So when we caught up with her, we asked her if it was really true. See what she has to say in the video above and why being on such a popular show is a different experience than she could have imagined.
And if none of this phases you and you're thinking "Gee, I'd love to be a Housewife!", Gretchen reveals the qualities one must have to become a big Bravo star. See if you agree!
Would you do a show like RHOC? Why or why not? Which cast member do you relate to most? We want to know! Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @OKMagazine.