Alexis Bellino

Alexis is glad that in the face of Gretchen's ultimatum, Tamra still chose to have her at wedding dress shopping.

on Jul 2, 20130

HAPPY 100th episode to us! Don't we look good for 100? All that botox pays off! LOL. I loved seeing all the old episodes, all the innocence, bad hairstyles (and GOOD!), and youthful skin! I can't wait to see what the next 100 have in store. Every year that I have been a part of this journey I thought would be the last year, but RHOC is like an endless clock; it keeps on tickin'. My involvement has encompassed every feeling possible, and I am truly grateful for the experience, memories, and growth that this show has given me.

Now, on to this week's episode. . .

I felt for Tamra when she and Eddie were discussing the aggravation of being behind schedule on their gym. That is always the way it goes. Whether you are starting a new business or building a home, the project takes three months longer than expected and always winds up costing thousands more.

I was impressed and happy that Tamra stood up to Gretchen about inviting me dress shopping. After all -- it is TAMRA'S day, period.

Tamra and I were fairly new "friends" at the point and time she invited me to go dress shopping with her, and, unfortunately, Jim and I had another engagement that evening. However, I was not going to miss sharing this special day with her. The only way I could attend is if I drove myself, so I missed the limo ride with everyone. When Gretchen got in the limo and said she and I aren't really getting along right now I flashed back to her hugging me goodbye at the salsa party. What the heck was that? She seems so confused. . .about life. I don't like or dislike her, I am simply indifferent. I can be in the same room with her, and she does not effect me. I want sincere, real, loyal people in my inner circle, but that doesn't mean I can't be cordial to everyone in the group.

311 comments
onaadams
onaadams

I really cannot watch Gretchen any longer nor her boyfriend.  I sure wish their contracts would be cancelled. 

mzflo
mzflo

Why not forgive Gretchen you forgave Tamara. We all know Tamara won't be nice for long...

Reallifewife
Reallifewife

Alexis, I believe that you are a true friend. When everyone was against Gretchen, accusing her of cheating on her dying fiancé and just being really nasty ( Vicki & Tamera) you always had her back. Then as soon as she and Tamera became besties she couldn't wait to kick you to the curb. Gretchen has no loyalty, so watch your back.

okck
okck

Alexis, Tamra threw you out of her shop and never shared your makeup moment with Gretchen.  So I can see why as a very close friend Gretchen would ask her about this.  Tamra has been very unstable with her emotions and to be honest it was no big deal, until as usual the other ladies started gossiping about it, and made it a big deal, it appears you can switch Tamra's mind with a snap of your fingers.     Gretchen was your friend when everyone else threw you under the bus, now your one of them.  Tamra and Vicki there's two unstable people, who seem to have issues with Gretchen that are so childish its embarassing.  Please don't become like them. 

charnorm
charnorm

Alexis, why would you want to go wedding dress shopping with Tamra. That was a pity invitation and even Gretchen called her on it, and it really was not about you. Gretchen was wondering after all the things Tamra had done and said to you why would you now turn around and invite you to something so personal. You should not be looking and Gretchen, you need to look at Tamra with her two faced self. If someone humiliated me the way she did you at the fitness party, I would not go anywhere near them. Where is your pride? These women have no impact on your life. Gretchen called Tamra on being a hypocrite. Thats all. You missed the whole point of the exchange between Gretchen and Tamra.  Tamra said horrible things to Gretchen about you and now she does this turnaround. Gretchen wants to know what the hell is going on with Tamra. You thought their exchange was about you, but Tamra got called on be two faced. How did you miss that?

