RHOC's Alexis and Jim Bellino say there is no 'bad blood' between them after announcing divorce
RHOC's Alexis and Jim Bellino come out with a joint statement explaining their split and how they support each other despite the current circumstances.
Alexis Bellino and her estranged husband Jim Bellino announced that they had decided to split after 13 years of marriage and even though the news came as a shock to everyone, the couple insists that they are still in good terms. The pair released a joint statement on Thursday (June 28) explaining the reason behind their decision. “It is with heavy hearts that we inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage," the statement read, as reported by People.
"But it’s important to us that you know we made this choice together, with love, and as the best decision for our children’s future," the statement continued. The couple added that they both will be equally present in the life of their kids. “We hold one another in the highest regards as spouses, and especially as parents. We have agreed on 50/50 custody of the children, and we ask that you respect our privacy by not theorizing about the reasons for our divorce,” the statement continued.”
The pair also wanted to put an end to all the negative stories that had been circulating in the media with regard to their split. In recent days and weeks, there has been a lot of negative discussion about our marriage and why it is ending. Outside of the news of our decision to part ways, there is nothing provocative, alluring, or sordid about the dissolution of our marriage. Quite to the contrary, we strongly support each other just as we have since the beginning of our relationship," read the statement.
The parents of three, James and twin daughters Melania and Mackenna admitted that over the course of years they started to drift apart. “Our marriage was a good one, but we were never perfect people or spouses — no one is, and in this respect, we were a lot like millions of other married people," they wrote.
The statement further read, "And, just like millions of other married people, we simply grew apart over time — there is no ill will or bad blood between us — and maybe that’s why absurd rumors about our marriage and future together began when we filed for divorce."
The couple then asked the media and the public for privacy during their split. The statement concluded, “We ultimately want you to feel happy for us, respect our privacy during this difficult time, and pray for our mutual benefit as we weather this storm. To the fans who have supported us since the beginning, we’re grateful for how you cheer us on — we ask that you continue to cheer as our lives and the lives of our children change and ultimately improve as a result of this difficult decision.”