'Real Housewives of Orange County': Alexis Bellino Talks Season 7 Tension and 'RHOBH' Tragedy
'Real Housewives of Orange County': Alexis Bellino Talks Season 7 Tension and 'RHOBH' Tragedy
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 7 premiered last night, and cast member Alexis Bellino is hoping for a fresh start. She opened up about her journey this season in an interview with Celebuzz.

After learning last season that her fellow housewife and good friend Peggy Tanous dated her husband before they were married, Alexis was put off by Peggy's behavior. This caused her to re-evaluate their friendship before the start of season 7.

"It's so hard, because one day, I wake up and I'm thinking, 'What happened? Where did our friendship go wrong?'" she said. "But right now, at this exact moment, I don't put a lot of emphasis on thinking about her. In the first two episodes, you're going to see her and I get into it, and it's going to probably be the last time you'll see us interact together."

She also had words about Peggy on her Bravo blog, regarding what happened on last night's episode.

"The Peggy/Tamra conversation was totally vulgar (but what's new?)," she wrote. "The only thing Peggy's embarrassed about is the fact that Jim dumped her. Why doesn't she just stop talking about him? He sure doesn't talk about her. And that's all I have to say about that."

She also talked about the RHOC ladies' unique position as being the longest-running Housewives series.

"It's amazing, because we have 16 episodes this season. It's almost like we have a new fire," she said in the interview. "Maybe we have a few more years. If we can keep the fun and the drama new and the dram real, then who knows how long we can go?"

Alexis also gave her thoughts on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this season, which grappled with the suicide of Taylor Armstrong's husband Russell Armstrong, and whether the show or Bravo were partially responsible.

"I am sure the show played a little bit in it, just because your life is exemplified in front of millions of viewers, and things can be said about you that aren't necessarily true. Once it's out there, people believe it, whether it's true or not," she said. "But I think at the end of the day, you have to remember, it's a show, you're here to entertain people. Don't take it too personally. I think that him and Taylor obviously had a lot going on, and I just wish it would have had a different ending, you know?"

Regarding the Peggy issue, it looks like we'll get to see Alexis' side of the story on next week's episode. The "low drama" of last night's episode won't last for long.

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

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