Bravo has approached Alexis Bellino to join The Real Housewives of Orange County for Season 18. She hasn’t been given a physical contract but has an important meeting about the decision tomorrow. Bellino is unsure if she wants to return, weighing the pros and cons of coming back to the successful reality television show.
An insider said RHOC is no walk in the park, particularly for those in front of the camera. RadarOnline.com reached out to Alexis’ rep for comment, but so far, there’s no word back.
Network executives already have their core cast but not everyone is for sure returning. Taylor Armstrong revealed on Wednesday that she would not be back despite being a “friend of” for only one season. Bellino’s possible return would be laced with controversy as she’s recently been linked to RHOC star Shannon Beador’s ex, John Janssen.
Sources told us that Beador “would be furious” if Bellino and Janssen start dating, which would make for a juicy storyline for Season 18. Fans are begging that Bravo hands Vicki Gunvalson, the OG of the OC, a contract. Bellino left RHOC after Season 8, right before Beador joined the cast. Gunvalson was on the hit show since the beginning but wasn’t asked back after Season 15.