ladies man Slade Smiley’s original on-screen girlfriend, Jo De La Rosa, told Radar, “I have been living in L. for the last seven years working in digital advertising. home and moved up to a nice home in Humboldt County, California.” PHOTOS: Real Housewives, Real Scandals: 28 Of The Biggest Scandals To Hit The Bravo Franchise Just how far is her new life from the opulence of Orange County? Bravo has not called me as of yet.” A source close to production also dished on Season Six cast member Peggy Tanous, claiming that she “hasn’t been asked back yet” and neither has Smiley’s current partner, the 36-year-old Gretchen Rossi, who is still at war with current housewife Tamra Judge. And as Radar had previously reported, super-religious Alexis Bellino is not returning either, despite posting photos with current housewife Vicki Gunvalson on social media.They haven’t asked me to do the show since I’m not in Orange County anymore.” Season Three cast member Quinn Fry also denied a rumored return. She joked, “(I live) next to the pot growers, with bears in the backyard, and Sasquatch sightings!
“It was something that he wanted to do, we were engaged, and as corny as it sounds, I did it for love,” Jo says on the 100th episode anniversary special.
Things didn’t stay happy for long for Slade and Jo, who was hoping to launch a singing career, and their relationship quickly fizzled.
Their storyline on the show told the story that Slade wanted Jo to settle down and be a wife and mother, but that Jo had big dreams.
After they broke up they remained in a business partnership of sorts with Slade managing her music career and the two of them appearing on a strange Bravo dating show called , and that she wanted things to work out for them up until he started seeing Gretchen.
It’s a pretty big joke that’s faded since he’s now been with Gretchen Rossi with four years, and they’re engaged, but it’s worth a trip down memory lane since RHOC is celebrating it’s 100 episode tonight.
Jo De La Rosa It’s kind of a fluke that Slade and Jo even got to be on the show.They weren’t chosen by producers, but instead won an auction for a spot on the new reality show by bidding 00.According to Jo, it was all Slade’s idea to be on TV.Lauri Waring Peterson Lauri and Slade didn’t exactly date, but they had some hangout/hookup moments for a little while when he and Jo were on a break.Gretchen Rossi Gretchen Rossi actually became a Real Houswewife because Jo and Slade recommended her to the producers.Jo says “She was outgoing and she was beautiful, and she had this dynamic personality when she drank, and had a really hot body.” Slade and Gretchen have said that they’d known each other for years before decided to get together in 2009, and they’ve been inseparable since.