Fans of Selling Sunset were introduced to Oppenheim Group newcomer Amanza Smith in Season 2. Although she had a bumpy start at the now-famous real estate brokerage firm, Amanza’s wit and willingness to learn helped her blossom in the real estate field. When it comes to her personal life, Season 3 saw Amanza empathizing with Chrishell Stause’s marital woes as Amanza navigated custody hearings with her ex-husband Ralph Brown.
Ralph did not appear in any of the season’s eight episodes as Amanza fought for sole custody of their two children, Braker and Noah. (It was reported in September that Amanza won sole custody of both, per E! News.) The real estate agent was also dealing with Ralph’s mysterious disappearance. As of Oct. 1, Amanza has not heard from or seen the former NFL player since 2019. Even so, she tells People that Ralph “was a great father when he was around” and also describes him as being “very loyal, hands-on, dedicated, [and] interactive.”
Selling Sunset viewers have yet to meet Ralph, so there’s still much more to learn about him, his career, and his relationship with Amanza before the show’s Season 4 premiere on Nov. 24.
Ralph Brown And Amanza Smith’s Marriage
Ralph married Amanza in a dazzling ceremony in 2010. Footage of the two getting ready, their scrumptious-looking wedding cake, Amanza walking down the aisle, and sharing a kiss was later shared in a wedding trailer on YouTube. After the two divorced in 2012, Ralph made her red carpet debut with then-boyfriend Taye Diggs in 2014. It’s currently unknown if Ralph ever remarried.
Ralph Brown And Amanza Smith’s Children
Ralph and Amanza are parents to daughter Noah, 11, and son Braker, 10, who both appeared on Season 3 of Selling Sunset. “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,” she explained to Entertainment Tonight in 2020. In a recent interview with People, Amanza revealed how hurt Noah and Braker have felt since their dad’s bizarre departure from their lives. “Braker is angry, and Noah is sad,” she said.
Ralph Brown’s NFL Career
Ralph is best known for being a cornerback in the NFL. His professional football career includes playing for the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, and Minnesota Vikings. Ralph retired from the NFL in 2010.
Where Is Ralph Brown Now?
Ralph’s whereabouts are still currently unknown. According to Entertainment Tonight, Amanza filed a missing persons report and recruited a private investigator but has yet to receive any new information about Ralph’s location. Unfortunately, Amanza claims Ralph’s family hasn’t been helpful either. “If I reach out to his sister and brother-in-law, the next thing, I would be blocked. 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?’”