It’s unclear when these two started dating, but the earliest reports of them getting cozy started back in early 2020.
If Katarina’s name is unfamiliar, there is plenty to learn about the woman who has been spending time with the famed football coach. Searching for “Mike Zimmer’s girlfriend” will quickly bring up plenty of results about Katarina, but everything you need to know about the blonde model can be found here.
Solid details about their romantic relationship are hard to find, but there are still some pieces of information out there to share. Read on to find out more about Zimmer and his most current girlfriend, model Katarina Elizabeth Miketin.
Who Is Mike Zimmer’s Girlfriend?
Katarina Elizabeth Miketin is a 38-year-old mother, model, and vice president of Middle Market Lending at Frandsen Bank and Trust.
Katarina returned from a two-year Instagram break in 2018 only to return in 2020 with a topless photo to share with fans. She currently has around 428,000 followers on the social media platform.
Though she doesn’t do much modeling anymore she has been previously published in Sports Illustrated and Maxim.
Her Instagram bio describes her as “a single mom” but reports of her continuous romantic sightings with Zimmer beg to differ.
Katarina has a background in finance and business. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The College of St. Scholastica and was also the president of The National Honor Society for Psychology.
After earning her bachelor’s degree she went on to earn her Master of Business Administration degree in 2015 from Northwestern University.
This degree would prove to be useful as Katarina would go on to work in finance for the next two decades.
Personal Life Of Katarina Elizabeth
As for her personal home life, not much is known about her daughter, but Mike Zimmer’s girlfriend seems to describe herself as a proud, single mother any chance she gets.
Katarina was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, and still opts to live there to this day. Not surprisingly, she’s a Minnesota Vikings fan.
Even though she was born and raised in Minnesota, her family comes from Serbia and she cites herself as fluent in Serbian on her Linked In page.
Her hobbies include staying active by working out at the gym and participating in other activities. Mike Zimmer’s girlfriend also loves activities like jet skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, and off-roading.
She is a self-proclaimed anti-bullying advocate. She also seems to have an interest in fashion and keeping up with the latest trends in high fashion and workout clothes.
A Few Moments of Romance
Not much is known about Zimmer and Katarina’s romance, but there were a few sightings that heavily hint that the two are an item.
The romance rumors about the pair started when they were first spotted together in a photo at the 2019 Vikings Christmas Party. For those keeping count, Mike Zimmer age is 65 and he is 27 years her senior.
Apparently, the two were still going strong by early 2021. They were spotted having a romantic dinner together in Cincinnati in January.
Neither has confirmed whether Katarina is officially Mike Zimmer’s girlfriend but there has been no sign of these two slowing down.
Zimmer’s First Wife
Zimmer’s latest romance with Katarina comes years after the loss of his first love. Mike Zimmer’s wife, Vikki Zimmer, died unexpectedly in 2009 from natural causes. She was only 50 years old.
The two had been married for 27 years before Vikki passed. Together they raised three children: daughters Marki and Corri and son Adam.
In honor of Vikki, Mike and his family started the Mike Zimmer Foundation. It aims to help kids reach their goals and promote a healthy lifestyle. They give away scholarships, host events, and team up with children’s hospitals and the Salvation Army.
Vikki was known to have a big, kind, and giving heart. When times were tough for Mike’s team she would bake the players brownies and cookies and insist that Mike take them to the team. Her famous saying was “smile a lot.”
The two first met at Weber State University and dated for about a year before they decided to get married. Vikki was a ballet dancer and had no natural interest in football at the time.
As time went on she became Mike’s biggest supporter. She was even seen defending his teams against criticism coming from stadium stands.
Mike Zimmer’s Career
Mike Zimmer has been the head coach for the Minnesota Vikings since 2014. He serves as the ninth coach for the team.
According to Mike Zimmer contract, he has signed on for an extension and will be the head coach until at least 2023.
In his time working within the NFL Zimmer has been known for his tough but inspiring words and his defensive strategies. He began his NFL career as a defensive backs coach. Then he became a defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys from 1994 until 2006.
He was defensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons for one year in 2007, before taking on the same role with the Cincinnati Bengals until 2013. Finally, Zimmer was awarded head coach for the Vikings in 2014.
It’s been estimated that Zimmer’s current net worth is $12 million while his salary is $4 million.
Zimmer led the Vikings to NFC North Titles in 2015 and 2017. Under his guise, the Vikings have ranked seventh in wins among all the NFL teams since 2014.
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