‘Selling Sunset’: Amanza Smith Reveals Where Things Stand between Her and Her Ex

by Jeremy Spirogis
Amanza Smith

Amanza Smith joined Selling Sunset within the second season and since then she has turn out to be a key member of the forged. When she first joined, she revealed that her ex-husband NFL star Ralph Brown had gone lacking. Throughout final season, she was consistently operating round, making an attempt to maintain her youngsters with out the assistance of Brown. Now, she’s opening up about the place issues stand between them.

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Has Ralph been discovered?

Though Smith and Brown weren’t collectively when Smith began filming for the present, they have been sharing custody of their two youngsters. But simply two weeks into filming, Brown disappeared.

“We filmed for seven and a half months when he was still nowhere to be found,” she instructed Entertainment Tonight. “This is a huge part of my life and I have cameras following me 24/7. You can’t hide.” 

Since her ex went lacking, Smith has performed all the things she will consider to seek out him. She has filed a lacking particular person report and employed a non-public investigator. But his household hasn’t precisely been useful within the search.

“If I reach out to his sister and brother-in-law, the next thing, I would be blocked,” she stated. “I text, email, voice message his brother and his father to no avail. I’ve had at least 20 of his ex-NFL teammates reach out to me saying, ‘Hey, have you heard from him? Do you know what’s going on?’” 

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Brown’s cellphone has been shut off so she has no approach of contacting him.

“His best friend of 20 years has no idea,” she instructed the outlet. “He’s alive somewhere, because otherwise we would know. There’s so many people actively trying and there’s just no answer. It’s the most bizarre —  heartbreaking for my kids, because it’s not just their dad. That whole side of the family has just disappeared.” 

Does Amanza have full custody of her youngsters?

When she and Brown first acquired divorced, they determined to share custody of their daughter Noah and son Baker.

“He was such an amazing father,” she stated. “When we got divorced, I was adamant that we have 50/50 [custody], because I’m not that kind of person that would ever want my kids to never see their father as much as they see me. ‘You have two good parents. I want you to experience both of them. What I’m learning is once you go into it with it 50/50, it’s really hard to then switch to full custody.” 

Since his dissapearance, Smith has been making an attempt to get full costody of her youngsters however the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has induced a number of delays and made the method even more durable than it usually is.

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How are Amanza’s youngsters dealing with issues?

The disappearance of their father was not straightforward on Smith’s youngsters. In the start, they’d cry themselves to sleep. Smith has been telling them that their father’s mind is sick and he’s simply taking time to himself to get higher. She even purchased them a e book about psychological well being known as When the Brain Breaks, in order that they might higher perceive what’s happening.

“Everybody says kids are so resilient,” the true property agent stated. “They really are. I wish they didn’t have to be so much, but I’m really grateful that they are. They could be really messed up right now and they’re not. They’re happy and thriving and they’re smart and they get great grades. They have tons of friends and they’re athletic and funny and kind of cute.”

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