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Who is DeMarcus Lawrence's wife, Sasha? Family and children of Cowboys and Hard Knocks star

Joshua Rogers August 18, 2021
Dallas Cowboys Training Camp
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Dallas Cowboys star DeMarcus Lawrence briefly featured in this week’s episode of Hard Knocks. The defensive end is still recovering from back surgery, but after his appearance in episode 2, people want to know more about his personal life. Here’s more on DeMarcus Lawrence’s wife, Sasha, and their children.

DeMarcus Lawrence has brief but insightful moment in Hard Knocks episode 2

HBO’s Hard Knocks returned for episode 2 this week.

The sports docu-series follows the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp ahead of the 2021 NFL regular season kicking off.

Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys | Official Trailer | HBO

Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys | Official Trailer | HBO

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is coming off of back surgery (and he is no longer on the Physically Unable to Perform list), but he is yet to be involved in practice.

However, in episode 2 we saw a glimpse of Lawrence’s pregame huddle with the rest of last season’s defensive line.

It was a brief but insightful glimpse into how Lawrence operates.

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Who is DeMarcus Lawrence’s wife, Sasha?

DeMarcus Lawrence’s wife is Sasha Lawrence, whom he first met in 2012.

The couple got engaged in 2016 and eventually tied the knot in 2019.

Sasha Lawrence (née Almeida), was born on 2 April 1990 to a Mexican family. She is American by nationality.

Not much is known about Sasha Lawrence, although she has two children from a previous relationship.

However, we do know she is supportive of her husband’s football career.

During the height of the pandemic in 2020, it was DeMarcus Lawrence’s wife Sasha who convinced him to play rather than opt out.

According to Jori Epstein of USA Today, Lawrence said: “My decision was made by my wife. She basically told me there’s no way possible that I could miss this season. My wife is taking care of home. I respect her so much, I know she’ll do a great job…I just got to focus on football right now and when I’m able to get back home, I’ll be there.”

Sasha Lawrence told USA Today Sports, “I just told him: ‘On my end, I’ll be all right. ‘On your end, you’ll be all right.’ And we’ll just figure this thing out. 

“In life we’re both going to have to make sacrifices. And if this is one thing we have to sacrifice – me being the only parent at home – that’s what I’ve got to do, and I’m totally fine with it.”

Who are the Dallas Cowboys star’s children?

DeMarcus Lawrence has two children with wife Sasha.

Lawrence actually missed the birth of their son, Damari Lawrence, in 2014, after Sasha went into labor in Vegas when DeMarcus had just arrived at a rookie minicamp in Dallas.

Unable to get a flight from Dallas to Vegas in time, DeMarcus was forced to FaceTime his wife to be with her during the birth.

On 16 October 2020, the couple welcomed their second child together, a daughter.

The family live together in Dallas with Sasha’s other two children from her previous relationship.

They are daughter Mariah (14) and son Kal-el (9).

Speaking about his children during the offseason and training back to full health, DeMarcus said: “Being able to have them give me some looks and have them run some plays with me. Hopefully it opened their eyes to that type of grind that Dad has to go through to play this game. 

“Shoutout to the kids. I appreciate your all’s help.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.