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Gretchen Rossi Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Gretchen Rossi Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 60 kg
Date of Birth October 30, 1977
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Boyfriend Slade Smiley

Gretchen Rossi is an American TV personality, actress, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, best known for her appearance on the reality-TV series The Real Housewives of Orange County between 2008 and 2017. She has also appeared in TV series such as Gumball 3000 (2009), Rally On (2012), Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (2014), Watch What Happens: Live (2010-2018), Celebrity Page (2015-2018), and The Doctors (2014-2019). As an actress, she had a role of Debrahlee in an episode of the TV series Mia Mundo (2012) and played various roles in an episode of TMI Hollywood TV series in 2015. As a fashion designer, Gretchen has created her own lines of handbags, luggage, accessories, as well as beauty collections of nail polish and other cosmetics. Gretchen has also amassed a large fanbase online, consisting of more than 800k followers on Instagram, more than 800k followers on Facebook, and more than 700k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Gretchen Christine Forward

Nick Name


Gretchen Rossi in an Instagram selfie as seen in April 2019
Gretchen Rossi in an Instagram selfie as seen in April 2019 (Gretchen Rossi / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Michigan, United States


  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Orange County, California, United States





Gretchen Rossi attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, United States, where she studied psychiatry.


TV Personality, Actress, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur


  • Father – Scott Forward
  • Mother – Brenda Forward
  • Siblings – Ethan Forward (Brother), Nicole Forward (Sister)


Gretchen Rossi is represented by –

  • International Talent Agency (ITA) (Talent Agent) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • Model Management Group (MMG) (Talent Agent Personal Appearance) in New York City, New York, United States




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


60 kg or 132 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Gretchen Rossi has dated –

  1. Jay Photoglou – She dated entrepreneur Jay Photoglou in the past. Jay accused her of cheating on Jeffrey, which became known to her during her appearance on The Real Housewives of Orange County reality-TV series. This forced Gretchen to file a defamation suit against Jay in 2010 because he tried to ruin her reputation, and the judge ultimately gave her a $500k reward in damages. Jay filed bankruptcy to try and prevent paying, but the judge changed his decision to interest-based payment, which meant he would pay more than $800k to Gretchen over a period of 5 years.
  2. Christopher Rossi (2003-2007) – Gretchen began dating Christopher in 2003, and in January 2004, the pair got married. When allegations appeared that Chris cheated on her, Chris’s close friends claimed this was not true, and that it was Gretchen that cheated with a neighbor, while he still wanted to give their marriage a chance. It was Gretchen who filed for divorce in 2007 because she already began dating Jeffrey.
  3. Jeffrey Beitzel (2006-2008) – In January 2006, Gretchen began a relationship with businessman Jeffrey Beitzel and the two were also engaged at some point. Unfortunately, by September 2008, they already went their separate ways. Jeffrey later died from leukemia, a type of bone marrow and blood cancer, which upset Gretchen deeply.
  4. Slade Smiley (2009-Present) – She actually met actor Slade Smiley before she joined the cast of the reality-TV show, The Real Housewives of Orange County. Because he was a part of the show since 2006, it was Slade who recommended her for an interview with the producers in 2008, and Gretchen joined after she received encouragement from her then-fiancé Jeff. After she broke off the engagement to Jeff, she began dating Slade in 2009. In 2013, after 4 years of being together, the two got engaged. In 2015, Gretchen enrolled in an IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) program, and on December 17, 2018, the couple announced they managed to conceive through the treatment, and that they were expecting a child in July 2019. Gretchen added that their child was a fighter right from the get-go, because she “self-corrected herself in the embryonic state, going from 2 to 5 cells, which is not genetically sound, but then went back to 4.” Slade and Gretchen also organized a very lavish gender reveal party in February 2019, where they revealed their kid is a daughter. Following the party, the couple announced their daughter would be named Skylar Gray, in honor of Slade’s own son Grayson who was diagnosed with a brain tumor back in 2006 and was undergoing chemotherapy at that time. Using Instagram stories, the pair filmed their daughter’s nursery room, with both furniture and walls colored white, grey, and pink, already fully prepared for Skylar’s arrival to this world.
Gretchen Rossi in an Instagram post in May 2019
Gretchen Rossi in an Instagram post in May 2019 (Gretchen Rossi / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


She is of American descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Slim physique
  • Bright white teeth
  • Thin eyebrows

