It’s been a few seasons since Gretchen Rossi and her fiancé, Slade Smiley, have appeared on The Real Housewives of Orange County. On the RHOC, Gretchen had proposed to Slade. For awhile, Gretchen did not want to get married until Slade took care of his finances. Slade even went ring shopping for Gretchen, with Heather Dubrow. After awhile Gretchen decided that she was ready to marry Slade, so she turned the tables and surprised him with a proposal back in 2013. There was a lot of debate during the reunion, about whether Gretchen did it for a storyline. However; Gretchen said it came from her heart – and she is standing by that to this day. They haven’t gotten married yet, and now Gretchen is opening up about why they haven’t tied the knot yet!
According to Gretchen, the reason they haven’t set an official date is because of bad timing. Gretchen recently told Jeff Lewis on his SiriusXM podcast, that the May 24 wedding date that she and Slade chose was changed because of timing. Gretchen explained, “After we said that, Slade’s mom calls and one of my best friends calls and are like, ‘Uh, that’s Memorial Day weekend and we are on vacation, we have a whole vacation plan.’ And we were like, Oh s***. So that kind of went to the side way because of that.”
Then the pair went on Marriage Boot Camp in 2014. Gretchen explained, “Our schedules got so hectic.”
Now financial issues have come into play because they have been doing IVF – which is super expensive. Gretchen shared, “All of our resources have really gone into that. Anyone who has ever done IVF knows how incredibly expensive it is, and we’ve been through three rounds.”
I’m not surprised that Gretchen hasn’t tied the knot with Slade yet, and it makes sense. She’s focused on getting pregnant and starting a family. Going through IVF is a lot. I wish her all the best on this journey to motherhood! I wonder if Bravo will give her a special when they do get married. We’ll have to stay tuned!
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