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RHOC’s Alexis Bellino Admits She and Ex-Husband Jim Had a ‘Broken Marriage’ Before Their Divorce

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”a href=https://people.com/tv/rhoc-alexis-bellino-jim-bellinodivorce-finalized/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankAlexis Bellino/a is opening up about the end of her 14-year marriage to ex-husband Jim Bellino.

” data-reactid=”16″>Alexis Bellino is opening up about the end of her 14-year marriage to ex-husband Jim Bellino.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.

0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”On Tuesday, the mother of three made a surprise visit to;ema href=https://people.

com/tag/real-housewives-of-orange-county/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankThe Real Housewives of Orange County/a,;/emwhere she sat down with current Housewife a href=https://people.com/tag/emily-simpson/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankEmily Simpson/a for a candid conversation about life after divorce.

” data-reactid=”17″>On Tuesday, the mother of three made a surprise visit to The Real Housewives of Orange County, where she sat down with current Housewife Emily Simpson for a candid conversation about life after divorce.

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0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“It was just a really broken marriage for a lot of years,” Alexis, 42, said.

“There just comes a time when you realize, it’s time to move on.”” data-reactid=”18″>“It was just a really broken marriage for a lot of years,” Alexis, 42, said.

“There just comes a time when you realize, it’s time to move on.”

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0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”It was the first time Alexis had appeared on the Bravo show since her departure from the series back in season 8.

She originally joined emRHOC/em when the franchise was in its fifth season, showcasing her life with Jim, 57, and their three children: a title=(opens new window) target=_blankson James, 13/a, and a title=(opens new window) target=_blanktwin daughters Melania and Mackenna/a, who turn 12 in November.” data-reactid=”19″>It was the first time Alexis had appeared on the Bravo show since her departure from the series back in season 8.

She originally joined RHOC when the franchise was in its fifth season, showcasing her life with Jim, 57, and their three children: son James, 13, and twin daughters Melania and Mackenna, who turn 12 in November.

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0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Of course, this being reality TV, the Bravo cameras caught both the ups and the downs of Alexis and Jim’s marriage — including a recurring conflict they had over Alexis’ desire to spend time with her castmates.

” data-reactid=”20″>Of course, this being reality TV, the Bravo cameras caught both the ups and the downs of Alexis and Jim’s marriage — including a recurring conflict they had over Alexis’ desire to spend time with her castmates.

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0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“Wives stay home,” he told her during one particularly tense scene, replayed on Tuesday’s episode.

“There’s only so much time in a day to raise my children. You’ve got to say no to some things.

”” data-reactid=”21″>“Wives stay home,” he told her during one particularly tense scene, replayed on Tuesday’s episode. “There’s only so much time in a day to raise my children.

You’ve got to say no to some things.”

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0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Moments like that left Alexis and Jim moving in opposite directions.

” data-reactid=”33″>Moments like that left Alexis and Jim moving in opposite directions.

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0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“I think in life when you’re with someone, there’s two options.

You can grow apart or you can grow together,” she told Simpson. “We grew apart.

”” data-reactid=”34″>“I think in life when you’re with someone, there’s two options. You can grow apart or you can grow together,” she told Simpson.

“We grew apart.”

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0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“Divorce sucks, it’s not easy,” Alexis added.

“I think it’s almost harder than death. It is a death, the death of a 14-year marriage.

”” data-reactid=”35″>“Divorce sucks, it’s not easy,” Alexis added. “I think it’s almost harder than death.

It is a death, the death of a 14-year marriage.”

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0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”That said, Alexis did make it a point to note that she and Jim are co-parenting well together.

” data-reactid=”36″>That said, Alexis did make it a point to note that she and Jim are co-parenting well together.

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0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“I love the relationship that I see between Jim and the kids,” she said.

” data-reactid=”37″>“I love the relationship that I see between Jim and the kids,” she said.

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0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”stronga href=https://people.

com/tv/rhoc-alexis-bellino-jim-bellinodivorce-finalized/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankRELATED: emRHOC/em Alum Alexis Bellino’s Divorce Has Been Finalized/a/strong” data-reactid=”49″>RELATED: RHOC Alum Alexis Bellino’s Divorce Has Been Finalized

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Alexis and Jim a href=https://people.com/tv/rhoc-alexis-bellino-jim-bellinodivorce-finalized/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankfinalized their divorce in August 2018/a.

” data-reactid=”50″>Alexis and Jim finalized their divorce in August 2018.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.

0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Per their spousal support agreement, obtained by PEOPLE, Jim agreed to pay Alexis $6,000 per month in child support ($2,000 for each child) until each child passes the age of 18, as well as $10,000 a month in spousal support.

” data-reactid=”51″>Per their spousal support agreement, obtained by PEOPLE, Jim agreed to pay Alexis $6,000 per month in child support ($2,000 for each child) until each child passes the age of 18, as well as $10,000 a month in spousal support.

