Alexis Bellino

Alexis clarifies Lydia's statements and explains that she doesn't have any desire to be around the Gretchen she sees now.

on May 14, 20130

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful moms out there! We have the best job in the world, ahem, I mean JOBS...taxi driver, cook, laundress, tutor, nurse, problem solver, grocery shopper...and the list goes on. I hope you each enjoyed the day and did something for yourselves. I got to sleep in, and we laid around in pjs til noon, then went to brunch and then church, so I had the best day ever!

I have never been wine tasting in Malibu, so I loved watching the girls' trip. Shockingly enough, the trip seemed pretty harmless (aside from the single name-calling incident). I do feel that there is one thing we can guarantee about Vicki, and that is that she is a HARD WORKER, so I truly doubt there is any way that she is slacking with Wines by Wives.

Lydia saying to Gretchen that I missed her needs clarification. I am not "missing" Gretchen because the current Gretchen is not the same person I was friends with three years ago. I do miss the old Gretchen, but not the person that I know and see now. What I had mentioned to Lydia is that Gretchen's behavior towards me hurt the most, because at one point we really were friends. I've never had a close connection to Tamra or Heather.

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BrooklynBravo
BrooklynBravo

I will say I like this seasons Jim. He seems more relaxed and himself. Glad that you are both in a better place. 

traciccc
traciccc

I just can't believe that Gretchen knows how it feels to be bullied by that monster tamra and here she is participating in the exact same thing with the very person who made her life hell for years. Alexis, you seem like the nicest sweetest person on the entire show. I know it is all about jealousy - you are beautiful, happy in your marriage and very kind. You are the total package. I am sorry they can't be happy..but you are and don't let them tear you down!!

J.Mobile
J.Mobile

Hang in there Alexis. There is a world out there consisting of 99% of the viewers in which you don't have to hold your own or hold anything in order not to get bullied. That is the normal world you belong to.

NJGurl
NJGurl

So does anyone remember Peggy? That housewife that Alexis would compete with and do the one up game with? You know, the one that had a history with good, honest, down to earth, disclose everything to his wife Jim? Anyway, when Alexis was going in to sign up for acting classes that was the first thing that popped into my head. She is going to start one-upping Heather. There is no history, of course. But then after the episode aired with the argument between Heather and Terry; well what do you know... To quote Alexis, "..taxi driver, cook, laundress, tutor, nurse, problem solver, grocery shopper...and the list goes on." I do think she upped the ante and made her list longer. Lol. It will be interesting to see how things develop. Allegedly.

swimbikerun949
swimbikerun949

I think it's kind of funny you guys drive the Rolls yourselves. Most people who buy those have chauffeurs. :)

Gillespiesrahk
Gillespiesrahk

I'm sorry. You are not being bullied. You are being called out on your BS plain and simple. I was bullied from elementary school to junior year in high school. Name calling, humiliation, pushing me in the halls, prank phone calls and people pretending to be my friend as a joke. Now THAT was bullying. You have no idea what that is like and what it feels like to want to kill yourself day in and day out just to make it stop. You have a choice to leave the show to stop the so called bullying and yet you don't. I never had a choice to leave school. You have it EASY!

legalmama
legalmama

Alexis you have no idea what bullying really is !!! Quit using this as an excuse for getting put in your place when you provoke people.  You aggravate the #$&^ out of me ! You are soooo full of yourself and incredible phoney !

watokama
watokama

Why are you on this show? Is there no contractual obligation to participate in the group events? Or is Bravo paying you to promote your projects?

SPI
SPI

Terry is correct about you,phony is the perfect word!

Curiously
Curiously

Me either.!!!  and Gretchen was my girl.  I like her no mo !!  They were Bullying you.   CLIQUES can be bullies, when they group together against one person just because they want to, just like in middle school. .   Tamra is feeling and smelling herself pretty big now. Her scent is so strong she got Gretchen sniffing up her behind.  I am done!!!!  Alexis.  you had your way and people got jealous. um  Tamra again..  Tamra didn't like anybody coming on to the show.   I felt sorry for her when she was going thru the mess with Simon but she has turned ugly and more smelly!!!

cwat23
cwat23

Hang in there Alexis! Karma will catch up with them. I used to be a huge fan of Gretchens and I can't stand her anymore. She seem to have lost so many fans. You should read her blog page. She doesn't seem to have any fans anymore. It's been changing. You will be the one with the fans because she truly is a hateful person. You are very strong to put up with what you have. I feel for you, but please hang in there. Don't let those hateful miserable women win!

gabbyval
gabbyval

couldnt help but laugh at you and Jim's definition of insanity...lol   You might want to tell Jim before he tries to correct you or be condescending, , he should know what he is talking about instead of making a bigger fool of himself. 

