"I ended up getting hooked up with the top agent in Newport Beach and worked my ass off 80 hours a week and I ended up doing really well. I loved it and it really brought in my background in my degree in Psychology from college, which seems weird, but it really did. You wear so many different hats in the industry and I really enjoyed it."Wearing many hats in the lucrative business, Rossi was able to use her Psychology degree to help her advance in the industry. At the of age 33, Housewives star Gretchen Rossi has experienced a divorce, the loss of a loved one and the growth of two businesses along with starring in The Real Housewives of Orange County. Her late husband Jeff Beitzel (c. 1954 - Sept. 13, 2008) was an engineer and businessman who was involved with real estate agent Gretchen Rossi at the time of his death. Jeff Beitzel's illness was witnessed by many on 'The Real Housewives of the O.C.' in which Gretchen starred. Although she claimed she did not receive millions of dollars from her significantly older husband, she actually did. Jeff's trust was amended a month before his death and Gretchen received 2.5 million dollars, a significant amount of that coming from his life insurance policy. Her current boyfriend, Slade Smiley is a jobless, former title executive who owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to his ex-girlfriend for their son who has cancer. He lives with Gretchen currently and the two are always seen together.
|Gretchen and her parents|
|Gretchen in a bikini|
|Gretchen and Slade|
|Gretchen's 16th birthday|
|Gretchen when she was younger|