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Now that he has a daily radio show Playlist 92.7, Real Housewives of Orange County’s Slade Smiley has a lot more control over how he’s portrayed. When Wetpaint Entertainment spoke with Gretchen Rossi’s man at the In Touch Icons + Idols VMAs After Party on September 6, he told us that people are definitely responding to his on-air persona.

Though they haven’t started filming Season 8 of RHoOC yet, Slade teased a little of what we should expect — such as some new faces and maybe a Gretchen Rossi baby bump?

Wetpaint Entertainment: How’s your radio show going?
Slade Smiley: It’s fantastic, actually. We’re going up every month so that’s a good thing!

Are people seeing a different side of you?
I think so. They get a chance to see the stuff that Bravo doesn’t like to air. That’s fun for me.

Well, is everybody coming back for the new season of Real Housewives of OC?
All the contracts are up in the air, but I know they’ve extended offers to all the women to come back, so I think they’re being negotiated and I hear there may be a couple new editions.

What about you?
Me? I’m still up in the air!

Well, you and Gretchen are not up in the air; you’re very much together, right?
We are very much together and having a wonderful time, yes.

She’s said she’s a little bit skittish on marriage.
She is!

How do you feel about her feelings on wedded bliss?
You know what? Gretchen and I are on the same page on almost everything, and we both have been married once before and I know that’s what her apprehension is and for me, I don’t have to have the piece of paper. We love being together; we love each other’s company and that’s what matters most.

When would be the time to maybe have a baby?
Now! That’s definitely something we’re interested in doing. It’s a conversation we’re having.  

Okay.  How soon would that happen — in the next year?
Absolutely. I think so. I’d say in the next 12 to 18 months.
 
Okay!  Don’t you want to be married first, though?
You’ll have to watch and see what happens!

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