DeMarcus Ware's longtime girlfriend Taniqua Smith became his wife, in March, 2005 with no fanfare. Their reception consisted of a shared meal at their favorite fast food stop. The two met and began dating in high school in Auburn, Alabama.
There are many stories online about the couples quest to become parents. Taniqua has been through three failed pregnancies, including a stillborn son, Omar. Omar is the inspiration for DeMarcus's tattoo of an 'O' with angel wings.
After the second failed pregnancy, the Ware's decided to adopt a child, daughter Marley. The Ware's still wanted to grow their family with either biological or adopted children.
In November, 2010, the Ware's finally got their wish when Taniqua gave birth to a healthy son, DeMarcus Jr. Following the birth, DeMarcus told ESPN.com, "“It’s just a blessing,” said Ware, who has a 2-year-old adopted daughter, Marley. “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.”
Taniqua is the daughter of a police officer, who formerly worked in personnel for the Air Force.DeMarcus Ware's wife Taniqua Ware,