Athletes With Incredibly Gorgeous Wives

When you take a look at an athlete, you're probably going to see someone in the best shape of their life. After all, you need to be at the top of your game to compete, so professional athletes tend to be in peak physical shape. That's not something people don't notice, as tons of athletes are incredibly attractive. Often, famous athletes meet and marry famous people, and they're gorgeous a lot of the time.

Whenever a celebrated athlete finds someone to share their life with, it's usually big news. Fans love to find out who the people they admire most are dating, and whenever those people get married, it's always a big deal. This isn't just true of athletes' wives either; there are plenty of athletes' husbands who are incredibly attractive, which often makes for a lot of beautiful people taking up the headlines during any major sporting event, be it a championship game or the Olympics.

These athletes all excelled at two things: their chosen sport and finding an absolutely stunning wife. These aren't the only beautiful women to marry a famous athlete, but they are some of the most gorgeous ones out there.

Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger started off as teammates

Ashlyn Harris is a goalkeeper for the NJ/NY Gotham FC, although she's played on several teams and has made quite a name for herself. While she has her fair share of fans, her teammate, Alexandra "Ali" Krieger, has plenty of her own, having done incredibly well for herself as a defender. Krieger was the only American player at the UEFA Women's Championship League. Harris and Krieger work together well as members of the NJ/NY Gotham FC, and for a good reason. The pair began dating in 2010 and have been going strong ever since. Harris and Krieger announced their engagement via an interview with People magazine in March 2019. At the time, both women were playing for the Orlando Pride. 

In the interview, Harris described how they got together, saying, "We became really close friends, and we just hung out, we clicked, and we had so much in common." She went on to explain that they would sit next to one another on flights and bus rides, and their relationship developed from there. It took them nine years, but they finally tied the knot in Miami on December 28, 2019.

Krieger and Harris are both empirically attractive women, so either one would have found their way onto this list. The fact that they're together just makes them another perfect example of an athlete married to a gorgeous woman because that's true of both of them.

Luis Suárez married his childhood sweetheart

Luis Suárez plays striker for Atlético Madrid and the Uruguay national team, and his comfort with the ball has made him one of the greatest strikers to play the game. His career has been going strong since 2005, and he's managed to score more than 500 career goals, he's won 19 major trophies, and he's Uruguay's all-time leading goal scorer in international play.

With a record like that, you might imagine he doesn't have much time to meet and date, and that's actually true. Suárez doesn't need to because he began dating Sofia Balbi when the two were 15 and living in Montevideo, Uruguay. Unfortunately, the Balbi family moved to Barcelona in 2003, but that wasn't the end of their relationship, per ESPN. Suárez committed to the love of his life, and he followed her to Europe so they could be together.

Love stories like Suárez and Balbi's are few and far between. It was made all the sweeter in 2009 when the couple finally married and have since had three children together. Shortly after they wed, Suárez began playing for Liverpool, but this wouldn't last. He was able to switch to Barcelona in 2014 to move the family closer to Balbi's family. At the time, Suárez told the BBC that Liverpool "did all they could to get me to stay, but playing and living in Spain, where my wife's family live, is a lifelong dream and ambition."

Elena Delle Donne married her longtime girlfriend Amanda Clifton

Elena Delle Donne is a small forward/shooting guard for the Washington Mystics, where she led the team to win its first WNBA championship in 2019. Donne's career has been strong since she began playing for the WNBA in 2013, and she's won two WNBA Most Valuable Player Awards. She's also played on six All-Star teams and was the first WNBA player inducted into the 50-40-90 club, an informal stat used to rate the best shooters in the game.

In August 2016, Donne revealed that she was engaged to her longtime girlfriend, Amanda Clifton. This was the first time the WNBA star spoke about her sexual orientation, and she did it via an article in Vogue. The pair met through Donne's best friend, who was working as her assistant at the time. They had a casual dinner/double-date with the friends who introduced them, and before long, they were in a serious relationship.

Clifton was the one who popped the question, and she did it on a dog beach! That's where they went for their second date, and it proved the perfect location for Clifton to attach the ring to their dog, Wrigley's, collar. Donne was shocked, and at first, she thought it was a joke. Of course, it wasn't a joke, and the couple became engaged. They didn't stay that way for long, and on November 3, 2017, the comely couple tied the knot at the Hempstead House in Long Island, New York, where they had a 6-foot-4 wedding cake.

Mike Fisher wed country star Carrie Underwood

Mike Fisher played center-forward for the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators before retiring from professional hockey after the 2018 season. These days, Fisher is enjoying his retirement and newly granted U.S. Citizenship, but for 20 years, he dominated the ice and was recognized for his efforts. In 2012, he was awarded the NHL Foundation Award for his "commitment, perseverance, and teamwork" to improve the hockey community (via NHL).

