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35 Athletes With Famous Wives And Girlfriends

Darren - December 30, 2019
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35 Athletes With Famous Wives And Girlfriends

Darren - December 30, 2019
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27. Rickie Fowler and Allison Stokke

One of the most recognizable golfers in the United States, Fowler always wears orange on the final day of a tournament. He says that this honors Oklahoma State University, but maybe he is trying to take the shine off of his girlfriend, former pole vaulter Stokke. The PGA tour member started dating her in 2017 and the couple married two years later.

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Stokke broke out in 2011 at the NCAA level and achieved unlooked-for sex symbol status. She failed in her effort to reach the Olympics but she was still one of the most famous college athletes in the U.S. After retiring from athletics, she became a full-time fitness model. Fowler and Stokke have enjoyed a lot of success and happiness together because they are a high-flying couple.

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26. Max Holloway and Alessa Quizon

Former UFC featherweight champion Holloway is one of the best MMA fighters on the planet. A proud Hawaiian, he is one of the island state’s top athletes and is incredibly skilled. ‘Blessed’ is very popular because of his nice-guy personality and all-around skills. Meanwhile, he enjoys a stable relationship. His girlfriend, Quizon, is also a successful athlete in her own right.

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Quizon is a decorated professional surfer and regularly competes in World Surf League events. The pair are the perfect Hawaiian couple because they emblemize all of the values of Aloha. Athletes are often drawn to each other because they understand the challenges that they will face in their lives. However, regular people don’t always comprehend the sacrifices famous athletes must make.

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25. Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo

Messi is the most talented soccer player of his generation. The Argentine maestro is a truly phenomenal talent and also one of the most recognizable athletes in the world. A serial winner with Barcelona, his skills must be seen to be believed. However, Messi is very down to earth. He married his childhood sweetheart Roccuzzo, who also hails from his hometown of Rosario.

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Roccuzzo played an essential role in Messi’s rise as emotional support. But she’s also a successful woman in her own right. She is a brand ambassador for many fashion labels and maintains a massive social media following. On Instagram, she has an insane 12 million followers. That’s four times the population of Ireland. Of course, her relationship with Messi helped her to gain fame. But she doesn’t rely on him and has her own identity.

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24. Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick

Let’s kick this list off with a sensational athletic couple. In this case, the wife has probably achieved as much or almost as much fame as her male counterpart. Recently retired, Patrick was a phenomenal driver. She was the first woman to lead the IndyCar 500, as well as competing in NASCAR. This helped her to viral global stardom.

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Meanwhile, Rodgers hasn’t done too badly himself. The Green Bay Packer stalwart won Super Bowl XLV and has spent all of his career in Wisconsin. After spending several seasons behind NFL legend Brett Favre, he broke out to become one of the best NFL quarterbacks ever. What a couple this is.

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23. Brett and Deanna Favre

Everybody knows Favre as the legendary quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. A legend in Wisconsin, he’s one of the best players to ever throw a ball in the NFL. His wife Deanna is a successful author, but there’s no doubt that her fame has increased as a result of her relationship with Favre.

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The couple has been together since 1996. However, they’ve had to endure massive ups and downs as a result of Favre’s addictions through the years. He has dealt with alcoholism and Vicodin abuse as well as accusations of ‘sexting’ New York Jets ‘Gameday’ host Jenn Sterger. She’s a long-suffering woman, yet has stood by Favre.

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22. Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson

This relationship only recently came to an end, so we’re cheating a little bit by including it. Baskett is a former NFL wide receiver, playing for the likes of the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts. He only spent four seasons playing football but somehow did enough to impress the former Playboy model Wilkinson.

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The glamorous pair appeared together in several reality shows. Married for nine years, they had two children before Wilkinson decided she wanted a divorce. This stunning woman definitely won’t have any problem finding herself a new man. She’s incredibly beautiful and successful.

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21. Neymar and Bruna Marquezine

Love him or hate him, there’s no arguing with the fact that Neymar is a superstar. The Brazilian soccer hero is one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. He’s the most expensive player in the world after moving from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for massive money. He’s also the talisman of the Brazilian national team.

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Of course, his level of fame attracts massive media attention. This can make it difficult for maintaining a healthy relationship. Enter Brazilian bombshell Bruna. The actress is very popular in her home country and we can see why. Since 2012, the pair have had an on-again, off-again relationship. In short, he’s a lucky man.

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20. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Perrie Edwards

Oxlade-Chamberlain plays for the best soccer club in the world right now. The midfielder stars for Liverpool FC in the Premier League. The England international offers a dynamic goal-scoring threat. However, he has a history of injuries at bad times. Despite this, fans like him because he gives his all.

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His long-term girlfriend Edwards is a hugely successful pop star. A member of the British girl band Little Mix, they’ve been together since 2017. Little Mix has won Brit and MTV Music Awards, amongst many other accolades. The future looks bright for this high-achieving young couple.

