All About Michael Waltrip Girlfriend: Colleen Connors

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A divorcee & father of two, the retired American professional stock car racing driver Michael Waltrip found love again. Currently, he is dating Colleen Connors.

The two made their relationship official via Instagram in 2023.

Besides the media limelight as the girlfriend of Waltrip, Colleen is also in talks about her professional achievements. She is the vice president of sales and corporate treasurer at S.R. Perrott Inc.

Colleen Connors, The Girlfriend Of Retired Stock Car Racer Michael Waltrip
Colleen Connors, The Girlfriend Of Retired Stock Car Racer Michael Waltrip (Source: Facebook)

Previously, the NASCAR racer-turned-racing commentator was in a marital relationship with Elizabeth “Buffy” Franks. But they divorced after 17 years of marriage.

While rumors circulated online about Waltrip’s dating status after his divorce, none were confirmed until Colleen Connors.

The 1983 Darlington Dash Series champion’s professional career and personal life as a former racing driver are well-known, but what about Colleen?

Do you want to learn more about her relationships and family? Be sure to read this article till the end.

Quick Facts

Full Name Colleen Connors
Birth Date January 8, 1981
Age 43 Years Old
Father’s Name Gary Connors
Mother’s Name Michelle Connors
Siblings Eva Connors McMullin
Nationality American
Profession Vice President of Sales at S.R. Perrott
Net Worth $300k-$500k
Boyfriend Michael Waltrip
Children Taylor, Connor
Social Media Instagram
Last Update March 2024

Who Is Collen Connors?

Colleen Connors was born to Michele and Gary Connors on January 8, 1981. She is the Vice President of Sales and Corporate Treasurer at S.R. Perrott, Inc.

Michael Waltrip With His Girlfriend Colleen Connors
Michael Waltrip With His Girlfriend Colleen Connors (Source: Instagram)

She completed her high school education at Father Lopez High School and pursued further studies at the University of Connecticut, where she played tennis.

Family Details!

Colleen’s mother is the President, and her father is the Executive Vice President of S.R. Perrott, Inc.

Collen grew up with her sister named, Eva Connors McMullin (birthday on September 1).

Colleen Connors With His Parents And Sister
Colleen Connors With His Parents And Sister (Source: Instagram)

In 1999, Eva graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration.

Shortly after graduation, she joined S.R. Perrott & currently serves as its assistant general manager. Also, Eva is the Vice President of Michele and Group.

Her sister Eva is married to John McMullin (birthday on March 26), and together they have a son named JR Mac, who was born on March 8, 2013.

Michael Waltrip’s Girlfriend Is A Mother Of Two

Before her NASCAR racer boyfriend, Michael Waltrip, Colleen was in another relationship.

With her former spouse Wes Timko, she welcomed a daughter named Taylor Timko and a son named Connor Timko.

However, further insight about their relationship- beginning & split is under wraps.

As reported, her daughter Taylor attended Father Lopez High School and is a volleyball player for DME Sports. She began playing volleyball at age 10.

Colleen Connors With Her Children
Colleen Connors With Her Children (Source: Facebook)

According to Wes Timko’s LinkedIn profile, he graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2003 and was a football player during his college years.

Currently, he is the co-owner and Vice President of Hayward Brown Insurance.

Divorce With Elizabeth “Buffy” Franks

Michael Waltrip was in a marital relationship with Elizabeth “Buffy” Franks (born on April 5, 1967), from November 27, 1993, to 2010.

Buffy was the owner of the NASCAR race car number #55, which Michael used to drive.

They first met in August 1992 when Michael was recovering from an accident in North Carolina.

The duo welcomed a daughter together named Margaret Carol “Macy” Waltrip.

Michael Waltrip With His Ex Wife & Daughter
Michael Waltrip With His Ex-Wife & Daughter (Source: Zimbio)

But by 2008, their relationship was in turmoil; the two didn’t make any public appearances together while Waltrip had taken off his wedding ring.

And in 2010, Michael and Buffy publicly announced their divorce.

In his autobiography, Michael stated that the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr. considered one of the best NASCAR racers,  had an impact on his marriage.

Rumored Relationships

Following Michael’s separation from Buffy, rumors circulated in 2012 that he was in a relationship with model Kassie Hansen. However, these speculations have not been verified.

Additionally, during Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, new rumors were circulating that Michael was dating professional dancer Emma Slater, but these rumors have also not been confirmed.

Buffy’s Second Marriage

Only two years of her divorce from Waltrip, Buffy tied the knot with Adam Hawthorne in October 2012.

They share a son named Sterling Hawthorne together.

Father Of Two Daughters, Caitlin & Macy

Before tying the knot with Buffy, Michael had a daughter named Caitlin Marie Waltrip-Kinnaird (born on January 12, 1990) from his previous relationship with Laurie Smith.

Unfortunately, specific information regarding the commencement and conclusion of Michael’s relationship with Laurie remains unknown.

Michael Waltrip With His Daughter, Macy (Left) & Caitlin (Right)
Michael Waltrip With His Daughter, Macy (Left) & Caitlin (Right) (Source: Instagram)

And with his now ex-wife Elizabeth “Buffy” Franks, he has another daughter Margaret Carol “Macy” Waltrip, who was born on September 29, 1997.

Macy pursued a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and currently works as an account manager at Trane.

Two Grandsons From Eldest Daughter Caitlin

Waltrip’s eldest daughter Caitlin, an attendant of Mooresville Senior High, works as a front desk receptionist at JR Motorsports.

Moreover, she has two children with her husband, Brandon James Kinnaird; they’ve been married since January 12, 2013.

Their first son named, Bryson Michael, was born on February 22, 2011, while their second son, Jaxon James, was born on February 11, 2014.

Net Worth & Earnings

Currently working as the Vice President of Sales at S.R. Perrott, Colleen has an estimated net worth between $300k to $500k as of 2024.

However, her boyfriend, Michael Waltrip’s net worth is significantly higher, estimated to be around $35 million.

His earnings primarily came from his successful career as a professional stock car racing driver, racing commentator, and published author, as well as endorsements and sponsorships.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Michael Waltrip currently dating?

Michael Waltrip is presently in a romantic relationship with Colleen Connors.

Who is Michael Waltrip’s ex-wife?

Michael Waltrip was previously married to Elizabeth “Buffy” Franks. She is now married to Adam Hawthorne.

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