"We’re working really hard right now to have a baby. Slade actually has a vasectomy so he has to get a reversal and we have to kind of figure that all out," Gretchen exclusively told Okmagazine.com.
"The scoop is we are taking the steps to try to have a baby. If that is the path we are taking there should be some sort of commitment and I don’t know when that is going to happen and who is going to ask who."
This would be the first child for Gretchen, 35, and the second for Slade, whose son, Grayson Smiley, 12, has been battling a rare brain tumor and has been in and out of the hospital this year.
Gretchen says she is determined to have a stable family, and she is even considering taking things into her own hands to make it happen.
"I might not ask him to marry me, but I’m just saying you never know," she says. "I kind of have a wild hair up my ass. I’m just saying a guy doesn’t always have to do it. He can still do it, but maybe I might too. I don’t know, but if he doesn't something soon, I might have to!"
The couple told Okmagazine.com the big news while taping a special episode of E!'s The Soup. Gretchen and Slade join a slew of other reality stars to sing "We Killed the World" on the show which you can catch December 19.