Griffin Arthur Fraser is the oldest child of Brendan Fraser and his ex-wife Afton Smith. His parents married for around nine years until their relationship ended in a messy divorce. Even after their split, the former flames created a lot of drama regarding their alimony and child support payments.
Besides, Brendan and Afton also shared two kids. Sources say, although the exes granted joint custody of their children, their kids mostly live with their mother.
In addition, Griffin suffers from autism. Here are many other things you didn’t know about him!
Details on His Date of Birth and Parents
Griffin Arthur Fraser was born on 17 September 2002, in Los Angeles, California to actor parents Brendan Fraser and Afton Smith. The same year, a new daddy Brendan’s movie The Quiet American was released, starring the legendary actor Michale Caine.
Fraser spent most of his childhood in Los Angeles with his family. Besides, talking about his nationality, the star kid is an American and has a Caucasian ethnicity.
Is the Older Brother of Two Siblings
Griffin has two younger brothers named Holden Fletcher Fraser, born on 16 August 2004, and Leland Francis Fraser, born on 2 May 2006. Leland was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
The Frasher brothers are quite close to each other. Back in Sept 2016, the proud father of three kids Brendan shared an adorable photo of his boys on the occasion of Griffin’s 14th birthday.
Griffin Arthur Fraser Suffers from Autism
The celebrity kid has been suffering from autism. Back in Feb 2018, The Mummy trilogy star revealed in an interview with GQ that his son “needs extra love in the world, and he gets it.”
In addition, Fraser’s mother Afton co-wrote a book for his son called “Point to Happy: For Children on the Autism Spectrum.” She collaborated for the publication along with her mother Miriam Smith and Margo Smithwick.
Smith once admitted to referring to her older son,
“We made this book for Griffin.”
Furthermore, Brendan’s ex-wife is the author of the book called “Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado.”
In addition, there are rumors that Griffin might be dead after his dad Brendan looked up in the sky while thanking him duringh is Oscar 2023 speech.
Let’s Know About Griffin’s Parents’ Love Story
Fraser first came across his future wife Afton at the barbecue party in Los Angeles organized by their mutual friend Winona Ryder in July 1993. There was an immediate connection between the two. Soon after their meeting, the duo started spending time with each other. They subsequently became close colleagues and then after girlfriend and boyfriend.
The couple dated for around four years before Fraser proposed to his girlfriend in October 1997. They soon decided to take their relationship one step closer to get married. Brendan and Afton exchanged their vows on September 27th, 1998. The two walked down the aisle in a renowned wedding ceremony organized at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles.
Within around eight years of their marriage, the two also became parents of three sons. However, a year after their youngest son’s birth, it was announced that the couple had decided to go their separate ways.
Tabloids say they split after Brandon’s alleged-affair with his fellow actress Mario Bello. The rumors about their secret romance surfaced while they were shooting for a movie in China.
Custody of Their Three Children
The former couple gained joint custody of their kids. But their boys spent the majority of their early life with their mother Smith in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Everyone was in supper shock when the two favorite couples separated to divorce. Their divorce proceeding became final in Feb. 2009. After the finalization, the court ordered Brendan to give his ex $900,000 as annual alimony. Besides, the court also ordered him to pay $300000 a year in child support.
But, in early Feb 2013, the actor went to a Connecticut court to reduce the alimony payments that amount to $900,000. He cited his no involvement in movies and TV shows as a reason behind his appeal. The actor also claimed numerous medical issues including his back injury in October 2012 from Hurricane Sandy in his appeal.
But, in response, his ex-wife accused Brendan of hiding millions of dollars. Later on, the court didn’t find any solid evidence that backed up Afton’s claims. As a result, his alimony money was reduced.
What is Griffin Arthur Fraser’s Net Worth?
The estimated fortune of the 20-year-old young boy is still under review. On the other hand, his actor father Brendon has a $20 million net worth. He makes money from his acting roles in both movies and TV shows.
His mom Afton is also a former actress with a few acting projects under her belt.