Well i’m from Ireland, and throughout Ireland bono and the lads are unquestionably liked and also could certainly not do really much incorrect, we all love them.
OK, so I give up — I just can't write a short blog to save my life! Sorry guys, but I've learned I just can't do it! I went into writing this thinking I could make it short, and after writing this blog I am now coming back up to the top to say I just can't do it. Hehe. As I sat down tonight to write my blog — finally — I realized that I really don't know where to start. I have so much to talk about. First, I have to say that was a hell of a long potty break! Ha! They made us wait a whole week to see what would happen between Ryan and I. Wow, we must have been really exciting. The funniest part was that all of us women said to one another that it was one of the best times we had together. So I think it was disappointing to all of us that the footage came across the way it did. Vicki even told me that night that I was cracking her up and that I was fun, but all you saw was her giving me a weird facial expression. Vicki and I had an entire conversation for about 40 minutes over at Tamra's bar about some important topics as well, but none of that was shown. Tamra's house was beautiful and very well put together! I texted her the day of the party to see if there was anything I could do to help with the set up because I knew she was worried about it being perfect — which it was! Chef Brain cooked a beautiful meal and he put so much time into the preparation. It really was a fun night and we were all a lot more tolerant and forgiving of one another, so that made the party even more fun.
After watching the footage on TV, I think it is too bad that they had to taint that night so badly. They focused so much on Ryan and me, when in reality that was not at all what was fun or even interesting about that night. (The food, the surroundings, the company, the conversation, and the toasts we all made were far more interesting). I had such mixed emotions about the footage at Tamra's party that I think I needed a good week to just process them. It was a roller coaster ride of people calling, texting, and e-mailing with advice or words of frustration because of what went on in that episode. I understood completely because I found it hard to watch myself. I mean I didn't remember a lot about that night, but all the girls kept telling me how funny I was and what a hoot it was to have me making such funny gestures and imitations. So when we saw the footage I think we all were surprised at our actions. I was utterly embarrassed, Tamra was taken back by what she said (when we text each other), and it was just a little disappointing.
The worst part is I actually started to believe that what I was watching was the truth and I started to believe all the things people were telling me really happened that night. It got inside my head and I became angry and mad about what went on that night. The worst part is we have to relive what we have already been through all over again. I mean this was last summer for goodness sakes and now we are seeing it for the first time and getting mad and hurt by what others are saying or doing, even when we have worked out our differences long since then. That emotional roller coaster ride is not fun to go through over and over again as the series continues.
Well i’m from Ireland, and throughout Ireland bono and the lads are unquestionably liked and also could certainly not do really much incorrect, we all love them.
Olá Gretchen, Moro no Brasil e portanto vou escrever em português. Sou sua fã, adoro a sua risada e a sua maneira de ser. Quando quiser vir ao Brasil será um grande prazer poder recebê-la. Sou promouter e faço grandes eventos aqui, meu grupo é muito parecido com as Real Housewives O.C. Tem a Vick,Tamra, enfim todas tem um pouco de cada coisa de uma de vocês. Somos loucas por tudo o que é bom e chic, VUITON. CHANNEL, GABANA,TOMMY HILFIGER, ETC. Beijos do Brasil prá você e todas as REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY.
I lost my brother in October and I was completely devestated - until I had a psychic reading with Dannion Brinkley. Based on the information he told me - things he could not have possibly known as a stranger on the telephone - I am now 100% confident that my brother found his way to the next realm and is with my mom and family and is safe and happy and that everything happened the way it was supposed to. This has taken my raw pain from a 110% level down to about a 10% level, where I miss my buddy but I do not have that aching, kicked in the gut and can't breathe pain. Just sharing this in case it would help you with Jeff's passing. You can google Dannion, he is fairly "famous" and will set up a reading over the net. Best to you Gretchen!
I love the off the shoulder blouse you wore when you met Tamra for lunch to discuss the FL trip on tonight's episode. Can you tell me where you purchased it?
I loved the red dress that you wore to Tamara's dinner party last year. I have a 40th b'day coming and I would love to find this dress. Can you tell me where you purchased it?
