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Who Is Alexis Bellino's Boyfriend John Janssen? Get to Know the OC Businessman

Here's everything we know about the 61-year-old, who previously dated RHOC 'Wife Shannon Storms Beador.

By Jamontae Hickman

Here’s a valuable lesson: Never give up on love, even If you fall into it with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time. John Janssen is literally a walking testimony because, about a year after his breakup with The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Shannon Storms Beador, the California businessman welcomed a new lady into this life, and it's none other than Alexis Bellino.

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Two months after confirming their relationship, John opened up about his “love” for Alexis in a February 2024 Instagram post. "We love each other...but more importantly, we laugh...A LOT," he wrote in the caption of a video which showed the couple spending time together on his boat.

So, what else is there to know about John? Here’s everything we know about John Janssen, including all the scoop on his career, family life, and how his romance began with Alexis after he ended things with Shannon.

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What does John Janssen do for a living?

“I am a partner in a very successful insurance firm,” John explained in the video above about his career. John’s LinkedIn profile lists that he’s the president of partner at Wood Gutmann & Bogart Benefits Insurance Services.

Rhoc Alexis Bellino John Janssen

Where does John Janssen live?

John lives in Orange County, California, and his sleek pad is on the waterfront, which viewers got a glimpse of on Season 17, Episode 7 of RHOC.

During a confessional interview, Shannon explained that she and John considered moving in together before their relationship took a turn and they broke up in late 2022. “John and I have spoken about, when the kids go out of school, living together,” she said in an episode interview. “But we haven’t talked about any detail.”

You can hear more from John on his hobbies, thoughts on filming, and more by checking out the throwback video above!  

Does John Janssen have any sons or daughters?

John is a dad of two daughters and a son, who are all grown. In a video filmed for Bravo Insider in 2020, he sat down with his ex, Shannon, to share details about their upbringing and answer some questions about his personal life.

“How many children do you have?” Shannon quipped in the clip above, to which John replied, “Three.” He added, “Two girls, one boy. [I] raised them by myself.”

In February 2024, John and Alexis embarked on a weekend trip to Bear Mountain along with their children.

On February 18, Alexis shared a carousel that showed her and John, along with their kids enjoying several fun activities like skiing and wakesurfing.“That’s what we do when lines are too long at Big Bear,” she captioned the post. “12 kids 2 parents”

Who Is John Janssen's ex-wife?

Long before dating Alexis and Shannon, John was married once to his ex-wife for 18 years. The two finalized their divorce in 2011.

How did John Janssen meet Alexis Bellino?

Alexis and John reportedly met through mutual friends. 

Alexis Bellino and John Janssen hugging in front of the ocean.

When did Alexis Bellino and John Janssen begin dating?

Since going public with their love connection, Alexis and John have been inseparable, but some may not be fully aware of when the two started dating.

After ending her engagement to Andy “Drew” Bohn in September 2023, Alexis was rumored to have started dating John in November 2023.The RHOC alum went Instagram official with him on Christmas Day 2023 by posting a photo of herself wearing two rings he gave her as a gift.

"Words cannot. Actions do. I will no longer feel guilty," she captioned the post. "I will not apologize. Love will create it’s own story. I love you Johnny J."

A day later, Alexis poured her heart out again for John by sharing a photo of her sitting in his lap. She captioned the December 26 post: "Johnny J, let everyone talk. But you have shown me love that I’ve never known. I love you," Alexis captioned the post, adding hashtags that spelled out "This is our Christmas card" and "Merry Christmas."

Spring forward to today, Alexis and John’s bond is still going strong, and we will get to see inside their romance on Season 18 of RHOC, which premieres on July 11.

Is John Janssen engaged to Alexis Bellino?

As of now, John has yet to propose to Alexis. Although the two have spoken publicly about what the future holds for them. During their first red carpet appearance at an Oscar’s 2024 viewing party on March 10, Page Six inquired about them possibly getting engaged soon.

"I cannot picture my life without her," John answered, while Alexis agreed that there was more in store for them.

Two weeks later, Alexis teased a timeframe of when to expect her to walk down the aisle with John in an Instagram Reel, saying, “I’m gonna marry Johnny before Gretchen [Rossi] and Slade [Smiley] get married.”

Alexis Bellino and John Janssen standing next to each other and holding hands.

Why did John Janssen break up with Shannon Storms Beador?

Split image of Shannon Beador and John Janssen

During her January 12, 2023, appearance on Jeff Lewis Live, Shannon shed light on her split from John after nearly four years of dating. “Yesterday was a really, really hard day for me and I couldn’t stop crying,” Shannon said. “And I don’t know how I would’ve handled things had I just been sitting at home.”

The mom of three went on to share that John told her that he was “done with the relationship,” which blindsided her, considering they “were in a great place.”

In his own statement to People, John opened up about the “super hard” decision for him to dissolve things with Shannon in 2022.

“I’ve been in pain over it. It’s sad because I love Shannon very much,” John said. “I have loved her more deeply than any woman in my life. She’s one of a kind; so funny and generous and full of life and adventurous. We have a connection that’s unlike anything I’ve ever had. And I know that for as long as I live, I’ll never meet anyone like her again. But that doesn’t mean we’re right for each other for the rest of our lives.”

He continued, “The last thing I wanted to do is hurt Shannon, but I do think I did the right thing for the both of us. We’re two people who love each other very much, but love is not always enough. And while I know Shannon sees it as I’ve said things to her I never meant, I hope she’ll be able to see that there’s no bad person here. It’s two really good people who couldn’t make it work.”

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