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According to a new, not so shocking report, Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi is not only trying to one up her costar Tamra Barney’s recent engagement, but is also trying to get Bravo to pay for her engagement ring!

Less than two weeks after Tamra got engaged, The NY Post is reporting that Gretchen is next, and instead of leaving the planning and proposal to her slave beau Slade Smiley, she is faking planning it all, a la Kim Kardashian, in hopes that Bravo will foot the bill. Evidently, in famewhoreville the woman does all the planning when it comes to a proposal!

A source tells The Post, “The housewives are always trying to one up each other, and the engagements are just another example of that. Gretchen was trying to hustle for an engagement storyline after hearing her rival had a ring.”

Sources reveal that after finding out that Eddie Judge proposed to Tamra, Gretchen and Slade, who have been together for 3 years believe it or not, got in touch with Bravo. “They called Bravo producers and asked if they would pay for the engagement ring and travel arrangements for a proposal in an exotic location. Bravo said no.” Ouch!

Sources add that Eddie proposed to Tamra with his own ring, purchased with his own money, ya listening Slade?!  Bravo reportedly had to re-shoot some scenes to include Tamra’s engagement news.

Hours after the NY Post report came out, Gretchen took to her Facebook, of course, to deny the report. And, we all know honesty is Gretchen’s strong suit!

First Gretchen wrote: “I normally don’t do this, but there is just so much bull honkey going on in this article that I have to address some of the ridiculous statements. Who comes up with this non-sense anyways?”

Oh but it didn’t end there as Gretchy Gretch laid out what she claims to be false about the report -

“A. I never asked Bravo to pay for an engagement ring or exotic trip

B. I didn’t know Slade was considering asking me to marry him until I saw him ask his Mom on the show (the same time the world saw it)

C. I …didn’t even know you could try and steal away a story line from another cast memeber, that is just ridiculous.

D. The lawsuit against Slade and I has been dropped and dismissed

E. Slade most certainly does not work for me and never has. He has only helped me with my business, as any good partner would. He has his own job working for a company in advertising and marketing.”

The lawsuit reference is about Gretchen’s former business partner, Ron Ann Myers, who sued her for $100,000, alleging breach of contract and fraud, last April. The Post had mentioned the lawsuit in the article, also stating that Slade was working for Gretchen.

We also reported last week about the speculation that Slade might be planning to propose to Gretchen with the same ring he gave his former fiancé Jo De LaRosa. Guess we now know why!

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