But when a fan asked Gretchen via Twitter whether the ring she sported in the episode was her brand new engagement ring from Slade, she had to set the record straight about her gorgeous sparkler.
“@stephaniedamask @SladeSmiley nope my ring from Jeff that I will forever wear and keep! And slades ok with that!” tweeted Gretchen on May 6.
Gretchen was engaged to millionaire Jeff Beitzel from 2007 until he passed away from leukemia in 2008.
We have to admit, we also did a double take looking at the enormous rock on her finger. Another fan commented about how sweet it was Gretchen still wore the ring Jeff gave her and told her to never take if off. The Real Housewives of Orange County Starresponded, “I won’t my ring from jeff is too sentimental and I will forever wear it and Slades ok with it!”
Our question is: Will she be wearing her bling from Jeff and Slade at the same time? Because that's a lot of diamonds for one woman to wear!