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Gretchen Rossi
Born October 30, 1977 (1977-10-30) (age 43)
Place of Origin La Crescenta, California
Series The Real Housewives of Orange County
Season(s) 4-8

Gretchen Rossi was an OC housewife.

She made a considerable impression on viewers when she joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and exposed some of the most poignant and personal details of her life. A blond bombshell and the quintessential Orange County girl, Gretchen's outward beauty has always been obvious. These days she wants to prove that her beauty is not just skin deep, and admits she has made some mistakes this past year and regrets some of her decisions. Her fiancé, Jeff, lost his battle with Leukemia, and Gretchen has been fielding compromising rumors that questioned her very loyalty to him during his final months.

Gretchen grew up in La Cresenta, Calif. and attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she studied psychiatry. Following college, Gretchen went into the then-booming real estate industry, but quit working to take care of Jeff full-time. Jeff's kids are very grateful towards Gretchen for the time she spent taking care of their dad and fully support her moving on with her life. She is indeed starting to venture out on her own in many ways, developing a makeup line and also contributing her time towards charity work for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

Gretchen currently lives with boyfriend, Slade Smiley in her Costa Mesa, California home.

Rossi returned to the shows twelfth season in 2017 in a guest appearance. The tenth episode of the season "Loose Lips Sink Friendships" saw Rossi attend Vicki's birthday party with Slade where rumors of Tamra Judge's husband Eddie were brought to light.

As of 2019, Rossi and Smiley are expecting their first child due summer 2019.