It is on between “The Real Housewives of Orange County” cast members Tamra Barney (the recently divorced, dating a younger man blonde) and Alexis Bellino (the God-loving married mom of two blonde).
Alexis thought she and Tamra were friends until she watched the new episodes from Season 6 and was surprised at some comments Tamra made about her to the cameras. “I had thought we were friends up until I saw episode 3,” Alexis told XfinityTV at the Reality Rocks Fan Awards in Los Angeles last weekend.
“I never thought she thought that way about me. Tell me to my face you don’t like me. I would tell someone to their face. What a concept, right? I was crying. It was very hurtful. It was devastating. I went through a whole year, a whole season, of being between Tamra and Gretchen and it was like wasted energy,” she added.
The offending comments? After a lunch where the two women talked about their marriages and Tamra questioned that Alexis’ husband Jim is too controlling, Tamra commented to the camera, “Protective? Controlling!”
Here’s more from Alexis on that topic and then some…
GOD: “I do talk about God so much, quite frequently, and the other women are now starting to open up, ‘Oh I’m a Christian. I’m a Christian.’ and I’m like, ‘Really? Oh, well you’ve been on so many years and I never knew that.’ But if that’s what I can get out of people, to be okay saying what they believe in, okay,” says Alexis. Alexis also says her pastor doesn’t allow the cameras to film them at church, and she wishes the producers would show more of her time with her kids.
Too Hot for TV? Tamra Gets Naked with a Lesbian:
PORNOGRAPHY: “Protective” hubby Jim says, “I think we’re very misunderstood. We just did an interview on Playboy Radio and people were like incensed that we would go on Playboy radio, but we spent the whole time on the show talking about God and Jesus and relationships.” Adds Alexis, “I got completely annihilated on Twitter and I said, ‘God loves people in magazines and playboy and pornography too. He loves them all. He just wants them to correct their ways.’
CONFESSIONAL: “Listen, I was a college girl. I partied. I did my thing. But, no, I would never do Playboy. I was asked when they came to my college and I said no, because I knew I’d have children and a family and I think about what my children would see. And I don’t want to be completely naked in front of people, just my husband.
TAMRA: “We’re not friends at this point because I was really hurt by what happened on the third episode when she was just annihilating me on national television,” Alexis says. When asked if perhaps Tamra’s antics are due to divorce drama and wine-drinking, Jim was quick to jump in. “I’m sorry, one has nothing to do with the other. There is no excuse for calling my wife the names she called her. And jealousy is a funny thing. If you want to hide behind getting divorced to abuse people verbally, I don’t accept it at all and I’ll tell her to her face,” he said. “Yeah, I don’t think alcohol has anything to do with it. A lot of times in taping we’re given alcoholic drinks just to look social, but we don’t actually always drink them,” adds Alexis.
REUNION SHOW: Alexis is already mentally gearing up for the reunion show, which tapes in May. Her plan? “I don’t have an agenda. But, I want to speak my mind and I want to find out where these people are coming from that I thought were friends but aren’t…
A new episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” airs Sunday, April 17 at 10 p.m. on Bravo.