The marriage is officially over between former star of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Alexis Bellino, and Jim Bellino. They finalized their divorce just months after filing. The RHOC stars were married for 13 years together, and they have three children. The news that they were divorcing shocked many, including RHOC stars Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. Many have speculated that they were merely divorcing to get back on the show. There are also those who feel that they are doing this for financial reasons, and to hide things, but don’t believe they are truly parting ways. As of now, they are officially divorced. Whether they get back together down the road or not, only time will tell!
They had previously made a lengthy statement about the decision, stating, “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. 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.”
According to The Daily Dish, they had added when they first separated, “In recent days and weeks, there has been a lot of negative discussion about our marriage and why it is ending. 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. 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.”
Meanwhile, as a part of their divorce deal, Alexis agreed to give Jim their $4 million Orange County house.
As for Alexis, she will walk away with the couple’s newly purchased $1.3 million San Juan Capistrano home. The couple purchased the home via their JAMM family trust a month after Jim filed for divorce. The deed for the home was then transferred into Alexis’ name three days later.
It’s always sad when people divorce after a lot of years, especially when they have children together. It’s never easy. It’s good that they are doing this “with love” though, and focusing on co-parenting their cute children. This is definitely a tough road. However; Alexis has said that she is going to “make a brand new ending.” Every ending is really just a new beginning and adventure. Wishing them all the best!
Do you think Alexis will return to the RHOC? Thoughts on the divorce being finalized so quickly? Will Alexis & Jim reunite? Sound off below!
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