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19. Carmelo and La La Anthony

Few people can claim to have had an NBA career as good as Carmelo Anthony’s. A 10-time All-Star, he was also the 2013 scoring champion. Anthony has also set multiple records for the US national team. In short, he’s one of the best players of his generation and a potent attacking threat.

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His wife is the actress, MTV star, and businesswoman La La. These two haven’t always had the best of times. When Carmelo got a stripper pregnant, La La almost left him. But somehow, their relationship managed to survive. You have to wonder if her patience will one day run out.

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18. Osi Umenyiora and Leila Lopes

One of just five British-born players to win a Super Bowl, Umeniyora had great success in the NFL. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and spent the majority of his career with the New York Giants. Now he’s working as a broadcaster for the BBC in the UK.

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Umenyiora’s wife is the former Miss Universe Leila Lopes. The couple has one child together. Born in Angola and educated in the UK, she’s an incredible woman. A committed social activist, Lopes is more than just a beautiful face. She is an outspoken advocate for AIDS sufferers. Lopes continues to raise awareness about the disease.

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17. Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe

The only same-sex relationship on this list, Bird and Rapinoe are incredible athletes and high achievers. Rapinoe broke out in 2019, gaining global fame. The World Cup winner picked up the Ballon d’Or and plaudits for her social activism. She’s one of the most recognizable female sports stars on the planet right now.

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Meanwhile, Bird is an elite athlete in her own right. The Seattle Storm legend has won three WNBA championships and has also won four Olympic gold medals. That’s an outstanding record by any measure. These two women continue to support each other on and off the playing field. They were also the first same-sex couple to be on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue.

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16. Xabi Alonso and Nagore Aranburu

The former Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich star, Alonso oozes class and confidence. The midfielder was one of the best passers in the game. He is currently the manager of Liga Segunda side Real Sociedad B. Alonso won the World Cup winner with Spain as well as a host of major honors at the club level.

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Alonso’s long-term partner is the gorgeous Nagore Aranburu. She’s the mother of his three children and is an actress and writer. Although not globally famous, she is well-known in her native Spain. Married for over 10 years, they have one of the strongest relationships on this list.

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15. Shannon Brown and Monica

Brown is a former NBA star, most notably for the likes of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Red Bulls. However, he hasn’t necessarily achieved all that he could have, most recently playing in the NBA G-League. Brown has also appeared in music videos and movies.

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He’s famous for his relationship with Grammy Award-winner Monica. The R&B star was one of the most famous of her genre in the ’90s. However, their relationship went sour in the last few years and they split up in October 2019. Some relationships just don’t last.

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14. Wayne and Coleen Rooney

This couple is one of the most recognizable in the soccer world. First of all, Wayne achieved greatness with Manchester United. As well as playing for Everton and LA Galaxy, the former England international is now with Derby County as a player-coach. Meanwhile, his wife Coleen is a major TV personality in her own right in the UK.

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They have many ups and downs over the years, but Coleen has stuck with her man. Infamously, Wayne has a history of soliciting prostitutes and causing embarrassment for his wife. The worst moment was when he slept with a 48-year-old grandmother. That’s as rough as it gets. Somehow they are still together.

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13. Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky

One of the best golfers in the world right now, Johnson held the No. 1 spot for 64 consecutive weeks. The American was also the first man to win each of the four World Golf Championship events. In short, he’s been a top professional for the past couple of years and could be getting even better.

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Johnson has also found success off the golf course. He’s in a long-term relationship with Wayne Gretzky’s stunning daughter Paulina. The heiress is also a model and actress. Johnson must be doing something right, as the couple has two children together.

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12. Nnamdi Asomugha and Kerry Washington

Washington is a multi-Emmy award-winning actress. She first came to prominence as Olivia Pope in HBO’s series Scandal. However, she has also appeared in several high-profile movies like The Last King of Scotland and Django Unchained. Despite her fame, she keeps a lid on her private life.

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But we do know who her husband is. Asomugha might not have the same level of international fame as his wife, but he was an outstanding athlete in the NFL. In fact, he was arguably the best shutdown corner in the league during his prime. In short, he’s arguably one of the Oakland Raiders’ greatest-ever players.

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11. Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert

Phaneuf most recently played hockey for the Los Angeles Kings but is currently a free agent. He’s had a solid if unspectacular NHL career, but his main success has definitely been off the ice. That’s right, we’re talking about his gorgeous, award-winning actress wife, Elisha Cuthbert.

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Voted TV’s Most Beautiful Woman by Maxim in 2013, Cuthbert made her name on the hit TV show “24.” She achieved worldwide fame as Kim Bauer. Then she moved to Hollywood. Even though she has been in fewer quality roles over the last couple of years, she was still a famous name at one point.

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10. Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker

Now retired, Decker starred in the NFL for eight seasons as a wide receiver. He played for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and the Tenessee Titans. Meanwhile, he also served as a member of the Patriots’ practice squad. However, there’s no doubt that his wife is more famous than him.

