You absolutely will not believe this, but at least one person out there thinks an engagement has been arranged for the sake of reality TV ratings. We'll give you a moment to get over the shock...
In the wake of Tamra Barney's engagement to Eddie judge, co-star Gretchen Rossi has come out and called BS on the entire arrangement.
Without quoting any sources directly, TMZ claims Rossi was actually approached by Real Housewives of Orange County producers first, as they asked her and Slade Smiley to get engaged on this season's finale.
They even, allegedly, bribed Smiley with a free ring and an all-expenses-paid trip to wherever he wanted to pop the question. But Slade and Gretchen turned down this offer.
Tamra and Eddie, though, jumped all over it and the same insider says Bravo helped organize the entire proposal. No comment as of yet from the network, Rossi or Judge.