Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley Reveal Their Baby Girl's Name

Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley Reveal Their Baby Girl's Name

The RHOC alums, who are expecting their first child together in July, chose the moniker for a heartwarming reason.

By Hannah Fusaro
Gretchen Rossi, Slade Smiley

Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley have some more exciting news to share about their pregnancy.

The Real Housewives of Orange County alums, who are welcoming their first child together, a girl, in July, revealed their baby's name exclusively to Access: Skylar Gray.

The moniker pays tribute to Slade's son from a previous relationship, Grayson, who is still fighting a battle with brain cancer after being diagnosed in 2006. Slade also has another son, Gavin, who is engaged.

“[Grayson] has been this angel on earth, and he is just this unbreakable, amazing, little man,” Gretchen told Access.

It has been a long road to parenthood for Gretchen and Slade. The couple started IVF four years ago but lost 14 embryos after the first round. Slade also underwent a reverse vasectomy. After an embryo was able to be implanted, the couple announced the pregnancy in December and revealed that they would be welcoming a baby girl during an epic gender reveal party in February.

Gretchen also revealed to Access that their daughter is already a fighter. She shared, “What a lot of people don’t know about our embryo, and now our Skylar Gray, is that she actually self-corrected herself in the embryonic state. She went from two cells to five cells, and normally when it goes from two to five cells it’s not a genetically sound embryo … but she literally pushed that cell aside and went back to four and self-corrected herself.”

 

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