Stay here to know all about the married life of former NASCAR racer Michael Waltrip? Who is his wife?
Born on April 30, 1963, Michael Waltrip has a name for himself as a former professional stock car racing driver and a racing commentator cum analyst in Fox Sports. His run as a racer couldn't be more amazing since he is a two-time Daytona 500 Champion, winning the tournament in 2001 and 2003,respectively.
Over the course of his professional journey, he competed in over 784 NASCAR Cup races, which helped him garner both name, fame, and fortune. The 57-year-old recently has himself occupied as a pre-race analyst for the NASCAR Cup series and color commentator for the Xfinity Series and the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck series in Fox Sports.
Maybe it was his highly successful racing career that made him a public figure. That explains why the media and public remain extremely fond of knowing about his love life. Is he married or single in 2021? Let's know it all.
Michael Waltrip's Married Life: A Divorcee
Michael Waltrip and Elizabeth Franks got divorced in 2010. Photo Source: Al
Former NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip might have enjoyed a resounding career, but he failed to replicate similar luck in his personal life. In fact, Waltrip happens to be a one-time divorcee after things couldn't work out with his former wife, Elizabeth'Buffy' Franks. It was a shame how the pair parted ways with a divorce agreement, considering the history between them that goes back to the 1990s.
Getting into the specifics, Michael Waltrip and his former wife Elizabeth 'Buffy' Franks first crossed paths in 1992. Back then, the pro stock racer was just recovering from an accident in North Carolina, and it was a perfect time for him to heal after meeting his soon-to-be wife. The two dated for quite some time fell in love and exchanged their vows on November 27, 1993.
Michael Waltrip and his wife Elizabeth Franks share one daughter named Margaret Carol Waltrip. Photo Source: Pinterest
Michael Waltrip and his ex-wife Elizabeth 'Buffy' Franks even started a family as they welcomed their only daughter, Margaret Carol Waltrip,on September 29, 1997. Despite a small family established, the Fox commentator did have some issues with his wife that later forced them to split up.
As per rumors, Michael's then-wife was rumored to be seeing someone else and was largely absent from Waltrip's big races as well. That might probably be one of the reasons for their divorce. Following lengthy proceedings, it was Buffy who got the rights to Margaret's custody.
Michael Waltrip Even Dated Emma Slater
Yes, you heard it right. Michael Waltrip's pursuit for love didn't end with his divorce in 2010. Instead, he was back on the dating game, and he started seeing Emma Slater when they worked closely during the 19th season of 'Dancing With The Stars.' The high-profile pair had a lot of fan-following and garnered tremendous attention, even more, once there were rumors on how they fell in love.
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater were partners in 'Dancing With The Stars.' Photo Source: ABC7
The affair between Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater was quite surprising considering their 26-year age gap. While it didn't look like an issue when they were together, all the talks about the affair seem to be silent now. The pair is no longer be seeing each other.
Talking about his ties, Michael Waltrip also has another older daughter named Caitlin Marie Waltrip-Kinnaird from a mysterious past relationship. Surprisingly, his daughter is now a married woman herself and a mother of two.