Gretchen Rossi

Gretchen wishes she had kept her mouth about Vicki's surgery and thanks the fans for going on anther RHOC journey.

Apr 8, 20130

To all the amazing fans! It's great to be back and I can't believe it is Season 8 already! I hope you guys enjoy the journey I went on for Season 8, and I appreciate you guys allowing us in your living room every week.

It was wonderful to see Briana having her baby! What a wonderful gift and blessing from God. I'm so happy for her and Ryan. It's fun to see one of us become a grandmother as well. This show is definitely full circle.

It was a transition having Slade move from working out of the home to now working outside the home, five days a week for his new Radio Show: "Radio Slade." However, I, of course, was beyond excited for him and this great new opportunity! This radio opportunity came because of his comedy show; they were looking for a comedian that could host, entertain, and talk about pop culture. His show became the highest rated hour within just the first couple of weeks, which was super exciting. For more info go to RadioSlade.PodBean.com.

And, for all those making fun of me not being able to make coffee, I agree! I'm a dork, but the truth is I know how to make it, it had just been a while since I had done it and I forgot exactly how the machine worked. Slade always makes me the perfect cup so I wanted to do it the way he does it, and I also think I just missed him so I wanted an excuse to call him. LOL!

135 comments
JazzyR1112
JazzyR1112

I use to love you in past seasons but this season you changed. I love tamera and there is only one tamera. It looks like your trying to be her and seem threatened by Vicki. I hope your not like this the entire season, if you are you'll be my least favorite instead of Alexis.

sallylott
sallylott

I'm sorry to hear about Slades son and I hope all goes well for him.

 

But I'm tried of hearing him try to make a living by making jokes and snide remarks about other peoples problems. He sure forgave Tamra quick enough when she beckoned to him. If he can't make a living doing honest work and talk about other things besides your" used to be friends "then maybe he needs to stop working again and let you support you two and he can help the same way he did before. shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you know carrying your purse and etc.

Talk about the elephant in the room. Has he taken a look at you and Tamra (and I supect Heather now). If you and Tamra had all removed you might have to pick it up and carry it around so just think before you dig. Less words to eat.

 

 

remo85414
remo85414

Gretchen, what can I say, I love you and what your doing, girl you are holding it down, I love the face you and tamera are friends again, I have watched you from the first show and have to say you have grown into a great gal. Im glad you and slade are still working on the relationship.you and tMera need to watch you backs when it comes to vicky, be friends but watch it . I am 47 been married 25 years been with him 30 and I hope one day we can meet, I tell my hubby all the time imwould love to hang with you and tamers and yall make me over, I have not changed in 47 years, I have long hair pass my ass still ware geans oe sweat pants I done own a dress or high heals, please make me over, keep doing what you do girl im proud of you even though I dont know you , your my friend in my head lol

Thinkbeforeyouspeak
Thinkbeforeyouspeak

I'm glad to hear you feel bad about what you said about Vicki at Heather's dinner. Vicki actually coming to Heather's solo was by itself a huge step for her! Don't get involved in Vicki & Tamra's drama, it's not your place, and you run the risk of them resenting/blaming you later on. I think you should remain neutral and encourage them both to work on repairing their friendship. Remember Vickie & Tamra have a long history of friendship behind them which is why they both feel so hurt. Tamra's mean/rude comments about Vicki stem from her anger and hurt, her (automatic) coping mechanism (unfortunately) is to lash out with her words. Tamra probably feels that Vicki has chosen Brooks over her friendship. The bigger picture is that Brooks succeeded in alienating Vicki from her friends & family! Which is exactly what he set out to do! Vicki is a successful business woman but she has a huge problem with co-dependency in her personal life. Hence, all the years she stayed (unhappily) married to Don. Vicki doesn't deal well with change and Brooks is like a bad smell....hard to get rid of! Vickie needs her friends & family In her life NOW more than ever! I think her biggest fear (romantically) is that no one will love her (she's not perfect enough) and she'll be alone. This fear blinds her and she can't see what everyone else can see in Brooks. Too many changes as once: the loss of her marriage, her friends, her daughter getting married, having a baby and becoming a grandma doesn't fit into Vickie's "perfect world". Which makes her an easy target for someone as slick as Brooks to take advantage of. The worst thing you all could do is not embrace Vicki. Better yet seek therapy with her, she need someone to talk to who can help her work on accepting herself as she is without feeling she needs hide behind the facade of perfectionism!

