Slade Smiley's Wiki-Like Bio! Son Holding Him Back To Get Married With Gretchen Rossi?

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Slade Smiley's Wiki-Like Bio! Son Holding Him Back To Get Married With Gretchen Rossi?

It's been a total of 6 years of long wait for Slade Smiley and the Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi. Astonishingly, their wait is not over yet!

Gretchen Rossi who proposed to her love Smiley in April 2013, has still been stuck up with just rings and no vows. Their wedding date has not been available in the calendar till date and their dreams of living happily ever after has just remained dreams!

The reason for their extended wait has yet to be disclosed through this article!

Smiley Not Ready To Get Married: A Sick Son To Care For!

Slade and Gretchen started their relationship in 2009, got engaged in 2013 and completed their ten years of being together. Conversely, they still lack the joy of being together as husband and wife.

Slade strikes a pose with his fiancee Gretchen (Photo Credit:

Dealing with so much pressure, Gretchen had listed many possible hints of their unmarried life, trying to answer the queries to her followers.

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She first started off saying that it was all a matter of bad timing. After scheduling their wedding date, one of their family members would pop up with their plan on that date, which never made the wedding possible in the first place.

Then she told that life got on the way, with Smiley focused primely in his career and work, he was unable to make time for the big day. But the reason that Smiley's fiancee gave out just proved to be flaunted when the bigger picture came into play after she told People:

“Really, the thing that ultimately held us back from pulling the trigger is the fact that Slade and I don’t do anything really small; we kind of do things over-the-top and a little snazzy. Right now, our focus is really on trying to have a baby of our own, and our money and our stuff is going towards that and towards his son."

She further explained:

“Until we kind of get some of those things figured out, I think it doesn’t feel right to spend $200,000 on a wedding right this minute. I think that’s why we’re at that place.”

However, the actual reason behind their delayed plan is Slade's teenage son Grayson Smiley, who is battling from brain cancer since 2009. Grayson, who was born on 16 May 2000, is one of the two sons from Slade and his previous relationship, Michelle Arroyo.

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The child faced a near to dead condition in the year 2015 when he had multiple complications, one after the another.

Gavin Smiley is the elder son of Slade and Michelle.

Michelle Arroyo with her ailing son, Grayson Smiley (Photo Credit: Michelle Arroyo's Twitter)

Slade's expenses are all in the treatment of his younger son who is having a terrible moment of his life.

Slade confronted the media and told People:

"I am happy to be in debt as long as Grayson gets to stay here with us."

It's not only Slade, but The Talbert Family Foundation is also offering its help for the child to recover from the disease.

With the delay of the marriage, Gretchen tried to calm the situation and added:

“The truth is that Slade and I already feel married and we’re in a very committed relationship as if we were married, and so it’s not something that we feel like we have to have a marriage certificate to qualify our love for each other."

No wonder with so much love and affection for each other, the duo have tried their best to cling on to one another in the relationship.

With a 17-year-old sick son to be taken care of and a fiancee who suffers terribly from the constant trial to have a baby biological which nearly put an end to their relationship, the couple is still going strong till date and are looking forward to announcing their big day soon.

First Child With Fiancee; She Is Pregnant!

After fighting over the four-years of long infertility battle, Slade and his fiancee of five years are expecting their first child together!

The couple announced their happiest news on the show The Doctors on 17 December 2018. And the proud father claimed that they were freaked out after they got the happiest news but in a good way.

Also, the show aired the emotional moment of the couple as their eyes were filled with tears after hearing the heartbeat of the little one for the first time.

"All of this has been such an overwhelming journey.And so when you get to those little milestones and you know you're hearing the heartbeat, it's so exciting but it's also a relief."

Moreover, the couple hasn't come with the sex of the child. While gushing about her blissful pregnancy journey, she claims that "morning sickness is the worst."

The happiest news came after five years after the proposal on the hit Bravo show and after four years of struggles with the fertility. And their painful experience has indeed brought them together.

A Short Wiki Of Slade Smiley:

Slade Smiley was born on October 29, 1973, in Oakland Naval Hospital, California. He is an American reality TV personality, who gained fame with his appearances in the Real Housewives of Orange County show.

Slade had an amazing childhood. He was an artist from his childhood days, he used to participate in musical events as well as dramas in his school life. He also had his interests developed for athletics and performed in skiing, track & field, and cycling.

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He threw his recognizable participation in the Olympic Training Center and 2003 Tour De France. Later, he moved to Southern California in 1993 and started searching his career in modeling and TV commercials and out came as a successful model.

He then began advertising for the popular brands like Adidas, Gillette, Volkswagen, Gatorade & Milk which made him a TV-famous person. Moreover, he appeared on the popular show called RHOC in 2005.

Apart from the field of entertainment, he is also the CEO of a company that he named after his younger son, and it's called Grayson Entertainment. With all his hard work in the entertainment sector and business field, Slade has been able to accumulate a total net worth of  $100 thousand.