Gretchen Rossi Real Housewives of Orange County - RHOC

Will Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley Ever Get Married? The Former Housewife Gives an Update On Their Plans!

Not so fan favorite Gretchen Rossi had an over the top, made for TV proposal on season 8 of RHOC. Fans were confused as the proposal was viewed by millions but when it came to a wedding…well no one saw it as it never happened! So are the two ever planning on tying the knot?

Speaking out to Us Weekly Gretchen spoke candidly about her plans with fiance Slade Smiley saying:

“We’re really content. We’re really happy. I think that one day we definitely get married, but right now we just really are focused on starting a family so we just don’t really want to put the money and the resources into a wedding because the truth is Slade and I do everything really big.”

Not trying to be Debbie Downer over here but this kinda proves the point that the proposal was all for show. Numerous housewives have said the proposal was fake as Gretchen said she could never marry Slade due to his financial mess. In addition, if the two really plan to get married why not go to the court house or do something with family/close friends? Rumors were flying that Gretchen had proposed in hopes that Bravo would foot the bill for a televised wedding and when that didn’t come through she had no real plans to get married. I have to say with these two (who remind me of the grown up version of Speidi) it wouldn’t surprise me.

Gretchen even admitted that she has doubted her relationship at times; however at the end of the day the two are happy and want to start a family:

“There’s definitely been a lot of days that I’ve struggled with my emotions and I struggled with is ‘Being with Slade the right thing?’When you love somebody that much, even if that means letting them go or letting them go down a different path to have what it is that they think will ultimately think will make them happy, that’s what true love is … However, going through that and experiencing those emotions was probably one of best things that could have happened to us because it made us realize that whether or not we have children together or whether or not we did have biological children together, that ultimately us being together meant more.”

I’m all for ‘live and let live’ so if marriage isn’t there thing then that’s fine. My issue is the two are so fame hungry that if Bravo offered them a wedding special, Gretchen may suddenly be ready to walk down that aisle. At the end of the day the two have made it through many hurdles so married or not married, I think these two will make it in the long run.

Thoughts on Gretchen’s engagement? Do you think it was all for show?

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