Gretchen Rossi may no longer be a Real Housewives of Orange County cast-mate, but that's not stopping her from sharing some choice words about the show. The ex-reality television star says the show along with its new cast is "toxic" and that she's happy that she and her fiancé Slade Smiley have walked away from the show.
"We're really happy to be away from the negativity and how toxic it was," Gretchen tells Radar Online in a new interview.
Rossi also says that she wasn't comfortable with the negativity and drama surrounding the show and that she is a different person than the one that was portrayed on television.
"As a woman, I am really about empowering other women so it just was not that kind of forum for me anymore," she added. "I couldn't be who I was in my everyday life on that show, so it made it very difficult. It became a big contradiction in my life."
The blonde beauty also adds that she doesn't watch The Real Housewives of Orange County anymore but is considering shopping around for her own reality show to help document her upcoming wedding to her future husband Smiley.
"When I walked away from that, I don't want to go back to watching it because it gets me all upset," Rossi said. "It provokes emotions of frustrations."
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays at 9 p.m. EST/PST on Bravo.