They haven’t tied the knot yet, but Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley are already thinking about having a big family.
Life & Style chatted with the Real Housewives of Orange County stars at the Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama event in LA, and they jokingly revealed that two A-listers — with six kids — have inspired their baby plans.
“We want to be Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie! That's the goal,” a laughing Gretchen, 35, tells Life & Style, adding, “At this point, we want to have, like, 26 kids.”
Brad and Angie have three biological children, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne, and three adopted, Maddox, Zahara, and Pax, from Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, respectively.
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Comedy aside, Gretchen admits they’re busy planning their wedding and are talking about baby.
“We’re kind of seeing which is going to come first, so we’ll see,” she tells Life & Style. Slade says they’re hoping for a girl first, since he’s already a dad to two boys. Gretchen adds, “It would be really fun to have a girl. She would be such a daddy’s girl.”
With their busy schedules, they haven’t had time to plan their nuptials — and that includes Gretchen finding a dress.
“No, [I haven’t picked one out yet],” she shares. “But I went to Kleinfeld in NYC and tried on a dress that made me cry a little, so I might get that. It was beautiful, but it was so princess-y like, which I’m surprised about. I thought it would be a bit sexier.”
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And that means she wants to wear more than one!
“I decided I’m going to have 12 dresses,” Gretchen tells Life & Style. “I want a lot.”
Slade, who accepted his reality star girlfriend’s proposal in April, agrees with her decision, saying to his bride-to-be, “you might as well. One for the reception, one for the party, one for the afterparty.”