Throughout the season she helped care for Jeff, learning how to do some of the nursing care he required.He lost his battle September 13, 2008, after they finished filming the season.When Gretchen first joined Real housewives of OC in 2008 she was engaged to marry Jeff Beitzel, a man 24 years her senior who was suffering from leukemia.He had been married and divorced five times and had four adult children.They showed the clip where Tamra said she felt Gretchen and her now deceased fianc Jeff had a relationship of convenience. There was stuff going on behind the scenes, Tamra said, to make her think that. the night before they went to Del Mar, her cell phone rang. Jay told Tamra and her husband Simon that he had been dating Gretchen for a long time and that Jeff was paying Gretchen to take care of him. ”Tamra said Jeana said the guy's clothes were on Gretchen's bedroom floor.
According to a new report, Gretchen Rossi is currently at the Sundance Festival even though Slade’s son is struggling. love interest of Housewife and longtime friend Gretchen ...The man Tamra Barney accused Gretchen Rossi of dating while still engaged to her fianc -- who has since died of leukemia -- is sending an e-mail around to tell his side of the story.According to TMZ, Jeff left Gretchen .5 million in his will, but Gretchen has said that most of that went to debts that his estate had.At that season’s reunion Tamra confronted Gretchen with information a man named Jay Photoglou gave her.