Luv_Ashia
Luv_Ashia

The first couple of seasons I thought you were nice, but for these last 2 seasons I realize that you are mean no matter how much you smile and laugh.  Some people may want to blame Tamra, but the mean girl lived in you before you teamed up with Mean Girl #1.  Hopefully you will read this and apologize in one of your blogs, for calling your man the 'B' word, it is emasculating and it was never funny.  Everyone should realize, that word is not a term of endearment.  Just like those derogatory jokes that Slade makes about Vicki that finally got him a paying job after all of these years, it's just not nice.  And while you were cackling, rubbing his new job in the viewers face on this episode that you didn't blog about, we were laughing.  The viewers know he has not had a real job, because you talked about it, probably since he was trying to promote your singing career.  And you made sure that he was not involved in your other ventures, other than your personal assistant.  You are a smart lady but you are Mean Girl #2.

Bobbie.T
Bobbie.T

It's amazing to me how many people here are ignoring the fact that Gretchen has already acknowledged her comments were out of line.  She gets it people, she's sorry, move on.  I have to say that Vicki is all soft spoken and playing the 'vulnerable' card this season, and apparently it's working in her favor judging by the comments here.  I seem to recall that she dished out just as much contempt towards Gretchen and Slade as she is now getting with regard to Brooks.  I can't say I blame Gretchen for not being quite ready to simply forget all that Vicki had said and done.

flowerbunnylove
flowerbunnylove

I've always liked you.  Stand your ground, be your own person, and don't let Alexis drag you down.

beachbumxoxo
beachbumxoxo

I am sad to see this new side of you.  You were one of my favorites.  Shame on you.

MzPrizz11
MzPrizz11

You were my favorite housewife for years. I really would feel for you when your now BFF would rip you to shreds every single episode. I really hate that you have become one of the mean girls. I don't understand how you and your little BFF act so surprised that you are thought of as bullies!!! For being old you guys sure do act like snotty little teenagers! Oh and tell us why exactly do you guys care so much whether Vicki is with Brooks or not? Her story keeps changing? Well hello!?! I don't blame her for wanting to keep some things private with "friends" like you guys!

1randysgirl
1randysgirl

Gretchen I love you on the show but get your man to quit making jabs at Vicki it's pretty mean. And obviously she's taking his nasty comments to heart. You are soooo pretty I'm glad you and Tamara are fiends sadly for Alexis!

cloydkathy
cloydkathy

I thought you were a classy lady.. why would you allow Slade to talk about Vicky once again in his act... very sad...

ladyjudy
ladyjudy

Gretchen, I used to be a big fan of yours but you have gotten so immature since your  friendship with Tamra. How soon you forget. The two of you yakking about Vickie looked just two teenagers making fun of someone else. Grow up already. How mean you can be. I don't 

think you are ready for children because if you are so petty,  forget it.

 

 

ilcntrygrl
ilcntrygrl

Please explain why it is your business what Vicki's relationship is?  She is being wise to not talk about it.  Why do you think these women owe it to you to tell you everything?  You say it what you expect of friends, but really, Vicki is not your friend.  You have treated her horribly.  As for Alexis, in this world a loyal friend is as good as gold, if not better.  And you threw it all away......darn shame.

 

C...
C...

how about ''wooly bully'' for your new nickname

iferg803
iferg803

you talked about vicky all night. You even went out of your way to call Slade to talk about Vicky. Just because you were lonely and Tamera was with Vicky. Your pathetic. I hope you get better this season.

Ann932dogs
Ann932dogs

I think you are a follower! You are especially mean around your new best girl  friend! I think you are both bullies and YES, women can be bullies and yes, worm can be bullied, by people such as your self! Shame on you both! 

haley.haze.3
haley.haze.3

How much of a hypocrite are you. You have had more surgery then anyone! And how jealous are you that vicki and Tamara are gonna be friends? After tamra talked so much about you and your friends with her! Your mean who says i love you but not gonna happen? And how horrible of a friend you are to Alexis! Who does that and your boyfriend slade talks so much shit too and also you should understand vicki situation she is taking a break! Everyone does it with there boyfriend!

mgoodw4
mgoodw4

You used to be my favorite.  You were kind to others but didn't stand silent as Tamra led the charge against Slade and YOU.  Alexis stood by your side.  As soon as the mean girl wanted to be your friend, you leapt at the chance like a sad junior high wannabe and turned your back on the one person who had consistently had your back.  Loser much?

