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

Consider this a victory for Real Housewives of Orange County’s Slade Smiley: Life & Style is reporting that the controversial “househusband” just went engagement ring shopping with longtime girlfriend Gretchen Rossi.

Slade — who has been stirring up all kinds of drama on Season 7 of the hit Bravshow — was spotted picking out a ring at the Jewelry Mart in NYC on Feb. 12.

An insider tells the magazine that Slade settled on a sparkling 4.5-carat yellow diamond, surrounded by smaller white diamonds for his lady. The engagement was a long time coming for the lovebirds, who have been seriously dating since 2009.

If the news is true, let’s hope the Housewife keeps her own last name, because Gretchen Smiley? Really?

Source: Life & StyleReality Tea

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Credit: Bravo Photo: Slade Smiley's Stand-Up Routine Bombs: Sneak Peek at Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 7, Episode 4