News about an alleged affair of Kirk Herbstreit in 2007 triggered the rumor that he had divorced his wife, Allison Butler. There are other rumors of Herbstreit having extra-marital affairs, but there has not been any definitive proof to indicate the same. As of August 2015, Kirk Herbstreit is still married to his wife Allison Butler.
Herbstreit married his college sweetheart, Allison Butler, in 1998. He was a star quarterback at Ohio State University and she was an Ohio State cheerleader. The couple has four children from the marriage, including identical twins Tye and Jake.
Herbstreit and Butler lived in Columbus, Ohio until 2011. Herbstreit was harassed by fans for criticizing his alma mater, Ohio State University, from where he graduated with a business administration degree. In 2011, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee with his family. He has claimed that the move was planned for more than three years and not just a knee jerk reaction to the fans’ frustration and wrath towards him.
As of August 2015, Kirk Herbstreit is an analyst on College GameDay, ESPN’s TV Program, which covers college football. He commentates for ABC and ESPN on college football games. He is also an annual commentator on EA Sports' NCAA Football. He played at junior and senior levels for the Ohio State football team. He was also good at baseball.