San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan appears to have moved on from his acrimonious divorce from former wife Amy Duncan.
Duncan, 37, appears to have a new girlfriend: former reality television star and media personality Vanessa Macias, sports blog Black Sports Online reports. The 33-year-old was recently spotted courtside at one of Duncan’s games wearing a Spurs tank top.
This isn’t the first time that Macias has found herself in the spotlight. Duncan’s alleged new girlfriend starred on the 20th incarnation of “The Amazing Race” in 2012, competing with former boyfriend Ralph Kelley and finishing in fourth place.
Macias has since abandoned her reality television career in exchange for a career in broadcasting, Player Wives notes. She co-hosted a morning radio show for KCYY in San Antonio, Texas, and currently works as a stadium announcer for the San Antonio Missions minor league baseball team and the San Antonio Scorpions soccer team.
In the past, Duncan’s girlfriend also made headlines for more dubious reasons. In 2012, Macias was arrested in Texas and booked on a misdemeanor DWI charge, TMZ reported.
Macias is the first woman to be linked to Duncan in the months since his bitter, public split from Amy Duncan, who was the basketball player's college sweetheart before they were married. The pair began their divorce proceedings in the midst of the Spurs’ 2012-13 NBA Finals run, and the situation quickly spiraled out of control.
As the divorce progressed, rumors swirled that Amy Duncan had outed Tim as gay in the middle of a court hearing. Gossip blog Hollywood Street King reported that Amy had accused Tim of being in a gay relationship since college. The rumors regarding Duncan’s alleged homosexuality grew to such prominence that his Spurs teammate, Danny Green, publicly addressed the situation.
While neither Amy nor Tim Duncan made public mention of the exact reasons behind their divorce, rumors also circulated that Amy had carried on an affair with her personal trainer, a man named Gilbert Urbano. In any event, their divorce became final in August.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...