“Real Housewives of Orange County” stars Jim and Alexis Bellino dropped $4 million on a lovely oceanfront property in Dana Point, CA, just before announcing their decision to divorce, according to The Blast.
While the star-crossed reality couple didn’t always see eye to eye on issues on camera, at least they seem to share great taste in real estate.
The three-bedroom home they purchased is located in the community of Ritz Cove, next door to the five-star Ritz-Carlton and Monarch Beach Resort.
The pricey mansion offers “second-row seating” to the ocean, close enough to hear the waves crashing and to enjoy the ocean air. Primary living space, including the master suite, is all located on the first level.
The great room and the study feature fireplaces and cherrywood. The high-end home boasts marble flooring throughout, as well as a family room with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the water, and a backyard with a pool.
According to Us Weekly, Jim cited irreconcilable differences with Alexis and is asking for spousal support.
In a joint statement issued to the magazine, the parents of three children said, “It is with heavy hearts that we inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage—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. 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.”
Perhaps the new house will figure into the divorced couple’s shared custody agreement. Another point we can all agree on: The two appeared to have scored a deal with the purchase, because the property was initially listed in March 2017 for $4.75 million.