From the O.C. to the High Seas: Alexis Bellino Is Introducing Her Boyfriend on 'Below Deck'
Who is Alexis Bellino's boyfriend? The former 'RHOC' star has made her Bravo return on two shows, and she's opening up about her new relationship.
Longtime fans of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County will remember Alexis Bellino, who was a full-time cast member on Seasons 5 through 8 of the show. The blonde bombshell reality starlet, dubbed "Jesus jugs" by co-star Tamra Barney was married to Jim Bellino, and she often stressed her pecking order of "God first, marriage second, and kids third."
Following her stint on the show, Alexis went through a public divorce, but she's since been dating someone new. After making her long-awaited return to RHOC in October of 2019 with cast member Emily Simpson, Alexis is setting sail on another Bravo show. She and her beau will be charter guests on Below Deck.
Who is Alexis Bellino's boyfriend? We've got the scoop on her relationship, the heartbreaking divorce she just went through, and how she was as a guest on Below Deck.
Who is Alexis Bellino's boyfriend?
More than eight months after Jim Bellino announced his intentions to divorce Alexis, she went public with her serious boyfriend Andy Bohn on social media during Super Bowl weekend 2019, even using the hashtag, "he is my forever." Alexis immediately went on the defense about her beau, saying that he was technically still married, but that he was in the process of getting a divorce.
Since announcing her new relationship, Alexis has shared many photos of Andrew online.
The 42-year-old has even expressed a desire to have a child with Andy in the future, so it's clear that Alexis is in it for the long haul with him. But, his soon-to-be ex-wife isn't too thrilled about how public the former RHOC star is with her husband online. Andy's ex-wife, Andrea Bohn, released a statement through a crisis manager, Richard Harlow, to Us Weekly in March of 2019.
"In response to the comments to Ms. Bellino’s very public display of her relationship with my husband, I am feeling forced to make a plea of respect for the children involved. My marriage to Andrew was filled with both happy and challenging times, which led us to marriage counseling as recently as January," Andrea's statement said. "It became quite apparent our marriage was beyond reconciliation with Ms. Bellino’s Instagram post on Super Bowl Sunday."
“As a recent divorcee and mother herself, I am sure Ms. Bellino meant no harm to myself or my children with that, or subsequent posts. However, they have been a source of additional pain to an already difficult situation. My hope is that all adults involved can be considerate of the children Andrew and I share when taking to social media,” Andrea continued.
Alexis herself can understand Andrea's sentiment about divorce, as her battle with Jim raged on for months.
Alexis' divorce from Jim Bellino wasn't easy.
One of the main storylines of RHOC Season 14 was how Alexis' ex, Jim Bellino, was suing cast mates Tamra Judge and Shannon Storms Beador for slander. The two had spoken about Jim on Heather McDonald's podcast, The Juicy Scoop. After, Heather, Tamra, and Shannon were hit with the $1 million suit.
Alexis returned to the franchise for a lunch date with Emily Simpson on the Oct. 8 episode. Emily had been dealing with marital issues with husband, Shane Simpson, and the two bonded over their shared marital difficulties.
"Divorce sucks. It’s not easy,” Alexis said on the show. “There just comes a time when you realize it’s time to move on.”
Alexis and Jim were married for 13 years when Jim filed for divorce in June of 2018. The former couple share three kids together: son James and twin daughters Melania and Mackenna. Many of Alexis' castmates were not fans of Jim's during the time that the couple was featured on the show. Tamra Judge, in particular, was outspoken about finding Jim "crusty."
Alexis' new life also means a new Bravo show.
Alexis and Andy are headed to Below Deck.
If documenting her love life with Andy on social media wasn't enough flaunting, Alexis is set to appear with him on the penultimate charter of Below Deck.
In the teaser trailer for the Jan. 13 episode, Alexis and Andy are acting hot and heavy on board Valor.
"She just got divorced, and I don't know if she's trying to prove it to her ex or her friends that she is doing fine," Chief Stewardess Kate Chastain said once she saw Alexis and Andy engaging in some PDA. "But you can be doing fine without having a tongue down your throat."
The clip showed the couple kissing repeatedly, which even lead to Alexis proclaiming how great it was to be with Andy.
"Everyone needs to get divorced!" Alexis shouts.
Below Deck airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.