It's hard to believe this was anything other than a ploy, because not long after being fired from the franchise in 2013, Smiley and Rossi signed up for on WE TV.
Yesterday, Rossi called out Bravo for - what every reality star bitches about - editing.
Bravo fans have been calling out Gretchen and Slade ever since they proposed for Bravo cameras then failed to get married.
Speaking out to People Magazine Gretchen revealed exactly why they hadn’t tied the knot yet and if they are...
In addition to that, Smiley's investments went belly-up after the market crash, so his return to star Tamra Judge allege that Rossi dreamed up the storyline to stay on the show, because shooting footage of the her accepting shipments of Gretchen Christine handbags wasn't doing the trick. In the clip, Rossi was adamant that her proposal to Smiley was authentic.
"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," Judge said. She even choked up at the thought that people assumed it was fake.
Former RHOC housewife Gretchen Rossi and her fiance Slade Smiley appeared on Watch What Happens Live Tuesday night.
Things got even more interesting when Rossi started dating Slade Smiley, who starred on the first two seasons of the series with his then-fiance, Jo De La Rosa (oh, and he also dated Lauri Peterson for 8 minutes).
"Unfortunately most of the questions I was asked during my interview, including why I ultimately am no longer on the show, did not get used," Rossi wrote.
"So if you want the unedited & complete version of what happened, you should ask @bravotv to air my entire interview (I give Bravo permission to air my full unedited version).
Following the devastating loss, Rossi and Smiley hit it off after meeting through his former fiancee, Jo de la Rosa, who previously starred on That said, Rossi does have a few requirements.
"We want it to be very authentic to our love and to how we feel for each other, and I just think that it has to be the right network and the right channel for us to say yes to that," Rossi explained.