Fisher met his bride-to-be, Carrie Underwood, when he went to one of her concerts in 2008 after her bassist arranged for them to meet. Fisher found his way backstage, and the two began dating. They became engaged on December 20, 2009. According to the Ottawa Sun, they made it public the following day during the Senators' morning practice. The couple made it official on July 10, 2010, when they got married at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia. They've since had two sons, and by all accounts, they're a happy family. Fisher is well-known in hockey circles, but his fame is somewhat eclipsed by his wife. Underwood has been a successful singer-songwriter since she won the fourth season of "American Idol" in 2005.

Since then, Underwood has released several hits, including her debut single, "Inside Your Heaven," which shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Since then, she's put eight Grammy Awards on the mantle, which may sit next to her husband's NHL Foundation Award.

Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert got married despite rumors

Dion Phaneuf has retired, but he was one of the hottest players on the ice for a couple of decades. He was a three-time NHL All-Star who represented his native country of Canada internationally, winning silver and gold medals at the World Junior Hockey Championship in 2004 and 2005. Phaneuf played professionally for multiple teams before retiring from the Los Angeles Kings at the end of the 2019 season.

Back in 2008, Phaneuf started dating Elisha Cuthbert. In 2012, the couple announced their engagement. They shared the news with a group of surprised family and friends at a lobster dinner, where a good 20 lobsters were cracked into to celebrate the announcement. On July 6, 2013, they married in front of 300 guests.

Phaneuf's wife has her own successful career as an actor, and if you're wondering where you've seen her, she's the girl next door – literally. She's also played a prominent role on "24" and many other series, including the ABC comedy "Happy Endings," which she headlined. Numerous magazines have recognized her beauty, with Maxim naming her "TV's most beautiful woman" in 2013. Despite various cheating rumors and other celebrity gossip, the couple has been together for more than a decade. They have a daughter together and split their time between Ottawa and New London, Prince Edward Island.

Abby Wambach is married to author Glennon Doyle

If you're a soccer fan, there's a good chance you know about Abby Wambach. Though she's now retired, she spent several years at the top of her game. Wambach not only played soccer, she also coached, and she's got the accolades to prove just how amazing she was on the field. Wambach is a six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award; she's won two Olympic gold medals and is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

On top of that, she's the first soccer player to be named Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press, so it's fair to say Wambach was an excellent player. She was previously married to another beautiful soccer player, Sarah Huffman. That marriage ended in divorce in 2016, and a couple of months later, she began seeing Glennon Doyle. They met while Doyle was on a book tour, and they hit it off immediately.

They announced their engagement in February 2017, and they married in May of that year. Doyle is probably best known for her writing, though she's also a public speaker. Her books, "Untamed," "Love Warrior," and "Carry On, Warrior," all shot to the top of The New York Times bestsellers list. Doyle's books are memoirs, much of which is taken from her most popular blog posts. In "Untamed," she delves into her divorce from her husband and marriage to Wambach. 

David Beckham snagged a former Spice Girl

David Beckham is one of those names pretty much everyone knows whether they've watched him play soccer or not. He played professionally from 1992 until 2013, ending a 20-year career that saw him take home 19 major trophies. He's also appeared on numerous magazine covers, in various films, and has become a pop culture sensation — it doesn't hurt his public image that he's also incredibly handsome.

Of all the couples on this list, Beckham's is the longest-lasting, as he met his bride-to-be all the way back in 1997. Then, Victoria Adams was best known as Posh Spice of the now-legendary girl group the Spice Girls, and the two met after she attended a Manchester United Match. Fittingly, they were given the moniker "Posh and Becks" by the media, and the BBC called them "a celebrity tag-team of glamour, wealth, and fame."

Beckham proposed to Adams in 1998. They got married at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland, followed by an incredibly posh reception that the BBC estimated to cost around $1.43 million (£500,000 adjusted for inflation) with a total of 437 staff members. The pair has remained together ever since, have had four children, and are considered a power couple in the eyes of the media.

A teen romance for Steph Curry and Ayesha Curry

Steph Curry has been playing for the Golden State Warriors since he was drafted in 2009. Since then, he's gone on to become one of the greatest point guards of all time. He's also widely considered to be the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA, so there's no denying the man is incredibly talented. His list of accomplishments is long, and it includes setting the NBA record for career three-pointers and much more.

Steph Curry has been married to Ayesha Curry (née Alexander) since July 30, 2011, but that's nowhere near the beginning of their love story. The couple first met in a church youth group when they were teenagers. At the time, Steph was 15, and Ayesha was 14, but things fizzled out and they went their separate ways. Fast-forward several years, and the two reconnected when Ayesha began pursuing an acting career in Hollywood.

