July 16, 1991 (28 years)
South Bend, Indiana, USA
|Profession||Artist and former college football player|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)|
Artist Daniel Smith is creating, practicing, and demonstrating the art he learned from his father and grandparents. Continuing his family’s legacy, which has been passed down through generations, he one day hopes to do the same and pass the baton to his children and grand kids. Entirely focused on his goals, he is taking one step at a time.
The Indiana native’s caught media attention when he began an intimate relationship with a celebrity athlete who later became his wife. Stick around to find more about Smith’s personal life like who he is married, his kids, along with his net worth and various other things.
Daniel Smith Met His Future Wife at College
Daniel Smith found the love of his life Skylar Diggins-Smith, a WNBA player, at the University of Notre Dame when both were freshmen year in 2009. After getting to know each other well, they began dating and soon fell in love.
During their college, his beau played for the Notre Dame Women’s basketball team. After finishing college, Smith pursued his career in arts while his girlfriend Diggins became a professional basketball player after Tulsa Schock drafted her in the 2013 WNBA draft.
Despite being busy with their respective works, the love birds remained together for many years. After seven years of dating, Daniel finally gathered up his courage and got down on his knees to propose Skylar.
The former college football player rejoiced after his darling accepted his proposal by saying, ‘Yes.’ Smith had even brought a professional photographer to capture the memorable moment and later shared his happiness by announcing on social media. The event took place at the Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, Texas, on June 12, 2016.
Married His College Sweetheart in a Spectacular Wedding
Almost a year after Daniel Smith romantically gave an engagement ring to his girlfriend Skylar, they married on May 2, 2017, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois. The bridegroom’s family and friends were present at their wedding ceremony, including his fiance’s The Dallas Wings’ teammates.
The pair looked terrific at their nuptials, where Smith donned a dark blue navy suit, tied up with a black bow tie and a flower, pointed on his left pocket. Likewise, his bride wore a white striped sleeveless floral imprinted gown with a V-shaped neckline.
After the marriage, the artist’s wife became Skylar Diggins Smith. The newly-married couple settled down in Dallas, Texas and has been living there ever since. The husband and wife celebrated their third wedding anniversary in May 2020.
Welcomed a Cute Baby
On October 2018, Daniel Smith and his marital partner, Skylar surprised their fans by posting an ultrasound clip of their unborn baby via Instagram. More to this, the couple said, “Can’t wait to meet you [Their son, Daze]!”
After much anticipation, the newest member of the Smith family, Daze Smith, arrived in April 2019. The arrival of their son meant the duo is now father and mother, first for both of them. Daniel and Skylar are doing their best to raise their child together.
Daniel Smith Played Football in School And College
Like his athlete spouse, Daniel Smith is also equally interested and competent in sports. In fact, he received an athletic scholarship at the University of Notre Dame.
Despite possessing athletic ability, Daniel initially remained reluctant to pursue a career in football. However, he later changed his decision after his older sister’s husband, Gerome Sapp, a former NFL player, motivated him to try in football.
Speaking about this in an interview, Daniel told:
“My interest in football started when he came into the family. Meeting him kind of persuaded me to start playing football, so my love for football started with getting involved with Gerome.”
The father of one made his debut for Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team in 2010 where he played in the position of wide receiver.
Unfortunately, in 2013, his dreams to become a football player did not succeed after he received injury as a result of a fractured ankle. After the dreadful leg injury, he decided to left his football dreams and followed his career in arts. Overall, Smith played seven matches for the Fighting Irish overall. The talented artist graduated from the university of Notre Dame with a degree in business in 2014.
Daniel Smith’s Net Worth in Thousands of Dollar
Daniel Smith has a net worth of around $200,000 and earns a decent salary as an artist. The basketball star’s husband owns Doperman Studio in Dallas, Texas, where he sells paintings, arts, accessories, hoodies, t-shirts, hats, for both men and women. The studio also has a website dopermanstudios.com from which he sells products online.
On the other hand, Daniel’s wife, Skylar Diggins-Smith, has a net worth of $400,000 from her professional career in basketball. Furthermore, in 2020, his spouse signed a $899,480 contract with the Phoenix Mercury for four seasons. Reportedly, she will make a base salary of $224,870 with a cap hit of $215,000 each season.
- Smith attended the University of Notre Dame with an athletic scholarship from Washington High School. He later graduated with a bachelor’s in business degree.
- Publications and companies like The Source, Vibe Magazine, ESPN, Creative Recreation, and Broadstreet Publishing, have mentioned his artworks.
- In September 2019, Smith’s artworks were featured in the music festival, Life Is Beautiful.
- His artworks can be seen on the walls of the executive headquarters of Body Armor and Roc Nation Sports in New York.
- He hails from Honduran-Jamaican heritage.