Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley's Unusual Engagement Says a Lot About Their Relationship

Gretchen Rossi and Slade SmileyBig news out of the O.C. -- Real Housewives of Orange County stars Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley are engaged! Yes, after all the hemming and hawing over the past four years, she's finally ready to settle down with Slade.

The question was popped on April 14, and it happened in the absolutely most fitting way for this couple -- Gretchen did the popping! According to In Touch, Slade was shocked, but, of course, he said yes. 


A source told the magazine it happened atop the AT&T building in Los Angeles. “She had him flown up there via helicopter for the dramatic proposal." And lucky us, the source says cameras were there to capture it all, so we'll likely get to see the big moment.

It's so perfect that Gretchen did the asking. She's always worn the proverbial pants in that relationship, and she's had such cold feet about the whole thing for so long because of Slade's financial problems. If he had asked (again, sort of), it would have felt like she was just caving or finally giving in because she wants a baby I think. To have her take the initiative and ask him makes it feel like she really knows what she wants now and is and sure about him and their future together.

I have to say I'm actually feeling pretty happy for them. For years I willed her to run away from him and his slimy ways. But they've come a long way. He actually has a real job as a radio host now, she's no longer calling him "Tubba Wubba", and you can see that they have a lot of fun together.

So congratulations to the happy couple. Now the question is who will walk down the aisle first -- Gretchen or Tamra Barney? And will they wear matching wedding gowns?

Are you glad to see Gretchen and Slade get engaged?


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