It’s hardly shocking that the greatest sports stars attract some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Many top athletes have dated supermodels and A-List actresses. This is because they were wealthy in their own right so they understand the world they come from. They are also prime physical specimens and attract such women physically. However, many star athletes have also dated crazy women with clear psycho tendencies.
Some of them can’t resist scandalous trysts with porn stars and people who are definitely bad for them. There are also those unpredictable women who emerge as psychopaths throughout the course of a relationship. Finally, there are those who can’t stay quiet and bring embarrassment upon their husbands. Check out the list below via the New York Post and Total Pro Sports.
20. Brent and Miko Grimes
This list starts with the Grimes couple. Brent was a solid cornerback in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and the Miami Dolphins. However, his wife, Miko, made life very difficult. In fact, she almost cost him his career because many teams refused to take a chance on him. This was because Miko was a loose cannon and regularly criticized her husband’s teams on the internet. Many media sources described her as a ‘wife terror.’
His time in Miami ended with her describing the franchise as the ‘dumpster fire of the AFC East.’ Needless to say, the team didn’t take kindly to this label. Furthermore, the volatile talk show host made it extremely difficult for Brent to find a new franchise as a free agent. She made him untouchable before Tampa finally decided to sign him for some reason.
Odom became an NBA star with the LA Lakers and won two championship rings with the franchise and was also a Sixth Man of the Year award winner. He became more of a mainstream celebrity after he dated and married Khloe Kardashian. Odom’s fame grew further when he became a recognizable face on the Keeping Up in the Kardashians reality show and at social events.
However, their relationship broke down and Khloe filed for divorce. Then Odom had a serious drug overdose in a brothel. She waited six months so that Odom could recover. Then, she filed for divorce for a second time and completed the deed. In fairness, the pair of them were at fault, but the situation was insane. Fortunately, they’ve both moved on.
Hailing from Lithuania, Bukauskas fights for the UFC. The former Cage Warriors champion endured mixed fortunes with the promotion but is undoubtedly a great fighter. However, he has many critics, including his ex-girlfriend. In fact, he dated a woman who had no faith in his dream and reacted coldly to his first UFC defeat. He lost a fight on short notice but she didn’t support him.
“That was the first fight she ever came to see me fight in, and I lost that fight,” Bukauskas explained to UFC.com. “And the reaction she gave me was very cold. I was distraught and very upset and everyone came up to me. She was the last person to come up to me and she didn’t even hug me.” In short, the relationship didn’t last because she saw him as a ticket to the high life. But she wasn’t ready to endure hardship with him.
Wood spent significant time in the NBA Development League after he went undrafted. After an excellent college career, he pinned all of his hopes on playing professional basketball. But he suffered a devastating blow because no team picked him. Then, to rub salt into his wounds, the girl he dated dumped him. Of course, this was an extremely painful moment for him.
“I lost my girlfriend that night, too,” Wood told Yardbreaker. “I dropped her off at the airport after the draft and never saw her again.” However, the joke was on her because Wood never gave up on his dream. Finally, he made an impression with the Detroit Pistons before signing a $41 million contract with the Houston Rockets. Since then, he went from strength to strength.
It might be a bit unfair to label Ayesha Curry as crazy, but she definitely landed her husband in hot water after one incident in 2017. Curry dated and married his long-term partner after many years together. However, she directed her ire at the NBA during the Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. She was furious because she believed that they fixed the results for ratings.
“I’ve lost all respect sorry this is absolutely rigged for money,” she tweeted. “Or ratings in not sure which. I won’t be silent. Just saw it live sry.” Obviously, her husband is one of the most high-profile players in the entire league. This comment didn’t reflect well on him and he joked that he would have to switch off the Wi-Fi connection. Later, Ayesha apologized for her emotional moment.
Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson were the most notorious MMA fighter/adult film star couple. However, Ortiz’s long-term rival Liddell also had a fling with a porn star. In his case, Liddell dated James, another prolific porn movie actress. The pair attended many parties together and were visibly intimate. But they were never official about their relationship status.
There’s also a theory that James was responsible for the end of Liddell’s engagement with another woman. However, all of that is in the past now because ‘The Iceman’ married his wife, Heidi Northcutt, in 2010. A former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Liddell is one of the most distinctive and popular fighters in history. His knockout rate was outstanding while his personality captured the imagination of fans.
An NFL wide receiver, Baskett primarily spent his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, that’s not why he’s on this list. In fact, it’s because of his relationship with former Playboy model Wilkinson. At the time, she was one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends at the Playboy mansion. But she quickly decided that she’d like to be with an NFL star at his athletic peak.
