Gretchen Rossi

What has Gretchen been up to since OC's explosive reunion show? Bravo's most controversial Housewife talks.

on Apr 22, 20090

After Gumball I am planning on heading out to the Indy 500 on May 24th for additional fundraising in honor of Jeff by spending time in one of his favorite places...Indianapolis. Check back at my website for the latest details on this event - you don't want to miss it.

I will be ending my campaign on June 5th with a big Gala for all the hard work all the candidates have done throughout the last ten weeks! I look forward to continuing in the fight against cancer way past June 5th!

Be sure to visit my LLS website for more information on all these events and to donate! www.lls.org/ociegrossi or go to my website www.gretchenrossi.com.

I have so many other excited adventures to share with all of you. I am working on my makeup line with my makeup artist as we speak! I have always had a passion for makeup! I am also working on bringing my fans my beauty secrets - from hair, to clothes, to exercise and facial products. I have had an overwhelming response from fans since doing only one season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and I am listening to all your requests and questions! Therefore I am in the process of launching a whole new web site! The site will be very interactive and a place where you can come inside my world! I hope you enjoy it! I am very excited about it all.

490 comments
Viewer7777
Viewer7777

Gretchen,

You are the hottest housewife! You have the most amazing hair, a really fun personality and you seem like a genuinely nice person! I do believe that you loved Jeff and I think Tamra and Vicki were just jealous of how differently he treated you, as I think their relationships had gone a bit sour! I would so love to spend a day with all of you just to see what it is really like?! Hold your head up high and live your life for you and how Jeff would have wanted you to live!

Lots of love! Chloe, England! xoxo

Derailedpoet
Derailedpoet

Gretchen you are my favorite housewife. I could be friends with you (Lynne and Jeana) in real life. The rest are stuck up bitches. I just wanted to say that with all that you have been through, you deserve a good life. All the best Sweets! Janet from TX xxx

cooperjames
cooperjames

This is a wonderful opinion. The things mentioned are Great and needs to be appreciated by everyone. 1st first

Rhonda R. Canada
Rhonda R. Canada

Hey Gretchen, I think you're wonderful!!! You don't take any crap and you speak your mind. Your beauty, personality and you like to live life to the fullest, it's no wonder there are haters. I think it was terrible that some of the Housewives didn't approve of you taking a break from being (for a better word) a round the clock Nurse to Jeff. It sounds that Jeff was a wonderful person and he wanted you to have fun and find happiness wshen he passed.

I have a question: "Do the Housewives get paid for the episodes that they take part in since the Show is such a hit?" If not, I think you guys should. I have to have my daily fix of watching you girls or watch out if I don't. Love you guys!!!!

Amanda21
Amanda21

You are my favorite housewife Gretchen! You are young, beautiful, and intelligent. You have such a huge heart. I see the caregiver in you. I don't know you personally but I see the caregiver in you. You need a man who can take care of you and not the other way around. When you have a such a giving heart as you do, the takers will be attracted to that. I wish you only the best. You have such a beautiful soul.

Viewer from Nova Scotia, Canada
Viewer from Nova Scotia, Canada

Love the show but especially love you...you have fun and have class as well. So sorry for your loss last year. I wish only good things for you. You really know how to "handle' those other OC wives. As they say in New Zealand " Keep yer pecker up" . (and they 'do' say it- it simply means " have a great day/life") You may use that on the show if you want to . Luv n' stuff Carol

Lisa Wilburn
Lisa Wilburn

Gretchen you are my favorite OC housewife. You are so funny! I just want to tell you to follow your dreams and don't give up. Things will get better. Its hard to lose a loved one, I lost my father 3 1/2 years ago and I still have days where I just cry and can't believe he is gone. It is really hard for me to talk about without crying. But just keep your head up and take care.

Hannah S
Hannah S

Gretchen, Well I've finished watching both reunion specials. I'm proud of how you handled those females! You could tell you were more comfortable with yourself this year. You handled those witches Vicki and Tamra so well. For your sake I hope Vicki is gone next season. I don't count on it as the money is SO important to her and I can't see her giving it up even though she works so hard for her money! She will never accept responsibility for anything she has done and she just needs to move on!

