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Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley show off their engagement rings in new photo!

The Real Housewives of Orange County star and bride-to-be Gretchen Rossi, 34, shows off his and hers engagement rings with fiancé Slade Smiley, 39, in this week’s Life & Style, after confirming that instead of waiting for her beau to propose, she decided to take matters into her own hands.

On April 14, after four careful months of planning, Gretchen stayed true to her word — “I don’t do anything by the book” — when she popped the question to Slade with a black-gold and black-diamond band, atop the roof of the AT&T building in LA. “It was a really emotional moment!” Gretchen gushes.

“I’ve never been so overwhelmed with just sheer joy and happiness!” Slade tells Life & Style of Gretchen’s shocking proposal.

But little did Gretchen know, Slade had a surprise of his own planned. Five days later, the couple went to Newport Jewelers in Newport Beach, Calif., where Slade bought Gretchen a ring of her own: a 4-carat fancy yellow diamond surrounded by smaller stones designed by Danny Arik for Newport Jewelers.

A blissed-out (and blinged-out) Gretchen says she’s not ashamed she had to jump-start the process herself: “Life is too short, I’m in love with this man, and I needed to take the plunge!”

Here’s my question…. was her proposal to him filmed? Why do I feel like this whole thing was a setup?

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Posted Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 10:10am
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JUST IN: Gretchen Rossi proposed to Slade Smiley!

The Real Housewives of Orange County star bucked tradition on Sunday night, April 14, and proposed to her boyfriend of four years, Slade Smiley, In Touch can reveal exclusively.

“She proposed to him on top of the AT&T building in LA,” a source close to the couple tells In Touch, adding that it was a complete surprise and will be televised. “She had him flown up there via helicopter for the dramatic proposal.”

Gretchen has hinted in the past that she’s comfortable reversing roles when it comes to a customary engagement. “A guy doesn’t always have to do it [propose],” she said. “He can still do it, but maybe I might, too. If he doesn’t do something soon, I might have to!”

Although the reality star has previously said marriage is not a priority, she has voiced how she values commitment and wants a “boatload” of kids. “I’m so happy right now,” she recently told In Touch of her relationship with Slade.

Slade echoed her sentiments, dishing to In Touch, “We have such a fun, outgoing relationship. There isn’t any aspect of Gretchen that I don’t think is absolutely delicious!”

This will be the first marriage for Slade, who was previously engaged to Jo De La Rosa, but broke it off in 2007, and the second marriage for Gretchen, who was married to Chris Rossi, but divorced in 2007, and engaged to Jeff Beitzel, but lost him to cancer in 2008.


Source, Photos: FameFlynet

Posted Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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‘The Real Housewives Of Orange County’ Are Back In Action

The Real Housewives of Orange County‘ are gearing up for their return to TV.  Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino stopped by The Grove to tape an interview with ‘Extra’, promoting season 7 of their reality series.

Are you tuning in for the big premiere on February 7th?  Do you think newbie Heather Dubrow will fit right in?


Photos FameFlynet

Posted Friday, February 3rd, 2012 at 12:12pm
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Gretchen Rossi hosts holiday weekend pool party at the Bare Pool Lounge in Mirage Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

I find this bikini so incredibly tacky. The top is not so bad, but those bottoms are horrific!

Right before her appearance, the 33-year-old posted on her Facebook page: ‘I am headed to Bare Pool right now.
‘My bikini is amazing. Infamous Marco Marco custom designed it for me.’

Photos: Fame

Posted Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 11:11am
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