RHOC's Alexis Bellino & Drew Bohn Call Off 3-Year Engagement

Reality star Alexis faces personal challenges and change.

by Nouman Rasool
RHOC's Alexis Bellino & Drew Bohn Call Off 3-Year Engagement
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The realm of reality TV was taken aback as Alexis Bellino, known for her time on "Real Housewives of Orange County," and her fiancé, Andrew “Drew” Bohn, announced their decision to part ways. Their journey towards matrimony has met a bittersweet end, a piece of news Page Six exclusively brought to light.

The 46-year-old RHOC veteran stated on Tuesday, “Drew and I have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. Though our paths diverge, our mutual love and respect remain unwavering. We sincerely wish the best for each other, even in separate futures." Their decision, as Bellino elaborated, stemmed from a mutual understanding to pursue individual destinies.

Bellino Seeks Emotional Support

Bellino, a prominent figure on "RHOC" from its fifth to eighth seasons, conveyed heartfelt requests for "thoughts and prayers." She emphasized the importance of support for both families, grappling with the intricacies of this separation.

Amidst this, Alexis is also mourning a profound personal loss. Her mother, Penelope, passed away just last month. In a poignant tribute on Instagram, Alexis wrote, “Momma, your fight against the imprisoning illness is over.

Your spirit, now unfettered, can enjoy life's simple pleasures once again." She passionately vowed to aid the UCLA brain donor program in discovering the mystery illness that claimed her mother’s life prematurely. Bellino, who also featured on shows like "Below Deck" and "Marriage Bootcamp: Family Edition," shared her mother's health battles in July 2021.

The post painted a picture of Penelope’s strife with a hitherto "undiagnosed" condition. In another chapter of Alexis’s life, she was married to Jim Bellino from 2005 to 2018. The former couple co-parents three children: James, 17, and twins, Miles and Mackenna, 16.

Alexis made headlines last October, openly supporting her transgender son, Miles. Taking a hiatus from social media to aid his transition, she later emphasized, “Misunderstandings and misgendering pain Miles. This platform will be a beacon of clarity and acceptance." Controversy often surrounded Alexis's marriage with Jim, given their strong religious beliefs.

Nonetheless, in reference to her son's journey, Alexis firmly stated, “I stand by Miles, filled with pride. We’re all human, deserving equal love and respect." In conclusion, Alexis hopes for continued understanding and love from her fans as her family navigates these life changes.