Alexis Bellino

Alexis discusses her career -- and Gretchen's critique of it -- as well as Heather and Tamra's comments.

on Apr 25, 20120

Vicki shocked me by flying to Vegas and supporting Gretchen! Good job Vicki to put the past behind you and try to move forward. I think it's awesome and shows again how happy Vicki is. Although it's hilarious that she is expecting an apology back from Gretchen! Vicki is a character! She always keeps you chuckling.

I was seriously falling out of my chair laughing at my makeup in Vegas! Oh holy moly! First let me just start by saying that my usual Vegas makeup artist, Rain, was out of town, so I had to hire someone else. I didn't mention my bruises to her when I spoke to her over the phone, and I truly think that when she walked in the room and saw my bruises under my eyes, she freaked out a little. That makeup artist was so sweet and was trying so hard, but bless her heart, by the third layer of foundation I knew we had a serious problem! Honestly if I had gone out for the evening with no makeup on and full bruises exposed, I would have gotten a lesser reaction than with the three-layer fudge look. I simply could not bring myself to hurting her feelings, and I knew the quicker I got her out of the room, the faster I could wipe off and start over! Jim and I still laugh so hard about that night!

271 comments
TheRamonaEye
TheRamonaEye

Alexis, if you look into Tamra's eyes and the wrinkles that surround them you can see how deeply wounded she is. She chooses to cope with the hurt with anger, jealousy, and ruthless attacks on you, because you are better than her, and she knows it. You keep your man happy which keeps you happy. You have a great family and hers has been broken time and time again. She and Terry, who acts like a gossiping housewife himself, believe that you are a fake or a phony because they don't know that people in the world can truly be as sincere and as kind as you. You are the perfect woman, and I aspire to have your genuineness and kindness one day. 

Until Tamra learns to accept kindness and happiness into her life, she will not be comfortable with you. 

Heather and Terry on the other hand are just ridiculous people. Just ridiculous. For them to freak out at their own "name change party" in front of their guests is tacky. Plastic Surgery is a trade, like carpentry. It doesn't say much about his intelligence, just his bank account. I can't believe that Terry and his wife, Heather, stood by and watched everything happen as if it was a personal show of theirs. 

They are shallow and unkind people. They are pretentious without reason, and subconsciensously resent your inner beauty.

You'll be fine. You are happy, kind, and unfortunately we don't have many people like that anymore - so people think it's all fake - but I know it isn't fake.

Darlok21
Darlok21

my comments going out to fb?

Darlok21
Darlok21

Let me post another fun comment

jolee2010
jolee2010

There are more women in the world than men. Do any of you even understand anything about history...the women who fought for the right to vote.. who fought for equality(this is still not equal as in pay or jobs). I grew up with the idea(didnt mean I believed it) men are the bread winners and women stay at home and look after the house and kids...now women are more confused than ever and instead of challenging the men of this world as in gee I can have a career I can make money I can do both ...and have it all..you worry about the man...seriously why do we bash our own breed so much...some women want it all..some women want to be at home....the guilt of women is so sad..and we really dont support each other. SO to all women out there I give you prermission to be who and what you want to be in this world... As far as Tamara goes hey she tells it like it likes she sees it and I have no idea about her marriage to Simon but you can edit all you want ...controlling ..manipulative and quite frankly scary as who controls you ..only you...so to see yes just on tv in that relationship wow ..tamara good for you for doing what you want to do in life.As far as Alexis is concerned...if you believe in god as I do...seriously Jim controls you and that is why Tamara cant respect you as she has gone thru the same thing and sees it..and Jim is insecure and seriously when you got in your marraige just as Tamara did you said your vows but as you grew as a person your man gets more controlling due to his own sercurities...do you seriously believe that god put women on this planet to make babies and cater to their husbands..really as that is not the god I believe in Its about time women thought less about the strong male and stroking their egos and started concentrating on who they are in this world and what is expected of them as a WOMEN and started being who they want to be

Guess what women as soon as you see a strong women she is called out for it but a man we gush over...give your heads a shake

A Fan!
A Fan!

