'Selling Sunset' Fans Figured Out Who Amanza Smith's NFL Player Ex-Husband Is

On season two of hit Netflix reality show Selling Sunset, as old faces returned to sell Hollywood’s most-coveted properties, a new one joined the cast of luxe real estate agents: Amanza Smith. Viewers soon learned that she was previously married to a former NFL player, but his name was never specifically mentioned in the series. Well, thanks to the internet’s sleuthing abilities, it’s now known that Amanza was married to Ralph Brown.

Here’s everything you need to know about the ex-couple’s relationship and divorce:

They tied the knot on July 17, 2010 in Indianapolis.

The couple got hitched at Laurel Hall, a wedding and events venue, according to their “wedding trailer” shared on YouTube.

Watch Amanza and Ralph’s nuptials here:

It’s not clear when they specifically split, but that it was sometime between 2011 and 2013, per Decider. (FYI: She’s not the only Selling Sunset star with a mysterious divorce—it’s still unknown exactly why Chrishell Stause and Justin Hartley split.)

Ralph played in the NFL for 10 seasons.

“When I met my ex-husband, he was playing in the NFL,” Amanza told cameras on the first episode of Selling Sunset season two. Ralph was drafted to the New York Giants in 2000, according to the National Football League website.

Ralph Brown during his last season on the New York Giants.
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He played in the NFL as a cornerback for 10 seasons, first with the Giants for four seasons before moving on to the Minnesota Vikings for two, and then the Cleveland Browns for one. Ralph ended his football career after three years on the Arizona Cardinals.

Ralph and Amanza have two kids together.

The exes have a 10-year-old daughter, Noah, and an 8-year-old son, Braker.


Amanza recently posted a video of her and Noah doing the viral “Savage” dance.


And she shared this sweet post about “snuggling on the sofa watching Disney movies” with her kiddos in March.


Amanza takes care of the kids on her own.

On Selling Sunset, she said that her life “was pretty comfortable” while Ralph was playing in the NFL. But, Amanza added, “when we separated, my ex, unfortunately, couldn’t even pay child support.”

She also shared that Ralph fell off the grid, and that she had no idea where he was. It’s unclear whether the couple has a co-parenting arrangement now.

Besides working as a realtor for the Oppenheim Group, Amanza supports her family as an interior designer. She even owns a business called Kidterior Design.


Amanza dated Taye Diggs after her divorce.

In early 2014, Amanza went public with her relationship with actor and model Taye Diggs. They split up in 2018, according to Closer Weekly.

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