They began dating once more, and this time, they were in it to win it. Steph proposed to Ayesha on his parent's driveway — a special spot because it's where they shared their first kiss so many years before. Soon after, they were married in the same church they met in nearly a decade earlier. Since then, the Currys have defined relationship goals, as their love for one another is at the forefront of their life together. They've since had three children together, and the whole family is often photographed together in public.

Martina Navratilova married a former Miss USSR winner

Tennis star Martina Navratilova is well known throughout the world for her impressive career. She's won dozens of titles over the course of her 32 years of playing professionally. Her list of accomplishments includes breaking numerous records, reaching the top spot in singles and doubles, and much more. Her sexuality was outed via a New York Daily News article, and she's been open about it ever since.

Over the years, she's dated several outstanding women. Still, it wasn't until she met Julia Lemigova that she finally found the woman she would marry. Lemigova was a beauty queen who won Miss USSR in 1990, making her the penultimate woman to do so before the breakup of the Soviet Union. She became the 2nd runner-up at the Miss Universe pageant the following year. She then moved to Paris, where she opened Joiya Spa, a well-being center, where she sold her skincare and spa line, Russie Blanche.

These days, Lemigova is best known as a cast member on the Bravo series "The Real Housewives of Miami," making her the first such member to represent the LGBTQ+ community. The couple first met at a dinner party in Paris in 2000. They bonded over similar backgrounds, but they didn't begin to date. That came several years later, and the two started out as friends. Navratilova proposed to Lemigova live at the U.S. Open — on the Jumbotron! She said yes, and years after they rekindled their friendship, they married in December 2014.

Michael Jordan is married to model Yvette Prieto

Michael Jordan is widely known across the globe as one of the greatest professional basketball players ever. He played 15 seasons, winning six championships, and his fame made him into a cultural icon. His ability to jump from the free-throw line to slam dunk the ball earned him the title of "Air Jordan" and "His Airness." That skill got his name attached to a pair of Nike shoes, and the brand continues to dominate the market.

Jordan spent a lot of his time on the court, but that didn't keep him from courting some amazing women. In 1989, he married Juanita Vanoy, and the couple had three children together. They eventually divorced following a failed reconciliation and have been apart since 2006. He had several relationships following his divorce, but it wasn't until 2011 that he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Yvette Prieto. The couple met at a club in 2007 after what Urban Daily called some "freak dancing" (via Hollywood Life). They soon became a serious couple and were on their way to building a life together.

The proposal was made on Christmas, and they were married in April 2013 at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Their wedding consisted of around 300 guests, and Us Weekly estimated the cost to be $10 million. They've since had identical twin daughters together, and Jordan became a grandfather in 2019. 

Rickie Fowler married fellow athlete Allison Stokke

Rickie Fowler is a professional golfer who's been playing on the PGA Tour since his first event in 2009. Fowler is also the PGA Junior League Golf official ambassador, a title he was given in 2015. His golf career is exceptional, and he's definitely an athlete, but his wife is probably more well known.

Outside the world of golfing, Alison Stokke is an American track and field athlete. She's also a fitness model, but her career in sports cannot be overlooked. She's won numerous honors and has competed since high school. She almost made it through the 2012 Olympic Trials but didn't reach the required height. She's also worked as a professional model, representing Athleta, Nike, and several other brands. She shot to international fame after some pictures of her competing went viral (when she was only 17). 

Fowler began seeing Stokke in 2017, which the pole vaulter made public via an Instagram post. The couple met after Fowler reached out to Stokke on social media. He revealed this in a video for Rocket Mortgage, saying, "It seemed like she was the kind of person that would fit with who I am." They hit it off pretty quickly and announced their engagement in June 2018. They tied the knot in October the following year and have since welcomed a daughter into the family.

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh are both field hockey stars

English field hockey player Kate Richardson-Walsh captained the England and Great Britain professional field hockey teams for 13 years. She retired from the sport in 2016 after the Rio Olympic Games. Her career saw her win a total of 19 medals, but she didn't act alone. She was a member of a team, and one of her teammates happened to catch her eye. She began dating her international teammate Helen Richardson-Walsh in 2008. As they dated and played together, they broke new ground. 

These two women are both beautiful, and on top of that, they've broken some seriously astounding records. Together, they made history by becoming the first same-sex married couple to win gold medals at the Olympics. The whole team accomplished the remarkable feat, but the Richardson-Walshes were instrumental in their victory. As the team captain, Kate commanded her team to a tie-breaking penalty shot delivered by none other than her wife, Helen.

Helen's career on the field has been equally impressive. She's taken home numerous medals, including a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. She's also won multiple championships, dominating the sport up until her retirement. The couple announced that they were expecting their first child, carried by Helen, in 2019. They've since given birth to a daughter and remain a power couple recognized around the world for their numerous accomplishments. Following their retirement, the Richardson-Walshes have spent time speaking to students about overcoming the societal taboos of same-sex relationships.

