Who is Patricia Southall, Emmitt Smith’s wife?

Patricia Southall

Who is Patricia Southall?

Patricia Southall also known as ”Pat” is an American founder and spokesperson of Treasure You. She is the ex-wife of comedian Martin Lawrence and the wife of Emmitt James Smith, a former National Football League running back for the Dallas Cowboys and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Patricia Southall: Bio Summary

Full namePatricia Southall
Date of birth December 17, 1970
Age52 years old
Place of birthChesapeake, Virginia, United States
Sex Female
Nationality American
Zodiac signSagittarius
Height1.65 m / 5 ft 4 in / 165 cm
Weight50 kg / 110 lb
Hair ColorDark Brown 
Eye colorGrey
ProfessionModel, Spokesperson
ParentMildred Southall, Henry Southall
SpouseEmmitt Smith (m. 2000), Martin Lawrence (m. 1995–1997)
SiblingsPam Southall
Children’sJasmine Page Lawrence, Emmitt Smith IV, Skylar Smith
Net worthUnknown


Patricia Southall, also known as Pat, was born to Mildred and Henry Southall on December 17, 1970, in Chesapeake, Virginia, in the United States. She is 52 years old, and. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, Southall has a twin sister named Pam Southall, and they all grew up practicing Christianity. She founded Treasure You in America and serves as its spokesperson.


Patricia Southall attended Western Branch High School and graduated from James Madison University with a degree in journalism. In late 1993, she took home the Miss Virginia USA title. Southall, who represented Virginia in the Miss USA 1994 competition, finished as Lu Parker of South Carolina’s first runner-up. She participated in a variety of on-campus events while attending JMU, serving as president of the Student Governor Association, Miss Madison, and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Her ex-husband, comedic actor Martin Lawrence, was working in Richmond when she first met him.


Pat, a former Richmond, Virginia, mayor, began working at Douglas Wilder’s media office in 1992. She was the first African-American to represent Virginia at the Miss USA Pageant after winning the 1993 Miss Virginia beauty pageant. She rose to prominence as a model, spokesperson, and activist. Patricia initially started her modeling career in 1993.

Patricia started her acting career after leaving the pageant with parts in The Wayans Brothers Show, Beverly Hills 90210, and Sunset Beach. Patricia founded the nonprofit organization Treasure You and serves as its creator and spokesman. It is a group for women that promotes and supports them in pursuing their passions.

Patricia has run numerous national programs with the Treasure You Foundation. These initiatives give women financial aid and support so they can work for the organization and benefit from the opportunity to learn and develop.

Personal life

Patricia Southall was in two unions.  She first married the comedian Martin Lawrence, then following their divorce, she married Emmitt Smith, a former running back for the Dallas Cowboys and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Summary of her previous relationship with Martin Lawrence

Lawrence and Patricia first connected at the Douglas Wilder media office. Martin Lawrence and Patricia Southall got married on January 15, 1995, after they had been dating for some time. The Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel served as the location of their wedding. Lawrence and Southall give birth to a daughter, named, Jasmine Page Lawrence (born January 15, 1996).

Due to “irreconcilable differences,” Martin and Pat filed for divorce. He also requested legal custody of their daughter. As a result of the scandal involving an actor from the Bad Boys Picture, the couple filed for divorce in September 1996.

Summary of Pat and Emmitt Smith’s relationship

After splitting up with Martin, Emmitt Smith met Patricia Southall at the Aruba music competition. The couple made love in front of family and friends during Smith’s dinner party for his 30th birthday. At the Dallas First Baptist Church, the pair exchanged vows and became a married couple on April 20, 2000.

The couple has three children together. The couple welcomes their first child Emmitt James Smith IV (born May 15, 2002), Skylar Smith (born October 15, 2003), and the third child Elijah Alexander James Smith (born September 22, 2010).

In addition, Smith is the stepfather to Jasmine Page Lawrence (born January 15, 1996), who is Southall’s daughter of the ex-husband, actor-comedian Martin Lawrence.

Summary of her husband Emmitt James Smith’s Career

Emmitt James Smith III was born on May 15, 1969. He is an American former professional football player who spent 15 seasons, mostly with the Dallas Cowboys, as a running back in the National Football Association (NFL). He is the all-time leading rusher in the league, among other achievements.

Smith, who was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, played football for Escambia High School and rose to the position of second-leading rusher in American high school history. Smith broke multiple school running records while playing three years of collegiate football for the Florida Gators. Smith decided to bypass his final year of eligibility and play professionally after being selected as an undisputed All-American in 1989.

Smith was chosen by the Cowboys in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He broke Walter Payton’s previous record for most yards rushing during his lengthy professional career by rushing for 18,355 yards. With 164 career running touchdowns, he also maintains the record.

Net worth

Patricia Southall’s estimated net worth is unknown. However, her husband Emmitt James Smith has a net worth of $25 million

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