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Meet Emmitt Smith wife Patricia Southall and their kids. Detail on their married life. 2022

Emmitt Smith’s wife, Patricia Southall, is a social activist, and she is best regarded for her motive and her services. Patricia Southall is the first African-American lady who was crowned to be Miss Virginia. As of now, she is widely considered as Pat Smith, after Patricia Southall adopted the name of her second husband, the former running back, Emmitt Smith.

Patricia is Pat Smith Enterprises’ CEO, and she has also come up with a non-profit organization widely regarded as Treasure You. The non-profit organization helps to promote a healthy lifestyle meant for women. Pat is widely recognized as the wife of the former National Football League running back Emmitt Smith. She was born to Mildred Southall and Henry Southall.

Image of Patricia Southall with her husband Emmitt Smith
Patricia Southall with her husband, Emmitt Smith

Patricia Southall, Former Husband, Martin Lawrence.

Before meeting the love of her life, Emmitt Smith, Patricia Southall was married to Martin Lawrence, the actor and comedian.

Pat met Martin Lawrence in 1992, and she started dating the comedian right away. After being in a relationship for three long years, the pair took the vows of marriage on January 7, 1995. Their marriage lasted for two years, from 1995 till 1997.

According to the media, after one year of marriage, the couple welcomed a baby girl Jasmine Page Lawrence on January 15, 1996. Nevertheless, after being married for five long years and after tying the knot and being together for two years, the couple decided they needed a divorce.

The celebrity pair separated on September 17, 1997. Despite the separation, Patricia and Martin Lawrence still maintain a healthy relationship. She is often seen accompanying Jasmine and her ex-husband in some public events.

Image of Partricia Southall with her ex-husband Martin Lawrence
Patricia Southall with her ex-husband Martin Lawrence

Patricia Southall and Emmitt Smith and their kids

After getting separated from Martin Lawrence for almost three years, Patricia Southall met Emmitt Smith during a music festival in Aruba.

Not long after that, the pair immediately started dating each other and stayed in a long-distance relationship.

Later on April 22, 2000, she married Emmitt Smith, the legendary football running back. It was tough for Patricia Southall to accept the child of Emmitt Smith and Hope Wilson.

When Hope became pregnant with Emmitt’s child, they were dating. Patricia took a lot of time to think before she decided to marry Emmitt Smith.

Image of Patricia Southall with her husband Emmitt Smith and with their kids
Patricia Southall with her husband Emmitt Smith and with their kids

Emmitt Smith and his wife Patricia Southall have completed a sustainable marriage going strong even after 18 years. On April 22, 2019, Emmitt Smith and Patricia Southall will complete 19 years of marriage. In 18 years, the couple has reportedly welcomed three children to the world, one daughter and two sons.

The couple was blessed with their first child after completing two years of marriage. Emmitt James IV, the firstborn son of Patricia and Emmitt, came into this world on May 15, 2002.

Later in 2003, on October 15, Patricia gave birth to Skylar Smith, their daughter and their second-born child. The arrival of Elijah Alexander James in the year 2010 on September 22 made the family a whole.

Patricia Southall also has a stepdaughter named Rheagen Smith. Rheagen Smith is the daughter of Hope Wilson, Emmitt’s ex-girlfriend. Rheagen was born on November 2, 1998, to Emmitt Smith and Hope Wilson.

Age 50 (1970)
Net worth $500,000
Spouse Martin Lawrence (Ex-Husband)

Emmitt Smith (Husband)

Kids 5
Occupation Former Miss Virginia


Parents Henry Southall (Father)

Mildred Southall (Mother)

Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American

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