"I remember having a conversation with Gretchen and I said to her, ‘You're not doing anything. You have no kids, you're not married,' and lo and behold she came up with this big plan to propose to Slade," Tamra Judge said in a clip from the show, via E! Last September, after Rossi and Smiley delayed their plans to wed for a second time, a source claimed the reality couple would eventually wed.
Gretchen cannot wait to be Slade’s wife and, when the time is right, they will have their huge lavish wedding,” the insider added.
While filming on season 11 was believed to have been completed weeks ago, Rossi recently spent time with Vicki Gunvalson and former Bravo star Lizzie Rovsek in Southern California.
While joined by new housewife Kelly Dodd, Gunvalson and Rossi shared several photos of their group on social media.
"It's so good to reminisce with @gretchenrossi and @lizzierovsek about #rhoc and with our new girl @kellyddodd.
#rhoc, #fridayfun," Gunvalson captioned a photo on Friday, seen below. With a third, which was a collage, Gunvalson added, "The Real #dreamteam Friday night fun #nodramahere #lovethesegirls @bravoandy bring them back." "Thank you for having me to lunch girls @lizzierovsek @vickigunvalson," Rossi wrote with her own photo.
"Good times comparing stories of some of our cast members and what is truth. "It was so much fun to meet @kellyddodd (the new housewife this season) come follow her, she is a hoot and yes for all of those asking Vicki and I made up at the end of last season, it's called forgiveness and moving on from something 3 yrs ago #lifeistooshort #somanylaughs #beingdorkshere #RHOC." As for Rossi and Smiley, they aren't married yet, but they are trying to have a child after Smiley's vastectomy was reversed. We are now making love to create a life and it has brought us so much closer together.
“We started having sex again two nights ago because we wanted to wait a little bit longer to make sure he was fully recovered,” Rossi revealed during an interview with Radar Online earlier this year.
Tamra Judge, 48, failed to hide her suspicion as she recalled: 'I remember having a conversation with Gretchen and I said to her, ''You're not doing anything. You have no kids, you're not married'' - and lo and behold she came up with this big plan to propose to Slade.
But Gretchen got emotional as she denied planning it just for the show, tearing up as she insisted: 'Absolutely 100 percent no.
I wasn't going to do something just for TV - I wasn't going to do something just to make money.'And Tamra also believed it was the real reason that Gretchen did not invite any of them to her engagement party - with producers denying Gretchen's claim that it was their decision - claiming: 'I think Gretchen didn't invite us because I think she knew we were gonna call bulls*** on it.'Producer Bill Fritz insisted it was not the only attention-grabbing scene that the couple set-up, pointing out that Slade's seemingly extravagant birthday gift of a white Rolls-Royce was equally staged.
Gretchen again teared up as she recalled how she was roundly attacked at the final party and reunion show, saying: 'The bullshit and all the stuff that went down, it literally makes me sick to my stomach.'The crew also recalled with horror at how they had rushed to get footage before the season really began when Vicki Gunvalson's daughter Briana Culberson went into labor - only to realize Vicki was still badly bruised from having just had plastic surgery on her face.