Is Sandra Bullock dating her old flame, Troy Aikman?

Here’s a story from a questionable source that I’m hoping is true. This story sort-of originated in UK Magazine Closer, which has less legitimacy than Star Magazine as far as I can tell. So take it for what it is.

The lovely and talented Sandra Bullock, 49 (I keep thinking she’s 44, which still seems too old), is allegedly dating her ex from the 90s, former football pro turned sportscaster Troy Aikman, 47. Aikman is single after his 2011 divorce, and he lives in Highland Park, Texas, right outside Dallas where he used to play for the Cowboys. Sandra has a home in Austin, about three hours away, but she has it on the market and mostly lives in LA. So are these two hooking up somehow? Doubtful, but here’s the story:

Even though, according to most reports, that relationship fizzled out back in 1995, due to the geographical distance between them, apparently love is in the air once again for the couple.

Shortly after Sandra Bullock’s relationship with Troy Aikman, she went on to marry Jesse James – although they divorced back in 2010, following numerous allegations of cheating.

For his part, Aikman also found himself in a problematic marriage and got divorced. After finding themselves both single again, Bullock and Aikman got back in touch via a “mutual friend” just before Christmas.

An inside source told the British publication Closer: “Sandra and Troy have always got on well, but she doesn’t want to publicly date him until she’s 100 per cent ready for a relationship. She’s also worried about getting her heart broken, so a no-strings fling is fine, but she’s not committing to anything yet.”

On top of that, Sandra Bullock also wants to look after the best interests of her adopted son Louis. The source revealed: “Sandra hasn’t introduced Troy to Louis as anything other than mommy’s friend.”

[From Closer via The Inquistr]

The Enquirer reported this story late last year, but only tried to claim that these two should start dating again now that they’re both single, they didn’t report that they were actually dating. This Closer report is very similar to The Enquirer’s earlier story, down to the wording. I think they’re just recycling it. If this was true we would have heard more by now. Someone would have tweeted a sighting of them together or it would have been reported somewhere. Which is a bummer, really. I want to hear about Sandra in a hot new romance. I do have to give her a lot of credit, though, she kept her adoption of Louis under wraps at a time when her face was splashed across the tabloids for weeks. Sandra could definitely be dating someone undercover, just maybe not Troy.

Sandra was on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, which was Jay Leno’s penultimate episode. (I never get to use that word.) You can see her interview in two parts here and here. Jay showed a montage of Sandra’s different hairstyles starting at about 3:40 into the first video. He said she had “the same beautiful face” which is true. When Sandra said goodbye to Jay, she got choked up and said “You’ve always been so kind. That’s saying a lot in this business, because we like to be mean. There’s not been one time you haven’t treated me like I had something to offer – even when the film [I was promoting] was awful and you knew it, you never let me see it in your eyes.” She added that “When I made crazy life decisions, you never questioned [them].” What a classy way to refer to that douche she married. Sandra is so skilled at giving speeches, she really is.

Sandra Bullock on The Tonight Show

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Presentation

The DGA Awards 2014

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  1. ray says:

    WHAT??! 49?! she looks amazing and without frozen face. damnnnnn hope i look that good at that age

  2. doofus says:

    ooooo…I didn’t know they ever dated but I hope it’s true. (even if he was once a Cowboy.)

  3. Caroline says:

    um, I thought Troy Aikman was gay?

    • Cecilia says:

      The rumor that Troy is playing for the home team has been around a long time & it won’t seem to go away. Personally, I don’t know. There have also been many rumors about Sandra…

    • Connie says:

      nope. wrong again sweet caroline.

    • Hautie says:

      That rumor was started by Barry Switzer in the mid 1990′s.

      Whom is just an giant asshole in general.

      Then the rumor got legs, by another asshole named Skip Bayless. Who at the time, was a local sports writer.

      Aikman and Switzer hated each other from their shared college experience in Oklahoma … and Jerry Jones knowing this… hired Switzer after firing Johnson.

      So Switzer never missed an opportunity, to be an asshole towards Aikman. Hence making an off color comment about Troy being gay, to a loud mouth sports writer, Bayless.

      So decades later…. here we are with the “he’s gay” comment.

      • Connie says:

        Hautie, you are right about absolutely all of that. Troy says he thinks that THEY might be

      • blue marie says:

        I couldn’t remember exactly how it got started but knew it was something like that, thanks Hautie.

      • MrsB says:

        Why anybody would listen to a word that comes out of Skip Bayless’ mouth baffles me. I can’t stand that guy!

      • InVain says:

        I never thought I’d see the day where we were trashing Skip on CB – I’ll be smiling through the weekend over that. HE’S SUCH A WIND BAG….I could keep going, but I won’t.

        Either way – I love Sandy and watch her on Leno. Not a fan of Jay’s, but she was so genuine and heartwarming, it was a great moment between the two of them.

      • Bucky says:

        Skip Bayless is THE WORST.

