The Real Housewives of Orange County certainly created some of the most absurd moments and bizarre characters for our viewing pleasure. Now Jo De La Rosa and Slade Smiley will have their own show, entitled “Date My Ex” on Bravo .
Here’s an excerpt of what Jo had to say last week:
By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
Jun 16, 2008If there’s one thing Jo De La Rosa of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County” wants to make known, it’s that former fiance Slade Smiley is not her manager, as has been reported. “He’s not anything to do with business. I don’t know why people thought he was my manager, but he’s not,” she tells us. “If anything, Slade’s been my guide for the last couple of years,” she adds. “If I had any question on contracts or decisions I’ve had to make, I would go to him. He’s also been there if I ever needed a little push or whenever I had some self-doubt.”Jo De La Rosa
Oh please…this may be the most contrived piece of bullshit ever to hit the airwaves.
In season one of the RHOOC , Jo was supposedly the kept woman fiance of Slade Smiley, a something-or- other for a title insurance firm. They lived in a typical Orange County McMansion in Coto de Caza, characterized as a “place so far from the beach you need a passport”. Jo was supposedly 24 at the time. She told us everyday.
Slade’s two sons from previous relationships rounded out this idlyic little scenario. Jo, who was born in Peru and whose parents won the California State Lottery, always claimed to have graduated from UC Irvine. Proving that even a moron can obtain a college degree.
Slade , who always lied about his age, came from Anchorage, Alaska, where he participated in bicycle races.
These are excellent qualifications for famewhoredom.
Anyway, the highlight of their two seasons on RHOOC was alcoholic Jo wanting something to do other than be a “housewife”, and Slade wanting her to do nothing but be his kept whore. They broke up at the end of season one, with Slade dating RHOOC “Mother of the Year” Lauri Waring, breaking up with her just in time for season two.
During Season Two, the facade continues, minus the youngest child, Grayson, whose mother has the good sense to keep him off this trainwreck and who was also diagnosed with a brain tumor. This small fact doesn’t slow the train, as Jo and Slade continue to annoy and irritate. Jo moves to Los Angeles, leaving Slade, supposedly to pursue a singing career, but apparently just preparing for this “new” trainwreck.
In the meantime, Slade’s McMansion is in foreclosure. He owes much more on it than it it worth. Remember the American Express Black episode? They are in litigation with him.
Actually, this show is more real…should be entitiled “Pimp and Ho.”
Reality TV? Absurd.