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"Real O.C." Guy Really Arrested

2/20/2009 7:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Slade SmileySlade Smiley from "The Real Housewives of Orange County" -- yes, there are guys on that show -- was picked up by Costa Mesa PD today on a civil contempt warrant.

We're told Smiley was popped this afternoon and is currently being held on $10,000 bail.

It's unclear what the warrant is for ... there's a buzz it involves unpaid child support, but so far we haven't confirmed it.

UPDATE -- Slade's people are saying he was "unaware" that the warrant existed until he was arrested. The warrant had to do with money he owed his baby mama for their son who has been suffering from a rare form of brain cancer for several years. He says, "This is an unfortunate situation that has occurred. My son is very ill and we have been working on resolving the issue of support vs. his enormous medical bills with the appropriate agencies for several months now. It is sad that individuals would take advantage of the situation in an attempt to defame and discredit me in such a public manner. For those who know me, there is nothing more important than my children."

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unknown    

Mr. Smiley has (8) counts of contempt of court; failure to follow court orders related to back child support from 2005 and 2006 for his youngest son. He has never had full custody of his children, that was all staged for the "reality" television show.

1983 days ago
17.

Tj    

Whoever the TV Executive was that thought, let's give Jo & Slade a show, needs to be run out of Hollywood. Jo is just a ugly, gold digging, no talent slut, but SLADE IS A WORLD CLASS DOUCHE. Of course their TV show totally bombed. I hope that TV Exec. is flipping burgers right now.

1983 days ago
18.

dvcgurl@yahoo.com    

big fan of the real housewives of oc he needs to learn his lesson he was so fool of it and had no respect for jo or others

1925 days ago
19.

tata    

HE's a douche bag. "nuf said.

1983 days ago
20.

Kerry    

One of Slade's children has brain cancer. Slade, pay for your kids you loser! What woman would date this creep, oh ya maybe creepy Jo or creepy Gretchen? Yuck!

1983 days ago
21.

Joanne    

I have seen this show and it is really embarressing. I live in the OC, but am NOTHING like these phony women. They are in their 40's, trying to act like they are in their 20's.

1983 days ago
22.

Kelly    

Hahahahahaha, Slade Smiley is in the pokey. Guess his black American Express card doesn't have enough credit line to post his bail. "Date my Ex Con" Starring Bubba and Slade. Premiers on Playboy television in the fall.

1983 days ago
23.

Kelly    

In next weeks episode of "Real Ex Cons of Orange County" Slade gets back from a stint in the Mens Regional Detention Center and furiously searchs Gretchens Medicine cabinet for "Plan B" tablets and Ben Gay. Ryan continues to take online college courses and asks his mother to be his date at the Sophmore date dance. Matt instructs Raquel on ways to bypass the ignition interlock on her BMW. The cast members of RHOC attend the grand opening of Josh Warings new business venture.

1983 days ago
24.

katlips    

Ole Photoglou is crying his eyes out all over the Internet. This slob is really using his name. He's a pysco douche bag that is as ignorant as ignorant gets. Now he's crying around because Mr. Slade
Smiley got a little action from the big 'Bubba" last night. Hey photoslob, next time you do the domestic violence thing, maybe you can spend some quality time on the inside with 'Bubba'.

1983 days ago
25.

katlips    

Photoslob is lying. He set Slade up cause he can't have Gretchen, She does not want that loser either, she picks dead beat dad Slade over Jay the idiot.
Jay potoslob likes to slap women around, he has a domestic violence mark on his record. He is also a crazy dude creeping around Gretchen's house. Get a life loser!!!

1983 days ago
26.

The Fuzz    

Really? How exactly did Jay set Slade up? Did he carjack Slade, drive him over to Gretchen's, put him in Gretchen's bedroom, make him lie to the police about being in Las Vegas, and hack into the LA County computer to conveniently place a warrant for Slade's arrest on file?

1983 days ago
27.

K    

Let's see..drive a Hummer...expensive watch (could be a fake)....shallow...
does not support his kids... Now that's a tool...

I am sure his bank account is as small as his #ick.

1983 days ago
28.

K    

I would love to see a show on the reality of the tools..I mean reality "stars" ..

These camera whores are probably up to thier fake jewels in hock..
they are on camera so desperate to show the world how fabulous they are...

The women are nasty and pathetic...and the guys are smarmy and look like used car dealers...
The only one I like is Vickys husband. What is this funny smart guy doing with such a nasty ugly bitch?
Vicky...you are lucky that he does not just leave your nasty ugly ass....
You are not funny and just annoying and self absorbed...

1983 days ago
29.

jon and kate are octomoms role models    

Every single family on this show has prostituted themselves and their children for fame, and look at the results. They think they look young, and hot and cool, but they only look old, ridiculous and washed up. They think eveyone envies them, but they don't realize everyone's laughting at them.

1983 days ago
30.

jon and kate are octomoms role models    

the interest in this show and the cotomom drama is similiar: we are all just waiting for the trainwreck to happen. the OC housewives never fail to delvier on the trainwrecks. can't these women (and men) stop their insane pursuit of what they perceive to be hip and young and cool. Forget about it! It's not gonna happen. Your're all past your prime, overccoked, overdone, overinjected, overinflated. get over it! try to age graceffuly instead of trying to look like a bunch of overaged hookers!

1983 days ago
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