Good luck this year I know you love Slade very much, but I've been divorced twice and I can say from experience be careful and don't ignore things that later you realize weren't right. For instance on my first date with my ex-husband and the father of my children he drank an entire pitcher of beer himself. Looking back later, I realized that was the first time I should have realized he was an alcoholic. Just be aware and careful!

Sheila Mastrofrancesco Michigan
Sheila Mastrofrancesco Michigan

I seriously think there is absolutly nothing with what Gretchen does ever. She is genuine and has way more class than all them ladies.. I love Gretchen . I could not stand Jo .. Especially when she reverted to her two year old state when she was with slade.. Oh God that made me want to puke when I would hear her voice play Baby with him.Her baby squel just to get her way and use him.. She Used him big time and I felt so sorry for him. Im so glad Gretchen and Him found each other they deserve to be happy and they are both good hearted genuine people.. Sheila Mastrofrancesco from Michigan

msylvester227
msylvester227

I hope that the girls have seen and should know by now that Gretchen can take care of herself. She may have some blond issues. I think some of those are not real though. Gretchen is really a smart gal. She not only can stand up to everything that is thrown at her she deals with it really well. I like her!

Nalani
Nalani

I have really enjoyed watching the show and the way you handle yourself with these woman. I really admire you and your skills. You show much more class than most. You seem to be a very kind and loving woman and some of the house wives could learn a thing or two from you....the youngest........isn't it IRONIC? It is never easy when you lose a loved one and it must of been difficult going through the emotions on TV. I will say that the negative "actions" given by Tamra and Vikki were shamefull! Shame on them! Obviously they aren't considered friends because that's not how "friends" treat friends! All because you're young, beautiful and smart! Lot's to be jealous of girl! You keep your head up and God bless you.

ViewerKQren
ViewerKQren

i am your biggest fan! i think you have a big heart and mean well...you ans jeff's relationship was your relationship and YOU have 2 be okay with whatever it was! i think you have great instincts so your thoughts about Tamra is on the money, so leave the trash in the garbage, and even though i do like Vicky, you need to stop allowing her to question you like you are Breana! BUT, do listen because these women know Slade a lot longer than you!...i am actually praying that he is not as simple as he seems on tv and he can and will make a living for the both of you, AND HIS KIDS! luv ya Gretch, and hold on to your sweet, but tough out-look on life.

twinkie2010
twinkie2010

Finally, you make sense marrying Slade would have been a huge mistake. Thanks.

Midwestern Wife
Midwestern Wife

Gretchen, YOU ROCK! Love you and you just keep being yourself.

Tiffaney Harrison
Tiffaney Harrison

I must say that watching television series is not a regular part of my life....until now...As I was flipping through channels a while back I was intrigued by the show. I have since watched every segment and show I could get a hold to..WOW!!!! At 1st I wasn't sure about you, but now I am like OMG....you are true blue and the real deal...I love you and Alexis!!! Ughh Vicki is such a HUGE fake awful person. Well Kudos to you and thanks for staying true to yourself and for not selling yourself out just to be "ACCEPTED or LIKED" among the others.

Jenny-Mi
Jenny-Mi

please dont quite your daytime job. your music sucks

Sarah Ann
Sarah Ann

on a side note, i think slade should shave his beard, not that its any of my business really.. bahdahbmpt...

monique Dais
monique Dais

Hello Gretchen, I think you are the most sincere OC housewife. You bring compassion and beauty the show. Unlike the rest of the wives you are REAL. What you see is what you get. And I love that about you. Keep up the good work.

MLeonard
MLeonard

Gretchen, I just want to say your amazing. I live a fabulous life. But unfortunately I live in a small town, so I dont get the "housewife label". Dont get me wrong I would love it! Anyways I was contemplating on the explosion between you and Lynn. I love Lynn, but I dont feel you were wrong. I have two daughters and three step daughters. I always have time but it gets hectic. I would love for one of my friends tell them that if they need to talk they are there. I feel that is what true friends do. Your the best!

