It's hard to believe this was anything other than a ploy, because not long after being fired from the franchise in 2013, Smiley and Rossi signed up for on WE TV.
Yesterday, Rossi called out Bravo for - what every reality star bitches about - editing.
Watch the clip below, and determine for yourself if this whole thing was a sham.
The Real Housewives of Orange County (abbreviated RHOC) is an American reality television series that premiered on March 21, 2006, on Bravo.
Of the original housewives, Bryant and De La Rosa left after the first and second seasons, respectively, while Peterson and Keough stopped filming during production of the fourth and fifth seasons, respectively.
because producers believed she had a compelling storyline. She was dating 54-year-old Jeff Beitzel, COO of an Irvine-based tech company who was terminally ill (Beitzel passed away in 2008).
Things got even more interesting when Rossi started dating Slade Smiley, who starred on the first two seasons of the series with his then-fiance, Jo De La Rosa (oh, and he also dated Lauri Peterson for 8 minutes).