From the great kings of the past to the influential leaders of today, women have given men invaluable support sparking actions that changed the course of history. Take for example the successful athletes of today. While it’s true that their fame and glory is because of how well they played in court, but what happens when they are outside is when women play their game. They say that behind every strong athlete is a powerful woman. Read on find out The Inspiration Beside These Successful Athletes using this list of Inspiring Wives of Famous Athletes.
Ayesha Curry & Stephen Curry
First on this list is the beautiful Mrs. Ayesha Curry. Stephen was part of her church youth group in Charlotte, North Carolina when they were teenagers. Ayesha, being the not so easy woman to get, initially turned him down. But Stephen didn't stop without a fight and was eventually able to go on a date with her. They got married a few years after that and had two daughters.
Back then, they never expected that they'd even have the title as an "NBA Power Couple," but now they are. The couple remains humble and loving of each other despite Stephen's ruthless success and Ayesha's budding culinary empire.
Brooklyn Decker & Andy Roddick
As most of you know, Brooklyn Decker is a model. She has graced the leaves of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and received rave reviews from the press and fans alike. She also appeared in a few films and television shows as an actress.
In the year 2007, she started dating Andy Roddick, a professional U.S tennis player. The twosome hit it off quite well that Roddick proposed to her the next shortly after a year. When they got married on April 17, 2009, the couple moved to Austin, Texas where they started building their life as a family. Decker gave birth to a bouncing baby boy named Hank in 2015 followed by a beautiful baby girl named Stevie in 2018.
Yvette Prieto & Michael Jordan
Yvette Prieto is a Cuban model who dated Juliooiglesia Jr. who was the older brother of a famous singer and songwriter, Enrique Iglesias. The two broke up and eventually met Michael Jordan at a club in the year 2008. Three years later, Michael proposed to her and they got engaged. They officially got married in April 2013 where A-list singers Robin Thicke and Usher performed that their Palm beach wedding reception.
Yvette considers herself as the mother to Jordan's three children from his previous wife, Juanita Vanoy. As if three wasn't enough, Yvette went on to give Jordan twin daughters in February 2014.
Georgina Rodriguez & Christiano Ronaldo
Georgina Rodriguez is a Spanish model who worked at a Gucci store in Madrid. Her love story began with Christiano Ronaldo when she caught his eye as he was at the VIP holding lounge of a Dolce and Gabanna event.
The next thing the press knew, they were spotted dating around towards the end of 2016. Georgina and Christiano are not yet married, but they had their first daughter on November 12, 2017, and they named her Alana Martina. Rodriguez also takes care of Christiano's kids Eva, Mateo and Cristiano Jr.
Anna Burns & Wes Welker
Anna Burns is known to be a fierce, loving and protective wife. When her husband, Wes Welker was still part of the New England Patriots, and they lost to the Baltimore Ravens, she quickly stood up for her man and took her frustrations out on Ray Lewis through social media. She then went on to call him out for his wrongdoings.
Anna Burns was a former model who won the Miss Hooters title in the year 2005. Welker proposed to her on January 2012 and got married later in the same year.
Leila Lopes & Osi Umenyiora
Leila Lopes has led a very successful career in her lifetime. The Angolan actress and TV host didn't only join but won the titles of Miss Angola 2010, Miss Angola UK 2010, and Miss Universe 2011. It's more than safe to say that her resume? Pretty massive. It was only a matter of time until she meets someone who will want to marry and build a family with her.
That someone would be the likes of ex-New York Giants defensive end player, Osi Umenyiora. They got introduced by publicist BJ Coleman during a fashion week show in 2012. One year later, Umenyiora popped the question, and they tied the knot on two years later on May 29 in Luanda, Angola.
Nessa Diab & Colin Kaepernick
Nessa Diab is a Television host and a radio personality who started dating Colin Kaepernick who was then a quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers in July of 2015. Her husband is most probably known for his subsequent release from the 49ers organization as well as the National Anthem Protest.
Nessa might have hurt the chance of her husband playing for the Ravens when she made a bad social media move. She tweeted something about the Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and Ray Lewis to the characters from the film Django Unchained. It was a movie that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.
Tiffany Price & David Price
Tiffany Price graduated from Kansas State University and is a woman who speaks her mind, especially when she published some very pointed tweets against the Boston organization and its fans way back in the year 2013. Who knew that she would marry someone from that team?
In the year 2016, she tied the knot with David Price, a Boston Red Sox pitcher. They had their first son who they name Xavier the following year.
Laticia Rolle & Shaquille O'Neal
Laticia Rolle is a 2010 graduate from Eckerd College, where she played on the women's basketball team. What keeps her busy today is her lifestyle blog, Bluhazl.com. Together with her sister D'Ana the domain continues to be successful. She dated the former NBA player, Shaquille O'Neal in 2014. Two years after, rumors of them being engaged surface on social media as people tried to speculate their exchange of Instagram comments, where Shaq popped the question.