They dated for just six months before they got married. Meanwhile, Baskett allegedly regularly cheated on her, while featuring in her reality TV show. Their relationship was dysfunctional from the beginning. After having a child, the pair agreed to divorce. All the glamor in the world can’t replace a functional, stable connection between two people.
Brent was a wide receiver for Notre Dame in 2014 when he made headlines outside of football. It emerged that he dated the notorious adult film star, Lisa Ann. One of the most successful porn stars in history, Ann has had relationships with a number of athletes including Paul George. She also claimed to have spent so long in bed with one NBA star that his phone died.
In 2020, she explained to GQ how she dated hundreds of athletes. “Right now, I’m probably talking to a hundred athletes through private messages, SMS or emails,” she said. “Out of these 100, I may meet only 25. But I remain committed because I am a fan. The cool thing about being Lisa Ann is that as soon as I follow a sportsman, he follows me back and quickly gives me his number because he doesn’t want to be seen following me.”
The New York Jets have done a lot of things wrong over the years but it’s not acceptable for a player to trash his own team. Nor is it ok for his wife or girlfriend to do so because it brings the franchise into disrepute. However, Terricka Cromartie didn’t receive the memo because she slated the Jets in 2013. The Cincinnati Bengals put a bad beating on the Jets and it didn’t impress the mother of 14.
She attracted attention because her husband Antonio played for the Jets. Terricka proceeded to deliver a play-by-play of the game on Twitter. It really didn’t help fans’ perceptions of the team or its players. Furthermore, she refused to apologize for describing the team as ‘trash.” She tweeted: “You guys and ur comments this is football good and the bad it comes with the Game… I can voice my opinion. We need to step our game up.”
Bonds is one of the greatest yet most notorious baseball players in Major League Baseball history. First of all, he broke every record in the book. But he also cheated prolifically by using PEDs throughout his career. As a result, he very well may never make the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Meanwhile, the MLB star also cheated in his regular life. In the 1990s, adult film star Devon Shire claimed to have dated the baseball icon.
Furthermore, she said that Bonds knocked her up during an encounter. Bonds denied this but his wife left him after just a few more months. Meanwhile, Bonds’ attorney claimed that the actress knew that she was ovulating when she met him. While that is immoral, it’s also Bonds’ fault because nobody forced him to cheat on his wife. He could have kept his bat in his trousers.
Edmen Shahbazyan is one of the most exciting young middleweight fighters in the UFC. Meanwhile, his older brother Leon also competes in MMA but hasn’t enjoyed the same exposure or success as his sibling. In 2019, he looked to follow Edmen’s career route by competing in Dana White’s Contender Series. However, he failed and ultimately suffered a knockout defeat.
But this wasn’t the full story of the fight. The woman he dated stole the show because she tried to storm the cage to save her boyfriend from a brutal beating. On the one hand, it was sweet because she obviously cares about him. Unfortunately, the internet isn’t kind and roundly mocked the pair after the incident. Meanwhile, security restrained her and prevented her from accessing the area.
Ortiz left his first wife Kristin and went off the rails. The former UFC light heavyweight champion dated one of the most recognizable adult movie stars of the era, Jenna Jameson. Their relationship lasted for a number of years and Ortiz claimed that he loved the actress. To be fair, he was probably the crazier of the two of them, despite Jameson’s choice of career.
Their relationship provided cannon fodder for Ortiz’s UFC opponents. On one occasion, Chael Sonnen infamously trash-talked Ortiz in a brutal fashion. Ortiz claimed that Sonnen used his mouth to talk himself into big fights. Then, Sonnen made a killer reference to Jameson’s profession. In the end, Jameson had enough of the future Mayor Pro Tem of Huntington Beach.
An AVN Hall of Famer, Lynn was extremely good at her job and became one of the most desired adult film stars of all time. The Puerto Rican star attracted the attention of many male celebrities and athletes during her time at the top of the industry. She opened up on some of these men, including hockey players like Danny Briere. A top Stanley Cup playoff performer, Briere starred for the Philadelphia Flyers among other teams.
Philadelphia’s nickname is the ‘City of Brotherly Love,’ but Briere was looking for a different type of love. It’s unclear if he dated the adult star, but Lynn revealed that she received pictures of his private parts. Furthermore, she said that several of his teammates also tried to get into her good books. She admitted that she spent the night on one occasion with Scottie Upshall while she was married.
