Slade Smiley is American reality television, businessman, and host. He came into prominence for his appearance in the Bravo TV’s reality show ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’. Also, for his appearance in the television program ‘Date My Ex: Jo and Slade’ with his ex-fiance De La Rosa. The couple was engaged during the show, however, they called it off in 2007.
Prior to his career in entertainment, he was a passionate cyclist and had trained with the US National Cycling Team. Then, he moved to California and led him to join the modeling career appearing in a top brand like Volkswagon and Adidas. As of now, he is famous for his relationship with the reality star Gretchen Rossi and has engaged for a long time. Let us scroll below to know more of his details.
Caption: The reality television personality Slade with wife Gretchen Rossi.
Slade Smiley: Bio, Family, Career
Rossi’s fiance was born on 29 September 1973 in Oakland, California but raised in Alaska. He is the son of his mother Elizabeth Larson-Smiley but no information on his father. He has also not provided information on his siblings. Regarding his education, he completed high school in his hometown and became interested in music from the age of 13. Further, he joined a local choir in Anchorage and has participated in local music productions.
Moreover, he attended the University of Alaska, as well as California State University, and graduated from the university. During his university days, he had a passion for cycling which led him to train with the U.S. National Cycling Team. Also, he competed professionally and also got the opportunity to attend the Tour de France in 2003 over his participation in the decade.
Later, he located to California where he started his modeling career. Thereafter, he worked in a bunch of popular commercials including Volkswagon, Adidas, and Milk. In addition, he had also launched a radio show ‘Radio Slade’ in 2012 on Southern California’s playlist 92.7 FM. However, he came to the highlight for his appearance in the Bravo TV series ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ along with his ex-girlfriend Jo De La Rosa.
Slade Smiley: Personal Life & Wife
Smiley is not single at the moment as well as not married yet. He is currently engaged to his longtime girlfriend Gretchen Rossi. Rossi is also a famous reality television star who started to date Slade in February 2009. However, this is not the first relationship of both the couple. Previously, Gretchen was married to her ex-husband who died before months she started to date the reality star.
Furthermore, the couple was in the news for their IVF struggle for years. Slade even reversed his vasectomy in 2015 but had developed many complications. In spite of that, they welcomed their first daughter Skylar Grey in May 2019. On the other hand, he has two sons: Grayson and Gavin from his ex-girlfriend Michelle Arroyo. He was also involved in the accusation of neglecting the child-support.
In 2012, His ex-partner Michelle accused him of not paying child support. Further, in a video, he claims to have a debt collector of over $160,000 and ignoring his sick son. According to sources, police arrested him on an outstanding warrant for civil contempt and allegedly falling behind on his child-support payments. He later released on a $10,000 bail. He was also engaged to the RHOC star De La Rosa but broke after a while.
Caption: Slade Smiley and wife Gretchen Rossi
Source: Bravo TV
Slade Smiley: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The reality television personality has been making a good amount of money from his career. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at around $500 thousand. In addition, his partner Gretchen has an estimated net worth of $4 million from her former real estate agent and a reality TV star.
He is highly active over different social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. On Instagram, he goes by the verified handle @sladesmileyofficial with more than 35.1k followers. He has a verified Twitter account @SladeSmiley with 49.5k followers.
Slade Smiley: Body Measurements
The famous person has an athletic body structure that stands to a tall height of around 6 feet 2 inches or 1.87 meters. His body weighs around 80 kg with unknown body measurements. Further, he has brown hair and green eyes.