Get ready to prove just how big a fan you really are! Show you're up to speed with who's who in this enticing lineup of famous athlete-celebrity couples.
We may never fully understand why athletes and celebrities go so well together but it probably has something to do with the fact that each is famous in their own right. Whether they are strutting their stuff on the red carpet or out and about on a casual date, the combined energy of these high-profile couples just can't be missed.
Some of these famous couples intrigue us because they burned so hot and bright for just a short while before petering out to final "Goodbyes." Just like the baseball legend and the iconic actress - remember them? Sure you do!
Other athlete-celebrity relationships have certainly stood the test of time. Yes, we're thinking of an ice hockey legend now, but can you recall his longtime "other half"? What about the soccer star and his "spicy" lady? They have been going strong for quite a while, too - know who we mean?
While some couples prefer to shy away from the limelight, there are those who enjoy giving fans an eyeful of their powerful athlete-celebrity chemistry. We're sure you remember the NFL star who proposed in front of a live studio audience to the actress to whom he would end up being married for decades. You remember who she is, right?
While you don't have to be a tabloid junkie to figure out all of these athlete-celebrity pairings, keeping abreast with what the rich and famous are up to will certainly help. So, are you ready for the challenge? Go ahead and prove you're the #1 biggest fan by taking this quiz right now!
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and R&B singer Ciara let their collective fans in on their engagement by announcing it via Instagram on March 11, 2016. They tied the knot in Cheshire, England, on July 6 of that same year and welcomed their first child, Sienna Princess, in April of 2017.
Canadian-born Tristan Thompson has played with the Cleveland Cavaliers since 2011. He is in a relationship with reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, who has starred in several popular series with her sisters. Thompson and Kardashian currently live together in Cleveland.
Among the teams Nick Young has played with are the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. Young and Grammy-nominated rapper Iggy Azalea began dating in late 2013 and bought a California home together in 2014. The pair became engaged on June 1, 2015 (Young’s birthday), but by June of 2016, they announced they were separating.
NFL quarterback Rodney Peete stole the hearts of fans in 1994 when he showed up on the set of the sitcom, "Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper," to propose to his then-girlfriend, Holly Robinson, who co-starred on the show. She said “Yes!” and the two have been married (with four children) since June 10, 1995.
When they began dating in 1997, David Beckham was one of the world’s most famous soccer players and Victoria Adams was known to the planet as Posh Spice of the all-girl group, The Spice Girls. Together they became known as “Posh and Becks,” sealing the deal on July 4, 1999, when they got married in Ireland. Posh and Becks have four children -- sons Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, and David, and Harper Seven, their daughter.
In late 2017, Justin Verlander became a pitcher with the Houston Astros after having been with the Detroit Tigers since 2005. He and SI Swimsuit model Kate Upton got engaged in 2016 and their November, 2017 wedding took place in Tuscany, Italy.
MLB star player Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez and superstar actress Cameron Diaz dated for just one year. During that time, they managed to become an internet sensation when the couple was caught on camera at a Super Bowl game with Diaz feeding popcorn to A-Rod.
The two-time heavyweight boxing champion and New Yorker actress began their relationship in 2009. Their long-distance relationship caused them to split in 2011 but they became an item again in early 2013 and later that year announced their engagement to their eager fans. The pair, 6-foot-6-inch tall Klitschko and 5-foot-0-inch tall Panettiere, have a daughter, Kaya, born in December of 2014.
Sexy Spanish singing sensation Enrique Iglesias and equally sexy Russian tennis star, Anna Kournikova, have been an item since 2001. It’s reported that they met on the set of his music video for the song, Escape – Kournikova appears in the video. Their twins, Nicholas and Lucy, were born on December 16, 2017.
Grand Slam tennis champion Lleyton Hewitt proposed to fellow Australian, actress Bec Cartwright, just six weeks after they started dating. The happy couple got married on July 21, 2005 and are now parents to daughters, Mia Rebecca and Ava Sydney, as well as son, Cruz Lleyton.
Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe are still considered by many to be the most monumental athlete-celebrity pairing of all time. He was a living baseball legend and she held the title of being the hottest star in all of Hollywood. They created a sensation when they eloped on January 14, 1954, but their marriage ended just 274 days later.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been playing for the Green Bay Packers since 2005. Olivia Munn has appeared in a number of films, including 2016’s "X-Men: Apocalypse," in which she played the role of Psylocke, a mutant. Rodgers and Munn began dating in May 2014 but parted ways in April 2017.
Dustin Johnson, a professional golfer, began dating Paulina Gretzky in 2012 and were engaged in 2013. Paulina, a model, singer, and daughter of Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, gave birth to their first son, Tatum Gretzky Johnson, in January of 2015. Their second son, River Jones Johnson, was born in June of 2017.
