Vicki Gunvalson was "disgusted" her former costar started dating Shannon Storms Beador's ex, but Bellino replied "your assumptions are totally false"
After seeing Gunvalson promise not to “hold my tongue” about Bellino's newfound connection with John Janssen — the ex of The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Shannon Storms Beador — Bellino, 46, wrote on Instagram: “Very disappointed to see this from someone I considered a friend.”
She continued, “I know things can’t be so bad at Coto Insurance that you resort to grab quick cash from a click bait article trashing me. Sad that you seem to forget there are two sides to every story, and unfortunately 100% of your assumptions are totally false [Vicki]. Happy Holidays!”
Some of the “false” accusations may include Gunvalson’s Instagram comment saying the new bond is “ridiculous and thirsty on both of them.”
It didn’t take long for Gunvalson, 61, to throw shade back at Bellino. “Coto insurance- which has been in business for 34 years- is thriving,” she shared on X (formerly known as Twitter). “My feelings on a certain situation involving someone I think is being shady have NOTHING to do with that- oh, & at least I HAVE a business & don’t have to depend on a man. #HappyHolidays #ImAGoodFriend XO”
PEOPLE exclusively confirmed the relationship between Bellino and Janssen, 61, on Monday. “Currently, they’re not using labels like boyfriend or girlfriend, but they've been spending a lot of time together and have been enjoying learning about each other,” a source told PEOPLE, noting the pair met last month.
Both have become single in the last year — with Janssen ending his relationship with Storms Beador, 59, last November, and Bellino’s broken engagement this September.
"The two have been supportive companions as they navigate newly single life," the source added. "This common background paired with a mutual attraction has made it easy for Alexis and John to form a natural connection."
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For her part, Storms Beador said she was "confused" why Janssen would want to date another Real Housewife after being camera shy during their relationship.
"I've been hurt a lot in the last couple of weeks because, No. 1, John said that he didn't want to be in the public eye, and he's thrust himself more into the public eye at this point,” she explained.
She also noted that Bellino's connection to a previous legal dispute is another reason her ex's new relationship cuts deep.
"John is very well aware of a lawsuit that I was involved in with Jim Bellino, and Alexis was involved in that lawsuit," the reality star told E! News. "I was financially and emotionally devastated for years. And I won. But it devastated me financially. And I'm a single mom. John's aware of that."
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