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Divorce tends to be a painfully slow process, but since we learned of Alexis Bellino’s divorce in June, she and her husband, Jim Bellino, have already reached a settlement.
Despite Alexis’ tearful divorce confession, it looks like things worked out alright for both parties — and for their kids.
We now know the details on how much the former Real Housewife is getting.
RadarOnline gots their hands on the Bellino divorce documents.
In addition to child support and spousal support payments, the court has ordered a one-time payout from Jim to Alexis to the tune of $ 250,000.
Per the documents, the overall agreement is effective “upon the signing of the Judgment by both parties.”
While a quarter of a million dollars is definitely a lot of money, it’s only about one-sixth of Jim Bellino’s net worth, and would only support someone (even someone living modesty) for a matter of years, not decades.
Don’t worry — Alexis is getting a lot more than that.
According to the documents obtained by RadarOnline, though the couple is sharing custody, Alexis will receive child-support.
“Petitioner shall pay to Respondent as and for child support the sum of $ 2,000.00 per month per child for a total of $ 6,000.00 per month,” the court documents read.
It says that this amount is “payable one-half (1/2) on the first and one-half (1/2) on the fifteenth days of each month, commencing August 1,2018.”
Naturally, “This duty of support continues as to an unmarried child who has attained the age of 18 years, is a full-time high school student, and who is not self-supporting.”
And it must continue “until the time the child completes the 12th grade or attains the age of 19 years, whichever occurs first.”
That’s just what’s mandated by the court, of course; Jim and Alexis love their children and we’re sure that they’ll make sure to provide for their children through college and beyond.
Alexis is also getting spousal support, on top of the one-time payment of $ 250,000.
“Petitioner shall pay to Respondent, as and for spousal support,” the documents read. “The sum of $ 10,000.00 per month.”
This amount is “due and payable one-half on the first and one-half on the fifteenth days of each month commencing August 1,2018.”
As is fair for spousal support, the document continues: “and continuing thereafter until the death of either party, or further order of the Court, whichever first occurs.”
So Alexis gets ten grand a month, forever.
“Everything we do is about the kids,” Jim Bellino has assured those concerned about their divorce. “Everybody’s getting along great.”
As we mentioned when we brought up that Jim is suing Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge, Jim and Alexis released a statement.
“We would like to thank the many individuals who have expressed support for us as we worked through one of the most difficult times of our personal lives,” the statement began.
“To those who have shown that they truly care, we are happy to report that we have reached an amicable resolution of our divorce proceedings, which we expect to keep confidential in order to protect our privacy,” they continued.
“And,” they added, they intend to “keep the most sensitive and intimate details of our lives from becoming grist for a malicious ‘rumor mill.’”
The statement continued, pointing out that the couple had heard rumors about them … and were not amused.
“We have been unfairly and viciously targeted by certain individuals in recent weeks,” the couple said.
They then blasted those “who have severely aggravated the pain we have had to endure through false, defamatory, and highly objectionable statements to the media.”
“We look forward to holding those individuals fully accountable,” the statement added. “Through the legal process for the substantial damages that they have caused and continue to cause to our family.”
It’s good that they were able to reach a reasonably fair-sounding arrangement. Some divorces end with one party reduced to abject poverty. That should never happen.
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But not everything is happy in divorce-land.
In a tearful confession, Alexis makes it clear to her followers that she is riding an emotional rollercoaster.
Accompanying a view of her tearful face, Alexis Bellino makes a confession to fans.
“My best friend thinks I need to document my life right now,” admits in the lengthy captions of her post.
Sometimes, keeping a record is smart. At the very least, her followes want to know how she’s doing.
Alexis continues, saying: “My life truly is a range of emotions that I have never experienced.”
When things really change, that’s when you can experience negative emotions that you haven’t really felt since adolescence.
Alexis describes her mood: “I am always exhausted, never hungry, happy one minute, sad the next, excited the next, devastated the next, numb always, and then repeat.”
“I don’t know who else has been through this,” Alexis admits.
She might find that she’s not nearly as alone as she thinks.
“But I try to be strong every minute,” Alexis says, before confessing: “And that isn’t the REAL.”
Sometimes, you put on a brave face. But that’s your face — not your heart.
“I’m broken. I’m sad,” Alexis says. “Sometimes I zone off like in this video.”
A lot of what she describes sounds like situational depression. A lot of it just sounds like having a rough time because you’re getting divorced.
Alexis writes: “I don’t think anyone can go through a divorce and not feel all of the above emotions.”
She might be surprised. There are some people who feel nothing but hate when they get divorced. Others feel nothing but relief.
“All I know is that God is with me through this,” Alexis writes. “HE is getting me through this.”
If you’re a person of faith, falling back on your religious beliefs to see you through can be a great source of comfort in times of turmoil.
