Alexis Bellino Planning EPIC ‘RHOC’ Return to RATTLE Shannon Beador’s Cage!
Rumors have been swirling that Alexis Bellino is poised to make a comeback on the next season of the Real Housewives of Orange County, a plot twist that could rattle Bravo veteran, Shannon Beador.
Alexis was recently spotted getting cozy at Corona del Mar, California hotspot, The Quiet Woman, with Shannon’s ex, John Janssen, sparking a flood of social media chatter. Alexis’ rep downplayed the outing, explaining that the duo was “quickly becoming friends,” but Newport Beach locals dished to Radar Online that John was “interested” in Alexis.
Sources claimed that John had been romantically pursuing the former reality star, via calls and texts.
A tipster close to the RHOC star confirmed that Shannon would not quit the show or cause a production ruckus if Alexis was to rejoin the OC cast. However, Season 18 casting decisions have yet to be made, according to a network source.
Sources told the outlet that Shannon will approach filming season with confidence even if Alexis is in the mix, because she has faith that her friends will have her back. Shannon joined the RHOC cast for Season 9, after Alexis’ exit, in 2013.
“I think she has enough allies on that show,” one insider said, adding — “Especially if they bring Vicki (Gunvalson) back.”
Earlier this month, Shannon said that she had not communicated with her ex in over a month. Shannon and John broke up in November 2022.
Sources close to the reality star claimed that Shannon and John were “definitely dating” when she was busted for a DUI, in September. The same insiders alleged that John’s neighbors heard the pair “loudly arguing” on the night of Shannon’s arrest.
Alexis and Shannon almost crossed paths on the night of Shannon’s DUI/ hit and run arrest.
“When my girlfriends and I arrived for a fun night out together, it was soon brought to my attention that Shannon was also at the same restaurant,” Alexis told TMZ, at the time.
Alexis spoke to a claim made by a bystander, who told the outlet that Shannon was heard “bitching” about the RHOC alum “to other people nearby.”
She said — “Shannon and I did not interact that night, but it greatly saddens me to learn that she may harbor negative feelings or resentment toward me, as I was not involved in Jim Bellino’s lawsuit against Shannon.”
Alexis concluded — “From one single mother to another, I wish Shannon nothing but the best, as I know she is facing trying times ahead.”
Shannon plowed into a Newport Beach, California duplex and fled the scene while driving under the influence, on September 16.
TMZ shared video footage that showed Shannon’s car zooming around a corner before hopping a curb and slamming into a cement planter on the front side of the home.
In October, prosecutors charged the reality star with two misdemeanors, a DUI and a hit-and-run. Law enforcement insiders leaked that Shannon blew a .24% BAC after the wreck, three times the legal limit.
The Bravo star was sentenced to three years of informal probation and fined $960. She was also ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and to participate in a 9-month alcohol education program.
Olivia Davis is a Staff Writer at All About The Tea. Olivia’s hobbies include binging Netflix series, and watching Housewives on Bravo. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History.