Selling Sunset’s Amanza Smith May Know Missing Ex’s Location
Fight for his family. Amanza Smith officially petitioned a California court for sole legal and physical custody of her children while her ex-husband, ralph lauren, remains missing.
the Sell the sunset star, 44, filed her petition on June 29, seeking to update the previous custody agreement put in place after her divorce in July 2015 from Brown, 43. The former couple share Noah, 11, and Braker, 10. Smith already said Us weekly in February that she was “in the process” of obtaining sole custody.
In his June file, obtained by We On Wednesday, July 14, the Netflix personality claimed that her ex “hasn’t made a single child support payment” for more than five years.
“On September 1, 2019, Ralph sent me an email titled ‘No Home for the Kids’ in which he told me he didn’t have the stability or finances to babysit. dropped the kids off with me and he never attempted to see them again, “his statement continued.” It’s now been almost two years since then, and I’ve never seen or heard of Ralph. “
Brown’s “disappearance has been such a mystery” that the situation has caught the attention of fans of Smith’s reality TV series, which is currently filming its fourth season. “I have made several efforts to locate him and I think I have a good idea of where he is (although I have no confirmed factual knowledge),” she said.
Smith explained that she had “no way to contact” the former NFL player, which made it difficult for Noah and Braker to receive professional help amid their parents’ legal battle. “He blames me for not having our kids in therapy, but the times I tried I was refused because I can’t get their father’s permission,” she wrote in the docs .
The last few years have “not been easy for [Smith] financially or emotionally ”, but she continues to put her children first. “What Ralph doesn’t understand is that no matter how bad things are for me, I have to function or the kids have no one to look after them and make sure they’re okay. “, added the interior design expert. “I hide much of my emotional distress behind a smile, a joke and a laugh.”
Sell the sunset Viewers followed Smith on her emotional journey, and in August 2020, she became candid about the consequences of becoming a single mother seemingly overnight.
“It’s been a total change,” Smith said. We exclusively at the time, noting that Brown was previously “very involved” in their children’s lives before his disappearance. “It sometimes seems impossible, but be sure to take care of yourself as well. You always take care of everyone. … You should also take the time to check in with yourself and make sure that everything is going well mentally.
The exes got married in 2010, and after their divorce, Smith left with Taye diggs, from whom she split in 2018. Earlier this year, the reality TV personality said We that the retired athlete saw someone before becoming MIA.
“I found her Instagram at one point, about a year ago. And I was already stuck on my Instagram, but I was like, ‘Oh, I have one for my interior design.’ So I went from there and didn’t even bother to send a DM. I just commented under his last posts: “Where’s Ralph, you were the last seen with my kids.” They’re in pain. . They’re sad. We need answers, “she said in February.” And then the next day I got stuck. It’s so crazy.
In his recent file, Smith shed light on the potential relationship after a private investigator overheard Brown holding the hand of a mysterious woman.
“I was told that… he looked good,” she said in the documents. “It hit me so emotionally, going from fear and worry to realizing that he was probably fine, but just didn’t care about our children, that I fell into a depression. and that I could barely get out of bed for three days.… Going through this process forces me to connect emotionally to the pain that I suppress on a daily basis.
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