Alexis Bellino Open to Returning to RHOC for S18 Plus, Shades ‘Conniving’ Tamra Judge


RHOC alum Alexis Bellino says she’s open to returning for season 18. Plus, jokes “conniving” Tamra Judge would do anything to stay on the show.

While appearing at BravoCon 2023 over the weekend, Alexis Bellino teased the possibility of reclaiming her orange for season 18 of the Real Housewives of Orange County.

“I’m definitely excited and proud to be associated with the network, and I’d never want to say never,” she told Page Six at BravoCon. “And I’ll leave it at that.”

Alexis Bellino poses for her RHOC cast photo
Alexis Bellino poses for her RHOC cast photo

“I started watching it again this year because, of course, Heather [Dubrow] and I are pretty close, and just having Tamra [Judge] come back, I wanted to tune in. I gave it one or two episodes to see how it would go, and then I got pretty hooked.”

“She made for good TV this year in all of her drunken stupors,” the RHOC alum said of Tamra Judge’s return for season 17.

Tamra and Alexis reunited and looked super chummy together at BravoCon, which only further fueled gossip about the possibility of Alexis’ return to RHOC for season 18.

Speaking of Tamra, Alexis couldn’t help but throw a little bit of shade at her former co-star and frienemy.

“I do think she’s manipulative and conniving, and I think she would sell her own mom to stay on the show,” Alexis joked. “I don’t think she would deny any of that if we asked her, too.”

“Tamra and I definitely have a past,” Alexis said with a laugh.

As Real Housewives of Orange County fans know, Alexis Bellino starred in seasons 5 through 8 of the OC Housewives franchise from 2009 until 2013.

While Alexis hasn’t starred on Real Housewives of Orange County in numerous years, her name was mentioned at the recent season 17 reunion by none other than Tamra Judge.

RHOC's Alexis Bellino and Tamra Judge have a long history of ups and downs
RHOC’s Alexis Bellino and Tamra Judge have a long history of ups and downs

During the RHOC season 17 reunion, Tamra called out Heather Dubrow for championing Alexis’ potential return to RHOC instead of her. As Bravo fans know, Tamra was ultimately returned to RHOC for season 17 after a two-year hiatus from the show.

Alexis said she found it “disgraceful” for Tamra to use her name amid her feud with Heather.

“It’s ridiculous that she is using my name as an excuse to carry out any of this behavior,” she said before giving props to Tamra for her continued ability to “drive conflict” on the Real Housewives of Orange County.

RHOC will return for season 18 in 2024.

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