RHOOC | Gretchen Rossi’s Future Mother-In-Law Slams Andy Cohen & Bravo Producers For Fake Engagement Announcement
In the episode of Real Housewives Of Orange County Season 8 Uncensored, Tamra Judge made the accusation that Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley’s love was a story line and that Gretchen had a huge plan to propose to Slade on camera to secure her spot on the show. Heather Dubrow said that none of the housewives were invited to their engagement party because there was no “real” engagement. While Gretchen and Slade can’t comment on the episode or accusations by contract, Slade’s mom is having her say by writing a letter addressed to Andy Cohen himself. Elizabeth Larson-Smiley wrote:
“I am the mother-in-Law (to be) of Gretchen Rossi, and mother of Slade Smiley. I am sending you this email directly and have every intention of copying it to all of the media outlets that have posted negative articles about the kid’s engagement. I am an avid viewer of Bravo and not naïve to the fact that the shows are edited for dramatic entertainment purposes; but this time Bravo have gone too far. After watching the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Uncensored Special this past Monday night, you should be ashamed of yourself for the deceptive way you portrayed Gretchen & Slade and their beautiful engagement. More than 35 of their closest friends and family who attended the engagement party would happily debunk your claim about them just waiting for a wedding special. I personally witness Gretchen & Slade’s deep love and commitment to one another each and every time I visit them in Orange County or at the home of Gretchen’s parents in Bass Lake. They have never wavered, NOT ONCE, in their desire to one day be married.”
“You know full well Bravo was pushing them to get engaged and get married on RHOC for Season 7 and the kids refused to do it just for TV because they were not ready yet. I am also personally aware and have seen the emails from your producers who did not want the other housewives attending the engagement party because it did not match with ‘the storyline.’ Why would your team lie and say otherwise? I also read the beautiful e-mail Gretchen sent production thanking them for everything that day,” she continued. “She received an e-mail from them saying ,’Gretchen you’re so welcome. It was one of the best shoots we have done to date and with everything you and Slade have been through, you deserve it.’ Yet, … the very producers on the Uncensored episode tried to discredit Gretchen & Slade. Let me ask you Andy, were your producers being disingenuous in their response to my future daughter in-law’s thank you note? Are they being deceptive now in an attempt to get more ratings? Is Bravo unwilling to tell the truth as to why Gretchen & Slade left the show? What other motivation could you or the network possibly have for distorting the truth and defaming the true love these young people have for one another? How dumb do you think the viewers are? Gretchen & Slade get engaged, talk about all the dreams they have for the future, including having children together. Their lives together as an engaged couple was just beginning. But then you try and sway public opinion by using your producers to convince viewers that Gretchen & Slade don’t have a story.”
According to an insider, Bravo has agreed to delete the scenes including Gretchen and Slade from any re-airings of the Uncensored episode. Gretchen and Slade are also reportedly attempting to have a baby together using IVF and fertility methods. What are your thoughts? Post them below.
Source: Radar Online
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