Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi proposed to Slade Smiley in song, and even told Andy Cohen she's starting to think about an August date for the big day (but don't hold her to it!). So what else can she reveal about her upcoming wedding?
For one, it will be televised.
"I feel like I've shared the last four years of my life with the audience and with Slade," Rossi tells Life & Style. "I feel like it would almost be kind of unfair not to allow the audience into this part of my life as well. People want to see the fairytale ending, so I feel like I am obligated to share this special moment in my life on camera."
And Rossi isn't kidding about the "fairytale" part—she says she's planning on scouting international locations for her elaborate nuptials.
"We're talking about visiting a bunch of Italian cities in the fall to pick a location," she reveals. And that spot is going to be pretty specific: "I have this vision of being in the middle of a beautiful winery with the sun setting and me walking through floral arches."
But no matter where Gretchen and Slade wind up hosting their wedding, she'll just be thrilled to be alongside her longtime love. The actual proposal was "a really emotional moment," she admits. "I've never been so overwhelmed with just sheer joy and happiness."
Gretchen, just wanted to tell you, despite what the girls said about your proposal to Slade. My husband and me both thought it was sweet, honest and sincere. If and when my husband watches the show, he thinks you are all crazy, but he gets a kick out of the reunions.
Gretchen - save yourself! Either get off the show or get your own show - something because these be-otches are going to make you crazy and you will end up being someone you dont want to be. Vicki and Tamra have some kind of unholy alliance and they will go down in flames together. You have way better things to do with your time and energy!
I agree. Vicki is a bitch big time. She purposely took Tamra and that crazy EEk , Eek off away from u and Heather. That is THE REAL VICKI!!!!
love u gf - if I were you I would not invite any of those bitches to your wedding. or maybe u should this way they know what CLASS IS.. Let Vicky keep her coven of witches - congrats to u & Slade. You've apologized, told the truth & still they believe the gossip that these jealous, classless bitches come up
I am so happy for you and Slade. It has been a journey of discovery for you two and sometimes it takes time to really connect & know if you have found "the one." Congrats to you both and I look forward to your wedding!
Gretchen I had said it before and now its happening. You are getting what you deserve for being mean to Alexis. I'm glad everyone was mean to you on the episode!
Congrats, you will be a beautiful bride and what an unbelievable proposal . Baby first or wedding first? First thing you better do is genetic counseling.
Gretchen, I think you should try to wear a Grace Kelly type dress. All the dresses that Tamara tried on were way too sexy for a wedding. Ask your mom and she will agree with me. You and Slade have more class than everyone else and they are all jealous that is the problem with the OC girls.......... Especially Vicky
Gretchen you are a beautiful woman. You have a sensitive side and a strong one at the same time. You are making things happen in your life that you created from your Housewives fame. Awesome. Your choice in men however is questionable. Knowing Slades past you still think this man is going to change just because its you he is with? News flash he won't . If you have a child with him and divorce, don't expect child support. If you ending making more than him when you split he will sue for alimony. Bet on it. Oh wait you already make more than he does. Make him sign a prenup so he doesn't sue you blind. California is a community property state right? He will take half of everything or at least try. You deserve better but don't see that. Sadly he will hurt you like he did the others. Oh and stick to the jewelry and bag design you can't sing to save your life. Love you like my luggage.
A beautiful proposal........surely there is that someplace special here in the U.S. ..... for a winery...NAPA...then honeymoon in Italy...........however it's your party......& Slades.......
We only get 1 turn on the dance floor.........enjoy a full & complete life with Slade.......
I hope the thought of a big TV wedding isn't clouding your judgment. Slade is a sleeze that is going to take you for a bundle. How did you like your beautiful birthday "present" that is going to cost you hundreds of dollars more a month. How generous of him. I could hardly believe my ears when you turned around and bragged to the other girls about Slade giving you a Rolls Royce for your birthday. Are you that deep in denial or are you really that dumb? You seem like a genuinely nice person and I'm sorry for you. I can only hope he does something to open your eyes before the wedding but if you can't see through him by now I don't have much hope.
Gretchen hasn't blogged for some time--guess its beneath her or she just doesn't want to hear what the viewers have to say. Gretchen treated Slade like the dirt under her feet--she demeaned, insulted, ridiculed and emasculated him when he was unemployed--but now she loves him?????? The only reason she now suddenly wants to marry him is for a show storyline. She's burned her bridges with Alexis - her friend that she stabbed in the back and continues to do so. She claims she's not a bully--another lie. She's on her own and has no one to run to for support and she's earned everything that Vicki and Tamra through her way. She threw in with Tamra and supposedly forgave her for all the vile deplorable things she said about Slade and Gretchen--that proves she doesn't have a brain in her head--no one in their right mind would forgive or befriend Tamra. Tamra is already trashing her and she too dumb to get it. Its just a matter of time before Gretchen is Tamra's victim again. She has a vendetta against Vicki but forgave Tamra--that makes no sense. Vicki is a head case who is better to be ignored than waste a minute of your time worrying about.
Congratulations Gretchen. You are very smart to take time and think about marriage, especially surrounded by some housewives that are getting married for the 3rd and 4th time. So sad to see them give you such a hard time but you handle yourself well and they are honestly pathetic and vile and just horrible to watch the two faced ladies. I find it hard to watch the show any longer and not sure why Andy Cohen or Bravo have not got rid of the two ladies T and V. I just don't get it, they are so disgusting and I honestly do jot use that word to describe people. Good luck Gretchen and be happy and stay true to who you are. Best of luck.
TAMRA'S getting married and SUDDENLY, GRETCHEN wants to get married too? I remember the episode were all the girls were inside the limo and, Gretchen (attention wh0re) wore a HUGE RING and said that Jeff gave that ring to her! GRETCHEN wants to STEAL TAMRA'S THUNDER - AGAIN! Besides, Gretchen is not that pretty anymore. She looks FAKE! She want's the attention. Therefore, she wants to get married on T.V. - now! Both SLADE and Gretchen are seeking ATTENTION! YIKES!!!
MimiJae Lol, completely agree...even during the reunion when she was crying saying the engagement was sincere I still felt empty. There was no "OMG they're finally doing it" or nothing, I've been more overwhelmed with emotion finding a lip gloss I thought I'd lost than watching that fake, convenient proposal. Such a shame as I've always liked Gretchen until this season, only thing she had going for her was that she's still a pretty lass but that's about it I'm afraid!
It's amazing how Gretchen didn't want to get married but has suddenly changed her mind. Now that all the weddings are filmed, she's ready. This is one wedding I won't watch. Fairy tale? How about calculated move on her part!