Never say never!
Gretchen Rossi quickly became a staple drama maker when she joined The Real Housewives of Orange County during season 4. During her time on the show, Gretchen’s romantic life was always at the center of the drama. Co-stars Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge notoriously took issue with Gretchen’s romantic partners and dubbed Gretchen a “gold digger” early on. Things only intensified when Gretchen began dating her now-fiancé Slade Smiley, who infamously feuded with both Gunvalson and Judge. As a result, Gretchen consistently found herself at odds with the OG of the OC and Judge.
In 2013, after five seasons as a Housewife, Gretchen was shockingly fired from the show. Since then, she’s popped up on the show a few times here and there. Over the years, many fans have wondered if Gretchen would ever return to the show fulltime.
So would Grethen ever return to The Real Housewives of Orange County?
“Here’s the thing I always say, never say never, because watch if they come next year and go, ‘we’ll give you $5 million’, then sure,” she revealed to HollywoodLife.
However, Gretchen admits she would be hesitant to return to the drama.
“Slade and I, we really do feel like we’ve grown past that,” she admitted. “We feel like it was a great platform. We enjoyed doing that. I did it for half a decade. He did it for eight years.”
Still, Gretchen says she’s grateful for her time on RHOC and the “amazing fan base” it gave her.
On the other hand, Gretchen says she thinks returning to the show would be a “step backwards” for her career.
Adding that the show has gotten “pretty bad.”
Meanwhile, Gretchen isn’t the only former OC Housewife who isn’t interested in returning to the franchise. Gretchen’s former BFF Alexis Bellino recently revealed that she has no interest in returning to the show in a full-time capacity, although she is open to returning for another cameo. Alexis made a brief but well-received appearance during season 14.
“I would do a cameo again, but I really feel like that chapter has turned for me,” Alexis revealed to HollywoodLife earlier this month. “I love the time I’ve had on there; I learned a lot too. It was a great experience, and I will do another cameo, but that book has closed. I have three kids now, and we’re busy.”
So, there you have it! Don’t expect to see Gretchen or Alexis return to RHOC anytime soon. Even though I kind of feel like this is a BS. In my opinion, these two would jump at the chance to return to RHOC, especially Gretchen. They just don’t want to seem desperate.
The Real Housewives of Orange County air Tuesdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.
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