The holidays are going to be a little extra special this year for RHOC alum Gretchen Rossi and her fiancé Slade Smiley. The 40-year-old reality star revealed she and Smiley are expecting their first child.
Rossi began the IVF route four years ago and the couple announced their joyous baby news on an episode of The Doctors that aired Monday, December, 17.
“These symptoms, I gotta tell you. Man, like I swear, they lie to you about morning sickness. It’s all day sickness," Rossi admitted.
But the former Bravo star will gladly deal with some morning sickness after the rocky journey she endured while dealing with infertility. There was even a point that Rossi didn’t even know if it was going to happen for her and Smiley. “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?’"
Smiley also admitted it was hard for him to see his partner “suffer" throughout the process.
Gretchen Rossi opened up in an interview in February with Us Weekly about undergoing IVF. “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 reality couple got engaged during season 8 of RHOC. Smiley, 45, popped the question during a romantic helicopter ride. So the big question is when are the two going to walk down the aisle and make it official?
“We’re really content. We’re really happy," Rossi told Us in February. “I think that one day we definitely want to get married, but right now we’re just focusing on starting a family so we just don’t want to put the money and the sources into a wedding."