Gretchen Rossi: “We’re Trying For A Baby”

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi opens up to Life & Style about her baby dreams with beau Slade Smiley. “We talk about babies every day; I wouldn’t be surprised if they come before a wedding or engagement,” the reality TV star, 33, shares.

Slade, who’s reversing the vasectomy he had years ago, is on board and excited to welcome more children. “We’re redoing our house and figuring out where to put the nursery,” says Gretchen, who hopes for a boy and a girl with Slade, 38. “I’m so excited about playing dress-up and having matching outfits with a girl, and I would be just as blessed to have a little boy, too. We’re very excited about starting a family.”

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi opens up to Life & Style about her baby dreams with beau Slade Smiley. “We talk about babies every day; I wouldn’t be surprised if they come before a wedding or engagement,” the reality TV star, 33, shares.

Slade, who’s reversing the vasectomy he had years ago, is on board and excited to welcome more children. “We’re redoing our house and figuring out where to put the nursery,” says Gretchen, who hopes for a boy and a girl with Slade, 38. “I’m so excited about playing dress-up and having matching outfits with a girl, and I would be just as blessed to have a little boy, too. We’re very excited about starting a family.”

Despite asking Gretchen’s dad for permission to propose on Housewives, Slade has yet to pop the question. “I don’t feel this overwhelming need to get engaged or married right now,” says Gretchen. But she does have the baby bug! “We both know we’re ready.”

This will be the first child for Gretchen, while Slade is already dad to sons Gavin, 22, and Grayson, 11.

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  1. Anonymous

    Is she the smartest woman on earth……. or what?!?!

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    • Anonymous

      ~~ snort
      Gretchen you can do better, other than Vicky Slade Smiley has managed to hang in there for the duration of the Orange County HouseHags shows, ( 7 years ! ) mainly by beening a leech hanging on to the various women that have come and gone on the OC. At least the women market themselves –Brand ing — Gretchen sings /dance badly– Vicky and Tamara Wine of the Month, Tamra Gym, Alexis has a Alexis colture clothes line, Heather is opening a restaurant, writing books etc they know this reality gig is not going to last so they work it . I dont know what exactly Slades work is.. other than being Gretchen errand boy

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  2. Anonymous

    How does this man look at himself in the mirror everyday. His younger son has been battling BRAIN CANCER for years. How does he not spend every waking moment with his child?

    I could care less about his child support issues, that’s between him and the boy’s mother, but this man’s focus should be on his sick child not his girlfriend and her reality show.

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  3. Anonymous

    He had a son at 16! I thought that he was at least 43! He looks much older than 38. You’s think he’d look younger, what with his lack of an occupation and all. I wonder if he paid child support for his older son. And why would he have another child if he WON’T even support the one he already has? I know why. Because Ms. Rossi will be responsible for this child, much like his former baby-momma (and the California tax payers) is responsible for his ill son Grayson.

    I remember watching RHOC when he was with Jo, and his son would visit, and Slade would show such love and affection for his young son. What happend? Is being on TV (by any means neccessary) that much more dear to him than his own flesh and blood? I wonder what 22 year-old Gavin feels about his sperm donor/father.

    Gretchen must REALLY like the way he “lay’s down the law” , …….. if you know what I mean;-p

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  4. Anonymous

    Woah Slade was 16 when he had his first kid! Either that or he’s lying about his age…he looks older than 38 IMO

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  5. Anonymous

    Did your fact-checker take the day off? Dude is NOT 38!

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  6. Anonymous

    If she really wants a baby so desperatley, she should use anonymous donated sperm to have her child. That way Slime/Slade will have no biological or legal ties to the child, and WHEN (not if) they break up, she won’t have to pay any child support to him or provide a suitable residence for him when he has the child. And if she marries him, she better have an iron-clad prenup. Why should Slade get any of the money she prostituted her self to sick/dying but obviously not stupid (for not marrying her) Jeff. She EARNED that money he left her. Slade will just have to wait until SHE dies,……. just like she waited for jeff to die. She looks pretty healthy to me. It’s gonna take a while……Slade.

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  7. Shannon

    From my understanding he does not pay child support for his 11 year old now. Also, Gretchen has said before she did not want to marry him because child support would be coming out of her pocket and she feels like she shouldn’t have to pay. If they ever get divorced she will have to probably pay him alimony.

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  8. Shannon

    BTW, Slade is not 38, seeing as he was 36 in the 1st season of Real Housewives which was about 6 years ago.

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  9. Lesley

    Big mistake…

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  10. Anonymous

    His first housewife dodged a bullet.

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  11. Anonymous

    I’m sure the doctors explained to them that the pregnancy achievement rate for a years-old vasectomy is quite a bit lower than the rate of successful sperm return. Good luck to them!

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  12. Anonymous

    he had a baby when he was 16?!?! i knew he had a younger child but wow… i really like her and wish her the best… he seems to have straightened out his act and is very supportive on the show.. maybe clever editing but whatever!

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  13. Anonymous

    He can’t afford his child support, but can pay to reverse a vasectomy?!?!?! That’s just wrong.

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  14. Anonymous

    don’t do it, gretchen!

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