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Top 25 Celebrity and Professional Athlete Couples of All Time

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The phenomenon of good looking and talented people gravitating to successful athletes is certainly not a new one. Most people have experienced this early in life when the prom queen was likely dating the standout quarterback or star pitcher. These athlete-celebrity couples take things to new levels, though, and some of them really set the standard for power couples in today’s media-driven world.

Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari

Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari
The quarterback of the Chicago Bears has recently gotten engaged to former MTV star Kristin Cavallari. He did get creative with his proposal though, reportedly popping the question via text message and mailing the ring to Cavallari. I hope for his sake he sprung for overnight shipping.
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The quarterback of the Chicago Bears has recently gotten engaged to former MTV star Kristin Cavallari. He did get creative with his proposal though, reportedly popping the question via text message and mailing the ring to Cavallari. I hope for his sake he sprung for overnight shipping.

Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker

Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker
The tennis player has recently retired but certainly had a respectable career, including a Grand Slam title on his resume. He can’t be blamed too heavily for shutting down the professional tennis to hang out with wife and movie star Brooklyn Decker.
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The tennis player has recently retired but certainly had a respectable career, including a Grand Slam title on his resume. He can’t be blamed too heavily for shutting down the professional tennis to hang out with wife and movie star Brooklyn Decker.

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton
Justin Verlander is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball today. Kate Upton is, well, Kate Upton. They don’t let just anyone grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
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Justin Verlander is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball today. Kate Upton is, well, Kate Upton. They don’t let just anyone grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz

Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz
Alex Rodriguez is the highest paid baseball player of all time. Cameron Diaz has been an A-list movie star for the better part of two decades. The couple has since split, but they left us with the most uncomfortable shot in Super Bowl telecast history. A camera drifted into a luxury box and caught Diaz hand-feeding Rodriguez popcorn. Some things just can’t be unseen.
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Alex Rodriguez is the highest paid baseball player of all time. Cameron Diaz has been an A-list movie star for the better part of two decades. The couple has since split, but they left us with the most uncomfortable shot in Super Bowl telecast history. A camera drifted into a luxury box and caught Diaz hand-feeding Rodriguez popcorn. Some things just can’t be unseen.

Tony Parker and Eva Longoria

Tony Parker and Eva Longoria
Tony Parker has become one of the best point guards in the basketball, and he has NBA rings to show for it. Eva Longoria came to prominence as the most desperate of the housewives. These two were tabloid darlings, with Longoria rarely missing one of Parker’s games. It all came crashing down when Parker allegedly cheated on Longoria with the wife of ex-teammate Brent Barry. Sounds like a scandalous storyline right out of Miss Longoria’s television show.
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Tony Parker has become one of the best point guards in the basketball, and he has NBA rings to show for it. Eva Longoria came to prominence as the most desperate of the housewives. These two were tabloid darlings, with Longoria rarely missing one of Parker’s games. It all came crashing down when Parker allegedly cheated on Longoria with the wife of ex-teammate Brent Barry. Sounds like a scandalous storyline right out of Miss Longoria’s television show.

Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert

Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert
Elisha Cuthbert recently became engaged to Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The starlet has quite the history of dating around the NHL. She even indirectly caused the suspension of Sean Avery, who made “sloppy seconds” comments about his then-ex dating other NHL players.
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Elisha Cuthbert recently became engaged to Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The starlet has quite the history of dating around the NHL. She even indirectly caused the suspension of Sean Avery, who made “sloppy seconds” comments about his then-ex dating other NHL players.

Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly

Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly
Derek Jeter may be the most notorious courter of celebrities in modern sports. There aren’t many hot ticket stars who don’t have some kind of past with The Captain. None graced the tabloids as frequently as his on-again, off-again relationship with television and movie star Minka Kelly.
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Derek Jeter may be the most notorious courter of celebrities in modern sports. There aren’t many hot ticket stars who don’t have some kind of past with The Captain. None graced the tabloids as frequently as his on-again, off-again relationship with television and movie star Minka Kelly.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
Tom Brady is the most successful quarterback in recent memory, leading the New England Patriots to three Super Bowl titles. Gisele Bundchen has been, for the past 15 years, one of the biggest and most influential models on the planet. The couple has two children and have cemented themselves as modern American royalty.
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Tom Brady is the most successful quarterback in recent memory, leading the New England Patriots to three Super Bowl titles. Gisele Bundchen has been, for the past 15 years, one of the biggest and most influential models on the planet. The couple has two children and have cemented themselves as modern American royalty.

Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe

Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe
“Joltin’ Joe” DiMaggio was a larger-than-life celebrity of the 1940s and 50s. His 56-game hitting streak is one of the most heralded records in all of baseball history. Marilyn Monroe is arguably the biggest and most influential movie star of all time. When the two were married, they became the most monumental A-List couple in history. There is no modern day comparison to this union. It goes down as the biggest marriage between an athlete and movie star of all time.
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“Joltin’ Joe” DiMaggio was a larger-than-life celebrity of the 1940s and 50s. His 56-game hitting streak is one of the most heralded records in all of baseball history. Marilyn Monroe is arguably the biggest and most influential movie star of all time. When the two were married, they became the most monumental A-List couple in history. There is no modern day comparison to this union. It goes down as the biggest marriage between an athlete and movie star of all time.

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union
The basketball star had a major fallout with his estranged ex-wife, but he rebounded exceptionally well with the ageless beauty. The movie star was patient while Wade worked through his personal life, including fathering a love child during a brief separation from Union. They married in August 2014 and have lived happily ever since.
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The basketball star had a major fallout with his estranged ex-wife, but he rebounded exceptionally well with the ageless beauty. The movie star was patient while Wade worked through his personal life, including fathering a love child during a brief separation from Union. They married in August 2014 and have lived happily ever since.

David and Victoria Beckham

David and Victoria Beckham
One of the most popular soccer players of all time and the Spice Girl. If you're looking for the standard of celebrity-athlete couples, you've found it. They've been married since 1999 and have four kids. Together, they have a net worth of over $600 million.
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One of the most popular soccer players of all time and the Spice Girl. If you're looking for the standard of celebrity-athlete couples, you've found it. They've been married since 1999 and have four kids. Together, they have a net worth of over $600 million.

Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood

Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood
The hockey player and the country singer met backstage at one of her concerts in 2008 and became engaged a year later. He was playing for the Ottawa Senators until he was conveniently traded to the Nashville Predators five months before their wedding. They welcomed their first child in February 2015.
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The hockey player and the country singer met backstage at one of her concerts in 2008 and became engaged a year later. He was playing for the Ottawa Senators until he was conveniently traded to the Nashville Predators five months before their wedding. They welcomed their first child in February 2015.

Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco

Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco
The popular star from TV's 'Big Bang Theory' is dating Sweeting, a not-so-popular tennis player. She's basically the hottest thing in the world right now and he's never sniffed a victory at a Grand Slam event. Regardless, they're definitely one of the hottest celebrity-athlete couples today.
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The popular star from TV's 'Big Bang Theory' is dating Sweeting, a not-so-popular tennis player. She's basically the hottest thing in the world right now and he's never sniffed a victory at a Grand Slam event. Regardless, they're definitely one of the hottest celebrity-athlete couples today.

Dario Franchitti and Ashley Judd

Dario Franchitti and Ashley Judd
Franchitti and Judd married in 2001 but now have reportedly split up. He's an Indy Car driver and she's an actress turned politician. They had no children together because of this reasoning from Judd: "It's unconscionable to breed, with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries."
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Franchitti and Judd married in 2001 but now have reportedly split up. He's an Indy Car driver and she's an actress turned politician. They had no children together because of this reasoning from Judd: "It's unconscionable to breed, with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries."

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian
This celebrity-athlete mega couple made major headlines when the basketball player was traded to the Dallas Mavericks and "left his heart and his game in L.A." Now their relationship is on the rocks following rumors of Odom's drug use. Khloe apparently hid his habits for a long time, until she just couldn't take it anymore.
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This celebrity-athlete mega couple made major headlines when the basketball player was traded to the Dallas Mavericks and "left his heart and his game in L.A." Now their relationship is on the rocks following rumors of Odom's drug use. Khloe apparently hid his habits for a long time, until she just couldn't take it anymore.

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky
Johnson made a ton of internet geeks jealous when this couple announced their engagement in August 2013. They welcomed their first child in January 2015, two years after Johnson was suspended six months by the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine. Just in case you were wondering, she still hasn't stopped posting her famous pictures on Instagram.
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Johnson made a ton of internet geeks jealous when this couple announced their engagement in August 2013. They welcomed their first child in January 2015, two years after Johnson was suspended six months by the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine. Just in case you were wondering, she still hasn't stopped posting her famous pictures on Instagram.

Christian Ponder and Samantha Steele

Christian Ponder and Samantha Steele
Her fame as an ESPN reporter exploded when she paired with the then-starting Vikings quarterback. Ironically, he had the best game of his career right after they married in a December 2012 game against the Packers to secure a playoff spot for Minnesota. They welcomed their first child in July 2014.
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Her fame as an ESPN reporter exploded when she paired with the then-starting Vikings quarterback. Ironically, he had the best game of his career right after they married in a December 2012 game against the Packers to secure a playoff spot for Minnesota. They welcomed their first child in July 2014.

Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian

Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian
The football player was introduced to the tabloid superstar by Matt Leinart at the 2007 ESPY Awards and they dated on and off for a year. They did a photo shoot together for 'Essence' magazine and Bush got flack for that because the issue was about black men and he had a reputation for only dating non-black women.
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The football player was introduced to the tabloid superstar by Matt Leinart at the 2007 ESPY Awards and they dated on and off for a year. They did a photo shoot together for 'Essence' magazine and Bush got flack for that because the issue was about black men and he had a reputation for only dating non-black women.

Nick Swisher and Joanna Garcia

Nick Swisher and Joanna Garcia
Swisher hit the jackpot when he married this beautiful television actress back in 2010 after a year and a half of dating and engagement. They appear to be one of the happiest celebrity-athlete couples and they welcome their first child in May 2013.
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Swisher hit the jackpot when he married this beautiful television actress back in 2010 after a year and a half of dating and engagement. They appear to be one of the happiest celebrity-athlete couples and they welcome their first child in May 2013.

Tony Romo and Candice Crawford

Tony Romo and Candice Crawford
The Dallas Cowboys' QB definitely had his run of the blonde bombshells after stints with Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson. He then "settled down" with former Miss Missouri, who was also a TV personality in the Dallas area. They have two sons together.
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The Dallas Cowboys' QB definitely had his run of the blonde bombshells after stints with Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson. He then "settled down" with former Miss Missouri, who was also a TV personality in the Dallas area. They have two sons together.

Pete Sampras and Bridgette Wilson

Pete Sampras and Bridgette Wilson
For those of you who don't know, Wilson played Veronica Vaughn in the movie 'Billy Madison.' In the words of Chris Farley, "that Veronica Vaughn is one piece of ace." Sampras didn't have a bad tennis career either; he was a French Open win away from the career Grand Slam as he won all three other events multiple times.
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For those of you who don't know, Wilson played Veronica Vaughn in the movie 'Billy Madison.' In the words of Chris Farley, "that Veronica Vaughn is one piece of ace." Sampras didn't have a bad tennis career either; he was a French Open win away from the career Grand Slam as he won all three other events multiple times.

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn
This one deserves an asterisk because both are athletes, but they are both celebs because of either, if nothing else. Woods is one of the greatest golfers of all time and Vonn is one of the best alpine skiers in the world. Woods' recent issues with his ex-wife and struggles with sex addiction definitely fueled the tabloids. The couple split in May 2015.
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This one deserves an asterisk because both are athletes, but they are both celebs because of either, if nothing else. Woods is one of the greatest golfers of all time and Vonn is one of the best alpine skiers in the world. Woods' recent issues with his ex-wife and struggles with sex addiction definitely fueled the tabloids. The couple split in May 2015.

AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb

AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb
AJ McCarron won multiple titles at the University of Alabama before heading to the NFL. Katherine Webb was a pageant queen before she was thrust into the spotlight by Brent Musberger during the BCS title game. She has since appeared on reality TV and in fast food commercials. A true example of striking while the iron is hot. It wasn't just a flash in the pan, though; they married in July 2014.
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AJ McCarron won multiple titles at the University of Alabama before heading to the NFL. Katherine Webb was a pageant queen before she was thrust into the spotlight by Brent Musberger during the BCS title game. She has since appeared on reality TV and in fast food commercials. A true example of striking while the iron is hot. It wasn't just a flash in the pan, though; they married in July 2014.

Rory McIlory and Caroline Wozniacki

Rory McIlory and Caroline Wozniacki
While both are athletes, they have managed to collectively hit the cultural radar as a celebrity couple. If you followed either of them on various social media sites during their time together, prepare yourself to blush from a barrage of cute Kodak moments. They broke up in May 2014 and McIlroy won the British Open and PGA Championship in ensuing months while Wozniacki won the U.S. Women's Tennis Open and Wimbledon the same year as well. Maybe they really are better off without each other.
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While both are athletes, they have managed to collectively hit the cultural radar as a celebrity couple. If you followed either of them on various social media sites during their time together, prepare yourself to blush from a barrage of cute Kodak moments. They broke up in May 2014 and McIlroy won the British Open and PGA Championship in ensuing months while Wozniacki won the U.S. Women's Tennis Open and Wimbledon the same year as well. Maybe they really are better off without each other.