Slade Smiley Wiki, Son, Children, Net Worth

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Slade Smiley Wiki, Son, Children, Net Worth

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

Gretchen Rossi, who proposed to her love Slade, had still been stuck up with just rings and no vows. Their wedding date had not been available in the calendar.

Read along to learn about the reason for their extended wait.

Sick Son To Look After

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 Smiley strikes a pose with his fiancee Gretchen Rossi (Photo: whosdatedwho.com)

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 Slade focused primely in his career and work, he was unable to make time for the big day. But the reason that Slade'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 was 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 19-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.

Wedding Plans?

Even with the sick son to look after, Slade made attempts to tie the knot with Gretchen. The duo announced their wedding date as May 2015 in October 2014 during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.

To everyone's surprise, the wedding date went and passed. Slade and Gretchen, however, didn't share vows. It even promoted split rumors. The duo eventually began poping on each other's Instagram, signaling that they were still together.

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Fast forward to the year 2019, Slade and his fiancee Gretchen were still reluctant to tie the nuptials. On their 10th anniversary Insta post, the latter confessed that they didn't need a marriage certificate to validate their marriage.

Gets Fiancee Gretchen Rossi Pregnant!

After fighting over the four-years of long infertility battle, Slade and his fiancee of five years shared that they were 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 got freaked out after they got the most joyful news but in the right way.

Also, the show aired the emotional moment of the couple as their eyes got 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 didn't come with the sex of the child. While gushing about her blissful pregnancy journey, she claimed 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 indeed brought them together.

Baby Bliss!

In July 2019, Slade became a father for the third time after his fiancee Gretchen gave birth to a baby girl. The engaged duo named the newborn as Skylar Grey. Speaking to Gretchen, an insider close to Slade and Gretchen shared:-

"Skylar is born and mama and baby are doing well... "

Hours before giving birth to Skylar, Gretchen revealed that she and Slade had opted a C-section under the doctor's recommendation. She had dilated only 1cm. Admittedly, she owned a "cervix of steel."

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Back in February 2019, Slade announced that his third child would be a girl.

Wiki Unveils Net Worth

Slade Smiley was born on 29 October 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 a fantastic 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 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.

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