'RHOC' Gretchen Rossi Says Slade Smiley Will Always Be in Debt

Gretchen RossiAndy Cohen was full of Mazels for Gretchen Rossi tonight when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live. She was sporting both her ring from Slade and the one from her deceased fiance, Jeff. When Andy mentioned that the other RHOC women have given her a lot of flak for wearing that ring, she offered, "Screw them, I'm going to wear it until I die."

Comments were coming in via Twitter from people who didn't think that her calling Slade's brother Kent "the Swamp People version of Slade" was very nice (it wasn't!). She just giggled away the critique and said she couldn't come up with anything else with which to associate him. Seeing as how she couldn't even identify one of the most famous scenes in literature as coming from Romeo and Juliet, I suppose we should give her a bit of a break. And Kent really got his due when 85 percent of viewers voted that they'd rather see more of Kent than Slade on the next season of RHOC. Yes, please.

The other thing on everyone's minds as we watched Gretchen propose tonight to Slade -- what about his debt? Gretchen answered bluntly:

Slade's never going to be able to pay off his debt. He has a sick child, it’s always going to be millions and millions dollars of debt.

Good for her for being honest and for not trying to skirt around the issue. It's too bad, but at least no one can accuse her of marrying for money this time.

As for the other accusations made against her by the ladies, when Andy gave her 30 seconds to say whatever she wanted, she said she has proof for everything they've ever accused her of. She even brought a voicemail to the reunion that corroborates her Malibu Country story. "Bring it on, bitches," she said.

I'm sure they will.

Are you surprised that Gretchen is marrying Slade even though he'll always be in debt? Do you think that should affect her decision to marry him?

 

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fleur... fleurdelys3110

Gretchen was so mean to her future BIL. And I don't care what she says; wearing a ring from a deceased ex-fiance is weird as hell when you already have a ring from a CURRENT fiance. Gretchen as quickly become my least favorite on the show. She's awful, and she and Slade deserve each other.

nonmember avatar Jackie

Good for Gretchen for choosing love. Who cares what a bunch a selfish and self centered women think?? I wish them all the best! (And personally, I don't like Slade, but I'm not the one marrying him so who cares?!) Also- Slade's brother did look like a character from deliverance... But we can't choose our family but we certainly can choose our friends and I'm glad she didn't invite any of her housewives "friends" to her engagement... Mazel!!

Norma Starnes Sawyer

you cant help who you fall for and it doesnt matter to us that he is in debt.  That is her concern!

Denice Schnipper Boyer

I LOVE Gretchen, she is a sweet lady and I think from the get go the other housewives were very cruel to her, especially when they didn't even know her, I believe they are and were very jealous of her beauty, and she has class, all the others need money to buy them class!!!

Vicki Berger-Marcus

He will always be in debt because he has such a sick child! What about medicaid? how did he afford that ring if he owes money? How can you make another child and start a life, when your so heavy in debt with your first child!! They both are white trash!!!


 

Stacy German Gutner

Obviously you don't know how the medical works and I don't blame her. I guess you all live in glass houses!

nonmember avatar Jenn

I think it is weird that Gretchen is wearing her deceased fiancé ring. But I guess if its a huge diamond I would wear it. But still...I don't think she should marry Slade he's such a scumbag. She wants to have babies with him???! I don't get it? Does she think she can't find anyone other than Slade? Ugh.

Susan Goldman Schwartz

I THINK THAT WE ALL NEED SOMEONE. HE SEEMS DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH HER, AND SHE WITH HIM. IT'S NOT THAT SHE COULDN'T FIND SOMEONE ELSE, WHEN YOU ARE IN LOVE IT OVERRIDES EVERYTHING ELSE.  I THINK SHE WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF HERSELF AND MAKE MONEY ON HER OWN. I DON'T THINK SHE WILL NEED HIM TO TAKE CARE OF HER FINANCIALLY.


THIS ACTUALLY IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD (THE 2 OF THEM) BUT I LOVE THE SHOW AND THEY ARE ALL NUTS.  WHY NOT JUST ENJOY THE "ENTERTAINMENT" AND LET HER DO WHATEVER SHE WANTS.  AFTER ALL, SHE CAN ALWAYS SELL THE RING. JUST SAY'N.

Barbara Palaith-Newson

She just tries to hard and judges everyone else while doing so.  She's not a team player or good with a group of women.  It doesn't work with her.  Can't be friends with multiple people.

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