Gretchen Rossi may no longer be on RHOC but that doesn’t stop her from keeping the public updated on her personal life.
A major part of Gretchen’s storyline while on the show was marriage and babies with boyfriend Slade Smiley. While a wedding has yet to happen (despite a televised engagement) Gretchen revealed they may be moving straight to babies:
Speaking out to Us Weekly, Gretchen states:
“We’re focused on having a baby. That’s our summer plans. It’s a very arduous, hard thing to go through. I’m so thankful I have an amazing partner to go through it with. We are pushing through it, and hopefully we will have an announcement that we are pregnant.”
Slade had previously shared his admiration for his girlfriend as he stated:
“It is such a hard, difficult process. A lot of the burden falls on the woman going through the IVF process, and not only has she embraced that challenge but she’s using that to be an advocate for other women who are struggling with IVF and can’t get pregnant. I’m so impressed how she jumped right in [and] became a voice for every woman. I’m very proud of her.”
Gretchen further added that IVF is “a partnership. We have an amazing doctor, and that makes a difference. It’s a very confusing, hard, difficult process. It takes a lot of good people around you.”
I admire Gretchen doing everything she can to achieve her dream of becoming a mother as she has wanted to have a child of her own for a very long time. I do think that Gretchen and Slade love the spotlight (more than almost anyone) so I have no doubt we will be hearing updates every step of the way.