Tlm328
Tlm328

Alexis come on.... Stop playing the victim! You need to grew up and take responsibility for your own actions. You say you want to be friends with everyone but the moment the tell you something you did wrong they are bullying you. If your friends cannot be honest with you why have friends. Don't be so sensitive. Maybe you should stop whining about how mean everyone is and try acknowledging what your mistakes have been and mend some friendships. Be the bigger person. Forgiveness!! And stay away from Vicki! That woman will make you go against everything you believe in! Everyone wants to fit in and feel accepted so be yourself and stop trying to impress people. All the housewives are human, everyone of you will make mistakes and need forgiveness. You be the one that shows the world how good a person you really are inside and forgive and move on. Sometimes being the bigger person also means apologizing even when you don't feel you did anything. I know you are the bigger person Alexis now show everyone else that! Best wishes Alexis!

Kittencaboodle79
Kittencaboodle79

Your use of the phrase "pity party" is kind of bullying. 

nicole.lea.509
nicole.lea.509

Alexis .... gurlfriend, all I have to say is that YOU LOOKED DYNAMITE at Tamra's dress shopping! The hair, make up, and wardrobe was so on point you coulda cut somebody! LOVED IT!

 

Watching you grow Alexis has been awesome to watch, and I am happy for you, and proud of you ... you really have come a long way from that very pretentious, naive, christian housewife who thought she was made from Adam's rib, lol ... and good for you! I respect and appreciate GROWTH, and maturity is a virtue. Keep doing you, and looking damn good while you do it!

UESgirl
UESgirl

Love you and your family. You truly are such a good wife,mother and friend. What i admire is that how awful the other ladies behaved you were so classy and showed the world how a proper lady behaves

ALarsen@springpatch
ALarsen@springpatch

You are an absolute doll! I love ur hair and am so happy the other women finally feel bad for treating unso poorly. And u know what? U r a smart girl. Hope everything keeps working out

teeintx
teeintx

Alexis get off the show so tired of you playing victim all the time this is life everyone will not always agree with you and if they did they are lying no one is being a bully if you can dish you have to be able to take it.#comeonwithit

roysgirl78
roysgirl78

I MUST agree with @kackie68 ! VICKI is getting on my last nerve! She is the ELDEST of the group and the BIGGEST **** starter! I am immensly pleased to see you and Tamra getting along! You are beautiful Alexis. INSIDE and OUT! I must admit I didn't like you for the longest time. I thought you were "stuck-up, spoiled, and vain, However THIS season has made me rethink my position and I TRULY see what a KIND and SINCERE person you are. I realize that you and Vicki are close but she's a SNAKE! watch out for her and BLESSED BE!

kackie68
kackie68

I have to LOVE how Vicki couldn't WAIT to let you in on how gretchen "didn't want you at the dress shopping!"  I dont even think it was really like that, but she sure made you think so without a second wasted! Drama drama drama! I must say this in every blog! REAL friends DO NOT backstab, gossip and get jealous of eachother! How many times do I have to point this out! I like you, since you have risen above all of them in some sort of way, but honestly, still, you ALL really must GROW up! You are parents for Heaven's sake!! Start acting like it and be good role models for your kids. I have to say, you are beginning to "get it" finally, let's hope it rubs off on the others!!!

bjunebug28
bjunebug28

Alexis I applaud you for trying so hard to get along with these vultures.  Keep your head up

JacQuelinnG
JacQuelinnG

I adore you Alexis, your timeless, classic beautiful silly self, is the perfect combo for a REAL Housewife! I love that you stay true to your marriage, family and mostly Christ. Be Blessed! xo

ladyfromthebay
ladyfromthebay

Go talk to Gretchen privately, Alexis. Who cares in the end who said or did what? Change it and make it right!

anna.barler
anna.barler

There are NO words to describe how much your arrogant behavior turns others away from Christianity...you need to take some lessons from your friend Lydia.  She is a TRUE person inside and out and the reason why viewers and others are drawn to her because she is NOT shallow and gives everyone a second chance...just like Christ!

HKMac26
HKMac26

Girl, I feel like you got a bad rap in the past- and I feel like partially it was just really hard for you to be yourself around everyone. This season It seems you and your husband are noticeably more relaxed, and just happy. You seem so much more at peace. I think this season you have shown how much you have grown, and I really appreciate your ability to forgive and move forward.

