Late NASCAR driver Eric McClure experienced love twice — first with his ex-wife and then his fiancee. Here's a look into their lives of the two women loved by the late NASCAR driver.
Racing fans worldwide are mourning the death of NASCAR driver Eric McClure who passed away on May 2, 2021, at the age of 42. While Eric is best known for his remarkable achievements in car racing, the athlete was also blessed with the gift of fatherhood and love.
Eric is survived by his seven daughters, whom he shares with ex-wife Miranda McClure. He also leaves behind his fiancée, Keira Brinegar Tibbs. Read on to find out about these women in the athlete's life.
Eric McClure, driver of the #24 Reynolds Wrap Toyota, stands in the garage area during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Kansas Lottery 300 on October 17, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images
Miranda and Eric tied the knot in 2004 and remained together until 2018. They are proud parents to Mabreigh, Maryleigh, Mirabella, Merritt, Myanna, Meraline, Melania.
Though very little is known about Miranda, she and the couple's seven kids have made appearances on Eric's social media in the past. In a 2017 post, the athlete was dressed in his racing gear while posing with Miranda and the kids.
Though mostly inactive on the platform, Miranda also has a personal Twitter page where she occasionally tweets and shares her opinions.
Eric McClure, driver of the #24 Hefty Toyota, waits for qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Owens Corning AttiCat 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on June 20, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images
In 2018, Miranda made headlines after alleging that Eric choked and hit her in front of their kids. The athlete was then arrested on charges of misdemeanor and battery on a family member.
Tibbs has shared a touching tribute.
Last year, Eric pleaded no contest to the charges and was ordered 12 months of active probation by the judge that presided over the case. Miranda has since become an advocate for domestic violence victims and continues to share her story, hoping to help as many as possible.
KEIRA BRINEGAR TIBBS
Following the end of his marriage to Miranda, Eric soon found love again. This time, he captured the heart of a woman called Keira Brinegar Tibbs.
Like Miranda, not many details are known about Tibbs, but she occasionally gives fans a glimpse of her life on her different social media platforms.
Earlier this year, Tibbs shared a photo showing off her engagement ring while hinting at her excitement over becoming Mrs. McClure.
The pair got engaged last September and announced the good news to their fans via Twitter. Undoubtedly, these two were smitten by each other. In the wake of Eric's death, Tibbs has shared a touching tribute confessing her eternal love and commitment to the athlete.
Eric's death has left a hole in the hearts of racing fans, his colleagues, and the world of sports at large. But even more, the athlete has left his family and loved ones with a void that can never be filled!