We had to do a doubletake when Slade Smiley gifted Gretchen Rossi with a white Rolls Royce wrapped in a pink bow for her birthday in Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, Episode 8.

But then Slade explained he was just leasing it — and that Gretchen was still making payments on the car herself. How romantic!

All joking aside, Gretchen Rossi maintains Slade’s gift was totally thoughtful and not at all stupid, as some people have implied (see: Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney).

On May 20, Gretchen took to Twitter to set the record straight.

“Regarding RR: My lease was up and I didn’t have time to go car shopping so Slade went and figured out all the paperwork & pricing 4 me cause I hate that part of leasing a car! I thought it was super sweet!”

Gretchen reiterated her point by retweeting a response from one of her fans.

“‘@FleurDeTracy: my husband does the same. I get really anxious during the pricing and paper signing aspect. I love him 4 doing that part!’ Right?!!!” Gretchen wrote.

Another fan explained her thoughts on the gift, which Gretchen also retweeted.

“‘@MistyDLingo: #I get it #he did the numbers and sales agreement and had it. Your gift was the vaca that was icing on cake #:)’ EXACTLY!!”

What did you think of Slade’s Rolls Royce gift? Thoughtful, or just confusing?

Source: Twitter