On “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” Gretchen Rossi played the part of resident gold digger. Squired around town by her way-older-than-her auto-exec fiancé Jeff Beitzel, Rossi cooed over the big diamonds that he bought her, but she made it clear to the other cast members that being included in his will didn’t matter to her. After Beitzel lost his battle with cancer, she declared that her late fiancé didn’t leave her “millions and millions of dollars.” As it turns out, though, he did. He left her $2.5 million, which I guess is a couple million and not “millions and millions.” (Or would those two “millions” make $2 million?) Supposedly, Beitzel’s five ex-wives are none too happy about missing out on Rossi’s share. Now, Rossi is dating slimy Slade Smiley. Shudder. [TMZ] Keep reading »
A few weeks ago, we told you “Real Housewives of Orange County” stars Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley were secretly hooking up. Well, now there’s photographic evidence. Slade and Gretchen are not only kissing in some of the shots, but he’s also checking out her butt while holding her at arms length. Gretchen, of course, seems to be acting her usual flirtatious self, showing off her tiny booty and veneered smile. And she’s wearing an engagement ring, which is probably the same one Jeff Beitzel gave her during season four because Slade has been having money troubles lately and probably couldn’t afford one. I can say one positive thing about this doomed affair: Her white bikini with black lace details is rather cute. [Dlisted] Keep reading »
Even though cameras have stopped taping, the drama surrounding the people of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” continues.
Slade Smiley, who was shacked up with Jo De La Rosa on previous seasons of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and tried to help Jo find lasting love on “Date My Ex,” was arrested Friday for “civil contempt,” which usually means non-payment of court fees or child support. He may have been visiting Gretchen Rossi, who joined the cast of “Housewives” for season four, because Slade was picked up on the same block where Gretchen supposedly lives. Keep reading »