Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi in NYC on May 14, 2013
After a four-season courtship, Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi and her longtime boyfriend Slade Smiley finally got engaged on April 14! Not one to follow conventional relationship roles, it was Gretchen who popped the question, asking Slade to marry her on top of the AT&T building in LA.
Of course, just because Gretchen “broke the rules” and got down on one knee, that doesn’t mean she was willing to forgo a traditional (ie: GORGEOUS) engagement ring.
One month after their engagement, Gretchen and Slade took to NYC, where they couldn’t seem to keep their hands off each other on the street! While sharing a sweet kiss for the cameras, Gretchen flaunted her massive rock — a 4-carat yellow diamond with an estimated price of $70,000.
All we’ve got to say is this: If we knew we were going to get a ring like that, we could have started asking guys to marry us a long time ago!