Amanza Smith: what happened to her ex-husband?

She's a star on Netflix's Selling Sunset

Amanza Smith Selling Sunset

by Geraint Llewellyn |
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We all know that Selling Sunset is full of OTT drama – and we love it!

But the high gloss house selling of the Oppenheim Group has got a little serious with the mystery disappearance of Amanza Smith’s ex husband Ralph Brown, who is a former NFL player for the Arizona Cardinals – a mystery that has baffled Selling Sunset fans and the entire world.

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So, here is everything you need about Amanza and the mystery of her ex husband....

How old is Amanza Smith?

Amanza was born on Decmeber 12 1976 – which makes her 45 years old. What’s her secret?

Who was Amanza Smith married to?

Amanza was married to former NFL player Ralph Brown, they married in 2010 and had daughter Noah and son Baker, before divorcing in 2012.


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What happened to Amanza Smith’s ex -husband?

This is where things get a bit weird – Ralph disappeared in August 2019 after not paying child support for a full four years. The last contact he had with anyone was when he emailed Amanza a cryptic email during the filming of season two of Selling Sunset.

Amanza said on the show, “He sent an email, and he said, ‘My situation isn’t good right now. I can’t financially take care of the children’ and that it’s ‘not safe for them to be with me. You need to keep them until my situation changes.'”

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Check out Facts you never knew about SELLING SUNSET:


Selling Sunset Facts

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1. The Oppenheim Group actually has 11 agents

Although Mary, Christine, Chrishell, Davina, Maya, Heather and Amanza all feature as real estate agents on the show, there's actually four other agents at the business - these are Nicole Young, Graham Stephan, Peter Cornell and Alice Kwan.

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2. Romain used to be a pastry chef

French model Romain Bonnett, who married Mary Fitzgerald on season 2 of Selling Sunset, actually used to work as a pastry chef! Back in 2019, he wrote on Instagram, 'Since so many asked me if it was true that I was a pastry chef, here is some of the pasty I used to make. YES IT WAS TRUE !!! ud83dude1cud83dude2c'. (sic)

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3. Selling Sunset is created by the same man who created The Hills

Yes, that's right! The Hills producer Adam DiVello is the creator of Selling Sunset - that guy certainly knows how to make great TV!

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4. Jason is selling Orlando Bloom's house

The Oppenheim Group's President Jason Oppenheim has worked with some major stars over the years! Not only has he sold houses for the likes of Alex Rodriguez and Lea Black, he's also selling Orlando Bloom's house!He recently told us, "My favourite guy that I worked with is Orlando Bloom. But that's why I'm selling his house right now because he's going to be a dad. So families and marriages are good for real estate."

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5. Mary has a son called Austin Babbitt

Selling Sunset fans met Mary Fitzgerald's 22-year-old son during season 2 of the show, when Austin walked his mum down the aisle for her wedding to 26-year-old Romain.

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6. Chrishell was once engaged to Matthew Morrison

Before marrying (and then divorcing) American actor Justin Hartley, Chrishell Stause was once engaged to Glee star Matthew Morrison. The couple first met way back in 2006, with a proposal coming just months later. However, things didn't work out and the pair called time on their romance in December 2017.

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7. Heather is now married

After announcing her new romance with Tarek El Moussa during season 2 of Selling Sunset, just weeks before season 3 hit Netflix, Heather Young announced Tarek had popped the question to her! In October 2021, the pair tied the knot at a luxury ceremony surrounded by their friends and family, including Heather's Selling Sunset co-stars.

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8. Christine didn't meet her husband by selling him a house

Although season 2 of Selling Sunset seemed to document that Christine Quinn met her husband Christian Richard whilst selling him a house, it turns out the pair actually met through mutual friends. During an interview on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, she said, "Well actually, that was amped up a little, I'm not going to lie. I actually met him through a girlfriend of mine, but Mary spun this story that he was a client."We were dating for three months and then we bought a house together, but television is fun."

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9. Chrishell wasn't part of The Oppenheim Group before Selling Sunset

She's a valued member of the team now, but Chrishell Stause actually only joined the real estate agency when she was signed to appear on the show. Selling Sunset creator Adam DiVello said, "She really is a realtor and has a real estate license selling homes when we met her."I think we were lucky to get her, I think she adds something that is very unique to Los Angeles, and we're doing a show about realtors in Los Angeles. The fact that we have one who's an actress and happens to be married to an actor who's on a very successful TV series is a plus."

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10. Mary actually sold a house on her wedding day

As viewers witnessed in season 2, Mary Fitzgerald doesn't stop work for anything... Even her own wedding! Whilst getting her hair and make-up applied on her big day, Mary took time out to show round a buyer of the stunning house she was using for her venue. She later told People magazine, "I end up selling my wedding venue on my wedding day, which was amazing: I paused the wedding and sold it in the middle of getting ready."Everyone thought I was out of my mind, but I told the seller when he allowed me to book it for the wedding venue that I won't let the wedding planning or doing it there get in the way of selling it!"

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11. The Oppenheim Group now have a Newport Beach office and it's getting a spin-off show

At the start of January 2021, Jason Oppenheim confirmed the group have now opened a office in Newport Beach. In a post on Instagram, he said, 'I'm very proud and excited to announce our new Oppenheim Group office in Newport Beach!! After many years of contemplation, my love for Newport Beach and its exciting real estate opportunities have convinced me to go for it! And if you're going to go, go big, so I found a 4,000 sq. ft. former bank and we are renovating it now - it's going to be the coolest office anywhere, with a full bar, living room, dining area, arcade, pool table, gym, showers, kitchen, vault with whiskey/wine, coffee bar, walls of contemporary art, books, and vintage boom boxes, and who knows, maybe even some desks! Give me a few weeks and I'll post the interior photos ud83dude00'. It was then confirmed in November 2021 that Selling Sunset will be getting a spin-off show for the new office, called Selling The O.C.

While speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Amanza said, “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.”

She also wrote in a court filing that his disappearance left her children devastated, “If and when Ralph does come back, I need to be able to ensure that he is coming back into their lives in a good place and does not intend on abandoning them again. I have no desire to take custody away from him, except to protect our children."

Who is Amanza Smith’s boyfriend?

While she has been linked to several very famous (and drop dead gorgeous ngl) men including Broadway actor Taye Diggs. Amanza is currently in a relationship with an unknown man, the star shared a photo to her Instagram in December of him in a red shirt but his face hidden, writing, “I have a boyfriend”.

We'll keep you posted.

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What does Amanza Smith’s house look like?

Amazing as you would imagine, putting the rest of us to shame. Check out it out below!

Is Amanza Smith on Selling Sunset?

You bet she is, looking as glam as ever!

She first appeared on the show during the second season and has gone on to be a fan favourite.

Does Amanza Smith have Instagram?

Of course she does! Where else could we be jealous of her incredible home as well as her amazing fashion sense. Go follow her @amanzasmith.

Are Amanza Smith and Zac Efron dating?

This we don’t know, could he be the mystery man in red? Amanza was linked to the Hollywood heartthrob when the two watched a UFC fight in Las Vegas with friends. While neither have commented on the rumours – could she secretly be the Gabriella to his Troy?

Was Amanza on Deal or no Deal?

Yes, in the American version rather than Noel Edmonds and his boxes there are glamorous ladies holding briefcases. Before she became a real estate agent Amanza featured in two episodes of the show where she held briefcase number eight.

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