“I was trying to propose to her for three seasons,” Slade adds.They wanted to have a baby before the wedding, if possible.
We have been through so much together & our love always pulled us through, despite all the people who claimed we wouldn't make it. Andy asks Gretchen if her engagement to Slade was an attempt to stay on and she threw her arms up with a big “no.” “No! Rossi had some eggs retrieved and a sperm extraction was performed on Slade. I need to regroup, feel strong, and mentally prepare to do this again.” Slade already has two sons, but hates seeing his fiancee go through so much pain. Up to this point, Slade and Gretchen have undergone surgical procedures to help with conceiving a baby. Gretchen speaks with magazine about their journey so far. Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley are also working to have a baby.