Explore Slade Smiley's Net Worth, Job And Lifestyle. A Look Into His Relationship and Personal Life

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Slade Smiley with daughter Skylar Gray
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Slade Smiley is an American actor, host, and reality television personality. He is best known for his appearance in The Real Housewives Of Orange County. Slade is the proprietor of a radio station called "Radio Slide" (92.7). The actor found his passion for entertainment in his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska.

Actor Slade Smiley

What is Slade Smiley's Wiki? Explore Early Life, Age, And Ethnicity

Slade Smiley is a 46-year-old actor born on October 29, 1973, in Oakland, California, USA. His zodiac sign is a Scorpio. Smiley's nationality is American, his ethnicity is Caucasian and he follows Christianity. Slade's mother's name is Elizabeth Larson but the name of his father isn't known. Likewise, not much is learned about the actor's siblings. Smiley grew up with his parents in Anchorage, Alaska.

The RHOC actor began playing in a local choir at the age of 13 and was involved in high school and college acting classes and music production. Slade earned a degree in Sports Medicine Residency Program from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and subsequently graduated from California State University Long Beach in International Business.

Professional Life

Slade Smiley is an actor. From 1990 to 2000, Smiley was a professional cyclist. He is a trained national cyclist from U.S. National Cycling Team in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center. Additionally, Mr. Slade also partook in the 1993 Tour de France.

Slade Smiley commenced his career in modeling in the year 1993, starring in television commercials for well-known brands such as Adidas, Gillette, and Volkswagen. Finally, in 2000 he founded Grayson Entertainment. The company is involved in the production of movies and television.

In 2005, Slade was in the spotlight following his relationship with his then-fiancé, Joe de La Rosa. The duo was cast in the first season of Bravo Tv's The Real Housewives Of Orange County. Eventually, the couple split as they couldn't work things out between them. Nonetheless, they remained on good terms and even appeared together in the spin-off series "Date My Ex".

Slade Smiley with ex-girlfriend and RHOC star Jo De La Rosa

Then, in 2012, he made the radio show "Radio Slade" on the 92.7 FM playlist in Southern California. The show was about afternoon drive times, pop cultures, and music shows. Similarly, he and his fiancée Gretchen Rossi teamed up with BioReigns to launch three CBD products; a soothing tincture used to promote metabolism.

After leaving the RHOC in 2013, Smiley has appeared on television shows such as Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, The Doctors, and TMI Hollywood. He also played the role of Bartholomew Fly in the history channel's historical drama miniseries Texas Rising in 2015.

Who Is Slade Smiley's Wife Gretchen Rossi?

Slade is engaged to American reality star Gretchen Rossi who was one of the stars of the series The Real Housewives Of Orange County. Smiley started to date his wife Gretchen in February 2009 after they met in Season 5 of RHOC. After 4 years of being in a relationship, the duo got engaged in 2013.

9 years after their engagement, there still isn't any update about their marriage. It seems getting married isn't on top of their priority list right now. They have been happily engaged for nearly 9 years, and have been together for almost 13 years now! Although, Gretchen did mention she would love to get married to Slade. She revealed that the duo already calls each other husband and wife, and the only thing missing was the legal papers.

Being together for more than a decade is already a testament to their strong and loving relationship. Slade also has a daughter with Gretchen, Skylar Gray. In 2015, Gretchen enrolled in the in vitro fertilization program and later announced on December 17, 2018, that they were expecting a baby. In February 2019, Slade and Gretchen threw a lavish party to reveal their child's gender as well as their name.

The party was dedicated to Slade's son Grayson, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2006.

Slade Smiley's Ex-Wife Michelle Arroyo And Their Sons

The reality star has two sons with his ex-wife; Gavin Smiley, who is the elder, and Grayson Smiley. Their youngest son was born on May 16, 2000. At a very young age, Slade's son Grayson was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Simultaneously, he had to go through numerous chemotherapy procedures as doctors suggested surgery wouldn't be suffice. Grayson spent most of his childhood in and out of hospitals doing various treatments.

 Grayson Smiley with his mother Michelle Arroyo

 In the fall of 2011, Slade Smiley and his new girlfriend Gretchen Rossi organized a fundraising program in honor of his son who had undergone brain surgery seven times but never recovered from the tumor. Today Grayson is 21 years old and his mother Michelle has opened a website that shares Grayson's medical journey.

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What Does Slade Smiley Do For A Living? Explore His Job And Lifestyle

Looking into Slade Smiley's LinkedIn profile, we can see the actor has been the president of Grayson Entertainment since 2000, almost 22 years now! Grayson Enterprises, named after his son, has been involved in productions of The Real Housewives, "Face the Truth" for CBS Television, "Rally on" for the Speed Channel, "Kendra on Top", "TMI Rules", "Home & Family", etc. Their impending projects comprise "The Fame Game", "Hollywood Pool Boys", "The Liberace Chronicles", etc.

Slade Smiley and fiancee Gretchen Rossi pose with daughter Skylar Gray

On his Twitter bio, Slade has mentioned that he is the founder of BioReigns. The organization is committed to continuously delivering ingenious products created to manage today’s common health and wellness pitfalls. 

Per the court papers received by Radar, Slade asserted that his monthly earnings in 2010 were $416 a month, and in 2009 had no income at all. In 2018, reports said he worked for a firm in the security area and served on the boards of two different companies.

However, in February, Radar briefed that Slade was unemployed and yet to find work. The report also mentioned that Smiley owed $130K in debt. Further, it was reported that he was seeking to have his monthly child support payments to his son’s mother Michelle Arroyo decreased from $3500.

Net Worth And Social Media

Slade Smiley's net worth is estimated to be around $500 thousand. The actor has earned hid due to his appearance in the reality tv show RHOC including other business ventures.

Talking about social media, Slade is available on Instagram where he has 37K followers, on Facebook he has 116 followers, and 500+ connections on his LinkedIn profile. Likewise, Slade is also in on Twitter where he has 47K followers, although the profile has been kept private.