Kim d
Kim d

I love your dogs!!!! I have three like yours and yes I dress mine up too. They have winter coats so when they go outside they are warm. I am glad to see how good you take care of your dogs and yes they do need a lifejacket for their safety. Some dogs can't swim, I know I have one. Nice to see someone on TV who shows how important their animals are to them.

Dream
Dream

Hi! Gretchen~I lost the love of my life Robert, on June 10, 2007. We had just moved to Cordova ( 20 miles east of Memphis,TN )on May 1, 2006. My Robert was 12 years older than I was so I got all the same crap you did about Jeff, from friends and family. Robert was my soulmate and I miss him terribly.Robert died in my arms of a massive coronary and was taken away from me in the blink of an eye. He died in the home he made for us. His family never accepted me.I still don`t know if he was cremated or buried. I am still so lost w/o him.... Basically I just wanted to tell you I think you have such a pure heart...And? you are a breath of fresh air on the show. May many blessings be bestowed upon you, your family and all those that love you~

Bright blessings, love and light, always~ Dream

Dream
Dream

Hi! Gretchen~I lost the love of my life Robert, on June 10, 2007. We had just moved to Cordova ( 20 miles east of Memphis,TN )on May 1, 2006. My Robert was 12 years older than I was so I got all the same crap you did about Jeff, from friends and family. Robert was my soulmate and I miss him terribly.Robert died in my arms of a massive coronary and was taken away from me in the blink of an eye. He died in the home he made for us. His family never accepted me.I still don`t know if he was cremated or buried. I am still so lost w/o him.... Basically I just wanted to tell you I think you have such a pure heart...And? you are a breath of fresh air on the show. May many blessings be bestowed upon you, your family and all those that love you~

Bright blessings, love and light, always~ Dream

Vegas hottie
Vegas hottie

You have impressed the sh*t outa me! I commend you on all you charity work & the song.. Look the ATL may need you to visit more, Rock it out girl! Each episode is getting harder to watch Because I feel you are my Thursday night hook-up! lol Bravo is on my dvr always! I have a great feeling that your work is all done with the best intentions. All ideas don't always pan out but it's so fun trying! I would love to see you get involved with Cyber crime... Texting is hurtful, or a spokes woman for all teens' ideas. Not that you look childish but your features are friendly and easily inviting. This has effected you badly too but you have overcome! This story is 1 for the woman to learn from forever. Each day a girl is mangled emotionally by something on the intranet. As graphic artist I've been imagining a cyber crime investagator and this is a fun way to sit by the computer til that job is created (lol) This can be a venture not yet heard of but you'd be a great insipation for all of us woman who have been preyed on though our pda's, pc's, bbm's, mac's, iphone's, (i.e.)disruptive! Sorry for rambling... I can't wait to...WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!

fan from NYC
fan from NYC

Gretchen ... you are the smartest housewife since the one who left the show because she married rich...what's her name?

Anyway, you don't get the credit that's due to you. But I watch and see you kick back and let the other girls destroy each other. It's genius. Sure you get your digs in, but you know how to keep the heat off you. We can all see that those women are back stabbing wackadoos with NO loyalty to anyone. You, on the other hand, are out for yourself and you don't pretend otherwise.

Well played girl - and good luck with the make up line!

lindsey mercer
lindsey mercer

hey gretchen, i love you soo much girl. im 13 years old and love watching your show. i would like to say that i would absulutely love to come visit you!!!!!!!!!!! i think it would be awesome to fly out and stay with you for a week. we could go shopping and i want my hair done!!!!!!!! we could have lunch with the other house wifes and visit them as well. my family is about to move away from all my friends and everything ive ever known. its so depressing, so i think it would be cool to do something fun before i move it would help me not to be sad!!!! so please write back, im dieing to visit and have fun with you!!! even if i cant come visit you at least write back!!!!!!!!

charlene lawshea
charlene lawshea

Hi Gretchen, I just wont to say that im so happy for you and iam so glad that Slade came into yout life. You are a very special person and do let know one take that from you. Things are going to work out for you and Slade, you'll see syay sweet.

