After banging three housewives, Slade Smiley has finally settled on his current girlfriend, now fiance, Gretchen Rossi.
InTouch is reporting that Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi and her honorary Housewife boyfriend Slade Smiley are engaged! Gretchen reportedly broke tradition and proposed to her boyfriend of four years on April 14.
“She proposed to him on top of the AT&T building in LA,” a source close to the couple tells In Touch, adding that the proposal was a complete surprise and will be televised. “She had him flown up there via helicopter for the dramatic proposal.”
Gretchen has been vocal with her feelings about marriage on RHOC. Slade has had some serious financial and child support issues in the past and Gretchen has said that she would like those issues to be resolved before she ties the knot.
This will be Gretchen’s second marriage – she divorced Chris Rossi in 2007, and was engaged to Jeff Beitzel in 2008 but later lost him to cancer.
Gretchen is the third Housewife star that Slade has been romantically linked to, after Jo De La Rosa and Lauri Peterson. Slade was engaged to Jo, but broke it off in 2007. He can thank Jo for getting him started in the Housewives circuit.