No matter how well a relationship is going, there will be a test of adversity at times. This was the case in Gretchen Rossi's love life with her current fiance Slade Smiley that put the entire relationship in jeopardy.
Slade is not the only man Gretchen dated. She has been in multiple relationships in the past which gathers curiosity amongst her fans as to whom she dated in the past. Let's find out who this beautiful woman dated and what was her relationship like with each.
Gretchen Rossi's Relationship With Slade Smiley
Gretchen Rossi is in a relationship with Slade Smiley since 2009. After four years together, they took the relationship one step further with an engagement in 2013. However, things weren't always smooth sailing for the pair as they nearly split over struggles to have children.
The couple is trying out for a child for four years, going through multiple procedures such as IVF and even reversing Slade's vasectomy. Rossi was quoted as saying:
'There were definitely days where I questioned, should I be with somebody who I can't have a biological child with?'
Rossi further revealed Smiley told him if he can't give her a child, he was willing to end the relationship and she should go find it somewhere else. However, Gretchen realized she wanted to be with her fiance regardless of anything.
Meanwhile, the couple received some good news at last when it was reported in April the pair is finally about to have a baby. Speaking to RadarOnline, Slade Smiley said:
“We are going to have a baby! Gretchen just finished with IVF. We are beyond thrilled and our doctor, Co-founder and Medical Director of the Southern California Reproductive Center, Dr. Mark W. Surrey, was the best! He made this so much easier on us and lives up to his reputation 100 percent.”
Smiley added they had never given up and are not going to do so until they have a child of their own. Furthermore, Gretchen and Smiley are scheduled to find out more about this development by the end of June.
Although there are no plans of the couple tying the knot anytime soon, they couldn't be happier together at the moment. In fact, Gretchen revealed there are no problems in their marriage and they wish to have a kid before taking their wedding vows.
Let's hope Rossi and Smiley will soon be a witness to the great news of the pair being finally ready to welcome a new member in their family.
Gretchen Rossi's Past Relationships
Gretchen Rossi married Chris Rossi at Laguna Cliffs in Dana Point, California in 2004. The couple divorced three years later in July 2007.
There are no specific reasoning for their split, but it is likely down to some personal differences they were unable to resolve.
Gretchen soon moved on and subsequently met Jeffrey Beitzel. Rossi was engaged to Jeff in 2008 while he was suffering from leukemia at the time.
Jeffrey was married five times before and had four children from his earlier relationships. Sadly, Jeff passed away on September 13, 2008, after he lost his battle with leukemia, leaving $2.5 million in his will for his fiancee.
However, Gretchen was soon involved in a controversy when a man named Jay Photoglou claimed to be her ex-boyfriend while she was still together with her fiancee.
The cheating allegation was not well received by Gretchen who sued the accuser for defamation and for other counts as she claimed he stole her private property including nude photos which he published on the internet.
The lawsuit was filed in 2010, and in November 2012, Jay was ordered by the judge to pay $500,000 in damages for other charges as well.
Gretchen Rossi: Quick Facts
- She was born on 30th October 1978 in Michigan USA.
- Her birth sign is Scorpio.
- Her parents are Scott Forward and Brenda Forward.
- She did her graduation in psychology from Baylor University.
- She is known for constant arguments with co-star Tamra Barney.
- Before her appearance on Real Housewives of Orange County, she battled bulimia for many years.
- She made an appearance on Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler's late night show.
- Her net worth is estimated to be $300,000.