By the end of her post, it appears that Alexis has grown more confident.
“I will get through this storm,” Alexis writes. “This season, this extremely painful time, and I will be stronger on the other side.”
At the very least, she is writing affirming words. That’s a good start.
“It’s so difficult going through the rain to get to the rainbow,” Alexis writes.
Obviously, she is speaking in metaphor. Literal rainbows and rain do not quite work like that.
At the end, Alexis writes: “At least my bestie knows how to make laugh when I’m about to cry…”
That’s bordering on Taylor Swift lyrics. We’re here for that.
In addition to the usual emotional difficulty of divorce, Alexis was dealing with other concerns.
For one, she was moving in to a new house. That is one of the biggest stressors in the world. (So is divorce!)
Another is that her kids were visiting her ex. Visitation can be difficult.
Also, it sounds like she’s been stressing about finances. Divorce is often necessary, but rarely fun.
Former The Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino is getting divorced from her husband of 13 years, Jim.
Wednesday was the Fourth of July, and while Alexis wore her most patriotic bikini to celebrate the United States’ independence from Great Britain.
And she made it clear that she was celebrating her own independence, as well.
In the captions of this photo of her showing off her incredible body in this American flag bikini, Alexis is not subtle with her double-meaning.
Alexis writes: “Happy INDEPENDENCE Day friends!”
Yes, she wrote independence in all caps. Like we said … this is not subtle.
In case anyone managed to miss it, however, she included some tags.
She wrote “#independent” followed by “#woman,” and then “#letfreedomring.”
Dressed in a little more … well, clothing, Alexis also posed in a photo with her three children.
Her son James is wearing blue and white — a nice understated way to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Her twin daughters, Melania and Mackenna, are wearing American flag dresses.
Alexis herself is wearing a white dress in this photo.
While white is certainly one of the colors on the U.S. flag, some of her followers joked that she was “wearing the wrong flag.”
A white flag, of course, is a symbol of surrender. Not the message that she intends to send during her divorce.
Of course, when Alexis and Jim Bellino confirmed their divorce, the two made it very clear that they do not intend for this divorce to become contentious.
“It is with heavy hearts that we inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage,” their joint statement began.
They acknowledged that they are divorcing, “but it’s important to us that you know we made this choice together, with love, and as the best decision for our children’s future.”
“We hold one another in the highest regards as spouses, and especially as parents,” they announced. “We have agreed on 50/50 custody of the children, and we ask that you respect our privacy by not theorizing about the reasons for our divorce.”
“In recent days and weeks,” they explained. “There has been a lot of negative discussion about our marriage and why it is ending.”
“Outside of the news of our decision to part ways, there is nothing provocative, alluring, or sordid about the dissolution of our marriage,” Jim and Alexis insisted.
“Quite to the contrary,” they said. “We strongly support each other just as we have since the beginning of our relationship.”
Should fans take Alexis’ declaration of independence as a sign that things are a little less amicable now?
“Our marriage was a good one, but we were never perfect people or spouses,” they said. “No one is, and in this respect, we were a lot like millions of other married people.”
They continued: “And, just like millions of other married people, we simply grew apart over time — there is no ill will or bad blood between us.”
“And maybe,” their statement continued. “That’s why absurd rumors about our marriage and future together began when we filed for divorce.”
“We ultimately want you to feel happy for us,” Alexis and Jim said.
They asked fans to “respect our privacy during this difficult time, and pray for our mutual benefit as we weather this storm.”
“To the fans who have supported us since the beginning,” they continued.
“We’re grateful for how you cheers us on,” they told fans. “We ask that you continue to cheer as our lives and the lives of our children change and ultimately improve as a result of this difficult decision.”
So … we should probably assume that Alexis is not trying to “start something” with Jim. They’re just happier apart and she’s not afraid to be honest about that.
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Alexis Bellino is getting a divorce after 13 years of marriage.
Though it has been a few years since she was on RHOC, the news about Alexis and Jim took a number of fans by surprise. People wondered where they went wrong.
In a joint statement, the divorcing couple is confirming their divorce — and explaining it.
In a joint statement to Us Weekly, Alexis and Jim Bellino hope to clear the air.
“It is with heavy hearts,” the statement begins. “That we inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage.”
That can be a difficult choice to make, and sometimes it is just as difficult to announce.
The statement continues: “But it’s important to us that you know we made this choice together, with love.”
That sounds amicable! That’s very promising.
She says they see it as right for them, “and as the best decision for our children’s future.”
The statement from Alexis and Jim, who just last year enjoyed a romantic getaway in Venice, Italy, continues.
“We hold one another in the highest regards as spouses, and especially as parents,” the statement reads.
So they want it clear that this isn’t a situation of spite or hatred.
