Gretchen Rossi May Be Ready to Kick Slade Smiley to the Curb (Finally!)

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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Pamela E Hays-Jones

Is it a coincidence she and Slade have real problems surfacing after she becomes buddies with Tamara? I dont think so. Gretchen sometimes its okay to think with your heart, but cant help but think what HW will he latch on to for comfort.

Barbara Pagano

gretchen is such a beautiful and smart woman. She knows what she wants, career, and other projects. What's the saying "luv is blind". Pls, gretc, stop letting slade ride u coat tails! He's such a leech and douche bag. U don't need him. He'll find someone else fast when u dump him, the writing is on the wall. Listen to ur viewers and dump the douche!!!!

nonmember avatar Valerie

He is a leech who only wants to marry her because he doesn't "have a pot to pee in" without her. He wants her to marry his debt so she will have to be partially responsible. He is just not a person who has a lot of class. If he did, he would get a job, pay his debts BEFORE he asks her to marry him. In my objective opinion, he is a loser who stalks women.

nonmember avatar Lassie

OMG! This man is sponging off you. Why can't you see this. He is a vile man. The longer you put this off, the more he'll bully you into staying with him.
Hunni, you have to get rid of this man ASAP. As soon as you change you locks, he'll go into meltdown. I can feel it in my bones. You deserve so much better! Love ya.

Debbie Hurst

Slade is using, run don't walk away from him. He needs to grow up, get a job so he can pay his bills with his own money, and take care of his kids. No matter how much you love him now, it won't last, you will grow very tied of having a man around that only wants to sponge off of you. Find a man who is your partner in everything, then you will have much less stress in your life. I wish you all the best, and hope you find real love and happy ever after. Dump Slade!!!

Jscot... Jscott1216

Drop the mooch! All he does is leech of you, and you're letting him! You could be and have so much more and better but he will always drag you down if you stay!

Judy May

no not unless she does not love him, if you love someone you take them as they are, you help them work threw their problems. If there are things that need taken care of, then just take care of them. And move one to the next step.

MOMMY... MOMMY2ACR

When you love someone you help them but she's not helping him. She's enabling him to be a lazy bum and it's not fair to her.

Deb Walsh

SLADE HAS NO AMBITION, AND IS FINE TAKING MONEY FROM HIS LADY.  HE WANTS TO GET MARRIED,  BUT HE CAN'T EVEN ARROED A RING.  THE LEACH GOES TO A JEWELRY STORE AND ASKS FOR A FAKE DIAMOND. WTF!!!  SHE WANTS KIDS WITH HIM AND HE DON'T TAKE CARE OF THE CHILDREN HE HAS.  I UNDERSTAND LOVE ISN'T JUST ABOUT MONEY,  BUT YOU WANT A MAN THAT WANTS TO TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF...HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF.  NOT ONLY IS HE A BUM,  BUT HE TRIES TO BLAME HER FOR HIM NOT WORKING...GIVE IT A REST SLIMEY AND GET OFF THE FREE RIDE...tsk tsk

jewel... jewelsmama528

I was going to say exactly what the last poster did, about the ring!!  WTF????  When he asked the jeweler if he could buy a "fake" diamond that looked like the one he wanted, all I was thinking was he would get that one for now and then she would pay for the "real" one!!!  He is a mooch and does not want to work!!!  And the way he acted with her and her "lost voice' before the Pussy Cats performance was ridiculous!!!  She makes the money and you are telling her what to do!!!!  What the hell is wrong with that?????  He acts more like her manager than her boyfriend....but I guess he wants to make sure she is still able to bring home the bacon!!!!  What a leech!!!  I can't stand him!!!!

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