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Gretchen and Slade Reveal Why They're "Such Different People" and How Skylar Has Changed Them

Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley reflect on the early days of RHOC and spill all about daughter, Skylar; if they'd return to TV; and their drama-free relationship on Bravo's Hot Mic Podcast.

By Jocelyn Vena

Back in the day, Gretchen Rossi very memorably shared her colorful personality, her life, and, of course, her relationship with Slade Smiley, during her time on The Real Housewives of Orange County.

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Gretchen joined RHOC in Season 4 and, get ready for it, it's been about 10 seasons since she walked away from the cast after Season 8. In some ways her life is the same (she's still with Slade!) and, in other ways, her life has changed a lot (she's a mom now to their daughter, Skylar).

And in case you were wondering how Gretchen and Slade feel about it all today, lucky for you, they sat down together on the latest episode of Bravo's Hot Mic podcast.

Keep scrolling to find out what they had to share. 

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What Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley Revealed on Bravo's Hot Mic Podcast

Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley together at a friends party.

How Being Parents to Skylar Has Changed Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley's Relationship

In the Bravo's Hot Mic podcast clip at the top of the post, Gretchen and Slade break down why they are "such different people" and if they would like to share their lives today with fans. That includes, of course, their roles as "parents together" to their daughter, Skylar. But, be warned, they note that their relationship is pretty lacking in "drama."

You can hear more about Gretchen and Slade's life today by checking out the clip at the top of the post.

Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley Spill on the Early Days of RHOC

Slade, as it turns out, has quite a deep history with all things RHOC (yes, even more storied than the OG herself, Vicki Gunvalson, according to him) and he has "receipts" to prove it.

To find out more about what he and Gretchen are sharing today about being cast on RHOC all those years ago as well as secrets on those early days filming the Bravo series, check out the Bravo's Hot Mic podcast clip below.

Gretchen Christine Rossi Says Slade Smiley Has the Biggest "Pool Stick"

When do new episodes of Bravo's Hot Mic podcast premiere?

Mark your calendars! New episodes of Bravo's Hot Mic will be released bi-weekly and are only available with a paid subscription ($3.99/month).

Logo of Bravo's Hot Mic podcast.

How can I listen to Bravo's Hot Mic podcast?

To access to the show, sign up now at You can listen to Bravo's Hot Mic on your preferred podcast service with a paid subscription ($3.99/month). Episodes will drop every other week.

Who are the guests on Bravo's Hot Mic podcast?

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Kyle Richards and The Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Judge appeared in Episode 1 and Episode 2 of Bravo's Hot Mic, respectively.  Vanderpump RulesScheana Shay appears in Episode 3 with The Real Housewives of Orange County's Shannon Storms Beador appearing in Episode 4. Episode 5 featured The Real Housewives of Miami's Larsa Pippen. Heather Dubrow and Terry Dubrow appear together in Episode 6.

What is Bravo's official podcast Bravo's Hot Mic about?

Bravo's Hot Mic offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of Bravo's biggest moments from the people who know the real story. Host Alex Baskin is a longtime Executive Producer across multiple Bravo series and sits down with the stars of Bravo shows to discuss memorable moments and the things you didn't see.

Who is Alex Baskin?

Alex Baskin is the man behind the curtain of so much iconic reality TV action. Having produced more than 50 shows for nearly every network around, he currently serves as Executive Producer of multiple series including Bravo's RHOBH, RHOC, Vanderpump Rulesand E!'s Botched.

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