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Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley Are Engaged After She Proposes

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Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley Are Engaged After She Proposes

Originally posted 04/24/2013 07:00PM

He said yes!

Slade Smiley is engaged to his longtime girlfriend and Real Housewives of Orange County costar, Gretchen Rossi, 34, after she recently proposed, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The popping of the question will be televised on Bravo's hit show.

"They're really happy about getting married," a source tells PEOPLE of the pair. "Gretchen always does everything out of the box, so no one is too surprised she was the one who proposed. She really wants kids with Slade, so that was a big motivator."

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Real Housewives Shocker! Gretchen & Tamra Make Up! | Gretchen Rossi

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Real Housewives of Orange County Shocker: Gretchen and Tamra Make Up

Originally posted 02/08/2012 12:35PM

Who are these blond women and what have they done with Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi?

The Real Housewives of Orange County returned to Bravo Tuesday with the most unexpected of twists: Tamra and Gretchen kiss and make up. Okay, that's a joke – they don't kiss.

"We're trying to bury the hatchet," Gretchen tells her boyfriend Slade, who's totally against any form of reconciliation between the two women, whose hateful feud has fueled the series' recent seasons. "I just want to try and get all the negativity out of my life."

"Things with Gretchen have gotten so bad that it's basically me talking about her, her talking about me and just investing this time to dig up crap on each other's lives and for what?" Tamra explains, as the pair head out to make peace over mojitos, shrimp cocktail and meatballs.

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Meet the New Housewife Coming to Orange County

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The Real Housewives of Orange County Welcomes Heather Dubrow in Season 7

Originally posted 12/19/2011 12:15PM

There's a new Housewife in Orange County – and she's a brunette!

The Real Housewives of Orange County, Bravo's original series in the franchise, returns Feb. 7, and it will feature stay-at-home mom Heather Dubrow, a former actress who is married to a prominent Newport Beach plastic surgeon. (Watch the video below.)

O.C. veterans Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino will also return for the show's seventh season.

According to a press release from Bravo, Vicki is still in the process of divorcing her husband Donn, though that's not stopping her from jumping into a new relationship with her southern boyfriend Brooks.

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Couples Watch: Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano's Sweet Supper in L.A. | Mark Ballas, Pia Toscano

Couples Watch: Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano's Sweet Supper in L.A.

Originally posted 06/20/2011 06:00AM

• Days after stepping out at hotspot Katsuya, Mark Ballas and former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano went out for another sweet dinner – this time at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills. After the meal, the two waited for their car at the valet stand, and though they didn't show too much PDA, Ballas was quick to open the car door for his girlfriend after it was retrieved by the valet.

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Couples Watch: Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano's Sweet Supper in L.A. | Mark Ballas, Pia Toscano

Couples Watch: Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano's Sweet Supper in L.A.

Originally posted 06/20/2011 06:00AM

• Days after stepping out at hotspot Katsuya, Mark Ballas and former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano went out for another sweet dinner – this time at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills. After the meal, the two waited for their car at the valet stand, and though they didn't show too much PDA, Ballas was quick to open the car door for his girlfriend after it was retrieved by the valet.

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Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion Gets Nasty

Originally posted 06/03/2011 08:55AM



"I don't think the way this went down was treated with class or dignity," says Donn, Vicki Gunvalson's estranged husband, of the reunion show for The Real Housewives of Orange County's sixth season.

Indeed!

Between the screaming, the tears and the eye-rolling, there's going to be plenty of insults and accusations – all of which can be seen in a just-released, minute-long trailer for the upcoming episodes.

Tamra Barney, whose troubles with her ex and a new romance have been documented on the show, seems to be at the center of the storm.

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Why Real Housewife Gretchen Is Not Rushing to the Altar with Slade

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Gretchen Rossi Is Not Rushing to the Altar with Slade Smiley

Originally posted 04/03/2011 02:35PM

There will be no wedding bells just yet for Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley – and she's fine with that.

"By the time I was 30, I had lived three lives," the Real Housewives of Orange County star, 33, told PEOPLE at Bravo's upfront presentation in Los Angeles. "I'd already been married and divorced, and got engaged again just to lose him to cancer."

And although Rossi is head over heels for Smiley, 37, the fear of failure is keeping the blonde beauty from tying the knot for a second time.

"When I first got married, I thought I was going to be married for life," she said. "I thought that was it and it was really hard to fail at that marriage."

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