You are absolutely my favorite! I completely agree, the women are "bully-ing." However, their immature behavior only makes you shine stronger. You are now the underdog, and I look forward to watching you!

Sadie Belle
Sadie Belle

Alexis you seem to have such a lovely spirit. Don't let the other ladies bring you down, be strong.

sassybaby
sassybaby

Alexis, I found it interesting that you are more concerned with Gretchen not being supportive of you than the fact that your husband isn't supportive of you. Why does religion always seem to come with the required subjugation of women......??

Pippa
Pippa

The makeup artist/vegas scene literally made me roll on the floor with laughter, its easily one of the funniest scenes on Real Housewives of OC- even trying to tell my mother about it the next day, I laughed so hard she couldn't understand what I was saying LOL.

Mia from Fla.
Mia from Fla.

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you did great on GH you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You should be proud.

tty
tty

Alexis .... get you head out of the clouds and come down to earth. Gretchen was being a good firend to you.

Tiff Mathis
Tiff Mathis

Alexis, you are by far the kindest housewife on any of the shows. It makes me feel so bad for you when the women are caddy, (Gretchen especially) behind your back. You are so sweet, and supportive. Just thought you should know how this viewer thinks. Best wishes to you, and your family.

<3 Alexis
<3 Alexis

You are my favorite housewife. I think you bring something special to the show. I used to like Tamra very much, but now that I see what a bully she is, I can't stand her. No matter what, you always rise above the drama. Keep doing what you do best and these ladies will continue to hate, all while you are cashing checks at the bank. They are jealous of you. Not only are you a beautiful lady, but you are kind and have a warm heart. Can't wait to see you on General Hospital and I don't even watch that show :)

Esther1971
Esther1971

You and Vicki stand out because you are both kind and thoughtful. Please stay this way and never stoop to some of the nasty antics of the others. Keep striving with all your plans and dreams. I'm rooting for you.

Carol R.
Carol R.

Alexis, I can't wait to see you on General Hospital on Thursday.

piperoni
piperoni

We luv you.you are real and you do know what you want.i just watched you in a fashion shoot video.you have wanted to do something with fashion for along time.now you are starting to work on writing a book.we will be watching gh on the 9 wed.see you on wwhl on tuesday.you are a sweet kind soul.do not change and keep the lord on your side.bravo please print for lexie.thank you!

Evelynattish
Evelynattish

A little advice. Be honest, real, and not a fake. Find out who Alexis is and be Alexis, not what your husband or anyone else wants you to be.

queenie12345
queenie12345

Alexis, you do not have to defend your marriage. You do not have to explain why you run your decisions by Jim first. Any woman who questions why you preserve the sanctity of your marriage is either unhappily single or unhappily married. A strong and happy wife always treats her husband with utmost respect. To do otherwise contributes to the demise of the marriage. You are smart, Alexis.

mizz dizzyness
mizz dizzyness

Alexis, First of all, it's obvious that you are the shining star of the show and the best one of the bunch, because you are the one the other women try to rip apart. That's how all the Housewives programs work. Second, try not mentioning the other ladies in your blog AT ALL unless it's something nice or neutral. Just talk about what you're doing with your life. They don't get it, and they seize on everything in your life to criticize, because they are missing something in their own lives. You are very humble, kind, pretty, and funny. A breath of fresh air!!

Dr.Eve
Dr.Eve

I'm a bit puzzled behind the mindset you have of Gretchen telling you that she was offered the job at the news station (not to mention the negative comments that are "Yayyy Alexis -Boooo Gretchen". I tend to think my friends would be fake toward me if they did NOT tell me the truth or give their honest critiques of anything I do. I think Gretchen was not trying to steal your thunder, just in a matter of fact way telling you that they did approach her, and she did tell you she was happy YOU got the job. Where's the problem there?

