Gretchen Rossi, former star of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” has announced the death of her stepson, Grayson Alexander, at the age of 22 after a prolonged struggle with brain cancer. Rossi shared the devastating news on her Instagram account on Tuesday.
In her Instagram post, Rossi expressed her heartbreak over the loss of Grayson. She posted a few pictures of Grayson with his dad Slade Smiley and wrote that although they knew this day might come, their hearts held onto hope. Rossi described Grayson as a special person, an angel on earth, and an unparalleled warrior who never stopped fighting despite his pain. She said he always found joy in small things and was always singing, dancing, and laughing.
Here in this post, we’ll discuss all of Gretchen’s personal life including her relationship with her current partner as well as her ex-husband.
Gretchen Rossi Is Engaged To Slade Smiley
Currently, Gretchen is engaged to her boyfriend, Slade Smiley. According to various sources, she proposed to Smiley in 2013 on the rooftop of a building in Los Angeles. This memorable moment was captured on “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”
Rossi stated that many couples who choose not to get married can still have a happy relationship. She mentioned on Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast, “You know what, no wedding plans, as of right now, I always say this,” and wants to be like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, who has been in a long and loving relationship.
Rossi does not see the need for marriage but might consider it for her daughter’s sake. She stated that if her daughter expresses a desire for her parents to get married, she would be willing to go through with it.
Gretchen And Slade Share One Daughter
In December 2018, Rossi announced her pregnancy with Slade’s baby. She underwent In vitro fertilization surgery for safe delivery. On July 10, 2019, Rossi gave birth to her daughter, Skylar Gray, becoming a first-time mother.
Rossi frequently displays her lovely daughter on her Instagram account and appears to be thoroughly enjoying being a mother.
Slade Smiley Lost His Son With Ex-Wife Michelle Arroyo
The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Slade Smiley’s son, Grayson Smiley, passed away on Sunday. The announcement was made by Grayson’s mother Michelle Arroyo and Slade’s ex-wife, who expressed their deep sorrow by saying “I am devastated to announce that my dear Gray passed away on Sunday night.”
Grayson had been battling diarrhea but was reportedly making progress in his recovery. However, his sudden death came as a surprise to his family. The cause of his passing was a sudden drop in a heartbeat. Grayson had been battling with cancer since 2006 and was only 22 years old.
Know About Gretchen Rossi’s Ex-Husband And Past Relationships
Gretchen Rossi was previously married to Chris Rossi in 2004, however, the couple only stayed together for three years before getting divorced in 2007. After her divorce, she began dating Jeff Beitzel, a businessman, and the two became engaged. Sadly, Jeff passed away due to leukemia before they could get married. Rossi also had a brief and controversial relationship with Jay Photoglou.