Slade Smiley is an American television personality. Slade Smiley is a reality television personality and host. Likewise, he is popular for his role in television series including ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ and ‘Date My Ex: Jo and Slade’.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Slade Smiley was born on 29th October 1973 and is currently 47 years old. Being born in late October, he is a Scorpion by zodiac sign. Likewise, Slade was born in Oakland, California, United States of America, and holds American citizenship. Similarly, talking about her ethnicity and religion, he belongs to Caucasian ethnicity and follows Christianity.
Talking about her early childhood and family members, Slade has not given much about his family. He is the son of Elizabeth Larson Smiley but the name of his father is not available. Similarly, about his siblings, he is yet to reveal about his siblings. Likewise, Slade spent his early childhood days in Anchorage, Alaska. Moreover, ever since his early age, he was into the acting and the entertainment world.
He used to perform in the local choir at the age of 13. Followed by this, he even performed in dramas and musical performances in the school. Furthermore, talking about his educational qualification, Slade went to the University of Alaska and California State University. Likewise, he has a degree in International Business.
Slade is an American television personality by profession. However, initially, he started his career as a cyclist. He was in the U.S. National Cycling Team in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center. Similarly, he also attended many sports events around the world including the 2003 Tour De France. Likewise, being a professional cyclist, Slade competed for around 10 years. After his career in sports, Slade switched his career in sports to the entertainment industry.
Similarly, in the year 1993, he started his career in modeling and TV commercials representing brands including Gillette, Adidas, Volkswagen, Gatorade & Milk. Followed by this, in 2005, Slade came into the limelight after his relationship with his then-fiance Jo De La Rosa. They were cast in the first season of ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’. However, even after her separation, they were still good friends and also came together on their spin-off series ‘Date My Ex’.
Followed by this, in the year 2012, he made a radio show ‘Radio Slade’ on 92.7 FM Southern California’s Playlist. This was a weekday, afternoon drive time, pop culture, and music show. Similarly, along with his fiancé Gretchen Rossi, he teamed up with the company, BioReigns and made three CBD products; a calming tincture, metabolism-boosting.
Talking about his earning and net worth, Slade is an actor. Likewise, he has been making a decent amount of earnings from his career. Similarly, he has a net worth of around $500k.
Regarding his relationship status, Slade is straight and in a relationship. He is engaged to American television reality star Gretchen Rossi. She is the star of ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’. Likewise, they started dating in February 2009 when they met each other in the 5th season of Real Housewives of Orange County. Moreover, just a few months after they started dating, her ex-husband died. Similarly, this incident made her come into speculation of people that she dates people just for their money.
However, in reality, this was not the case and it was Grethen who proposed to him. Likewise, while proposing, she even wrote a song for him and later chartered a helicopter proposing him on a Los Angeles rooftop. While proposing, she said ‘What matters to me more than anything is you, and that I love you. You are the person I want to be with for the rest of my life, and I was allowing my past to get in the way of my future… And you are my future’.
Moreover, this was a very loving and overwhelming situation for Smiley. He accepted this proposal saying it was an honor and privilege to have her as his wife. Likewise, even though they made an announcement of their wedding on 23rd May 2015 but the wedding did not happen. The couple wanted to be a parent and Slade also went through vasectomy reversal. Likewise, years after trying, Grethen finally gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Their lovely child Skylar Grey was born in May 2019. Similarly, Slade also has two sons from his previous engagement with RHOC star Jo De La Rosa and they are Grayson Smiley and Gavin Smiley.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Talking about his body measurement, Slade stands 5 feet 9 inches (69 inches) tall and weighs around 70 kg (154 lbs). Likewise, he has a fit physique and his body measurement is 42-32-33 inches. Similarly, talking about his physical appearance, Slade has a charismatic appearance and has fair skin with dark brown pair of eyes and brown hair color.
Reflecting upon his social media presence, Slade is active on Twitter and Instagram. Likewise, his Twitter account is @SladeSmiley, and has 48.6k followers since he joined in June 2009. Similarly, he has 35.1k followers on his @sladesmileyofficial account on Instagram.