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Selling Sunset's Amanza Smith hits out at missing ex-husband Ralph Brown


Amanza Smith has hit out at her missing ex-husband Ralph Brown as she shared a series of snaps alongside their son Braker, nine.

The Selling Sunset star, 44, whose former partner disappeared in August 2019, posted heartwarming photos of Braker sitting on her lap as she gave him a kiss.

Amanza said she has been ‘dealing with the pain’ of Ralph walking out on his children and admitted she is having ‘a hard time managing’ all that she has going on.

Family: Amanza Smith has hit out at her missing ex-husband Ralph Brown as she shared a series of snaps alongside their son Braker, nine

Family: Amanza Smith has hit out at her missing ex-husband Ralph Brown as she shared a series of snaps alongside their son Braker, nine

She wrote: ‘My heart hurts when you are sad my sweet baby boy. How could a father walk away from his children? How can grandparents just turn their backs? 

‘I’ve been silently dealing with the pain and heartache of what is happening with this situation and the past couple weeks I’ve wiped so many tears from this little boys face. My heart hurts. 

‘I’m angry and I’m having a hard time managing all that I have going on right now because when my children hurt I hurt.’

Amanza, who also shares daughter Noah, 11, with Ralph, last saw him in the flesh on August 26, 2019, and her final communication with him to date was in an email he sent her a few days later on September 1. 

AWOL: Amanza said she has been 'dealing with the pain' of Ralph walking out on his children and admitted she is having 'a hard time managing' all that she has going on (pictured in 2009)

AWOL: Amanza said she has been ‘dealing with the pain’ of Ralph walking out on his children and admitted she is having ‘a hard time managing’ all that she has going on (pictured in 2009)

Heartwarming: The Selling Sunset star, whose former partner disappeared in August 2019, posted heartwarming photos of Braker sitting on her lap as she gave him a kiss

Heartwarming: The Selling Sunset star, whose former partner disappeared in August 2019, posted heartwarming photos of Braker sitting on her lap as she gave him a kiss

The TV star previously told MailOnline she was worried about Ralph coming back into her life as it took a long time to settle her children into the sudden absence of their father.

The realtor has been left in the dark as to his whereabouts and has since said that Ralph – who she divorced in 2012 – ‘doesn’t want to be found’.

Explaining her predicament in terms of the ongoing custody battle between them, Amanza said: ‘I haven’t had another court date since we stopped filming because of the pandemic, and now I’m dragging my heels to be honest.’

She continued: ‘The kids and I are so acclimated to our new situation, at this point it would rock my world just as much if he came back.

She wrote: 'My heart hurts when you are sad my sweet baby boy. How could a father walk away from his children? How can grandparents just turn their backs?'

She wrote: ‘My heart hurts when you are sad my sweet baby boy. How could a father walk away from his children? How can grandparents just turn their backs?’

‘Not because I don’t want that for my children. Because we just got in our groove and it would be stirring up new emotions and a different type of confusion.

‘Who knows how I would react and what his reasoning would be? I’ve had to mentally prepare myself for that. But if I’m being completely honest, I’m not ready.’

Describing the situation as ‘super crazy and bizarre’, Amanza – who is also being kept in the dark by Ralph’s family – continued: ‘It’s very hard to wrap my head around.

‘I’ve gone from being so devastated and heartbroken – and trying to explain to my kids and make excuses and wipe their tears – and now that’s eased up.

Amanza added: 'I've been dealing with the pain and heartache of what is happening with this situation and the past couple weeks I've wiped so many tears from this little boys face'

Amanza added: ‘I’ve been dealing with the pain and heartache of what is happening with this situation and the past couple weeks I’ve wiped so many tears from this little boys face’

‘I’m just really really proud of myself that I’ve been able to hold it down because I was terrified. I’m proud of my kids, they have handled it like champs.

‘There’s still a lot of things, probably on the back end, that we’re going to have to work out with therapy, and that’s fine. But we’re doing it.’

Former model Amanza married American football star Ralph in July 2010, with the couple divorcing two years later.

Following their split, the pair shared joint custody of their children – looking after them on alternate weeks.

Terrific trio: Selling Sunset viewers witnessed the realtor fighting to get sole custody of daughter Noah, 11, and son Braker

Terrific trio: Selling Sunset viewers witnessed the realtor fighting to get sole custody of daughter Noah, 11, and son Braker

However, Amanza began caring for the kids full time after Ralph disappeared in August 2019.

Although Amanza filed a missing person report after not seeing her ex for two months, investigators announced that it wasn’t a missing person case as there wasn’t any sign of foul play.

In her bid to locate Ralph’s whereabouts, Amanza also hired a private investigator to find him, but they ‘never got a visual’.

The reality star also claims she has made several attempts to contact his family, but they haven’t responded to her texts or phone calls.

For now, Amanza has had her hands full working full time for The Oppenheim Group from home whilst also caring for her children. 

Sweet: While Amanza is thriving raising her children alone, she confessed that it took a long time to settle her children in the sudden absence of their father

Sweet: While Amanza is thriving raising her children alone, she confessed that it took a long time to settle her children in the sudden absence of their father

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