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.
Don't worry. The whole scenario was allegedly caught on film by Bravo's ever-present cameras, so you'll get to see the awkwardness and requisite emasculation in the comfort of your own living room. Before I catch any slack, I don't think that a woman proposing is emasculating…it's just so cringe-worthy to see how Gretchen usually treats Slade. Now that we've cleared up that potential miscommunication, let's get on to the good stuff!
"I think it is cool that Vicki [Gunvalson] went to say hello to Tamara [Barney] first, even though she sees and feels 'all this Ick' between them. I think that shows that she is, or is trying to be, the bigger person and move forward," Lydiapraises.
"I am happy that Tamra and Vicki eventually talk and move on. . .although, I’m still trying to figure out what Gretchen has to do with their friendship. What is this second grade and you can only have one best bud? Gretchen seems to be scared that there is only room for one friend in Tamara's life,and she wants it to be her." Yes, Lydia. That's exactly what it's like!
Tamra and Vicki reveal they made up during her bachelorette party weekend in Mexico. "We put the tequila shot in my bra, and then you sucked it," Vicki over-discloses. "I don’t know if she’s going to turn on me, or if I’m going to turn on her. But I swear to God, if she turns on me, I told her I’m going to rip her hair out a piece at a time."
Tamra promises she won't! A likely story… "We were always good; I just didn’t like Brooks [Ayers]," she shares. Adding that she definitely talks ish about Vicki "the first half of the season!"