The Real Housewives Of Orange County: Gretchen Rossi Wonders If She Can Have A Future With Slade Smiley
May 18, 2011 10:00 AM by Veronica Dudo
In a video clip on Bravotv.com, fun-loving Gretchen and her boyfriend Slade Smiley have a very serious talk about the future of their relationship. While sitting out on the patio, Gretchen tells Slade she has some reservations about moving forward in their relationship.
Referring to the numerous accusations online that Slade doesn’t pay child support for his child, Gretchen shares her concern saying,
“Everything about anything gets put on the internet.”
Slade responded to her concerns by saying, “Everyone that knows us–knows the truth.”
Looking ahead at the future, Gretchen has many concerns that people will have the wrong perception about Slade if they choose to have children themselves explaining, “Lets give the perfect example: ‘Gretchen and Slade are going to have a baby but Slade owns this much on child support.’”
Slade fires back, “But it’s not about that.”
Gretchen responds, “But honey, you understand that people’s perception is going to be that, people are going to say he’s not able to pay for his first child why is he having another child? You know that.”
Slade tells her, “That debt is always going to be there, it’s never going to end.”
Gretchen says, “Ok, I guess what I’m saying is that, that debt is so high right now how are we ever going to be able pay that?”
Slade quickly cuts her off by stating, “You’re not going to pay it–it’s not your responsibility.”
“And I appreciate that,” Gretchen answers, “but my point is that if we’re going to be married and we’re going to be in a relationship–whatever is your issue is going to be my issue.”
During the interview portion of the show that is taped individually, Gretchen reveals, “I’m madly in love but I’m not madly in love and stupid, I don’t know if I’m ready to be like ok, I’m taking all of my hard earned dollars and monies and work and everything and I’m going to start supporting your child right now.”
Back on the patio, Slade responds to her by saying, “But the reality is, is that everybody’s got baggage, everybody has a past, everyone has things that will ultimately affect their future.”
Gretchen answers him explaining, “I know that honey, but if I wake up tomorrow and I’m like you know what–life’s too short I just want to be married and I want to have babies and I want to do that, I want to feel like there’s nothing that’s stopping us, I just want to move on with our lives and I feel like there’s a lot of things that are holding us back from that right now.”
Tearfully during her interview for the show Gretchen breaks down and says, “It’s really hard–it’s really hard because I love him and I want to have a kid with him but I have to be smart. Sometimes I realize that love isn’t enough.”
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