Perhaps Troy Aikman’s new romance shouldn’t have come as so much of 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 some time.
Rumors of Aikman’s divorce from his now-ex-wife Capa had been circulating since 2020 – three years after the pair was married – but it wasn’t until recently that it became clear that the NFL commentator had moved on.
Clark has responded to the sudden attention by flipping her Instagram account to ‘private,’ but previously posted some vacation pics of the happy couple vacationing in Italy.
Not much is known about the start of the Clark-Aikman romance, but some details have emerged about her: A Southern Methodist University graduate and sorority girl, she grew up in Oklahoma city and now works as a senior director of sales at Q Clothier, a men’s custom clothing brand with locations in several major southern cities.
Aikman (left) is pictured with Haley Clark, 34, and another couple in this Instagram pic
Clark and Aikman appear to have gone on vacation in Italy, as seen in her Instagram photos
The 34-year-old has gone public about her relationship with the NFL icon, 22 years her senior
Interestingly, Aikman’s college-age daughters appear to have met Clark, who referenced them in a previous Instagram post, according to the New York Post.
Clark currently lives in Dallas, where Aikman played football and where she attended SMU.
There does not appear to be any overlap between Aikman’s current relationship and his second marriage, according to the New York Post.
At the earliest, Aikman and Clark began spending time together in February, which is when she first began referencing a ‘Troy’ on social media.
In one shot, place settings for ‘Troy’ and ‘Haley’ can be seen on a dinner table.
Another photo shows them smiling alongside an unidentified couple.
Clark posted video of a luxury breakfast on Isola di Ponza off Italy’s western coast, as well as separate shots from Capri and the Amalfi Coast.
One May post shows Aikman and Clark in Del Mar, California.
Aikman married his second wife in 2017, but the pair appear to no longer be together
Aikman is pictured with his second wife Catherine, who is still using his surname online
The NFL legend-turned-broadcaster is yet to comment on his relationship status, but the images posted to Clark’s Instagram set the internet alight and seemed to show that the 56-year-old has moved on from his wife.
Aikman married his second wife Catherine ‘Capa’ Aikman in 2017 and although the pair 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 they split in 2011, and he also had a high-profile romance with the Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock.
Aikman is a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys, and is still one of the biggest names in the world of NFL due to his broadcasting career with ESPN.
Aikman is currently enjoying some time off between NFL seasons, but recently hit the headlines when he aimed a swipe at Bud Light in the wake of their disastrous Dylan Mulvaney marketing campaign.
The former football star owns a beer company of his own, and used the Mulvaney saga as a way of promoting his ‘no hidden agenda’ alcohol.
‘AUTHENTICITY MATTERS,’ Aikman wrote alongside a video. ‘Lately there’s been a lot of talk about beer companies and not nearly enough conversation about what really matters – the beer itself.
‘Some brands are taking shortcuts to gain consumers. We’re committed to producing a first-class product. No hidden agenda. No distractions.” Simply put, it’s ‘just great f****** beer’, according to Aikman.
Aikman celebrates with the Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl in 1994
Aikman (right) is a three-time Super Bowl winner turned superstar ESPN broadcaster
The Monday Night Football commentator told TMZ Sports his beer will not be politicized or visibly agenda-driven in the way Anheuser-Busch, Miller Lite and others are.
‘I think there are a lot of companies out there that want to tell everybody who they are, or what they are about, and they’re not focused on the product itself,’ he said.
‘We wanted to get the message out there if you’re tired of all these points of view by all these big companies and you just want a company that’s focused on what it is that they do.’
Anheuser-Busch has seen its market value plunge $15.7billion since the disastrous campaign with Mulvaney began on April 1.