Jim Bellino doesn't talk to press much, but it seems as though he has a lot to say lately. He recently took a dig at Gretchen Rossi's man, Slade Smiley, for not being a 'bread winner' -- or so fans thought! As it turns out, he wasn't talking about Slade at all.
In a new interview, Jim shockingly explains that he was referring to himself in his recent blog post. "I suffered a loss of income from being on the show that first year. What happens when you're a husband or a boyfriend on these shows Â— what I saw happen to me and a lot of other Housewife husbands Â— is you get distracted from your own work." Jim found himself more wrapped up in what was going on in Alexis' career than what was happening with his own.
Jim has to be applauded for his brutal honestly. Not many men would come right out and say that their income decreased and that they've made mistakes.
Unfortunately, Jim also blamed the Real Housewives of Orange County for causing his drop in pay. "This show edits you however they want and the negative exposure I received affected my income." That seems like a pretty bold statement to make. He should be thanking the show for the publicity it has given his latest business venture with Alexis, their trampoline park.
The show has also helped his wife's career as a fashion designer. Be thankful, Jim Bellino.