Gezlouise
Gezlouise

You didn't know how to deal with it (Vicky's surgery) so you and Tamra did what comes naturally -- became mean girls. You two deserve each other.

kjohns23
kjohns23

Gretchen,

    I liked you better when you were a leader not a follower.  It's really interesting to see you change to better suit Tamara.  To add insult to that injury, you are changing to fit in with someone who dogged you out, called out your dirt, and laughed at you every chance she got!  So now you are a joke to me!  And to add more to that story, you turned on a loyal friend (Alexis).  Yes, she's obnoxious but she was loyal to you.  Tamara will turn on you soon...if a new person comes and gets more attention from the audience and dislikes you, you'll be her next joke.  You'll wake up and see that she manipulated the whole situation with a "friendship" necklace and be like WHOA is this happening?!?!!!  Furthermore, you are a beautiful chick, no need to put down others, unless you are less than confident than you put off.  

sheltypar
sheltypar

Gretchen,  I think Slade making fun of Vicki was disgusting.  It sounds like he is just as nasty as Tamra.  You better be careful.  She has already proven that she can turn on her friends very quickly.  It could happen to you again.

breezie_bre
breezie_bre

you can't be serious you really don't know why Vicki went and had work done???? Slade I'm sure wasn't the only person that talked about her calling her Miss Piggy but I think that his comment was the last straw that made Vicki go out and get a chin implant. I am glad that you did see that it was wrong for you talking about Vicki

ROSEisaROSE
ROSEisaROSE

Hey Gretchen, since you want to laugh and rag on Vicki's plastic surgery in her face why don't you post your before surgery pictures? You looked a mess before your overhaul so you are the last person that should be making fun of someone!  I didn't like you before because you were merely a sugar mama for Slade but I really don't care for you or Tamra after laughing at Vicki in her face.  She was already feeling self conscious about herself and that was beyond classless and obnoxious what you and Tamra did!

mrsd@13
mrsd@13

Good question MsBravo. I only buy products made in the USA...our economy needs it.  So Ms. gretchen...Im glad to see you apologized to Vicki for the comments. I have a que..why did Tamra say you dont want her being friends with Vicki??

spagal1
spagal1

Please act like an adult when you're around Tamra, I know it's hard but don't let her negative, judging persona drag you in! Making fun of people is WRONG and NOT Godly as you portray yourself to be! Slade needs to shut his mouth also! Making fun of women on his show is DISGUSTING!!! I would NEVER listen to his radio show!!

la12ce
la12ce

Are you kidding??? Why would she get surgery??? Oh, I don't know.....maybe Because Slade made disgusting references about her face and she knows it??? It was mean and hateful and looks like he is still doing it on the radio. You Might think about being with a man who can be so demeaning to a woman. Not a wonderful trait for a man to have. He seems bitter,nasty man. Yes, we know that Vicki wasn't always very nice to him in the past but why go there? You don't cut someone especially a woman on her looks. Below the belt and Makes him look small, very very small. He is not funny....petty. At least you owned up to the fact that you and Tamra should not have been whispering Like two kids on the schoolyard.

MsBravo
MsBravo

Is your Gretchen Christine Collections made in USA?

bravoliscious
bravoliscious

Slade using Vicki as material for his radio show is just plain wrong.  Vicki may not have been kind to Slade, but she has apologized and moved on.  His comments are cruel and hurtful.  What man does that?

I liked Slade for a period of time, but he is quickly becoming someone I dislike intensley, he is a bully.

 

Red055
Red055

Wish you would just give up the whole Vicki thing! It makes you look really immature. You didn't like being kicked while you were down so why do you feel the need to do it to someone else? Tamara and Vicki's relationship has nothing to do with you!

Sneener
Sneener

I don't like Vicki, but you acting just as mean as Vicki isn't doing you any favors.  When it comes to ripping on someone's looks that's below the belt IMO.  And not getting your SO to shut up about it, either... when we've seen he clearly does what you tell him to do... makes me think you enjoy it to some extent.  I think the only thing you 'regret' is the viewers seeing you being a mean girl.  You should have apologized to Vicki in the blog, plain and simple.

BadPerm
BadPerm

Why do you giggle after everything you say?  It's sooo not cute.   And Slade...just ugh!!!!

shaylove12
shaylove12

I'm not a fan of Vicki at all but Gretchen... what do you mean its strange seeing someone obviously different and swollen for the first time in months???YOU LIVE IN THE OC! that's like the plastic surgery capital of CA next to Beverly Hills! Just own up to it...You knew you were being a mean girl. Then Slade put his foot in it and verbally bashed Vicki for an entire segment on the radio. Girl... if your comfortable being with a man who not only MAKES TIME but HAS TIME to go out of his way to do that to a woman then you deserve what you get. For your sake I hope what you get is good but everyone on here knows what kind of Karma chips you, Slade, and Tamara are stacking this season. SMH...

