“Real Housewives of Orange County” alum Gretchen Rossi is mourning the “insufferable” lack of her stepson Grayson Alexander, who died on Sunday at age 22.
The former actuality TV star, 44, took to Instagram on Tuesday to disclose the heartbreaking information following his lengthy battle with mind most cancers.
“Our rational minds instructed us this present day would possibly come, however our hearts at all times held onto the hope that this present day wouldn’t come to fruition 💔,” she started her publish, which was made up of images of Grayson together with his dad, Slade Smiley, 49.
“We are past devastated and heartbroken over the loss off Gray. 😔 Grayson Arroyo-Smiley was such a particular human being. He was an Angel on this earth and an unbelievable warrior…a warrior like nobody has ever seen earlier than. He fought on a regular basis by his ache and discomfort to seek out pleasure within the smallest of issues. He was at all times singing & dancing & laughing regardless of his circumstances.”
She went on to explain him as a “true beacon of sunshine and hope,” noting that “he made an unbelievable impression on so many individuals.”
The mother of 1 continued, “The Lord knew his life had function and would contact many alongside the way in which. We are endlessly grateful for the numerous classes discovered from this little man, and can miss his stunning spirit immensely.”
She additional requested for “the Lord [to] maintain him in his arms, renew his damaged physique, and provides him life once more 🙏🏻.”
“This isn’t goodbye however fairly see you quickly little man…..We love you Grayson. You will endlessly be in our hearts ❤️,” she concluded the publish which was a joint assertion from her, Smiley and their daughter, Skylar Gray.
Rossi and Smiley — who’ve been collectively for 13 years — share daughter Skylar Gray, 3, whom they welcomed after a prolonged IVF journey. Her center identify is definitely in honor of Grayson.
Grayson’s mother and Smiley’s ex-wife, Michelle Arroyo, additionally confirmed the information on her social media, giving extra details about his passing.
Arroyo — who additionally shares son Gavin, 29, with Smiley — instructed her followers that his demise was “sudden” as “he was doing significantly better” after he battled fevers, infections and low potassium, which “most probably took a toll on my candy boys coronary heart.”
She detailed, nevertheless, that on Sunday, “his coronary heart stopped right here at residence” and she or he carried out “chest compressions to get it going till the paramedics arrived and took over.”
They managed to carry him again and “when he left for the hospital he seemed good and was respiration on his personal however his coronary heart gave out once more on the hospital.”
She added, “I’m nonetheless in shock and going by the motions of coping with all the small print. I do know Gray is enjoying playing cards with Gramma and enjoying Trouble with our beloved Diane. His canine Mo is true at his facet as he by no means left him.”
Rossi appeared in “RHOC” from Season 4 to Season 8.
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