O.C. Housewives star, Alexis Bellino took to her blog to defend her kids stroller falling in the pool on the 4th of July. She blogged:
“I am choosing to comment on the July 4th story that is being told because it is inaccurate and has been spun out of control by the media. The only way for the truth to be told is for me to tell it myself.
On Sunday, July 4th, my family was leaving the Balboa Bay Club swimming pool in the late afternoon. As we were leaving, I turned to say goodbye. Our girls were in their stroller and I thought I had put the brake on, but apparently I didn’t. My husband, Jim, and I were both standing close to the stroller. Within seconds, the stroller had rolled towards the pool and a stroller wheel rolled off the edge of the pool. Before either of us could grab the stroller, a second wheel rolled off the edge, and the stroller went into the pool. Of course, Jim instantly went into the pool. He grabbed of the girls himself and lifted both of them out of the water. Because the girls were not strapped into the stroller, and Jim was right there, their heads did not even go under water.
While we are not making light of this incident, and have been reminded to never take our eyes off the children for even a second when near water, it has been so hurtful to know how this experience has been mischaracterized in the media. To all of you who have offered your support, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
I’m so happy that she took the time to blog about the incident to clear it all up, because I’m sure this has NOTHING to do with trying to generate more press to get more screen time for this upcoming season of the O.C. Housewives. I’m surprised that she didn’t blame it on the nannies, or say that out of nowhere the concrete lifted to an incline of 45 degrees, and that’s why the stroller carrying her two kids simply rolled right in.
And, by Alexis saying Jim jumped in the pool, by that does she mean the lifeguard?
All I know is that I’m excited to see more O.C. Housewives…just when I thought I was totally over the show, they roped me back in last season. I wonder if “stroller-gate” will be in this upcoming season?