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0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”In addition, Jim took two of their California properties while Alexis kept their mansion in San Juan Capistrano.

She also got another amount of $250,000 “upon the signing of the Judgement by both parties.”” data-reactid=”52″>In addition, Jim took two of their California properties while Alexis kept their mansion in San Juan Capistrano.

She also got another amount of $250,000 “upon the signing of the Judgement by both parties.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.

0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Jim had a href=https://people.

com/tv/rhoc-star-alexis-bellinos-husband-jim-files-divorce/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankfiled for divorce/a that June, citing irreconcilable differences. The former couple then released a a href=https://people.

com/tv/rhoc-alexis-bellino-statement-divorce/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankjoint statement/a;after Jim’s filing was made public.” data-reactid=”66″>Jim had filed for divorce that June, citing irreconcilable differences.

The former couple then released a joint statement after Jim’s filing was made public.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.

0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“It is with heavy hearts that we inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage– 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,” Jim and Alexis explained.

” data-reactid=”67″>“It is with heavy hearts that we inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage– 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,” Jim and Alexis explained.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.

0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“We hold one another in the highest regard as spouses, and especially as parents.

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,” they said. “Our marriage was a good one, but we were never perfect people or spouses– no one is and in this respect, we were a lot like millions of other married people.

”” data-reactid=”68″>“We hold one another in the highest regard as spouses, and especially as parents. 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,” they said.

“Our marriage was a good one, but we were never perfect people or spouses– no one is and in this respect, we were a lot like millions of other married people.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.

0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”They went on to admit in their statement that they drifted apart over the course of their marriage.

” data-reactid=”69″>They went on to admit in their statement that they drifted apart over the course of their marriage.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.

0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“And, just like millions of other married people, we simply grew apart over time — there is no ill will or bad blood between us,” they said.

“We ultimately want you to feel happy for us, respect our privacy during this difficult time, and pray for our mutual benefit as we weather this storm.”” data-reactid=”70″>“And, just like millions of other married people, we simply grew apart over time — there is no ill will or bad blood between us,” they said.

“We ultimately want you to feel happy for us, respect our privacy during this difficult time, and pray for our mutual benefit as we weather this storm.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.

0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”The statement concluded, “To the fans who have supported us since the beginning, we’re grateful for how you cheers us on — 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.

”” data-reactid=”71″>The statement concluded, “To the fans who have supported us since the beginning, we’re grateful for how you cheers us on — 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.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.

0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”a href=https://people.

com/tv/rhoc-alexis-bellinonew-boyfriend-after-divorce/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankstrongRELATED: emRHOC/em‘s Alexis Bellino Has a New Boyfriend After Divorce; — and Wants ‘One More’ Kid!/strong/a” data-reactid=”75″>RELATED: RHOC‘s Alexis Bellino Has a New Boyfriend After Divorce  — and Wants ‘One More’ Kid!

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Since then, Alexis has moved on, going Instagram Official back in February with boyfriend Andy “Drew” Bohn.” data-reactid=”76″>Since then, Alexis has moved on, going Instagram Official back in February with boyfriend Andy “Drew” Bohn.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“This is the kind of love I thought only existed in fairytales,” she told Simpson on Tuesday’s episode, of her relationship with Bohn. “I really didn’t think it was true.

”” data-reactid=”77″>“This is the kind of love I thought only existed in fairytales,” she told Simpson on Tuesday’s episode, of her relationship with Bohn. “I really didn’t think it was true.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“Every friend who had met him and I together has gone, ‘Holy s—, you guys have had something that I’ve never seen,’ ” she added. “I’m just really happy.

”” data-reactid=”78″>“Every friend who had met him and I together has gone, ‘Holy s—, you guys have had something that I’ve never seen,’ ” she added. “I’m just really happy.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”The two haven’t been shy about their love for one another on social media, frequently posting pictures together.” data-reactid=”79″>The two haven’t been shy about their love for one another on social media, frequently posting pictures together.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“a href=https://www.instagram.

com/p/B2KgQlNAk12/ target=_blank rel=nofollow noopenerI feel like we’ve already lived a lifetime together with all we’ve been through/a,” Alexis wrote in September, while wishing Bohn a happy 40th birthday. “You bring out my smile instantly and daily.

I thank God every day… URMY1.”” data-reactid=”80″>“I feel like we’ve already lived a lifetime together with all we’ve been through,” Alexis wrote in September, while wishing Bohn a happy 40th birthday.

“You bring out my smile instantly and daily. I thank God every day… URMY1.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”emThe Real Housewives of Orange County /emairs Tuesdays (9 p.m.

ET) on Bravo.” data-reactid=”81″>The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Tuesdays (9 p.

m. ET) on Bravo.

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