman and I wanted to suggest that the idea that the husband is the leader in the home is a Christian cultural practice, nowhere in the scripture is this mandated. The scripture has been interpreted from a very patriarchal perspective. Do the research for yourself. Visit Gods Word to Women on facebook, read Katherine Kroegers book on 1Timothy and a host of other sources...."What Paul Really Said" can be purchased on Amazon. I see you making strides to be yourself and please your husband and be a good mate and think you deserve it all. Don't lose yourself because you may not know the real truth about the scripture. Just saying. Blessings!
Your comments in your blog regarding your husband's opinion about your career don't seem to correlate to what the viewers saw in last nights episode. It was really difficult to watch him tell you that your role was being in the home and that you should quit your one day a week job that you obviously love. I'm happy to hear your continuing your news correspondent job and now acting. Stay true to yourself and don't let your old fashioned husband hold you back!
Alex What is up with you? Honestly, you have something terribly wrong... Get Help... Geeeeeeeeeeeez Shannon
Loved your blog Alexis and your quote...Heather does need kindness...she is the dumb one. She needs to watch her words. I am sure cooks want to spit in her food when she orders out for her family after she trashed all the restaurants in her area. Terry isn't someone I would want as a Doctor...he talks trash and I would be afraid of what he says about his patients. Dare I say Mansion trash? : ) She isn't all that...a house and money does not make a person nice or better than others. Enjoy your blessings of family, friends and work...don't let the haters in your head!
Hang in there Alexis! It's silly how Tamara, and now Heather, are jabbing you about your surgery, why are they so stuck on that, it just makes them look "dumb"!! I'm glad you are finding what makes you happy, balancing everything is difficult but worth it and you'll figure that out! Most of these women are just bit@#ing about everything and they look like ungrateful, stuck-up women. You keep your good attitude and ignore these useless women.
Alexis, it's heartbreaking to watch you doubt yourself. You look often to the wrong people for approval & validation, find it within & follow your passions. It's insulting that Jim uses God to manipulate you. Keep the faith, enlighten Jim to lose the chauvinistic attitude!
Tamra is right on the money, something is not right about.. Vicki should keep an eye on him, I feel he has a mean streak hiding down inside and not to deep...vs
While watching you and Jim at dinner it occurred to me that he is very controlling and trying to justify it by calling upon God. The look on his face said it all..YOU ARE BECOMING TOO SUCCESSFUL!!!! He isn't on the show much and he can't stand it that you have three jobs and probably don't need his income to take care of your four children. He should be happy that you are happy but no, he wants you under his thumb at home "raising HIS children". I think you should pray, the two of you and your Pastor. Jim has his own idea of "the two of you becoming one flesh"...it means him making the decisions and you going along with it. When you didn't have a job he was o.k. Because he controlled everything but now hat you have three jobs he feels threatened. Don't get me wrong, in a family someone ultimately has to make the family decision, however that decision has to be reached by boh partners.
I pray that you will both truly seek the Lord before making any decisions.
I love you and am rooting for you but, you never explained why your husband said you may need to quit your job. We heard it and I really wanted you to address it. I am on your side, so please do not think I am being rude or intrusive. I am just confused because you say one thing, then the show says something else.
Alexis...I like you and Gretchen the best! I cant not stand Tamer'a two face, nor Heather's condescending personality! Your actually smart...I think Bravo portrays you dumb...enjoy watching you : )
Alexis, if JIm is 100 percent supportive of your career, then why is he wanting you to quit your news segment? I truly believe you did have breathing issues...with what they pulled out of your nose? But even if that weren't the case, who cares if you had your nose fixed. I would be bragging about it...how is that any different than a boob job?
What can I say, but good luck to you. Your husband is a real jerk and you can try to talk it out to yourself but nobody else is buying it. I like you and I think you are trying so hard to make the best of this and I just hope HE steps up and really does the right thing..even though I think he has lost his $$$$. but that is ok, you both can grow stronger from that. Your husband just needs to step up and say you are doing a great job, trying to hold all of this together.. Wonder if he will do that..mmmmmmm.
