Gretchen recently told KTLA that if she had to go back in time she would pass on signing up for the reality show that made Gretchen Christine Empires available to the world. Gretchen says "100% I wouldn't" sign on again. "From the outside when you first start you think it's gonna be a bowl of cherries, and it's not."
"It's really tough and to have so many people scrutinize every little aspect of your life and have such strong opinions," Gretchen elaborates. "There's haters and people tweeting you now and with all the social media people can have such quick access to you."
Gretchen and her sidekick (aka fiance) Slade Smiley headed up to Vegas for a little fun. The reality stars were at the grand opening of Sapphire Pool & Day Club at Sapphire Las Vegas. I hope she hung on to that giant rock (aka engagement ring) for dear life when (if) she was in the pool!
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We get a lot of questions about just what happened with Radio Slade? Does it really exist? Is it still on the air? Who exactly are the people who listen to this crap?
While I don't know anyone who wants to hear more of Slade Smiley's voice, the Real Housewives of Orange County hanger-on is not only still on the air (Satellite Radio, baby!) but he inked a syndication deal earlier this year. Hey – he's employed! Woot.
Real Estalker recently unleashed some juicy details on Lady Lydia's new home. And allegedly she is renting just for filming purposes. "During filming" The McLaughlins "occupied a luxuriously appointed rented residence in the exclusive Ritz Cove enclave in Dana Point, the same affluent beach side enclave where HousewifeAlexis Bellino and her husband Jim leased a house during the taping of the seventh season."
In fact Gretchen has even been spotted on numerous occasions wearing an engagement ring that looks eerily similar to the one she allegedly just received from Slave this month! Even more interesting is that Gretchen's ring looks eerily similar to Slade's former fiance Jo de la Rosa's ring. More on that below. But first have the Real Housewives of Orange County stars been lying about being engaged for years? We think so!
Yesterday a source informed us that Gretchen and Slade attended the RHOC season 6 wrap party and announced they were engaged. And Gretchen was wearing a canary diamond engagement ring. Photo proof below!
Aaaahhh… that saga that is Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley's timeless love. A redeeming and inspiring story of two people, who against all odds, found themselves through reality television and showed us that everlasting love can endure. Scoot over Romeo & Juliette!
The Real Housewives of Orange County stars are finally engaged now that Slave isn't over $100,000 remiss in child support payments and Gretchen showed her approval by proposing to him. Now isn't that so modern of her! The lovebirds share their proposal story – and photos of their rings – with Life & Style where Gretchen says her proposal took 4 months of persuading Bravo to film it planning.
In short, it's looking like we may be forced to sit through twoReal Housewives of Orange County wedding spectaculars. Unless they go the soap opera route and do a double wedding, which for my sanity I hope is the case.