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Should Gretchen Rossi Marry Slade Smiley?

May 07, 2012 09:00 AM by Shayla Perry

They’ve been together for three years, and in that time, the topic of marriage has come up a LOT, but is The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Gretchen Rossi really ready to walk down the aisle with Slade Smiley (aka “The Housewife Hunter)?

“I love Slade dearly, and I’m beyond supportive of everything he does, and when I met him, I fell in love with him, not his bank account,” Rossi, 33, tells Tamra Barney on Bravo‘s Real Housewives of Orange County. “However, it has been three years and things have been tough.”

“When you marry someone, you take on their debt,” Tamra warns. “It’s hard as a woman to take on that big of a liability. Slade’s behind in child support — [Gretchen] shouldn’t marry him. It’s that simple.”

But is it really that simple? Is the financial aspect of their relationship Gretchen’s only reason for being so hesitant? Apparently so!

“I’m financially sound, and I’m not willing to give that up,” says Rossi. “When you become married, things become community property, and I don’t want Slade’s creditors coming after me. I’ve worked too hard to have what I have to just be like, ‘OK, take it.’”

What do you think RTVM: Should Gretchen marry Slade? Should they keep things the way they are? Should she call it quits? Sound off in the Comments section below.

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2 Responses to “Should Gretchen Rossi Marry Slade Smiley?”

  1. Beth Says:
    May 17th, 2012 at 10:59 am


  2. Ken Delisle Says:
    June 5th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Gretchen should not marry Slade. He is a parasite and a lazy asshole. She has bad taste in men. He does not want to work. Every time it comes up he drifts to another subject. He is such a sleeze he should be selling used cars. He thinks because he does things for Gretchen, he thinks that is his job. If he was off the show he would not have any income at all. Vicki and Tamra would like to kick his ass up and down the street.


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