Dallas Cowboys hall of fame quarterback Troy Aikman called Super Bowl LI with Fox Sports commentator Joe Buck. Aikman was married to Rhonda Worthey from 2000 to 2011. He is now married to Capa Mooty.
Aikman and Worthey, who was a Dallas Cowboys publicist, are the parents of Jordan Ashley Aikman and Alexa Marie Aikman. Worthey also has a daughter, Rachel, from her previous marriage.
Here’s a look at Aikman and Worthey’s relationship.
1. She Was Rumored to Be Starring in ‘Real Housewives of Dallas,’ but Didn’t Make the Cut
Back in March 2012, RealityTea.com reported that Worthey was going to star in The Real Housewives of Dallas. Bravo’s Andy Cohen claimed that the show would be ready by early 2013.
However, the show was frequently delayed and the cast wasn’t confirmed until February 2016 and Worthey didn’t make the cut. RHOD eventually aired in April 2016 and a second season was filmed.
2. She Dated Aikman for 18 Months Before Tying the Knot
The three-time Super Bowl winning quarterback married Worthey in April 2000 in a private ceremony at his Plano, Texas home, The Associated Press reported at the time. The couple dated for 18 months before getting married.
Worthey was a publicist for the Cowboys and the two met at the team’s practice facility.
Aikman played his entire career with the Cowboys, playing from 1989 to 2000 and winning three Super Bowls. A year after retiring, he joined Joe Buck in the announcing booth for Fox Sports. Super Bowl LI will be his fifth Super Bowl as a color commentator.
3. The Couple Announced Their Separation in January 2011
Aikman and Worthey announced plans to separate in January 2011, after almost 11 years of marriage.
“This has been a difficult decision for Rhonda and me, but after 10 years of marriage we have decided to separate,” Aikman said in a statement at the time. “We remain deeply committed to our children and respectfully ask that you honor our family’s privacy during this period of adjustment.”
Aikman kept the divorce proceedings as private as he could. TMZ reported in November 2011 that the divorce was finalized in April 2011. The site reported at the time that Aikman and Worthey began splitting their assets two months before they separated. She later bought a $1.5 million home in Dallas.
4. A Year After the Divorce, Worthey Was Arrested for Public Intoxication
In August 2012, a year after the divorce, Worthey was arrested for public intoxication in a Texas high school parking lot. According to TMZ, police officers said they saw two water bottles that appeared to be filled with alcohol in her vehicle. When she was arrested, Worthey reportedly yelled to the cops, “Do you know what this is gonna do to him? Troy?”
Worthey was charged with public intoxication and pleated no contest in exchange for 30 days probation.
“This is a good result for everybody and puts the matter to bed once and for all,” Worthey’s lawyer told TMZ.
5. Aikman Was Last Known to be Dating Tracy Ripsin, a Model
When asked if the fact that he’s a Dallas icon has an impact on their relationship, Ripsin said, “No, it doesn’t affect our relationship in any way, really. Is that a boring answer?”
It’s not known if the two are still dating. It was reported by Bused Coverage that the two attended Joe Buck’s wedding together.