Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has made his relationship with model Katarina Miketin official after a year’s worth of rumors.
The couple’s relationship had been suspected for about a year after the two were seen at a Vikings part in early October 2020. Neither of them said whether or not the rumors were true until this November when Miketin responded to an Instagram direct message asking if the two were dating. Miketin made things “official” after she said yes.
But, who is Miketin? Here’s what you need to know about Zimmer and Miketin.
Who is Mike Zimmer’s girlfriend?
Katarina Miketin is a 40-year-old model from Duluth, Minn. Her parents are immigrants from Yugoslavia, but Miketin has resided in Minnesota most of her life. She appears to be a long-time Vikings fan, posting about attending games in 2018.
Miketin is best known for her modeling. She is the cover star of Australia’s Maxim magazine in December 2021. She also has a large Instagram following, which is around 429,000 followers right now. She runs an adventure outdoors blog as well, titled “Katarina Elizabeth Outdoors,” which focuses on outdoor sports such as paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking and snowshoeing.
However, she hasn’t done modeling her whole career. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a degree in psychology, and she also received her MBA from Northwestern University. In her Instagram bio, she calls herself an entrepreneur.
In the bio for her Twitter account, which she hasn’t used in over a year, she claims to be a single mother to a daughter. She doesn’t post about her daughter, and there aren’t much details released about her.
How old is Mike Zimmer?
Zimmer turned 65 this year, meaning the two have a 25-year age gap. Zimmer began his coaching career in 1979 at the University of Missouri as a part-time defensive assistant, which was three years before Miketin was born.
Zimmer is currently the fifth oldest active coach in the NFL.
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What happened to Mike Zimmer’s wife?
Zimmer’s previous wife, Vikki Zimmer, died in 2009 at age 50 due to natural causes. The couple was married for 27 years. At the time, Zimmer was the Bengals’ defensive coordinator. He has three children with Vikki.
“She was the sweetest, kindest, most caring person who’d never say a bad word about anybody,” Zimmer said, via ESPN.