When asked, the two denied and claimed that they are just joking with each other. A year after that, engagement rumors rose up again after Laticia posted a photo with a ring on her finger.
Jaime Edmonson & Evan Longoria
Jaime Edmonson grew up in Florida from a family of police officers that it wasn't much of a surprise that she would pursue a degree in Criminal Justice at the Florida Atlantic University in 2002. She would then become a night shift police officer in Boca Raton for two years. She left public service to become a Miami Dolphins cheerleader.
Edmonson isn't one to shy away from the limelight as she competed in a reality show called The Amazing Race season 14 as well as become Playmate of the month in January 2010. To top all of that, she married MLB star Evan Longoria and is currently living a happy and peaceful life.
Lilit Avagyan & Reggie Bush
Lilit Avagyan is a world-renowned dancer who trained in Europe for twelve years. She also won the 2010 Rising Star Dance Competition in Florida and appeared on the hit show Dancing With The Stars as part of Australia's Latin American World Championships for dance in the year 2013.
After all that, she decided to settle down and marry the former Heisman trophy winner and now retired NFL runningback player Reggie Bush. Today, they have three children together which they named Briseis Avagyan Bush, Agyemang Bush, and Uriah Bush.
Katherine Webb & AJ McCarron
Katherine Webb is famous for her appearance at the 2013 BCS National Championship Game broadcast which she did not expect. When the camera panned to focus on her, the announcer Brent Musburger said: "You quarterbacks get all the good-looking women." The footage spread like wildfire across the internet and went viral shortly after.
Katherine is a beauty queen, model, TV personality and wife of AJ McCarron, the quarterback of Cincinnati Bengals.
Antonella Roccuzzo & Lionel Messi
Antonella Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi knew each other since they were just kids. Lionel was her cousin's childhood friend, and at five years old, Antonella would do everything to make an excuse so she could visit her childhood crush.
Simply put, the two knew each other their whole lives, but they kept it a secret until 2008 when they went public with their relationship. They got married in 2016 which happened in Argentina. Reports described it as an elaborate yet secretive ceremony. Today, their relationship appears to grow only stronger with three sons on their side.
Kim DeJesus & David DeJesus
Kim DeJesus is a model, actress and an artsy person overall. They say that she can do almost anything. She was also a contestant on season 3 of The Amazing Race and is a recipient of a prestigious Katherin K. Herberger painting scholarship. Her art was compelling enough for someone to pay for her studies to improve it more at Arizona State University. Here, she continued getting her post-graduate degree in Art Education.
On top of that, she has been part of many shows like "HERlarious" and "Sullivan and Sons." All that and more as she married David DeJesus who is a recently retired professional baseball outfielder. What an achiever!
Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher
Carrie Underwood is a famous singer who won the fourth season of American Idol with a total of 500 million votes. She's also released several hit songs and albums in the Country Genre and is now the loving wife of NHL Player, Mike Fisher. They met each other at a backstage meet-and-greet where thanked her bassist for setting it up for her.
Their relationship grew despite Underwood staying in Nashville and Fisher living in Canada. They had their first kiss on a New Year's Eve of 2008. Underwood, with no hesitation, said yes when Fisher Popped the question on December the next year. They got married in 2010 and finally lived in the same state when her husband joined the Nashville Predators in the year 2011. They had their first baby boy in 2015, and they named it after a biblical character, Isaiah.
Danica Patrick & Aaron Rodgers
It almost feels like there's something between the breakup of both Danica Patrick & Aaron Rodgers from their respected exes on 2017. But we're not here to talk about how it feels like the two orchestrated everything. Moving on, Danica Patrick broke up with her fellow NASCAR driver boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in December 2017 while Aaron Rodgers broke up with actress Olivia Munn a month before that.
A month later Danica's breakup, she publicly announced that she's dating Aaron Rodgers. They claim that they first met at the 2012 ESPY Award but remained distant friends that see each other every year at the same awards show. They say that it wasn't until recently when they realized that they have a lot of common ground.
Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade
Everyone from her generation knew who Gabrielle Union was. She was an actress famous for her breakthrough role in the hit 2000 comedy, Bring It On. She had dated several athletes in the past like Jason Kidd way before he took off his career in the NBA. Four years before marrying her current husband, Dwayne Wade, she married famous NFL player Chris Howard. They separated in the year 2005 and divorced the next year.
Gabrielle Union met Dwayne in the year 2009 and dated until a brief split in 2013 claiming that they have to deal with their career demands, but all is well when they got back together and married in the year 2014.
Elise Tate & Golden Tate
Elise Tate is a degree holder of Marketing and Sales from the University of Washington. She is the director of business development at Harvey Nash and is killing it on the corporate ladder. When Mrs. Tate was in college, she participated in intramural activities like softball, tennis, golf, and soccer. Elise also has strong advocacies on pet adoption.
