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Taniqua Smith : DeMarcus Ware’s Ex-Wife

American football outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the NFL, DeMarcus Ware’s ex-wife is Taniqua Smith.


About DeMarcus Ware

Ware was born on July 31, 1982, in Auburn, Alabama. He attended Auburn High School where he played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track.

DeMarcus played College football at Troy. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys with the 11th pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. After he was released, he signed a three-year contract with the Broncos in March 2014. Ware won Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos. Must be a high point of his life!


Life with Taniqua

The couple had know each other since they were in high school. Like all the fairytales, this would have been a great one but unfortunately they got divorced in 2012.

The two got married on March 2005. Taniqua is a former Air Force member and the daughter of a police officer. The couple had many complications in having a child and had three difficult pregnancies. After all the complications and death of a son, Omar, they adopted a girl and named her Marley. In 2010, they had a son Jr. DeMarcus. We wonder what problems arose that they had to take a divorce after adopting kids.


Complications in having a child

The couple went through a lot  of bad time. As we told earlier, they had three failed pregnancies. Taniqua gave birth to couple’s stillborn child, Omar.

During an ultrasound they learned that their baby had no chance of survival. The baby had no kidneys. Taniqua anyway delivered a stillborn baby. She says that it was lowest point of her life. She says that it feels really bad to go the hospital, give birth, and come back home empty handed. Taniqua said, “You’re angry, hurt, upset.

DeMarcus says that he can still feel Omar with him. He says that whenever he feels tired on the field and feels like he can’t go on anymore, he thinks of his son and it gives him the energy to carry on.

That is such a heartbreaking story. Omar is the inspiration for DeMarcus’s tattoo of an ‘O’ with angel wings.

Finally in November, 2010, the Ware’s finally got their wish when Demarcus Ware’s wife gave birth to a healthy son, DeMarcus Jr.. DeMarcus was really happy after the birth. He said, “Sometimes if you’re able to just fight through things and have faith, blessings happen. To be able to have a kid, DeMarcus Jr., I think it’s awesome. People who have never seen just the birthing process, it’s unimaginable and it’s just a great thing.


Where are they now?

The reason for couple’s divorce is  still unknown. They prefer to keep their personal life away from the media. What we can say that they had a mutual and amiable divorce. Must be really hard on the kids.

Taniqua appears to have moved on. She is reportedly dating a music producer. DeMarcus is also doing well in his life. We wish both of them good luck in future.


What do you think about DeMarcus and Taniqua? What could have been the cause of their divroce? Let us know in the comments section below.

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