Real Housewives of Orange County stars Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi went from catty frenemies to new BFFs seemingly overnight. Now Tamra is dispensing romantic advice to her new bestie — on live television, of course.
On the May 1 episode of Watch What Happens Live!, a caller asked Tamra whether she thought Gretchen was afraid of marrying her current boyfriend, Slade Smiley.
“I think that’s kind of the million dollar question right now,” Tamra said to host Andy Cohen. She went on to explain that although they seem to care for each other, Gretchen has repeatedly stated that Slade has some serious issues to work out before marriage is an option. “She shouldn’t marry him,” said Tamra. “I think she she loves him... I don’t think that he’s given her the ring yet, so when he gives her the ring, then we gotta question it.”
That’s news, considering Slade definitely asks Gretchen’s father for permission to propose in a promo for RHoOC’s Season 7, Episode 13.
Comedian Heather McDonald, who was also a guest on WWHL, added, “It’s probably a lot [for Gretchen] because he’s been divorced and he has other kids... They’re probably just good the way they are. Some people are just good the way they are!”
Indeed, Slade has had no shortage of ladies in his past. He’s even been accused of shorting ex-girlfriend and baby mama Michelle Arroyo on child support payments for their son, Grayson.
Even if Tamra has a point, having a Gretchen-Slade wedding on the show would certainly spice things up!