She married Golden Tate, Detroit Lions' NFL wide receiver in 2017 on a private beach in Cabo San Lucas with 250 guests. Today, the two appears to have a stronger bond than ever before.
Paulina Gretzky & Dustin Johnson
Paulina Gretzky is no stranger to the glitz and glam that comes in being connected with a famous athlete. She is the eldest heir to the riches of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky and the fiance of the famed PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson.
Dustin popped the question to Paulina in 2013; they already have two sons named Tatum Gretzky and River Jones. It only took the couple seven months to decide to marry each other. They are engaged yes, but they are taking their time before they finally tie the knot.
Candace Romo & Tony Romo
Candace Romo was a reporter and anchor covering the local high school sports scene in Dallas, Texas. She would then enter the world of pageantry and win Miss Missouri. Shortly after, Candace competed in Miss USA, and even as a strong contender, Mrs. Romo did not win. She met quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys in 2009.
On Candace's 24th birthday, Tony Romo popped the question, and she immediately said yes. She then went on to leave her reporting job and changed her last name from Crawford to Romo when they married during the 2011 NFL lockout. Today, she lives a happy life with her loving husband and two beautiful children.
Hannah Jeter & Derek Jeter
Hanna Davis is a model from the U.S Virgin Islands who grew up being an athlete herself. She was a tennis player who took part in the Caribbean tennis Circuit where she was part of the Caribbean National Team.
She started dating Derek Jeter, a retired Yankee in 2012. They got engaged in November of 2015 and married him a year after following his retirement. They continue to build a happy life for themselves together with daughter Bella Raine.
Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler
Kristin Cavallari is well-known for her roles in Laguna Beach, an MTV reality show and The Hills, its 2009 spinoff. She has quite a good reputation as an actress in both film and television which she began pursuing in the year 2004. She started dating Jay Cutler, a well-respected NFL quarterback in late 2010, the two was perfect for each other that they decided to get engaged the following April of 2011.
Unfortunately, the two called it off three months after the proposal. But the wedding cancellations didn't stop them from reconciling a few months after that, and despite the many issues that enveloped their relationship Cutler and Cavallari eventually got married in June 2013. Today, they are a happy family with two sons named Camden and Jaxon and one beautiful daughter, Saylor.
Bruna Marquezine & Neymar Jr.
Bruna Marquezine is a Brazilian actress and model who happens to be also the loving girlfriend of the professional soccer player, Neymar Jr. The two started dating right after being introduced together at a carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro in the year 2012.
Like most relationships, they share some good and bad times with occasional on and off gossips going around. But no matter how long they don't talk to each other or how heavy their issues are, they almost always manage to patch things up. It's only a matter of time until someone pops the question. Until then, keep your eyes peeled.
Sofia Balbi & Luis Suarez
Here's a person who never gave up on someone they love. Meet Sofia Balbi, the woman who helped Luis Suarez, a famous Barcelona strike, become the best that he can be. Everyone knew and loved Luis for his incredible talent in the field, but everyone hated him outside of that. He was infamous for how badly he behaved around people.
All of it remained a seemingly hopeless topic until his 15-year-old self met a 13-year-old Sofia. She helped him realize the things that matter most in his life and sorted everything out accordingly. When he was with her, his career skyrocketed to the point that he became one of the all-time greats. Luis eventually married Sofia in 2009. She gave him a beautiful family with one daughter and a son.
Savannah Brinson & Lebron James
Savannah Brinson knew the now-ultra famous basketball player Lebron James way back in high school. They met at a football game, and their first date together was at Outback Steakhouse. Savannah didn't have any idea that James was a genius in the court until he invited her to watch his game.
When James proposed to Savannah on New Year's Eve 2011, she immediately said yes. They had a lovely wedding reception in San Diego two years after. Today, they continue to be a loving family with three children they call their own.
Nicole Johnson & Michael Phelps
The beautiful Nicole Johnson was a Miss California USA titleholder who later on married Michael Phelps. The first time they ever laid their eyes on each other was during the ESPY Awards in the year 2007. They started dating each other in 2009 but come 2012, the two split-up for the reason that Phelps wanted to focus on the 2012 Olympic games, allegedly.
Reports say that he had such an iconic performance in the 2008 Olympics that it pressured him wrongly. Nicole got back with Phelps two years after the incident. They got engaged in 2015, had their first son named Boomer Robert in 2016, and married a month later.
Victoria Beckham & David Beckham
Victoria Beckham or what most people call her, Posh Spice, was part of an internationally acclaimed girl band that rose to fame in the 1990s, the Spice Girls. Everyone thought Victoria was going to marry Corey Haim, but their relationship unexpectedly was put to a halt but under good terms in the year 1995. Two years after the breakup, she dated a famous soccer star, David Beckham and got engaged by 1998. They eventually got married and is still considered as one of the strongest relationships amongst celebrities today.
