The Miami Dolphins have had quite the NFL season in 2022. After beginning their season with a win over the New England Patriots, the 'Fins seemed to have put everything behind them. The offseason kicked off with the surprise firing of Brian Flores, who went on to file a lawsuit against the 'Fins, the NFL, and other teams across the league. He was replaced by San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel. Then, Miami traded five picks, including a first-rounder this year, to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for star wide receiver Tyreek Hill. They proceeded to ink Hill to a four-year, $120 million deal, making him the highest-paid wideout in the league. To cap it off, the Dolphins, and specifically owner Stephen M. Ross, were punished for tampering with Tom Brady because, of course, they were.
Despite all the noise that preceded the season, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has South Florida humming. Now that he has an offensive-oriented head coach and the most dangerous weapon in the NFL at his disposal along with his former Alabama teammate Jaylen Waddle, he's shined. In an age where quarterbacks are expected to develop at a lightning-fast pace, Tua didn't adapt as quickly as his peers, causing many to question his long-term future in South Beach. But, he's showing signs of why he was worthy of a top-five pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and why he'll be worth a massive contract that'll boost his net worth.
However, before Tua's season started and before his scary injuries against the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, and the Dolphins took a nosedive against the New York Jets, he took care of some important business in his personal life.
Tua's Secret Marriage to Wife Annah Gore
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Sure all football players are public figures, but Tua is a very, very private person and always has been, even in high school. So, it was surprising to learn he had a girlfriend who actually existed let alone a wife. At a Dolphins training camp press conference in August, it was revealed the University of Alabama product tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Annah Gore on July 18. Right on brand, Tua and Annah didn't have a big ceremony or anything, they simply went to the Broward County courthouse in Florida to perform their nuptials.
"It was very special. I don't know who ended up leaking it, but he must have been waiting outside the courthouse for an entire week or something," the Dolphins quarterback said. "For me, I love to keep my life as private as possible, and that's what we tried to do, me, my wife and my family. But obviously in this world, that's not how it is. It's almost kind of disrespectful, if you will, by doing that. But it is what it is, and, shoot, can't do anything about it. Guys, I have a wife."
It remains a mystery how the news got out. Maybe someone was perusing the public court records on the Broward County Clerk of Courts website and stumbled across their marriage license. Completely normal thing to do if that was the case.
As for Annah, unsurprisingly, there's little to nothing known about her other than she's now Tua Tagovailoa's wife, a High Point, North Carolina native and her full name is Annah Concetta Gore. How they're able to keep their relationship so close to the chest is beyond me. I've searched high and low, and the only trace of her I can find is a private Instagram account. The freshly married man and former college football star steers clear of social media as well.
Los Angeles Clippers funny guy Kawhi Leonard and Colorado Avalanche star Nathan McKinnon are masters of keeping their private lives under wraps, while Patrick Mahomes leads a very public life. Tua may have them beat in keeping his life out of the public eye, even if he doesn't have the same number of MVP awards.
This article was originally published on August 4, 2022, and has been updated since.
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