“It’s a course of and it prices cash and it’s a complete factor,” the 43-year-old actuality TV persona solely informed Us Weekly. “I’m like, ‘I’ve to pay cash now to combat in court docket to get the youngsters that belong to me?’ I’m somewhat bit burdened.”
Smith and Brown, 42, are the dad and mom of daughter Noah and son Braker. The pair, who cut up in 2012 after two years of marriage, haven’t communicated since September 2019. In keeping with the actual property agent, the previous NFL participant was final noticed on August 26, 2019, when Smith introduced their youngsters to high school in Los Angeles.
“I want solutions. I wish to know the place you might be for no matter cause — if you’re mentally unstable or if you happen to’re on medicine. I may also help get you rehabilitated in order that my youngsters can have the model of their father again that all of us knew and cherished,” Smith informed Us, noting Brown was an “superb dad” earlier than he went lacking. “This sounds so morbid, but it surely’s nearly like if he had died and we knew about it and we came upon … you mourn it. It’s that everlasting. That is, like, open-ended. It’s abandonment.”
Smith and Brown made headlines in August 2020 after she spoke about him on season 3 of Promoting Sundown. Whereas he has but to publicly reply to his ex-wife’s claims about his standing, Us beforehand obtained court docket paperwork filed by Brown in November 2019. Within the docs, he famous that he had “a number of breakdowns, intense bodily ache and psychological struggles” since retiring from the NFL. The previous New York Giants participant added that he believes he could also be affected by persistent traumatic encephalopathy.
“He was within the NFL for 11 years. Everyone knows CTE is an actual factor and it’s unhappy,” Smith informed Us. “From early on, I simply defined to [my kids] that I feel Daddy’s mind could also be sick.”
Smith added that Noah and Braker don’t ask for his or her dad a lot anymore, however she’s nonetheless decided to search out out the place he’s.
“I’m on a mission now. It’s my responsibility to search out him. Not for revenge. This isn’t about any like that. I simply must know — does his household know the place he’s? His household has not contacted me. I’ve reached out. I’ve emailed, I’ve despatched texts. I’ve left voicemails. I’ve reached out on Fb after which I’d be blocked. I’ve had so a lot of Ralph’s associates [contact] me over the previous yr and a half,” she defined to Us.
She concluded: “If he confirmed up on my doorstep, I don’t know, I in all probability would both freeze in shock or break down sobbing, hug him … however [my reaction] wouldn’t be anger.”