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‘RHOC’ Alum Gretchen Rossi Is Pregnant At 40 Years Old!

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Gretchen Rossi is going to be a mom!

The Real Housewives of Orange County star announced she is expecting her first child with longtime beau, Slade Smiley, 45.

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YES the News is true!!!!!!!!!!!!!👶🏻We are beyond ecstatic to finally announce that we are expecting a little bundle of joy!!!!!! ❤️ Our hearts are so full right now!! It was one of the happiest days of my life when we received the incredible news that I was pregnant!!! It has been the hardest secret in the world to keep 🥴 I was bursting at the seams to tell you all! And actually many of you were already guessing and saying I was glowing like I was preggo! Well you were right! So we are thrilled to finally be able to share the good news with everyone! ________________________________________________________Thank you to our incredible doctor @drmarksurrey and the whole @scrcivf staff for helping make our dreams of starting a family come true! You guys were truly the best and we feel beyond blessed to have had you help us in our journey!!!! It has been a very arduous long four years of trying with plenty of heartache along the way but we remained hopeful and faithful, and thankfully God answered our prayers! Thank you Lord for teaching us it truly is all in your perfect timing and for teaching us the difficult lesson of just letting go and letting God!! ————————————————————————We could not have gotten through this journey alone without some dear friends and family, and that includes all of my social media family on here! Your stories, your prayers, your encouragement, truly kept us going! So thank you! We more then appreciate your loyalty and love for all these years. Your words of wisdom and guidance as we navigated through this difficult journey meant so very much!! We are a story of hope and perseverance! Don’t give up! Sending love to all those going through the struggle to conceive, you are not alone, you are heard, and you are loved ❤️ God is Good! Believe in Miracles! We feel soooo blessed to have this amazing Christmas Miracle ourselves!!! We just keep pinching ourselves! 🙏🏻 #10weeks #GodisGood #IVF #grateful #IVFJourney #miracles #Christmas (Thank you to @people for this exclusive story, swipe left 👈🏻. Or read the full story by swiping up in my stories)

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On Monday, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star announced the news on Instagram, “YES the News is true!!!!!!!!!!!!!👶🏻We are beyond ecstatic to finally announce that we are expecting a little bundle of joy!!!!!!” She post captioned.

Gretchen, 40, said during Monday’s episode of The Doctors that the wonderful pregnancy news “still doesn’t feel real,” as she recalled the “emotional journey” she and Slade took to expand their family.

After complications, the couple went the in vitro fertilization (IVF) route in 2013. Then in 2016, Slade (who has two sons from a previous relationship) underwent a vasectomy reversal, which ultimately proved unsuccessful.

Congrats to Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley!


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