Real Housewives series, this time set in Orange County, California.
Appearing in the 4th through 8th seasons of the program, she would quickly make an impact with personalities and fans alike.
Somewhat entertaining is the fact that during her connection with the series, she would end up in a relationship with Slade Smiley, who was recruited to film a show called Date My Ex: Jo and Slade.
On May 23, 2016, the network announced that all housewives from the previous season would return, with Kelly Dodd joining the cast, with former housewife Keough making a guest appearance. In June 2017, it was announced Gunvalson, Beador, King Edmonds, Judge, would all return, alongside new housewife Peggy Sulahian; former housewives Keough, Rossi and Rovsek were announced to make guest appearances. Date My Ex: Jo & Slade became the first spin-off from The Real Housewives of Orange County; the dating game show documented De La Rosa as she began dating after moving to Los Angeles, where potential suitors were regularly surveyed by Smiley.
It premiered on June 30, 2008 and ended on September 8, 2008 after broadcasting nine episodes during its first and only season.
A press release issued by the network noted that the series was inspired by the scripted soap operas Desperate Housewives and Peyton Place, and would document the lives of upper-class women who "lead glamorous lives in a picturesque Southern California gated community where the average home has a $1.6 million price tag and residents include CEOs and retired professional athletes." Its original main housewives were Kimberly Bryant, Jo De La Rosa, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Lauri Waring (now Peterson).
Bryant left after the first season, and was replaced by Tammy Knickerbocker beginning with the second season.
The series originally focused on Kimberly Bryant, Jo De La Rosa, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough, and Lauri Waring (now Peterson).
The current line-up consists of Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd and Peggy Sulahian.Of the original housewives, Bryant and De La Rosa left after the first and second seasons, respectively, while Peterson stopped filming during production of the fourth season and Keough left during production of the fifth season before returning as a friend of the housewives in the sixth.The remaining housewives joined in later seasons: Barney (now Judge) in the third, Mc Laughlin in the eighth before returning in the twelfth, Beador in the ninth, Dodd in the eleventh, and Sulahian in the twelfth.While Rossi has kept most of her past close to the chest, there are a few things we know about her from her days before reality television.She was born on October 30, 1978, in the state of Michigan, and grew up primarily within the town of La Crescenta, California.Hosted that year by Kathy Griffin, this show award event has often been called the “Award show for the Who’s Who of nobody”, and had a certain comedic flair about it, with which Gretchen acted gracefully.