TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

'OC Housewife' Gretchen Rossi

Tamra's Engagement Is a SHAM

3/19/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0316_gretchen_rossi_tmz_EX
"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Gretchen Rossi is telling friends ... Tamra Barney's new engagement is based on a money-grubbing lie -- manufactured by show producers desperate for a dramatic finale.

Sources close to Gretchen tell TMZ, producers originally approached Gretchen's BF Slade about proposing -- hoping he'd pop the question in time for the show's big finale this year. We're told producers even attempted to bribe Slade with an exotic proposal destination ... and a FREE RING.

We're told Slade turned the offer down -- convinced the public already hated him enough without a fake proposal -- so producers turned to Tamra and her BF Eddie Judge out of spite.

We're told Tamra and Eddie instantly snatched up the proposal package -- and her whole proposal was then conveniently filmed for the show ... at the same exotic location that was allegedly offered to Slade.

Bravo had no comment.

54 COMMENTS

No Avatar
46.

thewee    

i am it the fan off her i like alot . she it good woman i want her to be strong an dont care what peple talk bad about you love you xxx

800 days ago
47.

SnackAttack    

Tamra, Slade and Gretchen are the epitome of phony and skanky.

745 days ago
48.

SnackAttack    

Gretchen and Tamra are phony and childish. Grow up!

745 days ago
49.

charekay    

Did you see Gretchen's first season? She's a slimeball.

620 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Around The Web