Patricia Southall is Emmitt Smith’s wife. Patricia married Emmitt on April 22, 2000, six years before Smith made dancing seem cool (for about 6 seconds) by winning Dancing with the Stars. Patricia earned a degree in journalism from James Madison University, and won the Miss Virginia USA pageant in 1993. She represented Virginia in the 1994 Miss USA pageant, where she placed first runner-up. She married Martin Lawrence in January of 1995, but seeing as Martin was pretty much out of his mind at this time (he was arrested three times in a two year span and suffered a drug addiction) it was no surprise that they divorced in September 1997.
Dallas Cowboys star Emmitt Smith’s grand Southern-style wedding was featured exclusively in BRIDE’S magazine’s October/November 2000 issue. Photo shows the bride, Patricia Lawrence, and groom, Emmitt Smith, walking back up the aisle after their marriage ceremony.Photo by Simon MacArthur. (PRNewsFoto)