It was a long and sometimes heartbreaking journey to get where she is today. But Gretchen Rossi is now expecting her first child with beau Slade Smiley, and the mama-to-be couldn't be more thrilled. Throughout her pregnancy, The Real Housewives of Orange County alum has been keeping fans in the know about all her exciting developments.
Gretchen recently held a delightfully over-the-top gender-reveal party, and shared with her followers that she's expecting a girl. She has also been candid with followers about a common side effect of pregnancy — insomnia — and has used her sleepless hours to let fans ask her anything in some question-and-answer sessions.
In one recent Q&A, a fan wrote in to ask which of the past or present Orange County Housewives have reached out to her after hearing her pregnancy news. Gretchen spilled the tea on that, responding: "Lizzie [Rovsek], Lydia [McLaughlin], Peggy Tanous. Heather Dubrow reached out and congratulated me as well."
We're not surprised to hear that Lizzie has been in touch with Gretchen, considering that Gretchen posted a photo with the swimwear designer back in January. To caption the post, the mama-to-be shared: "Feeling so grateful for kind, & beautiful (inside and out) friends like my sweet [Lizzie] who couldn’t be more thrilled for us and baby on the way! Love you Lizzie! Thank you for always being such a loyal and good friend to me all these years."
Gretchen also shared that it's not only former OC 'Wives who have reached out to her. "A lot of Housewives from other cities (because I am friends with a lot of them) have reached out which has been very kind," she shared.
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Indeed, when Gretchen first announced her pregnancy news back in December, we saw social media light up with well wishes from Kyle Richards, Brandi Redmond, and Stephanie Hollman.
Gretchen and Slade will meet their little one in July.