Gretchen Rossi, an American reality TV star, entrepreneur, and social media influencer, has carved a notable presence in the world of entertainment, particularly through her participation in the popular reality series The Real Housewives of Orange County. Born on October 30, 1977, in Michigan, USA, Rossi initially pursued a career in real estate before stepping into the limelight of reality television.
Rossi’s journey to fame began with her debut in the fourth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which also featured Tamra Judge, Emily Simpson, Shannon Beador, and Heather Dubrow. Her tenure on the show lasted until the eighth season, and she also made cameo appearances in subsequent seasons, as well as in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Besides her reality TV fame, Rossi has appeared in various other television shows, including Gumball 3000, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, and Hell’s Kitchen. Her versatility extends beyond just television, as she has also ventured into entrepreneurial endeavors, particularly with her luxurious handbag and fashion accessory brand, Gretchen Christine.
Rossi’s personal life has been a subject of much interest to her fans. She was first married to Chris Rossi, a Hollywood screenwriter and producer. Following their separation, she was engaged to Jeff Beitzel, an entrepreneur, who unfortunately passed away in 2008. Rossi later found love with Slade Smiley, a fellow Real Housewives of Orange County cast member. The couple has been engaged for several years and shares a daughter, Skylar Gray, born in 2019 after a challenging journey with in vitro fertilization (IVF). Despite not being legally married, Rossi and Smiley share a strong commitment to each other, often referring to one another as husband and wife.
Professionally, Rossi’s career includes her successful brand and ventures into the podcasting world with her show Knot Too Taboo. Her net worth, accumulated from her diverse career, is estimated to be around $4 million. Rossi is also active on various social media platforms, where she shares insights into her life, including her journey as a mother and entrepreneur.