    • ncmagnolia says:

      Connie, not to be the bearer of bad news, but I fear Caroline is correct. Pretty common knowledge here in our circle of Big D. that Troy is not only on the DL, but had a Cowboys player set up in a sweet crib in the area while he was still married several yrs ago. I know more, but don’t want to completely torch TA. A nice guy in every way, I just hope Sandra’s aware of his preferences if she’s becoming involved w/ Troy. This whole story makes me think friendship or business deal, though. Doubt the romance is true. I’m sorry! :(

  4. MrsBPitt says:

    I would love this to be true….I don’t even know why!!! They just look good together!!!

  5. Suze says:

    That would be one hot romance but I still think it’s doubtful.

    I can’t stand Leno but her speech to him made me hate him an iota less. A teeny, tiny iota.

  6. Dani says:

    I freaking love her!! Perfection all around.

  7. Sullivan says:

    What Sandy said to Leno was so touching. She is lovely and endearing.

  8. vanna says:

    I don’t know that dude….but he’s a former athlete (who are famous for beeing faithful) and he’s has a douchey face. I think she can do better.

    • Jenna says:

      He won 3 Superbowls in the 90′s for the Cowboys and is now a broadcaster. Despite my intense dislike of that team I’ve never heard anything bad about Troy and he has always seemed like a nice guy.

    • Dutch says:

      I don’t think he got married until after his playing career was over, so there was never really anyone for him to stray from.

  9. Hautie says:

    Honestly, the girls I have seen Aikman with, since his divorce. Look a little…. whats the word…. c.h.e.a.p. and looking a little hard. For probably not being over 32. He seems to have a type.

    Classy, pretty and over 40 isn’t it.

    • Connie says:

      I couldn’t disagree more. You think the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders are c.h.e.a.p.? Part of that is right..they work for virtually minimum wages…and juggle very hard practice and work schedules to boot. Darling girls. Who cares is he dates younger women? It is his schlong. For what its worth, he is a big family man and I think he and Sandra would be great together. Let. It. Be.

      • Hautie says:

        I was not referencing any of the cheerleaders for Dallas.

        And as much money (millions) as Jones make off them. You would think one of those girls would get smart and unionize that group. Seriously.

  10. Sam says:

    I don’t trust Sandra Bullock…

    I’ve always found it strange that she was married to racist d-bag Vanilla Gorilla and when things hit the fan and and everyone found out what he really was she goes and adopts an african american child.?!?!?

    • MrsB says:

      That adoption had been in the works far before the fallout with Jesse James. Adoption in the US is a process, you don’t just decide you want a baby and get one in a couple weeks.

    • vic says:

      Not sure about the adoption thing but I agree about the married to racist d-bag. There is no way she didn’t know he was like this. No way in hell. Especially while she was filming that show about white family adopting A.A. football player. Like her hubby never expressed any racist views?

      • Erinn says:

        She might just be the kind of person who thinks they can fix things/people. Hell, before the huge bombshell fallout, I didn’t think he was a terrible guy. Rough, and borderline sketch, but nowhere near the douche he turned out to be.

      • Esmom says:

        @Erinn, ITA. He could have even tried to be better for Sandy and curbed his worst impulses in an effort to turn over a new leaf with someone so awesome, until he didn’t.

    • dizzylucy says:

      Your timeline is a little off. She (and her ex) were trying to adopt for some time, the adoption came through, and then a few weeks after that is when all the stuff about him came out.

      What she said to Leno was very nice. I hope she is happy, with someone or single.

    • Jayna says:

      They had been trying to adopt for two years or more and had gone throught the whole adoption process and were waiting for a child, which they checked they had no preference for race. The baby actually came to them a couple of months before the Oscars. They kept it a secret to give them private time with the baby and to have time to finalize the adoption. So several months later, after the affair came out, it was announced they were in the process of adopting little Louis. He agreed to let her switch to adopting Louis as a single mother since she was going to divorce him and didn’t want to jeopardize the adoption going through as she and his family had already bonded with Louis.

  11. JudyK says:

    Never realized Sandra used to date Troy Aikman. If I were a matchmaker, I’d say that would be a PERFECT match, so I hope this story is true.

    The CEO I used to work for was an Aikman fanatic and had his pic taken w/ Troy at the Tulsa Airport…they just happened to be there at the same time.

    Please, please be true!

  12. Kris says:

    As a Texan and a Cowboy fan back in Troy’s heyday, I so hope this is true!

  13. JM says:

    Darn it! I’m still hoping for a Sandy/ Keanu pairing.

  14. Common Sense says:

    I love Sandra Bullock!

    “adopted son” -when are they going to stop calling Louis her adopted son? Adoption is a process, not a state of being; after the process is done i.e signing papers, court etc you are seen in the eyes of the law as if you had given birth to that child.

  15. CF98 says:

    I agree with those who find Sandra suspect about her being clueless about Jesse James being a Nazi worshipper. But everyone focused on his cheating which while as bad as that was is a lot better than being a Nazi worshipper.

    As for this? I think they’re friends covering for one another that’s more believable than these two as an actual item.

    I can’t picture Troy wanting to be in a high profile relationship(again) considering his divorce and how he has custody of his daughters now(he managed to keep that from the public eye)

  16. Seagulls says:

    Goodness, Sandra makes even Jay Leno a sympathetic character? Her sweetness affects everything!