Sep 18, 2012 11:40 AM
Say goodbye to Jesus Jugs!
RHOOC star Alexis Bellino is leaving the Bravo reality show after a three season run, a source revealed to Us Weekly.
"Alexis was really tired of being bullied and chose home and family life over celebrity," the source divulged. Apparently the blonde bombshell had already begun negotiations with the network for the upcoming season, but she ultimately "wanted to go back to her simple life in Orange County."
Last season was especially traumatic for the religious mother-of-three, as she fought repeated attacks on her character by co-stars Tamra Barney and former BFF Gretchen Rossi. The 35-year-old and her husband Jim Bellino were even forced to issue a statement in their defense after being labeled "phonies" by the cast.
"The Real Housewives of Orange County is a reality show that is meant to entertain and engage audiences with the lives of its cast members. This vicious and malicious attack on our family will no longer be tolerated. We have continually tried to take the high road, however, if necessary, we are prepared to defend ourselves against these unfounded, slanderous and defamatory remarks to the fullest extent of the law," the couple said at the time.
Although Bellino is supposedly set on her decision to leave the show, a Bravo rep told Us no official decision has been made. "We have not yet made any announcements about a season 8 pick up or casting."
The remaining brigade of blondes are going to need to find another punching bag!