The Beckhams have three sons named Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James and Cruz David and a daughter named Harper Seven.
Larisa Fraser & Ryan Braun
Larisa Fraser is a successful fashion and lingerie model who also runs her health-food blog entitled Model Eats. She is currently married to Ryan Braun who's a left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. She stood firmly by her husband when Braun was under a scandal that revealed him to be using performance-enhancing drugs. It was 2013 when that happened, and he was lucky enough to have a wife who never judged him but continued to uplift him regardless.
Their relationship has genuinely been tried and tested through thick and thin and she will continue to do it for the years to come.
Jelena Djokovic & Novak Djokovic
Jelena and Novak Djokovic have known each other ever since they were in high-school. Novak would eventually become a world-renowned Serbian tennis player who would, later on, marry his childhood friend, Jelena. The two started dating in 2005 and got engaged eight years after. A few months after the engagement, Novax married Jelena while she was pregnant with their first child.
In 2015, she gave birth to a baby boy named Stefan followed by a baby girl named Tara in September of 2017. Today, they are continuously building their family and appears to be very happy with the company of each other.
Ciara & Russell Wilson
Ciara experienced a quick rise to fame when she dropped her first album entitled "Goodies" in the year 2003. She birthed a child while she was engaged in 2014 to rapper Future. The wedding did not push through due to some issues, and the two called it quits.
Twelve years after that, Ciara started dating quarterback Russel Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks. The relationship went smooth and romantic that they got engaged the following year. They got married at the fancy Peckforton Castle located in Cheshire, England a few months after. They had their first-born by April of 2017.
Kate Upton & Justin Verlander
Kate Upton is one of the sexiest and hottest models of her time. She also did some acting in the course of her career, but probably one of the most significant projects she made was during a commercial shoot for the video game MLB 2K12. There, she met her future husband, Justin Verlander. They started dating in the early summer of 2012 and had a brief split in the first quarter of 2013.
Upton then dated Maksim Chmerkovskiy for a couple of months before finally getting back with Verlander. It wasn't easy Verlander as he reportedly proposed several times to Kate before getting her to say yes in 2016. The marriage ceremony happened in a romantic medieval church located in Tuscany, Italy a year after.
Kelly Hall & Matthew Stafford
Kelly Hall and Matthew Stafford have known each other way back in college. The lovers attended college together at the University of Georgia. It might be her beautiful golden locks that swept Matthew off his feet or the way she smiled when he's trying to be funny, but whatever it is, it sure was potent enough to keep the highest paid player in all of NFL history swoon in love from college up until today.
For those of you who don't know about Matthew, he is a quarterback for the Detroit Lions. The two had a "quarterback falls in love with a cheerleader" life story feel to it, and a lot of fans are head over heels about their relationship. They got married in 2015, which was not a surprise to their friends, families, and fans as well.
Larsa Pippen & Scottie Pippen
You probably know Larsa Pippen from The Real Housewives of Miami. She's married to the Legendary Scotti Pippen, the star of Chicago Bulls. They gained four children from that marriage, and they named them Sophia, Justin, Preston, and Scottie.
After 19 years of being married, the couple faced an almost fatal situation to their married life that Scottie almost filed for divorce in 2016. Fortunately for them, they were able to settle their differences and called off what might have been a $120 million divorce.
Dee Devlin & Connor McGregor
Dee Devlin and Connor McGregor have shown the world what it means to be a team. Though not married, their 10-year relationship withstood the test of time. Dee showed undying support to Connor since day one. Long before the money, fame and UFC titles came. She is exemplary that there are still people who will stay through thick and thin.
Today, Connor McGregor has shown deep appreciation for everything that Dee has done for him. He expresses his gratitude in several ways like shopping sprees, social media posts and taking care of her as a person. They continuously juggle life together; Dee manages his finances while McGregor fights in the wrong. They had a son in May 2017 and named him Conor Jr.
Lauren Tannehill & Ryan Tannehill
Lauren Tannehill rose to social media fame shortly after she got married to famous quarterback Ryan Tannehill of the Miami Dolphins on January 2012. She met her husband in 2009 while spending her spring break in Panama City Florida. They were both students of Texas A&M during that time, and they didn't have any idea they eventually settle down build a family for their own.
The Tannehills had their first child in the year 2016, and they named her Stella Rose. The couple claimed that their baby girl immediately stole their hearts the moment they ever laid eyes on her. Lauren, as a non-showbiz personality, was most famous for an incident in 2014 where she forgot to remove a legally-owned weapon from the back seat of a rental car.
Samantha Ponder & Christian Ponder
A Phoenix Arizona local, Samantha Ponder went to The King's College in New York City. She made friends and connections that eventually led her to the world of broadcasting, and she had Ben Keeperman manager of ABC Sports Radio to thank for that. It wasn't long until she landed an internship with ABC and got her career snowballing from there.
