Alexis Bellino‘s headed again to “The Actual Housewives of Orange County” … however there’s one solid member who most likely is not trying to reconnect anytime quickly — Shannon Beador.
Manufacturing sources inform TMZ … the 47-year-old is formally returning to ‘RHOC’ as a good friend of the present — greater than a decade after strolling away from the collection in 2013 as a fan fave.
We’re instructed Bellino — who starred in seasons 5 via 8 as a principal solid member and appeared as a visitor in season 14 — began filming Tuesday night with the opposite housewives as manufacturing on Season 18 simply started.
The largest information going into this season down within the O.C. … producers are clearly prepared to leap everywhere in the drama between Bellino and Beador — who now have one factor in frequent … courting the identical dude in John Janssen.
Here is the deal … Alexis just lately began courting John who Shannon was in a relationship with from July 2019 till November 2022 — when she says he broke up together with her one week after filming on Season 17 wrapped.
SB stated she felt blindsided by the breakup … and AB courting her former flame most likely is not making her really feel a lot better. They’re taking getaways collectively and Alexis appears to have a very good relationship with John’s youngsters … one thing Beador has publicly stated she didn’t.
And, that is simply the tip of the iceberg … as a result of even earlier than Bellino and Janssen bought collectively, Beador had been fairly clear about her dislike for her new castmate.
TMZ broke the story … simply earlier than Shannon’s DUI arrest in September 2023, she was overheard trash-talking Alexis at a restaurant — which Bellino says was over a defamation lawsuit Beador’s ex-husband filed towards her and Tamra Choose. Bellino additionally instructed us she’s not concerned in that lawsuit.
Backside line … it stands to purpose there’s a variety of messy and complex emotions between these two, and Bravo is aware of precisely the place to place them — on successful TV present, after all!
So seize some popcorn and pour your self a mimosa ‘RHOC’ followers … it is sure to be an emotional season. Alexis is again, people … at the very least in some capability.