For the love of the game … and its players! Stars are stars Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez Olivia Culpo have a thing for athletic men and they’re not alone.
The ex-Spice Girls singer was married to a former soccer player. David BeckhamAfter meeting in a soccer match two years earlier, they were married in July 1999. With the hunky athlete, she has welcomed four children, Brooklyn and Romeo, Cruz and Harper.
“Yes, love at first sight does exist,” Victoria wrote in a letter penned to her younger self for the October 2016 issue of British Vogue. “It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge — although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy.”
Lopez, on one hand, got engaged with a former Yankees player. Alex RodriguezAfter two years of dating, they were married in March 2019. The couple had to postpone their nuptials amid the coronavirus pandemic, but they continued to support one another with Rodriguez attending Lopez’s presidential inauguration performance in January 2021. They called it quits in 2021.
Culpo has not yet married an athlete, but has had two high-profile relationships to football players. After splitting with Detroit Lions player Danny AmendolaThe model first saw the Carolina Panthers running back in March 2018. Christian McCaffreyJune 2019
Even during a pandemic, there are still people who can help. Sports IllustratedMcCaffrey was shown by the model. “ITS GAME DAY ‼️‼️ lets goooo @christianmccaffrey,” she wrote via Instagram in September 2020 alongside two photos of the pair on vacation earlier in the summer.
Loving athletes isn’t only for the girls, however — Artem Chigvintsev fell for former WWE wrestler Nikki BellaJanuary 2019,
Us WeeklyExclusively revealed at the moment that the former Dancing With the StarsPartners were a hot item. The lovebirds were engaged in the next year after the Russian dancer proposed to them in November 2020. The couple welcomed their first child together, Matteo.
Alexis Ohanian’s romance with tennis star Serena WilliamsIt is a great read. The tech entrepreneur, who shares daughter Olympia with Williams, has been supportive of his wife’s sports career throughout their relationship, often gushing about her “hero” qualities in interviews and on social media.
Scroll down to see the list of stars who have dated and, in some cases, married athletes.