Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi and her fiancé (and serial Housewife dater) Slade Smiley traveled a long and difficult road to finally become parents. The couple struggled for years to get pregnant. Slade had to have his vasectomy reversed, and Gretchen undertook multiple rounds of IVF treatment.
Finally, on July 10, Gretchen and Slade welcomed their daughter. A rep for Gretchen told US Weekly, “Skylar Gray is here. They are doing well. They went in about 9 a.m. for a C-section at a hospital in Orange Country.”
In a blast from the past, Real Housewives of Orange County alum Alexis Bellino recently popped up in a cameo appearance having lunch with Emily Simpson. Alexis’ life has changed a lot since she left RHOC.
In 2018, Alexis and Jim Bellino were divorced. I must admit that the Bellino’s marriage was often uncomfortable to watch. When Alexis left the show in 2013, she was on bad terms with Tamra Judge, who attacked Alexis because of her Christian beliefs. Apparently, when Tamra referred to the devoutly Christian Alexis as “Jesus Jugs,” it was the end of their relationship.
Real Housewives of Orange County newbie Braunwyn-Windham Burke is full of surprises! Viewers learned that she has a strange and complicated relationship with her mother. Her mother, by the way, is a Cyndi Lauper clone from the mid 80’s.
This OC Housewife is a mom to seven kids, and is married to her college-sweetheart, Sean Burke. She has been nursing for 19 years, which just sounds unbelievable. Braunwyn whipped out a breast at dinner to show her RHOC co-stars that she is still producing milk. Classy.
Season 13 of Real Housewives of Orange County was boring. But an interesting and unconfirmed rumor emerged that “OG” Vicki Gunvalson, if she wanted to save her full-time Housewife position for the next season, had to deliver a big storyline. She needed to get engaged–on camera. No pressure!
It’s not like Vicki didn’t constantly tell her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, that she wanted him to put a ring on it and make it official. Steve finally did propose to Vicki in April of 2019, and it seemed like Vicki’s RHOC position was guaranteed.
Real Housewives of Orange County star Emily Simpson has had her struggles this season. She squabbled with her bestie, co-star Gina Kirschenheiter. While her husband, Shane Simpson, studied for the California Bar exam, she managed to work full-time and handle caring for their three kids. Shane prepped for the test by living at a hotel with no communication with his wife. And he didn’t pass.
In a confessional that Shane filmed for the show, a producer asked him if he missed his wife while he was at the hotel studying. “This is where the sarcasm comes in. Certainly, I missed her! If I tell you the truth, she’s gonna be pissed, and at the same time, I don’t wanna fib. I don’t really cry myself to sleep because I miss my family,” Shane stated. “I just do what I gotta do. And I know that there’s a time where it’ll be done, and I can come back home and I can be with my family and kids.” Viewers were not thrilled with Shane’s brand of “sarcasm.”
Much of Emily Simpson’s story on this season of Real Housewives of Orange County has centered around her marriage to her
little bitch husband Shane Simpson. While Shane studied to take the California Bar exam, Emily worked, took care of the kids, and kept their household going. After all, Shane was studying at a hotel and had little communication with his family in an effort to pass the test. Spoiler alert–he didn’t pass.
But what did Shane pass on? Shane refused to go to Las Vegas with Emily to celebrate their anniversary. Emily even arranged to dance on-stage in a sexy burlesque routine for her husband. Instead, the confident lawyer hit the stage in front of Shane’s parents and RHOC co-stars Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke. I admire Emily’s confidence.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 26: Reality TV Personality Gretchen Rossi attends the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center’s “Eternal Beauty” celebration on September 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi and her fiancé, serial housewife-dater Slade Smiley, wanted a family more than anything in the world. After Slade
had dated his way through much of the cast got together with Gretchen, their relationship was viewed with skepticism at best.
During Season 5 of RHOC, they started dating. In Season 8, Gretchen planned an over-the-top marriage proposal to Slade, and he accepted! The franchise cut Gretchen loose after that
tacky stunt grand romantic gesture. Just getting engaged does not serve as a storyline. Ask newly-demoted Vicki Gunvalson.
Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi hasn’t been on the show full-time since 2013. How can we ever forget that
cringe-worthy amazing episode when Gretchen popped the question to Slade Smiley, and he said “Yes!”
On July 10, Gretchen and her man finally welcomed their daughter, Skylar Gray. The couple had struggled with infertility for years before becoming pregnant.