Troy Aikman divorced Rhonda Aikman quietly after 10 years of marriage. But what led to the split and what about those rumors that he is gay or bisexual? Whatever might be behind them, last year Troy married “the love of his life” Capa Mooty, who is most definitely a woman.
Divorce finalized April 2011
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Troy’s first marriage
Troy Aikman married his ex-wife Rhonda just after he ended his incredibly successful NFL career due to various injuries. He spent his entire career with the Cowboys, winning three Super Bowls with the team.
His marriage to Rhonda was his first marriage, which she had been married once before and brought a daughter into the relationship. Troy and Rhonda added two more daughters during their marriage.
By all accounts, the two decided to lead a fairly private life, not one that was much talked about even though Troy has always been quite a public figure. Whilst he had to end his NFL career, he was still very much involved in the sport, working as a lead announcer for Fox’s NFC telecast.
Whatever Troy does, he seems to do it successfully, at least where his career is concerned. The NFL will certainly always be a part of his life. Not to mention that he made it into the Hall of Fame as well.
Difficult decision to divorce
Unfortunately, his private life was not as successful and his bond to Rhonda was not a lasting one. His marriage failed and nobody really knows why. When Troy and Rhonda announced their split in January 2011, it was said that they had already been separated for a few months and had been working on dividing their property. They requested privacy and also said that they were deeply committed to raising their daughters. Beyond that, no reasons were given for the divorce.
Indeed, no further word has been spoken on the matter of the divorce. Troy admitted that he had failed in his marriage, but hoped not to fail as a father. Rhonda has made no mention of marriage or divorce at all. In their financial settlement she received apparently $1.75 Million and Troy, no doubt, pays child support for both his daughters. Overall, however, the divorce went down quickly and quietly, being finalized after only three months.
Whilst Troy has been linked to a number of women, he for quite some time he didn’t really date anyone seriously. Rhonda, on the other hand, has been in trouble since her divorce, having been arrested for a DUI, but somehow still avoiding jail time. It doesn’t show much of a commitment to her daughters if she behaves this recklessly.
Now, everyone up-to-date on Troy Aikman gossip may wonder if the persistent rumors about his sexuality may have played a role in his divorce. Quite a few people in the NFL seem to think that Troy is secretly gay. Nobody seems to have come forward claiming that he had any sort of affair or dalliance with the ex-NFL player, but that doesn’t mean he may not be gay or perhaps bisexual.
The rumors have been following Troy for a good twenty years now, but he only recently addressed them when he said that he had chosen to pursue a different lifestyle and to not date men. Obviously, he considers homosexuality a lifestyle choice, which it is not. But it would also seem that he made a conscious decision not to date men. At least that is what it sounds like. Most heterosexual people, however, never make this choice consciously. It simply doesn’t occur to them to date somebody of the same sex.
Whereas homosexual people may very well choose to suppress their sexuality and/or attraction; instead they decide to date or marry someone from the opposite sex because it seems the easier and clearly more conventional thing to do. If you are a major NFL player, you will certainly not want to come out of whatever closet you are in. It is a very recent development for NFL players to come out at all, which shows just how much of a problem it still is to be an openly gay player.
Of course, if Troy is gay or not does not matter in the grand scheme of things. It’s his life and his choice. However, if he is, then it could have contributed to the end of his marriage. Perhaps Rhonda didn’t want to continue a relationship that was essentially based on a lie. Or Troy just couldn’t pretend any longer to be someone he was not. He is not likely to ever come out if he is not completely straight, but that doesn’t mean he is easily able to live a lie.
In the end, he deserves happiness just like everyone else, so does his ex-wife Rhonda. They were unable to find it with each other, but hopefully they will find it in the future in whatever way they choose.
Dating Capa Mooty
And Troy did choose. In the beginning of 2016 Troy began dating Capa Mooty. As a private man he never really indulged in gossip or answered many questions about his relationship. Through his social media, we caught glimpses of the happy couple here and there and that was about it.
Truth be told, if there is any truth to the rumors about his sexuality, he simply doesn’t live that truth in any way that anybody could observe. Either it doesn’t exist or he is really good at hiding it.
He may not have spoken much about his relationship to Capa, but pictures show them as a happy couple and in June 2017 Troy asked her to be his wife whilst the two were in Italy. Capa said yes.
Marrying the love of his life
In September 2017, only two months later, Troy and Capa married in California. The pair looked absolutely stunning together. The wedding was attended by close friends and family only, making it a rather private affair. Capa brings two sons into the marriage and Troy obviously his two daughters. All four children attended the wedding as well, of course.
Pictures shared by Troy on social media declare Capa to be “the love of my life”. If that is how he feels, good for him. It’s bit of a pity for Rhonda, of course, and one wonders how his daughters feel about it. Hopefully, they concentrate on being happy for their father, who is 50 now and will hopefully not get divorced again.