Model/Actress Amber Rose and NBA player Terrence Ross were a couple from early to mid-2016. Their relationship is said to have started shortly after Rose was told on a February 2016 episode of “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry” that a man with a “T” name was in her near future.
A blind date is how the famous New England Patriots' quarterback and Brazilian supermodel first got together in 2006. They wed in Santa Monica, California, on February 26, 2009 (a second ceremony took place in Costa Rica in April 2009). Their children were born in 2009 (a boy) and 2012 (a girl).
Actress Kerry Washington’s most well-known role is perhaps that of Olivia Pope on the hit ABC-TV series, "Scandal." Unknown to many fans, she and NFL quarterback Nnamdi Asomugha began dating in the summer of 2012. They finally went public with their relationship when they tied the knot on June 24, 2013. They now have a daughter and a son.
Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué plays for both FC Barcelona and Spain’s national team. He was born on February 2, 1987, exactly 10 years after Grammy Award-winning Columbian pop singer, Shakira. The two became an item in 2011 and have two sons – born in January 2013 and January 2015.
Although singer/songwriter Monica and NBA player Shannon Brown proudly announced their engagement to fans via Twitter in October of 2010, they had a secret wedding ceremony on November 22, 2010. They eventually went public on January 21, 2011, and walked down the aisle again in July 2011 in the presence of family and friends. Brown and Monica have a daughter together – Laiyah Shannon, born September 3, 2013.
Canadian ice hockey star Brooks Laich and professional dancer Julianne Hough started their relationship in December 2013. In August of 2015, the happy couple took to Instagram to let all their fans know they were engaged. Laich and Hough finally tied the knot on July 8, 2017.
The country music singer first met her future husband in 2008, backstage at one of her concerts. She and the Canadian ice hockey player were engaged by the end of the following year and had their nuptials on July 10, 2010. Fisher and Underwood have a son, Isaiah, born in February 2015.
Carmella DeCesare was the 2004 Playboy Playmate of the Year while Jeff Garcia has been a quarterback in both the American NFL and the Canadian Football League (CFL). The pair said their “I dos” at a ceremony in San Martin, California, on April 21, 2007. Since then, they have had four children -- Presley and Faith – their two daughters, and Jason and Jax – their sons.
NBA player Landry Fields and model Elaine Alden met at an electronic dance music concert where they were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. The pair had their NYC nuptials in July of 2014 with their young son, Jackson James, acting as ring bearer and being pulled down the aisle in a wagon since he was not yet walking. Fields and Alden have since had another son, Kai David, born in 2016.
In September of 2014, almost three years into their marriage, Ryan Miller and Noureen DeWulf announced they were expecting their first child. A son named Bodhi was born to the ice hockey star and his actress wife on March 20, 2015.
NFL tight end Eric Johnson and singer Jessica Simpson got their relationship started in May of 2010 and by November, they were exciting fans with news of their engagement. After welcoming a daughter named Maxwell (May, 2012) and a son named Ace (June, 2013), the couple walked down the aisle on July 5, 2014.
Pete Sampras is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players ever. He and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, have been married since September 30, 2000. Wilson, a former Miss Teen USA, gave birth to their first child, Christian Charles, in 2002 and their second child, Ryan Nikolaos, in 2005.
Five years after they began dating, Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert walked down the aisle on July 6, 2013. It was the same year in which Maxim Magazine named the actress/model “TV's most beautiful woman.” She and the NHL defenceman welcomed Zaphire, their first child, on December 21, 2017.
When R&B singer/actress Teyana Taylor went into labor at home in December of 2015, her then-fiancé, NBA player Iman Shumpert, was on hand to help. In fact, he delivered their daughter, Iman “Junie” Tayla Shumpert Jr., with his bare hands! The couple wed in October 2016.
Actress/Singer Hilary Duff and Canadian ice hockey player Mike Comrie began dating in 2007 and in December of 2010, they announced that they were engaged. The pair tied the knot on August 14, 2010 and have a son, Luca Cruz, born March 20, 2012. They divorced in February 2016.
NBA star Dwyane Wade has played for the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers. His wife, Gabrielle Union, began her road to stardom in the hit 2000 movie, "Bring It On." The pair lit up Twitter and Instagram on December 21, 2013, when they announced their engagement – they were married in August of the following year.
After meeting via a mutual friend in 2011, the Tennessee Titans' wide receiver and the country music star tied the knot on June 22, 2013. The couple are currently raising their beautiful kids while taking part in their very own reality TV show, "Eric & Jessie: Game On."
Although retired NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon met Belgian model/actress Ingrid Vandebosch in 2002, they did not start dating until 2004. The couple got engaged in 2006 and married on November 7, 2006. They have two children -- a girl named Ella Sofia and a boy named Leo Benjamin.