Orange Co. FL House Wife
Orange Co. FL House Wife

Hi Gertchen, I just wanted to stop by and let you know, my bestfriend and I love you! We often joke about wishing we had "A Gretchen" when we were teenagers and young adults! I wish the cast had more respect for you, not only as a woman but also as a friend! Lots of love, Orange Co. FL House Wife.

Bela
Bela

You are great!!

Kandi
Kandi

You seem to have such a zest for life & I'm sure that's why Jeff loved you. You seem like a very fun & outgoing person. Sometimes other women can't handle that because they are not getting as much attention or aren't as fun loving. Tamra is a perfect example. The only time she got attention on the show was when she was stirring up trouble, usually involving you. She was borderline obsessed with you & your life. She was so judgemental, why did she care so much about your life, while hers wasn't fairing so well? Also I'm really not sure why any of them cared about your relationship with Slade so much? People have a hard time minding their business, I guess. Now the Lynn situation...that was touchy. No mother wants to hear that she isn't raising her children well. Not that you said that, that's just how most moms would take it. I don't believe that you meant any harm though. Stay positive & outgoing! Haters gonna hate, that's just what they do.

Kellie Gonzalez
Kellie Gonzalez

Gretchen,

You are so beautiful and I saw such a peace on your face when you were with Jeff. You are not quite as happy as you once were. You are trying but I do think there is a void that will never be filled in your heart. I want to say I am proud of you for starting your makeup line. I wish you all the best. I want to extend my services to you as a packaing professional in the industry for 15 years. Please e-mail me and I will explain what I feel you can do with your packaging and your makeup line to get awareness of Jeff's struggle and his disease out to the world. God Bless you and yours Gretchen Gretchen.

Ashley, Indiana
Ashley, Indiana

Hey girl I know what you were trying to do with alexa and you did the right thing. There obvioulsy was some serious problems with her this seasto her on. She says herself her mom wasn't listening to her and then goes right back on it to her mom. She is so messed up in some scenes this season I think she should have been admitted somewhere, she leaves and comes back in diffrent clothes and is so f'ed up but then she is offended at you trying to give her daughter advice? She needs all the help she can get obviously.

Heather R.
Heather R.

You have such a great attitude and ora about you. You are such a giving and caring person and that is a really special trait to have.I really would love to share something with you that you would be interested in. My goal is to help as many people as possible and create a better, healthier america one person at a time. Have a blessed day! :)

o.c. lover
o.c. lover

gretchen you are my favorite housewife i am so happy you found slade after jeff died you look very happy with him! i am sure no i am positive jeff brought slade into your life i bet he is smilling up in heaven just watching you and slade and just so happy it was so nice to be able to talk to you!!! ps.i loooooooove your bike i want one just like it. it lookes sooooo fun!!!

krock, Northern Cali
krock, Northern Cali

Hey girly..I just wanted to say something...I think you had every good intentions to try and let Alexa know that you were there if she needed it. I see nothing wrong with what you did. I never told my mom the truth until I was 21 yrs old. I think you were totally good having that conversation with her...you were just trying to lend a ear if she needed it. Just keep on going forward in life like you are...The best of luck to you....

Angelia Marlowe
Angelia Marlowe

I admire you trying to reach out to Alexa.She is heading for a tough life if she doesn't gain some respect for her parents and herself.I love watching HW OF Orange county! You seem like you would be a great friend to have.I hope this year will be a great one for you.I would like to see you and Vicky to become closer friends.Watching you two,Your personalities are really a lot alike.

