Brendan Fraser and Afton Smith hit the red carpet for a film premiere in 2006
What We Know About Brendan Fraser And Afton Smith's Divorce
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Brendan Fraser has been enjoying a year filled with a career resurgence and accolades since the release of “The Whale,” but he went through a difficult period during his divorce from Alfton Smith in the mid-aughts. The two reportedly met at a barbecue at mutual friend Winona Ryder's house in 1993.
Fraser and Smith first announced their divorce in 2007, following nine years of marriage. The divorce was finalized in 2009 and, at the time, Fraser agreed to pay $50,000 a month to Smith in spousal support.
However, in 2013, Fraser sought to have this amended, saying he wasn't earning enough to justify payments of that size. Fraser also cited medical issues as another reason why he had difficulty paying this level of spousal support as he suffered a back injury after attempting to clear a tree that fell on his property during Hurricane Sandy.
Smith contested this and accused him of fraud, saying Fraser did in fact have the requisite income and claimed that Fraser had $9 million in film contracts that he hid from her at the time of their divorce. Fraser and Smith share custody of their three children, but they live in Greenwich, Connecticut, with Smith, while Fraser today lives in Bedford, New York.