Brand Endorsements

In 2019, Gretchen Rossi has endorsed brands such as –

  • Cartel Flowers
  • Ice Age Glacial
  • Happy Jewelers
  • Forever Untamed
  • Maison De La Fork Bakery
  • Glamour Flower Boutique
  • NèBella Floral Concepts
  • Everything But Water
  • Kendra Scott Jewelry
  • Tory Sport
  • Hyatt Centric
  • Ray-Ban
  • Rachel Pally
  • Forever 21
  • JHENYA Westfield Topanga
  • House Of CB
  • White With Style
  • Murph Boutique
  • Lack of Color Hats
  • A Pea In The Pod
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • ShoeDazzle
  • Naked Wardrobe
  • bareMinerals
  • BaubleBar
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Slade Smiley CBD
  • Mystique Sandals & Handbags
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Glam Envy
  • Gucci
  • Walter Collection
  • Christian Louboutin
  • Amazon Fashion
  • Keren Elise Creative
  • VOLUSPA Candles
  • Twila True
  • Betsy & Adam Prom Dresses
  • Laylabelle Design
  • Simply Sweet LA
  • The Balloon Box
  • Mouse Graphics
  • Rosé Piscine
  • Care/of
  • Nordstrom
  • Badgley Mischka Shoes
  • Nine West
  • ALDO Shoes
  • BioReigns
  • Mayo Clinic
  • See’s Candies
  • Brax Jewelers
  • H&M
  • Sam Edelman Footwear

Gretchen has also supported organizations or charities such as –

  • The Bundle of Joy Fund
  • SoCal Reproductive Center
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • Stand Up To Cancer
  • Saddleback Church
Gretchen Rossi promoting White With Style in an Instagram post in March 2019
Gretchen Rossi promoting White With Style in an Instagram post in March 2019 (Gretchen Rossi / Instagram)



Best Known For

  • Appearing as herself on TV series The Real Housewives of Orange County (2008-2017), Rally On (2012), Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (2014), and The Doctors (2014-2019)
  • Having a large social media fanbase with more than 800k followers on Instagram and more than 800k followers on Facebook

First TV Show

Gretchen Rossi made her first TV show appearance as herself in an episode titled Are They for Real of the reality-TV series, The Real Housewives of Orange County in 2008.

Personal Trainer

Gretchen suffered from bulimia in the past, all in an effort to attain a perfect weight and be satisfied with her body. She found a perfect balance and stopped her obsession with food with the help of a workout routine and diet plan.

Gretchen Rossi Favorite Things

  • Vegan Fashion DesignerStella McCartney
  • Animal – Dog
  • Pattern – Floral
  • Plant – Flowers
  • Color – Pink
  • Quote – “Find something you truly love to do, and you’ll never work another day in your life.”

Source –, Instagram,

Gretchen Rossi as seen in March 2019
Gretchen Rossi as seen in March 2019 (Gretchen Rossi / Instagram)

Gretchen Rossi Facts

  1. When asked to describe herself in 3 words, she used grateful, loyal, and authentic.
  2. She follows a strict daily routine that lasts from 8 AM to 11 PM, by the time she’s already in bed and sleeping.
  3. Her parents are Gretchen’s biggest influence in life. In 2019, she said they were supposed to celebrate their 50th marriage anniversary in 2020.
  4. Her fiancé Slade Smiley underwent vasectomy after having kids from 2 marriages. He and Gretchen decided to have children naturally, which led to him getting a vasectomy reversal and them trying to get pregnant for around 18 months but failing.
  5. While trying to conceive via IVF total for the 1st time, Gretchen lost 14 embryos about 6 hours before they were even implanted in her, which left her depressed for a year and a half.
  6. Gretchen said that the process of IVF and trying to get pregnant is very arduous and nervewracking because they pumped her full of hormones.
  7. As a result of IVF treatment, Gretchen gained at least 10 lbs weight, and got cellulite all over her body, even though she never had it before.
  8. She has a dog named Remi in her residence in Orange County, California, United States. Gretchen said her dog provides invaluable aid when she’s in a bad mood and frustrated with something.
  9. Gretchen remained good friends with a lot of her The Real Housewives of Orange County co-stars and met other housewives from Miami, New Jersey, New York, and Atlanta.
  10. Despite not being vegan herself, due to her huge love for animals, her 2018 handbag collection had an option for faux vegan leather.
  11. Her grandmother died in April 2019, aged 93. Gretchen was heartbroken over the loss and regret that she wouldn’t able to witness her daughter’s birth and see her grow up.
  12. In February 2023, Gretchen announced that her stepson Grayson had passed away at the age of 22 after a battle with cancer.
  13. Visit her official website @

Featured Image by Gretchen Rossi / Instagram

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