Selling Sunset star Amanza Smith shared some good news on Tuesday morning.
The 46-year-old reality TV sensation revealed that she is now cancer free after she learned her biopsy was benign.
The Netflix star posted the news to her Instagram account along with images of herself in a black outfit over a nude and red bodysuit.
‘Thank you to everyone for your concerns and well wishes towards my health.
‘I am happy to tell you that I am in fact, not only cancer free, but also possibly aging backwards and happier than I’ve been in forever! ♥️
She then announced that the results of her biopsy were benign.
‘I I will continue to be grateful for my health, and even more so now than ever! You realize that if it is in fact, in poor, standing, everything else falls secondary,’ added the workout fanatic.
‘I have lost many loved ones to cancer. The most recent one was my adoptive father and you all see that in season six.
‘Maybe I didn’t say how he passed but that was how and it is a very sensitive subject.’
Cast mates Heather Rae El Moussa, Chelsea Lazkani and Nicole Young left notes of support and red heart emojis.
During season six of Selling Sunset she said that she had a scan on her uterus.
Smith said in a confessional, ‘Recently, there [were] some things seen on a scan that were questionable. I need to get a biopsy. So yeah, that feels sh***y.’
Smith has two children: daughter Noah and son Braker. Their father is her ex-husband, former NFL star Ralph Brown, who went missing in 2019.
In December 2022, Smith delved into her traumatic childhood and claimed she was sexually abused. The star alleged that she had been sexually abused by two different family members in her cover story for Mr. Warburton’s digital magazine.
Making matters worse, Smith claimed that a third family member was both physically and mentally abusive to her.
The real estate fixture said that her history with abuse has affected the persona she presents to the public.
‘I put on a very strong face, which comes from the fact that from the time I was three years old, I was sexually abused by someone very close to me, and I had to pretend it was not happening,’ she said.
According to Smith, she had no ‘safe place’ as a child, because even when she wasn’t with one of her alleged abusers, she was often in the care of another.
Mr. Warburton contacted the family member she accused, who acknowledged their connection but didn’t comment on her accusations, while People also contacted them without receiving a reply.
The other family member accused of sexually abusing Smith died when she was 15.
The magazine also contacted the family member she claimed was physically and emotionally abusive multiple times but did not receive a reply.
Smith noted that people had called her ‘miss benefit of the doubt,’ or said that ‘things roll off your shoulder,’ because she had developed a ‘survival skill to not really be aware when things are super bad.’
‘If somebody’s doing something really foul to me, I see the benefit of the doubt,’ she continued, describing the instinct as a ‘blessing and a curse.’
Smith added that the impact of her abuse hit her hardest after she had a daughter of her own.
‘Until God gave me a baby girl, it did not click,’ she said. ‘It hit me one day when my daughter was almost two, and I was pregnant with my son. I imagined everything that happened to me happening to her. And it changed everything. Suddenly everything made sense.
‘All of the things I had struggled with in my teens, addiction in my 20s, ways I felt I failed, was not motivated, and felt in some way different from my friends,’ she said.
The reality star said she hoped her ‘voice’ and ‘platform’ would encourage others who had suffered similar abuse to come forward and ‘speak out,’ to use anonymous hotlines and to get therapy.
Smith added that anyone who had been abused or knew of abuse could call the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
Despite the traumas she endured, she hoped her strength might inspire others in similar circumstances.
‘I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I would change nothing in my life,’ she said. ‘I would be born again, and I would live the exact same life of trauma and abuse. I would do it all over again because I am strong enough. I was chosen to go through that. Now I can be a voice to help others get through it.’