Alexis Bellino Explains Tamra Barney Fight, Real Housewives of Orange County Return

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Alexis Bellino of The Real Housewives of Orange County is speaking out about her beef with Tamra Barney and her return to the Bravo show after supposedly quitting.

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As loyal watchers know, an intimate dinner at Barney's new fitness studio immediately devolved into mass chaos, with the co-stars in the middle of it.

Tamra forcibly removed Alexis from the premises, telling her the "get the f--- out," leaving Bellino friends Vicki Gunvalson and Lydia Stirling-McLaughlin stunned.

"I definitely regret going to Tamra's party," Bellino said. "Who wouldn't?!?"

Reluctantly accepting pal Gunvalson's invite, "I went with pure intentions, with the hopes that everyone was ready to move on ... I just went in open minded."

"And I got the door shut in my face. Which is okay!"

Indeed, after an intense seventh season, Bellino seriously considered walking away forever from the show. "I really did quit," she admits to Us Weekly.

With things reaching a breaking point during a trip to Costa Rica, "I had a rough year last season," she says. "I was just really down and in a sad place."

What changed her mind? Her kids, she says. She did it for her kids.

"I wanted to show them their mom's a fighter," Bellino explains.

Yeah. We could spend an hour on just that one Alexis Bellino quote, but instead, we'll turn the whole subject over to your comments - and votes:

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