LindsayT
LindsayT

Alexis, you are an awesome person and what appears to be a true friend to those around you. Never let anyone (including your husband) tell you to sacrifice your own happiness, goals and dreams...you have a lot to offer and you will be a great newscaster/host/model/designer if you wish to do so...God has given you true talents and it is your responsibility as a strong Christian woman to share those gifts with those around you...I look up to you and aspire to be as beautiful of a person inside and out as you...and as strong of a woman who stays confident and steadfast in her convictions to be both a great mother while nourishing her own soul!

blm
blm

Alexis i see how many people have falling in love with you because you are so real and have a kind soul.you never screem get mean or use valger or catty words.to us that there is a smart girl.your parents did a great job.someone had said on line that they had talked with people that new you in MO and they all had nothing but good things to say about you.i bet you were the kind spirit in school.luv springfield MO. you are so confident and alot of good is comming your way.some of the women are just jealous because you are getting more fans and they get insecure and want to be top and center.not you i can see how happy you were for gretchen.i am sorry if she hurt you.i think season 5 if tamra could of got you to go against gretchen it would of been the other way around.you are a true friend and i would embrace you and be proud to have you as a friend.you are a beautiful person inside and out and it shows.you are doing amazing.keep it up.i am so proud you are the mature girl of the oc and you are one of the youngest.that is funny.i can not believe some 40 something ladies act like that.i am in my 40 and my bff is my husband.lexie keep the lord and jim close by your side.i pray for you sometimes.you are so funny.drive the bus.like laurie said you are entertaining.bravo please print for alexis.thank you she needs to here the possitive and know she is self worth no matter what some of the oc ladies treat her like.thanks she is are friend each week on the oc.god bless her. thank you. lex new blog not up yet just vickis.today is sat.peace for the world people.goodnight

Alycat9705
Alycat9705

I LOVE all the "love" you're getting on this blog! It's about time! Viewers are getting very tired of the spite & meanness from the other ladies and I'm glad people are seeing you for the sweet person you are. You never say anything bad about anyone unless it's completely justified! I can't stand princess Heather and nasty Tamra! They are SO jealous of you!!! Keep your head up. You will come out on top in the end!

Oklahoma Viewer
Oklahoma Viewer

I was proud of Alexis, she took criticism and improved while with the coach and she does have the desire for this career and she can do anything she sets her mind too. Now Jim may not like such a "big presense" wife but he will get used to it. Something tells me he loves her alot just doesn't know how to express it to much. But he usually says "whatever you want honey" by the looks of her house and kids.

aurorita83
aurorita83

Alexis, so sorry you have to put up with all the mean comments, you are the prettiest housewive of all housewives not just oc and they are jealous. I think you and Vicky can become friends now because you are both on the same positive page. Let the other mean girls hang out with each other, Heather is so full of it she just wants camera time to make up for lack of acting gigs.

Bev K,
Bev K,

Hi Alexis, You are to good for GretchEN and the mean girls. You are so sweet and nice. I suggest that you don't tell them anything anymore about your life. ALWAYS STAY SWEET

Realhousewifenotinorangecounty
Realhousewifenotinorangecounty

Alexis, what I love most about you is you never have anything but kind words for the ladies even when they are not there to listen. You're doing a great job of standing up for yourself this season without getting ugly about it, which is a great example to see on tv. Please stay true to who you are and don't let the meanies get you down.

Grandmajulie
Grandmajulie

Alexis,

Don't let the bullies get to you, your awesome! I hope you continue to work. All women need to know they can stand on their own if neccessary. Someday your going to look back at the mean girls who think they have it all and say How Do You Like Me Now? I predict you are going to soar!

Saucy
Saucy

You have always been one of my favorites on the show. BUT, I can't help but believe that you and Vicki are a wee bit jealous of Gretchen and Tamra's trying to put the past in the past and move on and be friends. You of all people should be proud of them and encourage Gretchen to forgive and forget. Gretchen really has been a good friend to you. You and Vicki need to realize that all four of your can be close. You don't have to have only one friend in life and then not expect that friend to include others as friends. Give it a try and don't accuse Gretchen of not being a good friend to you. You can do it, I know you can. Please make all of your Christian sisters proud of you. Don't make us look bad.

Kirstenlizat
Kirstenlizat

Hi- Could you please tell me the name of your broadcast host (the one who got you to do a great "burning house" report in the excercise)? Thanks!

atta girl!
atta girl!

I just laugh my head off when I hear Heather and Tamra call ANYONE stupid! Do they see themselves clearly at all? Apparently not!

