Everything About Brendan Fraser’s Ex-Wife, Afton Smith

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Afton Smith is an actress and author based in New York, United States. She is not known by many people and she is mostly known for being the ex-wife of Canadian-American actor Brendan Fraser. Afton is known for playing in the pigsty, George of The Jungle, A Reason to Believe.

Afton is not as popular as her ex-husband Brendan Fraser but she has worked in quite a few movies and her debut film was Less Than Zero (1987) and George of The Jungle was her last movie. On the other hand, Brendan is a famous actor who has worked in several successful movies like The Mummy franchise, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Blast From The Past, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, George of The Jungle, Escape from Planet Earth, and many other.

So how did the two of them met? Why did they decide to get a divorce? and What is Afton up to these days? we will discuss all of these questions in this piece of article, so keep reading to know more about Canadian-American actor Brendan Fraser’s former or ex-wife Afton Smith.

Short Biography of Afton Smith

Afton Smith was born on December 3, 1967. There is not much information available about her personal life so we don’t know anything about her parents or siblings, in fact, we don’t even know much about her childhood. There are few sources that suggest that she went to some high school in Los Angeles and graduated in 1985. After she graduated from high school, she went to Upper Canada College. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 68KG as per the reports.

Career as Actress and Writer

I have already mentioned this above, she is not known by many as her husband. She has only worked on nine movies according to IMDB.

The first movie she worked on was Less Than Zero which aired in 1987, she also has worked with famous actors like Robert Downey Jr, Andrew McCarthy, and Jami Gertz. She has also worked on a television show called Once Again. She did not get any role for around 4 years but she finally got the role in the film Fried Green Tomatoes, the film was then nominated for the Academy Awards.

In 1994 she worked on a Romance-Comedy film Reality Bites where she worked along with Winona Ryder, and Ethan Hawke, as per the reports after that film she got recognition, after that, she was seen on various films and in 1997 she worked on a movie George of The Jungle along with her future husband, after the movie she did not work on any other films or television shows. In an interview with Joan Quinn, she told that she is now done with acting and happy as an ex-actress.

After she was done with acting she started writing books. Her book Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado was published back on November 4, 2004, the book focuses on a film from 1930 to 1960.

She also co-wrote a book named Point to Happy: For Children on the Autism Spectrum and the book is really close to her as she has a child who was diagnosed with Autism, she even said that she and her mother Miriam Smith wrote the book for her son Griffin.

How Did She Meet Brendan

Both Afton and Brendan were friends with Winona Ryder and on July 4, 1993, Winona threw a barbecue party where Afton and Brendan met for the first time and became a good friend, after meeting at the party they started to hang out together and became really close to each other and soon started dating and after dating for around four years they finally decided to get married.

In October 1997 the couple got engaged and a year later they exchanged rings in September 1998 they got married in Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States. On September 7, 2002, the couple welcomed their first child Griffin Fraser and two years after Griffin was born on August 16, 2004, Afton gave birth to her second child Holden Fletcher Fraser, similarly in the same year, on May 26 they welcomed their third child Leland Francis Fraser.

Why Did They Decide to Get a Divorce?

In 2007 the couple filed for divorce, their decision made everyone shock as everyone thought that they are a perfect couple whose relationship will last forever but after their decision to split up everyone was shocked and sad at the same time.

They did not separate legally just after filing for the divorce as it created a lot of mess, finally two years after they filed for divorce in 2009 they were separated legally. The court ordered Brendan to provide $900000 annual support to Afton but an appeal was made by Brendan in 2013 to reduce support payment or money and said that he has not been getting many films offers hence was not involved in films and he also stated that he hurt his back on October 2012 during Hurricane Sandy but Afton cited that Brendan is hiding his properties but she could not prove it so court agreed with Brendan and reduced his support payment or money.

There is no information on why the two of them decided to split up but there are rumors that say Brendan had extramarital affair with his co-worker Mario Bello while they were shooting in China but the rumor itself has not been confirmed till the date.

Also, many fans of Fraser believe that she is into money more than caring about her family and there was a subreddit named Save Brendan which posts bad comments and thoughts about Afton.

Afton is now raising her three children as even though the court gave them equal custody of their children, they choose to live with their mom but Branden too hangs out with his kids every now and then. As per the reports, Afton is not in relation nor married after her divorce.

How Much Does She Earn? (Her Net Worth)

She used to work in movies and must have earned a good amount of money after that she wrote a book and might have earned some money from that as well, lastly, she almost got $900000 annually support money for divorce settlement and it was considered one of the highest settlement money at the time. After analyzing through all that we can say that she has a net worth of around $1 to $3 million estimated.

What is Afton Smith doing these days?

Afton is now far from the spotlight and it looks like she is busy raising kids and she is also happy staying far from media as well. After the divorce, there is no news about her life and career. There is no information or rumors about her that have circled on the internet as well.

Once she was also found helping disable kids through NGOs to support their careers. Her volunteering is increasing day by day and this is also a good thing to keep herself busy.

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