This Ain’t VH1’s Version: The Real Real Football Wives of The NFL

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Have you ever wondered why these reality shows that claim to document the lives of women married to high profile sports celebrities (hence, the term wives) never include actual women who are married? It’s a wonder, especially since we know a lot of these married women would love to get some of the attention too. Here are women who may fly under the radar as celebrities but who are nonetheless actually married to the NFL.

Tiffany Burress, wife of Plaxico Burress, who is the wide receiver for the New York Jets. Tiffany is also a personal injury lawyer. Many would remember the Burress name from that embarrassing incident in which he shot himself in the thigh at a New York city nightclub in 2008.

Raquel McNabb, wife of Donovan McNabb, quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings. The couple were college sweethearts at Syracuse and married in 2003. They have four children together.

Kiya Winston, wife of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. The couple met at The College of William & Mary and have three children together. Kiya does have her own business going on however as a women’s formal wear designer.


Taniqua Ware, wife of Dallas Cowboy Demarcus Ware

The Wares were high school sweethearts who married in 2005. They have three children together, two adopted children and one biological.

Pashun, wife of Cullen Jenkins of Philadelphia Eagles

Pashun and Cullen were college sweethearts who met at Central Michigan. They have two daughters together.

Jada Hall, wife of D’Angelo Hall of the Washington Redskins


Angela Pressey-Forsett, wife of Justin Forsett of the Seattle Seahawks. For their one year anniversary, Justin rapped a love song for his sweetie.


Andrea Collins, wife of Nick Collins of the Green Bay Packers. Andrea, a Florida University grad, is the President of the Nick Collins foundation.



Patricia Southall, married to ex-NFL player and Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith. Southall happens to be the ex-wife of Martin Lawrence. The couple have been married since 2000 and have one daughter Skylar. Southall was the former Miss Virginia and now spends her time running a non-profit organization  Treasure You.

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