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RHOC’s Gretchen Rossi Recounts The Tragic Death Of Her Stepson Grayson After Fighting Cancer

It was with great sadness that Gretchen Rossi shared the news on Instagram with her followers on Thursday that her stepson Grayson Arroyo-Smiley had died after a long illness.

On Tuesday, Gretchen, 44, took to Instagram to share photos that she had taken over the years in remembrance of the late son of her fiancé Slade Smiley.

After A Battle With Cancer, Grayson Died At The Age Of 22

Sadly, Gretchen Rossi, 44, announced on Feb. 7 that her partner Slade Smiley’s son Grayson had passed away. In a post posted on Instagram, Real Housewives of Orange County star Lisa Rinna shared some of the most memorable shots of the 22-year-old through the years while revealing he lost his battle with brain cancer. The woman also described the loss as “unbearable” and asked people to be considerate of their “privacy” during this tragic time.

“Our rational minds told us this day might come, but our hearts always held onto the hope that this day would not come to fruition 💔 We are beyond devastated and heartbroken over the loss off Gray. 😔 Grayson Arroyo-Smiley was such a special human being,” Gretchen wrote in the caption of the picture she posted on her Facebook page.

Gretchen Rossi And Slade Smiley Started Dating Year 2009

In February 2009, Gretchen and Slade began dating. Their relationship debuted on season 5 of Real Housewives of Orange County. As a result, the handbag designer was able to change his mind a year later and proposed during the season 8 finale of Real Housewives of Orange County. Gretchen wrote a song, especially for her longtime love, performed on a Los Angeles rooftop during the proposal, and she also chartered a helicopter for the occasion.

Following Gretchen’s departure from RHONJ, the couple appeared on Bravo in October 2014 to announce their wedding date on May 23, 2015. Although the couple’s wedding date has come and gone, they have yet to exchange vows. The twosome is still together. However, Gretchen confirmed in June 2015 that they are still together.

Having decided that she wanted children, Slade had a vasectomy reversed after becoming a parent. In an appearance on The Doctors in January 2016, they confirmed the news that had been made public. In December last year, Gretchen announced that she had become pregnant after trying to conceive for years.

Slade Smiley And Gretchen Rossi Aren’t Getting Married. Why is that?

Throughout the years, viewers have admired Gretchen’s strong and stable relationship with Slade, which they have looked up to for quite some time. Since they met 13 years ago, they have been together, and their family has grown as they welcomed a new member into the family, their daughter Skylar Gray Smiley, in 2019.

While Gretchen discussed why she hasn’t married, she gave some examples of couples, such as Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, as examples of why she hasn’t tied the knot. “You know what, no wedding plans, as of right now, I always say this,” she explained on the podcast Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef, which features her interview with David.

“Like, I feel like I want to be like Goldie [Hawn] and Kurt [Russel]. Like, look at how long they’ve been together. And they’re so happy and in love.” Continuing, she said, “Or, look at Oprah and Stedman. And, like, all of them are doing so well. And I swear all of the people that have gotten married after they’ve been together for so long. Like they ended up getting divorced!”

The news she shared for the couple was devastating, as it broke their hearts. The family is going through a challenging time, so we want to express our condolences. We will keep you updated on more news about celebrities shortly.

Abhilasha Shreshthi
Passionate writer on various topics from lifestyle to technology and everything in between. I have been blogging for seven years now, and when I'm not typing away on my laptop, I can be found singing, reading or cooking.


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