Former “Real Housewives of Orange County” stars Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley have a lot to celebrate this year.
The couple, who is expecting their first child together later this year, just commemorated their 10-year anniversary.
“Happy 10yr Anniversary my love [sic]!” Rossi posted on Instagram ahead of the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
“I cannot believe how fast time flies by! But I have to say it has truly been the best and most magical ten years of my life!” she added. “When I look back at how many people said we wouldn’t make it, or our ‘love’ was just made up for TV, (or whatever other crapoly they have made up about us) it actually just makes me giggle now; I mean isn’t it ironic how most of those who were talking smack about us are now divorced or no longer with their partners, yet here we are still going strong, more in love today then when we first meet, and now having a baby together [sic]!”
Rossi, 40, also addressed she and Smiley, 45, haven’t formally said “I do” yet, despite her over-the-top proposal on the show years ago.
“Some will also always ask why we haven’t gotten married, (& maybe one day we still will) but the truth is I’m so proud of the fact that we are together because we want to be, not because we feel we have to be. We are committed & loyal to one another whether or not we have a marriage license! And sometimes I think that speaks more volumes. Hey it’s worked out well for Goldie and Kurt & Oprah and Stedman! (but after 10yrs together I call you my husband anyways so it doesn’t really matter) [sic].”
Rossi and Smiley announced Rossi’s pregnancy in December. The couple previously tried to conceive via IVF for four years.
Smiley is also a father to two sons, Gavin, 27, and Grayson. Grayson, 17, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2006 and has battled health issues since.
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