Monday night Bravo aired The Real Housewives of Orange County Uncensored. In one scene, we were taken back to season eight where Gretchen Rossi proposed to her longtime boyfriend Slade Smiley, a topic which has had many people questioning whether or not was just a made for TV moment. Viewers were taken behind-the-scenes and got to hear brand new interviews from the cast and producers.
“The problem with Gretchen for season eight was as the season went on, it was difficult to find stories to tell for her,” a producer for the show admitted. “Watching her purses get delivered… does not make for good television.”
“I remember having a conversation with Gretchen and I said to her, ‘You’re not doing anything. You’ve got nothing going on with your life. 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.
Slade had previously thought about proposing to Gretchen in season five and many viewers wondered if the proposal was just a storyline.
“It just seemed like the proposal was all tied into the show,” Andy Cohen said in the clip below.
So what does Gretchen say? “Absolutely 100% no,” she insists. “I wasn’t going to do something just for TV. I wasn’t going to do something just to make money.”
Watch the video below.
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