The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi surprised everyone with her engagement to longtime boyfriend Slade Smiley — especially Slade himself!

Gretchen bucked tradition by proposing to her man and making it an affair to remember. On April 14, she flew Slade to the top of the AT&T building on Los Angeles via helicopter and popped the big question with a black gold and black diamond band.

“It was a really emotional moment,” Gretchen Rossi told Life & Style magazine about proposing to Slade Smiley.

“I’ve never been so overwhelmed with just sheer joy and happiness!” Slade added.

The couple showed off their gorgeous engagement rings exclusively to Life & Style (click here for photos). We have to say, Slade did good with getting a fab ring for his lady! We get the feeling Gretchen isn’t an easy one to please in the jewelry department. But the grin on her face in these pictures tells us she’s more than satisfied with her brand new sparkler.

Gretchen’s ring — a 4-carat yellow diamond surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds — was custom designed for the bride-to-be by Newport Jewelers co-owner Danny Arik. But we’re told fans of the elegant workmanship can order replicas from the Newport Beach-based jewelry shop.

Now that we’ve seen Gretchen’s new bling, bring on the wedding plans!


Source: Life & Style


Credit: 5 Minute Media Photo: Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley Reveal Their Engagement Rings