Troy Aikman Divorce: Cowboys Legend Manages to Get Divorced with No One Noticing

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 16, 2011

Well, that's one for the record books. 

In a world that freaks out when the term "celebrity" is joined with the word "divorce," one former sports star managed to keep his personal life under wraps. 

You see, Hollywood? It is possible to lead a semi-normal life if you don't flaunt your business in front of every last camera.

The celeb I am referring to is Troy Aikman

The man who led the Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl championships divorced his wife of 10 April. TMZ reports they just learned of the secret divorce as well. 

According to their report, an "agreed final decree of divorce" has been issued, and the day the marriage was legally terminated is listed as April 12, 2011. 

The fact that the two were separated in January was covered only slightly considering the other divorce that rocked the sports world this year. 

Fine, you are going to make me state it. Why were we forced to care about Kris Humphries' 15-minute marriage to Kim Kardashian? In the grand scheme of things, it meant less than me oversleeping this morning. 

If you want to look at a marriage that meant something, it was Aikman's. This was a 10-year marriage that produced two children. 

At the time of the separation, the two reinforced their priorities in a statement quoted in the report:

"We remain deeply committed to our children...during this period of adjustment"

That seems to have been the truth, as Aikman and his former wife have kept as tight a lid as you can on this thing.  

I always marvel when a celebrity in the sports world or otherwise is allowed to keep a private life. When you see others like Kardashian drain the world of every last drop of notoriety, you become jaded. 

I feel for Aikman and his divorce. You never want anyone to have to go through that, but it's nice to see that he was able to go through most of it without the media spotlighting his every move. 


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