Jay Cutler (NFL quarterback) and Kristin Cavallari (TV personality) began dating in August 2010 and had an eventful year in 2011. After announcing they were engaged in April, they split in July – but by November, their collective fans could breathe a sigh of relief as the pair became a couple again. They welcomed the first of their three children in August, 2012 and were married a year later.
From dating in 2004, having a son (Kiyan) in 2007, getting married in 2010 and beyond, Carmelo and La La have rarely been out of the public eye. That’s thanks, in part, to the reality TV series, "La La's Full Court Wedding," and its follow-up, "La La's Full Court Life." Both help to keep fans up-to-date with the NBA forward and his TV personality/author wife.
Model/Actress Brooklyn Decker and tennis superstar Andy Roddick began dating in 2007 and announced they were engaged in 2008. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and the Grand Slam Champion tied the knot on April 17, 2009.
Tony Romo is a former NFL quarterback who spent 14 seasons playing with the Dallas Cowboys. He began dating Candice Crawford, a beauty queen (2008 Miss Missouri USA) and former TV reporter, in 2009. The pair had their nuptials on May 28, 2011, and are now proud parents to three sons -- Hawkins, Rivers, and Jones, born 2012, 2014 and 2017, respectively.
Erin Andrews, a sportscaster and television personality, began dating Jarret Stoll in November of 2012. She and the Stanly Cup-winning ice hockey player were engaged in December, 2016, and said their “I dos” on June 24, 2017.
Actress Ashley Judd was engaged to NASCAR driver and IndySeries champion Dario Franchitti in December of 1999. They wed in a Scottish castle in December, 2001, but were divorced in 2013.
Lisalla Montenegro is a Brazillian supermodel who has worked with both Victoria’s Secret and Maybelline cosmetics. She began dating MLB star pitcher C.J. Wilson in January 2012, and by the end of the following year, the couple wed. They are now proud parents to two beautiful daughters.
JoAnna Garcia has received critical acclaim for her roles in various TV series, including that of Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on The WB/CW sitcom, "Reba" (2001–07). She and MLB outfielder, Nick Swisher, became an item in August 2009 and walked down the aisle on December 11, 2010. Their first child, a daughter they named Emerson Jay, was born on May 21, 2013.
Reality TV star Kim Zolciak first met her future husband in May of 2010 when he was taking part in the Dancing Stars Of Atlanta charity event. She and the NFL linebacker Kroy Biermann had their nuptials on November 11, 2011. Zolciak and Biermann are proud parents of six kids - three girls and three boys.
Fashion model-turned-actress Sara Foster and professional tennis player Tommy Haas are married with children. Their daughters, Valentina and Josephine, were born in 2010 and 2015, respectively.
R&B singer Keri Hilson began dating NBA star Serge Ibaka in 2012 but they reportedly broke up on Valentine’s day of 2014. They were a couple again by September of that year and lasted until November 2016, when they had their final breakup.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are both athletes and celebrities. She is an Olympic gold medal skier with several records and firsts to her credit, while he is one of the most successful players the game of golf has ever seen. They met in 2012, began dating in March of 2013, and remained an A-list couple until their split two years later (May 2015).
NFL free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Ariel Meredith delighted fans when they took to Instagram to announce their engagement on July 12, 2014. They have since had a son, Amir Hakeem Nicks, born in June of 2015.
Ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and actress Janet Jones have been married since July 16, 1988. Their wedding was held at the St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica in Alberta, Canada, and broadcast live on national TV. They have since had 5 children -- Paulina, Ty Robert, Trevor Douglas, Tristan Wayne, and Emma.
ESPN sportscaster and host of the network’s, "Sunday NFL Countdown," Samantha Steele has been married to NFL quarterback Christian Ponder since December of 2012. They have two children -- a daughter named Bowden Sainte-Claire, born July 2014, and a son, Ponder, born in June 2017.
Model Larisa Fraser and MLB left fielder Ryan Braun exchanged vows in December, 2013. Braun, who has played consistently with the Milwaukee Brewers, proposed to Fraser after the 2012 season.
Tennis player Ryan Sweeting and actress Kaley Cuoco were married in Santa Susana, California, on New Year’s Eve 2013, a few short months after they first met. Their marriage ended in divorce in May of 2016.
Model/Actress Lindsay Clubine is well known for her appearances on the TV show, "Deal or No Deal." Her husband since November of 2009, MLB pitcher Clay Buchholz, revealed that they were first introduced to each other by President Donald Trump. They have three children together -- daughters Colbi Dawn and Landri Grace, and son, Jax Daniel.
Apart from being a Playboy model, Jamie Edmonson also has a degree in Criminal Justice and has been a police officer. She and MLB third baseman, Evan Longoria were married on New Year’s Eve 2015. They have a daughter, Elle Leona, born in February of 2013.