Thanks in Advance,
Hi Gretchen, I want to let you know that I know from experience how hard it is when someone we love has terminal cancer. I totally understand why you went and spent time away from the hospital, and I know Jeff understood as well. From watching the show I realize that you handled everything that was going on with grace and the utmost of respect for Jeff and his children. Anyone who says different has not walk in your shoes and should never be taken seriously. Best of luck in the new season.
I'm sorry for your loss. In whatever capacity you were there for Jeff it must have been a very trying time. All the best to you!
i want to no when the next season of the house wives of orange county is comming on thats the best house wives series yet lets hurry up i am dying to see it i miss it badly!!!
Omg!! Watching you on the show is the only interesting topic that makes the show worth watching. The other housewives are pretty much boring!! I was really sad when I seen the episode of Jeff's passing, I'm very sorry. You are a very beautiful and funny person and I love your laugh!! Everything about you is amazing and that's why the other's treat you the way they do. I hope to see you on the next season!! Take care and God bless you.
I am in Australia and season 4 has just finished airing and we have just met the beautiful Gretchen. I think you are a real crack up and you are such a laugh. Its a pity the others don't have your fun loving sense of humour and you fantastic outlook on life.
And you are totally gorgeous as well. Gretchen girl, you are the complete package!!
Gretchen, I felt sorry for you when I learned Jeff passed away. But those two little hussies Vicky & Tamara were aweful. Vicky should be ashamed of herself. She gets no prize for the may she treats her husband (and her kids). But Tamara has to be jealous and Vicky too. You get a high 69% for the hottest OC wife. I voted for you too. When you walk into the room it lights up and those itches know it. You're sexy, smart, fun, and funny. Be yourself. Don't worry about what others say. Especially those has-been OC wives. Keep it up. Congratulations on being on the show. I love it. I watch all the time. And yes Tamara tried to set you up. Watch her. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Sorry about Jeff. At least you still have him near and dear to your heart. Look forward to seeing you again on the show Gretch!! Bye for now. A fan for life.
Gretchen, girl, you are definitely my favorite!!!! You are the sweetest, and most caring of them all! No matter what happened to your in your life, you always have a positive outlook. You never talked garbage about the other girls like they have about you. It just goes to show you are a strong and very mature person! Sorry for your loss of Jeff. And you are the hottest housewife by far!!!!!
sorry about your loss. i think your a great person. and hope to see your show soon again i started watching it when you and lynn joined the show. your personality is great. vicki is so full of herself. i cannot stand vicki!!!
This is the first time I've ever blogged and you are the one that has inspired me to get involved in giving my opinion. You were always my favorite, you've always come across as sweet and loving. I'm so sorry about the loss of you love, Jeff. At first I really liked Tamara but after the episodes, Tamara has come across as a very mean spirited woman. This is the first I had heard that you will not be returning to the series, I hope you reconsider as I was looking forward to the new series. Now, I'm just not interested. Poor Lynne I think they will eat sweet Lynne for lunch. It's like you two being in a fish tank filled with sharks!
Good luck with your life, I wish you well. Pam P.
Gretchen, I was so sad to hear about Jeff. I am sorry for your loss. I was just wondering what you are doing now and how the show has impacted your life. I am from a small town in Texas and I think that it is very important to remember who you are at all times. I think that Vicki and Tamera are both very hateful and spiteful and they have both forgotten where they came from. Have you forgotten where you come from has the show made you a person that you are not? I really love you and Jeanna and Lynne. You guys seem the most real to me and I can relate to you 3 better than any of the others. Lauri, is the one that I liked to begin with but, she sure has become a different person since she found her man. She has truly become someone she's not. I miss the show and hope that it will come back on later. Good luck with all your future endeavors. Amie - Nacogdoches, Texas
Gretchen, First, I'm so sorry for your loss, I lost my wonderful man a year and a half ago, after a long illness. We had 16 1/2 yrs. together and I miss him every minute of everyday. Vicki and Tamera are just witches I can't stand either one of them. Vicki could not do for her husband what you did for Jeff. And Tamera she's just a B___h! Your an awesome beatiful (inside and out) woman. Vicki's nose is so far in the air she looks like a stuffed pig! God Bless you and your wonderful family, I hope to see more of you and less of them. Their just nasty uncompassionate B___hes! Good Luck with what ever you do and God Bless You!
