So, Will Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley Ever Get Married?

So, Will Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley Ever Get Married?

The RHOC alum/mom-to-be reflects on a decade spent with her fiancé.

By Jocelyn Vena
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Gretchen Rossi's Big Proposal

It was way back in Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Orange County that Gretchen Rossi popped the question and asked Slade to marry her (video above). Well, all these years later, they have yet to walk down the aisle. And as they prepare to welcome a little baby into their lives, Gretchen has offered an update on if or when she'll officially become Mrs. Slade Smiley as they just clocked a decade together.

"Happy 10 [year] Anniversary my love!" the OC mom-to-be wrote on Instagram. "I cannot believe how fast time flies by! But I have to say it has truly been the best and most magical ten years of my life! "  

After gushing all about their romance, she added: "Some will also always ask why we haven’t gotten married, ([and] maybe one day we still will) but the truth is I’m so proud of the fact that we are together because we want to be, not because we feel we have to be. We are committed [and] loyal to one another whether or not we have a marriage license! And sometimes I think that speaks more volumes. Hey it’s worked out well for Goldie and Kurt [as well as] Oprah and Stedman! (But after 10 [years] together I call you my husband anyways. So it doesn’t really matter)."

Gretchen closed out the update with the following sweet tidbit: "Our love is truly one of a kind [and] is hard to find, and I never take that for granted! I love you from the depths of my soul Slade, and will forever."

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Happy 10yr Anniversary my love! ❤️🙌🏻 Yesterday Slade & I celebrated 10yrs together! I cannot believe how fast time flies by! But I have to say it has truly been the best and most magical ten years of my life! ————————————————————————-When I look back at how many people said we wouldn’t make it, or our “love” was just made up for TV, (or whatever other crapoly they have made up about us) it actually just makes me giggle now; I mean isn’t it ironic how most of those who were talking smack about us are now divorced or no longer with their partners, yet here we are still going strong, more in love today than when we first met, and now having a baby together! 👼🏻 (#17 weeks preggo here) Some will also always ask why we haven’t gotten married, (& maybe one day we still will) but the truth is I’m so proud of the fact that we are together because we want to be, not because we feel we have to be. We are committed & loyal to one another whether or not we have a marriage license! And sometimes I think that speaks more volumes ❤️ Hey it’s worked out well for Goldie and Kurt & Oprah and Stedman! (but after 10yrs together I call you my husband anyways 😜 so it doesn’t really matter) ———————————————————————— My favorite part of the day is waking up to you and my favorite part of the night is having you hold me when we fall asleep. I have never met a man who loves me more deeply then you, who cherishes me, and adores me (even with all my flaws) 🙈Thank you for your endless communication, and appreciation for who I am in my most authentic state, for supporting and helping make all my dreams come true, and for being the man, husband, & father that I know our children will look up too! I am so looking forward to this next chapter together as parents! 👨‍👩‍👧 👪 I am beyond grateful & blessed that God brought me you, and that we share a special spiritual bond. ————————————————————————- Our love is truly one of a kind & is hard to find, and I never take that for granted! I love you from the depths of my soul Slade, and will forever❤️😘 ———————————————————————Mark 10:9 - Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate

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