Gretchen Rossi hopes to conceive her first child with fiance Slade Smiley before the year's end. Years after fans watched as the couple became engaged on the top of the AT&T Building in Los Angeles on the season eight finale of "The Real Housewives of orange county," Rossi and Smiley are ready for a baby.

"God willing, I can get pregnant in 2018!" Gretchen Rossi told the Daily Mail during a tour of her Costa Mesa, California home on February 9. During the visit, Rossi showcased her enviable figure and her at-home gym while discussing the possibility of starting a family with her fiancé, who already has two children from previous relationships.

Slade Smiley underwent a vasectomy years ago

In the new interview, Gretchen Rossi said that she and Slade Smiley had attempted to undergo in-vitro fertilization in the past but so far, she hasn't been able to conceive a child. As fans of "The Real Housewives Of Orange County" may recall, Smiley had a vasectomy years ago but ultimately had it reversed. That said, getting pregnant hasn't been the easiest feat for Rossi. Luckily, after seeing doctors, she and Smiley received some good feedback and are now very hopeful for their future.

"I know that [Slade Smiley] and I would make great parents," Rossi explained, adding that she is a great mom to her three dogs and loves children. "Let's give it a shot!" she exclaimed.

Gretchen Rossi is rumored to be returning to 'RHOC'

Following her season eight exit from "The Real Housewives of Orange County," Rossi has faced a number of reports claiming she could return to the Bravo TV reality series.

However, while she has made guest appearances in the years since she left, she hasn't returned to a part-time or full-time role on the show quite yet. That said, Meghan King Edmonds recently announced she was leaving the show ahead of season 13, which has left producers in need of at least one more lady.

Last month, a Radar Online report claimed that Bravo TV was looking into the possibility of bring Gretchen Rossi back to the show to shake things up between the cast. As fans have likely noticed, Rossi has been close with Vicki Gunvalson for years and remains at odds with her former friend Tamra Judge. As the insider explained, Rossi will never be friends with Judge -- even though her friend Gunvalson recently made amends with her longtime co-star.

Production on "The Real Housewives of Orange County" season 13 is expected to begin in the coming weeks.