Quick Facts of Evanka Franjko

  • Full NameEvanka Franjko
  • NicknameEvanka
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceCroatia
  • EthnicityCroatian
  • NationalityCroatian
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourReddish-Blonde
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseJoey Buttafuoco
  • Height5'8 ft
  • Online PresenceFacebook

It would bug to many people to know your husband’s relationship with a minor. However, the fact didn’t seem to affect Evanka Franjko. Franjko came to the limelight after her marriage with an auto body shop owner Joey Buttafuoco. Evanka looked past many facts and married her husband, who doesn’t have a good relationship with laws and tabloids.

Evanka is married to Joey for fifteen years. However, her husband’s past relationship has been very controversial. Moreover, Joey even had to serve a prison sentence for being involved with a minor. The minor later shot his first wife. To find out more about Evanka Franjko, read the article until the end. Also, he marriage of fifteen years didn’t go as smoothly in the beginning.

Early Life

Although, Evanka is known in the limelight, she chose to keep her personal life as far as possible from the media. So the only information known about her early life is that she was born in Croatia. Similarly, her birth date, name of her parents and number of siblings are also unknown. 

Talking about Evanka Franjko’s appearance, her eyes are black in color. She has a slim build and has reddish-blonde hair.  Moreover, information about her upbringing and schooling is also not available. She stands 5’8ft tall and  weighs 116 pounds

Married to Former-Convict

Evanka Franjko tied the knots with Joey Buttafuoco in 2005. They met in Joey’s auto body shop for the first. The wedding was Joey Buttafuoco’s second wedding and Evanka Franko’s first wedding. Surprisingly, after two years of marriage in 2007, Evanka filed for a divorce with her husband. However, she withdrew the divorce petition on June 22, 2007.

Evanka and her husband Joey holding hand and exchanging wedding vows.
Evanka and her husband Joey. Source: NY Post

The couple do not share any children. Although, Joey is a father of two children with his former wife. This makes Evanka step-mother of Joye’s children from his former marriage. As a matter of fact, the couple is not divorced they are soon hitting fifteen years of marriage in 2020.

Involvement with a Minor

Although Evanka has a clean record of her past relationship, her husband’s former relationships were scandalous. On May 19, 1992, Mary Jo Buttafuoco Joey’s ex-wife and mother of his two children got a knock on her door. When she answered the door then 17-year-old Amy Fisher introduced herself as her nonexistent older-sister and confronter, Mary Jo, that her husband was having an affair with a minor. 

Joey and his ex-wife Mary Jo hugging each other.
Joey and his ex-wife Mary Jo. Source: NY Post

When the confrontation in Mary Jo’s front porch did not so well, Mary asked Amy to leave so she could call her husband. Nonetheless, that led the then 17-year-old fisher to take out  25 calibers semiautomatic pistol and shoot Mary Jo in the face. After three days of remaining unconscious, Mary recognized Amy as the culprit. 

“I went up to her doorstep with a loaded gun in my pocket. I hit her on the back of the head and the gun went off. She fell on top of me on the ground. I hit her and I left. I ran away

This incident earned Amy Fisher her nickname, “the Long Island Lolita”. Following the incident, Amy Fisher was sentenced to 10 years in prison and after completing her seven years in prison, she was eligible for parole and was released.

Amy Fisher coming out of prison after 7 years.
Amy Fisher coming out of prison. Source: NY Post

Likewise, Joey Buttafuoco was sentenced to six months in jail for nineteen counts of statutory rape, sodomy, and endangering the welfare of a child. He got released after he served four months and nine days of his sentence. 

What’s Her Net Worth?

It is unknown what Evanka Franjko does for a living. However, her husband is a auto body shop owner. He made his career on-camera debut as an ‘under 5’ on As the World Turns in the late 80s. According to Body Shop Business auto body shop owner typically makes around $100,000 a year. However, the whereabouts of Evanka and her husband is kept under media attention.  They must be living a peaceful life and probably have moved on from their past.

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