Here is the original article from Reality Wanted: By Chandra Clewley The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Season 1 and 2 resident raven-haired beauty, Jo De La Rosa has been off of the show for four years (! Last year, her long time love and former fiancé Slade Smiley appeared with her in Date My Ex, a spin off in which Jo dated men that Slade had to live with!
With Season 5 of The Real Housewives of Orange County upon us, we have found that Jo’s ex-boyfriend Slade is now in a relationship with Gretchen Rossi.
Finally Jo has spoken up and says her and Gretchen used to be friends and this is how Gretchen was introduced to Slimey boy who later ended up hooking up with Gretchen.
They probably started screwing while Jo and Slade where ‘trying to work things out’ I bet. I remember when I wrote the recap for that episode where Gretchen is invited by Jo to be in her music video Slimey was already flirty with her you could see it in their body language he was all cozying up to her.
Also, sources insist the cash-strapped Rossi and Smiley would never have walked away from their paycheck.
Jo De La Rosa is a former housewife from seasons 1 and 2 ex-fiancee of Slade Slimey back when he was pretending to have money, and who later starred in a failed TV show called Date My Ex; where men competed with each other to date Jo and Slimey had to approve of them while they all stayed at Slimey's pretend house that Bravo rented for them.
But who knows if that is true, with these Bitches and their luck it just may be.
I knew I couldn’t stay away even on vacation, this blog is like crack to me.
That new Bitch Alexis better watch out ’cause when Gretchie runs out of the 2.5 million she may dump Slimey and go after her man since he seems to be the only binezz men that’s carrying the serious bling right now in OC House-Ho’ land.
I was accepted into the UCLA dance program, so I was always interested in the performing arts. Even after Date My Ex, Slade and I were still trying to work it out and then…Gretchen. Chandra, Reality Wanted: I know that Lauri dated Slade for a little bit before she was married. And then we tried to get back together…Lauri and I had a conversation about it on camera, and then here we go again with Gretchen… Chandra, Reality Wanted: On the show, Gretchen said that she called you to let you know about her and Slade, even though he had said not to. So the whole reason she called me was because it was already out.
I ended up passing on the dance program, but I was always involved in music and dance. Here is the funny thing, some insider information: even though I was on the show; I was still in love with Slade. She actually called me when Slade was in jail and she was asking for help.
Gretchen and Slade were introduced by Jo who was friendly with her through their real estate network and happened to cast Gretchen in her first video.
Now, the lovebirds who Jo introduced while she was engaged to Slade herself, are the talk of the OC. She is working on her music career, a movie, is the fresh face of a fabulous line of purses and is dating a hot new guy!
Gretchen, whose fiancé, Jeff Beitzel, died in 2008 of leukemia, has a controversial role on the show.