09/18/2012 11:50 am ET

Alexis Bellino Leaving 'The Real Housewives Of Orange County' (REPORT)

Alexis Bellino is reportedly ready to part ways with Bravo.

According to Us Weekly, the Housewife is saying goodbye to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" after three seasons.

"Alexis was really tired of being bullied and chose home and family life over celebrity," an insider says of her decision to leave the show. She is still in contract negotiations with Bravo, but allegedly wants "to go back to her simple life in Orange County."

Bellino and her husband Jim -- who are the parents to 5-year-old son James and 4-year-old twin daughters Melania and Mackenna -- have had enough and are still reeling over their dispute with fellow Bravo star Tamra Barney, who "bullied" the couple throughout the seventh season.

"'The Real Housewives of Orange County' is a reality show that is meant to entertain and engage audiences with the lives of its cast members," the couple told Us Weekly in a statement, revealing that they were even considering taking legal action against Barney. "This vicious and malicious attack on our family will no longer be tolerated. We have continually tried to take the high road, however, if necessary, we are prepared to defend ourselves against these unfounded, slanderous and defamatory remarks to the fullest extent of the law."

Although her exit from the show has not yet been confirmed, Bellino's confrontations with all the OC Housewives, including former best friend Gretchen Rossi and newcomer Heather Dubrow, have led her to consider leaving the show behind.

Still, a Bravo rep says, "We have not yet made any announcements about a season 8 pickup or casting."



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