Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Gretchen Rossi during New York Fashion Week at STYLE360 Presents Gretchen Christine Collection by Gretchen Rossi, where the Housewife was debuting her new travel bags. Per usual, Bravo is keeping mum on which of the Real Housewives of Orange County will be back for Season 8, but Gretchen was more than happy to let slip a few details about her decision to return.
Wetpaint Entertainment: Tell us a bit about your collection.
Gretchen Rossi: This is the Pink Collection. I have a three-piece overnight set which is the roller luggage, the duffle, and the tote. And then I have the signature piece which is the satchel, I have the matching wallet, I have the iPhone case and the passport case. It’s a really fun collection because you can travel with it and it’s very detailed. The back of the Pink Collection tote opens up and can slide onto the handles of the roller bag. And then the matching passport case can slip into the tote. So, when you’re standing there, checking in, you can be like, where’s my passport?
What are some of your travel tips?
Have a beautiful collection like Gretchen Christine. [Laughs] You always got to look great while you’re traveling, you know? You always gotta look good. Have a really good moisturizer, because when you’re on the plane you’re going to get dehydrated and that’s frustrating. And just have fun! That’s what makes travel fun! Oh, and get sleep on the plane! So when you get to your location you can have fun.
What’s the status on next season?
I’ve been asked back so, I think I’m coming back! We’re still in the middle of negotiations and I think Bravo is a wonderful family to be a part of. I look forward to another season. I have a lot of story to tell. And the fans always seem to be so wonderful and great.
What’s your relationship like with the rest of the cast right now?
I don’t really talk to Alexis [Bellino] anymore. And Vicki [Gunvalson] and I are just like whatever. I don’t really call her up, and she doesn’t call me up. Tamra [Barney] and I are still very close, and Heather [Dubrow] and I as well. We talk every day. I hear that we have a new Housewife coming on the show, so I’m really excited about that. I think it brings some fun spice to the group. And that’s about it!
Where would you like to go on a Housewives trip to?
I would love Australia, or I would love the UK!
How do you feel about Slade’s new radio show?
I’m so excited about that. I’m so happy for him. He’s killing it. He’s the highest rated hour right now. They’ve asked him to move to two hours. He’s just loving it and I’m very happy for him.