The odds may be against them, but Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley aren’t giving up on trying to conceive.

After two surgeries, 14 fertilized embryos, and one round of IVF, Rossi still hasn’t been able to get pregnant. The Real Housewife of Orange County star went under the knife for egg retrieval, while Slade had a testicular sperm extraction. The doctors were able to fertilize more embryos, but none survived implantation.

“I was devastated,” Gretchen said.

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“You feel this huge sense of loss,” added Slade. “It’s heartbreaking to watch your partner go through that.”

What’s next for the couple?

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