Comscore

Grayson Smiley

Real Housewives Of Orange County Alum Gretchen Rossi Says That Her Daughter Is Already Talking At 3 Months Old

Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi and her fiancé (and serial Housewife dater) Slade Smiley traveled a long and difficult road to finally become parents. The couple struggled for years to get pregnant. Slade had to have his vasectomy reversed, and Gretchen undertook multiple rounds of IVF treatment.

Finally, on July 10, Gretchen and Slade welcomed their daughter. A rep for Gretchen told US Weekly, “Skylar Gray is here. They are doing well. They went in about 9 a.m. for a C-section at a hospital in Orange Country.”

Gretchen Rossi Suffered From Postpartum Depression

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 26: Reality TV Personality Gretchen Rossi attends the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center’s “Eternal Beauty” celebration on September 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi and her fiancé, serial housewife-dater Slade Smiley, wanted a family more than anything in the world. After Slade had dated his way through much of the cast got together with Gretchen, their relationship was viewed with skepticism at best.

During Season 5 of RHOC, they started dating. In Season 8, Gretchen planned an over-the-top marriage proposal to Slade, and he accepted!  The franchise cut Gretchen loose after that tacky stunt grand romantic gesture. Just getting engaged does not serve as a storyline. Ask newly-demoted Vicki Gunvalson.

Tamra Judge Shades Gretchen Rossi When Asked About Gretchen Having A Baby Girl

There is a complicated history between Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge and alum Gretchen Rossi. Let’s remember back to a dinner party during Gretchen’s first season. It was at Tamra’s house, and Tamra planned to get an engaged Gretchen “naked wasted.” Mission accomplished. It was weird watching Gretchen flirt with Tamra’s son and then bellow “TAMRAAA!”

Gretchen and her fiancé of 6 years, serial Housewife dater, Slade Smiley, welcomed their daughter Skylar Gray on July 10. The couple had battled infertility for a long time.

Gretchen Rossi sued

Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi has always attracted controversy. Gretchen was engaged to a much-older man, Jeff Beitzel, when she first joined the cast. After Jeff’s death, Gretchen started a relationship with serial Housewife-dater Slade Smiley during Season 5. None of her fellow RHOC co-stars were supportive of the match. If Gretchen hadn’t scored him, Slade was in danger of running out of Housewives to  financially support him date.

When Gretchen proposed to Slade with the Bravo cameras rolling, it was both a cringe-worthy over-the-top stunt, and a desperate bid for Gretchen to keep her Housewife position. Gretchen had her man flown in by helicopter to the top of AT&T building, where Gretchen popped the question. If Slade had proposed, Gretchen would probably have been presented with a single rose and a candy ring pop.

Gretchn Rossi And Slade Smiley Are Naming Their Daughter In Honor Of His Son

Gretchen Rossi has been open about the years-long struggle she and fiancé Slade Smiley have had with infertility, including undergoing rounds of IVF treatments. Happily, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star announced she and Slade were expecting a baby last December. Since then, Gretchen has posted many baby bump shots on Instagram, including some from a gender reveal party in February. At the party, Gretchen and Slade announced they are expecting a baby girl, who is due in July.

One would imagine that this is a very exciting and busy time for Gretchen and Slade as having a baby changes every aspect of your life. One of the most enjoyable things to do while expecting for many couples is picking out a baby name. And Gretchen and Slade have chosen to honor his son Grayson Smiley in the naming of their new baby.

Gretchen Rossi's birthday

Former  – but still manages to be invited to every event imaginable – reality TV star Gretchen Rossi celebrated her 36th birthday last week and Slade Smiley threw her a surprise party. A few reality TV star friends, Joanna Krupa, Lilly Ghalichi, Cheryl Burke, Paul Nassif, Scheana Marie, and Michael Costello, helped “the most amazing fiance ever” pull it off. 

“I sincerely cannot believe that Slade pulled this off last night,” Gretchen wrote on Instagram. “I mean to say I had NO idea is an understatement! So many of my sweet friends came to surprise and celebrate me! I’m still on cloud nine!”

“Now @sladesmiley I’m going to kill you because no one has ever been able to keep me out of the loop like that before and surprise me that well! Oh and also because I put my hair in a side braid cause I was tired from my photoshoot and did not want to restyle my hair. Not cute buddy. And you had my mom trick me too! Best Birthday in a long time!!” See photos from Gretchen‘s party below.

CLICK CONTINUE READING FOR THE PHOTO GALLERY!

This isn’t Gretchen Rossi’s first time dipping her toes into the music arena and it probably won’t be her last, because there’s no stopping those reality stars when they feel the need to belt out a tune.  The Real Housewives of Orange County star shared her upcoming song, “Unbreakable”, with Ryan Seacrest yesterday morning.

The song is a tribute to Slade Smiley’s son, Grayson, who has been battling brain cancer since he was 5 years old.   She told Ryan, “It just really inspired me to write a song about this kid being so young, and dealing with so much, and being unbreakable despite the fact.”

You can take a listen to the song on Ryan’s site and then see the behind-the-scenes video (and song lyrics) below! The song hits iTunes on Tuesday.  Look out Melissa Gorga, you’ve got some competition.

[Photo Credit: Twitter]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON GRETCHEN’S NEW TUNE?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE!

Slade Smiley continues to believe that ex-girlfriend Michelle Arroyo is behind the red carpet attack he was subjected to last week over unpaid child support for son Grayson. And he blames this whole child support debacle on a certain co-star of his girlfriend!

Slade is furious that despite court documents and mugshots, people are making things up about his child support issues and he blames the show! “There are serious repercussions [for] the individuals who say things in the show,” Slade fumed to The Huffington Post. “People accuse me of not paying child support for my cancer-stricken son … This year, the women that said that apologized for it, but the damage has been done and it can be a very difficult space to navigate.” I’m assuming he’s talking about Tamra Barney exposing his child support dilemmas on air.

Gretchen Rossi is sympathetic to Slade’s plight, being the brunt of Tamra’s attacks herself. “Obviously, when Tamra accused me of cheating on my dying fiancé, that was harsh.”

Here is just the very thing; if Slade doesn’t want people talking about him, and knowing all his business, and making accusations against him then perhaps he should leave reality TV. Oh, what am I saying…

And hilariously, Slade insists that he doesn’t consider himself or Gretchen celebs! That’s a sentiment of his I completely agree with. “We don’t like to think that we are celebrities, because it is very fleeting,” he explained earlier of appearing on Real Housewives of Orange County with Gretchen. “But it does allow us to expose some of the business ventures that have come of this.”

“If you are the star of the show, you are probably a hot mess,” Gretchen added. “Think about it! They are flipping tables and pulling wigs.” Or, not paying child support, or getting arrested, or being the subject of lawsuits and restraining orders, and refusing to stay out of the public eye even though their life is a disaster…

THOUGHTS ON SLADE’S STATEMENT THAT TAMRA’S ON-AIR COMMENTS CAUSED HIS CHILD SUPPORT WOES TO BE MADE PUBLIC? SHOULD SLADE LEAVE REALITY TELEVISION?