I just want to say that you are a beautiful woman. I admire you like you wouldn't beilieve. Your so sweet and outgoing. You are my fashion idol as well! You never look bad!I am so sorry for your loss. You are so strong and independent, so I know you'll make it just fine! When are the OC Howsewives going to be back on again?! I miss you and everyone else!
P.S.- You wear the most fabulous clothes! I have bought many imitations of your clothes. Bravo should disclose the designers' names- that would be good publicity for them! :)
However, In Episode 6, you had a white top that went off your shoulders that I am in love with. In the photo gallery, you can see it in pictures 11 and 18 out of the 24. Would you mind telling me the brand/ designer and where you got it please? I would really appreciate it!
Hi Gretchen, the season just aired here in Australia and I wanted to say you are an inspiration and that I'm sorry for your loss. I have always had a stigma about beautiful, well to do women and that they hold this bitchy attitude towards people below their class and I was gladly proved wrong with watching you; you are stunning and humble and compassionate. I think its safe to say you are an inspiration and Australia has fallen in love with you. xox
You are one of my favorites by far however how can you go from such a great guy like jeff (sorry for your loss) to such a weasel like slade. He s such a creep. You can do soooooo much better.
Gretchen, I am sorry for your loss hun, I really do love you I think you have such grace about you. I live in Australia so I have only just viewed the episode with you and Ryan, but not only that night all the way through the show so far I am utterly disgusted by the way Tamra has behaved. For a grown woman and mother she really needs to grow up and set a better example for her children, cause right now she isn't teaching them very good values at all. Her whole attitude is pathetic. I hope good things come to you in the future hun you really do deserve it. Take care.
I am a wife, mother, and a career woman, and I have always loved the RHO. However, the minute I saw you on the screen I fell in love with you. I love your sense of fashion, your hair, and of course all of the "bling bling." I am not a lesbian, but you have made me have so untoward thoughts about you. I have been watching the RHN, and I'm simply unmoved. I can't wait for you to come back on the screen.
Gretchen, You are my favorite housewife. I feel we have many things in common. I am currently dating a man that is 18 years older than myself and he is wealthy. It is difficult when people think you are dating someone for there money. I am also in my early 30's and blonde and attractive. People say nasty things because they are jealous that they are not blonde and beautiful and outgoing. People have to be nasty to others because they are unhappy themselves and feel the need to try and make others unhappy. Tamra is very mean and needs to take a step back and look in the mirror she is not all that!She is just jealous. Hang in there!
I wanted to tell you how sorry I am that Jeff passed and express my empathy at getting through this past year with the stress and grief filled roller coaster dominating your life. It was frustrating watching the other housewives try to tell you how to feel when none of them could put themselves in your shoes. I know what its like to try to live your life with a smile while dealing with unbelievable pain, and you did it on TV. I just wanted to say that I hate what editing tries to do to you on the show. I think perhaps because you look like the most likely candidate (being vivacious, young, and beautiful) for gold digging bimbo they try to shave footage to do it. Really the only thing it accomplishes is casting the other housewives as catty B******. Despite it all I think you still come across as the most genuine of all the housewives. You seem so grounded, honest, genuinely caring and full of life. Hooray for the most "Real" housewife of the bunch. Stay strong.
Gretchen, You're the reason I'll watch RHOC another season. You're real. You're so much fun to watch. You're a true friend to Lynne, whom I think is wonderful as well. I hope Vicki eats herself into oblivion and I hope Tamra drinks herself into Rehab.
I LOVE YOU!!! I am so proud of your confidence!!
I would love advice on how you keep so positive! You really are one of the most honest people ever!
