Slade Smiley Was “Very Surprised” by Gretchen Rossi’s Proposal
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Slade Smiley Was “Very Surprised” by Gretchen Rossi’s Proposal

We were totally shocked (in a good way) when we heard Gretchen Rossi had proposed to longtime boyfriend Slade Smiley, bucking the normal trend of waiting for the guy to pop the question.

But the person most surprised by the whole thing was Slade himself!

Speaking to, the Real Housewives of Orange County stars opened up about their unconventional engagement.

“You pulled it off, I was very surprised,” Slade Smiley said to Gretchen Rossi. “You did some things behind my back!”

Speaking to the fans Gretchen said, “You guys gotta tune in, you’re not gonna want to miss this. I put a lot of time and energy into this.”

For those who missed it, Gretchen proposed to Slade on April 14 after flying him to the top of the AT&T building in Los Angeles via helicopter. Slade hinted the epic event will unfold on Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8.

But it wasn’t easy for Gretchen to sneak away to concoct her elaborately romantic plan.

“I’ve never in my life had more nail appointments or doctor’s appointments or hair appointments, because I had to lie to him every five seconds,” Gretchen confessed. “It was truly so hard to plan it, because him and I are best friends and we tell eachother everything, and we kind of do a lot of things together.”

Viewers might even get to see a more sensitive side of Slade than they’re used to.

“I was actually hoping to provoke some emotion out of him,” said Gretchen, and Slade admitted he got a bit teary in the heat of the moment.

“It sucked for me,” he joked.

Watch the couple’s adorable interview with below!