Gretchen Rossi Welcomes Miracle First Child With Fiancé Slade Smiley After Infertility Struggle
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi has welcomed her first child with fiancé, Slade Smiley .
After enduring a severe struggle with infertility, Rossi and Slade are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. A rep for the reality TV star confirmed the joyous news to US Weekly .
"Skylar Grey is here. They are doing well. They went in about 9 a.m. for a C-section at a hospital in Orange Country," Rossi's rep shared with the weekly magazine.
Little Skylar is the first child for 40-year-old Rossi. She is the third child but first daughter for 45-year-old Smiley, who is also a father to sons Gavin and Grayson from a previous relationship.
The proud parents have yet to share the news or pictures of their baby girl on social media. However, Rossi is all about keeping her fans informed, so fans should be on the lookout for her first post about baby Skylar.
Last December on an episode of The Doctors Rossi and Smiley shared they were expecting a child together.
"These symptoms, I gotta tell you. Man, like I swear, they lie to you about morning sickness. It's all-day sickness," the RHOC alum expressed on the show.
Their happy news came after years of being in the midst of an in vitro fertilization journey. In February 2018, Rossi got real about her struggle to get pregnant, even with the help of IVF.
"Physically it was difficult on my body," Rossi told Us at the time. "It's funny because when you get pregnant, and you gain weight, it feels worth it because, at the end, you have a baby. But when I went through IVF, I gained 10 pounds within three weeks, and I've never done that before in my life. I got cellulite in places that I've never had cellulite before," she admitted.
Last summer Rossi and Smiley were both hopeful the problematic journey, mostly for her, would result in the baby they both so desperately desired.
"It's hard. It's a very arduous, hard thing to go through. I'm so thankful I have an amazing partner to go through it with. We are pushing through it, and hopefully we will have an announcement that we are pregnant," Rossi shared with US Weekly .
Their hopes and dreams have finally come true. Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley are now the parents to a baby girl, Skylar. Congrats to the proud parents!