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Alexis Bellino & John Janssen Celebrate Her Son's Graduation Alongside Her Ex Jim (PHOTOS)

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum celebrated a very big milestone for her oldest son and made the event a family affair.

By Casey Suglia

Alexis Bellino just celebrated a major milestone — watching her oldest child walk across the stage and accept his high school diploma.

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The Real Housewives of Orange County alum took to Instagram earlier this week, where she shared photos from the big event and wrote the sweetest words about her very smart (and tall) son. Although the mom of three kids — twins, Miles and Mackenna, and son, James — with ex-husband, Jim Bellino, might be a "wreck" right now (luckily her boyfriend, John Janssen, was there for support), she is so proud of her oldest kid on his high school graduation day.

Inside Alexis Bellino's son James' high school graduation

Alexis posted a series of photos to her Instagram feed from James' graduation, posing alongside all three of her kids. In one photo, Alexis stood between James and John with her twins standing next to James. In another, James can be seen sandwiched between his dad and Alexis, standing next to John, with all of them surrounded by friends and family members. 

She also posted several videos, including James walking across the stage to accept his diploma as well as throwing his graduation cap. "Watch out world.....Lex is a wreck as her first-born valedictorian soars into his new chapter so stay clear! LOL!" Alexis wrote in the caption of the post. "Cute reel from behind the scenes and his grad party coming next but catching a breath first," she added, along with the hashtag "let's go."

Alexis Bellino with her son standing outside of his graduation party.

Although she promised that there will be more photos from James' grad party to come, she took to her Instagram Story where she posted a photo of her standing beside James in front of the water. "Grad party night," she wrote.

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Jim Bellino's post about his son's high school graduation

Alexis' ex-husband, Jim, took to Instagram, where he posted a photo of him standing next to James with his arm wrapped around him. "Let's go James congratulations so proud of you!!!," Jim wrote over the picture.

Alexis Bellino's latest update on son, James Bellino

James' graduation comes on the heels of him attending prom in late May and turning 18 years old earlier that month. On both occasions, Alexis took to Instagram where she gushed over her oldest child

"My first born...You taught me how to be a mom," she wrote. "You are accomplishing so much in this life already!!!! I love you so much. Your heart for Christ will lead you everywhere you need to be. I'm so sad to watch you go but excited for your wings to fly baby boy."

Although it's unclear where James is going to college just yet, Alexis revealed that he will be leaving home in two months. Cue the waterworks.

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