Casey Daigle married superstar softball pitcher Jennie Finch

Casey Daigle began playing in the major leagues in 2004, when he broke a record nobody wants: The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher gave up five runs in just a couple of innings in his opener — an inauspicious start, if there ever was one. Fortunately, his first showing was also his worst, and he'd go on to play with a variety of major and minor league teams before retiring in 2010.

Daigle would agree that his career as an MLB and MiLB pitcher has more than been outshined by his amazing wife, Jennie Finch, who's one of the greatest softball players to play the game. "There is no other way to put it," he told ESPN. "I will never be able to do what she's done in her sport." Finch won numerous accolades while playing for the Arizona Wildcats, and also pitched for the U.S. women's national softball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning the gold. Four years later, she took her team to Beijing to claim the silver. Soon after, Finch retired alongside her husband.

Daigle and Finch met in 2002, and after four dozen roses came with an invitation to go on a date, Finch rebuffed. She later told Sports Illustrated (via People), "I said no because that was too creepy." Eventually, Daigle wore her down and proposed on the softball field mound at the University of Arizona. He and Finch married on January 15, 2005, and soon welcomed their first child; they eventually added more to the clan and share two sons and one daughter.

Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete are a longtime couple

Rodney Peete excelled in football throughout high school and earned a scholarship to the University of Southern California. Throughout his time in college, Rodney impressed on the gridiron, making it to the '88 Rose Bowl against Michigan State. While they didn't win that year — or the following year against the University of Michigan — Rodney continued to earn praise for his skills. He came in second for the 1988 Heisman Trophy and was signed to the Detroit Lions at the 1989 NFL Draft.

Rodney would go on to have an illustrious 15-year career playing for the Lions, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, and finishing out his career with the Carolina Panthers in 2004. While still playing pro ball, Rodney Peete met Holly Robinson Peete, who is probably best known for her work on "21 Jump Street," "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper," and as one of the original hosts of "The Talk." The two dated for some time, and in 1994, Holly got the surprise of her life while filming an episode of "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper."

Holly watched Rodney get down on one knee and say, "A good woman is hard to find, and when you find one, you've got to hold on to her. You're the best thing that's ever happened to me in my life. I love you with all my heart." She immediately accepted his proposal, and they were married the following year.

Drew Brees married college sweetheart Brittany Brees

Drew Brees is a name many New Orleans Saints fans know well. While he didn't start his professional career playing for the team, he spent most of his years with the Saints. Of course, Drew had an impressive high school and college career before making the leap to the NFL via the San Diego Chargers in the 2001 NFL Draft. The QB remained with the Chargers until 2005 when he started with the Saints in the 2006 season.

Throughout his career, which spanned 20 seasons, Drew took his team to the Super Bowl, winning MVP at Super Bowl XLIV after throwing for 288 yards and two touchdowns. The NFL star credits much of his success to his wife, Brittany Brees (née Dudchenko), with whom he co-launched The Brees Dream Foundation. The two met at Purdue University on Drew's 20th birthday. As they explained to ESPN, Drew embarrassed himself a bit and took six months to ask her out, but it all worked out — after marrying in 2003, they welcomed four children.

Speaking with Us Weekly in 2022, Drew discussed how important his wife was in his life and career. "I consider myself very fortunate [and] very blessed to have met my wife in college. ... I feel like my wife and I know each other so well, and we balance each other out so well." He added, "I can say this: I fall in love with my wife more every day, and I find that I continue to pursue her every day."

Mike Piazza got hitched to Playboy model Alicia Rickter

Mike Piazza made his way into Major League Baseball via the 1988 Draft when he was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers. While he started his career on first base, he ultimately moved behind the plate, playing as a catcher for an impressive 16-season career. After playing with the Dodgers for seven seasons, Piazza crossed the country to play with the Florida Marlins. He only played one season with the Marlins, the San Diego Padres, and the Oakland Athletics, but he knocked out eight with the New York Mets from 1998 until 2005.

Piazza's skills earned him an astonishing number of awards and recognition, including becoming a 12-time All-Star, the 1993 Rookie of the Year, and nabbing 10 Silver Slugger Awards. When his playing career came to an end, Piazza tried his hand at management, and in 2019, he began managing the Italian National Baseball Team. In 2005, Piazza married Alicia Rickter, a former Playboy Playmate-turned-actor, who landed roles in "Unhappily Ever After," "Off Centre," and "Baywatch," among others.

On their 17th wedding anniversary, Piazza took to Instagram to show his love for Rickter, writing in part, "Want to wish my wife Alicia a Happy Anniversary. