Sources reveal that racing sensation Michael Waltrip, age 52, is happy for his wife "Buffy" whom he divorced in 2010. He allegedly holds no grudges or resentment towards his ex-wife and is happy that she is satisfied with her new life without him.
Michael Waltrip has been divorced for the past six years after the end to his seventeen years long relationship with wife 'Buffy'. The couple had married on Nov 27,1993 after a few years of dating. Their daughter, Margaret Carol Waltrip was born on Sep 29, 1997. After their divorce, Margaret joined Waltrip's elder daughter, Caitlin Marie Waltrip (from his previous relationship).
Sources say that Michael is happy that his wife is happy with her new life and he allegedly has said that it’s a matter of choice and everyone is free to make their own decisions. He further added that although they are separated, they will always remain good friends.
From the site DivorceDebbie, we got to know that in 2011, when Michael Waltrip finally sat down to introspect on a key race of 2001, where his mentor Dale Earnhardt had died; he realized how his resultant personal trauma had affected him and his marriage. He takes responsibility for his ‘frozen state’ and its effect on the marriage and how he had ‘sabotaged’ it.
When ESPN asked about what he felt in the nine years between the death of his mentor Dale and his divorce Michael said that," I don't have a wife anymore. And I don't live with my daughters. And so obviously, a lot has gone down in the last nine years for me."
That is why he decided to write a book about it. Currently a New York Times best-seller, the book is entitled "In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything."
As a whole, Michael blames his mental trauma for the breakup of his relationship and for his loneliness in life.
Michael had a relationship before Buffy. But, the details on that particular relationship are still unknown. However, after two years of his divorce, Michael has been rumored to be in relationship with model Kassie Hansen. They are rumored to be dating to till date. However neither of them have commented on their relationship. But, they have been seen together at races and at events in the past few years.
Born on April 30, 1963, Michael is a professional car racer. He is the co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing and is also a published author. This 52 years old racer is believed to have started his career at early fifteen with the help of his elder brother Darrell Waltrip, who is also a NASCAR champion and racing commentator. ‘
Michael has succeeded in achieving a lot in his career including the 1983 and 1984 Darlington Dash Series Most Popular Driver Award.
Waltrip has also appeared as an actor in TV shows as commentator alongside his brother for NASCAR on Fox television.
The racer has really come a long way and we wish him the best in his days to come.