Is Kliff Kingsbury Dating an Instagram Model?
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Most head coaches in the NFL do not look like Kliff Kingsbury. Much of them are older (think 68-year-old Pete Carroll), not as physically fit (sorry, Andy Reid) and just don’t show off those pearly whites (looking at you, Bill Belichick) quite like the dashing 41-year-old Arizona Cardinals head coach.

Kingsbury may just be the most eligible bachelor in the NFL, and that’s including players like Jimmy Garoppolo. When he left Lubbock for the offensive coordinator position at USC, the school felt the need to mention in his bio that he was single. While manning the Texas Tech Red Raiders program, he was actually proposed to by fans. He may as well be today’s version of Joe Namath.

The San Antonio, Texas native is more than a pretty face, though. He’s been hailed as an offensive coaching wizard who has mentored the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray, Baker Mayfield and Johnny Manziel. Kinsgbury himself is a former college football quarterback who held Division I records and won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots.

It’s no secret that Kingsbury is a desirable man making millions of dollars, but just who is he dating and how is he still on the market?

Kliff Kingsbury’s Ex-Girlfriend Holly Sonders

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Kingsbury and FOX Sports host and reporter Holly Sonders were rumored to be dating as early as January 2019, a suspicion that seemed confirmed judging from her Twitter account. She congratulated the football coach when he landed the gig in Arizona last year.

“The desert just got a whole lot hotter. Congratulations @KliffKingsbury, so proud of you,” she posted on social media. She also called their relationship “a little past the crush part” to quench all of our sports gossip thirsts.

Sonders, a former collegiate golfer at Michigan State who graduated in 2009, has been a staple on the Golf Channel after pursuing a career in journalism. The 33-year-old is one of the biggest female names in the golf media industry and has more than 200,000 followers on Twitter and nearly 500,000 on Instagram.

Sonders and Kingsbury apparently split, however, and she’s now engaged to Dave Oancea, also known as “Vegas Dave” in the betting world.

Kingsbury’s New “Girlfriend” & Instagram Model

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Everyone’s an Instagram model these days.

It didn’t take long for Kingsbury to move on from his relationship with Sonders. According to reports, Kingsbury began seeing an Instagram model at the beginning of 2020.

Renee Estella is her name, and it appears Kingsbury has a type. Not much is known about the woman with more than 500,000 Instagram followers except that she’s just 26 years old and is an ambassador for Icon Swim.

Good luck finding photos of she and Kingsbury together. He keeps his private life, well, private and it seems she does too. Whether or not the two are actually an item is anyone’s guess, and it would probably take quite the impression to become Kliff Kingsbury’s girlfriend.


At this point, Kingsbury should just be the next contestant on The Bachelor.

This post was originally published on April 6, 2020.

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Patrick has spent parts of the last four years covering University of Florida athletics and spent two seasons with Major League Baseball. He's a baseball junkie who spends his days defending Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins. A recent Gator grad, Patrick currently resides in Gainesville, Florida.
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