Maybe Troy Aikman’s new romance shouldn’t have come as such a surprise after all.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and his new girlfriend, 34-year-old Haley Clark, have each been posting romantic pictures of themselves on social media for a while.
Rumors of Aikman’s divorce from now-ex-wife Capa have been circulating since 2020 – three years after the couple’s marriage – but it wasn’t until recently that it became clear the NFL commentator had moved on.
Clark responded to the sudden attention by switching her Instagram account to private, but previously posted some holiday snaps of the happy couple vacationing in Italy.
Not much is known about when Clark and Aikman’s romance began, but a few details about her have emerged: A Southern Methodist University graduate and sorority girl, she grew up in Oklahoma City and now works as the senior sales manager at Q Clothier. a tailored menswear brand with locations in several major cities in the South.
Aikman (left) is pictured in this Instagram picture with Haley Clark, 34, and another couple
Clark and Aikman appear to have been vacationing in Italy, as seen in their Instagram photos
The 34-year-old has made her relationship with the 22-year-old NFL icon public
Interestingly, Aikman’s college-age daughters appear to have met Clark, who mentioned them in a previous Instagram post New York Post.
Clark currently resides in Dallas, where Aikman played football and attended SMU.
According to the New York Post, there doesn’t seem to be any overlap between Aikman’s current relationship and his second marriage.
Aikman and Clark weren’t dating until February at the earliest, when she first spoke of a “Troy” on social media.
In one shot, place settings for “Troy” and “Haley” can be seen on a dining table.
Another photo shows her smiling next to an unknown couple.
Clark released video of a luxury breakfast on Isola di Ponza off Italy’s west coast, as well as separate footage from Capri and the Amalfi Coast.
A post from May shows Aikman and Clark in Del Mar, California.
Aikman married his second wife in 2017, but the couple appear to be no longer together
Aikman is pictured with his second wife Catherine, who still uses his last name online
The former NFL star has yet to open up on his relationship status, but the pictures posted to Clark’s Instagram caused an internet stir and appeared to show that the 56-year-old has split from his wife.
Aikman married his second wife Catherine “Capa” Aikman in 2017 and although the couple have not publicly confirmed their split, they have not been pictured together on social media since February 2020.
The Monday Night Football announcer was previously married to former Cowboys publicist Rhonda Worthey, but the two split in 2011, and he also had a high-profile romance with Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock.
A three-time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys, Aikman is still one of the biggest names in the NFL world due to his broadcasting career at ESPN.
Aikman is currently enjoying a sabbatical between NFL seasons, but recently made headlines when he took a dig at Bud Light in the wake of Dylan Mulvaney’s disastrous marketing campaign.
The former football star owns his own beer company and used the Mulvaney saga to promote his No Hidden Agenda liquor.
“AUTHENTICITY MATTERS,” Aikman wrote alongside a video. “There’s been a lot of talk about beer companies lately and not nearly enough talk about what really matters – the beer itself.”
“Some brands use shortcuts to win over consumers.” We strive to make a superior product. No hidden agenda. No distractions.” In short, it’s “just great damn beer,” according to Aikman.
Aikman celebrates with the Lombardi Trophy after winning the 1994 Super Bowl
Aikman (right) is a three-time Super Bowl winner turned ESPN network superstar
The Monday Night Football commentator told TMZ Sports his beer will not be politicized or visibly agenda driven like Anheuser-Busch, Miller Lite and others are.
“I think there are a lot of companies out there that want to tell everyone who they are or what they stand for and not focus on the product itself,” he said.
“We wanted to get the message across if you’re tired of the whole viewpoints of all these big companies and just want a company that’s focused on what it’s doing.”
Anheuser-Busch’s market value has fallen by $15.7 billion since the disastrous campaign with Mulvaney began on April 1.