Credit: Splash News Photo: Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi Pose Together in Los Angeles on September 26, 2011

Gretchen Rossi has been stealing the show on Real Housewives of Orange County since Season 4, when she trotted onscreen with then-fiancé Jeff Beitzel in tow. Gretchen had recently quit work to take care of Jeff as he battled leukemia. Jeff sadly passed away in 2009.

Gretchen’s current boyfriend, Slade Smiley, has had his own relationship troubles documented through the lens of RHoOC. Viewers first met Slade in RHoOC Season 1, when he was dating brunette beauty Jo De La Rosa. After Slade broke up with Jo during a relationship therapy session aired in Season 2, Slade and Jo then got their own Bravo spinoff, appropriately titled Date My Ex, which was cancelled after only three episodes in 2008.

Gretchen and Slade started dating in 2009, and their relationship has been a major focal point of the show since Season 5. Gretchen is so smitten with Slade she’s ready to marry him, telling Wonderwall: "If he asked me to marry him tomorrow I would say yes."

Source: Wonderwall


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