RHOC Alum Alexis Bellino Gives Update on Family After Announcing Son Miles is Transgender

Alexis Bellino thanked fans for their love and support after her 14-year-old son Miles publicly came out as transgender on Oct. 25. Read the RHOC alum's exclusive update to E! News.

By Paige Strout Oct 28, 2022 7:37 PMTags
Watch: RHOC's Alexis Bellino Introduces Transgender Son Miles

Alexis Bellino couldn't be more thankful for her fans.

Three days after announcing her 14-year-son Miles is transgender on Instagram, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star gave fans an update on how her family is doing.

"Thank you for all of the love and support," the Bravo alum exclusively told E! News. "Miles and our family are overwhelmed by the amount of love from everyone. We are enjoying our time together as a family and loving his new freedom."

She wrapped up her statement by asking fans to, "Please continue to remember love, kindness and acceptance is the way to make this world a better place."

Alexis introduced Miles—whom she shares with ex-husband Jim Bellino—in an Instagram post on Oct. 25. Having already come out to her "over 16 months ago," Alexis said Miles decided he wanted to officially come out on social media.

"I cannot imagine the strength and courage it took for my baby to do this," she captioned a selfie with her son, "but I'm extremely proud of him and I want everyone to understand that love doesn't change in these situations. It's unconditional love."

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She went on to praise her son for being "brave enough to step forward at such a young age," and encouraged fans to "bring peace and happiness and unity from this."

"We are all human and we are ALL equal," her caption concluded. "I am 100% fully supportive of my son. I hope you will be too. I love you all. Thank you for supporting me and my family through all of our many transitions through the years. This world needs more love and kindness."

Alexis joined RHOC for season 5 in 2009 but left the series ahead of the show's ninth season in 2013. Alexis also shares daughter Mackenna, 14, and son James, 16, with her ex-husband.

See Alexis' full Instagram post above.

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