Professional athletes may be capable of playing a certain sport at a far more elite level than the vast majority of us, and they may in fact earn in a year what most of us will not earn in our entire lives, but they too get involved in romantic relationships just like us.
Aside from their aforementioned skill and money, the only real difference between our personal lives and theirs is the fact that athletes have a much higher chance of being involved in a romantic relationship with a celebrity.
You would think that one sport in particular would have far more celebrity wives and girlfriends (WAGS) than the others, but that is not the case. With that being said, here is a list of the 15 hottest celebrity WAGS in all of sports.
1. Kate Upton
The Detroit Tigers were incredibly lucky in 2004 when they drafted starting pitcher Justin Verlander, a pitcher who for most of his career has been a phenomenal player for the Tigers.
And his fiancee Kate Upton is a professional model who became insanely popular when she appeared on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover in 2012; and since that cover, she has managed to start an acting career, where she has appeared in movies such as Tower Heist and The Other Woman.
Upton and Verlander’s relationship began in 2011, and earlier this year he successfully proposed to her; and based on the pictures we have seen of Kate Upton, it is fair to say that Verlander is the luckiest baseball player in the world.
2. Julianne Hough
With this entry, we once again return to the National Hockey League with Julianne Hough, who is by far the hottest celebrity hockey WAG, and who is currently engaged to Brooks Laich.
Brooks has been playing in the NHL since 2003, and his most productive and effective years came as a member of the Washington Capitals, where he spent ten seasons before being traded last year to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
This year, Brooks has started out in the minors, but despite this, Julianne is right by his side, whenever she is not off working as dancer, singer, actress, or as a judge on the show that made her famous, Dancing with the Stars.
Hough has starred in movies such as Dirty Grandpa, Rock of Ages and Footloose; and there is absolutely no doubt that this incredibly hot and talented dancer will make a great hockey wife.
The game of soccer may have still not caught on in North America, but it is still the most played and popular sport in the entire world, and soccer players have a tendency of having some of the most attractive WAGs in all of sports; a trend which continues with Spanish defender Gerard Pique.
This guy currently plays for the Spanish team, FC Barcelona, as well as the country’s national team, where he helped Spain to win the 2010 World Cup and 2012 Euro Championship; and on top of that professional success, he also has the Colombian beauty Shakira in his life.
Shakira is a singer, dancer, songwriter and record producer, who is by far one of the most famous performers to come out of South America, and her ten records have sold over 100 million copies and earned her multiple awards including two Grammys.
She has been in a relationship with Pique since 2010 when they met during preparations for the World Cup of soccer, and since then they now live in Spain with their two children.
4. Gisele Bundchen
This season the New England Patriots are proving once again that they are one of the most dominant teams in NFL history, as it is looking ever more certain that they will once again be making an appearance in the Super Bowl, a game which the franchise has already won four times.
It goes without saying that the bulk of the Patriots’ success is due to their coaching and their starting quarterback Tom Brady, who is not only a first ballot Hall of Famer, but who is also married to the hottest supermodel in the world.
Gisele Bundchen was born in Brazil, and has been amongst the highest paid models on the planet since 2004, and she is currently one of the richest women in the entire entertainment industry.
This breathtaking WAG who has also appeared in movies such as Taxi and The Devil Wears Prada, started dating Tom in 2006 when they were set up on a blind date with one another, and they went on to get married in 2009; and in their almost eight years of matrimonial bliss, they have had two children together.
5. Olivia Munn
The Green Bay Packers franchise has been around for almost one hundred years, and in that lengthy history, the team has been lucky to be blessed with several great Hall of Fame caliber quarterbacks, such as Bart Starr, Brett Favre, and their current starter Aaron Rodgers, who is fortunate enough to be dating Olivia Munn, the hottest of all the celebrity WAGS.
This pair started dating in 2014, and based on Munn’s social media accounts, the pair are quite fond of one another; and if you were Aaron Rodgers you would be fond of her too, as she is one gorgeous woman.