Samantha then transferred to Liberty University to finish her studies and then started working for Fox Sports. She moved to ESPN short after two years. After a building a successful career, she decided to settle down and marry quarterback Christian Ponder of the Vikings in the year 2012. Today, they are enjoying their best life to the fullest with their two kids.
Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady
At some point in Gisele Bundchen's career, she became the highest paid supermodel in the world. She married New England Patriot's quarterback, Tom Brady in 2009 and have stood by him through thick and thin. Sources say that they got introduced through a mutual friend in 2006 and both fell in love with each other instantly.
Bundchen, being the supermodel that she is, remained faithful to her man despite knowing that Brady got his ex pregnant with his son two months after they got together. Today, the power couple is enjoying their lives inside their $10 million sustainable home in Brookline, Massachusetts with their two beautiful children.
Jessie James & Eric Decker
Jessie James rose to fame as a singer after she released her first album in 2009. Before marrying the man of her life, wide receiver Eric Decker, rumors claim that she dated Reggie Bush. True or not, it doesn't matter since she and her husband made a great team. The two even had their very own reality show on the E! network entitled Eric & Jessie: Game On. The show performed very well that it lasted for three seasons.
Today, they enjoy the life of having a loving and big family with three children making their time worthwhile.
Kia Proctor & Cam Newton
Kia Proctor was a single working mother before she met Cam Newton, the quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. The first time the public ever saw them together was in 2013 when they attended a red carpet event in Kentucky Derby.
Cam Newton was known to be very quiet when it comes to his personal life and most especially his love life. But having a son with Kia changed all that. Today, Kia remains as Cam's boyfriend and appear to be happier than ever. Their relationship goes to show that labels aren't everything.
Shakira & Gerard Pique
Famous singer, songwriter, and performer Shakira dated, almost to the point of marrying, professional soccer player for FC Barcelona and member of the 2011 Spanish national team Gerard Pique. Their relationship was quite a long one by entertainment industry standards, which is even more surprising when you learn that she is ten years older than Pique.
The two officially met on the set of Shakira's music video for the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup entitled "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" Reports say that they hit it off pretty well right after then. Two kids and about 11 years later, the couple decided to call it quits.
Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez
Pop superstar J.Lo has had her pick over the years. From Hollywood A-listers like Ben Affleck, Latino crooners like Mark Antony, backup dancers and just a few randoms here and there, she has settled for the baseball legend Alex Rodriguez. While the singer's career has been very much in the spotlight, Rodriguez might only be familiar to baseball fans.
He was the chief member of Yankees Wolrd Series in 2009. He was also the highest-paid man in baseball of all time. Together, that is one insanely rich couple. The lovebirds met in 2017 and were engaged by 2019. Sadly, they never followed through with it. These days, Jen is happily married to Ben Affleck.
Khloe Kardashian & Tristan Thompson
The Kardashians certainly have a soft spot for NBA players and athletes in general. The Canadian born Tristan Thompson Tristan played for the Cleveland Cavaliers before making it to the 2011 NBA draft. A few years later, in 2016, Khloe and Tristan met and started dating.
In 2018, Khloe gave birth to their daughter, True. Unfortunately for the couple, things started getting shaky and they have been on and off again since. For now, things might be off, but at least they are co-parenting, so who knows!
Alani Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony
Born Carmelo Kyam Anthony, this NBA star has been dubbed an All-Star 10 times. No doubt that success attracts success, because Alani Vasquez, better known as La La is a producer, TV reporter and even an author of a New York Times Best Seller.
The two got engaged on Christmas day in 2004 and 3 years later on March 7, 2007, they had their first son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony. By 2010 they were married. It's safe to say that they had their fair share of issues. The couple has since filed for divorce but in the end, decided to not go through with it. Looks like they're trying to take time to work things out.
Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert
Ice hockey champion, Dion Phaneuf's has played for just about every team out there including the Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. This makes him an unrestricted free agent, free to "play the field", or the ice-rink in his case. While he does this professionally, he certainly doesn't do that personally.
Phaneuf has been married to Hollywood actress and fellow Canadian, Elisha Cuthbert since 2013. The couple had a beautiful Canadian wedding in Prince Edward Island. In 2017, the two had their first baby, a daughter.
Elaine Alden & Landry Fields
The former Knicks player turned free agent played five seasons for the NBA. But after a bad injury in 2016, he was forced to retire and became a college basketball scout for the San Antonio Spurs. While his career took a hit, his love life certainly did not. In 2014 he met his what would-be wife, model, Elaine Alden. The two got engaged pretty early on in the relationship.
They were married by July of that year. They now have two sons, Jackson, who was born in 2013 and Kai who was born in 2016. As a family, they identify as Christians and try to maintain those values.
