As per reports, Amanza Smith’s ex-husband, Ralph Brown, is still missing.
According to Bustle, Smith has not heard from Brown since 2019. We’re unpacking everything we know about the disappearance of the reality star’s ex.
Who is Ralph Brown?
Ex-husband of Selling Sunset’s Amanza Smith, Ralph Brown is a former NFL player who retired from the sport back in 2010. Brown reportedly played for the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, and Minnesota Vikings during his time in the NFL.
Ralph tied the knot with Amanza Smith over a decade ago back in July 2010, before divorcing just two years later in 2012, Bustle reports.
Over the course of their relationship, the reality TV star and former NFL player welcomed two children: daughter Noah, 11, and son Braker, 10. As per ET, the children have been in Smith’s care full-time since Ralph went missing.
In talks with ET last year, Amanza opened up: “He was such an amazing father. 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…
“…What I’m learning is once you go into it with it 50/50, it’s really hard to then switch to full custody.”
Amanza Smith’s ex-husband reported missing
Smith opened up about Brown’s disappearance on season two and three of Selling Sunset, later telling ET in 2020 that she had filed a missing persons report and hired a private investigator, but has been unable to find her ex.
The reality star explained: “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?'”
Amanza further went on to tell ET: “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.”
Bustle reports that Ralph Brown’s whereabouts is sadly still unknown to this day.