Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: ‘RHOC’ Alum Alexis Bellino Takes Next Step with Boyfriend Andy BohnsCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: ‘RHOC’ Alum Alexis Bellino Takes Next Step with Boyfriend Andy Bohns

By Katie Sotack

In celebrity newsReal Housewives of Orange County alum and celebrity parent Alexis Bellino recently took the next step in her relationship with her boyfriend, Andy Bohns, and introduced him to her children. According to UsMagazine.com, the family merged together during a boat outing on Father’s Day. Bohns has children of his own, making the decision to blend families extra challenging. Bohns’ ex-wife recently pleaded through her crisis manager that the couple be extra considerate when posting on social media for all the children involved.

In this celebrity news, Alexis met her boyfriend’s kids. How do you know when it’s time to introduce your partner to your child(ren)?


Cupid’s Advice:

Celebrity couple Alexis and Andy are blending families. With consistency and thought your kid(s) may grow to love your S.O. as much as you do. Here are some tips to finding the right time to introduce your partner to your child(ren):

1. You see a future: If you’re picturing your future and it has to have this person in it, it’s time to introduce the family. You can’t very well go on living two separate lives and your kids are a nonnegotiable. In time in getting the two parts of your life to be one.

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2. You’ve primed your kids: The little ones know you’re going out with someone special every night and they’re dying to be let in. You’ve spoken to them about your relationship and supported the idea that their mom will always be their mom/their dad will always be their dad. If the trend continues it’s time to introduce your partner to your family.

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3. Enough time has past: Even if the other two tips are right on the money, consider waiting six months to a year. Each individual you introduce as a part of your kids lives is going to make a huge impact. If you break up that’ll be tough enough for you, let along the kids. Make sure this one is going to last.

When did you know it was time to introduce your child(ren) to your partner? Share in the comments below!