Big Time Athletes and Their Wives/Girlfriends

Big Time Athletes and Their Wives and Girlfriends

If you’re a sucker for big time athletes and their wives/girlfriends, then you’re going to absolutely fall in love with Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey – they’re perfect for each other. The two have dated since 2019 and their adorable relationship continues to grow stronger to this day. 

McCaffrey, who will be entering his sixth year in the NFL this year, is one of the most athletic players in the entire league. Culpo, on the other hand, is one of the hottest models on the planet – being crowned Miss USA and Miss Universe in 2012. They’re both stars in their own right. 

And while these two spend a lot of time ensuring their bodies are in tip-top shape, Culpo recently revealed that she doesn’t like working out with her boyfriend because he takes it too seriously. She might not like working out with him, but she also admitted to loving watching him work out. 

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Big Time Athletes and Their Wives and Girlfriends

Big Time Athletes and Their Wives/Girlfriends
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Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey are the perfect example of a power couple. And while they have yet to tie the knot, we can only hope that’s how this love story ends. Until then, we’ll let them exercise in peace – separately – and gush every time we see them in a photo together.

It’s okay, you can admit that you let out a smile everytime you see a photo of athletes and their wives/girlfriends. It’s a side most fans never got to see before the introduction of social media, but now that social media is everywhere – so are our favorite athletes and their wives/girlfriends.

Don’t worry, we’re going to highlight 15 of the most popular athletes and their wives/girlfriends below. For the sake of this article, we’re only going to focus on relationships that are active and current as of July 2022. Let’s see if we featured any of your favorite power couples in sports. 

15. Chris Paul & Jada Crawley

Chris Paul and Jada Crawley were college sweethearts that eventually tied the knot on September 10, 2011. The couple shares two children together – a son born in 2009 and a daughter born in 2012. They started dating at Wake Forest before Paul entered the NBA.

Paul was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets with the fourth overall draft pick in 2005. He’s a 12-time All-Star and nine-time All-Defensive player that has led the league in assists five times and steals six times. He also won the Rookie of the Year award after the 2005-06 season. 

14. Odell Beckham Jr. & Lauren Wood

Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood broke the internet when they became Instagram official on November 5, 2019. They made their red carpet debut in 2021 and broke the internet again on November 5, 2021 with a pregnancy announcement. Their son was born on February 17, 2022. 

Beckham Jr. is coming off a whirlwind of a season. He started the year injured, then got traded to the Los Angeles Rams midway through the campaign, and then won the Super Bowl with his new team – scoring the first touchdown of the game before leaving with an injury before halftime.

13. LeBron James & Savannah James

LeBron James and Savannah James met and started dating while still in high school – in fact, James went to his girlfriend’s prom during his rookie year. They tied the knot in 2013, but not before having two sons – LeBron James Jr. and Bryce. They had a daughter, Zuhri, in 2014. 

James will be entering his 20th season in the NBA and fifth with the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s an 18-time All-Star, four-time MVP, four-time champ, and four-time Finals MVP. After 19 years, he’s averaging 27.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.6 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game.

12. Zach Ertz & Julie Ertz

Zach Ertz and Julie Ertz were college sweethearts that met at a Stanford baseball game – Zach played football there, while Julie played soccer at nearby Santa Clara University. The two engaged in 2016 and wed in March 2017. In April 2022, they announced they were pregnant. 

Zach was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The 2018 Super Bowl champion will be entering his 10th season in the league. Meanwhile, Julie has made 116 appearances for the US Women’s National Team, helping them to two World Cups. 

11. Matthew Stafford & Kelly Stafford

Matthew Stafford and Kelly Stafford met in 2007 while attending the University of Georgia – where Matthew was the starting quarterback and Kelly was a cheerleader They started dating in 2009, engaged in 2014, and wed in 2015. They now have four daughters – including twins. 

Stafford was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the first overall draft pick in 2009. He was the 2011 Comeback Player of the Year, but struggled to turn his skills into wins for Detroit. That changed when he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams last offseason and won the 2022 Super Bowl. 

10. Dustin Johnson & Paulina Gretzky

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky started dating in 2013 and got engaged just a couple months later. After a 10-year engagement, the two tied the knot on April 23, 2022 – but not before having two sons, River Jones Johnson (2017) and Tatum Gretzky Johnson (2015). 

Johnson is a professional golfer who turned professional in 2007. He won the US Open in 2016 and The Masters Tournament in 2020. He has 24 wins on the PGA Tour since 2007, but recently shocked the world by joining LIV Golf. Paulina is the eldest daughter of Wayne Gretzky

9. Amanda Nunes & Nina Nunes

Amanda Nunes and Nina Nunes met as training partners in 2012 and eventually started dating in 2014. The couple got engaged in 2018, got married shortly after, and welcomed their first child in 2020 – a baby girl named Raegan. Nina was the one that carried the baby for nine months. 