Love ya, Alexis!

good job!
good job!

You're the hostess with the most-est! Keep up the good work. Go for it. Stay positive.

Keys to Truth
Keys to Truth

I can understand why you would be suspicous about the other women as you've seen the comments on their personal interviews. Regardless, you can always take away some areas to improve. Just a suggestion, as I've found this with myself, is if in every conversation you have to throw your own experiences or what you have others get turned off very quickly. SSsshhh and just listen - you will learn a lot and also you are able to absorb what &/or where others are coming from. This is helpful instead of thinking of what you are going to say next - which is always about you. Big turn off to others and they start believing you cannot put a sentence together that doesn't begin with ME/I/MY.

Minirva72
Minirva72

Dear Alexis, I think you are a wonderful loving mother who want to spread your wings and try new things. I have enjoyed your self depriacating humor this season. I had a Rhinoplasty with chronic sinusitis infections after broken nose in my teens. I could empathize with the discomfort after having your septom removed. I also watched your entire Fox 5 news interview and feel that you gave every guest equal opportunity to speak in a mature forum. You handled the segment much better in the un edited version. You were calm,asked pointed intelligent questions. The blouse was the only distraction in the interview. But you have made many strides in you interview style. Just keep on being you. The only people on the show that I feel are truly "Fake " Are Gretchen, and Heather". They should not knock you down behind you back. Heather coming on the show is a weird mix. She is there to promote and upstart her defunct acting career. She is constantly putting other people down who have never down anything to hurt her. I feel she is out for herself.

Keep your head up:)

oclover
oclover

Hey Alexis! I do not think your phony at all, you are very high class and beautiful! Dont let these backstabbers and mean girls change you or get you down. Gretchen is not a true friend by any means if she would tell you that fox5 offered her the same job! She should be ashamed of herself! She is not the same person she was. I beleive she is jealous of you and has been hanging out with Tamra too much. You have all of our support so just keep on keeping on! xoxo

xoxoxox Alexis
xoxoxox Alexis

You're really pretty good hosting, and you took the coach's advice quickly and responded. Fast progress! You're smart, beautiful, and talented. xoxoxo

mrspenc
mrspenc

Seems like you're the new target this year, it's sad to hear the other women gleefully tear you down. I find the women making the nasty comments so unattractive. I don't care if someone is different in their opinions and beliefs, to belittle another shows total lack of common decency.

PR Girl
PR Girl

Alexis, you need to be honest with yourself about the hosting gig. You know you aren't doing well with it or you wouldn't be asking for validation and questioning it so much. You are doing everything that a host shouldn't do from giving your own personal views to not listening to the person you are interviewing. Although I don't think much of your husband, I think he is correct in advising you to not take on the hosting career as you call it.

Viewer
Viewer

Alexis,

Gretchen was being a good friend to you, in that she was being honest - you're not a great TV host. Sometimes our friends, the ones who love us dearly, need to speak the truth in order to protect us. I think that's what Gretchen was trying to do for you in both giving her honest opinion (ie, acting coach) and, in letting you know she had been offered the job first. While you may inherently be feeling insecure about your new career position, and Gretchen poked that for you, you should by no means look at her viewpoint as a blatant act of jealousy or see it as a malicious attempt to steal your glory. Gretchen, as is, has enough going on in her life. And while you are important to her, your inferiority complex has framed her words as a direct attack against your ego. Perhaps you are displacing your own insecurities and projecting them onto Gretchen as opposed to really looking at the fact that TV hosting, or news anchoring, is not for you. While the glamour and prestige that comes from such a position is enticing, it also comes with experience, education, and a poise that you lack. Sorry. But its true. If all of us could become a Diane Sawyer overnight, then there would be nothing to rival against. I think you need to take Gretchen's opinion with a grain of salt, and look into your own self for answers to finding the right path for your own life.

Sandee5863
Sandee5863

Alexis, I'm watching the 5/1/12 episode and cannot wait for you to write your blog. I just HAD to tell you, girl you are dillusional if you think Jim was not LOOKING AT THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS! roflmao!!!!! You're a pretty girl, so don't be so insecure, MEN ARE GOING TO LOOK AT OTHER WOMEN WHETHER THEY ARE MARRIED OR NOT, AND JIM IS NO DIFFERENT, SO STOP KIDDING YOURSELF!

