It's official! After years of trying and undergoing medical procedures, Gretchen Rossi is officially expecting her first child with longtime love, Slade Smiley. The couple confirmed the exciting news this week during an appearance on The Doctors. And the pregnant The Real Housewives of Orange County alum noted that it is a crazy time for her: "It's so wild. It still doesn't feel real."
Slade is also pretty ecstatic about the news, sharing during the appearance: "And we're freaked out — but in a good way."
The couple's baby is due in July 2019, just a few months after Gretchen and Slade celebrate their 10th anniversary in February. This is Gretchen's first child; Slade has two sons, Gavin and Grayson, from previous relationships.
And it's not just Gretchen and Slade who are over the moon about the news. Several of the Real Housewives, past and present, also headed to Twitter to show their support.
Gretchen also opened up about being pregnant on Instagram, writing, in part, "YES the News is true!!!!!!!!!!!! We are beyond ecstatic to finally announce that we are expecting a little bundle of joy!!!!!! Our hearts are so full right now!! It was one of the happiest days of my life when we received the incredible news that I was pregnant!!! It has been the hardest secret in the world to keep. I was bursting at the seams to tell you all! And actually many of you were already guessing and saying I was glowing like I was preggo! Well you were right! So we are thrilled to finally be able to share the good news with everyone!"
See Gretchen as a kid, below.