‘Real Housewives of OC’s’ Alexis Bellino Issues Ultimatum: I’m Not Returning Without Backup (EXCLUSIVE)
Previously, she told Celebuzz she wasn’t sure whether she would sign on for Season 8 as she licked her wounds after last season’s brutal reunion specials.
What does the Housewife need in order to return next season?
“If I do the show again, I would have to have a friend on the show with me,” she tells Celebuzz exclusively.
She later explains, “Who wants to go into a pack of wolves and not have anyone with her? I would definitely want to have a friend.”
Bellino certainly had a tough season as she and new castmember Heather Dubrow were like oil and water from the get-go. And to make matters worse, former enemies Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Barney called a truce that left Bellino out in the cold.
Bellino’s ultimatum for coming back on the show may stem from hurt feelings, as she felt ganged up on during the Season 7 reunion specials.
“I think we have a really good season and it was a really good cast,” she says. “But, I feel like it doesn’t have to be so hateful and mean all the time. We could still have a really good season, just not being so mean.”
In response to Celebuzz’s request for comment, a Bravo spokesperson tells us, “We have not yet made an announcement about a Season 8 pickup.”
Bellino, a married mother of three, joined the cast on its fifth season.
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Additional reporting by Andrea Simpson.