Former 'RHOC' Stars Gretchen Rossi And Slade Smiley Finally Expecting Their First Baby

Former 'RHOC' Stars Gretchen Rossi And Slade Smiley Finally Expecting Their First Baby
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Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi has a lot to be happy about this holiday season. The 40-year-old just announced that she and her fiancé, Slade Smiley, are expecting their first child.

According to Us Weekly, the couple started IVF treatments four years ago, and during the difficult process, there were many times that they thought a baby would never happen.

“Physically it was difficult on my body. It’s funny because when you get pregnant, and you gain weight, it feels worth it because, at the end, you have a baby,” Rossi explained. “But when I went through IVF, I gained 10 pounds within three weeks, and I’ve never done that before in my life. I got cellulite in places that I’ve never had cellulite before.”

Rossi and Smiley made their pregnancy announcement on Monday’s episode of The Doctors, and Rossi said that her symptoms have been rough. Instead of morning sickness, she said she is suffering from “all day sickness.”

Smiley proposed to Rossi during a helicopter ride on a Season 8 episode of RHOC, but they have waited to walk down the aisle because they wanted to focus on starting a family first. Rossi says that they are happy in their relationship, and they definitely want to get married someday, but they decided to put their money and resources into having a baby before paying for a wedding.

Rossi got even more good news recently. A debt collector that sued the RHOC alum for allegedly refusing to pay a $9,000 credit card bill has dismissed the lawsuit and the case has been closed.

Just a few weeks ago, Rossi asked the court to toss the case, claiming that the charges were from a credit card breach. She says that she was issued a Home Depot credit card in July 2014, and it had a $5,000 limit.

But just a few months after she opened the card, her financial management company informed her that her credit card was part of the Home Depot credit card breach, and they told her to stop making payments.


However, even though Gretchen Rossi followed their advice, the debt collector hit her with a lawsuit for charges and fees. She says that the collector never provided evidence that she approved the charges.


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