Taniqua Smith

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Thu Sep 21 2023
By   sabin

Do you know who the first wife of Demarcus Ware is? The former United States Air Force officer, Taniqua Smith, was the first wife of Decarcus. Besides, the professional work, Smith receives the limelight for being an ex-celebrity wife. 

Yes, Taniqua comes to stardom as the former wife of an American retired NFL player, Ware. Although Ware and Smith had a fairytale-like marriage initially, the duo couldn't sustain their wedlock.

What Is Taniqua's Present Relationship Status?

Taniqua Smith is a happily married woman. Currently, she is in a marital relationship with her husband Shane Richard, a brand specialist at Audi Grapevine

The 39 aged Taniqua Smith is married to her husband Shane Richard since August 19, 2017.
Image: Taniqua Smith married to her husband Shane Richard since August 19, 2017.
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Taniqua's spouse Shane also serves as a real estate agent at Keller Williams South Lake Market Center. Reportedly, the pair met for the first time in 2016, when Smith was selling his new car.

After a year of getting engaged, on 19th August 2017, Smith and Richard shared their vows to live as husband and wife after their engagement. 

The wedding took place at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Resort and Spa Resort, located in Mexico. Since their marriage, they have been living a happy life together. However, the couple doesn't have any children yet.

Was Married To DeMarcus Ware

As mentioned above, the reason behind Taniqua's prominence was because of her ex-husband DeMarcus, who is popular all over the sports world. 

Taniqua Smith and DeMarcus Ware were married from 2005 to 2012.
Snap: Taniqua Smith and DeMarcus Ware were married from 2005 to 2012.
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Taniqua was his high school sweetheart. They met one another while attending Auburn High School. After dating for several years, Smith and Ware tied the wedding knot in 2005. They got married privately in Alabama.

From the marital bond, Taniqua and Demarcus shared their first child, a son named Omar Ware in 2006. Unfortunately, their son Omar is no more in this world.

Later, in 2008, the pair adopted a girl named Marley. Similarly, she gave birth to another baby boy named DeMarcus Ware II on 20 November 2010. Both Ware siblings are working hard to be professional sports personalities. 

 Taniqua and DeMarcus adopted their daughter Marley in 2008.
Photo: Taniqua and DeMarcus adopted their daughter Marley in 2008.
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Despite it looking as if the couple was perfectly fine, Smith and Ware started facing issues, after Smith developed some problems in conceiving a child. On the other hand, Taniqua also faced three miscarriages. 

Both Smith and DeMarcus could not handle the ups and downs going through their married life, which led them to divorce.

What's Taniqua Smith's Net Worth? 

As there is no exact information about Taniqua's current career and source of income, Smith's net worth is not disclosed. Moreover, she is not seen as involved in any profession as of 2021. 

According to some sources, her total wealth is estimated to be in thousands of dollars. However, Smith must have received a huge amount of money from Ware as a divorce settlement alimony. 

Taniqua Smith and her children

Further, she receives around $40 thousand in child support as she has custody of their children. Her ex-husband, Ware has a staggering net worth similar to Jordan Dalton of $35 million. Recently, DeMarcus signed a three-year, $30 million deal with the Denver Broncos.

Short Bio on Demarcus Ware Ex-Wife, Taniqua Smith!

The former celebrity wife Taniqua Smith was born on 8th August 1981, in Alabama. Taniqua grew up in her birthplace as well. Likewise, Smith was blessed with a loving family.

Taniqua is the daughter of a former police officer Willie Smith (father). However, her mother's identity is unknown. Similarly, her sibling's detailed information is also missing.

Ware's former wife Taniqua is of Afro-American ethnicity and holds American nationality. There is no information about her educational career and the university she attended. 

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