This may be one of Pat Smith's most candid interviews.
Deya Direct sits down with the mom of 5 to talk about her path of learning to choose herself, how she survived divorce to comedian Martin Lawrence in the public eye, discovering her ministry, and so much more.
[2:35] Pat and Deya discuss the significance of a podcast like SuperpowHer that creates a safe space for women to share and connect about their commonalities as well as the impact of their personal and professional wins and losses.
[5:35] We discover Deya & Pat's shared experience in the Beauty Pageant world and Pat shares how her resilience and faith helped her to push through the stereotypes, not having "the look" and the loss of her mother before competing in the Miss USA pageant.
[10:54] Another shared experience...working in Politics as young women on the east coast.
[12:47] The Power to Choose Yourself - Pat shares the rejection she felt after losing at the Miss USA pageant, how no one remembers the First Runner Up and the decision to move beyond the subjective opinion of others.
[18:00] Martin...In the House! For those that don't know Pat was married to Martin Lawrence for 18 months prior to marrying NFL Hall of Fame player, Emmit Smith, who's been her husband for 18 years We learn how they met and fell fast for each other, and what happened when she realized that the situation was too dangerous for her and their baby to stay.
[24:43] When Love Is Not Enough "We did not look at this as a long-term partnership" Pat shares how she's healed and continues to heal and receive counsel in her current relationships; and how important it is to be equally yoked in values, principles, children, finances, travel, budgeting "it's those finite things that get you in your marriage."
[30:15] Pat shares her story of success despite a failed marriage because she and Martin genuinely were friends and still co-parent their daughter today. "Good things can come out of a bad situation" -PS
STAY TUNED for Part 2 when Pat Smith shares her Journey to Self Love!
This episode was brought to you by Well Being Trust, a national foundation dedicated to advancing the mental, social and spiritual health of the nation
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