The newest addition to the “Real Housewives of Orange County” is 32-year old Alexis Bellino of Newport Beach, California. Bellino, who is already chummy with fellow “Housewife” Gretchen Rossi, is married to husband, Jim, 47, an entrepreneur and lives in Newport Beach with their three young children.
The latest addition to the OC Housewives cast joins Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, Jeana Keough, Vicki Gunvalson and Lynne Curtin. It looks like Orange County will have SIX housewives, instead of the usual five. The New York City cast was the first to try out a 6-member cast, which resulted in drama after adding another lady to the mix.
In a Bravo press release, Alexis Bellino is described as a “32-year-old spicy blonde who resides in the exclusive enclave of Newport Coast, Calif. with her husband, Jim Bellino, a self-made entrepreneur. Alexis and Jim have three young children – three-year-old James and 20-month-old twins Melania and Mackenna. Alexis keeps herself busy by being the best wife and mother she can, and when she does have a free moment, she likes to work out to keep herself looking and feeling her best.
Bellino appears to be getting along with fellow Housewives Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney since there are photo’s of the three ladies on Facebook enjoying the recent July 4th weekend.
Meanwhile, Gretchen Rossi’s ex-boyfriend, Jay Photoglou is still trying to get his 15 minutes of fame if anyone will listen. He spoke to RadarOnline recently about Bellino saying: “Gretchen and I met the Bellino’s through mutual friends. We socialized with them last fall just weeks after Jeff Beitzel (Gretchen’s fiancée) passed way. Alexis knows all about our relationship.”
Gretchen has denied being in a relationship with Jay, but at times contradicted herself and admitted they were together and/or friends. Jay told RadarOnline.com that last fall, “Gretchen spilled the beans about our relationship to Alexis and her relationship with Jeff. She told Alexis she was merely Jeff’s caregiver. Alexis knows the real story behind Gretchen’s masquerade. It’s going to be interesting how Bravo plays their relationship with each other this coming season. Alexis seems like a nice person, but who knows what is bound to happen as long as she is friends with Gretchen.”