Alexis Bellino Couldn’t ‘Fight the Feelings’ With John Janssen

It’s time for the highly anticipated new season of Real Housewives of Orange County. So much happened in real time that fans are excited to see the cast react to it.

Alexis Bellino visits Watch What Happens Live.

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Most notable, was the new relationship between Shannon Beador’s ex-boyfriend John Janssen and returning RHOC alum, Alexis Bellino. Fans want to see how it all started, and how Shan will react in the presence of John’s new lady.

But right now, it’s Alexis’ story to tell. Her cast mates are curious as to how the duo met and how their romance was early on.

Alexis challenged haters to “take us or leave us”

People shared an exclusive teaser of the Season 18 premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County in which Alexis makes a triumphant return.

She is meeting Heather Dubrow and Emily Simpson for dinner. There is an ulterior motive to the meeting as the RHOC veteran cast members are interested to hear how Alexis and John initially hooked up.

“November, 18 is the day that John Jansen I walked into my life,” Alexis told producers in a confessional interview. “I met John at [the bar] Quiet Woman — Shannon does not own Quiet Woman — I’ve been going there for over two decades.”

She continued, “John walks in and ends up sitting at my booth. We tried to fight the feelings after week two John and I knew that was it.”

Meanwhile, the conversation with Heather and Emily turned to the ring that John bought Alexis. The mother-of-three gushed over the symbolic gift as she showed it off to her cast mates.

Alexis and John are in love y’all. And Shannon’s feelings are not anybody’s concern except hers. This should make for an interesting season.

“I don’t know Shannon, [I’m] not friends with Shannon, and unfortunately, your heart wants what it wants and here we are. Take us or leave us,” Alexis concluded her confessional interview.

Catch Real Housewives of Orange County on July 11 at 9/8c on Bravo.