BTW...you are the HOTTEST HOUSEWIFE OF ORANGE COUNTY!
Tamra needs prayer!!!!
I was also sorry for your loss of your Jeff!! He really loved you and it was real!!
Happy Days.... Richelle
p.s. could i get your workout plans? and what you eat??
O^O love you baby doll!!
My favorite. You are so lovely and you know it. Perfect. Jeff was a grown up and enjoyed having you in his life, as I would have. You can feel good about that, and enjoy any gifts he chose to give you.
At the A-List fashion show why didn't you select a dress like that you wore to Tamara's drunk along. My GOD! perfect style for you and you wore it stunningly. You would have won the vote hands down. As it was, I voted for Bethanny who wore a hot little number.
Just one question: Slade?????? I guess he has money but letting him climb on top of you is gagging. Look what he lusted after before you and would have accepted had she agreed. Find better, move on.
Gretchen. I loved you!!! You have had a rough season and I'm deeply sorry about Jeff. However, my heart goes out to you because not only were you going through something so traumatic you didn't have a support system of friends that you needed. Tamara and Vicki should have put aside their differences and helped you instead of trying to destroy you. I'm positive it's just because they envy you. They bitter old women and you're the life of the party!! I can only hope you know how wonderful your personality and soul is. It's something rare and people don't know what to do when they see someone who is good instead full of evil. It does however, show you their character and probably hit on a few things they did in their past. Take care girl!! College girls from the south look up to you and we wear our high heels to class!! LOL!
You are my favorite housewife!!! You are so sexy and confident and you don't let other housewives bring you down with all their jealousy and drama (especially Tamara who is just plain mean). You seem genuine and you totally rock!!!
Gretchen, you are a real lady so stunning! sorry for your loss of Jeff. I got upset with Tamara and Vicky planning to get on getting you drunk how stupid and mean spirit was that. Tamara is jealous and an insecure woman. All Tamara knows is to increase her bust size so absurd! Gretchen do not become like the others to increase your bust size your are perfect and natural stay that way! Remember, The more they increase their bust size the more their IQ drops.
Gretchen, I just have to say you and Slade are adorable. He seems like such a decent person and Jo walked all over him and then did a show about it! I will never understand that. Good luck and hope to see you next season. Gretchen
Gretchen Fan in Champaign-
You were absolutely beautiful at the A-List Awards! You were smoking hot!!!! I bet Tamra and Vicki were crapping their undies when they saw how hot you were! I see little Ms. Vicki has packed on the pounds!!! You and Slade are a stunning couple. He seems like a really down to earth guy and hot looking as well! You deserve to be happy and I hope the two of you really LAST!!!!
My daughter sends her love! Keep up with your blogs please we want to hear from you!
You remind me a lot of myself. I am currently in a relationship with a man 15 years older than me and my x-husband was 7 years older than me. Basically I have always dated older men. I got so tired of the comments that were made because of the age difference of you and Jeff. I also got tired of the comments on the relationship in general. Whose business is it on why the two of you were together? Jeff did not seem like an ignorant man....he was with you for one reason or another, and if he was happy then that is all that matters. By the way.....I want your wardrobe!!! : D I too LOVE dresses and I think I loved everyone that you put on, especially the red one you wore to Tamra's "oh-so-elegant" dinner!!
Has anyone else watched Real sex 18 on HBO, the character anna malle looks and sounds just like Gretchen.
DEar Gretchen I am 62 and wish I could give you a big Granma hug. I love ya baby. You are kind and beautiful. Perhaps the most beautiful of all the housewives. I am truly sorry about Jeff passing. You made the last of his life very happy. You are a very giving and kind woman.
Gretchen, you are a stunning beautiful young woman, from the inside and out.I beleive God blessed you with your good looks to make a difference in this world. People are not only attracted to your good looks, but your loving and caring personality. Tamera and Vickii are jealous of your youth, beauty and how you light every room you walk in. You are a cheerful giver and you gave all that you could to Jeff. I could feel your love for him and his love for you. You don't owe anybody explanations concerning your relationship with him. Don't ever change how beautiful you are, you can be more firm, and don't trust jealous women, but don't ever change your happy spirit. You are my favorite housewife and I just adore you. I hope to see you next season, because you are "STAR" of this show and the "Hottest Housewife" inside and out!