Alexis....I hope you start getting to work an hour earlier and studying your notes and being alittle more personable with the people you work with by first learning their names...I mean you do know Andy Cohen name...what was so hard to learn your pregnant co-worker name? Please give your guest a chance to talk....you talked over them and you did not make any sense when doing so...You are a beautiful woman but you really need to work on intellligent conversations...Good luck on your fox job but if you dont take your job seriously Im afraid you will lose the fox job...Your nose looks great!
Your 100% supportive husband threw your coat on the floor at a restaurant. You would be wise to have as much income of your own as possible. He treats you like a doormat and you think he treats you like a queen. It would be sad if you weren't so arrogant.
Can someone please tell Alexis she is making a totally fool of herself...She needs to go back to being a housewife and give up TV! Okay were the guest suppose to speak on the topic? Can someone tell her to shut up!!!
Alexis, you continue to just mind boggle me with your outlook on marriage, friendship, etc. You cannot see what a egotistical husband you have, he is constantly giving us viewers more and more reasons to fast forward when you or your husband are on the screen.
Bravo never picks my posts, but I'll try again....
Alexis, I say this with love. You need to get into a film and television class. You need it. Badly. As a professional actor in NYC I can tell you, we in the entertainment industry are ALWAYS in a class for something. You always need to improve and get better. It is so uncomfortable to watch you do your Fox segments, that I walk away from the tv. If you REALLY want to do it as a career, you owe it to yourself, your viewers, and your job to be better at it. If you have taken a class, find another one or stay in it. I hope you take my advice.
Alexis, So happy your surgery went well ! Now you can enjoy your Family Get A Way. I know it will be a fun time and for sure relaxing. Enjoy and have fun :) Hugs xo
Are you fricking kidding me....your husband TELLS you to quit your tv job because you are "changing the terms of the agreement" , "being one flesh, wives stay home". He even has the nerve to tell you he "LETS you get overwhelmed" . Aren't you in control of your life? Accordingto him "your fox 5 commitment is at a crossroads"....did you know this before this dinner, or did he just blindside you? Remember "you have only so much time in a day to raise HIS children, you need to say no to some things". How about you say no to him. When his business needed the money he was all up for you to work at anything and everything so it did not affect HIS lifestyle, but now you are getting fame from this show and fox 5...too much for this "man" to have his wife over shadow him....what an axx you married and you didn't even any of this on your blog......
Alexis, I was happy when you said watching yourself on Fox 5 was enlightening but then it turned to disappointment when you failed to address the fact that you did not allow the panel of experts on the subject to speak. Why didn't you acknowledge that shortcoming? I'd like to know if your boss or any mentor you might have in the broadcasting field gave you any honest feedback on yohat segment. That interview must have left the panel feeling left out of their own interview because you didn't even let them speak!
Compromise and adaptability for both you and your husband will be the key to a successful marriage. I do hope he'll encourage your success and not be threaten by it as it seemed on this past episode.
Alexis, I have a newborn baby. Some of my friends visited me in the hospital the day after she was born. Some of my friends waited a few days and came by the house to see us. I don't think less of any of my friends who for whatever the reason came to visit after we were home instead of in the hospital. That is just petty and no way to measure a friendship. Please grow up and stop being childish about your friendship with Gretchen. The world doesn't revolve around you. It was nice of her to come visit you at all.
