Jo De La Rosa appeared in the first two seasons of Bravo's hit docu-series The Real Housewives of Orange County alongside her then fiancé, Slade Smiley. Now De La Rosa is the object of affection for the bachelor's in Bravo's new competitive dating series, Date My Ex: Jo & Slade, in which she will look for a new love and try to break from Smiley once and for all. Although the two ended their engagement, they remain friends, and Smiley is De La Rosa's closest confidante and business partner. Currently, De La Rosa lives in Los Angeles, where she is pursuing her career as a recording artist. Date My Ex: Jo & Slade follows her new life in L.A. as she looks for love, pursues her music, and comes to terms with the complicated relationship she shares with her ex. Born in Lima, Peru, and an only child, De La Rosa and her parents immigrated to California when she was 3 years old and settled in the Orange County city of Mission Viejo. De La Rosa attended the University of California at Irvine, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literature. De La Rosa's debut single, "You Can't Control Me," will release this summer. De La Rosa also regularly trains in hip-hop, jazz, singing, and theatre.
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