Hi Gretchen, you are DEFINITELY the most beautiful person on the show, inside and out and I think that the way the other ladies treat you is horrible. Throughout the entire show, you dealt with everything so gracefully and I really admire you. I am 16 years old and there aren't very many good role models for us out there but I see you as a very respectable person. The way you handled everything that happened with Jeff was amazing, you went through a lot and you still came out on the other side a warm-hearted, sweet woman. I genuinely believe the two of you were in love. While I hope that you will come back to the show, I would completely understand if you didn't, the scrutiny you were under was awful. I hope that you remain the same person you came into my living room as. You're the one person from the show that I could feel comfortable being around. Thank you for brightening up my day!
Okay - "Big Faux Pas" Today I called Gretchen, Tamara. I saw her today at the LA Kings game. I yelled Tamara and she looked at me and said "My name is Gretchen" OMG, What an idiot I was. Funny thing was that even after I called her Tamara she came over and spoke to me. WOW! After such an offensive remark, she was lovely. Just as I thought she would be. People have tried to beat her down but she holds her head high as well she should. She is an exquisite person inside and out. Incredibly beautiful and giving as well. I think Tamara and Vicki are both spiteful and jealous individuals who spend too much time on what other people are doing and not enough on their own issues.
Gretchen deserves to be happy, as does anyone. People spend entirely too much time trying to bring other people down. We have enough negativity in the world without intentionally attacking or trying to tear someone down. Be happy for people.
Gretchen, thank you for your incredible class today, you’re lovely! Be Happy!
I just want to say something kind about you Gretchen.you have amazing eyes and good body.your kinda out there but thats good sometimes but it can also get you into big trouble.so as you would say "hold on to your daddys girls cause gretchen is coming..."
Best of luck to you! I so hoped for a happy ending with you and Jeff, but God does what He wants when He wants and why He wants. I'm glad you bounced back! My heart goes out to you and Jeff's children!
By the way have you learned to ride your bike?
I hope you'll be back next season, you brought kindness to the show. While two cruel womem attactked you, you treated them with respect and kindness.
You showed how a real woman behaves while others judge and mistreat you, you never stooped to their level and held your head high. It was very refreshing to see you and Lynne the show, hopefully you can save it from going down the ugly negative path.
You are just as beautiful (and even tinier!) in real life as you are on the Real OC Gretchen! But you should remember that not everyone is as lucky nor as privileged as you and TIP YOUR SERVERS!!!! 20% is standard, especially if servers go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, as I did you... just a "tip!" Cheers!
I am sorry for your lost, Jeff was a real man. You were great on the show dont let the other women(Tamra & Vicky) put you down. You were the best on the darn show. I will not be watching next season due to the way you were treated and also for your not returning. Jeana really seen to be a true friend.
Good Luck & God Bless Earlene
Gretchen, Don't let people put you down. Who cares what other people think because its your life and really nobody has the right to say to you that was wrong or that was right. You were around Jeff and His family so you naturally grow feelings for that person if it start as something else or not, its still there. Tarma always has her nose in everyones business you just happened to have the story of the season and she wanted to put you down. I've seen you shy off since the show ended. I hope you do whats good for you but if were wanna do another show don't listen to the caddy talk. People have no right to say whats right or wrong. You were nice to all the girls every the mean ones. They never gave you a chance but you tried thats why you're the Classy one!
Gretchen: I am so sorry about Jeff's passing, I believe that you had something very special. As far as Tamara is concerned; (even though you say everything is fine) she comes off as a very jealous person. My theory is just because you have money does not mean you have class!! That has been proven over and over again on this show. In my opinion there are only a couple of you that can say you have got class ( you are one ). Hang in there, I hope you find happiness. In the mean time beware of wolves in sheep's clothing!! Kari - Tillamook, Oregon