Olivia is a model and actress who got her career started on the television series Attack of the Show, where she served as a TV journalist from 2006 to 2010, and since then, she has branched out into movies.
She has starred in films such as Magic Mike, Ride Along 2 and X-Men Apocalypse, and as a testament to how hot she is, Munn has been ranked #2 on Maxim’s Hot 100 Women list twice.
It has almost been two years since the Seattle Seahawks lost the Super Bowl in dramatic fashion, but as any football fan will tell you, they are still one of the premier teams in the entire NFL, even without MarShawn Lynch on their roster.
The biggest reason behind the team’s success the past few seasons, has been their stellar defense, but it also helps that Russell Wilson happens to be a pretty decent quarterback as well. In his career, Wilson has won a Super Bowl, and been named a 3-time Pro Bowler, but his crowning achievement is by far the fact that he managed to make the beautiful Ciara his wife.
Ciara as we all know, is a singer/songwriter and record producer who has so far released 6 solo records which have combined to sell over 23 million copies worldwide; and these records have earned her several accolades including one Grammy.
This relationship first started in 2015, and less than a year later they exchanged wedding vows, which means that the two must truly be head over heels in love.
7. Elisha Cuthbert
Dion Phaneuf has been in the NHL for twelve seasons now, and although his career has taken him to three different teams, he has somehow managed to only play for teams located in his native country of Canada.
Phaneuf happens to be a fairly big defenseman, and he started his career in 2005 with the Calgary Flames who originally drafted him, and he played there until 2010 when Calgary traded him to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and he stayed with Toronto until last season’s trade deadline where he was dealt to the Ottawa Senators. His defensive abilities have come into question in the past few years, but one thing is certain, whichever team he was on, his wife was by far the hottest WAG.
Now, for those who have forgotten who Elisha Cuthbert is, she is a Canadian actress and model who has starred in popular shows like 24 and One Big Happy; but she is probably best known for her role in the movie The Girl Next Door. The couple started dating in 2008, and have been married since 2013, and if she is anything like the characters she has played on screen, then Phaneuf is one lucky hockey player.
8. Noureen DeWulf
Every NHL team needs a good goalie in order to win a Stanley Cup, and for a time Ryan Miller was not just a good goalie, but one of the best in the entire league, especially when he was with the Buffalo Sabres.
Ryan Miller spent most of his first twelve seasons with Buffalo, but when the 2014 season came, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues due to his impending free agency, and after a few months, he signed with the Vancouver Canucks that offseason; and when he got to Vancouver, he brought his incredibly hot wife with him.
Noureen DeWulf and Miller have been married for over five years now, and if she looks familiar, it is because she is an actress who has credited roles in several movies and television shows.
As an actress, Noureen is best known for appearing in films such as West Bank Story and The Back-up Plan, and for those of you who only watch TV, she played one of the main characters on the FX sitcom, Anger Management.
9. Carrie Underwood
The past two seasons, the Nashville Predators have been one of the more difficult hockey teams to play against, and although it is a franchise that has not even been around for twenty years, it has the distinct honor of having the most famous NHL WAG on their team in the form of Carrie Underwood.
In the world of music, Underwood is a country superstar, and without a doubt she is the most successful contestant to ever win American Idol, and since 2010, she has been married to Nashville’s current captain Mike Fisher.
It was in 2008, while Fisher was still a member of the Ottawa Senators, that the pair first met when he was introduced to her backstage after one of her concerts.
Early on, their relationship was a long-distance affair, but that all changed in 2011 when Ottawa traded him to Nashville, which happened to be where Carrie lives, and since then they have been living together on a more consistent basis. They have become proud parents.
10. Khloe Kardashian
Last year the Cavaliers brought an end to Cleveland’s 68-year Championship drought when they won the NBA title, and aside from LeBron James, the reason behind their victory came from how deep their team was, and Tristan Thompson was one of those versatile players.
