Southern Charm New Orleans' Tamica Lee is definitely one of the hardest working people in the Big Easy. Not only is she a wonderful wife to hubby Barry Smith, a mother of two, and a TV anchor, but she has also been a part of the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, the Saintsations, for almost two decades.
However, the time has come for Tamica to hang up her pom poms. Tamica announced in an Instagram post on December 27 that she is retiring from the Saintsations after 18 years with the organization. "Yes.... I’m officially retiring after 18 years of dancing/working/and coaching with the @saints @saintsations! Hoping for a #SuperBowl ring for my final year!" Tamica shared in the post, along with "#itstime," "#moretocome," "#beenbleedingblackandgoldsincebirth," and "#alwayswill."
In the photo, Tamica can be seen posing with her husband, Barry, as well as New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who also just announced that he will be retiring from the NFL at the end of the 2018 season.
Tamica was basically born to be a part of the New Orleans Saints family. Her late father, Bivian Lee, was a cornerback for the NFL team from 1971 to 1976. Tamica started performing during halftime at New Orleans Saints games when she was in junior high school, according to her bio on her website. She then joined the Saintsations in 2001 and cheered for the team until 2005. Tamica would go on to become the appearance team coordinator for the Saintsations.
We can only imagine that something even more amazing is on the way for Tamica. Here's to 2019!
See more of Tamica through the years, below.