Alexis Bellino says she will not be coming back for the 8th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
“After three seasons of appearing on The Real Housewives of Orange County, I have made the difficult decision not to return for season 8,” Bellino said in a statement.
“Although Bravo made me a very generous offer and I’m thankful to have had this experience, I will be leaving the show behind to focus on my family and other opportunities.”
“I am so grateful to have gone through this amazing journey and to have met so many incredible fans,” her statement continues. “My heart is at peace and I remain so excited for my future.”
An insider source said that “Alexis was really tired of being bullied and chose home and family life over celebrity.”
“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,” Bellino and her husband Jim told Us Weekly in a statement. “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.”