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Does Vicki Gunvalson Think She Was Wrong About Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley?

The OG reveals what she really thinks about the #RHOC alum today.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Vicki Gunvalson's Relationship with Gretchen Rossi

Vicki Gunvalson and Gretchen Rossi experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows as their relationship played out on The Real Housewives of Orange County. When their friendship was in that latter category, some of their beef with one another had to do with Gretchen's relationship with fiancé Slade Smiley, who made fun of Vicki's appearance during one infamous stand-up comedy set.

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The OG didn't have such nice things to say about the couple even after Gretchen left RHOC after Season 8. However, it sounds like Vicki has now changed her tune, admitting to The Daily Dish that she was wrong to question the legitimacy of Gretchen and Slade's relationship. "Gretchen and Slade are still together. They're still in love," she said. "So that goes to show you that, you know what, maybe I misspoke saying that their love wasn't real or so on." 

Vicki was even all smiles with Gretchen during one lunch outing with RHOC alum Lizzie Rovsek and newbie Kelly Dodd last month. "They invited me, so I thought, why not go?" Vicki said of the meal. "So we went, and the guys showed up later. We had a great time."

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But don't expect to see Vicki and Gretchen hanging out like this too much in the future. "There's no mending with Gretchen. We've moved on from when we've filmed together," Vicki explained. "I don't have a lot of room in my life for girlfriends. I just don't. I work full-time, I have my career with Bravo, and I've got my personal life. You know, new dating, my daughter, the babies. So if I see the girls every now and then, I'm good with that." 

Vicki wasn't the only RHOC cast member to question Gretchen's intentions in proposing to Slade. See Gretchen's response to the skepticism, below.

Gretchen Rossi's Big Proposal

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