JMarie
JMarie

Gretchen I think u r great and a real down to earth real person. I love your honesty and your spirit. I wish I had a friend/role model like you when I was growing up.

maricela
maricela

i know you mean well in helping friends in time of need but people dont see it as good gesture.they see take it offensive you a down to earth person. keep on going with smiles.

solareclipse
solareclipse

love the red dress you always look good in anything you wear! but just let go of the tequila!

tammey
tammey

U got girl!!! Ride that Harley DELUX!! Most women wanna ride a motorcycle but they way over think it. As sad as it is, life goes on. And right now it is about what you need. And Slade gives you the space you need. Cause I think he truely cares about you and he don't ask for to much. it is what it is. And his Xjoe??? only thought about herself. So rock his world!!! U R a DOLL!!!

goldie
goldie

what kind of hot rollers do you use i saw many kinds online but not like yours

Jessi Lee
Jessi Lee

Hi Sweetie, I know just how you feel about the one you love. My whole family put me on the hot seat when I married a younger man, but he is the first man that has known my heart so you and slade are good and tell anyone that doesnt have nice things to say about you and your loved ones can "suck it" besides their just envious of your inner beauty!!! You go girl!

terrileigh
terrileigh

Gretchen, you are beautiful and the others are just jealous. Continue to be true to YOU!!! Mistakes in your past? of course, who has not but you admit mistakes and try to stay positive and learn from the past and move forward. I don't know if Slade is a rebound relationship or not but you are with him now and if ya'll are happy together and enjoy being together then I wish you love, health, wealth and peace. Don't let the other's being insecure and jealous dim your light. Here's a good quote that is fitting for you: It is know of your business what someone else's opinion of you is. Also, those that anger you, control you so keep smiling and enjoying life and don't allow anyone to dim your glow!!!

Erin S
Erin S

Gretchen,

Please please don't get a boob job!! I have "petite breasts" and I love seeing that you haven't gone under the knife! I have struggled with the decision to get breast implants and when I saw you I thought "look at her, she's awesome just the way she is, why should I worry about my chest size??" I really LOVE the fact that you have remained natural and it makes me feel better about myself too! :-)

vm
vm

Gretchen Gretchen Gretchen, how did you managed to record a CD!! MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN TAKEN VOICE LESSONS FOR 8 YEARS AND ATTENDING UNIVERSITY MAJORING IN MUSIC ... would you be able to give me some advise as to who to contact...?...

nena22
nena22

Gretchen you are amazing. Where did you get the grey dress you wore on Andys show Watch What Happens?

nena22
nena22

Gretchen I think your amazing. so funny and super pretty! You have such a great style. Where did you get your dress you were wearing on Andys show Watch What Happens The grey dress.... super cute!!

 Faithful Viewer
Faithful Viewer

U go girl....... Alway's FLY ABOVE drama don't give her or anyone any time in your world it's okay to loose some friends that means there more on the way...

MZSIMMONS
MZSIMMONS

Gretchen, I personally think you are a beautiful woman. My thing is this, whatever you do is your business. Why can't a person just worry about whats going on with them instead of what you are doing. Ok, you loved Jeff, and obviously he loved you to. Whatever he wanted to do for you was his choice. I seen the way you interacted with his kids, they seemed to think you were worthy of there dad's love and thats all that matters girl. Screw what the next bitch thinks. Keep doing you, forget the drama, and stay the beautiful bombshell that you are. I hope many blessings to come for you and your hunny in the future. I liked you since you came on the show. And I dont give a damn what you do, imma still like you. Shit, who's perfect......uhmmmmmmmm, no one. Muahhhhhh!!!!!!!

trishquiroz
trishquiroz

Hi Gretchen, it was so nice of you to offer an advise to Lyn's daughter, shows how much you care for a friend, sadly she took it the wrong way, you don't need to be a mom to give an advise, just like i don't need to be a politician to give my opinion, you did good and hope you guys work out that friendship..a friend is not the one who tell you all the time " yes you right, your the best, oh my god everyone else is wrong but you..blah, blah" a friend is the one that speaks her heart even if sometimes truth hurts..be the way you are , look inside of you and let that wonderful heart speak out , wish you the best