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Lots of Real Housewives of Orange County fans are having a tough time adjusting to the fact that engaged lovebirds Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley are sadly no longer on the show in Season 9. However, might one of them soon be starring in a new TV miniseries. 

On April 24, Gretchen posted a pic of fiancé Slade driving the couple to San Francisco for the weekend. As you can see in the pic, Slade's hair and beard are quite a bit longer than we're used to seeing.

"For all of those that keep commenting about Slade's long hair & full salt & pepper beard, and asking why he's not cutting it, it's because it's for an upcoming appearance on a miniseries that he's doing," Gretchen captions the shot. "They asked him to grow it out for it."

There you go! We appreciate Gretchen providing us all with this update. We now can't wait to find out what this miniseries is all about, along with why Slade needs to look shaggy for it! At any rate, it's nice to know that we'll be able to get our Slade fix on our TVs in the near future. And frankly, we think Slade looks good with the beard.

Do you plan to watch Slade's miniseries? 

Source: Gretchen on Instagram