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#pounditFriday, September 29, 2023

Troy Aikman girlfriend is Tracy Ripsin


The personal life of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman has suddenly been thrust into the public spotlight. Earlier this week, Aikman was asked if he still holds a grudge against Skip Bayless over Bayless speculating during the 1990s that Aikman was gay. It’s obvious that Aikman still dislikes Bayless because of it.

The reason Aikman is so angry that Bayless wrote that in his book 20 years ago is that it is untrue. Aikman was married for 12 years and has two daughters. He got divorced in 2011, and he has been dating model Tracy Ripsin for several months now.

Ripsin spoke about her relationship with Aikman a couple of months ago.

“Where do I start? I’ll spare you all the mushy stuff, like what a great dad he is, and how great a boyfriend he is,” she told DFW Style Daily back in November. “Two things that I’m continually impressed by are his knack for public speaking and his drive for a healthy lifestyle.

“The first speech I heard him give was at a wedding, and it was so heartfelt and to the point. Maybe I’m so impressed because I would have to prepare for weeks to speak in public, and even then, I’m sure I would blab on and on!”

Aikman, who calls games for NFL on FOX, is certainly used to speaking publicly.

So there you have it. Aikman is not gay, and Bayless was just being Bayless when he wrote about Aikman’s sexual orientation many, many years ago. Plus, there was that whole embarrassing direct message situation Aikman had a couple years back. That kind of said it all.


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