Alexis Bellino Leaving ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ — Report

by | September 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM | The Real Housewives of Orange County

'Real Housewives of the O.C.' Star Alexis Bellino (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

The brawling babes from the O.C. may have one less housewife to spar with next season.

Alexis Bellino is reportedly quitting “The Real Housewives of Orange County” after three seasons on the Bravo show, according to Us Weekly.

Last year’s seventh season was a Bellino bash-fest — the “Real Housewife” (along with her domineering hubby Jim) was accused by her castmates of being real phoney in her overly competitive attempts to “keep up with the Jones.” Then there was the mockery of her sinus surgery/nose job and her “career” as a “news anchor,” not to mention slams about her not being the brightest bulb in the bunch. Apparently, the “bullied” blonde has had enough.

“Alexis was really tired of being bullied and chose home and family life over celebrity,” a source tells Us Weekly. “She wanted to go back to her simple life in Orange County.”

The story claims Bellino, 35, had begun initial contract renewal negotiations with Bravo but has now decided not to return next season. We’ve got a hunch her status could change, but that’s the word for now. Then again, when your costar nicknames you “Jesus Jugs,” perhaps it’s better to just say goodbye to the O.C. and head for less toxic waters.

Watch Lost Footage from Season 7 of “The Real Housewives of Orange County”: