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Jim Bellino Says He Had to Seek ‘Professional Help’ After His Divorce Was Questioned by Tamra Judge & Shannon Beador, Plus Alexis Declares She’s In ‘Survival Mode’

RHOC Jim Bellino Calls Out Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador

Alexis Bellino‘s husband, Jim Bellino, may have recently been spotted with a mystery woman in Las Vegas but according to the former Real Housewives of Orange County star, he’s currently struggling with the anguish of going through a very public divorce from his estranged wife.

In a new blog post on his official website, Jim opened up to his fans and followers about his split from Alexis, claiming that because of the recent news reports and comments made by Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador about him and his business, he’s been forced to seek professional help to cope with the physical and mental ramifications he’s endured.

“If you have never been well-known enough to receive good and bad coverage from the media, consider yourself blessed. Because when the bad reviews start coming your way, it creates an avalanche of anguish for you, your children, and that inner core of your soul that is so vulnerable to hatred and the malignancy thrown at you from some of the most hateful people you will ever have the misfortune of knowing,” he began.

Although Jim said he would not specify which stories have hurt him the most, he told his audience that he is doing what he can to protect the privacy of his family during this difficult time. He then said that he is suffering and “in pain” as his 13-year marriage to Alexis comes to an end.

“Every daily update causes more personal pain for me, and there’s only so much I can do to shield my children, whose names have been brought up as part of this ‘news’ story. Beyond this, all of the latest stories I see online are taking their toll on my physical and mental health,” he continued.

According to Jim, he sought “professional help” for both physical and psychological ailments he experienced due to comments made by Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador on Heather McDonald‘s Juicy Scoop podcast weeks ago.

“The repercussions of this behavior from them and the coverage that it gets are literally harming every part of me,” Jim stated, also noting that his businesses have suffered as a result of the claims made against him.

“I am working hard not to feel broken. I am at the mercy of people who do not know the real me, and that’s a scary and dangerous place to be,” he explained. “For those reading this that know what it’s like, forgive me for ever not taking it seriously. For those who have no idea what it’s like to be in the crosshairs of the harshest media outlets out there, just understand: I was marked as the ‘bad guy’ from day one, so the fact that it’s gotten worse is kind of sadly miraculous.”

During their appearance on the Juicy Scoop podcast, Tamra and Shannon questioned the reasoning behind Jim’s decision to file for divorce and suspected he was in legal trouble due to a potential lawsuit against his businesses.

“Why is he wanting spousal support?” Tamra asked. “I have a theory. Everything’s in her name. He’s going to go to jail. Yeah, he’s a shady motherf**ker.”

“No, I heard they don’t [have the Trampoline business anymore] because they were sued,” Shannon noted. “I won’t let my kids go because people get paralyzed. Apparently that happened.”

“Do you think that possibly he’s in trouble and she can’t testify against him?” Tamra wondered.

In other news, Alexis took to her Instagram page on Wednesday and revealed that she too is struggling with her impending divorce.

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During this divorce process, I’ve realized what’s important and what has not ever been. My kids are on cloud nine right now because they are getting top ramen for the first time EVER tonight. I usually cook a four course meal, and limit all junk food like top ramen and sweets, but right now is “grace period survival mode.” Right now we eat on paper plates and just survive. Jim and I are juggling the kids every two days in our main home so that the kids don’t feel this transition so much. So when it’s my two days to have the kids then I stay here. And vice Versa. Life is in complete chaos for Jim and I. It’s so hectic trying to live out of a suitcase. I never have my sh*^ together anymore. I’m missing a bag or pair of shoes I needed for the outfit. Or my face wash. Or a brush. But it makes my heart happy to know that these kiddos don’t feel this- they didn’t even want a four course meal tonight. They begged for top ramen today and I caved because I don’t have the energy to say no. And all I want is to see their smiles. So I’ll do whatever it takes. But my highlight for the evening was when James just said “This is so bad for us, and I love it.” (They pretty much get anything and everything they want right now….FYI). All three of them keep mmmmmm’ing at how good it the top ramen is. This just shows you that kids are resilient, they are so innocent, they are so wise, and they need a little of the junk once in a while….#thereal #imwithmykids #myhappyplace #noflowersinmyvase #survivalmode

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