LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Alexis Bellino is leaving Real Housewives of Orange County claims a report today. Bravo has never confirmed news that it invited Alexis Bellino back for another season of the hit show. But a new story today claims that Bellino has left the show. The news is not a shocker, however, based upon a May 12 exclusive on LALATE at the time that Bellino’s future with RHOC was in doubt.
US Weekly claims that Bellino has decided to “part ways with the program”. US claims that Bravo wanted Bellino back, stating that Bellino allegedly had “begun contract negotiations with Bravo”.
Bellino’s husband posted negative comments about Bravo during last season. When asked “Is there a reason why Bravo doesn’t show more family scenes with your family the way they do with all the other couples” Jim Bellino replied “My opinion is that they think a happy functioning family makes for boring TV.” In fact, last season, Bravo added Heather Dubrow who boasts a happy functioning family.
Alexis Bellino has yet comment about today’s US Magazine report. Earlier this week, LALATE broke news that Bravo is seeking to add at least one new cast member to RHOC. Meantime Vicki Gunvalson has yet to confirm news that she has contracted for a new season.