Alexis Bellino Refused To Return To ‘RHOC’ Full Time Because 'She Doesn't Want To Be Around Tamra'
Old wounds never heal.
Alexis Bellino made a surprise cameo appearance on The Real Housewives of Orange County on the Oct. 8 episode filming with Emily Simpson, but she refused to return full time because of her feud with Tamra Judge, RadarOnline.com exclusively learned.
Tamra coined the nickname “Jesus Jugs” when Alexis was a regular on the show and their relationship has never been repaired.
“Andy Cohen personally asked Alexis to come back full time this season,” an insider snitched to RadarOnline.com. “But she said no because she wants nothing to do with Tamra.”
The source said that Alexis, whose ex-husband Jim Bellino is locked in a vicious legal battle with Tamra, turned the job down.
“Tamra runs everyone off the show. Alexis refused to come back because she won’t be around Tamra.”
Viewers saw Alexis return to RHOC with Emily, but the insider told RadarOnline.com that wasn’t going to happen again.
“Alexis agreed to film just one scene. She has no interest in being around Tamra who she thinks is just a mean person.”
Alexis was a RHOC cast member from 2009-2013 and Tamra recently told People Alexis was fired “for a reason.”
Their animosity turned into a nasty legal battle, as RadarOnline.com previously reported Jim slapped Tamra and Shannon Beador with a $1 million lawsuit after they trash talked him on a podcast.
The drama began when Tamra called Jim a “shady motherf**ker” who is “going to jail” on Heather McDonald‘s June 26, 2018 podcast.
Tamra and Shannon went on to allege people were paralyzed at one of the Bellinos’ trampoline parks. Jim sued, accusing the two of defaming him. A judge dismissed Shannon from Jim’s lawsuit in 2019, but Jim’s action against Tamra has continued.
Earlier this year, Tamra sued Encompass for the insurance company’s refusal to cover her legal bills in Jim’s suit. The reality TV star said they denied her request, despite her belief her policy covered the situation. Now, according to court documents obtained by The Blast, Encompass Insurance Company has responded to the blonde RHOC star’s claims, saying they should be thrown out.
Jim had exclusively told RadarOnline.com last year, “I am filing a lawsuit over certain defamatory, highly intrusive and damaging statements made about me, my family and business.
He said they were “filled with malicious lies and outrageous and highly offensive comments. I am not amused and will be seeking full compensation for the damages to my reputation and my business.”
Shannon was dismissed from the lawsuit, but Tamra remained.
Scroll through the gallery for the exclusive details about Alexis’ refusal to return to RHOC.
After Tamra called devoutly Christian Alexis “Jesus Jugs,” the two went to war. Alexis previously told RadarOnline.com Tamra and the other ladies on the show were “mean girls from high school all season.”
Alexis opened up about her marriage when she returned to RHOC, telling Emily the truth about her relationship. “It was just a really broken marriage for a lot of years,” Alexis said. “There just comes a time when you realize, it’s time to move on.”
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“I think in life when you’re with someone, there’s two options. You can grow apart, or you can grow together,” Alexis told Emily on her recent RHOC appearance. “We grew apart,” she said about her divorce.
"She's the type of Christian that gives Christians a bad name," Tamra previously said about Alexis. "All I can say to her is, I'm sorry you feel the way you do, I will pray for you, and this is my journey, not hers. She has no idea what's going on. And if she was a good Christian, she probably would not be judging me right now."
"She really shouldn't use religion to make nasty remarks," Alexis once said about Tamra calling her “Jesus Jugs.”
“Alexis turned down the offer to come back because she doesn’t want to be around Tamra,” the source told RadarOnline.com.
Tamra even sold “Jesus Jugs” mugs on her website in a slam toward Alexis.