Alexis Bellino Gave a Fellow ‘Real Housewife’ a Swarovski-Encrusted Bible

On The Real Housewives of Orange County, Alexis Bellino is usually the odd woman out. However, new cast member Lydia McLaughlin seems to be joining Team Alexis, as the two bonded over their Christian faith. They bonded so much, you see, that Alexis gave Lydia a Swarovski crystal-encrusted Bible as a present when she joined the show. But it it also hot pink? … [Read more...]

Real Housewife Heather Dubrow Throws Herself a Naming Party

This year, The Real Housewives of Orange County added a new housewife to their mix, and she ended being my favorite this season. Heather Paige Kent is an actress and mom of four who is married to Terry Dubrow, a plastic surgeon who reality TV junkies like me will recognize from The Swan. Although they've been together for fifteen years, Heather has finally decided to take her husband's last name. She told the audience that in Jewish tradition you have a party when you name a child, so she was … [Read more...]

Coming Next: ‘The Real Christian Housewives’?

Love them or hate them, you can't deny that the Real Housewives franchise has become a huge force in our current pop culture scene. And while the women on the show never shy from discussing sex and politics, religion comes up far less rarely. Real Housewives of Orange County's Alexis Bellino is an outspoken Christian (her tagline is "I thank God for my life, and you would too"), and several castmembers from Real Housewives of New York have talked about being Jewish, although more in a cultural … [Read more...]

God Helped Mend the Rift Between Two Real Housewives of Orange County

This season on The Real Housewives of Orange County, longtime rivals Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Barney shockingly made up after years of hating each others' guts. What led to the reconciliation? God, apparently.Gretchen attends pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback megachurch in southern California. Apparently, it was a sermon that made her reconsider her relationship with Tamra. "Literally an Act of God helped change my way of thinking," Gretchen wrote in her Bravo blog. "I was attending church … [Read more...]

‘Real Housewife’ Wants You to Know That Christianity Is Compatible With Plastic Surgery

It's nothing new for celebrities to get plastic surgery, but it is new for one to claim that their enhancements are Jesus-approved. Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Alexis Bellino, whose nickname is "Jesus Barbie," took to Bravo's website to address critics who say that fake boobs go against the Bible. In a post entitled "Am I A Christian In Your Eyes?" Bellino writes: Since my debut on Real Housewives of Orange County, I have been truthful about my belief system, what I stand for, … [Read more...]