Caroline Collins Maintains Long-Distance Relationship With Her Boyfriend

By Sagar ChandPublished on: June 25, 2024 Updated on: June 25, 2024
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Caroline Collins, the brilliant RIV-TV anchor, has been juggling her bustling news career with a long-distance romance that spans from Houston to California. She and her boyfriend, Conner Shayesteh, began dating in October 2022, just before Caroline waved goodbye to Fresno, California, where she served as a morning anchor for KSEE.

Despite the geographic distance, Conner has been a pillar of support, frequently flying to Houston to spend time with Caroline, while she’s managed to make the trip back just once due to her packed on-air schedule.

“Since I’ve moved here, he has come to visit me about 100 times and I’ve gone back to Fresno once,” she shared in her TikTok video.

Collins also opened up about the strains of her demanding job, sharing how her strict anchoring schedule from Monday to Friday doesn’t allow much room for flexibility. Even with the physical distance, the couple has opted out of regular phone or FaceTime dates, preferring to stay connected through calls and texts.

They Met On The Golf Course

Caroline and her boyfriend Conner, both passionate golfers, first crossed paths on the golf course. This shared passion resonated with Caroline’s background, as she had previously played golf at Point Park University, where her exceptional skills earned her a full scholarship. Over her four years on the university’s women’s golf team, she claimed victory in many tournaments.

As their relationship grew over the years, it has been filled with significant moments. One of their notable dates included attending a Morgan Wallen concert in Los Angeles.

Caroline Collins an Conner in Italy.
Collins and Shayesteh.

In July 2023, Caroline also took a break from her news anchor duties to vacation with her partner in Costa Rica. She shared the news on Facebook with the message to her followers, “Won’t be seeing me on the news this week! I’m vacationing in Costa Rica! I’ll be back on air in a week!”

Embracing their cherished moments together, the couple also enjoys spending time with their families. In September 2023, they traveled to Italy with Caroline’s parents, Linda and Bob Collins, and her sister, Lexi Collins, a DJ. During their trip, they visited numerous picturesque locations, such as the Amalfi Coast, The Pantheon, Rome, and more.

Linda and her boyfriend Conner, with her parents and a sister.
Bob, Linda, Caroline, Conner, and Lexi.

Her Partner Conner Is a Sales Account Manager

Conner, who studied business administration and marketing at California State University, Stanislaus, is currently a regional product manager at STERIS Instrument Management Services USA.

Previously, he served as an account manager at the company from October 2019 to April 2024. During his tenure, he received several prestigious awards, including the President’s Club Award and the Sales Professional of the Year Award for Fiscal Year 2023, among others.

Fun Facts About Them

  1. Caroline is two years older than Conner.
  2. She also happens to be a bit taller than him.
Caroline Collins and Conner Shayesteh
(Image: TikTok)

Collins Previously Dated Taylor McMullin

Prior to Shayesteh, Collins was romantically linked to Taylor McMullin, a physical education teacher at the Youngstown City School District. Their connection, evident from their social media posts, spanned from 2018 to 2019.

They first appeared together publicly at a friend’s wedding ceremony in October 2018. In December of that year, Taylor shared a photo from their Thanksgiving celebration on social media to express his affection. His caption read: “Reflecting back to that delicious Thanksgiving dinner 🦃 and that you’re 10x hotter than that fire in the fireplace behind me. 😆🔥❤️#thanksgiving #holidayseason #winter #fire #hugs #loveyou Caroline Collins.”

Caroline and her former flame Taylor.
With her ex-lover Taylor.

Throughout their time together, they were spotted at several events, from Collins’ college convocation in April 2019 to a photoshoot with Luke Marzano in September of the same year.

However, by mid-2020, they stopped sharing updates about each other, hinting at the possible end of their relationship.

About Author: Sagar Chand

Sagar Chand is a seasoned content writer since 2016, who has crafted a diverse array of articles spanning entertainment, sports, and beyond. With a rich background in creating engaging content, Sagar excels in bringing unique perspectives to a wide audience. His expertise not only enriches his writings but also keeps his readers coming back for more insightful and dynamic narratives.