ORANGE COUNTY (LALATE) – Are Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley getting married? Gretchen Rossi and Slade arrived as those “two people on the top of a wedding cake” claimed Tamra Barney at the conclusion of last season. Last night, Gretchen Rossi was back on the “OC”, tipsy on tequila, and willing to dish virtually every detail, in fact too much information, about her current love for Slade.
When Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney hit up “Watch What Happens Live” last night after season six’s premiere, Andy Cohen asked the Housewives if their opinions about Slade had changed this new season. There answer was a resounding “no”.
Last night’s Real Housewives of OC gave a well produced recap of early seasons right off the back to remind viewers of the core feud that makes this series tick. Front and center was Tamra Barney’s allegation that Gretchen Rossi is a gold digger.
Rossi shot back early in the episode. She told viewers “Clearly I’m not a gold digger. I’m dating Slade. He has no money. Clearly I’m dating him for the [bedroom action].”
Later, Rossi fumed when her BFF called her a “princess”. Rossi asserts that all the money she has is from her own hard work, and that she is not living in luxury because of a rich husband (as she implies another Housewife is).
When Rossi and her posse hit up Tamra’s party, she dropped more TMA remarks about her and Slade’s action in the bedroom.
Last season ended with the St Regis party at which the Housewives fumed that they had been set up to see an engagement announcement by Slade and Rossi. But will the couple marry this season?
Viewers were teased last night that Rossi does not have that path planned out yet. She suggests that one engagement was enough. Rossi was previously engaged to Jeff Beitzel who died in 2008 of leukemia. Slade was formerly engaged to ex-housewife Jo De La Rosa.