Emmitt Smith and his wife announced that they were leaving after 20 years
NFL Hall of Famer and “Dancing with the Stars” winner Emmitt Smith and his wife Pat Smith jointly announced their plans to “uncouple.” The news comes but four months after their 20th anniversary .
“We are publicly sharing that after much contemplation and prayer, we’ve decided to separate,” the pair said during a joint statement on his wife’s Instagram page on Lammas . Pat Smith, a former beauty queen was named Miss Virginia 1993 and competed for the Miss America crown. “We will still move forward amorously and compassion for each other , as co-parents and friends,” the statement continued. “We will work together within the best interests of our youngsters , our family, community and businesses.” No word on what caused the breakup. they need three children together additionally to at least one each from previous marriage and a previous relationship.
The Smith’s were subjects of a recent profile by The Dallas Morning News featuring their pay-it-forward venture: Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities. At the time of publication three years ago, The News said their organization had served quite 150,000 children through the distribution of grants and scholarships. From the story:
“We always call them Little Pats and tiny Emmitts, these kids who have these big dreams but really do not have the resources in their families to support the dreams,” Pat says.
“At the top of the day, what else are we here for?” Emmitt asks. “To still serve ourselves, or to serve others along the way? to possess all of this data and these resources and this influence, what else are you using it for?
“The way we see it, with the resources we’ve , the items we’re doing aren’t necessarily for us. We’ve benefited because it does feel good doing it. But yet we all know that ‘to whom much is given, much is required.’ That’s just who we are.”
Washington’s Adrian Peterson eyeing Emmitt Smith all-time rushing record: I want to ‘pass the GOAT’
It’s a lofty goal for any back entering the NFL, but not most are Adrian Peterson. If anyone within the recent future features a shot at dethroning Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith atop the league’s all-time rushing list, it’s Peterson, and that is a minimum of one bullseye he’s aiming for as he enters his 14th year within the league. The 35-year-old isn’t showing any signs of slowing down after rushing for 898 yards in 2019 and 1,940 yards total over his last two seasons with the Washington eleven and, as such, isn’t entertaining any talk about retirement. Instead, he’s already noted he’s hoping to play another four years within the NFL, which he sees as a chance to offer Smith a run his money.
“Why not four more years?” he recently posited.
First and foremost, however, Peterson’s goal is to finally obtain the ever elusive Lombardi trophy, having not yet appeared during a Super Bowl in his illustrious Hall of Fame career. That being the apparent top priority doesn’t negate his other mission, though.