Name: Gretchen Christine Forward
Born: October 30, 1978
Occupation: Television personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Gretchen Rossi was born on October 30, 1978 in the state of Michigan. She is the daughter of Brenda Forward and Scott Forward. Gretcha has two siblings: Nicole and Ethan. The family raised Gretchen in La Cresenta, California.
Gretchen attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She studied psychiatry, but after following her post-secondary studies, she decided to enter into the real estate industry. Gretchen quit the business soon afterwards to look after her ill fiancee.
Gretchen was engaged to Jeff Beitzel. Unfortunately, before they could get married, he passed away from leukemia. Since his death, Gretchen has been looking after his children full-time. His death has prompted her to work with an array of charities that are involved in curing leukemia and lymphoma. Today, Gretchen lives with her actor husband, Slade Smiley, in her Costa Mesa, California residence.
Described as the “quintessential blonde bombshell,” Gretchen rose to national prominence when she became a reality television star. Bravo network approached Gretchen to become a main cast member in the hit reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” Gretchen became a main facet of the show beginning in the fourth season. She left after the eighth season. Gretchen has made appearances on the show’s cousin, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Over the past couple of years, Gretchen has landed parts in such media projects as “Lord of the Freaks,” “Rally On,” “Mia Mundo” and “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.” She has even made guest appearances on “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”
Simply put: Gretchen has kept herself busy in recent months.
Gretchen has gone beyond the entertainment industry and has used her name to enter the fashion world. She is currently selling a fashion line of handbags, purses, cosmetics and much more. Gretchen has also hinted that she may be in the midst of writing a tell-all book (2015). What the contents of the book may be is currently unknown.
We estimate that Gretchen Rossi’s net worth is $3 million (2015).
So how much is $3 million really?
$3 million may seem like a lot, but it pales in comparison to Gretchen’s RHOC co-stars. For instance, Vicki Gunvalson’s net worth is $7 million, while Heather Dubrow’s net worth is pegged at $30 million.
$3 million could buy you an ultra expensive shopping spree for the Gretchen Rossi line. $3 million could also buy you tens of thousands of copies of seasons four to eight of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”