As a fan, you probably know your favorites sports teams stats inside and out, you know everything about present and past coaches and players. You’re also well educated about the stadium, vendors, referees, just about every nook and cranny. And when it comes to players, you probably know little about their personal lives but plenty about their careers. Which is why you’re invited to learn more about the wives who make the men, yes really. Athletes are more than just the sport they play, they’re sons, boyfriends, husbands, fathers. Take a look at these 20 famous athletes and their wives. You might learn something new.
David and Victoria Beckham
Since 1997, Posh and Becks have been madly in love, making just about anyone incredibly envious of their love and life. We love that independently they went on to achieve great things all while maintaining an incredible family life of love and support for their four kids. Never change, guys, never change.
Eliza Dushku and Rick Fox
Forget diamond rings, give our slayer Mr. Spikey any time of the day. We love everything and anything that Eliza Dushku stars in, not just Buffy. We were overjoyed when Eliza and former Lakers star, Rick Fox got together. However the pair called it quits after four years in 2014. Ugh.
Laila Ali And Curtis Conway
With a last name like Ali, Laila really needs no introduction. Fine, if you really don’t know, she’s Muhammad Ali’s daughter who was a boxer herself! While hubby is a former NFL wide receiver. The pair have been married since 2007 and have two great kids.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
After just dating for six months, former 49ers tight Eric Johnson propped down on one knee with a gorgeous diamond ring and proposed to our favorite pop singer and actress Jessica Simpson. She of course said yes and the rest is history. Although they didn’t officially tie the knot for another four years after the proposal and two kids later, we adore everything about their romance.
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
Ugh, when this adorable called it quits a few years back, we were all really bummed. It seemed like a match made in heaven, Hilary Duff is the child actress who went on to cement an incredible singing and acting career while Mike Comrie cemented his talent on ice as the famous Canadian pro hockey player. But alas, it wasn’t meant to be, I guess we will just settle knowing that they had an incredibly sweet and cute son together, four-year old, Luca. Psst, look closer at the image and you’ll see Duff’s massive diamond ring, wonder who kept that after the divorce?! Actually it doesn’t matter, we love you guys.
Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood
The country singer was never one for flashy diamond rings but when the Canadian hockey star proposed, nothing but yes seemed appropriate. They met backstage at Carrie’s concert in 2008 and in 2015, they had their son, Isaiah.
Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn
For 16 years, Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn were too cute to handle, and their three daughters are just too adorable as well. However after the news broke in 2016 that they were splitting, hearts all over broke. We hope they find happiness on their separate paths but man, we sure loved them as a couple.
Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo
There is nothing as special or cuter than that of a childhood love, which is precisely what happened with soccer superstar Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo. Messi was just nine years old when he fell madly in love with the store owner’s daughter and he told anyone and everywhere that one day he would marry that girl, way back when he didn’t even know what love was. This gorgeous couple has two sons together and are the definition of #relationship goals.
Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra
In this case, you might know who Mia Hamm is (the soccer superstar who won a gold medal with the US Olympic national team) more than her former Red Sox and Dodgers player husband. Since 2003 the pair have been married and they have adorable twin girls.
Shakira and Gerard Pique
Her hips don’t lie but then again, neither do his. Shakira is, of course, the popular Colombian singer while hubby is the pro soccer star for Barcelona. Here’s a fun fact, fans are not so fond of Shakira attending games because they feel her beauty distracts Gerard from performing well. Huh, go figure. Can the same be said for when their two sons tag along? Probably not.
Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere
First of all, the height difference between this incredible couple is hilarious, Wladimir is 6’6″ while Hayden is only 5’0″! Secondly, I love the two of them together, it is seriously beyond adorable. And lastly, their daughter Kaya is freaking adorable. We wish this family nothing but the very best for their many years together! Also, all y’all need to ignore any divorce rumors cause this power couple isn’t going anywhere.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk
While this scorching couple is no longer together, it was great while it lasted. Cristiano Ronaldo is a legendary soccer player currently at Real Madrid while his ex-girlfriend is a Russian supermodel – yeah, we totally get the attraction between the two.
Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis
New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Davis tied the knot in June 2016. Davis’s custom Vera Wang bridal dress is nothing compared to the flashy, giant diamond ring on her finger. These newlyweds are thinking it might be time to have kids, so we’re all eagerly waiting for the news to break.
Marko Jarić and Adriana Lima
How in the world this former Serbian pro-basketball player married the incredibly beautiful Victoria’s Secret supermodel is beyond us! It probably boils down to the fact that they genuinely loved one another and had two pretty great kids together. Sadly though, after five years, they called it quits.
Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic
For two years, the pro tennis tennis and former Lakers player were engaged! They were the best of friends and were serious envy goals but in 2012, they called it all off.
Brandon and Amanda McCarthy
When the LA Dodgers pitcher met the outspoken fashion model, it was love at first sight pretty much. Just in 2016, they welcome Cassidy, their beautiful baby girl.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
What can we say about this incredibly handsome and beautiful couple? Well, despite divorce rumors, this couple is still going strong after almost seven years of marriage and three kids later.
Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union
The second time was a charm for this couple! Heat legend Wade met actress Union back in 2009 and in 2013, they broke up for a while. Only to be married a year later!
Scottie Upshall and Melanie Collins
Meet the Canadian NHL star who is dating the beautiful TV host. If you’re confused who’s who, Scottie Upshall is the hockey player and Collins is the TV host.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
No way you forget this power couple were once an item. After four blissful years, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star filed for divorce from the retired NBA player in 2015. Just in October of 2016 did they finally reach a divorce settlement.