 The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.....not having a different result

Whatupup
Whatupup

Alexis you claim to be a Christian.  But a REAL Christian would not be trying to one up all her friends or trying to portray herself as being happy when to all who have eyeballs, and you are clearly NOT HAPPY.  You try and convince the viewers so hard of how much you don't miss Gretchen, when it's clear you do.  And how much you love your husband but clearly if you did that man would not have had to get a chin implant to make himself more attractive to the world and to YOU!  You are a poser, a fake in every sense of those words.  Shame on you.  What makes you think God is playing your game?  You claim he is on your side but why would he be when you are acting no better than anyone else on this show???????????   God does not do stupid reality shows!  He has more important things to take care of.  GET THE HECK OVER YOURSELF!!!!!             

tfeeney67
tfeeney67

Alexis,

I really hope you don't leave the show.  I do like you and you don't seem to bother anyone.  I do think Tamra is a bully and she has severe anger problems and she is the one who should leave and get to a doctor because she needs a prescription!!!!

2firefightersmom
2firefightersmom

I am so sick of Housewives using the term Bully.  Adults arguing, bickering does  NOT = BULLY.  It is offensive to me.  I wish you would have walked in my shoes as a teenager.  I was victimized by bullies from age 10 to 18 because I had a chronic illness.  Get over it Alexis, I did.  And stop crying bully.  Stand up, be a big girl and treat people with respect, perhaps if you try not being a bitch you will be treated the way you would like.  I thought the battle scars from my youth would protect my family, now my oldest son has found out the baby he is expecting has a serious heart defect.  Get some perspective, your life is a beach stop making waves.

Bravofn
Bravofn

I get mad because they keep showing Tamra the bully.  She's a nobody. 

At least you're beautiful and caring and loving to your husband. 

"He is the king," as you say.

And when you went on a trip and you stayed and made sure everyone else had a good time. 

Bravofn
Bravofn

Alexis - I wish you had other people on this show.

If they'd treat you mean, they'd treat me the same way. 

They don't see their own selfish selves

lynnesmile
lynnesmile

You?  An actor?  Well, you're an actor alright but NOT a good one.  I really wish you'd just leave the show and take your husband with you.

navarre
navarre

Alexis you r so funny!  I am so glad that you didn't go to the wine tasting. It was boring to watch for me. But I enjoyed watching you and Jim talking about his hair. I looked at my husband (Kelly) and he went "What?" LOL! And we laugh together....Can you respond me if is true that you are not coming back next season? :(  

summer123
summer123

After watching the episode yesterday I really hope they don't give you the boot and Tamra the power. If they do I am turning this dumb show off permanently. It means Bravo is not listening to all the viewers. They are rewarding Tamra and her goons and letting her get away with such awful behavior and sweeping the whole thing under the rug. ug!! I'm not buying the talk she had with Eddie that oh poor me I just can't control my emotions...boo -- sorry... not buying it. Tamra is seriously a disturbed woman.

 

Now that Lydia is officially part of group activities and they are bringing Lauri back in -- I'm afraid for your spot, Alexis. ug!! Bravo just likes idiots like Tamra. Controversy no matter how trashy versus common decency. I can't stand Tamra, Heather and Gretchen. Fun to see Gretchen squirm with Vicki and Tamra talking again. She's nervous!!!

 

BlueSky7
BlueSky7

Gretchen is like a "flip flop."  She goes back and forth with friendships. 

Mkzapata
Mkzapata

Alexis- you are one of my favorite housewives by far,I think it is Awsome that you are not afraid to speak about your Christian beliefs and You stand up for yourself which seems to be hard when there is definitely some highschool behavior going on... I relate to you and I also wanted to say that you appear to let people really get you worked up! I would let them be and sit back and watch their drama unfold ... I'm not saying the other ladies are bad but I also think it is not healthy to deal with all their comments and condescending snide remarks... Your better than that and I would honestly let karma deal with them

mrsdonut
mrsdonut

Just to clarify what your acting teacher called a 'speech', a long paragraph is usually referred to as a 'monologue'.

GirlFromKY
GirlFromKY

Hmmmmm....so you had to be "honest" with Jim even though he may not have wanted to hear it???????????????????  Pot, pot, kettle, kettle.  Typical and indicative.

Kona_wahine
Kona_wahine

Time for you to GO! I'm sure bravo will agree. Goodbye.

Whatupup
Whatupup

 @tfeeney67

 Tamra is many things.  But a bully to Alexis she is not.  Alexis baits and prods Tamra like she's an animal in a zoo.  When Tamra hits back at Alexis - Alexis plays innocent and cries "bully".   As a person who claims to be a follower of Christ Jesus - Alexis should know her behavior is why off base. 

