Alexis and Jim Bellino are FINALLY breaking their silence on their shocking split.
The former Real Housewives of Orange County stars released a joint statement explaining their decision to divorce.
“It is with heavy hearts that we inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage — but it’s important to us that you know we made this choice together, with love, and as the best decision for our children’s future,” Jim and Alexis explained in a joint statement to Us Weekly on Thursday, June 28. “We hold one another in the highest regards as spouses, and especially as parents. We have agreed on 50/50 custody of the children, and we ask that you respect our privacy by not theorizing about the reasons for our divorce.”
On June 21, 2018, Jim shockingly filed for divorce from Alexis citing “irreconcilable differences” while asking for joint physical and primary custody of there three children. Oddly enough, Jim also asked for spousal support from Alexis.
Their former RHOC co-star Tamra Judge recently spoke out about the Bellino’s split and questioned whether it was legit; calling Jim a “shady motherf**ker.”
Despite rumors, the former OC couple says there’s nothing “sordid’ about their split.
“In recent days and weeks, there has been a lot of negative discussion about our marriage and why it is ending,” the statement explained. “Outside of the news of our decision to part ways, there is nothing provocative, alluring, or sordid about the dissolution of our marriage. Quite to the contrary, we strongly support each other just as we have since the beginning of our relationship.”
The statement continued, “Our marriage was a good one, but we were never perfect people or spouses —no one is, and in this respect, we were a lot like millions of other married people. And, just like millions of other married people, we simply grew apart over time — there is no ill will or bad blood between us — and maybe that’s why absurd rumors about our marriage and future together began when we filed for divorce.”
“We ultimately want you to feel happy for us, respect our privacy during this difficult time, and pray for our mutual benefit as we weather this storm. To the fans who have supported us since the beginning, we’re grateful for how you cheer us on — we ask that you continue to cheer as our lives and the lives of our children change and ultimately improve as a result of this difficult decision,” the statement concluded.
Following the news of their divorce, Alexis jetted off to Montana with her kids for a vacation. The mom of three shared several photos from the trip on Instagram.
It’s funny that a statement from Jim and Alexis magically appears right after Tamra and Shannon question the Bellinos split and why Alexis hasn’t spoken out. I still think this split is awfully fishy. Next Jim and Alexis will tell us they plan to continue living together.
Thoughts on the Bellino’s statement? Is it odd the Bellino’s statement comes after Tamra and Shannon questioned their split? Do you believe Jim and Alexis’ split was a mutual decision? Are you buying that their’s no ill will between Jim and Alexis? Why do you think Jim is asking Alexis for spousal support? Do you think their split will get ugly? Sound off below!
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