After a two-day hiatus, I go to twitter and see this from Gretchen Rossi
I normally don’t do this, but there is just so much bull honkey going on in this article that I have to address… fb.me/19
It seems one of her cast mates has leaked this article to the New York Post. Surprising, not because of the content, but because these Orange County Divas usually take all their personal dirt to the Orange County Register.
Based on the timing of the article in the New York Post, I may go with Gretchen on this one, unless Slade leaked it behind her back for the publicity.
Why believe Gretchen, who has lied so much in the past? While we are watching Season 7 unfold, this is the post season for them., meaning they are anxiously awaiting new contracts, if there is to be a season 8.
Who’s the source? Vicki Gunvalson comes to mind…she ended the season awfully angry, according to what she said about the brutal finale episode. Jim Bellino? Even Simon Barney comes to mind, but he and Tamra usually play out their drama on Facebook.
Here’s the story
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Gretchen Rossi desperately tried to get Bravo to pay for an engagement ring from her boyfriend, Slade Smiley — plus a lavish trip — after her rival Tamra Barney was proposed to by Eddie Judge.
Bikini-wearing, blond Gretchen and self proclaimed “hottest housewife” Tamra’s relationship has descended into a bitter feud over multiple seasons on the Bravo reality show, despite recent efforts to make peace.
A source told us, “The housewives are always trying to one up each other, and the engagements are just another example of that. Gretchen was trying to hustle for an engagement storyline after hearing her rival had a ring.
According to one source, “They called Bravo producers and asked if they would pay for the engagement ring and travel arrangements for a proposal in an exotic location. Bravo said no.”
Smiley, an ex-mortgage broker, has gone through well-publicized financial troubles. The “house-husband” has even been called a deadbeat father on the show by the other housewives for allegedly not paying child support for two sons he has with an exgirlfriend — a claim that Smiley denies.
Slade ‘s children, Gavin and Grayson, are by two baby mamas, Gavin is no longer a minor. Grayson, 11, is battling brain cancer. Slade has had the child support order, owing some $138,000, whittled down to $775.00 a month.
Gretchen, meanwhile, launched a cosmetics line and produced handbags, but has faced her own legal battles.
Last April, Gretchen’s former business partner,RonAnn Meyers sued her for $100,000, alleging breach of contract and fraud. Slade is now working for Gretchen.
While neither Tamra nor Bravo will confirm that she is engaged, sources tell us that Eddie Judge recently proposed — and he paid for her engagement ring. Bravo, we’re told, had to reshoot some scenes to edit in the news.
This is doubtful. Season 7 is done. But Bravo has been known to re-edit, as we know.
Do you believe Gretchen?
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Tuesday nights on Bravo TV.