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.