It’s been a while since sports have dominated our lives. When your credits include medals and victories, you have a bit of a dating home-field edge. And, to be honest, these people deserve a standing ovation.
Hollywood is full of #relationship goals-worthy couples. But these phenoms know how to step up to the plate. Take a look at a handful of these couples who are particularly exceptional.
1. Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
Although Tom Brady began the season in a new uniform and under a new coach, a few things remain the same. All credits to his wife of 11 years, Brady still has his six Super Bowl rings.
Sure, the 6-foot-4 father of three is no slouch. But the Brazilian-born beauty is nearly synonymous with the word ‘supermodel.’ Gisele Bundchen has been the highest-paid model globally for the past 15 years.
2. Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union
The former Miami Heat player has retired from basketball. But he still has talent and one of the most desirable marriages. And what Union reaps is worth the degree. Their married life is so “amazing.” She describes her spouse as “a Nicholas Sparks book exploding into an NBA star.”
3. Justin Verlander & Kate Upton
Justin Verlander and Kate Upton already had the makings of a power pair when they met in 2012. Upton had since started her catalog model investments. So he decided to try his luck with her on the set of the MLB 2K12 ad they were filming. Five years later, the couple married in Italy, just days after Verlander won the World Series with the Astros.
4. Gerard Pique & Shakira
The Colombian singer understands how to select a winner. After participating in Waka Waka’s video (This Time for South Africa), she singled out the Spanish soccer star. They aren’t aiming to solidify things much further than their two sons.
5. Jessie James And Eric Decker
Jessie James Decker and her husband Eric have a lot going on. Both have accomplished success in their respective degrees. He’s a former NFL quarterback, and she’s a well-known country music singer.
They first met through mutual friends. They “virtually” dated for a month before meeting in person. Then came the wedding, the reality program, and the birth of their first child.
6. Kim Zolciak And Kroy Biermann
Kim Zolciak-Biermann was a reality star before adding the hyphen to her last name. Their love story began when Kim attended a Dancing With The Stars-themed event. The two exchanged phone numbers, and the rest was history. Kim became pregnant with their first child, KJ. Soon after, the couple married and welcomed Kash Kade. He formally adopted Kim’s two eldest daughters, renaming them Biermann’s daughters. Kaia Rose and Kane Ren, twins, were born to the couple later.
7. Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvinstev
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvinstev have only been dating for about a year and a half. But they’ve been together for years, credit to reality television. Nikki and Artem first met in 2017 on season 25 of Dancing with the Stars. They competed for seven weeks before and tied for seventh place. Nikki was still engaged to her ex, fellow wrestler John Cena, at the time. Of course, we all know that the wedding never took place: Nikki and Cena ended their relationship. In 2019, she finally revealed her relationship with Artem.
8. Kerry Washington And Nnamdi Asomugha
You might be curious about Kerry Washington’s personal life while watching her in Little Fires Everywhere. Kerry is different from her character Mia Warren, especially when it comes to love. She is happy with her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, a former NFL cornerback.
9. Ciara & Russell Wilson
They are winning in the game of love! Russell Wilson and Ciara’s romance has been going strong since they began dating in 2015. They got hitched in 2016 and welcomed their first child, Sienna, the following year.
10. Hannah Davis and Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter was one of the most eligible bachelors in sports. Despite every lady wishing to be his one and only, he seemed destined for a career on the field. Not until he met Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Hannah Davis in 2012. They never admitted if they were an item or not. Yet, he credits her as his fiancée.
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