Jasmine Monjack Unravels The Cause Behind Her Father Simon Monjack’s Death

By Aishwarya AcharyaPublished on: December 26, 2023 Updated on: December 26, 2023
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Jasmine Monjack, aka Pretty Jazmyn Newman, is the daughter of a late popular English director screenwriter, and producer, Simon Monjack. Born in a popular family, Jasmine gained exposure at quite an early age. While her father is no more, how is her life affected by his death?

Here, we will get into the not-so-talked-about life of the Monjack daughter. Alongside this, we will also talk about her father’s life and the details regarding his death.

Jasmine Monjack: The Secret Daughter of Simon Monjack

Jasmine came into the limelight only after the death of her father Simon. Before that, no one knew about the director’s secret life as a father. She was born on the 10th of April, 1996, from her father’s relationship with her mother Marcia Newman.

Jasmine Monjack celebrating her 3rd birthday
Simon’s daughter Jasmine with his ex-girlfriend Marica Newman. Source: Facebook

Since her birth, she had been living with her mother in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. She reportedly last saw her father when she was seven.

Jasmine’s Parents Were Not Married to Each Other

Monjack’s father and mother were in a relationship while the director resided in England. The former couple met long before the producer had even started his career.

They started dating in early 1995 and just a year later they welcomed their first child, Jasmine, followed by another daughter later on. Despite having a family together, the duo could not commit to getting married. They eventually broke up in early 1999.

Jasmine Monjack’s Grew Up In Her Father’s Absence

Jasmine was only 2 years old when her parents separated. For a few years from then, Simon often met his daughter and took her to Harrods and get clothes for her. But this soon stopped when Jasmine’s father moved to the U.S. Jasmine shared to DailyMail,

We hadn’t really come into that much contact for years and years before his death and the last time I saw him was when I was seven. He was nice, but I didn’t go and visit him because I was too young

The very last time Monjack met her father was when she was 7 years old.

Jasmine's father Simon and grandmother Linda.
Monjack shares a close bond with her grandmother, Linda Monjack.

Though she did not have much emotional bonding with her dad, Jasmine shared a good bond with her grandmother Linda Monjack.

She Spent Her Childhood With Her Younger Sister in England

Monjack grew up and spent her childhood in her birthplace with her mother and her younger sister. The name and details of her sister are not out yet.

Both the Monjack sisters completed their schooling in Bedfordshire and are in their 20s at present.

Jasmine Monjack aka Pretty Jazmyn Newman Is A Graduate of A Beauty College

Jasmine watched her father succeed in the industry from far away. With very little connection with her father, surprisingly she also chose a career in the glamour world as a makeup artist.

Jasmine Monjack wants to be a professional makeup artist.
Monjack is a graduate of a Beauty School and is working a part-time job.

Until today, Monjack has not started her career officially but is involved in a part-time job at a tanning and sunbed shop. She is preparing to kickstart her profession as a make-up artist in the entertainment industry itself.

Monjack’s Dad Married Twice

After separating from Jasmine’s mother, Simon got married to Simone Bienne in 2001. Their marriage lasted for 5 years and the couple decided to get divorced in 2006. They shared no children.

After a year of divorcing his first wife, Simon tied the knot with actress Brittany Murphy in April 2007. They married in a private ceremony in Los Angeles. Their relationship ended with the death of Britanny in 2009.

None of Jasmine’s Parents Are Alive Today

Monjack’s mother, Newman passed away quite early but we have no details about the cause and exact date of her death. On the other hand, the news of her dad’s death was spread all around.

Jasmine Monjack and his wife Brittany Murphy
Actress Brittany Murphy and his husband Simon Monjack passed away due to acute anemia.

The director passed away only 5 months after his late wife Murphy’s death. He died on 23 May 2010 at the young age of 40. Simon was found unconscious in his master bedroom of the Hollywood Hills house by his mother-in-law, Sharon. The director was buried beside the love of his life, Brittany at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills.

Her Dad And Step-Mother, Brittany’s Mysterious Death

The death of Simon and his wife was a matter of talk at the time. Both of them passed away due to severe anemia and acute pneumonia. The duo who apparently were quite healthy suddenly passed away from it, which raised a lot of questions.

There were also a few suspicions that the house they lived in had a toxic mold which eventually caused respiratory problems in both the couple. On the other hand, according to People, some also claimed that their home was haunted. Adding to this, Jasmine’s grandmom, Linda added,

All I know is that before Simon’s death he was having hallucinations that things were crawling out of his skin

Jasmine Claimed The Death of Her Father To Be Unnatural

Jasmine was only 15 years old when her father died. After three years of it, she finally spoke about the unusual passing of Simon as well as Britanny. With all the existing assumptions, Monjack’s daughter also claimed that her father’s death was not natural.

Jasmine also shared with the DailyMail, that she knew that her dad was not so healthy but he should not have died so soon too. She added,

My dad wasn’t the healthiest guy in the world because he was quite overweight, but I didn’t expect him to die that soon. I think they were poisoned. But Brittany’s mum lived in the same house, so why would she not have died from the same thing as them, especially as she was older?’

This dragged the attention to Britanny’s mother, Sharon as a suspect in the murders. Similarly, Murphy’s father as well as her half-siblings also shared that the two might have been given rat poison. Despite all these, as the lab reports of the duo came up clean, the case has been stuck until the present.

Is Jasmine Married?

No, Jasime Monjack has not married at present. There are no details about any of her romantic relationships and boyfriends as well.

The lady is working hard to settle herself in the beauty industry and gain popularity as her late father. Jasmine lives a very private life with no social media involvement.

Jasmine Monjack’s Net Worth

As of 2024, she has a net worth of nearly $2 million. Starting her career slowly, she is thriving to establish her professional life and increase her income day by day.

Simon Monjack during an event
Late producer Simon’s daughter Jasmine got no part from her father’s net worth after his death.

On the other hand, her father had a net worth of around $7 million at the time of his death. According to Jasmine, she did not get any amount from her father’s assets before or even after his passing away. The $14 million house that he lived in before his death, belonged to Brittany and was sold for $11.59 in 2020.