Taniqua Smith Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Feb, 2019
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Date of Birth: 1981 , August-8
Age: 40 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
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Among many people to be known as celebrity-wife, Taniqua Smith is one of the famous stars who is widely popular as the wife of the NFL player Demarcus Ware. She started making headlines ever since she started dating the Denver Broncos outside linebacker Ware and reached the acme of popularity after the couple got married. The pair also made headlines when they went through the miserable time in their relationship and ultimately got divorced.

Early Life And Education Of Taniqua Smith

Taniqua Smith was born on August 8, 1981, in Alabama where she grew up as well. She was born to father Willie Smith, a former police officer in Alabama, but her mother's identity is still under the radar. Taniqua Smith is a Leo that describes her personality to be optimistic, strong, humorous, self-disciplined, and energetic.

Smith is an American by her nationality and she belongs to the Indo-American ethnicity. Taniqua Smith has not shared her early life events and her academic details to the media.

Taniqua Smith's Career

Taniqua Smith came to the spotlight as the ex-wife of the famed NFL player DeMarcus Ware. Before she gained the media attention, Smith served in the United States Air Force. There's not enough information about her career.

Meanwhile, her ex-spouse DeMarcus Ware is the famous NFL player. He first started his career as a defensive end. He first played against San Francisco 49ers and recorded his first sack and brought Timmy Ratty. He earned the title of the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the year and Hendricks Award

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He signed a 3-year-contract with Denver Broncos for $300 million. He played 16 games with the club which he finished with 14 tackles, 10 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. Further, he won numerous awards and honors from his career. He was also listed in the First All-Pro team. He also became the first NFL player to receive the professional Butkus Award.

Taniqua Smith's Earnings and Net Worth

Smith has not shared any information about her salary and earnings to the media yet. As she was not involved in any renowned profession, there is not more information regarding her net worth. But as per some sources, her net worth ranges in thousands of dollars.

On the other side, her ex-husband, Demarcus Ware has an estimated net worth of $35 million in 2019. As of playersnetworth.blogspot.com, Ware signed a 3-year contract with Denver Broncos for a staggering $30 million. 

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Smith might have received a good share of her ex's net worth as part of the divorce settlement, however, the actual amount of the alimony has not been revealed yet.

Taniqua Smith's Personal Life

Smith is a married woman. She is currently married to Shane Richard. Richards is a brand specialist at Audi Grapevine and is also working as a real estate agent at Keller Williams Southlake Market Center. Taniqua Smith and Shane Richards met in July 2016, when he sold her a new car.

Their love story began when Smith asked Richard to have lunch with her. After that, they fell for each other and they dated for a while. When they were on vacation, Richards proposed to Smith going on one knee and Smith accepted his proposal saying "Yes!."

The couple got married on 19th August 2017 at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Resort and Spa Resort in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Later they hosted a reception at The Nest st Ruth Farm on  November 11, 2017.

Before, She was in a longtime married relationship with the NFL star Ware. The ex-couple first met in high school. After dating for a while, they tied the knot in March 2005 at a private wedding in a courthouse in Alabama.

CAPTION: Taniqua Smith and her ex-husband DeMarcus Ware SOURCE: Pinterest

Ware and Smith started facing problems after Smith had difficulties in conceiving a child. Also, Smith suffered three miscarriages. Smith went through two miscarriages before she got pregnant with a son Omar Ware who was stillborn in 2006.

Later, they went on to do several fertility tests and visited several fertility specialists and high-risk pregnancy experts.

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In 2008, they adopted a baby girl, Marley and they welcomed a son, DeMarcus Ware II, on November 20, 2010. After going through all these ups and downs, the couple started having several problems with each other which ultimately led the couple to divorce. However, they maintained a good relationship for the sake of their kids.