No wonder that Gretchen Rossi from the Real Housewives of Orange County wants to have children with her soon to be husband as she is already 38 years old and is just a couple of years away from losing her days of having a baby. But that does not look like the thing that is worrying her or stopping her from having a baby. Let us see or know what the other complications are and know her plans on getting married; that is if she has any.
Gretchen Rossi is currently dating her soon to be husband Slade Smiley, CEO of Grayson Entertainment but is more widely known as a partner to Gretchen and a serial Housewives date be as; he dated Jo De La Rosa who is one of the five housewives. Back to the point, Gretchen and Slade are looking forward to having children but are having a problem because of Slade’s vasectomy reversal surgery in 2015.
Caption: Gretchen and Slade stroll down the streets on a fine day (2011).
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The couple tried IVF but had no luck with that too. She said,
“So we did IVF first and we had such great results at the beginning and then the day before they were supposed to implant all the embryos – we had 14 embryos – basically what happened was they arrested, which means they all died off. That was very disheartening and a very difficult time for us and it was just emotionally, physically and mentally extremely draining.”
The couple will still try to go with the natural process of having a baby but if that does not get them successful again, IVF is an alternate choice. The couple are determined to get married but Slade’s debt were holding them back as he has debts which he took to ensure his teenage, a victim of aggressive brain cancer gets the required treatment and Slade says, “I am happy to be in debt as long as Grayson gets to stay here with us.”
If they got married, the debt would fall over Gretchen too, but it’s doubt if the debts more than her net worth of $3 million accompanied by a salary of $375 thousand per season. It is unclear as the amount is not specified, but Gretchen now says that his debts are not the reason that is holding them back.
Gretchen even says,
“It’s no longer a concern of starting a family with him because I think that through self-realization and realizing that life happens, Slade’s unfortunately and probably never going to be completely out of debt because a lot of his debt is due to his son being ill.”
Gretchen also had some hard moments from her cast members when they all accused her of having her proposal to Slade for the TV only and that she did not mean it and had no plans on getting married to him. With tears in her eyes, she claimed that each and every words of her co-stars were all false and said,
'Absolutely 100 percent no. I wasn't going to do something just for TV - I wasn't going to do something just to make money.'
Gretchen's Life Before Dating Slade:
Back in time, Gretchen Rossi was married to Chris Rossi, and the couple got married at Laguna Cliffs in Dana Point, California in 2004. The couple got divorced in July 2007, leaving the reason for the divorce unclear. The former couple is still in touch as they share the custody of their two dogs as one of them named, Kahlua walked down the aisle with their rings.
After that, she got engaged to a man named Jeff Beitzel. Jeff was previously married for five times and had four children from the relationship. Sadly, Jeff passed away on September 13, 2008, after he lost his battle with leukemia. Despite having his illness on the line, Jeff finished filming the season. After about a year later, Gretchen’s condo which was featured on the show was listed in the on the sale list. The house was purchased in $830,000 but was put on sale for $805,900.
Caption: Gretchen Rossi with deceased ex-fiance Jeff Beitzel in 2008.
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Jeff left Gretchen an amount of $2.5 million in his will which she initially declined of receiving but later said that most of it went to debts that his estates had due to pay. Shortly after Jeff’s death, Tamra Judge, a co-star made allegations that she cheated Jeff while he was dying with a guy named Jay Photoglou as Tamra got the information from Jay himself.
Caption: Gretchen Rossi with ex-boyfriend Jay Photoglou in 2009
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Later Gretchen sued Jay for defamation and for other counts as he published pictures of them together on the internet. In November 2012, Jay was ordered to pay an amount of $500,000 for the damage for other charges as well.#The Real Housewives