This picture was posted by TMZ today of Gretchen making out with Slade! We can now officially call them a couple. For those not familiar with Slade, he appeared on the 1st and 2nd seasons of the RHOOC as the boyfriend of Jo De LaRosa. Anything is an upgrade from the sleazy Jay Photoglou.
The two were photographed while docked on a boat in Newport Harbor on Wednesday. The new couple were also spotted at a Lakers game earlier this week.
A reader watching a Lakers – Dallas game snapped the above picture of Gretchen with Slade Smiley at the game. Those look like some rather pricey seats. The two were also spotted together last week at a car dealership, guess the dating rumors are true after all.
Gretchen recently spoke to People magazine about Jay Photoglou and not cheating on her late fiance Jeff.
In an all new interview with People, Gretchen finally addresses rumors about Jay Photoglou, the infamous 911 call and denies cheating on her late fiance Jeff.
As you recall, 40 Yr Old Mean Girl Tamra Barney decided it was her duty to “out” Gretchen during the reunion show, accusing her of cheating on her then dying fiance with a man named Jay.
Gretchen admits to People she went out with Jay on a “couple of dates” before she began dating Jeff but ended all romantic ties once she started seeing Jeff. Gretchen says, “Photoglou became a close friend and “confidante.” But when he wanted to take things further, I was not even going to consider that with him.”
Gretchen claims she continued being close friends with Jay after Jeff’s death and has never taken off her engagement ring once since his death (That would explain this photo of her kissing Jay with her ring on). “Every single time he wanted to have something more and I would deny him, he would say, ‘I’m just going to call the press and tell them we have a relationship, He has never been my boyfriend.”
So how does she explain referring to him as her boyfriend in a 911 call? “Because he was standing right in front of me, I was afraid that he was going to be upset that I was giving dispatch any information about him whether it was his real name, whether or not he was my boyfriend.”
Whatever you say Gretchen. Perhaps she would just be better off admitting she used bad judgment in dating Jay. There are plenty of holes in this new story of hers, but what can we do? We still love Gretchen as do many of the OC Housewives fans. Polls still point to her being the fan favorite but she needs to be truthful or not say anything at all!
Gretchen can’t seem to catch a break! In a shocking new interview with the National Enquirer, the ex wife of the late Jeff Beitzel lashes out at Gretchen and refers to her as a “manipulative gold digger” Sharon Bietzel accuses Gretchen of cheating on Jeff the entire time he was sick and claims Jeff knew of her infidelity. Jeff died of cancer on Sept. 13, 2008.
The man Gretchen is accused of cheating with is Jay Photoglou. We poster earlier that Gretchen had gotten a restraining order against Jay this month. TheDirty website posted the above photo of Gretchen and Jay kissing, as you can see, Gretchen is still wearing Jeff’s engagement ring. Gretchen is now rumored to be dating Slade Smiley.
Just weeks before he died, Sharon visited Jeff in the hospital, and he said he knew Gretchen was cheating, she says.
“But in the condition he was in, it really wasn’t that important,” Sharon told The ENQUIRER.
“One of the last things Jeff said was, ‘If I ever get out of this hospital, it’s over between Gretchen and me.’
“No matter how you slice it, Gretchen is a liar. Jeff knew it. I know it, and hopefully the viewers will now know.”
Gretchen Rossi filed a restraining order today against Jay Photoglou in the courts of Orange County. The reason being harassment. We say good for her, here’s to hoping Jay will disappear from the headlines. Gretchen needs to come out though and address these rumors. I do not believe hiding will make this go away, she’s still the fan favorite and admitting she lied and used bad judgment can only help her case in under these circumstances.
The OC Soap Opera is never ending when it comes to Gretchen Rossi. Radar Online has posted a 911 tape today in which Jay Photoglou (the man claiming to have been Gretchen’s boyfriend while she was engaged to Jeff) tells 911 operators that Gretchen had tried to commit suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills.
The most interesting part of this tape is that Gretchen could be heard saying in the background “I did not try to commit suicide at all” before taking the phone from Jay and telling the operators “he tried to break into my house and I finally opened the door. He decided to call 911…he’s been ringing the door bell for the last 25 minutes.”
Gretchen claimed they had a disagreement at the bar earlier, and then referred to Jay as her boyfriend during this call. This call occurred just days before the reunion was taped, and as you can recall Gretchen denied any romantic involvement with Jay during the Reunion show.
Jay had been working hard for the past few weeks to get this 911 tape made public. It seems his sleaziness and quest to ruin Gretchen is never ending.