Tua Tagovailoa has secretly gone through a lot recently, from watching news of his team owner Stephen Ross trying to tank games under former coach Brian Flores to tampering charges that involved inappropriate conversations with his team and Tom Brady.
However, Tua made some moves during the offseason, which happened in another field of holy matrimony. Tagovailoa got hitched.
The Dolphins gunslinger reportedly got married on July 18, and he lived up to his habits of his famously private personal life, managing to keep it a secret until a member of the “clergy” gave media in South Florida a heads-up.
SLATER SCOOP: Tua Tagovailoa has picked up another ring.
Congratulations to the Miami Dolphins’ QB who got married two weeks ago, a clergy source tells me.
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) August 2, 2022
During a media scrum, Tagavaioa was asked about the leak of his nuptials, which he described as “very special,” but he was not pleased to share the info with the world.
“I don’t know who ended up leaking it, but he must have been waiting outside the courthouse for an entire week or something,” Tua said. “For me, I love to keep my life as private as possible and that’s what we tried to do with 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.”
Tua married his longtime girlfriend, Annah Gore, at a simple justice of the peace ceremony at the Broward County Courthouse in South Florida. Their marriage license was also found online, revealing that Gore was born in North Carolina and that the two now live in Davie, Florida.
Tua Tagovailoa on word getting out of his marriage, which he would’ve preferred to keep private.
And funny response to how it changes his perspective. pic.twitter.com/1rDjrfEwJe
— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) August 3, 2022
Gore also has an Instagram account set to private to keep her notoriously low profile.
Now Tua has to meet the lofty expectations before him and work to get his whole team rings or at least closer to it. He received a blockbuster co-sign from teammate Tyreek “The Cheetah” Hill not too long ago that placed a lot of pressure on the former Alabama QB entering his third year in the NFL.
On an ESPN “First Take” episode, Hill dished his thoughts on Tagovailoa’s potential, which he feels is immense, while tossing his old teammate Patrick Mahomes a compliment on the back end — well, sort of.
“I just feel like a lot of people haven’t seen young Tua’s full potential. I had a chance to practice with him and I see a lot of similarities when I look at him and look at Patrick Mahomes,” said Hill. “I’d rather play with the most accurate quarterback in the league.”
The Dolphins drafted Tagovailoa as the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. The southpaw exhibited flashes of the talent that made him the top dual-threat QB in the class of 2017.
However, two seasons deep with mixed results made the Fins decide to double down and upgrade their offense with a weapon like Hill. With new head coach Mike McDaniel, a reimagined passing and running game, and newly minted home security of marriage, Tagovailoa is poised to live up to the expectations.