What has since followed is Gretchen again taking him to court in an attempt to collect the money she was awarded. He may have disappeared for a few seasons, but he’s one of the constant, mainly because he keeps dating women on the show.We are so grateful to all those who have supported us and wished us well during this process.For the truth behind the rumors, please Check your local times & listings for "The Doctors" which airs today.
But Gretchen got emotional as she denied planning it just for the show, tearing up as she insisted: 'Absolutely 100 percent no.I wasn't going to do something just for TV - I wasn't going to do something just to make money.'And Tamra also believed it was the real reason that Gretchen did not invite any of them to her engagement party - with producers denying Gretchen's claim that it was their decision - claiming: 'I think Gretchen didn't invite us because I think she knew we were gonna call bulls*** on it.'Producer Bill Fritz insisted it was not the only attention-grabbing scene that the couple set-up, pointing out that Slade's seemingly extravagant birthday gift of a white Rolls-Royce was equally staged.Gretchen again teared up as she recalled how she was roundly attacked at the final party and reunion show, saying: 'The bullshit and all the stuff that went down, it literally makes me sick to my stomach.'The crew also recalled with horror at how they had rushed to get footage before the season really began when Vicki Gunvalson's daughter Briana Culberson went into labor - only to realize Vicki was still badly bruised from having just had plastic surgery on her face. Gretchen started dating Slade shortly after she lost her fiancé to cancer years ago.Her co-stars were skeptical because Slade had already dated two other housewives. Rossi is already planning on having a child with him, and they have been undergoing IVF treatments.But she hasn’t actually talked about the case in detail.When Rossi was on the show, she only focused on the drama with her co-stars, and she may have tried to protect Slade from the public.Gretchen got emotional as she denied planning it just for the show, tearing up as she insisted: 'Absolutely 100 percent no.star Gretchen Rossi and her hunky fiancé Slade Smiley have been in real baby making mode this week!The reported attack happened on April 21st when Gretchen, 38, and Slade, 43, had finished having dinner at popular Newport Beach Eatery, A’s Restaurant.The duo were waiting for the valet to bring their car around, when Photoglou allegedly came up behind Slade and hit him in the back of the head.