Shannon Beador has zero plans to quit RHOC if former star Alexis Bellino returns for season 18: “She Has Enough Allies,” per source.
The Bravoverse is buzzing with speculation that Alexis Bellino could be returning for season 18 of RHOC amid gossip she’s dating/getting friendly with Shannon Beador‘s ex John Janssen.
A source also tells the outlet that Alexis Bellino‘s possible return to the Real Housewives of Orange County would NOT affect Shannon Beador. The insider notes that the longtime RHOC star won’t quit or cause drama with production if they bring Alexis back to the show.
“We are still aways away,” a source revealed to the gossip outlet when asked about casting for season 18.
As for why Shannon Beador won’t be sweating Alexis’ potential return to the Real Housewives of Orange County, the insider says it is because she has so many allies on the show to lean on and have her back.
“I think she has enough allies on that show,” one insider said. “Especially if they bring Vicki (Gunvalson) back.”
Alexis and Shannon never starred on the Real Housewives of Orange County together, as Shannon joined the franchise after Alexis’ season nine exit.
John is reportedly “interested” in Alexis and is already pursuing the Bravo alum.
A rep for Alexis also teased that something was brewing between John and the 46-year-old.
The rep explains that Alexis and John “happened to be at The Quiet Woman at the same time when they initially met, and a friendship was born. Orange County is a small place, so it’s not surprising they would cross paths.”
Amid the gossip, Alexis shut down the “BS” and “rumors” about her personal life on Instagram but didn’t flat out deny reports she was dating John.
Regarding Alexis’ potential return to the Real Housewives of Orange County, she teased the possibility of reclaiming her orange at BravoCon earlier this month.
“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.”
RHOC will return for season 18 in 2024.