“We have agreed,’ they announce. “On 50/50 custody of the children,”
So it doesn’t sound like they plan on waging a custody battle.
They’re telling fans this “and we ask that you respect our privacy by not theorizing about the reasons for our divorce.”
So we’re not meant to believe that they’re both assassins from rival organizations and have only just learned of this. Gotcha.
“In recent days and weeks,” the statement continues. “There has been a lot of negative discussion about our marriage and why it is ending.”
“Outside of the news of our decision to part ways,” Alexis and Jim say. “There is nothing provocative, alluring, or sordid about the dissolution of our marriage.”
That is often the case. Marriages can begin and end for very mundane reasons.
“Quite to the contrary,” the statement says. “We strongly support each other just as we have since the beginning of our relationship.”
It sounds like they’re just no longer compatible as partners.
“Our marriage was a good one,” Alexis and Jim say. “But we were never perfect people or spouses.”
The statement then goes on to claim that “no one is” perfect. If that’s true, how do they explain Janelle Monae?
“And in this respect,” the statement says. “We were a lot like millions of other married people.”
In other words: flawed.
“And,” the statement says. “Just like millions of other married people, we simply grew apart over times.”
Hey, it happens.
“There is no ill will or bad blood between us,” they reiterate.
“And maybe that’s why,” they say. “Absurd rumors about our marriage and future together began when we filed for divorce.”
Their argument, here, is that if they’d really been having problems, then there would have been rumors before their divorce.
(We don’t know if we necessarily buy that logic)
“We ultimately want you to feel happy for us,” the statement reads. “Respect our privacy during this difficult time, and pray for our mutual benefit as we weather this storm.”
Alexis and Jim give a shoutout to those lending them emotional support.
“To the fans who have supported us since the beginning, we’re grateful for how you cheers us on,” they write.
“We ask that you continue to cheer,” the statement concludes. “As our lives and the lives of our children change and ultimately improve as a result of this difficult decision.”
That is a very reasonable request.
Let’s hope that their divorce remains as amicable and thoughtful as it appears in this joint statement.
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That grim fact is just as true for former stars of the series.
Former RHOC Housewife Alexis Bellino and her husband, Jim, are parting ways after 13 years of marriage.
It’s been years, but Alexis Bellino was part of the main cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
She was one of the leading ladies for seasons 5, 6, 7, and 8 before she departed from the series in 2013. Since then, fans have mostly just kept up with her on social media.
TMZ reports that Alexis’ husband, Jim Bellino, filed for divorce from her, citing irreconcilable differences.
He filed the documents on Thursday, so this sounds very fresh.
He listed the date of separations as “TBD,” so we guess that they’ll figure out when exactly they parted ways. Divorces can be complicated.
Jim is seeking joint legal custody of their children. He will also be asking for spousal support payments from Alexis.
Alexis and Jimgot married on April 16, 2005. As we said, it has been over 13 years since that wedding.
They have three children — a son, James, and twin daughters, Melania and Mckenna.
This beautiful family is changing forever. Sometimes, there’s no other option.
“Irreconcilable differences” is basically divorce court lingo for “we don’t want to be married anymore,” so that doesn’t really give us any insight into what drove these two apart.
This is Alexis’ second divorce.
In 2002, she married her college sweetheart.
In 2004, the year before she married Jim, she and her first husband divorced.
We can at least speculate a little about when the date of separation may have been.
Alexis has never been shy about sharing family photos from vacations or home life or holidays.
But she has not shared a photo that features Jim since April.
On Mother’s Day, she shared a photo of a beautiful bouquet of flowers — and revealed that it was a gift from her children.
So … it looks like these two have been on the outs to some degree for a couple of months.
It’s worth noting that, during their marriage, the Bellino household was noted for being “traditional.”
Jim is a self-made entrepreneur.
Alexis wasn’t just a Housewife — she was also very much a housewife. She managed the household and watched after her children and prepared elaborate meals for her husband when he got home.
While some of that may have been played up for the cameras, some viewers found the Bellino house’s gender roles to be a little antiquated.
Alexis was also known for devoting a few hours a day, every day, to fitness.
She also opened up a few years ago about her personal struggles with bullimia.
Alexis and Jim made friend with Tamra Judge — back when she was Tamra Barney — and her then-husband, Simon Barney when Simon sold them a luxury car.
They formed a fast friendship at the time.
However, though Alexis jumped ship from RHOC before Season 9, she did not enjoy the Season 10 episode in which Tamra got baptised on camera.
Alexis wrote an email to Andy Cohen, which he shared, saying that she felt that Tamra had “made a mockery” of her faith.
The two reportedly reconciled later.
It will be interesting to see how Alexis’ divorce works out. Hopefully, it will be more pleasant for her children than Tamra and Simon’s divorce was for theirs.
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