Alexis and Jim Bellino release statement about Tamra Barney’s comments, threaten lawsuit

Alexis Bellino and husband Jim Bellino

There is trouble in The O.C. Alexis Bellino recently called her Real Housewives of Orange County co-star Tamra Barney ‘blasphemous’ after she referred to her as ‘Jesus Jugs.’ It was the nickname heard ’round the world, and boy did it start a war. Shortly after getting word of Alexis’ harsh words, Tamra let loose on Alexis and her husband, calling them ‘faux Christians‘ and exposing Jim’s strip club visits with Peggy Tanous. Now, the ball is in The Bellinos’ court and they are fighting back in a big way!

Not only are Alexis and Jim releasing a statement of their own, they also claim that they’ve been advised to take legal actions against Tamra for her false statements. In their statement, The Bellinos allege that certain cast members “use the show as a platform for personal attacks and character assassination, perhaps out of personal insecurity or simply to inflict pain.”

Tamra Barney

“Tamra’s most recent statements are completely false. While her motivation may be to elevate herself by hurting others, the law does provide boundaries outside of which even she may be held liable,” their statement continues. “We are prepared to defend ourselves against these unfounded, slanderous and defamatory remarks to the fullest extent of the law.”

In an interview from earlier today, Jim confirmed that he does not want Alexis to participate in the show any longer. “I don’t. I don’t want her to do it anymore. I absolutely do not want her on the show. But Alexis will do what she wants to do. It’s completely her call.” As for Tamra’s ‘Jesus Jugs’ comment, Jim added, “It’s making fun of someone’s faith and it’s completely unacceptable. I find it offensive and horrible.”

Alexis has yet to make a decision on whether or not she’ll return. In fact, she’s made the rounds telling everyone that she has been dealing with a lot of trauma this season and needs to digest everything before making her mind up. “She’s talking to them now and we’ll see what happens. Whatever decision she makes, I just want it to be the right one for her.”

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  • Ricki

    OMG PLEASE. He is so GROSS and she is just and idiot. WHO the heck is HE to threaten a law suit for speaking ones mind. It’s TAMARA for god sakes thats how she is. SHe’s brass and harsh. GET OVER IT. Jesus jugs is NOT a bad thing. He says Tamara offended all christians. Dude get over yourself no she didnt. He is SO ridiculous. He said he wants BRAVO to do a LIVE REALITY SHOW with HIM on it so he can NOT be edited. Dude needs to get over himself.

  • hannah

    they are going to take legal action on someone who is on a reality show with them all about drama!! lmao

  • KatieMB

    Yeah that lawsuit is going places. *rolls eyes*

  • BJ

    quit my azz.. she’s not quitting.. they are FIRING her! this bimbo and her ugly husband are trying to save face.

    too late!

  • amy

    Tamra sucks, get her Jimbo.

  • Poor Alexass doesn’t know how she feels after being insulted and mocked all season?. Yet, her master knows. He knows all too well that his wifey has become the butt of many jokes. “She’s making the rounds…” means that she is asking other people whether or not she should leave the OC? Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

  • helloisitme

    Alexis is stupid and insecure, which leads to some pretty ridiculous behavior. That said, she does seem to try to be a good person, and she is pretty willing to apologize and forgive, and is more tolerable then most of the other women. Its just stupid attacking her. Attack Vicki. attack virtually anyone else. They probably deserve it way more.

  • Brittany

    Alexis needs to grow up. That’s like calling the cops if someone calls you a name. So what if she called you Jesus jugs? Ugh, so stupid and overboard to file a suit.

    And her husband seems to be extremely controlling so I’m sure she won’t be back on the show. Alexis clearly does not have a lot of say in her life. It is not “completely her call” as he said. He’s a controlling a****** and she’s a mindless body. Perfect for eachother.

    • m

      ..Was just about to write how controlling he is. And she loves it. when i had to watch her spoon food him in a restaurant i almost threw up.. she clearly has issues when she stopped talking to her best fiend after she found out she use to date her husband but had no problem forgiving him? classic dumbas*s syndrome.

  • Calleigh

    Jims a turd, Alexis is floating around some dream world that the turd has created. For him to say “Alexis will do what she wants to do. It’s completely her call” I seriously doubt that, because we all know that Jim wears the pants in the family and Alexis “Stepford” will do what he says.

    This whole religion thing, what exactly is their religion? They have a pastor, but of what?

  • 2zDayGB

    Her ass will be back on the show, b/c I’m pretty sure, they’re still struggling financially, even tho they deny those allegations too!
    She sure didn’t mind being called Jesus Barbie, or vice versa…lol
    & Tamara, used to have big ones too, until recently, so I don’t even know why she goes there!!…smh

  • Ness

    NOT a fan of Alexis & Jim but…Tamara is the biggest hypocrite she claims shes changed when really she just goes from attacking one person then when shes done with them she’ll move on to her next victim.Watch next season she’ll claim shes “changed” & become bffs with Alexis like she did with Gretchen but will move on to someone else to hate.Shes is & always will be an obnoxious mean girl.

  • tinks

    i remember when Tamra was the passive, bimbo, Stepford wife when she first started the show. i think the “Jesus Jugs” comment is hilarious. Watching Alexis, It’s like she isn’t even aware of herself. They were trying to tell her to stop talking about money because it’s pretentious and weird yet even at the reunion she has to name drop the fact that Vicki would be flying out to Jim’s birthday party on private jet. Yay for Heather for pointing out how cheesey that was. Alexis, you’re everything that’s wrong with women these days.