Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman waves during introductions at the 2010 College Football Hall of Fame awards dinner in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. Aikman is a member of the 2008 College Football Hall of Fame class. He was quarterback at Oklahoma from 1984-85 and UCLA from 1987-88. (AP)
Aikman, in a statement published Tuesday by The Dallas Morning News, confirms the separation from his wife, Rhonda, in what he calls "a difficult decision" for both.
The couple married in 2000. Rhonda Aikman had a daughter from a previous marriage. The Aikmans have two daughters together.
The family has a mansion in Highland Park. Property records indicate Rhonda Aikman in November bought a five-bedroom home in a nearby neighborhood.
Messages left Tuesday for Aikman were not immediately returned to The Associated Press.