Stephen A. Smith's wife: Is he married? A closer look at the personal life of the sports analyst

Stephen A. Smith's wife: Is he married? A closer look at the personal life of the sports analyst

Sospeter Itolondo
May 10, 2023 at 5:02 PM

Meet one of the best sports analysts in the NBA, making cutting-edge and sometimes controversial takes on the game. What is Stephen A. Smith best known for? He is known for his outbursts and brutal honesty, which make his shows even more enjoyable. Further attention to Stephen A. Smith and his wife propelled the media.

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Stephen A Smith at the Kelly Clarkson Show. Photo: Weiss Eubanks
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Stephen Smith made airwaves after advising the Boston Celtics to apologise to Nia Long for handling the Ime Udoka controversy. He is never fearful of criticising players and coaches, and even teams.

Profile and bio summary

Full name

Stephen Anthony Smith

Birth date

14th October 1967


55 years of age (As of May 2023)




The Bronx, New York, United States



Current residence



African American

Height in feet


Height in centimetres

185 cm

Weight in kilograms

165 lbs

Weight in pounds

75 kg

Hair colour



Janet Smith (Mother)


Four older sisters and a younger brother (Late)

Marital status

Not married


Two daughters




Instagram, Twitter

How old is Stephen A. Smith?

Stephen A. Smith (aged 55 as of May 2023) was born on 14th October 1967, in The Bronx, New York, United States. He was born to immigrant parents from the Caribbean. Stephen Smith's height stands at 185cm or 6'1". He weighs 75kg or 165 lbs. The star wears shoe size number 11.

Stephen A. Smith's Twitter

His Twitter has more than 5.8 million followers as of May 2023. His Instagram account has more than 4.3 million followers. The analyst also has another account for his podcast named the "Know Mercy Podcast", with the handle Know Mercy Pod. The account has over 7800 followers as of May 2023.

What is Stephen A. Smith's net worth and income?

The American journalist is reportedly the highest-paid ESPN employee, earning over $12 million annually. Stephen A. Smith's $8 million comes from his yearly salary and the extra $4 million from his production contract. His net worth in 2023 is estimated to be about $20 million. A big chunk of his fortune comes from his career as a sports media personality, which started in the mid-1990s.

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Stephen A Smith leaving the 'Good Day Show' at FOX 29 Studios on January 19th, 2023, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo
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Is Stephen A Smith married?

As of 2023, Stephen A. Smith does not have a wife, but he has two kids. His daughters' names, who were reported to be 10 and 11 years of age as of December 2019 has never been revealed Neither has the journalist revealed the name of the woman he was once engaged to. The star was seen with an unknown woman who has never appeared in the media again.

Although he has appeared with different women at events, most of whom are his fellow journalists, he has never refuted nor accepted any speculations.

Stephen A. Smith's book

The stars book was published on 17th January 2023. The book is called "Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes". The book is a memoir of his childhood, struggles and successes. It also highlights his history and what inspired him to join the sport.

Smith also talks about other athletes, personalities and teams, such as Skip Bayless, Ray Rice, Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, the New York Knicks, and the Dallas Cowboys. The star also highlights his experience with his family and fatherhood.

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Stephen A Smith reports at courtside before the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2019 playoffs on May 8th, 2019, in Oakland, California. Photo: Lachlan Cunningham
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On occasion, Stephen A. Smith has criticised the Cowboys' fanbase. During an appearance at the Super Bowl LVII Radio Row, he described the fanbase as disgusting and nauseating. He said,

"It has nothing to do with the Cowboys. It has everything to do with their disgusting, nauseating fan base, which I can't stand. That's who they are. For me, I have nothing against any player on the Dallas Cowboys. … it's their fans that get on my nerves. Their fans are so nauseating to me, they are just so annoying that nothing pleases me more than to watch a Cowboy fan miserable."

Stephen A. Smith and Molly

The two got into a weird war of words on the Tv show "First Take" on 15th March 2023. The argument started when Smith stated that the Memphis Grizzlies had a good chance in the playoffs despite their star player, Ja Morant's, eight-game suspension. Ja was suspended for flashing a firearm at a Colorado nightclub while on Instagram Live.

Stephen A Smith and Molly
Molly Qerim attends the 2022 ABC Disney Upfront at Basketball City on May 17th, 2022, in New York City. Photo: Dia Dipasupil
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Molly opposed the sentiment stating that the Grizzlies had lost eight out of ten games while on the road. Then Smith responded by saying they had not lost nine out of ten of which Molly rebutted,

"That was a tag. That wasn't for a comment. I need to teach you about tags."

What kind of surgery did Stephen A. Smith have?

The journalist was recovering from shoulder surgery from July 2022. This was due to an injury he incurred while boxing. In a Twitter post, he said,

"Appreciate the love I've been receiving from everyone who's missed me on First Take. I'm out because I'm rehabbing from shoulder surgery. Partial tear, rotator cuff and bicep, along with frayed Labrum, plus a Bone Spur."

What athlete does Stephen A. Smith despise?

The star is seldom shy of voicing his opinion and once stated that he despised Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson. In the "Karen Hunter Show", the journalist said,

'There is one particular athlete who is now retired, I despise him and he despises me…Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson. My issue with Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson was not that "OK, he didn't play well, and he got $69 million" or anything like that. It was that I saw this man March lock step with what (former Bucks coach) George Karl wanted to do because George Karl getting paid $7 million a year.'
Smith continued: 'But Randy Ayers becomes the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers…you treated this man like trash, but you'll come and talk to reporters about how brothers need to facilitate brothers being hired, but you had one and how'd you treat him?'
What athlete does Stephen A Smith despise?
Glenn Robinson stands next to the Atlanta Hawks team plane on April 16th, 2003, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Scott Cunningham
Source: Instagram

Stephen A. Smith is a private man who rarely shares personal information. He is a successful media personality who does not hesitate to say what is in his mind despite ruffling some feathers. Allegedly, he is the highest-paid talent on ESPN.

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