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Gretchen Rossi is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Fiancee Slade Smiley

Updated On 18 Dec, 2018 Published On

Baby on board! Gretchen Rossi is pregnant; The Real Housewives of Orange County alum, 40, is expecting her first child with fiancé Slade Smiley.

The couple announced the pregnancy news on an episode of The Doctors on Monday, December 17. They had started their IVF journey four years ago

The actress said, "These symptoms, I gotta tell you. Man, like I swear, they lie to you about morning sickness. It’s all day sickness."

The former Bravo star has is extremely happy to be a mom following her struggle with infertility.

Noting that he hated seeing his partner "suffer", Slade, 45, added, "There was plenty of times during the process that we were like, ‘Is this ever going to happen? Is this ever going to come to fruition?’"

Gretchen opened up to about undergoing IVF back in February.

She explained to Us Weekly at the time,

Physically it was difficult on my body. It’s funny because when you get pregnant, and you gain weight, it feels worth it because at the end, you have a baby. But when I went through IVF, I gained 10 pounds within three weeks and I’ve never done that before in my life. I got cellulite in places that I’ve never had cellulite before.

The parents-to-be became engaged on RHOC season 8, in which she appeared alongside Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson, when the actor proposed his partner for marriage during a helicopter ride.

Congratulations Gretchen and Slade!

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