Gongolu
Gongolu

Alexis,

 

I like the fact that you have forgive and honestly are trying to move forward with tamra.  She is really trying to change her ways.  And it shows great character when you can forgive and move on.  You understand that people make mistakes , just like you have in the past.  If someone has the heart to apologize for a mistake it takes a good person to forgive and understand.

katlamb07@gmail.com
katlamb07@gmail.com

Alexis, it is time to step up and be the better person(and Christian) and go see Gretchen.  You two had such a good friendship but then she got bitten by the snake (you know who!).  YOU ARE A GOOD PERSON, DO THE RIGHT THING!  When are you women going to smarten up and kick the snake out of your lives.  You, Gretchen and Vickie have all kissed and made up with the snake.   Look where it has gotten you.  You are such a class act, you and Gretchen need to re-connect and sooner than later.

tamarahope
tamarahope

I am so happy for you Alexis! I thought Tamra was tru to her word & reached out to you & made a honest effort to include you in the dress fitting & to be nice to you! Even tho Gret acted like a baby & tried to talk Tamra into "uninviting"you she stuck by her guns & didn't listen to Gret! I hope she can keep it up & realize you are a human being w/feelings & are a great person & could be a good friend to her! She should think about how close you were to Gret w/no one else wanted to be around her but you stuck by your friend even tho you knew how that might effect your friendships w/the ladies.But you didn't care Gret was a friend that needed a friend & you were there.So that should show Tam what a loyal friend you are 2 your friends! I also agree that Lori was out to hurt Vicki there is a time for that & Tam's dress fitting wasn't the place.Poor Vic she has taken so much this yr.from Gret now Lori when will it end?I don't know if Brooks did it or not,he did tell her he was seeing other people cause she made it clear her daughter came 1st! So that's not cheating & we don't know if its all lies Lori cooked up to hurt Vic she said she had it in for her! I wish I lived back in Cal I would love to come to your SkyZone it looks like so much fun!

rubyleuty@yahoo.com
rubyleuty@yahoo.com

Girl if you're banking on a friendship with Tamra you better think twice.  She isn't loyal to anyone except Tamra.  She didn't choose you over Gretchen because she didn't uninvite Gretchen.  She left it up to Gretchen to choose to come or not. But did you see how fast she turned on her friendship with Gretchen and chose to jump in with Vicki calling Gretchen a liar over something that they didn't know about.  Heather was in on it too so she seems to be taking her cues from the dynamic duo, Vicki and Tamra, and going so far as to ask her producer whether Gretchen was offered a role or not.  Do you not remember that happening to you last year?  You would be better off calling these girls acquaintances rather than friends because they do not understand what friendship means. 

You got all mad at Gretchen because you think she betrayed you last year but looking back, she was only trying to help you.  She even said to you "as your friend they don't know you like I do and so you come off as being pretentious sometimes to people who don't know you".  All she did was explain to you what they were saying and she never said that was how she felt.  She was the only one at the table trying to help you.  But, you shut her out when she tried to comfort you.  Instead you chose to let Vicki in.  Now that Tamra is back with Vicki, you can believe your friendship with Vicki will go out the window.  Just warning you.

Kimberly07
Kimberly07

Alexis, you looked effortlessly stunning at Tamra's dress shopping day. Love your new haircut!

realdealkc
realdealkc

Alexis, you look gorgeous in that camel dress at the wedding gown salon!    The prettiest girl there!  WOWEE!!!

tuscanyres
tuscanyres

own up to being dumb and vindictive.   What does your husband say about your actions too belong at all cost.  He has proclaimed his hatred of the others.  Gretchen tried to protect you and you were to stupid to see her for the friend that she tried ti be.   You got invited to be back in where you wanted to be.  At what cost?   You are simply horrible.

