We may have another 'RHOC' baby!
Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi is trying to have a baby in 2018. She doesn’t have any kids of her own, but she feels that she’s ready for motherhood after being a stepmom to her fiancé’s two children. Not only would Gretchen be expanding her family, it may help her get back on reality TV.
Gretchen Rossi is a 39-year-old entrepreneur, but she wants to finally experience motherhood. She and her fiancé Slade Smiley have chosen to undergo IVF treatments so that she can attempt to get pregnant for the first time.
“I know that Slade and I would make great parents because we both love kids and I feel like I am a great mom to our three dogs, so, let’s give it a shot,” she told Daily Mail.
This isn’t the first time that Gretchen and Slade have tried to get pregnant, however. “It is no secret that we tried IVF in the past and Slade also had his vasectomy reversed but we are going to try again to see if we can get pregnant. We have had good feedback from our doctors about our bodies and God willing I can get pregnant in 2018,” she continued.
Slade had a vasectomy reversal in 2016 which was documented on the show The Doctors.
On The Show
“Gretchen is willing to return, but producers know she will only sign if they offer the kind of money she can’t refuse,” a production source told Radar Online. However, Gretchen may choose not to deal with the stress of filming in order to focus on her pregnancy much like Meghan King Edmonds did.
Gretchen was a full-time cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County from season four to season eight. She explained that she does miss “those trips and experiences” that the show afforded her, but other aspects of being on reality TV weren’t so glamorous.
“Being in a Real Housewife can be brutal too – those ladies can be really tough and it brings a lot of negative energy with it as well. I do not miss the fighting and all that drama can be very toxic with people saying horrible lies just for a pay check,” she explained.
Luck may finally be on Gretchen’s side since she recently won her nearly decade-long court case. In 2010, Gretchen sued Jay Photoglou for stating that she cheated on her much-older boyfriend Jeff Beitzel who passed away in 2009. She also alleged that Jay stole her intimate photos and other property, threatening to release certain items to the press. After eight years of litigation, Jay was ordered to Gretchen $523,250.
“I fought this fight not only for myself, but for all the women out there who have been harassed or threatened and for those who were too afraid to speak up. For those who did not have the financial means to fight, and for those who have been hurt or damaged because of individuals who think this is okay to do this to women,” she said about the victory to People.
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