The honest truth
The honest truth

Alexis- Gretchen seemed very embarrassed by you praying for her in Vegas. How shallow. Keep you head up, God's light is shining on you!

mederma
mederma

@ A. what word did Alexis share.."Lord, please let Gretchen's striptease go well", give me a break, do you really believe that is the kind of prayer that the Lord wants to hear from us. If anything she should be trying to talk Gretchen out of it, as a TRUE christian. Alexis is no more christian than the rest of the women, you can see it from her behavior. it's EXACTLY the same as the rest of the women.....oh, wait Alexis does say "Lordie"

MissMisty
MissMisty

Oh honey, just got through watching you do the channel 5 segment and ...I don't know how else to put it but you stink. Gretchen was giving you great advice about getting a coach. If your husband will let you continue you definitely need one!

blm
blm

alexis first i want to say sorry for the way your not friend treated you.she was so cold and will talk smack to you or anyone els in her way to get to the top.vicki was right about her.do not hang with people that do not have your back.rather stand alone than fall into prey that will eat you up when they fill the need to. that is a self centered self absored person.you still prayed for her.her little plan to not be your friend this season and to hang with others is back firing and true colors are being exposed.you and vicki are the big girls of the oc the others need to grow up.there is so much jelousy.gretchen has changed more than any housewive on the oc.her exspressions are so cold and when she gives you and vicki that look it is like she is plotting .you guys stay clear from her.bravo please print this for lexie.we have her back.she is a sweet girl and she is are fav.

RhoFlo
RhoFlo

Seriously people are ya'll watching the show . Don't get mad at Gretchen she was being truthful Alexis can not be a correspondent. And Gretchen has nothing to be jealous of she can handle it. Alexis in on fox so the rating can go up to watch her make a fool of her self Thats why I wacth the show just to see want stupid thing she will do or say.

B. Valentine
B. Valentine

I am going to keep it real Lex, I think the only reason Gretch threw in the coaching advice was to cover her ass in the re-union. She's gonna get called out for it, and then she'll say in her "not me" voice: "Why would you think that? I gave you advice - it wasn't a dig!" That coaching advice was a tactic. I am happy to see Vicky develop a friendship with you. I get how she may get irritated with you, because of how different you two have lived. I am happy she got over it. At the end of the day, you two are genuinely good people with big hearts. I have always been puzzled by both T & G. They just have never come off as genuine to me. Heather.... Yeah I agree. Why is she so concerned about your life etc. The day you go knocking on her door to pay you bills will be the day she can comment galore on your finances. Until then, it's fine that she has an opinion, its best that she have it on a different topic. Best

Realhousewifenotinorangecounty
Realhousewifenotinorangecounty

Alexis, I am really enjoying you coming into your own this season. It broke my heart to see Jim try to bully you out of your career and your time to shine. Please stay strong...no where does it say in the Bible that you must put your dreams aside just because you are someone's wife. Sorry, but your husband has that one wrong. Most of the founders of the early Church were women...anyone who tries to use Christianity to keep a woman down is acting in direct contradiction to the true words of the Bible.

paigemichelle
paigemichelle

BRAVO----PLEASE POST!!!! Alexis, i adore u!!! Just continue with ur kindness and do not change who u are. Do not let these girls get u worked up cause thats all they are trying to do. When the reunion comes just smile, keep ur cool, and keep ur mind on the lord, he will see u through what i think will be another 3 on 1. Hopefully Vicki and u will have each others back. Tamara has done her wrong also, she is one i would stay clear away from! i've never seen anyone behave so immature as her. Cant say im looking forward to the next episode, watching how u r treated is hard to stomach. Good luck.

MVMOM
MVMOM

Alexis, I don't know what the deal is with you and Gretchen, but she did give you good advice to see a hosting coach. I watched your Fox 5 segment and it was horrible and if you are honest with yourself there is no way you could watch that and think it was good. You're a pretty girl and I am sure with some coaching you could get better and find some success in that field should you choose.