Thompson is a Canadian power forward from Toronto who was a high first round draft choice of Cleveland’s, and he happens to currently be dating one of the most well known reality-star celebrities in the world in Khloe Kardashian.
Now, you can argue all you want, but the only reason why Khloe and her family are famous is because of the O.J. Simpson trial and Kim’s explicit video, but regardless of how she became famous, Khloe is still a celebrity who has appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and most of its spin-offs, and she has also starred on The Celebrity Apprentice and co-hosted the American adaptation of The X Factor.
She and Thompson have been dating since July of this year, and although their relationship is still young, she still belongs on this list.
11. Gabrielle Union
In 2010, the basketball world was stunned when LeBron James announced that he would be taking his talents to South Beach, as it meant he would be leaving Cleveland to basically create a super team with his friends Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.
During their time together, Wade served as the veteran force of the trio, and in his 14 seasons in the NBA, his performances and three Championship titles have all but guaranteed him a spot in the Hall of Fame.
After thirteen seasons with Miami, Wade decided to return to his hometown of Chicago to play for the Bulls, who were his favorite team growing up; and with this move, he brought with him his wife Gabrielle Union.
Union is an actress and model who has starred in over twenty movies including Bad Boys 2, She’s All That, Think Like A Man and Bring It On; and she has also appeared numerous TV shows like City of Angels.
This couple started dating in 2008, and were forced to separate for a time in 2013, due to demanding schedules, but later that same year they reconciled and became engaged, and have now been married since 2014.
12. Jessie James Decker
The world of sports is a large one, and in it there are certain franchises that possess extremely loyal fans who support and cheer-on their team no matter how painfully bad they might be, and the New York Jets happen to be one of those teams, as their fans love them even though the team will likely be missing the playoffs for a 6th consecutive year.
A big reason for their poor performances in the past couple of years is the fact that they have had some terrible starting quarterbacks, a streak which continued this year, but this season also saw the Jets suffer multiple injuries to position players, players like wide receiver Eric Decker.
Decker has been with the team since 2014 after signing a five-year contract, and his current season was cut short after sustaining a shoulder injury, but with his wife Jessie James by his side, the healing process must go a lot smoother. Jessie is a country pop singer-songwriter, who in 2013 starred in her own reality show which documented the life of her and her husband.
13. Erin Andrews
In every sport, there are examples of players who manage to get themselves drafted more than once, which is exactly what happened to centerman Jarret Stoll who was drafted to the NHL twice, with the first coming 2000 with Calgary and the second with Edmonton in 2002.
Since his second draft year, Stoll has played for four different hockey clubs, including Edmonton, Minnesota, the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings, with whom he won two Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014.
Stoll has had to deal with off-ice issues such as his arrest in Las Vegas last year for possession of both ecstasy and cocaine, which is part of the reason why he is still currently a free agent waiting for a team to sign him this season.
While he is waiting to get a contract, he spends most of his free time with his girlfriend Erin Andrews, whenever she herself is not busy.
Andrews is a television personality and sportscaster who is best known for her sideline reporting for the NFL on FOX and College football on ESPN, and she is also one of the hosts of the dance competition Dancing with the Stars. She has been dating Stoll since late 2012.
14. Kristin Cavallari
It is fair to say that this season, the Chicago Bears are a terrible football team, a statement which has unfortunately been true the past couple of years now, seeing as they have failed to make the playoffs since 2010.
A major reason for their struggles happens to be that their starting quarterback Jay Cutler, who is guilty of either underperforming or being fairly prone to injury; but even though he gets quite a bit of heat from Bears fans who want a fresher starting quarterback, he gets to go home to his lovely wife, Kristin Cavallari.
Cavallari is mostly known for being a television personality who became famous due to her appearances on the reality shows The Hills and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County; but now most of her time is spent working as a fashion designer.
Kristin and Jay began their relationship in 2010, and although they separated for a time, they were able to reconcile and have had three children since their 2013 wedding.
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