Inside Afton Smith and husband Brendan Fraser's nasty divorce. Details on alimony drama

By: Mandy Price  |   | 
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Afton Smith divorced husband Brendan Fraser in 2008, ending a marriage of ten years. The now parted couple are however still the center of gossip.

Quick Facts About Afton Smith

Name Afton Smith
Marital Status Divorced
Husband Brendan Fraser

Afton Smith divorced with actor husband Brendan Fraser

Afton Smith and Brendan Fraser got married in 1998 after appearing together in the movie George of The Jungle. They got engaged in October 1997 and got married on September 27 a year later in at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles.


They welcomed their first son, Griffin Arthur Fraser, on September 17, 2002. Two years later, Afton gave birth to their second son, Holden Fletcher Fraser, on August 16, 2004. On May 2, 2006, son Leland Francis Fraser was born.

With Brendan's blooming career, the family was living the high life. The happiness, however, could not last much longer as they filed for divorce in 2007 and got divorced on April 17, 2008. The reason for divorce was not announced publicly. They settled with a contract that asked Fraser to pay $50,000 monthly plus $300,000 in child support annually.

Afton Smith still receives alimony from Brendan Fraser

Five years after the divorce, in 2013, the couple were once again the center of attraction when Faser filed a case to lower the alimony payment. Citing the reasons as the lack of new roles in the movie, the actor asked the courts for a reduced alimony. The initial settlement was made when Brendan was enjoying the prime time in his career and had a net worth of $45 million. 

Brendan Fraser and wife Afton Smith attend Annual Critic's Choice Awards in 2006

Fraser appeared back to back in massive box office disasters like Furry Vengeance and Extraordinary Measures in 2010, which resulted in the decline of his net worth. Afton however defended by saying that he still made $3 million per year and had no difficulty in paying the given amount. With no income, Fraser claimed he was losing $87000 monthly.

Afton received a huge backlash for continuing to receive the child support money from the actor. Fans have criticized her for not working herself and even accused of keeping her relationship status secret in order to receive the alimony.

In 2004, she wrote a book called Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado. She also co-wrote a book Point to Happy with Miriam Smith, a book designed for autistic children. Apart from George of The Jungle, she has acted in three other movies namely Less than Zero, Fried Green Tomatoes and Reality Bites.


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