"It was a tough day for me," she reveals.

on Aug 21, 2013 - The Dish0

Gretchen Rossi has put up with a lot through her years as a Real Housewives of Orange County star.

But if there’s one on-screen experience Gretchen has no interest in re-living, it’s this season’s reunion, when some of her co-stars called her engagement to Slade Smiley a show for the cameras.

"I didn't watch it," Gretchen told told TooFab. "I skipped it."

Pushed for further comment, Gretchen indicated that hearing the women claim her engagement to Slade was just a push for camera time simply wasn’t something she needed to go through once again.

"Actually, no I was working, but I lived it, I don’t need to see it again," Gretchen added. "It was a tough day for me."

However, Gretchen says that despite the reunion drama, she and Slade are considering having their nuptials broadcast on the show.

"I think the audience would be disappointed if I didn’t show it, because they’ve followed me this whole time and have been so good to me," Gretchen said. "But it’s a very special, private day."

Well if her engagement was any indication, the wedding will be just as spectacular!

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19 comments
rudy90210
rudy90210

I'm sure everyone can agree that Heather and Slade really want to be together,,,,, at Vicki's finale party, Gretchen and heather were walking around arm in arm, and then up to the girls, like school chums, shows that heather didn't have any idea how Gretchen felt about her. If you don't believe that, it at least, shows that Gretchen was trying to act like a good friend, (fake or not), to Heather.....................................It looked lovely to me, yet, obviously the interpretation of the viewers is a different thing, compared to how a friend may have felt watching it after the fact, along with everyone else... It couldn't possibly have been a happy and warm feeling for Heather, to find out what was happening in Gretchen's life clandestinely, while she considered her to be a sincere friend!

pamela.page.125
pamela.page.125

You're FAKE! Pretending to cry and whine like a baby. You're pathetic. I hope you do marry Slade and continue to live on Jeff's money. Slade knows a sucker when he sees one!

Vivi75
Vivi75

I have to agree, it was hard to watch this time, but I think you held yourself well against these women. Stay strong and most important stay honest with yourself and the women on this show. 

erica8123
erica8123

Well Gretchen I don't blame you because as a fan of the show after the 1st reunion episode I decided to skip it as well. 

Those women are just disgusting, classless and painful to watch at this point and as much as I like Gretchen and Alexis, I don't like them enough to watch Vicki or Tamra. 

This was my last season unless some cast members change

tiger111
tiger111

Gretchen,stay positive,and  only civil with those women.i think it was so unfair how they attacked you,and two faced tamara brings up jeff at another reunion,focus on the future,smile stay beautiful.when you hang with trash you start to smell.so stay away from the drama and two faced tamara.it just gets on my nerves she"s allowed to get married on camera.gretchen purposes gets ----.forget them,move on.you deserve to be happy.

Password
Password

Serves you right! Last year you and the others ganged up and bullied Alexis and now it was your turn! Not nice is it!? I certainly won't be watching your sham wedding, you bore me pls do bog off!

JenPincha
JenPincha

Hello Gretchen, Fact : Having your nuptials broadcast on televison is not private.

ccollier08
ccollier08

Gretchen, you're awesome! Just keep it private with the most important people around. I would definitely watch it if you post it on your website. I do not think that you should invite those other girls as well, because they have been just cruel to you. It is so funny hearing Tamra keep saying that you lied about Malibu Country even after you presenting the truth. I do not get them nor why they would say that your engagement was for the TV. The only person who didn't have a story this year was Tamra - she was boring.... Alexis boring... Lydia boring... there wasn't anything interesting going on in their lives...

allhousewivesfan
allhousewivesfan

When you say you are considering having your wedding broadcast on the show, does that mean that you trying to shop it the producers and negotiating a price tag for this very special, private day?

 

piperbeau
piperbeau

Definitely wouldn't be interested in watching you and Slade get married...

MzPatty
MzPatty

Chin up Gretchen, be strong!!!!!!

LauraWyn
LauraWyn

It would be wonderful to watch you and Slade take your vows, however, if you feel it should be private, then let it be private!  If you have a videographer at the wedding, just release a few snippets for the show.  Your true fans will certainly understand.  Remember, it's about you and Slade, not the fans or the show or anyone else!  Do what feels right to you and Slade and don't give in to anything else!  Have your special day be about love and family and new beginnings!  God Bless you both and much happiness to you!

tennisfan
tennisfan

Gretchen, stay strong.  Just know that your honesty has come through to the viewer.  I mean this in the nicest way possible, but I don't know that the other ladies have the intellect to understand irony or hypocrisy orthe impact of their accusations.  Plain and simple, I also don't think they listen because they are too busy demanding the spotlight.  Your reasoning about your confusion about the dress shopping debacle made complete sense; Tamra even admitted she was talking out of both sides of her mouth.  Your reasoning behind what happened with Malibu Country made complete sense.  You were offered an opportunity and there was a date attached to it, regardless of whether it was a done deal or not.  Your support, yet hard honesty, with Alexis before, during and after the infamous dinner last year made complete sense.  The fact that you didn't want any of them at your engagement celebration made complete sense.  You are dealing with a group of selfish women who do not have the highest IQ's, which is a dangerous combination.  Distance yourself from them and focus on having a happy, healthy marriage and family.

Beckymgrey
Beckymgrey

 @JenPincha I think Lisa daughter Pandora's wedding was shown on RHOBH, but still remained a private affair. We saw bits and pieces pictures and video shots (or did I just walk in and out of the room) but not moment by moment. But anyhow...

I wonder in self reflection she realizes what she did to Alexis. When they meet to talk, all the mean and nasty things she said to Alexis and in her TH. That's the same person she was disappointed hadn't been apart of her day.

But I do hope that she and Slade are happy together. 

Beckymgrey
Beckymgrey

 @tennisfan Up until Alexis I have you're back. You can't say you didn't want any of them to be apart of your engagement and then in the same breath say that you wish Alexis was there, because she believes in Slade and Gretchen. Plus they doubted the timing not the feelings.

TinaS
TinaS

 @tennisfan Well said!  It is so clear who on this cast is good-hearted and who isn't.  Gretchen, KNOW (and truly believe) you're good and right, and that your integrity shines through, and don't let yourself continue to need/want affirmation from Vicki (AND keep Tamra at a safe distance!!).  It's hard to watch these women's mistreatment of you season after season.  Enough already!

nisey.wilson
nisey.wilson

 @TinaS  @tennisfan

 Was it hard for you to watch Gretchen mistreat and turn her back on her suppose to be friend Alexis??

TinaS
TinaS

 @nisey.wilson  @tennisfan Yeah, I didn't really get that one.  But Alexis has a tendency to misunderstand the situation (others' behavior), so I'm assuming she probably got mad at Gretchen for "not being a good/loyal friend" regarding the Costa Rica deal, and Gretchen was hurt/offended that she mistook her conduct and doubted her good intentions.  The fact that Gretchen has kept her close friends from high school and college says it all.  Women who trade friends with the wind (Tamra) show how unstable and inconsistent they truly are.  I don't get why Gretchen and Alexis' friendship faded, but looking at Gretchen's track record makes me think it wasn't her doing.