In recent times, Patricia Southall has been in the news because of the mutual decision she reached with her second husband to go their separate ways. The 49 years old mother of four children had been in her most recent marriage for about two decades, and it is only natural for some people to wonder who she really is.
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Patricia Southall is plenty of things rolled into one; she is an entrepreneur, mentor, activist, author, actress, movie producer, spokeswoman, model, fashionista, and philanthropist. The African-American has seen it all in terms of being successful at work and in her marriage.
Patricia Southall's profile summary
- Birth name: Patricia Annette Southall
- Nickname: Pat
- Date of birth: 17th of December, 1970
- Patricia Southall's age: 51 years old (as of 2021)
- Profession: Actress, activist, movie producer, fashionista, spokeswoman, and entrepreneur
- Famous for: Winning the Miss Virginia US in 1993 and coming second in the Miss USA in 1994
- Birthplace/hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
- Nationality: American
- Current residence: United States
- Religion: Christianity
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
- Height: 165 centimetres
- Weight: 50 kilograms
- Body build: Slender
- Eye colour: Brown
- Hair colour: Black
- Parents: Henry and Mildred Southall
- Siblings: Pam Southall (Twin sister)
- Marital status: Divorced
- Previous marriages: Martin Laurence (1995-1997) and Emmitt James Smith (2000-2020)
- Children: Jasmine Page Lawrence (1996), Emmitt James Smith IV (2000), Skylar Smith (2003), and Elijah Alexander James Smith (2010)
- Education: Western Branch High School and James Madison University
- Degrees: Bachelor's degree in Journalism
- Instagram account: @patsmithty
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Where is Patricia Southall from? The 50 years old fashionpreneur was born in Chesapeake, Virginia, the United States of America, on the 17th of December, 1970. So, how old is Patricia Southall? As of 2021, she is 51 years of age.
Patricia Southall's parents are Henry and Mildred Southall. She has a twin sister known as Pam, and together they worked on the family farm bagging peanuts and cutting grass as young girls.
Pat always dreamed of being a model as a little girl, and she achieved that feat and even became Miss Virginia, USA 1994. She followed that up with a second position in the Miss USA pageant in 1994. This accomplishment shot her into the spotlight, and she took full advantage of it.
However, she started a career in activism, fashion, public speaking and even wrote Second Chances. Pat is very passionate about giving back to her society and runs charity organisations like Treasure You and PESC to impact the younger generation.
- Halfway Point
- The Wayans Bros.
- Beverly Hills 90210
- Canal Street
- Dr. Phil
- The Talk
- 20th Annual Trumpet Awards
- Praise The Lord: A Night of Amazing Women
- ESPN Sportscentury
- Good Morning America
- Emmitt Smith: Celebrity Dream 2015
Who is Patricia Southall married to?
As of 2021, Pat has been married and divorced twice. The first marriage was in 1995 with famous actor and comedian Martin Lawrence. So, how did Martin Lawrence meet Patricia Southall? The lovebirds met in 1992 during one of Martin Lawrence's appearances on a comedy show known as Def Comedy Jam.
Lawrence was there as a sort of performer while Pat was employed in the office of L. Douglas Wilder at the time. One thing led to another, and the two became inseparable almost immediately.
They dated for about three years before getting married in 1995. Unfortunately, the marriage was shorter than their dating years as they settled for divorce two years later, in 1997. The union produced a girl child, Jasmine Page Lawrence, in 1996. Pat gave insight into her first divorce in her book, Second Chances.
Three years later, in 2000, Pat was at the altar for the second time, and this time, she was sharing vows with Emmitt Smith. Smith, Patricia Southall's husband in her second attempt at marriage, was a legendary NFL quarterback renowned for playing for the Dallas Cowboys.
Their union produced three children: Emmitt, Elijah Alexander, and Skylar Smith. Altogether, Patricia Southall's children are four. She is also a stepmom to Rheagen Smith, a girl from Emmit Smith's first marriage.
So, is Patricia Southall still married? No, she is no longer married. This was after Emmitt and Pat released a joint statement on their social media page announcing their mutual decision to go their separate ways, although no reasons were given.
Patricia Southall's young days might have been riddled with working days on the family's farm, but she never let this put her down. As a result, Patricia Southall's net worth is estimated at $500,000. This fortune comes from a career in several endeavours.
Body measurements and appearance
Patricia Southall's height is approximately 5 feet and 4 inches, and she weighs around 110 pounds. Patricia Southall's eyes are dark brown and strike any onlooker as beautiful; she also has naturally black hair.
Patricia Southall might be going through a recent divorce, but she is no stranger to how it works since she had experienced it before. She and Emmitt Smith have agreed to continue to co-parent their children.
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