Tamika Devonne Catchings Smith, professionally known as Tamika Catchings, is a retired professional basketball player based in the United States. She played basketball professionally for 15-years and devoted the entire time to Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Throughout her career, she has won numerous championships and awards like WNBA championship, ANBA Finals MVP Award, 4 Olympic gold medals, WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards and many others.
Born on 21st July 1979, the 38-year-old announced her marriage with Parnell Smith. Her husband Parnell Smith is also a former basketball player as he played for the University of Buffalo. Many are curious if the couple has planned for their future, and if they have had any children. No, they do not have any children, but maybe they are planning to become parents very soon.
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Today we are going to share with you some information about the couple's relationship, and Tamika's past relationship.
Tamika, who also served as a referee during the basketball match played by Barack Obama with students of Maple Crest Middle School in 2008 alongside Alison Bales on his team, started dating Parnell after the duo met back in 2014. It was after a mutual friend introduced them they came to know each other. After two years of dating, they decided to take things to the next level, and they got married in February 2016. She announced her marriage news through a post on her Twitter.
During an interview, the couple shared about the day Parnell had proposed her. Funny it may sound, but it took Parnell two attempts to speak his heart to her. The first time it was on the date night Parnell had planned with a prime intention to propose her. However, nervousness overtook him. Anyway, his second attempt proved to be a success. This time, Tamika was fully relaxed in her glasses, pajamas and sleeping bonnet when Parnell proposed her.
The man swept her off her feet as he proposed her with a short but lovely speech and got down his knees to ask her to marry him. A very real yet loving proposal indeed.
They have been married for the past 2 years but do not have any children yet. As soon as she posted about her marriage on her Instagram, the former basketball player was asked about her plans to give birth to an entire basketball team by her fans. So, we are sure that they are trying and her fans might get to hear the news very soon.
Tamiika is a Christian and a big believer in god. So, we highly doubt that she went against her norms and had an intimate relationship with another man before she was sure that she wanted to get married to him.
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Moreover, there are no reports of her being in a relationship beforehand or her having an encounter with other men.