Who Is LaTorsha Oakley?: LaDainian Tomlinson’ Wife

By | September 9, 2023
Who LaTorsha Oakley?: LaDainian Tomlinson' Wife

LaTorsha Oakley is an American R&B singer and songwriter who is also married to famous former NFL player LaDainian Tomlinson. They were both TCU students when they first met. LaTorsha, a Bill Gates Millennium Scholar, and her husband both have academic and sports scholarships. At a Greek Party, they connected through a mutual acquaintance of LaDainian and have been dating ever since. The couple got married on March 21, year of 2003. LaTorsha Oakley’s date of birth is not yet known to the public; neither is her hometown disclosed.

LaTorsha Oakley is a singer and songwriter

As stated earlier, LaTorsha Oakley is an American R&B singer and songwriter with some songs which can be found on Apple Music, such as “Supa Baddd,” 2014 single “Keep Me” of 2016, and the music “In My Skin” another 2015 single. LaTorsha Oakley is also a great housewife, caring for her children and husband, creating an atmosphere of support worth being called a home.

LaTorsha Oakley is a mother of two children

LaTorsha Oakley miscarried when she was six months along, and her husband, Tomlinson, spoke at length about it in the interview. After losing the child, he said, they stopped trying to become pregnant for a while. However, the couple produced a son, 2-year-old Daylen Oliver, born on July 8, 2010. Later, LaTorsha and her husband, LaDainian Tarshane Tomlinson, were graced with a daughter named Dalah. Not much is known regarding their children due to a personal decision to keep their lives private.

LaDainian Tomlinson: LaTorsha Oakley’s Husband

LaTorsha Oakley’s one and only husband, LaDainian Tarshane Tomlinson, an American who played running back professionally for 11 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), was born on June 23, 1979. The San Diego Chargers picked him as the fifth overall choice in the 2001 NFL Draft after he had a productive college football career with the TCU Horned Frogs. 

During LaTorsha Oakley‘s husband, LaDainian’s nine years with the Chargers, he won two NFL running championships, three first-team All-Pro Associated Press selections, and five Pro Bowl berths. In addition, Tomlinson won the MVP award for the NFL in 2006 after setting a new mark for most touchdowns in a single season. Before his departure, he played for the New York Jets for about two more seasons. 2017, he was inaugurated into the impressive Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The son of Oliver and Loreane Chappelle, Tomlinson was born in Rosebud, Texas. Tomlinson’s father left the family when he was seven, and his mother worked as a preacher. In the years that followed, Tomlinson seldom saw his father. 

He had three half-brothers, three half-sisters, and a brother and sister as he was growing up. When he was nine years old, Tomlinson started playing football with Pop Warner and Little Scholars, and the first time he touched the ball, he scored a touchdown.

LaTorsha Oakley’s husband, LaDainian Tomlinson, excelled in various sports while attending University High School in Waco, Texas, including track, basketball, baseball, and football. He started as both a linebacker and a fullback but excelled on offense. His senior year was incredibly exceptional; he accumulated an impressive 2,554 yards and scored 39 touchdowns. He won several significant honors for this outstanding performance, including Super Centex Offensive Player of the Year and District 25-4A Most Valuable Player. Along with future NFL stars Quentin Jammer and Drew Brees, Tomlinson was chosen for the 1997 state all-star football squad.

LaTorsha Oakley’s husband grew up as a devoted supporter of the Miami Hurricanes and the Dallas Cowboys, idolizing stars like Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, and Emmitt Smith. At a camp hosted by Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek, Tomlinson even got the chance to meet his idol, Emmitt Smith.

At TCU, devout Christian LaDainian Tomlinson met LaTorsha Oakley, the woman he would marry. They were hitched in 2003 and now have two kids. Tomlinson tragically lost his father and brother-in-law in a vehicle accident in 2007.

Tomlinson took part in advertisements for well-known companies during his football career. Later, he changed his career to sports analysis, joining NFL Network’s “First on the Field” in 2012 and remaining there through 2022. In addition, he works as a CBS analyst for preseason Chargers games. In the book “Tomlinson Hill,” which explores the linked histories of two families with ties to a Texas plantation, Tomlinson contributed. Additionally, he appeared in the 2018 drama “God Bless the Broken Road.”

Tomlinson promotes education, donates to charities, and sponsors after-school activities through his foundation. The Bart Starr Award was given to him for his generosity in 2008. To help the Los Angeles Chargers establish a new fanbase following the team’s relocation, Tomlinson joined the organization in 2017 as a special advisor to ownership. Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, who played for TCU and was named to the All-Big 12 team in football, won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2022 as the best defensive back in the country.