Tony Parker and Axelle Francine
This French American Basketball star player has played in both France and the sates. The athlete who is now retired was a point guard with the Spurs. There, he won four NBA championships as well as the heart of his beautiful wife, French journalist, Axelle Francine. Two years after meeting, they got married in San Antonio. They now have two sons, Josh and Liam.
This is Parker's second marriage. Previously he was married to Desperate Housewives and Dora The Explorer actress, Eva Longoria. Their marriage lasted only 3 years. Let's hope he does better this time around.
Laura Harrier & Klay Thompson
Basketball star, Klay Thompson has been playing for the Golden Warriors since 2011. As a five-time NBA all-star, his life off the field is just as stellar. His relationships with Laura Harrier was made public in 2018. Since then, the athlete has been pretty serious with the soap star, Laura Herrier.
Still, they do try to keep a low-profile but it's hard since they are both in the spotlight. Occasionally cute pics of them pop up on social media. We suppose time will tell what their future holds.
Aleka Kamila & Peja Stojaković
The Serbian born basketball player for the Sacramento Kings has a wonderful woman by his side. Greek model, Aleka Kamila and him have been in a long term relationship. The gorgeous model has appeared on many magazine covers such as Esquire, Marie Claire, and Madame.
While the two have always considered being strong, rumors about a possible break up began to spin. Right now it's not 100% clear but it looks like they are working things out.
Amelia Vega & Al Horford
The Celtics player, Al Horford married the singer and model, Amelia Vega. Vega is mostly known for her Miss Universe title and is the first Dominican woman to ever win the pageant. It seems like she found her match because Horford is also actually Dominican. They wed in 2011 and have 3 young kids.
While her husband is still at it on the court, so is she, in addition to the modeling work, she has appeared in two movies and released an album, Agua Dulce in 2011
Kate Bock & Kevin Love
Model Kate Bock and pro basketball player Kevin Love have been in a beautiful 4-year long relationship. They began in 2016 and have been going strong ever since. Will Love marry his Candian model anytime soon? It's not clear right now but they both seem to be still very much in love.
While the NBA player is busy scoring goals for the Cavaliers, Bock has been making appearances on Sports Illustrated from 2013 to 2019. Lucky guy.
Kendra Shaw & Julius Randle
The L.A Lakers baller has made some impressive moves on the court. At 23, with a successful NBA career and now a wife, he seems to be ahead of the game. Randle married his longtime girlfriend Kendra Shaw. Shaw is an entrepreneur and celebrity blogger, and of course, the woman of his dreams. The two were planning to get married but before they got to the alter, Shaw gave birth to their first baby boy.
A year later, they managed to exchange vows in a beautiful California ceremony. While not many details were released, we do know that it was a star-studded event filled with All-Star players.
Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert
Here is certainly a couple to behold. Both super cool and super gorgeous, The Cleveland Cavaliers player and the singer and dancer look like they were made for each other. The two have been together for quite a few years and within that time, much has happened.
The couple had their first child together, a daughter named Junie, in December 2015, delivered by Iman himself! A year later in September, they got married. The couple also appeared together in a steamy scene in the Kanye West music video, Fade.
Brittany Matthews & Patrick Mahomes
In recent years, critics have been calling Patrick Mahomes the new Tom Brady. The Kansas City Chiefs player made the NFL pick in 2017. But, it looks like he is not the only athlete in this relationship. His long time girlfriend Brittany Matthews has also led a successful career as a soccer player and even played professionally in Iceland.
The couple met in high school and have been together for seven years! They endured a long-distance relationship for a period of time and now seem to be back on track. They seem like soulmates.
Eli Manning and Abby McGrew
With two Super Bowl champion rings, Eli Manning has been an integral figure in the New York Giants' success. That's not the only ring he has though. He also shares a ring with his wife, and college sweetheart, Abby McGrew. The two met in 2002 at the University of Mississippi and have been inseperable ever since.
Manning by then was already a star quarterback in college. In 2007, they tied the knot in Cabos, Mexico. Abby has made a career for herself in fashion but is mainly forces on raising their 4 kids!
Brittany Dudchenko & Drew Brees
New Orleans's favorite, Drew Bree has a lot to be proud of. The longtime quarterback has made many NFL accomplishments, but none of these compare to his incredibly successful marriage to the beautiful Britany Dudchenko. They two got married in 2003 but have been together since 1998. That's a long time.
Together they have four children and have even created a foundation together - the Brees Dream Foundation that raises millions of dollars for children affected by cancer. What a dream team.
Elizabeth Barry & Alex Smith
Alex Smith hopped around teams earlier in his career but eventually settled on the Redskins. On the way, he made some connections, one of them, his now-wife, Elizabeth Barry. Barry was once cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders, which is where the two met. A cheerleader and a football player - sounds like high school dreams.