UThousewife
UThousewife

@Bravofn Amusing post.. Made me smile.. Have you watched previous seasons? Jim talking down to Alexis? She twirls her hair like an insecure little girl when she needs to get permission for something. He is a King, that's for sure.

indyswim
indyswim

 @lynnesmile I wish Gretchen and Tamra would leave. The show would be better.

carom
carom

 @lynnesmile She is not an actor, she just wants to do something while children are at school.

When I played piano the first times in my life, I could hardly find any keys. Today, I am very good at it because I have been practicing for many years. If somebody was giving me "constructive criticism" after those first times that I don't know how to play.

catz1
catz1

 @lynnesmile I admire the way Alexis just "goes for it" even though she might not have obvious talent or skills for whatever she is pursuing. She doesn't worry about making a fool of herself. She might appear foolish at times, but I don't think she is.  She is brave and knows how to really live life without caring too much what others may think.

traciccc
traciccc

 @summer123 Ug..I hope they don't replace alexis with lydia. I change the channel everytime she comes on. Like watching paint dry and gawd I could care less if her mother smokes pot. Try talking about anything else..and her husband is so nerdy.

WhoDoesThat
WhoDoesThat

 @mrsdonut

 "I read a paragraph, then stopped, then read another paragraph. It was like 15-20 minutes."  I think it was less than that...and it was so bad. LOL

carom
carom

If one on one and when specifically asked for opinion, it is always the best policy to be honest.

Ganging up on anyone as a group with unsolicited feedback is a completely different story.

JodiJustice
JodiJustice

 @Kona_wahine Can you give us all an example of what she has done, to warrant "time for you to go"? Even Tamra can't say specifically WHY she hates Alexis...can you tell us all? Heather says she's wears a QZ, instead of a diamond. Is that a valid reason for you? Can you give some specific instances regarding why you "think" bravo would agree? Alexis has more fans so far this season than any previous season.  Why would Bravo let her go  now?

LiveLife
LiveLife

 @indyswim  @lynnesmile

 I agree and wish they would replace them both with Lauri and Jeana.  It would make the show a lot more enjoyable as long as neither one of them have Tamra around to corrupt them.  Gretchen has become so negative and boring on the show so she won't be any loss.

LiveLife
LiveLife

 @catz1  @lynnesmile

 You are right and at least she has the guts to follow her dreams when too many people are too lazy or too afraid to take the jump.  Hooray for Alexis for not being afraid to reach for the stars. 

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

@catz1 @lynnesmile She's just too dumb to realize that she's not good at acting. LOL

UThousewife
UThousewife

@WhoDoesThat @mrsdonut GH gave Alexis almost a third of the show.. Wow she must have been really good! ;) I will say I do like her hair better short than the ridiculously long extensions, the short hair looks much more chic. Is that the word? I don't know, but I like it.

WhoDoesThat
WhoDoesThat

 @JodiJustice  @Kona_wahine

 It seems to me that they are struggling to make Alexis relevant. Thought it was hilarious that they put her horrible soap opera performance/amateur acting class on the same episode as the professional acting performance of Heather's. Made Alexis look ridiculous. Looks like the producers have joined the bullying mean girls club. Hilarious.

LiveLife
LiveLife

 @indyswim  @UThousewife  @Bravofn

 I agree, Jim seems to be quite a bit happier this year and as many of us know, when things get tough financially sometimes the husband takes his frustrations out on his wife.  They shouldn't but it's real life.  Jim is much different this year and I'm loving the relationship between Alexis and Jim.  I hope they both succeed in whatever they do because I do feel they do make a very nice couple. 

growuppeople
growuppeople

 @WhoDoesThat

 You say Alexis fans "immediately jump to name calling"  but end with insults to the original poster..does not make you any more intelligent then you say alexis and her fans are.

WhoDoesThat
WhoDoesThat

 @karenmom  @carom

 Actually, I am just a viewer that has an opinion and am sick and tired of being called a bully and other choice words...like troll...by Alexis's fans who show no respect to people who have differing opinions. Just like Alexis calling people bullies who simply disagree with things she does, now I will be called a troll simply because my opinion upset an Alexis fan. Really...name calling...who are the bullies here???

elsa64
elsa64

 that has been my point, give your opinion and if you dislike alexis , you are called  a bully.

karenmom
karenmom

 @carom The term for people who post negative, inflamatory things on blogs to deliberately anger other posters used to be "troll". Maybe that's changed but the song remains the same. These posters want your emotional response so they can keep a dialoge going. Ignore them.

carom
carom

"Made Alexis look ridiculous"  

 

Of course not.

 

Everyone knows that people study and practice for a reason and no one points to a novice, to someone who is uttering her first words in a foreign language, who is making his first move in chess, her first tango steps or her first basketball throw etc. etc. etc. that they looks ridiculous. Everyone admires them for trying and learning. Everyone except bullies who would quickly point out how ridiculous they look and that they don't look as professionals at all.