I hope you gain the courage to speak up and stand your ground with your husband. You started out your dinner conversation with the comment of how happy you were with your current career, and as soon as you mentioned how he stepped up at home in ways he hadn't before, his face changed. He definitely seems to fear you becoming independent, like if you're his equal financially he won't be sure that you won't leave him. If you like your career, don't cave. Notice how Jim mentioned raising "my" kids, not "our" kids? It is all about him, and what he "lets" you do. Please watch this again and see the word choices and the facial expressions. It was obvious that you were angry. Please finally just say it, admit it. His comment about praying made me sick. I'm a Christian and I believe in marriage being a "one flesh" relationship, but he is using your faith to bully and manipulate you. Please wake up and quit defending him.
mmmhmmmm "that's what friends do" be careful, dear Alexis, that you don't spend so much time monitoring G and T's friendship and weighing the time spent with you against what she spends with T - or you'll find yourself short a friend. I can almost guarantee it...
when you and jim had dinner and he asked if he could take your coat and you said sure,and he threw it on the floor ,did you not find that disrespectful to you? wow he would have not only been eating alone he would be living else where,had that been my husband.
you better get some plastic alright,AND CHARGE IT ALL TO JIM ON YOUR WAY OUT THE DOOR.YOU ARE NO ANCHOR WOMEN THATS FOR SURE BUT HIM SAYING YOU NEED TO STAY HOME AND BE A MOM AND A WIFE IS JUST TO CONTROLING FOR MY LIKING.GOOD LUCK YOUR MARRIAGE IS IN TROUBLE AND YOU DONT EVEN GET IT.
Gretchen is not your friend. She's always making remarks about you being stupid. Let her go! Until she knows how to stand beside you as you have for her, you really dont need this type of "friend".
You have no life unless Jim says so. You really need to put your foot down girl. Your show means a lot to you and if your husband wasn't so self absorbed he'd see that and make it happen for you by watching his children and carrying to load at the house for you. I cant believe this man. It's truly disgusting to watch him.
The show really needs to not edit the way they do. It tends to make you look "dumb" and I really don't like how some of the other cast always say that. Not cool!!! Different people make the world go round. Beautiful on the inside is more important than the outside. Keep being beautiful Alexis! You go girl!!
Alexis my marriage was very similar to yours or so I thought. My role is wife than mommy in the house and my hubby works his butt off outside the house. I cook, clean, clean butts (lol) and do it all minus taking out the trash. My parents were married 37 years before my mom died and she did the same thing I do now. I will always defend it since behind close doors no one knows what goes on and friends have said my hubby is spoiled and they are 100% right but it works for us. Problem I have is no man tells me what I am to do, no man tells me how to do it and no man would degrade my choices. My husband SUPPORTS me as his equal, treats me as his equal and never dares says what my role is versus what his is. We step up in many ways when need be he is my partner not my owner. Last year I got arthritis in my spine and he needed to step up in all ways and yes it took a little bit of bickering but he did it without a degrading comment of my job is home taking care of HIS children. I always comment how your marriage was the same as mine but Tamara might be right here and Jim actually scared me as a mom and wife for the first time.
Hi Alexis, you are I noticed that Jim threw your coat on the floor or another table. Why did he do that? That wasn't very nice. The converstation you two were having.. Ouch! His children?!?!? Shouldn't it be "our children"?!?! What is that all about. Contract? What contract? Did you sign some agreement that you need to be his slave and do what ever he tells you to do? Girl, you need to set him straight. It is 2012 not 1812.. He needs to take a step back and think before he speaks. If he doesn't.. RUN FOR THE HILLS! You are an excellent mother, wife.. friend eh.. not so much. You do have a tendency to act like a brat and you do have a case of ME-I-TUS. LOL! You go up and beyond for your family, but Jim needs to open his eyes and be respectful to you and your dreams. Lots of luck and love!
Alexis, if you are going to be on a major network soap opera like General Hospital (my fave, btw), PLEASE learn the actors names that you were in the scenes with! You mentioned the "cast members" Maurice and Kelly Monaco which is correct. However, Alexis and Spinelli are the characters names. That is not their real actor names! Nancy Lee Grahn and Bradford Anderson are who you should be thanking. Thanks for the warning about your air date. I will be sure to fast forward through your scene on May 9th....