“I don’t need to prove anything. I know who I am and God does too!”
“I thank God every day for my life, and you would too!”
“God is my savior, my husband is my king, and my body? It’s sinful.”
“Am I high maintenance? Of course I am, look at me.”
Birthday: January 19th, 1977
Having joined the cast during Season 5, Alexis Bellino is a 32-year-old stay-at-home mom. Originally from the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, she now lives in Newport Beach with her husband, Jim Bellino. Alexis and Jim have three young children, 4-year old James and 3-year-old twins, Melania and Mackenna. She launched a line of sexy and revealing dresses, designed for moms just like her. Bellino also has a once-a-week TV gig at Fox 5 San Diego where she does light features both in studio and in the field. Alexis no longer works for Fox 5. Jim and Alexis now own Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Anaheim, California. She was said to be a Capricorn.
On September 18, 2012, Us Weekly reported that Alexis had quit the show and would not be returning for season 8. However E! online reports that she was not invited back, because of her always complaining, and her diva antics. However on September 24, 2012, she released a statement to People Magazine stating that she will not be returning to the show’s eighth season ‘in order to focus on family and other opportunities.’
However, in October 2012, Alexis was spotting filming scenes for season 8 of that show. It is now being reported that her leaving the show was because she was trying to get a pay increase from Bravo. Bravo declined her the pay increase, so she was holding out to see if they would budge. Bravo moved on and cast another Housewife, Allison Edmonds, in her place. However, a couple days before filming was scheduled to begin, Allison backed out of the series. As a back up plan, Bravo contacted Alexis and asked her to return to the series.
Alexis is finally enjoying more freedom and independence with her new career as a special correspondent for a local morning news show. On top of that, Alexis is also still trying to successfully run her dress line business. She’s quickly learning that it’s not easy to manage it all — husband, kids, house, church, home-life, and a budding career.
Still best friends with Gretchen, Alexis is wary of the new bond between Gretchen and Tamra. Though she says her concern stems from fear that Tamra will turn on Gretchen, Alexis still harbors bad feelings towards Tamra for accusing Jim of being controlling. When Tamra and Alexis get together, things go from bad to worse as Tamra accuses Alexis of being a phony. Alexis is also put-off by Tamra’s new friend, Heather. Alexis immediately feels judged by Heather, and when the women get into a heated argument, it leaves Alexis questioning where she stands with the ladies, even Gretchen.