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An accomplished country singer, Jessie James has released three albums so far. She cites Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson as influences. The couple also starred in their own reality TV show called, ‘Eric & Jessie: Game On.’ They’re definitely not afraid to be in the spotlight.

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9. Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen

Talk about a power couple. Brady is easily the most recognizable NFL star on the planet. The former Patriots quarterback has won Super Bowl after Super Bowl as well as being All-Pro multiple times. Even though he’s coming to the end of his career, he’s still shining bright in Boston. That’s before we even talk about his partner.

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Bundchen was the first supermodel to emerge from Brazil. For several years, she was the highest-earning model on the planet. Married to Brady since 2009, Bundchen is definitely his equal in terms of fame and wealth. The couple has three children together. Those are some incredible genes to pass down.

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8. James Neal and Melanie Collins

Neal currently stars for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers in Canada. Nicknamed ‘The Real Deal,’ he’s a very popular figure with fans. He set a franchise record for the most goals scored in the first six games of the season. To sum up, Neal is one of the best players on the Oilers today.

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Meanwhile, his girlfriend is also hugely successful. Neal is an excellent and gorgeous reporter for CBS. While she mostly broadcasts from NFL games, she has also presented several other highly-viewed programs. This couple is almost as glamorous as Hollywood royalty.

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7. Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonaro

Spain’s Casillas is his country’s most capped player of all-time. The Real Madrid legend was one of the two best goalkeepers in the world, alongside Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon. A World Cup winner, Casillas now plays for FC Porto in Portugal. A legend of the game, he’s been a magnificent goalkeeper.

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Meanwhile, his girlfriend is one of Spain’s most famous TV reporters. FHM voted her as the sexiest journalist in the world. Her profile rose during the 2010 World Cup. In fact, some Spanish fans accused her of distracting Casillas. The couple has two children together.

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6. Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez

For the past 10 years, Ronaldo has been one of the two greatest soccer players on the planet. The Juventus star previously had massive success with Real Madrid and Manchester United. A five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo’s career is nothing short of special.

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Ronaldo was previously in a relationship with Russian supermodel Irina Shayk. However, after they broke up, he became involved with the Stunning Spanish Instagram star Rodriguez. Her fame has grown by association with her megastar partner. Ronaldo has said they will definitely marry in the future.

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5. Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian

Thompson is an excellent basketball player. He’s an NBA champion with the Cleveland Cavaliers and also represents Canada in international competition. Furthermore, he attracted the attention of one of the most famous families in the world. That’s where Kardashian comes in.

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She obviously has a thing for basketball players after a previously disastrous relationship with Lamar Odom. But things ended badly for the couple in 2019 after he cheated on her with her younger sister Kendall’s best friend. The worst part was that she was pregnant at the time. Now that’s cold.

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4. Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood

Recently retired, Fisher was a very good hockey player. He spent most of his career split between the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators in the NHL. He played in multiple Stanley Cup finals, but never managed to land the big prize. Somehow, he snagged country superstar Underwood as his wife. Finally, the pair married in 2010 and raised a family together.

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She’s way more famous than him, so this is quite the coup. A seven-time Grammy award winner, Underwood is one of the most successful female musicians in the world. She’s estimated to be worth about $200 million. In short, selling 70 million records makes you very rich. Fisher definitely did well.

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3. Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union

This 13-time All-Star is an NBA and Miami legend. The Heat’s all-time leader in points, games, assists, steals, shots made and shots taken, Wade definitely made an impression in the Sunshine State. However, he’s also been very lucky in love, marrying Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union.

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Union was a regular in comedies through the noughties before a career revival saw her step into action roles. In 2018, she took the lead role in the thriller ‘Breaking In.’ This is definitely a high-achieving couple. Despite several ups and downs, their relationship has been able to survive the test of time so far.

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2. David and Victoria Beckham

These two are celebrity royalty. First of all, David became the first megastar of the soccer world. His fame transcended his abilities on the playing field and only increased when he married pop princess Victoria. In short, this pair is one of the biggest power couples in the world today.

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‘Posh’ was initially famous as a member of the Spice Girls. But after embarking on a solo career, she found success as a fashion designer. Victoria has defied the odds to set up her label and make it a global success. To sum up, they’re possibly the two most famous people on this list.

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1. Gerard Pique and Shakira

Pique is one of the most decorated soccer stars on the planet. The Barcelona and Spain legend has won everything in his path, including the World Cup and the Champion’s League. But arguably his biggest achievement was marrying Colombian pop sensation Shakira. There is no doubt that she is more famous than him but there is no shame in this.

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Shakira is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet today. The blonde bombshell is famous for anthems like Waka Waka and Hips Don’t Lie. The pair have two children together so look to be in it for the long haul. In 2020, Shakira is set to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show. That’s massive for any artist. A three-time Grammy winner, Shakira is a sensation.

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