Evanka Franjko gained public attention after her marriage to Joey Buttafuoco, an auto repair shop owner. Franjko married her husband in 2005 and is since led a beautiful marital relationship.
Besides, her spouse Joey received widespread notoriety when his intimate relationship with a teenage minor, Amy Fisher generated headlines across the media.
Let’s know more about Evanka Franjko’s professional and personal life.
Who is Evanka Franjko?
Evanka is the second wife of Joey Buttafuoco, a Long Island-based auto body shop owner. She was born on March 24, 1962, and raised in Croatia.
As of 2022, Evanka is 60 years of age. She is of Croatian nationality. Her birth sign is Aries. Talking about her education, she studied at the California State University, Northridge.
Evanka Franjko and Husband Joey Buttafuoco Married in March 2005
Franjko tied the knot with Joey on 5th March 2005, in a private wedding ceremony. She first came across her then future-hubby Joey at his auto body shop. The two subsequently hit it off.
“I took his hands and I said from this point forward, live your life through the windshield not the rear-view mirror”
The two are happily married for nearly one and a half-decade. Till now, there are no rumors regarding any fights or problems between the duo.
Evanka Franjko Once Filed for Divorce from Joey
Despite the current state of their relationship, their marriage was once tested. Franjko filed for divorce from her husband Joey due to some conflicts between the two. However, she later withdrew the petition on 22nd June 2007.
As per NY Post, they currently reside in Southern California. The couple does not share any children. That being said, Evanko is the godmother of a child named Gabby.
Her Husband’s Relationship With Ex-Wife Mary Jo Buttafuoco
Joey married Mary Jo Buttafuoco, an author, and motivational speaker on 4th September 1977. The former couple has two children, a son, Paul Buttafuoco, and a daughter, Jessica Buttafuoco.
Their daughter Jessica hosts two podcasts Live Your Life Kween and This is Murder. Moreover, she also auditioned for season 12 of ‘The Voice’ NBC. Nonetheless, she was not selected.
Evanka Franiko’s Husband Joey Buttafuoco’ Affair With Minor, Amy Fisher
Joey and Mary’s marriage took a drastic turn when Amy Fisher, a minor, told Mary about her affair with Joey on 19th May 1992. She also revealed that they have been in a physical relationship since July 1991.
Some times later, Fisher shot Mary in the face and left her severely injured, but luckily she survived the attack. Following the infamous incident, Fisher was named “Long Island Lolita” by the tabloids in 1992.
In September 1992, Fisher was given five to fifteen years jail term. She was granted parole after seven years in prison in May 1999.
Furthermore, Joey served four-month in prison after pleading guilty to one count of statutory rape. Following his release, he and his wife Mary moved to Southern California.
On 3rd February 2003, Mary filed for divorce in Ventura County Superior Court.
Buttafuoco and Fisher Reunition
Following her release, Amy landed a job as a columnist for the Long Island Press. She also married Louis Bellera in 2003. They divorced after 12-year of marriage in 2015. They share three children.
Surprisingly, Fisher appeared together with Joey Buttafuoco for the first time at the 2006 Lingerie Bowl for the coin toss. Furthermore, the two were again spotted having dinner in Port Jefferson, Long Island.
Evanka Franjiko’s Husband’s Life After Jail and Net Worth
After serving his jail term, Joey made a few appearances on TV shows. He featured in Celebrity Boxing in 2002. While talking about his net worth, is estimated at $300,000.
He currently resides in Southern California with his wife.