Rodman and Electra were one of the most scandalous couples of the 1990s. Rodman played for the Detroit Pistons before starring alongside Michael Jordan in Chicago. M.J. revealed how he had to go to Las Vegas to retrieve Rodman because he partied too hard with Electra. The pair had a chaotic relationship that intensified after the tragic death of Electra’s mother.
She admitted that she poured her emotion into it and that this wasn’t always positive. Occasionally dysfunctional, they married far too quickly after they dated for a short time. In the end, they divorced and the police ordered them to stay apart from each other because of the crazy drama between them. Finally, Electra moved on and married Dave Navarro. Meanwhile, Rodman lived his chaotic life.
Former Patriots’ receiver Welker was one of Tom Brady’s most dangerous weapons for a number of seasons. However, his wife Anna is also a dangerous weapon in her own right. The former Hooters’ pageant winner is not afraid to let people know what she feels. Ray Lewis discovered this to his cost when she targeted him on social media in 2013. She targeted him after Lewis’ Baltimore Ravens defeated her husband’s team.
“Proud of my husband and the Pats,” she tweeted. “By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis’ Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay. What a hall of game player! A true role model.” This was an extremely embarrassing moment for Wes because it reflected poorly on him too. However, Lewis forgave Anna for her ‘moment of emotion.’
She didn’t try to storm the octagon, but she is always a fixture beside it. Alvarez’ wife Jamie is extremely loyal to him as television fans discovered to their chagrin. They have been together for a long time after growing up together in Philadelphia. They dated and then married after a number of years. Meanwhile, she is her husband’s biggest supporter although many people think she’s crazy.
Jamie is present at most of her husband’s fights and is extremely loud as she roars his name with her loud, shrill Philly accent that tortures many listeners. She very clearly loves the former UFC champion. But some people wish that she would love him a little more quietly because the decibel levels are extremely dangerous for sensitive ears.
One of the wackiest relationships in recent sports history saw Perry and Gonzalez go from zero to 100 in the space of a few weeks. Perry is notorious for his wild personality and bizarre antics. After breaking up with his ex-wife, he dated the much younger Gonzalez. Meanwhile, she became his cornerman for one UFC fight against Mickey Gall. Perry defeated his opponent as Gonzalez stole the headlines.
Gonzalez split from her boyfriend in 2021 after giving birth to their first child. To be fair, Perry’s public persona became increasingly unstable as punched an old man unconscious in a Texas restaurant. He also bought her a new car after just a few weeks of their relationship. This one was chaos from beginning to end. Furthermore, there may yet be legs in this relationship.
One of England’s most prolific strikers, Vardy has had an impressive Premier League career. His wife Rebekah is one of soccer’s most notorious WAGs. Rebekah’s reputation suffered a massive blow after an incident involving fellow WAG, Coleen Rooney. After discovering that somebody was leaking information from her private Instagram stories, Rooney changed the settings on her close friends so that only Rebekah was there.
As a result, she disclosed that Vardy was responsible for sharing all of the gossip and secrets to the media. Meanwhile, Vardy instigated legal action against Rooney for defamation and slandering her name. However, the damage was done and it seized the imagination of the UK public. Perhaps it’s unfair to label Vardy as crazy, but the allegations are hilarious and damning.
Reynolds was one of the biggest stars in Australia’s National Rugby League. While the majority of people outside of the southern nation don’t care about this, he also had one of the most dysfunctional relationships ever. He dated Andrea Del Busso who is one of the most psychopathic women on this list. In short, she allegedly used nine different aliases and faked three miscarriages to con her boyfriends.
Del Busso wasn’t even her real name. She also pretended to have cancer and conned money out of one of her boyfriends to pay for treatment. To sum up, she had a vile lack of morals and exploited the good nature of the men she ensnared. Reynolds explained his emotional turmoil after believing that she was pregnant and suffering the imagined blow of losing his future child. To discover that this was untrue was an awful blow.
Nike ambassador and golf icon Woods had a squeaky-clean image before his cheating scandal broke. Then, the news emerged that he was involved in extra-marital affairs with dozens of women. Woods was married to Elin Nordegren, a glamorous Swedish supermodel. But he also dated the likes of James, a prolific adult film star, while he was married. In short, Woods lived a double life.
James claimed that she had a three-year relationship with the golf legend when she was effectively his mistress. In 2010, she released a stream of sexts that Woods sent her at various points. In the final one, he accused her of ruining his life. Of course, it takes two to tango and he was responsible for his own decisions. However, she had no problem revealing the depths of his behavior.