‘RHOC’ Gretchen Rossi, Slade Smiley
Slammed for Capitalizing on Son’s Death
… Says Biological Mom
2/19/2023 12:50 AM PT
‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ alum Gretchen Rossi and her fiancé, Slade Smiley are getting dragged through the mud for paying tribute to Slade’s late son … because the biological mother claims Gretchen and Slade haven’t even been around for him in the last decade.
Slade’s ex, Michelle Arroyo tells TMZ … Gretchen’s recent social media posts about the loss of 22-year-old Grayson are disrespectful — saying the couple has “grossly misrepresented the true nature of their relationship with Grayson, which was virtually nonexistent.”
Grayson passed earlier this month after a long battle with brain cancer — something he fought since he was 6. Since his death, Gretchen’s been posting nonstop about how heartbroken she is, but Michelle is calling BS.
She tells us Gretchen and Slade haven’t made the effort in the past 10 years to see him … calling a so-called relationship “nonexistent.”
On top of that, Michelle, who has lost her home, business, and life savings while solely taking care of Grayson’s needs, says she can’t keep quiet any longer about Slade’s years of “inexcusable behavior and neglect,” adding Grayson desperately wanted a relationship with his dad.
Michelle adds she had to hire lawyers to get Slade to cough up his child support payments — claiming he still owes $152K in support, with his last payment coming in back in 2019.
Her family started a GoFundMe to help with the cost of a memorial to properly honor Greyson … as well as to cover the outstanding medical expenses half of which Slade is responsible for but has never paid.