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Below Deck's Crew Admitted To Being Uncomfortable By This Reality Star's PDA On the Charter

Highlights

  • Reality TV stars Alexis Bellino and John Janssen’s relationship caused controversy and discomfort among their peers.
  • Bellino’s excessive PDA with ex-boyfriend Andy Bohn on Below Deck made cast members uncomfortable, while her defense of their affection was met with mixed reactions.
  • Bellino’s return to The Real Housewives of Orange County and her relationship with Shannon Beador’s ex-boyfriend led to further drama and tension among the cast.



Reality television is home to drama. Most viewers tune in to a reality series to watch the drama play out on screen. This drama can sometimes be sensationalized and set-up for the sake of viewership. It can also be genuine and hit the audience with a hard dose of reality.

When Real Housewives star Alexis Bellino made an appearance on Below Deck, her appearance got many people talking.

Her excessive PDA with then-boyfriend Andy Bohn made her cast mates extremely uncomfortable, and they weren’t shy about revealing their discomfort. However, it wouldn’t be the last time Bellino has made headlines about a relationship. It also wouldn’t be the last time her cast mates had something to say about it.


Alexis’ PDA With Then-Boyfriend Andy Bohn Made Her ‘Below Deck’ Cast Mates Uncomfortable


Alexis Bellino’s reality television appearances began with The Real Housewives of Orange County, where she starred in seasons five through eight. She is making her return to the series for the upcoming 18th season of RHOC. Bellino also appeared in season seven of Below Deck, following her split from Jim Bellino. Chief Stew Kate Chastain had her last season on Below Deck that year. Bellino attended the charter with Andy Bohn, her boyfriend at the time.

Bellino and Bohn spent a year together before getting engaged in December 2020. The couple were considered to be mostly private, which is surprising considering their reputation on Below Deck.

The crew, including Chastain, were very uncomfortable with how affectionate the couple were being with each other. This was something that lasted throughout the trip. Bellino and Bohn’s constant PDA got everyone’s attention, and Chastain didn’t hesitate to call Bellino out for her behavior in the confessional interviews.


“She just got divorced, and I don’t know if she’s trying to prove it to her ex or her friends that she is doin’ fine!”
Chastain told the cameras
. “But you can be doin’ fine without having a tongue down your throat.”

Following the airing of that particular episode, Bellino chatted with Life After Bravo, where she defended her and Bohn’s affection.

“We don’t mind PDA. I know some people are against it,” she said.

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The couple would split in September 2023 and Bellino released a statement commenting on the end of her relationship with Bohn.

“Drew and I have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” Bellino wrote. “Despite this, our love for each other remains strong, and we both sincerely wish nothing but the best for one another. We recognize that it’s in our best interest to pursue separate paths.”


Alexis Began Dating One Of Her Cast Mate’s Exes And They Openly Shared Their Disappointment

This didn’t mean Bellino would be apart from reality television for good, however. She would make her return to The Real Housewives franchise and begin dating Shannon Beador’s ex-boyfriend, John Janssen.

In December 2023, RHOC cast member Tamra Judge shared her opinion on the new coupling during an episode of the podcast Two Ts In A Pod, co-hosted by Teddi Mellencamp.

Judge said she “just really feel[s] bad for Shannon.” She also commented on a video of the two kissing, which had just begun to surface online. According to Judge, her first reaction was “Oh no.” She also said if she split with her husband, Eddie Judge, and he began dating Bellino, she would be upset.


“I just wish these pictures would not surface,”
Judge said
. “Whatever they’re doing is their business. However they met is their business. But I am kind of feeling really bad for Shannon because I tried to put myself in this position, like, if Eddie and I split up and this was Alexis and him, or him and [Mellencamp] or whoever, I don’t want to see it. I don’t want it in my face. Like I already know it’s out there, but then having to see it, it’s difficult.”

Mellencamp chimed in and said that she believed the new couple’s behavior was “mean-spirited.”

Despite standing up for her, Judge shared that she wasn’t in a good place with Beador, saying, “I’m not very happy with her right now.”


In an Instagram post where Bellino told her followers not to “believe rumors,” Judge commented a string of clapping hands emojis. Beador took this as a sign of Judge supporting Bellino. However, Judge insisted this wasn’t the case.

“It’s because I liked one of her pictures. Alexis’ pictures,” Judge said. “Yep. That’s it. [Beador] got mad at me because I liked one of Alexis’ pictures … I put clapping hands [in the comments section] under ‘Don’t believe rumors.’ So I thought I was supporting the fact because I did not think, for one second, they were dating. At all.”

Judge did seem optimistic, however, when it came to her future with Beador.

“We’ve had ups and downs as you’ve seen,” she said, suggesting they would make up in the future. “We got into a little tiff.”


That same month, Beador herself commented on Bellino and Janssen’s relationship during an interview with E! News. According to Beador, she was especially hurt by the situation because Janssen knew Bellino’s ex-husband had a lawsuit against her.

“John is very well aware of a lawsuit that I was involved in with Jim Bellino, and Alexis was involved in that lawsuit,” Beador said. “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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Beador also wondered why Janssen would choose to get into a relationship with another Bravo star.

“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 said. “So, I’m quite confused about that.”


Alexis Slammed ‘Haters’ In A Series Of PDA-Filled Pictures With John On Instagram

While this move was shocking, the PDA-filled social media posts that followed weren’t. In January 2024, Bellino celebrated her 47th birthday and this included a romantic getaway between the couple.

“So much fun and so much love to share from this weekend, and the pics are soon to come!!!!!” Bellino wrote on Instagram. “I’m very thankful going into this year 47 years wiser. And I’m beyond thankful this birthday for you.”

Shortly after that post, Bellino shared a bunch of photos from her birthday celebrations. One of which included a picture of her and Janssen kissing on a balcony overlooking the ocean.


  • “This man makes me know we can take this world on together,” she wrote. “Haters, go away! You ain’t touching this.”
  • In another photo, Bellino poses with Janssen and friends in their hotel room. “My fav pic from my bday weekend,” Bellino wrote. “Silly, undisclosed, and totally perfect in every way.”
  • Bellino and Janssen were also rocking some new sunglasses in another picture. “New shades cuz this world has a lot of light in the future,” Bellino wrote.

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“The absolute fav part of my bday celebration,” she wrote alongside another photo. “Just missing [John’s] kiddos.”

She also shared a photo of Janssen’s dog with fans, writing, “Meet Banks, [John’s fur baby]. I love him as much as I love his dad. So Banks will be gracing my IG also as he’s a part of this crazy love story. He’s now my fur baby too.”


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Below Deck

Release Date
July 1, 2013

Main Genre
Reality

Seasons
11

Streaming Service(s)
Bravo , Peacock

Franchise(s)
Below Deck