I knew it was a possibility but didn't want to believe it would actually happen. Sadly, it has, as confirmation came today that Jesus Barbie, aka Alexis Bellino, will not be returning for another season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Though initial reports said she quit, a source told E! that it wasn't her choice, and after three seasons she wasn't invited back because "the crew was tired of her complaining and diva ways." They were also tried of "her fame-seeking husband," Jim Bellino.
Guess what? So were we all! They're a tiresome team of self-righteousness, pretension, and delusion ... but we still wanted them to stick around.
It's not every day that we get that kind of narcissistic view of the world from someone like Alexis who's recent opening line was, "I thank God every day for my life, and you would too." And she just has provided so many jaw-dropping moments, it would be sad to see them come to a halt.
Where else are they going to find a Bible-thumping, fake-boob sporting, Botox queen who likes to slam back wine and boss around the staff at Nordstrom? And that foundation contouring of hers, no one does it like Alexis does. She's one of a kind, and a true example of someone we love to hate. We need one of those!
The only good news here is that while E! says her departure is confirmed, Bravo hasn't spoken out about any casting for season eight yet. So there's still at least a prayer of a chance that Jesus Jugs may be resurrected. Let's hope so.
If Vicki Gunvalson also leaves, like she has hinted she might, that's going to leave a lot of room for new blood. The O.C. just might get a big old shakeup RHONY-style, which has worked out pretty well there.
Are you sad to see Alexis Bellino cut from the next season of The Real Housewives of Orange County?
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