Amanda is a UFC fighter in the featherweight division, while Nina fights for the UFC in the strawweight division. Amanda is a multi-division champion with seven successful defenses – the first openly lesbian UFC champion. Nina, meanwhile, has a 10-7-0 record in the UFC.

8. Jozy Altidore & Sloane Stephens

Jozy Altidore and Sloane Stephens were childhood friends, but started to date later in life. In April 2019, Altidore finally popped the question and the couple got married on New Year’s Day in 2022. Both athletes who perform at a high level, they’ve always supported each other’s craft. 

Altidore plays football (soccer) for the United States’ Men’s National Team and the New England Revolution (MLS). He’s a two-time US Soccer Athlete of the Year and one-time MLS Cup MVP. His wife, Sloane, plays tennis and has won seven singles titles – including the 2017 US Open. 

7. Justin Verlander & Kate Upton

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are relationship goals, no matter who you are. They met in 2012 while shooting a commercial and started dating in 2013. While they briefly called it quits shortly after, they later rekindled and got engaged in 2016. They’re now married with a daughter.

Verlander made his MLB debut on July 4, 2005 and currently plays for the Houston Astros. He has a 10-3 record this year with a 2.03 ERA and 90 strikeouts through 15 starts. He’s a two-time Cy Young winner and 2011 MVP. His wife is an extremely successful model and actress. 

6. Stephen Curry & Ayesha Curry

Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry first met in 2003 as teenagers, but didn’t go on their first date until 2008. The couple got engaged in 2010 and tied the knot in 2011. Since then, they’ve welcomed three children – two daughters, Riley and Ryan, and a son, Canon. It’s a full house. 

Curry was drafted seventh overall by the Golden State Warriors in 2009 and will be entering his 14th season in the league this year. He’s a two-time MVP, four-time champion, and 2022 Finals MVP. He’s the best shooter in NBA history, currently holding the all-time three point record. 

5. Sue Bird & Megan Rapinoe

Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe originally met at a photoshoot for the 2016 Rio Olympics, which they were both competing in for the US. In 2017, Bird came forward as lesbian and announced her relationship with Rapinoe. They got engaged in October 2020, but have yet to get married. 

Bird is one of the greatest female basketball players of all-time – she’s a 12-time All-Star that has averaged 11.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. Her wife, Megan, plays football (soccer) and has won an Olympic gold and two World Cups with the USWNT. 

4. JJ Watt & Kealia Ohai

JJ Watt and Kealia Ohai have been dating since 2016, but got engaged in 2019 and quickly got married in the Bahamas on February 15, 2020. They’re one of the biggest power couples in all of sports and recently broke the internet when they announced their pregnancy in June 2022. 

Watt was the 11th overall draft pick by the Houston Texans in 2011 and currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals. He’s a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time Defensive Player of the Year. His wife, Kealia, plays professional football (soccer) for the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL. 

3. Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen first started dating in 2006 after being set up on a blind date. The two really hit it off, eventually tying the knot on February 26, 2009. Since then, they’ve had two children – a son named Benjamin Rein (2009) and a daughter named Vivian Lake (2012). 

Brady was a sixth round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 2000 and now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 23-year veteran is a seven-time Super Bowl champion and three-time MVP. His wife, Gisele, is one of the most famous and beautiful models of all-time. 

2. Russell Wilson & Ciara

Russell Wilson and Ciara were an unexpected couple, to say the least. They met in 2015, began dating immediately, and vowed to practice celibacy that same year. They got engaged in 2016 and wed in 2017 in Cheshire, England. The couple share a son and daughter together.

Wilson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He will be entering his 11th season in the league and first with his new team, the Denver Broncos. He’s a nine-time Pro Bowler and one-time Super Bowl champion. His wife, Ciara, is a famous singer. 

1. Patrick Mahomes & Brittany Matthews

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews were high school sweethearts who attended prom together in 2013. They played college sports in Texas before turning pro. In 2020, Mahomes proposed and they wed in March 2022. They have a daughter and another child on the way. 

Mahomes was the 10th overall draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017. He will be entering his sixth season in the league and has already been named MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Super Bowl MVP. His wife played college football (soccer) and had a brief pro stint in Iceland. 

Which Athletes and Their Wives/Girlfriends Are Your Favorite?

In today’s digital world, you can’t go on Instagram or TikTok without seeing some of the athletes and their wives/girlfriends listed above. There’s nothing fans love more than seeing their favorite athletes find their true love and maybe one day start a family. It’s something we look forward to!

Throughout history, there have been a number of power couples in the sports world– including Nomar Garciaparra and Mia Hamm, Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones, Derek Jeter and Hannah Jeter, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, and Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf.

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With new and exciting power couples being created every year, we can’t help but wonder who the next surprise couple will be. There are a lot of single athletes and their wives/girlfriends are out there searching for them – the question is will they find them and will it be at the right time?

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