audiences watched Gretchen Rossi flipped the script and proposed to her longtime boyfriend, Slade Smiley.
Fast-forward three years, the happy couple is still engaged and confirms that “technically the wedding planning is in full-force,” but they haven’t marked a date on the calendar for a variety of personal reasons.
“I really want it to truly to be more of a true documentary rather than a reality, soapy-type documentary that’s berating.” As the couple looks to the future, they’re reflective of their past and the hurdles they overcame that built the committed relationship they’re in today.
“As [viewers] know watching us on the show, we’ve gone through hell and high water to stay together and be at where we’re at,” Rossi says of her 42-year-old fiancé.
I think that’s why we’re at that place.” She says of having her big day with a white dress: “That is definitely my hope and dream.
But even they were shocked at just how badly she erupted during their skiing trip to Whistler Mountain when she heard everyone was gossiping about false claims that she had been caught having a threesome.Right now, our focus is really on trying to have a baby of our own, and our money and our stuff is going towards that and towards his son,” 37-year-old Rossi exclusively tells PEOPLE.“Until we kind of get some of those things figured out, I think it doesn’t feel right to spend 0,000 on a wedding right this minute.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.