Gretchen Rossi Slade Marriage Why We Waited Exclusive

Gretchen Rossi Slade Marriage


After Today, They’ll Be Ready!

Many people have wondered why former Real Housewives of Orange County stars Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley have yet to get married, especially after getting engaged a few years ago on the show. We caught up with Rossi exclusively on this very special day for marriage everywhere- as we remembered her claiming she would wait to get married until everyone could on the show- to find out the real reason why they haven’t gotten married yet.

Gretchen Rossi Slade Marriage Why We Waited Exclusive

“Slade and I decided a long time ago that we wanted to wait until all our friends that would attend would be able to have the same rights as us,” Rossi exclusively told us.

“With gay marriage being illegal in many states until today, it just didn’t feel right having some of our best friends be in our party (that are gay) and be able to commit our love to one another, knowing they don’t have the same rights,” Rossi continued.

And what about the fact that Rossi and Smiley were supposed to wed last month? On this, Rossi dished that,  “We knew the Supreme Court was seriously considering legalizing gay marriage on January 16th, 2015, which we were hoping that by May 23rd, 2015 it would of been completed”

“It was a combination of this and family members not being able to attend on that date that made us end up not getting married that day,” Rossi added.

“If you remember,” Rossi wrapped with telling us, “we said when we were on the Housewives that we weren’t going to get married until everyone had the same rights as us. And now we are beyond thrilled that we will be able to honor that statement. What a fantastic day!”

We appreciate Rossi and Smiley’s support of the LGBT community and now cannot wait to see them get married!

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