LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Gretchen Rossi is engaged, and has proposed to Slade Smiley? In Touch Magazine exclusively claims that Gretchen Rossi is engaged and planning a wedding to Slade Smiley (now host of Radio Slade 92.7 Playlist). The report published yesterday implies that the entire alleged engagement was filmed by Bravo for the current RHOC season. LALATE can exclusively report that canâ€™t be true. Principal photography for the current season of RHOC ended months ago. If Rossi is engaged, the filmed engagement should be expected to air after the current RHOC season, potentially during the reunion.
A new In Touch Magazine claims that on April 14, 2013, Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley got engaged, in front of Bravo cameras, for the current RHOC season. “The Real Housewives of Orange County star bucked tradition on Sunday night, April 14, and proposed to her boyfriend of four years, Slade Smiley” adding that the “proposal was a complete surprise and will be televised”.
But LALATE spoke to Tamra Barney several weeks ago who confirmed that principal photography for episodes this season have wrapped production months ago. So while Gretchen might be engaged, and the scene might have been recorded by Bravo, the footage may not fit into the current season of RHOC, unless Bravo has since made some dramatic programming shuffle. That is not expected to be the case.
Bravo has, however, kept extra footage for its reunion telecasts before. Most notably, when Kim Richards exited rehab, she shot a segment one-on-one with Andy Cohen, post season but aired during the reunion.
LALATE can report that at least five Bravo personalities, including those on RHOC, have been pursuing specials outside the confines of their shows, aka wedding spinoffs. Among them are NeNe Leakes. LALATE has for months been reporting that Bravo’s RHOA production company, True, is pursuing a NeNe Leakes wedding spinoff called “I Dream of NeNe” to air in 2013.