Clearly they have way surpassed that and now are a happily married couple with two kids. What a perfect pair.
Claudia Sampedro & Julius Peppers
Possibly one of the Panthers' greatest players, Julius Peppers, the pass-rusher is just as lucky in his love life. His relationship with the gorgeous Cuban model and actress, Claudia Sampedro is definitely one of his greatest achievements.
Peppers married WAGS Miami star Claudia Sampedro in 2014, while he was a member of the Green Bay Packers. Eventually, the couple moved back to Carolina so that Peppers could reunite with his team.
October Gonzalez & Tony Gonzalez
Tony Gonzalez's name is certainly going down in NFL history. He has had a pretty impressive career but an even more impressive wife, October Gonzales, whom he married in 2007, is off-field passion. The beautiful October has had her fair share of the spotlight too and has worked as a model, TV personality and has also appeared on the FOX game show, 'Beat Shazam. '
The couple has been married for 13 years ad have two children together, Malia and River.
Madison Oberg & Carson Wentz
The highly prolific football player Carson Wentz developed pretty quickly in his career as a passer. During his rise to star player, he began his relationship with Madison Oberg - a real win. Very soon it looked pretty serious, leading him to pop the question.
The proposal took place just under a week after the Super Bowl victory. One year later they tied the knot. The future looks extremely promising for these two.
Hillary Duff & Mike Comrie
Finally, a right-hand woman whose star power exceeds that of her husband's. The former Disney teen superstar, singer, and actress, Hillary Duff found her perfect man in the form of NHL player, Mike Comrie. It took some time for her to transition to the grown woman she is today, but she did it!
While doing it, she began her beautiful relationship with Comrie. In 2010 they were engaged and then married. Unfortunately in 2016, they got divorced, but still, rock as a co-parenting team.
Kevin Trapp & Izabel Goulart
The german goalkeeper has scored himself an amazing woman. The fantastic Izabel Goulart was a Victoria's Secret model from 2005 to 2016. But if you thought her good looks are the only thing she has to offer, then think again.
She has over 4.6 million Instagram followers, and she uses her platform for good. When she was young she learned that her brother has diabetes, and ever since then she's made sure to always be involved with charities that help diabetes patients. Izabel and Kevin got engaged in 2018 and we wish them all the best.
Sergio Ramos & Pilar Rubio
Sergio Ramos is regarded as one of the finest defenders in the history of soccer. It's not a title one can easily get. But, you should know that he also has a kind heart, and in 2014 he was even chosen as an ambassador for UNICEF Spain.
He is married to a Spanish TV presenter and reporter named Pilar Rubio. When she's not on TV she appears on the covers of magazines. The two started dating in 2012 and got married in 2019. They also share four beautiful sons.
Robert Lewandowski & Anna Lewandowska
There's no one quite like Robert Lewandowski. The man who is known as one of the most ferocious strikers in the football world is married to Anna Lewandowska. She's a Polish entrepreneur and a personal trainer. She also has three medals from competing in Kareta European Championships, so you know she and Robert probably have fun doing high-intensity training together.
Rumor has it the two of them met in 2008. By 2013 they had already gotten married. They have two daughters together
Marco Verratti & Jessica Aidi
What's more natural than a football player and a swimsuit model/influencer together? Jessica Aidi has graced the pages of the prestigious Sports Illustrated, and she's also modeled for Abercrombie and Fitch.
She and Marco two got married in 2021 in a lavish wedding. However, this isn't Marco's first rodeo, he's already had a previous wife, with which he has two children. The husband and wife seem really happy with each other and we wish them all the best.
Thibaut Courtois & Mishel Gerzig
Belgian football player Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world. When he's not goal-keeping, he's been known to spend time with his fiancee Mishel Gerzig. Gerzig is an Israeli-born model.
The two have been dating since 2021 they got engaged in June 2022. Rumor has it he's been heard saying the model is the love of his life. We hope they'll have an amazing life together!
Sergi Roberto & Coral Simanovich
There's just something with football players and models, huh? How else can you explain that so many athletes and models fall for each other and get married? Sergi Roberto and Coral Simanovich are no different.
The Israeli model was born in New York in 1991 and has found immense success modeling for various different campaigns. Roberto, who is a central midfielder has found the love of his life in her — after soccer, of course.
Rodrigo de Paul & Tini Stoessel
Rodrigo Javier De Paul is an Argentinian midfielder. He found his soulmate in Martina Stoessel Muzlera, who goes by Tini. She's a singer-songwriter, an actress, a dancer, and of course, a model.
With so many different occupations, we're surprised she has time for a relationship! Other than the fact the two have very public careers, it seems they are trying to keep their personal lives private, which we can totally appreciate.
