Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gretchen Rossi Proposes To Slade Smiley

I want to congratulate you if you have made it to this point in your life and have no idea who Gretchen Rossi or Slade Smiley are. You are a better person for it, and I encourage you to leave this post immediately so your mind will not be corrupted. No, seriously, it will be the beginning of your downfall if you keep reading. The next thing you know you will be out at flea markets and swap meets trading Surreal Life trading cards with people and discussing the pros and cons of a Mob Wives spin off series.

Gretchen proposing to Slade does not surprise me at all. She pays for everything. She has come out and said that she supports him and expects him to do certain things (see above) for her which apparently he has either done well enough or she finally broke down and bought herself a ring and told him that he is going to marry her and where to be and when. Slade has certainly gone a long way down the humiliation and embarrassment ladder since we first met him on the first season of Real Housewives OC. Back then he had a job and had not stopped paying the medical bills and $100K in child support he owes to his kid suffering from brain cancer.

32 comments:

VIPblonde said...

Good for her! Also, I'm irrationally excited for Tamra to kick Alexis out of her party on Monday!!!

T. E. Cuz said...

another gorgeous body that i'm jealous of. look at how perfect her stomach looks.

Charlotte. said...

I have no idea who these people are, but is this a reveal?

SusanB said...

I read your warning Enty but unfortunately I continued reading the article. I had no idea who these people are. And I hope I'll quickly forget them.

Meanie Reese said...

@SusanB-you're not alone! I, too, did not heed the warning.

Karen said...

@Reese and SusanB, I also read it anyway. But I still don't know who they are except that one or both of them are on Real Housewives.

car54 said...

On the show the other night Gretchen mentioned that Slade had a job and that he was in good shape financially--and I wondered how that could be since he owed his ex so much money--his little boy had more surgery recently --and if I recall they had huge medical bills on top of the basic child support.

Something must have changed for them--Gretchen didn't want to marry him and take on any of his financial issues.

I read on one of the housewife blogs that Bravo wanted a HW wedding and that Eddie didn't want to do it with Tamra for the cameras so Gretchen agreed--so maybe there is enough money in it for her from that.

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

Hmm good points @Car54, he did have his payments reduced so maybe he's catching up? I'm sure shell make him sign a prenup. I'm still just shocked she won that lawsuit against the photographer.

Sherry said...

Who?

Yabba Dabba Doo said...

Totally lost on this one because I don't watch these shows. Slade Smiley sounds like a really good brand of weed.

Barton Fink said...

I love Gretchen. Remember her showing up for that party at Heather's house, in the bathrobe with duck-down trim, drag queen hair, and she turned to take a glass of pink booze from a silver tray? She does everything so well. I don't mind Slade that much. He can handle her. When the two of them talk and weep and get all West-Coasty, it makes me happy.

shiny_special_one said...

Never heard of these people, don't care, still don't care after reading this. :-)

Sarah said...

So this guy lives the good life while his kid is dying and the two of them just do what they do? They sound awesome.

ulalume said...

The first line had me trying not to laugh outloud at work like a crazy person. I read the headline and thought who the hell are these people? I guess I should congratulate myself!

Bailey Quarters said...

I've never heard of these people *pats self on back*

Hurricane Tiffany said...

@barton - oooooh, I love that phrase, west coasty!

califblondy said...

I think Slade gets a bad rap. People lost their asses during the recession, I believe he's working now and he certainly assists Gretchen with her endeavors. These two seem happy together so congrats kids!

ljsmed said...

Gross...

Anna Nonymous said...

I'm not jealous of her at all. I don't care how great of a body she has. It's not that hard to be tan and toned when you live in weather that's constantly in the 70's-80's. You wear less clothes, eat less, exercise more because you're outside more too. I don't care how much money one has, if you have to buy a scumbag who isn't helping his child get through cancer? I'd hide and cut him off, pretend I never had anything to do with him.

Xander Dyle said...

@Barton
Can you explain west-coasty more? I'm intrigued by your use of it.
:-)

lyz said...

How long til she regrets marrying him? 2-3 years.

EpicBlonde said...

I love RHOC - but I hate that they let Slade be on this show. He's a scumbag. I don't know how you go on and live this exciting, carefree life that Slade seems to be having while your kid has brain cancer? Does. Not. Compute.

PuggleWug said...

Slade needs to get a fucking job. Work at Home Depot, I don't care. You're kid is dying, and you continually fail him. I see unpaid child support in Gretchen's future. Reach for the stars, Gretch.

Jacq said...

I can't stand Alexis AT ALL, but seriously I'm starting to just feel bad for her. The way she speaks, it's obvious she's just an idiot trophy wife. She's obviously just hanging around for the paycheck, which is sad. I looked once for her clothing line, just to laugh at it, which I was never able to actually find online.
Vicki had no business asking her to come to the party, but she's a moron for even showing up. But, I also assume that producers were all "you can't just be by yourself all season"
What do you think of Lydia? That "keeping our kids grounded" crap just bothers me about people as obviously materialistic as she is.

PuggleWug said...

He gets a bad rap for being a deadbeat dad.

Jacq said...

Oh, and one more thing that has bothered me for the last few seasons... Didn't Slade used to have TWO sons? Grayson and an older son - the one who played music with Jo?

Mango said...

When I see Gretchen I'm always stunned at how utterly gorgeous she is, and then she opens her mouth and says words like "supposably".

Much was made about Slade having a job, but it's part-time as a radio DJ, for something like 12 hours a week. Big whoop.

I don't understand the Alexis hate--she should be pitied for being married to that jerk, Jim. Yeah, she's got the IQ of a turnip but she isn't mean.

VIPblonde said...

@Jacq I reserve my judgement of Lydia until the end of the season; haven't seen enough of her yet to form an opinion. And I think Slade's kids have different mothers, and they probably both banned their kids from being filmed

PuggleWug said...

@mango, he only worked there for a few months. He's unemployed again. He is such a loser.

NomNom83 said...

I wouldn't give you two cents for Slade and I wax and wain on Gretchen, but hey, everybody deserves their special somebody. If they truly love each other, good for them. I think Gretchen really wants to start a family, too, and the clock is ticking.

missc said...

I once thought she was pretty too. That was until I saw an episode of her w/o make. Totally different person.

sugarbread maker said...

bravo pay$$ 4 a wedding --see nene and bethany and kim z. gretchen will probably keep all money from wedding ala kim k. it is in writing i am sure. no storyline at bravo means no next season. they have to create $$$ drame to stay on.. remember reality shows are mostly fake