Alex Smith’s wife Elizabeth Smith (Barry) is a former Raiders cheerleader. The star QB and captain of the cheerleading squad is an American fairy tale told over and over again. That said, it’s not very often that different teams employ said cheerleader and quarterback. While the Elizabeth’s Raiders and Alex’s then 49ers were close in proximity, it’s still a little surprising to see them connect. How that happened we might never know. However, we do know that Alex Smith and Elizabeth (Liz) became engaged in December, 2007. The couple tied the knot at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in March, 2009.
Dozens, if not hundreds, of times, we’ve learned about the rock behind the scenes. The wife at home calming the ship in choppy waters. However, Liz Smith may be the most important steady wife that we have ever seen. During the 2008 training camp, one of Alex Smith’s closest friends committed suicide, which was covered in an in depth article on ESPN.com. The former Elizabeth Barry was highlighted and quoted during the piece. This article discussed the toll it took on Alex and how his family went about picking up the pieces.
Alex Smith’s wife Liz Smith continues to be an all around great person. She offers her time and efforts to help Hope House. This charity, according to their Twitter page, is A #NonProfit #Charity Providing Comprehensive Services & Hope For Those Experiencing #domesticviolence in #KansasCity. The Smith’s both spend time doing great things for Hope House. Especially in today’s NFL, it is never a bad thing to support non-profits assisting victim’s of domestic violence.
Alex Smith’s wife Liz Smith has given birth to the couple’s two children, boys Hunter (2011) and Hayes (2013). Smith leads the red-hot Chiefs to the 2015 playoffs, where his team could surprise some folks. Consequently, Liz Smith will surely be rooting on her husband.