Oigirltype4diana
Oigirltype4diana

@Chibi281 the only reason why Vicki's daughter hates that guy Brooks is because she feels like this: Vicki, on top of the way she spends money and now she has a boyfriend maybe Vicki's daughter is more afraid she would have to make her own money and not inherit what might be more if Brook's was out of the picture. As you know from last season her son really doesn't care either way. I just feel like that since Vicki's daughter married a military guy (which we all know they are far from millionaire's) so Brianna has is like that because she is freaking out that she won't get the fair share of her cut in the will. Ya know, its better to go 1/2's then splitting something 3 ways...JMO.

Co-hen-n-nc
Co-hen-n-nc

You didn't know how to deal with it so you act like that!!! Really!!! You didn't know how to deal with it so you stand there saying, "I will ask her, I will ask her what she did". When you lie people know...period! You say Vicki always wants people to feel sorry for her. Well you & mainly the "boy" you live with are real good at giving her that. There is no excuse for the things he said. I watch all of the housewives shows & I love the drama!! I admit it!! But when a so called man says things that can really stay with someone for the rest of their life, that is to far!! They need to take Slade out of the story on this show?

jenny713
jenny713

Gretchen, to be honest i think you are insane to believe that you were a good friend to Alexis.  If you had issues with her you talk to her one on one.  You do not chime in when she is being attached by all these ppl.  It's even more insulting that it only make viewers think you are doing it to get in the good graces with Tamra and Heather.  I truely believe that if situation was turned around, Alexis would have been there for you. Have you seen the housewives of bev hills?  you are like kyle to lisa.  It's called loyalty.  it's called being a friend and sticking up for them.  If you have an issue , discuss it in private..and you wonder why Alexis is dissappointed in you .

jomojo
jomojo

Honestly Gretchen, can you speak on any other subject besides Vicki? It gets SO old recycling the same story line year after year. Why are you still so caught up in it? Move on!! It is beyond boring and tired and stale.

sl1p
sl1p

I am hoping Slade reads this:

 

“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.” -Hillary Clinton

Dmacman
Dmacman

 @Bobbie.T While she may have apologized about her behavior and good for her, its a return to the Gretchen I liked, that does not mean viewers cannot post their disappointment in this seasons episodes.   Its interesting that you say "move on" yet you yourself go on to post your opinions.  Do you think thats fair?

angel22
angel22

@Bobbie.T We are entitled to our opinions. Thank you

Bobbie.T
Bobbie.T

 @ladyjudy oh c'mon lady.  Gretchen has already addressed her behavior and comments indicating she is very much aware that it was not cool.  If you read her blog, which apparently you chose not to before delivering your 'slap on the wrist' to her, you would have realized that she already knew it was out of line.  Get over it.

Nic01
Nic01

 @breezie_bre She's only sorry about talking about Vicki's make over because of how it came accross when aired! It's call damage control!!! She's as nasty as Tamara, they actually are very much alike.

hoochone
hoochone

 @ROSEisaROSE Are you kidding me!?!?! Vicki talks trash about everybody, she is as mean a girl as you can get. She has been an ass ever since the show started. Your damn right, what goes around comes around, she is getting just what she deserves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

doxyroxy
doxyroxy

 @ROSEisaROSE Absolutely agree!  Gretchen's half-ass explanation, not apology, above is a laughable lie.  She and Tamra were giggling about Vicki's plastic surgery BEFORE they saw her in person.  Obviously it's not something that's foreign to them as both Gretchen and Tamra have had work done.  So what?  Vicki's work seemed very minimal and she looked great on WWHL.  Vicki isn't perfect, but I felt sorry for her because T&G's behavior at the clambake was juvenile and petty.  Gretchen's trying too damn hard to be like Tamra and that's not a goal to strive for.  Tamra will turn on her soon enough anyway.

As far as Slade, he's still a slime ball.  He should look in the mirror, 'cuz really, he's not all that in the personality, financial, or looks department.  Guess Gretchen deserves what she's got for a fiance'.  His comments on-air showed what a little little messy man he is.

Lucky Alexis to find out the real Gretchen. 

Yali
Yali

 @spagal1 Im sorry if this sounds judgemental, but I see nothing Godly in Gretchen! Her life choices and behavior speaks for itself!!!!

mary.sims.735
mary.sims.735

He should show some class, he behaves like a teen bully.

doxyroxy
doxyroxy

 @sl1p Everyone KNOWS Slade's an idiot.  How many other men are advertised as Honorary Housewife and think it's an honor?

Gatorgirl1
Gatorgirl1

@sl1p I've never seen this quote. Brilliant.

Teres
Teres

 @sl1p how true and I hope Slade reads this he needs to

Alex_McQueen
Alex_McQueen

 @hoochone  @ROSEisaROSE Retaliation and vengeance are as immature as it gets. But no one expects maturity from Gretchen or Tamara. That you condone the behavior at all speaks volumes. It was wrong when Vicki did it and it is wrong now with G & T.