Gretchen Rossi Gets Restraining Order Against Alleged Former Boyfriend

EXCLUSIVE 1119_gretchen_rossi_article_tmz_1
Gretchen Rossi
— star of “Real Housewives of Orange Country” — just scored a 3-year restraining order against a man claiming to be her ex-boyfriend … our sources has learned.

Rossi just won a big judgment against Jay Photoglou, who went on a campaign to trash her in the media.  Photoglou had said he was her ex-BF and insisted he had sex with Gretchen while she was still with her fiance.  She says he was telling a pack of lies.  The jury awarded Gretchen $500,000 for assault, stalking and infliction of emotional distress.

For safe measure, Gretchen, who was repped by attorney Gregory G. Brown, went back to court to get a permanent restraining order against Photoglou, which she got today.  He”s required to stay 100 feet away from her and he can”t call any of her businesses … and that includes RHOC. 

Gretchen tells our sources, “I”m pleased the judge recognized the danger Photoglou posed.”