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ESPN Stephen A. Smith is Single or Married? Know about his Affairs, Relationship, and Controversial Career

Updated On 01 Mar, 2023 Published On 02 Jun, 2017
ESPN Stephen A. Smith is Single or Married? Know about his Affairs, Relationship, and Controversial Career

Stephen A smith currently worked on ESPN. he faced many controversies during his work as a sports journalist.

An American Journalist and television personality, Stephen A Smith working in ESPN as well as The 98.7 FM programs "Ryan Ruocco Show" and " The Stephen A. Smith" is not a new face to us. 

However, Stephen who believes in hard work had faced lots of controversies during his career and is very secretive about his private life.

Stephen's Controversial relationships and rumors          

Smith's personal life was kept a secret from the media for a long time. But, In 2011, he was seen with a lady friend at an event in Wall Street, New York.

Well, they were seen close only for that very evening as after that no news is found about them. 


Stephen A. Smith and his friend at the annual function of the Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street in New York City in 2011, Source: THE Baller Life

Once, there was a rumor that Cari and Stephan were dating in the past. They met during a show, but later Cari left the show and the rumors of their relationship faded away.

However, Cari never spoke about the reason for leaving the show and neither confirmed their relationship.

Cari Champion during ESPN's show and nobody knows the reason why she left, Source: FrostSnow

Apart from that, his controversy with Ayesha Curry, wife of Stephen Curry hit the media. The tweet on June 2016 by Ayesha Curry shows the bitter relationship between them.

There was also once rumor that his married closed in divorce and he has a son. He replied to the rumor clearly that, 'I don't have any child'. However, he didn't speak about his marital life.

Stephen's recent controversy- ESPN layoff

In the month of April 2017, ESPN decided to layoff off 100 employees. And former Sports Illustrated reporter Jeff Pearlman said why the network hadn't cut some of the most reputable names like Stephen A. Smith.

Perlman wrote on Twitter with an essay ' Smith and his multimillion-dollar salary were safe because he's really good at Yelling'. 

And Smith's said that he hesitated to "address contemporaries in our business" and "My respected colleagues too much to go tit for tat with anybody".

Stephen replied

“I’m going to ask Mr. Jeff Pearlman, and all the Jeff Pearlmans of the world, a simple question: Why are you focusing on me? There are people in our business who actually get paid more, who do less and produce less. Why are you not talking about them?”

Stephen; as a Radio and Television host

He started as a radio host on WEPN New York on April 11, 2005. After that, he joined ESPN in August 2005 and is currently an analyst and talks show host.

In 2011 he was also regarded as a columnist for ESPN.com. He is very successful in his career but is also popular for his controversial remarks during the show.

In July 2014, Stephen gave controversial remarks on the ESPN2 show that women express domestic violence. His remarks were disliked by many of the viewers. 

In the same year, he also grabbed criticism of remarks including comments on social media for reporter Michelle Beadle. Here's the video you can see Stephen's worst words. 


However, he regretted his words on the taped segment via ESPN. He got punished, and suspended for a week, and didn't appear in any of their programs. 

Similarly, he once again gained criticism for his terrible, stupid, sexist joke about female soccer players during 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup when a replay of a goal scored by Norway against Germany on a Free kick.

Later ESPN released a statement and said, "we will talk to Smith about his comment and he apologized once again through social media'. 


Jim Buss just did it to himself again. #lakers #lakersnation

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Quick Facts about Stephen A. Smith


  • He was born on October 14, 1967, in New York, United States.
  • Smith graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Queens and Joined Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina.
  • He began his career in 1994 at Daily News and also wrote for "The Philadelphia Inquirer" at the same time.
  • He made his acting debut in the 2007 movie I Think I Love My Wife with Chris Rock
  • He also worked as a basketball analyst on ESPN. After hosting an hour a day in 2007, he became an NBA analyst and got famous.
  • ESPN pays a massive amount of money to him and he has a net worth of more than $2 million.

Finally, we would like to wish him a successful journalist career and remain the same fame for the coming year.

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