Who Is Dani Willis?
Dani Willis was born Danielle Willis in Sydney, Australia on January 17, 1991. We don’t know much else about her childhood or early life at this point, and we couldn’t even find evidence of any partners prior to Steve!
How Did Dani Willis And Steve Smith Meet?
Dani met Steve back in 2011 when she was a law student at Macquarie University. According to this article by The Sun, the pair got to know each other at a bar during the inaugural season of the Big Bash League, an annual cricket tournament held in Sydney. Dani graduated with a law-commerce degree and soon landed a job at a Sydney firm, while also accompanying Steve to support him in overseas cricket tournaments.
Is Steve Smith Married to Dani Willis?
After six years of dating, the couple got engaged in June 2017. Steve became Dani’s fiancé after she accepted his wedding proposal atop the Rockefeller Center in New York during a quick romantic getaway between tournaments. On her Instagram, Dani posted a photo of the beaming couple together with a sprawling view of Manhattan in the background, and captioned it “The beginning of forever @steve_smith49 #engaged”.
In March 2018, Steve got caught up in a difficult cheating scandal that involved ball-tampering in South Africa. This took a toll on his career, and many rumours began to circulate that Steve and Dani’s wedding would be cancelled. However, on September 15, 2018, the couple held a secret wedding ceremony at Bendooley Estates, a popular venue for glamorous weddings in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
See their beautiful wedding video here:
Were There Any Famous People/Cricket Players There?
They were joined by their family members and friends, as well as a star-studded guest list that included Australian Test cricketers Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, and Moises Enriques. Former teammates came to give their captain well-wishes and show moral support as he tied the knot with his beautiful bride.
On social media, Dani posted a simple message “15.09.18” and one of many gorgeous black and white wedding photos of the newlywed couple to commemorate the magical moment.
Do Steve Smith and Wife Dani Have Children?
After almost a decade together and despite a rocky first year of marriage, people began to wonder if there were children on the cards. Rumours floated around that Dani wanted to get pregnant, but she was quick to put them to rest. “Steve and I have no intention of starting a family anytime soon!” she told The Daily Mail Australia in a recent article. The couple is clearly not ready to have children right now, but maybe in time, we will see a growing family.
What Does Steve Smith’s Wife Dani Willis Do For A Living?
Dani Willis graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney with a degree in law and commerce. After trying to keep up with Smith’s hectic schedule, she decided on a career change and went from being a lawyer to delving in property development. She says she enjoys flipping houses because she can express herself in a more creative way.
What Does Dani Willis Like To Do For Fun?
Not much is known online about this blonde beauty as she has been able to keep much of her private life under wraps. A quick skim through her Instagram account, however, will reveal a well-travelled adventurer and someone who loves to explore. Dani has posted photos of herself in such exotic places as Jaipur, Monserrat, Barcelona and Prague to name a few!
What Is Her Net Worth?
We couldn’t find any information online on how much Dani Willis’ net worth is, but according to this article, the total net worth of Steve Smith is estimated at around £14M (approx. $AUD 26M).
Is Dani Willis Going To Change Her Last Name To Smith?
Plenty of posts that Dani Willis has been tagged in do refer to her as ‘Mrs. Smith’ but it is unclear whether or not she has legally accepted Steve’s last name. What we do know is that Dani has chosen to keep Willis as her public name, as evidenced by her Twitter and Instagram handles.
Where Are Steve Smith And Dani Willis Now?
Since the cricket scandal that rocked their lives in 2018, Dani and husband Steve have been keeping it very low-key and out of the public eye. On settling back into normal life, she told the Dailymail, “The past is the past and we just always look forward and just take each day as it comes. We’re always looking forward to the future.”
Follow Dani Willis on Instagram and Twitter to get real-time updates on their lives, as well as Steve Smith’s Instagram and Twitter. He’s made a huge comeback since his 12-month ban from playing cricket, and we are all looking forward to what this power couple brings to the table next!