Gretchen Rossi has always been one of my favorite Housewives. The former Real Housewives of Orange County star had all the elements to make a good Housewife-beauty, side hustles, relationship drama and she was always able to place herself in the middle cast dust-ups. Most importantly-Gretchen’s very existence had the ability to make Tamra Judge’s head spin around in anger like she was a cast member in The Exorcist!
Orange County fans know that Gretchen and forever fiancé Slade Smiley struggled for years with infertility. Last year, they happily announced that they were expecting their first child. Gretchen has shared her pregnancy journey on social media, including lots of baby bump shots and pics from her gender reveal party in which she announced she was expecting a baby girl. Despite this, some social media followers are accusing Gretchen of trying to cover up her pregnancy.
According to an article on bravotv.com, Gretchen responded back to social media followers who have accused her of wearing Spanx to hide her pregnancy. Gretchen stated, “It’s highly entertaining to look at some of the ridiculous comments on social. Like the people that are accusing me of wearing Spanx. I’ve never worn Spanx in my life. I’ve tried them, I don’t know, three or four times when I go shopping, because everybody raves about them. So, I don’t know if people wear them. But I certainly am not going to wear them when I’m pregnant!”
Sometimes, you have to wonder how people come up with these things on social media. No matter what someone posts, it seems that there is always at least one person trolling for attention by making outrageous statements. Fortunately for us, often times the outrageous commenters are our very own favorite Housewives!
Gretchen goes on to explain her side by saying, “Because I’m not trying to hide a baby bump. As a matter of fact, here’s my bump, for all of you haters out here. There it is!” Gretchen then showed off her expanding baby bump to Instagram followers in a series of photos.
Does anyone really think that someone who has struggled with fertility issues for years would try to hide their pregnancy? Not very likely, if you ask me. Maybe a better question would be, do the posters who are accusing Gretchen of wearing Spanx know her? If Gretchen was wearing Spanx, she would probably be doing so with a sponsorship deal with the company and wear them on the outside of her clothing!
Gretchen is the master of the promotional hustle and leaves no stone unturned in making a buck. It would not surprise me if she is working a deal with a stretch mark cream company to promote their products. And has a side deal with Maserati to sponsor her car ride to the delivery room!
So, Gretchen seems to have cleared up some strange rumors about her pregnancy. And in doing so, gets her name out there in social media and news feeds. Which might entice a person or two to her Gretchen Christine website. As a matter of fact, Gretchen could probably teach a Master Class to struggling current/former Housewives trying to promote themselves. Brandi Glanville and Sonja Morgan-there is a discount if you reserve your seat early!
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