Actors, singers and models have a long history of finding love with professional athletes. From David and Victoria Beckham to newly engaged Iggy Azalea and Nick Young, the intersection of Hollywood and sports has been fertile ground for some seriously A-list power couples.
It’s hard to find a more famous WAG (a term used to describe “wives and girlfriends” of athletes) than Victoria Beckham. After meeting England’s most celebrated soccer star in 1997, the then-Spice Girl has revealed that it was love at first sight. The gorgeous pair have gone on to become one of the world’s richest and most influential husband-and-wife team, slowly building a combined $600-million dollar empire. Now that David’s retired, Victoria is putting all her time and effort into making her eponymous fashion house a success.
Victoria leads a pack of talented and beautiful women who have a happy home life with top athletes. Carrie Underwood married Canadian Mike Fisher in 2010 and Julianne Hough will dance down the aisle with Canuck puck aceBrooks Laich. On the basketball side, Gabrielle Union has a slam dunk of a relationship with Dwyane Wade and Iggy Azalea has no “Problem” with her fiancé, Nick Young.
The NFL has also long been a hot source of eligible bachelors. Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen is Tom Brady’s number one cheerleader and actress Olivia Munn has scored a touchdown with two-time Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers. The Newsroom star revealed during a sit-down with Conan O’Brien that she had no clue what her future boyfriend did for a living. "When I met him, I said, ‘So, what do you do?’ And he’s like, ‘Oh, I play football.’ I go, ‘Cool, what college?’ He’s like, ‘Oh no, I play professionally’ … All I saw was that he was really attractive. I didn’t really care what he did.”
To mark the debut of the new reality show WAGS (Aug 18, E!), here are 10 famous faces that found love on the ice, pitch, court and field.