Suzanne McFayden Bio – Facts About Robert F. Smith’s First Wife

Suzanne McFayden is an American social activist who is currently employed at a fitness boot camp called Running With Angels. This fitness outfit is based in Austin, Texas in the United States. She is also a writer and a philanthropist. McFayden is a celebrity spouse famously known as the ex-wife of African-American billionaire businessman, investor, and philanthropist, Robert F. Smith, founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners (private equity firm). He was recently named by Forbes magazine as the richest living African-American, surpassing Oprah Winfrey with a net worth of $5 billion.

Profile Summary of Suzanne McFayden

  • Full Name: Suzanne McFayden
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 57 years old
  • Date of Birth: May 6, 1965
  • Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica
  • Ethnicity: Jamaican-American
  • Nationality: Jamaican/American
  • Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
  • Current Residence: Austin TX, USA
  • Alumni: Cornell University, Ithaca New York, Mills College, California, Alpha Academy, Little Rock, Arkansas, Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha”, Kingston Jamaica
  • Profession: Employee at Running With Angels, Austin TX, USA.
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Relationship Status: Divorced
  • Ex-Husband: Robert F. Smith
  • Children: 3 (Zoe Smith, Eliana Smith, and Max Smith)
  • Parents: Vincent McFayden and Rene McFayden
  • Number of Siblings: 2
  • Height in Inches: 5’5″
  • Height in Centimeters: 165 cm
  • Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Net Worth: $500k approx.
  • Famous for: Being the ex-wife of billionaire Robert F. Smith
  • Instagram: @mcfayden19

Suzanne McFayden Is A Jamaican-American

Suzanne McFayden was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on May 6, 1965. Her parents are Vincent Bancroft McFayden and Rene McFayden. She is the first of the three children born to the Jamaican couple, however, the identities of her siblings are not known at the moment. Suzanne shared a close relationship with her father who died in 2005.

Despite the fact that she is advanced in terms of her age, the 57-year-old has maintained a good body shape and beauty which could easily be associated with a woman 20 years younger. Her magnificent figure which includes a trim body shape, silky dark brown hair, and lovely blue eyes are perfectly complemented by a charming, eye-catching, and beautiful smile.

She Is Well Read And Has Showcased Her Intellectual Capability On Different Platforms

Suzanne McFayden had her earlier education in Kingston, Jamaica, where she was initially enrolled in Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha”. Soon after, she relocated with her parents to the USA where she continued her education at Alpha Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. After her high school graduation in 1983, she proceeded to Mills College, California, for further learning. When she had successfully completed her MFA (Master of Fine Arts) program, she went on to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in French Literature.

After her studies, Suzanne took on several jobs to showcase her intellectual abilities. She is described by Architectural digest as an avid reader, a passionate lover of fine arts, and a philanthropist. Her writing abilities led to a freelance piece for New York Times about her experience in teaching her African-American teens how to drive. This piece is featured in the 2020 edition of the paper.

She is currently an employee of Running With Angels, a fitness boot camp in Austin, Texas, where she also resides with her children and relatives. This fitness outfit was set up primarily to help individuals achieve their fitness goals. Suzanne McFayden is a valued member of the staff at this fitness facility and her invaluable experience, coupled with the expertise she has regularly exhibited, has helped the company grow its clientele.

Aside from her status as a celebrity ex-wife, her earnings from her day job and social media influence have ultimately made her quite successful. She has a very respectable net worth of $500,000.

Suzanne McFayden Was The Wife Of Billionaire Robert F. Smith For 22 Years

McFayden’s relationship status currently places her as a single mother who is resolutely focused on making sure her kids receive the best emotional and financial support required to start up their own lives. It is noteworthy to point out that she had once been married to her college sweetheart.

Suzanne McFayden

Suzanne met her ex-husband, Robert F. Smith while they were both students at Cornell University in 1985. She was a French Literature major, while he was in the process of getting his degree in Chemical Engineering. Shortly after the meeting, they began dating, although not many people knew at the time due to the couple’s resolve to keep the relationship private.

The relationship continued for the next three years and the couple decided to tie the knot in 1988 in yet another private ceremony featuring only close friends and family members. The marriage remained scandal-free until their separation in 2010 and the finalization of divorce in 2014.

The couple cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their separation and divorce. Whether Suzanne got any sizable financial settlement from the divorce is anyone’s guess because, true to their ‘modus operandi’ of privacy, details of the divorce settlement are sealed from the public.

She Had 3 Children With Her Ex-Husband

The 22-year union produced 3 children – two girls and a boy. Their names are Zoe Suzanne Smith, Eliana Fredricks Smith, and Maximos Robert Smith. Their birth details are not public knowledge. Zoe Smith is a member of the improv group Hammer Katz. She has also expressed interest in becoming a stand-up comedian and she has taken steps to fulfill that desire by working presently as an intern at Saturday Night Live while studying at New York University.

Max Smith is still a student but details of his life are not completely open to public scrutiny. Sources say he enjoys organized sports and occasionally, he can be seen getting actively involved in playing them. He is particularly fond of soccer. Sources say that Eliana Smith is also a student who enjoys her privacy, hence the little-known information regarding her life.

All three kids share a residence with their mother, Suzanne, and other relatives in Austin Hills, Austin, Texas.

Suzanne McFayden Is Single And An Avid Art Collector

Unlike her ex who moved on to remarry and have more children, Suzanne McFayden decided to focus on building a career while raising her children. She is currently unattached romantically. She might have gone on a few dates but she claims there has been nothing serious about those dates. She is quite active on her Instagram page where she posts fashion tips and trendy fashion outfits and materials.

McFayden is also an avid art collector who focuses on collecting works of art which she says reflects little pieces of her identity as a black woman immigrant, a divorcee, a mother of 3, and ultimately her commitment to remaining joyful. Her love and devotion to art collections have also led to her being named the new board chair at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin. She also serves on the board of Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.

Though she feels a kinship with Black artists, she is more concerned with the ideas that give the work its unique characteristics. Her home in Austin Hills, West Austin, Texas was featured in the 2019 edition of Architectural Digest. The remodeling which began shortly after her divorce was interspersed with heavy traits of Suzanne’s identity, including her passion and love for art.

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