Gretchen RossiRumors have been swirling that Real Housewives of Orange County stars Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley are headed to splitsville in a hurry. We've seen the signs of trouble in paradise on this season of RHWOC, but a source told Radar Online that things have only gotten worse.

Not so surprisingly, it's all about the money. The source told the site: "She is supporting him and helping to pay his legal bills and it’s getting to be too much for her. Gretchen is seriously considering ending the relationship because she’s sick of doing everything for Slade."

I don't blame her either, and wonder why it's taken her so long to get to this point. It's not very romantic to put money ahead of love (and I do believe she loves him), but she's worked hard for her money, and she shouldn't have to take on that much debt and risk when starting a new life with someone. It's just not smart and would surely be hard on their relationship in the long run. She's given him plenty of chances and voiced her concerns, but he still doesn't seem to be doing much about it.

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There's nothing wrong with Slimey Smiley, or I should say nothing that would get in the way of him working. So why isn't he? Oh, he supports Gretchen and carries her bags or whatever he does, but there's no reason he shouldn't have his own gig -- and one that pays. Lack of ambition in a man is a major turn off, and  really, the bottom line is: She's way too good for him any way you slice it.

Gretchen denied the rumors of a rocky romance via Twitter: "For those of you that are asking, the press stories about Slade & I aren't true! We are happy and still together!" But that doesn't all that convincing now, does it? Here's a clip from next week's show that highlights the big issues at hand.

Them aside, can you imagine how great their breakup would be for the show? Oh, there'd be the initial wallowing and whining post breakup, but then we'd have a wild, single and free Gretchen Rossi in the house. How much fun would it be to watch her enter the dating scene again? I can't think of a better way to up the excitement factor on the show, which frankly has grown a little stale this season.

 Do you want to see Gretchen and Slade break up?

 

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