Gretchen Rossi of “Real Housewives of Orange County:” “I Came Out Punching” - Speakeasy - WSJ
Tonight on the first part of The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion, Tamra digs up some old skeletons' of Gretchen's. When Gretchen. When Jeff suggested the incident sounded 'suspect' Gretchen Slade, 44 - who already has two children from a previous relationship - had his. As for Gretchen, Jeff was ready to end that relationship due to her excessive partying and mainly her “recreational drug” use. Jeff was no.
None of us could ever understand why, after 30 years, she continued to be amicable toward him. She even attended his funeral,and I am dumbfounded to believe that she had any tears left to shed over him.
He was a cruel man. Basically he did the same thing to his other wives. When he was done, he was gone. I feel bad for Chris, and I hope you will pass this along to him and it may provide some comfort.
Gretchen Rossi of “Real Housewives of Orange County:” “I Came Out Punching”
November 30, 9: And he has enemies……. Just devastating the youngest??? Glad you call him your best friend. If not hide your sister November 30, 9: November 30, Then went golfing with him the next day???
Then Stacy decides to tell her husband the truth and Chris Rossi has to beg for his life… So after your done hiding your sister make sure your wife is close….
He started calling half the county.
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Her real single swinging party-girl story did not fit the niche BRAVO was looking for, so she made up a better tear-jerker story to get on TV and convinced Jeff to go along with it.
Jeff was only a friend and paying Gretchen to give him injections and take care of him. Someone was posting somewhere else that Gretchen and Slade were an item. December 1, Come out and say who you are.
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I say go for it. You as family members have every right to tell your side of the story and balance out the facade that is being shown on the TV.
I knew someone would eventually try to make this blog all about George and Lauri. One of those people tipped me off. I checked out his MySpace and saw a boat load of pictures backing up his claim that he was dating Gretchen in the first half of Sep 30, 8: Slade is the one who went to bravo through Katie McIntosh to get Gretchen on the show. This was per Slade done through the urging of Scott Dunlop.
Gretchen has said this is only for the storyline for Season 5… Oct 3, Or at least it was.
Did Gretchen Rossi cheat on dying fiance Jeff Beitzel?
He is rumored not to be taking her on his trip to San Antonio today for the weekend to attend a wedding. He is trying to get Gretchen to go on this trip with him.
Gretchen and Chris filed for divorce in July ? Slade has also become my best friend and we spend so much time talking and just discussing everything about life.
I was explaining how different life has been since losing Jeff, including my financial situation. I used to be the best bargain shopper on the planet, and then Jeff came into my life and spoiled me rotten with diamonds, the best cars, purses, designer clothes etc. I always told Jeff he didn't need to do those things, but he just loved doing them for me. It is a harsh reality when you no longer have access to what you once had. Those material things never defined me, thank goodness, but it is humbling when you can no longer afford extravagant things.
I have had to start from scratch again building up my businesses. I was a very self-sufficient woman before I meet Jeff. I made a lot of money selling real estate in a very hot market place. I bought my own home and was very proud of all I had accomplished as a young 26 year old. I never imagined that I would fall in love with a man that would get cancer. I didn't plan to stop working and making the money I did to take care of him fulltime.
I didn't know he was going to lose his battle and I would be left with almost nothing and have to start from scratch. This was a hard lesson for me and I am dealing with the heartache and pain not only of losing Jeff, but losing a lot of what I worked so hard to have before I met Jeff. You see my struggle this season financially to get back on my feet. The good news is that I am a survivor and I will work through it.
I was blessed with a brain and a strong work ethic which you will see this season.
It's also interesting to see that despite the way the women treated me last year I still don't like to hear anyone say mean or bad things about them, including Slade.
I tell him he is being mean or needs to stop with his harsh remarks. I found myself doing that a lot this season with Slade. He has a lot of opinions about the way the women treat me and he has no tolerance for their behavior at times. He thinks I am way too nice and forgiving. He is very matter of fact, and I always want to find a reason why someone did something or make an excuse for why they are treating me the way they are. It can be a good thing sometimes and other times it can be a detriment.
I just love Alexis!
Thank God for her! We laugh and have the best time together whether it is at spin class, lunch, shopping or just sitting and talking as good girlfriends.
She and I have a lot in common and I think that is why we hit it off so well. I have come to know that Alexis will have your back on everything, she is loyal, and a very true friend. As I said before, it is hard to find friends like that, so I am so thrilled she joined the cast this season. We knew each other cause of a mutual friend but only spent a little time together. Now due to the show we spend a lot of time together and have become very good friends talking almost daily and it is so nice to have a true friend on the cast.
I just love her husband Jim as well, they are such a great couple and they balance each other out perfectly. Slade and Jim have become good friends as well and I look forward to you guys seeing our relationship unfold. La Perla was a fun night and the ironic part is that Tamra and I always seem to have a fun time together.
I never had a problem with Tamra until she had a problem with me. I always thought she was fun and silly and she made me laugh with her one-liners. Unfortunately she constantly says I dragged her into my situation, but I never did.
The guy who called her did. She could have easily said, "I don't know who you are and I don't want to be involved," but unfortunately she did not, and therefore it has caused a lot of headaches between us. The moral of the story is: Stay out of other people's business.
I have seen first hand enough about Tamra and Simon's relationship to have an opinion, and I also have heard a lot about them, but it was never my place to discuss it or pass judgment. It's just not who I am as a person. I believe Tamra and I ultimately don't want the drama anymore between us, it seems everyone else is more willing to keep it going.
I can only hope she was sincere when she told me recently she was sorry for what happened and that she regrets a lot of the things she said or did last year. I choose to believe her because I want to get past it and move forward with life, because as I know all too well, life is too short!
La Perla was a fun night overall, and I love lingerie!
So it was a fun night to go shopping an find some fun outfits for Slade to throw on the floor Damn that store is expensive you buy one piece of underwear and you are broke for three months. Alexis seemed to fit in really well with the group and I was glad to see the girls being much nicer to the new girl compared to how they were last year to Lynne and me. Maybe they learned their lesson from last year Guess you'll have to keep watching to find out!
On a couple of other notes, since I didn't get to blog last week, I have to say the footage of Slade in his c. I can't believe they showed that much on TV, we thought for sure they had to blur that out.