Gretchen Rossi recently spoke out about Slade Smiley and being a fan of The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Nene Leakes. Gretchen continues to wear the engagement ring given to her by her late fiance Jeff Beitzel, though she is now dating Slade.
OnNene Leakes– “I’m really good friends with NeNe. She is one of my favorite people ever. She is so cool.” Gretchen and Nene met at a commercial shoot for Bravo. “She is one of the most confident women I have ever met and I love that about her,” Gretchen said. “She would sit there and go, ‘I’d watch me too if I were watching the show.’ She’s so all about herself…I’m a strong, confident woman, but just in a very different demeanor.”
OnSlade Smiley – “Slade is one of the best men I’ve come across in my life besides Jeff,” Gretchen explained. “And I know he’s a secure enough man that whether or not I’m wearing this ring would not matter to him at all.”
In the never ending drama of the OC housewives, Jeff’s ex wife and mother of his three children Sharon spoke out recently and cleared the air on the whole Gretchen issue. She posted this as a comment on our other blog. We were able to verify with 100% certainty that the comment was indeed written by Sharon. What she had to say is very interesting.
“My kids do NOT and NEVER have adored Gretchen….they know exactly what she’s about and what she’s up to and has been up to all along and their Dad knew it too. My daughter, Jill making any statement re. Gretchen explained that she simply doesn’t want anymore negative comments written about her Dad which is embarrassing and hurtful to her and her brother and sister. Jill appearing to defend Gretchen (slightly) is done only to quiet any negative statements made about her Dad period. Our three kids, Jennifer, Jill and Jake (Lizzy is not Jeff’s daughter, nor mine…she’s a long-time friend of our daughter Jill) are not fans of Rossi at all and how they describe her in real terms, isn’t nice and hasn’t been nice historically. The fact is, Jeff was never going to marry her and she knows it but likes to play it like they were so much in love (gee…wonder why???). I’ve known Jeff for 25 years and I did visit him in August while he was in the hospital at which time we talked a lot. What I know is totally different than what Gretchen portrays which means, I know the truth and she knows that I know the truth. Sometimes I feel pity for her which is about the most I can feel given all of her lies over the course of time. I really feel sorry for her family, especially her Mom.
My kids are so far above Gretchen in integrity, self-respect and character that it’s really embarrassing that they were ever exposed to her to begin with. Jeff said he was lonely and knew that he appeared desperate to a lot of people, probably both and not unlike a lot of people that are in their mid-life. Gretchen badgered him into being part of this show to begin with and Tamra exposing Gretchen for the fraud she is was gutsy even knowing that she’d experience some backlash from it. Gretchen screwing around on Chris with Jeff and on Jeff with Jay and Jay with Slade naturally would have it’s downside and if Gretchen believed that all of this would remain secret means that she is about as intelligent as a box of rocks. So….Jay exposed her…she’s earned all the disrespect she’s been given and gives to others and if she believes she deserves an iota of respect at all, well….I’m back to the box of rocks intellect again.”
This picture was posted by TMZ today of Gretchen making out with Slade! We can now officially call them a couple. For those not familiar with Slade, he appeared on the 1st and 2nd seasons of the RHOOC as the boyfriend of Jo De LaRosa. Anything is an upgrade from the sleazy Jay Photoglou.
The two were photographed while docked on a boat in Newport Harbor on Wednesday. The new couple were also spotted at a Lakers game earlier this week.
Gretchen Rossi’s condo is listed up for sale. This is the same condo that she and Jeff were featured in on the Real Housewives of Orange county. The home was purchased in 2005 for about $830,000, and is now listed for sale for the price of $805,900. The house is listed at 3,917 Sq. Ft. More pics below.
Click hereto see a picture of Gretchen and Slade at a Lakers game.
A reader watching a Lakers – Dallas game snapped the above picture of Gretchen with Slade Smiley at the game. Those look like some rather pricey seats. The two were also spotted together last week at a car dealership, guess the dating rumors are true after all.
Gretchen recently spoke to People magazine about Jay Photoglou and not cheating on her late fiance Jeff.
In an all new interview with People, Gretchen finally addresses rumors about Jay Photoglou, the infamous 911 call and denies cheating on her late fiance Jeff.
As you recall, 40 Yr Old Mean Girl Tamra Barney decided it was her duty to “out” Gretchen during the reunion show, accusing her of cheating on her then dying fiance with a man named Jay.
Gretchen admits to People she went out with Jay on a “couple of dates” before she began dating Jeff but ended all romantic ties once she started seeing Jeff. Gretchen says, “Photoglou became a close friend and “confidante.” But when he wanted to take things further, I was not even going to consider that with him.”
Gretchen claims she continued being close friends with Jay after Jeff’s death and has never taken off her engagement ring once since his death (That would explain this photo of her kissing Jay with her ring on). “Every single time he wanted to have something more and I would deny him, he would say, ‘I’m just going to call the press and tell them we have a relationship, He has never been my boyfriend.”
So how does she explain referring to him as her boyfriend in a 911 call? “Because he was standing right in front of me, I was afraid that he was going to be upset that I was giving dispatch any information about him whether it was his real name, whether or not he was my boyfriend.”
Whatever you say Gretchen. Perhaps she would just be better off admitting she used bad judgment in dating Jay. There are plenty of holes in this new story of hers, but what can we do? We still love Gretchen as do many of the OC Housewives fans. Polls still point to her being the fan favorite but she needs to be truthful or not say anything at all!
Gretchen can’t seem to catch a break! In a shocking new interview with the National Enquirer, the ex wife of the late Jeff Beitzel lashes out at Gretchen and refers to her as a “manipulative gold digger” Sharon Bietzel accuses Gretchen of cheating on Jeff the entire time he was sick and claims Jeff knew of her infidelity. Jeff died of cancer on Sept. 13, 2008.
The man Gretchen is accused of cheating with is Jay Photoglou. We poster earlier that Gretchen had gotten a restraining order against Jay this month. TheDirty website posted the above photo of Gretchen and Jay kissing, as you can see, Gretchen is still wearing Jeff’s engagement ring. Gretchen is now rumored to be dating Slade Smiley.
Just weeks before he died, Sharon visited Jeff in the hospital, and he said he knew Gretchen was cheating, she says.
“But in the condition he was in, it really wasn’t that important,” Sharon told The ENQUIRER.
“One of the last things Jeff said was, ‘If I ever get out of this hospital, it’s over between Gretchen and me.’
“No matter how you slice it, Gretchen is a liar. Jeff knew it. I know it, and hopefully the viewers will now know.”