Who is Patricia Southall? Emmitt Smith's wife's net worth, age, Instagram

Who is Patricia Southall? Emmitt Smith's wife's net worth, age, Instagram

Samuel Lisubila
September 13, 2022 at 5:50 PM

Popularly known as Pat, she is an American actress, celebrity wife and social activist. Throughout her career, she has focused mainly on helping the needy in society. She is currently a founder and spokesperson of 'Treasure You', a charity organisation based in the U.S. At 51 years of age, she has a lot on her name.

Patricia Southall
Patricia Southall attends the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort on 20 December 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Ethan Miller
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Pat's love life has been in the limelight for a while, giving her more popularity. She is the ex-wife of the American comedian Martin Lawrence and also the ex-wife of former Dallas Cowboys running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. Here is everything you need to know about the philanthropist.

Patricia Southall's profile and bio summary

Full Name

Patricia 'Pat' Annette Smith





Date of Birth

17 December 1970


51 years of age (2022)

Place of Birth

Chesapeake, Virginia, U.S






Model, Actress, Spokesperson, Producer, Author, Activist

Current Residence

Los Angeles U.S

Height in feet

5 ft 4 inches

Height in centimetres


Weight in kilograms


Weight in ponds


Hair colour

Dark brown

Eye colour



Henry and Mildred Southall


Pam Southall (Twin sister)

Marital status



Martin Lawrence (1995 - 1997), Emmitt Smith (2000-2020)


Emmitt James Smith lV, Elijah Alexander James Smith, Skyler Smith

Net worth



Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Who is Patricia Southall?

Born on 17 December 1970 in Chesapeake, Virginia, Pat was raised with her parents, Henry and Mildred Southall, alongside her twin sister, Pam Southall. Southall attended Western Branch High School and later became a journalism graduate at James Madison University.

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Patty began modelling at University, where she was crowned Miss Virginia USA in late 1993. She also represented Virginia in the Miss USA 1994 Pageant, where she became the runner-up after Lu Parker of South Carolina.

She met her ex-husband Martin Lawrence in 1992 while working in Govt. Douglas Wilder's media office. They married in 1995 and had one child Jasmine Page Lawrence. They divorced in 1997. She then met football star Emmitt Smith and married on 22 April 2000.

Patricia Soutall's ex husband
Emmitt Smith and Patricia Southall at The two-hour Season Finale of "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show". Photo: Kelsey McNeal
Source: Getty Images

How many children do Patricia Southall and Emmitt Smith have?

They have three children: Emmitt James Smith lV, Elijah Alexander James Smith and Skyler Smith. Pat is also a stepmother to Rheagen Smith, Smith's daughter, with ex-girlfriend Hope Wilson. Unfortunately, the two called it quits after a decade of marriage and made it public via a joint public post on their social media platforms.

What caused Pat and Emmitt Smith's divorce?

Southall explained in a Youtube video that the reason for divorce was because she felt like the second person in marriage while all the attention was on Emmitt. She is now a successful mother, model, activist, philanthropist and author of the popular book 'Second Chances' published in 2016.

In her acting career, she has earned credits in multiple films. Here are some of the movies and T.V. shows she has featured in:

  • Halfway Point as Justin
  • Beverley Hills as Receptionist
  • The Wayne Bros as Jasmine

Television shows where she has appeared as herself include:

  • Canal Street
  • Dr Phil
  • The Talk
  • Good Morning America
  • Emmitt Smith: Celebrity Dream 2015
  • Praise the Lord: A Night of Amazing Women
  • 20th Annual Trumpet Awards
  • ESPN SportsCentury

Patricia Southall's net worth

From all businesses, organisations and career earnings, the multi-talented has accumulated wealth estimated at $500,000 as of 2022. As a car lover, Patty has been seen driving a white Range Rover. While still married to Emmitt, the two lived together with their two sons in a $2.2 million mansion he built in 1995. However, Emmit sold it back in 2021 after announcing their divorce.

Patricia Southall's ex-husband Emmitt Smith
Dallas Cowboys former Emmitt Smith on the sidelines on Thanksgiving Day before a game against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium on 28 November 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Photo: Wesley Hitt
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Who is Emmitt Smith?

Born on 15 May 1969 in Pensacola, Florida, U.S, Emmitt James Smith III is an American Football Hall of Famer. He played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys for 15 seasons garnering accolades that still stand to 2022.

How old is Emmitt?

Emmitt Smith is 53 years of age as of September 2022. He is the son of Mary .J. Smith and Emmitt James Smith Jr. His career began at 8 years when he played his first organised football game on a team sponsored by the Salvation army. He extended his skill to High School when he ran track for the Escambia Gators.

The footballer won two state Championships and rushed for 106 touchdowns and 8804 yards which was the second-best yardage in the history of American Highschool football at the time. In addition, he broke the 2000-yard rushing mark in a season twice. In track & field, he competed as a sprinter, becoming a member of the 4 x 100 m (42.16s) relay squad.

Smith was successful in his high school career and was named 'Player of the Century. Later on, he joined the University of Florida through an athletic scholarship, where he performed incredibly in the three years present. During his departure after the NFL Draft, he was enlisted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a 'Gator Great' in 1999, the Gator Football Ring of Honour and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Patricia Southall's ex-husband Emmitt Smith
Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys looks on before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on 22 September 2002 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Mitchell Layton
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Smith was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1990 after a roller coaster ride as most teams considered him too small and slow for the pro game. But, shocking to many, Emmitt Smith became one of the most lethal running back the NFL has ever seen, garnering accolades and pulling off records that have not yet been broken.

He finished his 226-game career by playing two final seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. He had a career total of 18,355 yards and an NFL record 164 rushing touchdowns. Also, he added 515 receptions for 3224 yards and 11 touchdowns. Here are some of his many achievements:

1990 - 1995, 1998 - 2000

Pro Bowl Player


Rushing Title


The first player to rush more than 1,400 yards in five straight NFL Seasons


Rushing Title




Rushing Title


Super Bowl


Super Bowl


MVP Super Bowl XXVlll


Rushing Title


Super Bowl


NFL All-Time rushing leader

After his NFL career ended, Smith involved himself in multiple activities to keep him relevant to the public. One of his most significant achievements was when he founded the Pat and Emmitt Smith charities, a non-profit organisation with a mission to seek a reality where children have the resources necessary to realise their full potential.

Who is Patricia Southall married to now?

Patricia Southall's age
Patricia Southall Smith attends the Chris Rock Live in Concert performance benefiting the HollyRod Foundation held at Prive Lounge on 2 February 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Charley Gallay
Source: Getty Images

Online reports suggest Patty is single. She has not made it public whether she is dating anyone and is concentrating on her career.

Patricia Southall's influence, especially to her millions of fans globally, shows the value she has brought and continues to bring to her community. With her net worth on the rise, we are sure to see her better her community with the charity platforms she has created.

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