Federico Valverde & Mina Bonino
Federico Valverde is presumably the best young football player in the world. Think we're exaggerating? Think again. He is one of the major reasons that the Real Madrid team won the Supercopa de España. But it's not just his professional life that's enviable, it's also his personal life.
He spends his free time with his beautiful girlfriend, the Argentinian Mina Bonino. They started dating in 2019 and announced their relationship to the public the way modern couples do it today — via Instagram.
Rafael Márquez & Jaydy Michel
Who is Rafael Márquez? The Mexican footballer is currently the head coach of Barcelona Atlètic. His name has been linked to Jaydy. Who is she?
Mexican model Jaydy Michel began her career by competing in beauty pageants like Miss Jalisco. In 2013 she even hosted the fourth season "Mexico's Next Top Model." Two years prior, in 2011, she married Rafael. The two had a child in 2016.
Olivier Giroud & Jennifer Giroud
Olivier Giroud is one of the most famous French soccer players out there. He got married to Jennifer Giroud in 2011. They both thought this would be their happily ever after, but in 2014, Oliver was caught on camera with model Celia Kay.
Despite the very public scandal, the two have found a way to stay together. This fact is either admirable or condemnable, depending on who you're asking. Either way, you have to admit the two look great together.
Paolo Maldini & Adriana Fossa
Adriana Fossa is the stunning wife of the legendary defender Paolo Maldini. He was the Milan captain for many years, a position which earned him the fitting title "Il Capitano." Spending most of his career with one team means he's one of the most loyal athletes out there.
That loyalty extends to his personal life as well. He has been married to Adriana Fossa since 1994. The couple has two sons together.
Isco & Sara Salamo
Sara, born in 1992 is a Spanish actress and star. She made a name for herself while participating in shows like "The Glorious Seven," "Wild Oats," and "Foam Party!" How did she get together with Isco?
The story goes that he actually flirted with her online for several months! The couple confirmed their relationship in 2017 and are still going strong. Isco entered the relationship with a son from a previous one but we are sure Sara welcomed him with open arms.
Oleksandr Zinchenko & Vlada Shcheglova
Oleksandr, a Ukrainian defender and midfielder found his love in the form of Vlada Shcheglova. When Zinchenko met Vlada, he didn't care she was a year older than him. He was taken by this smart and beautiful Ukrainian journalist.
The two have been very private when it comes to their relationship. They got married in 2020 but it's not clear how they met or when they started dating. One detail we can share is that Oleksandr proposed to Vlada after Ukraine’s qualifications for Euro Cup 2020. We bet it was a romantic moment for them.
Shakira & Gerard Pique
Sadly, these two iconic humans are no longer together. Pique, who is considered one of the best of his generation, does not need an introduction. Nor does Shakira, who has been crowned the queen of Latin music.
The two first met when Pique participated in the "Waka Waka" music video, which was the 2010 FIFA official song. The couple spent over a decade together, first getting together in 2011. In 2022 they announced that will be going their separate ways.
Bruna Marquezine & Neymar Jr.
Born in 1992 as Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, the player has made a name and a career for himself no one could have ever imagined. He is one of only three players to ever score 100 goals for three clubs.
His now ex, Bruna Marquezine started out as a child actor. By the time she was 10, she had already appeared in one of Brazil's largest soap operas. They started dating in 2012 and officially called it quits in 2016.
Steven Gerrard & Alex Curran
Steven George Gerrard is no longer playing on the field, but that doesn't mean he has been forgotten. How can anyone forget someone who was named one of his generation's greatest players?
Steven and Alex are one of the longest-running couples on our list, having been together since 2002. But what is Alex all about? Well, she's both model and a fashion writer. She even has her own fragrance, simply named "Alex."
Bastian Schweinsteiger & Ana Ivanović
Bastian used to play as a central midfielder. The player is known for his great tactical abilities and is considered one of the greatest German soccer players ever.
In 2014, he began dating Ana Ivanović. She used to be a No. 1 Tennis player, so we can see why the two make a great couple together. Her career is just as impressive as his, if not more. They got married in 2016 and had two baby boys together, one in 2018 and the other in 2019.
Gareth Bale & Emma Rhys-Jones
Gareth Bale, who has played for Real Madrid and Wales, and Emma Rhys-Jones are in it for the long haul. The two started dating back in the early 00s. How they did meet? Well, they went to the same high school! How sweet is that?
In 2016, they announced they are getting engaged, and in 2018 they finally tied the knot. Unlike many other wives of soccer players, she doesn't have a career in the spotlight, and we bet that's what keeps this couple grounded.
Michael Owen & Louise Bonsall
It's rare to see PRIMARY-school sweethearts — people that have known each other since childhood and decide to get married and build a life together. But that's the case with soccer player Michal Owen and his wife Louise Bonsall.
The two have practically known each other their entire lives. They got engaged in 2004 and married the following year. The two have four children together, all born between 2003-2010, so we bet their plate is full right now!