Gretchen Rossi, "Real Housewives of Orange County" Alum, Pregnant With Her First Child With Partner Slade Smiley

News by Joey Jordan Published on 18 Dec,2018 Updated on 18 Dec,2018

Real Housewives of Orange County Star Gretchen Rossi Expecting Her First Child With Longtime Partner Slade Smiley

  • Reality star Gretchen Rossi is pregnant.
  • The Real Housewives of Orange County star is expecting her first child with longtime partner Slade Smiley.
  • The ecstatic couple announced the upcoming arrival of their little bundle of joy on Monday, 17th December on The Doctors.
  • The couple will welcome their first child, which they conceived through in vitro fertilization in July 2019.
  • Rossi and Smiley, who have been together for around 10 years got engaged in 2013.

Baby on board!

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi is pregnant with her first child with her longtime partner Slade Smiley. The happy couple announced the upcoming arrival of their first child on The Doctors on Monday, 17th December.

Talking about her pregnancy, the 41-year-old reality star told People "It's pretty exciting that we have our little Christmas miracle." She further revealed about her pregnancy symptoms saying:

It's been a little bit harder than I definitely anticipated. I think they lie to you when they tell you you're gonna get morning sickness. They lie to you-it's all day sickness! But the good news is that my doctor told me that's actually a good sign.

The couple, who has been engaged since 2013 will welcome their little bundle of joy in July 2019, People reported.

CAPTION: Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley expecting their first child together SOURCE: People

Rossi and Smiley, who will be celebrating their 10 years together in February tried to conceive a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 2014, years after Smiley's vasectomy. Rossi said,

We knew that we had to go through IVF in order to get pregnant. We went through a round of IVF and in that round, we had 14 embryos that came out of that. We were so excited and just beyond ecstatic about the results.

But, the couple was devastated after they received a  phone call saying all the embryos had died. "We were just beyond devastated," Rossi told. She added,

That was really, really hard for me and Slade to come out of that.

After around four years of relationship, Rossi popped the question to her boyfriend in the eighth season of the hit Bravo TV show in April 2013 in front of the fellow stars Alexis Bellino. Rossi proposed to her beau with a giant 4-carat yellow diamond ring by Danny Arik of Newport Jewelers.