We both love and loathe the Coto-cruising stars of the Real Housewives of Orange County, so we were kinda excited to see some drama churning in the OC. Slade Smiley – Jo De La Rosa‘s overbearing ex-fiance from the first couple of seasons – was arrested for failing to pay child support to help care for one of his sons, who is apparently battling a rare form of brain cancer.
In a statement, the reality TV camera-hog said, “My son is very ill and we have been working on resolving the issue of support versus his enormous medical bills with the appropriate agencies for several months now. It is sad that individuals would take advantage of the situation in an attempt to defame and discredit me in such a public manner. For those who know me, there is nothing more important than my children.”
We’d guess that fame is a close second on Slade’s priority list. Meanwhile, some blogs have been accusing Slade of shacking up with the much-hated Housewife Gretchen Rossi, alleging that the cops came looking for him at her house. Rossi is also being accused by an ex-boyfriend of secretly boning him while she was caring for her cancer-stricken fiance. How can one small neighborhood contain so much class?