Gretchen Rossi’s 9-Carat Engagement Ring Is Pretty But Wait, Isn’t Slade Broke? (VIDEO)

gretchen rossiReal Housewives of Orange County cast member Gretchen Rossi is engaged to boyfriend Slade Smiley. Yay. What wonderful news. The pair have been dating for four years, and apparently, it was Gretchen who proposed to Slade. A few days later, he presented her with a 9-carat yellow and white diamond engagement ring and Gretchen gave him a rhodium and black diamond engagement band.

I'm just a little confused. Wasn't this the couple last season who was stressing over medical bills and child support for Slade's son, and who decided they couldn't get married until his finances were in order?

I guess I don't understand how you go from being in debt to buying a 9-carat diamond ring, but frankly, Gretchen and Slade seem so obsessed with appearances that it wouldn't surprise me if they threw his money problems into the wind and got the biggest, brightest ring just to prove that they're something they're not.

Let's be real. I think we can all safely assume that Gretchen Christine Beauté (LOL) isn't swimming in profits (I mean, have you ever seen it anywhere besides on the show?), and Slade's slimy new radio show in which he gossips about Housewives doesn't seem to me like a real bread winner, so I'm just a little curious where this money for the ring came from.

But! Who gives a shit. These two are pretty disgusting, if you ask me, and can spend the money they do or don't have as much or as little as they please.

That said, reality stars and their enormous rings have a rocky relationship. It would seem that the larger the stone, the longer the divorce proceedings. Right, Kim?

Take a look at Gretchen and Slade's new bling: Love it? Hate it?

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Serab... Serabelle

Wow Lindsay, that's a lot of hate you're throwing at Gretchen. Calling her disgusting? That's a bit below the belt. It's not your business how he makes money. I love Gretchen, she's honest and funny and has a happy demeanor. Good for her, and for him.

nhamp... nhampton401

Wow someone sounds jealous. Who cares where the money came from or whatever. They've survived 4 years together in reality tv, which like never happens. So they're obviously happy and in love, let them be, stop hating on them. You Stir writers are very harsh to people and I find that disgusting, not a couple who's madly in love.

Etta Samples-Bredeson

Kinda Funny tha it's looks just like Jo's Ring her gave to her for their engagement... and if it's not WHY would he choose the same color for Gretchen that he choose for Jo.... Smily Slade....

Judith Grant Lombardo

My how hateful are you today with Gretchen and Slade.....he is working and she is working, so what's the big dea??? You are quite hateful with the housewives series lately, I don't think I will be reading your column anymore..I will just seem to me like a very jealous person..too bad, I am happy for anyone that can afford the good things in life and wish them all the best...

Jodie Mancin Lear

My problem with him is that you would think that with what Grayson is going through that would be his priority.

nonmember avatar Melissa

fake, obviously!

Brenda Stringer

nothing wrong with QVC they have nice stuff look at Alexis :)

momof3ak momof3ak

I hope it's fake. He needs to be taking care of his sick son 

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