WAviewer
WAviewer

Ms Bellino

You say in your sit down that you accepted Tamera's apology?   Tamera apologized to you?  If she did it was not shown on camera in the meeting you and Lydia had with her.  You made reference to Heather and then said something about making amends tour.  Heather was not trying to make amends to you she was simply trying to find a way for you all to film together.  Both she and Tamera have no reason to apoligize or make amends to you.  You say in your sit down that there is something  elegant, sweet and innocent about a woman in a wedding dress, even someone like Tamera?  I found it to be a snarky and classless comment to make, much like your comments made about Heather's career all last season.  Both you and your husband appear to be on a revamping your image tour this season, but your past is still floating around in cyber space in black and white, and some in living color, for all to see.  Sorry but you can't rewrite who you are no matter what belief system you profess to have, life just doesn't work that way. 

maria89
maria89

Alexis, do not trust tamra or give her even an inch of your heart, she turns on people so fast it's ridiculous.

bike20
bike20

For the wedding dress day , Gretchen felt that you have not really been a fan of Tamra's and could not understand why she would want you there, and all she said was she was taking herself out of the picture on that day , because it would bug her to watch you be so FAKE WITH TAMRA !  Tamra said I will Dis-Invite her if you want.

So this was just typical VICKI , acting like a highschool gossip & causing problem's .

Watch your Back w/Vicki as a friend. ( If you can even use that word to describe her ) . 

leahdevon
leahdevon

It's always best to take the high road .Good for you:).  I believe that you can forgive. Just never forget!!!

ScottsdaleViewer
ScottsdaleViewer

Alexis you're gorgeous and your attire is always impeccable however, Vicki in many past episodes threw Lauri under the bus and this was Lauri's way of standing her ground... So there would have never been a good place to bring it up -- is it ever a good time for any of you Gals to bring up any type of "negative comments/matters"?! Vicki is clearly the Queen Mum - just sayin'... Tread lightly....major Type "A" personality.....

molly.ulrich.3
molly.ulrich.3

What ever caused you and Gretchen to part ways as friends is not clear to me.  Perhaps it has not been aired on TV?  Unless/until it has, drop it.  Snide remarks about someone with whom you've had a falling makes you look vengeful and petty.  It might make sense in a larger context so save it until the viewers know more.

coolaide
coolaide

 @ladyfromthebay

 Too easy, she likes feeling "justified". She thinks she has saved women everywhere and thinks she is a hero.

TMBJ76
TMBJ76

 @ladyfromthebay

 I think she tried to do that already. Gretchen is the one who turned on Alexis, not Alexis on Gretchen.

TMBJ76
TMBJ76

 @katlamb07@gmail.com

 Why should Alexis go see Gretchen, Gretchen didn't come see Alexis and even clapped when she was rudely through out of a party.

WilliamSue
WilliamSue

 @katlamb07@gmail.com Alexis should never talk to Gretchen again.  She should stay far, far away from Gretchen.  Or did you forget how Gretchen cheered (like a middle school child) when Alexis left the CUT party?  Pardon me, thrown out of the party.

mmcruz5
mmcruz5

 @tamarahope Your Skyzone sounds like a lot of fun. It can turn into a franchise someday!!! Congrats!!

midnighttulip
midnighttulip

 @WAviewer

 Absolutely true. I forgot how vicious her husband seemed. He took off her coat in a restaurant and then tossed it vindictively.

Reallifewife
Reallifewife

@TMBJ76 @ladyfromthebay you are absolutely right, I could not agree with you more!!

ladyfromthebay
ladyfromthebay

 @TMBJ76 I know, but it was a good friendship at one time and someone has to make the move to make it better...

TNC
TNC

 @mmcruz5  @tamarahope

 SkyZone is a franchise and the Bellino's did not invent it, they bought a franchise.

TNC
TNC

 @NormaJean77  @midnighttulip  @WAviewer

 Why are they so yuck? I personally agree with both midnight tulip and WAviewer. There is actually a lot about the Bellino's out in cyberspace and how they have treated others and even scammed people so maybe if you knew some of those things you wouldn't think Alexis and her husband were so wonderful.