“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Gretchen Rossi is engaged to her co-star and longtime boyfriend Slade Smiley, according to a report by In Touch. The mag says Gretchen proposed to Slade in a dramatic scene that will be televised.
“She proposed to him on top of the AT&T building in LA,” says a source close to the couple. “She had him flown up there via helicopter.” A rep for the show declined to comment on the report.
The issue of marriage between this pair has been an ongoing “Real Housewives” storyline. Gretchen announced in a recent episode that since Slade finally has a J-O-B, “marriage is definitely on the horizon.”
As for Slade, he wins barftastic quote of the week by telling InTouch, “We have such a fun, outgoing relationship. There isn’t any aspect of Gretchen that I don’t think is absolutely delicious!” Uh … yeah.
Slade was at one time engaged to former Housewife Jo De La Rosa, and Gretchen was engaged to Jeff Beitzel until he passed away in 2008. Both of these prior relationships played out on “RHOC” before Slade and Gretchen got together. Gretchen was previously married to Chris Rossi.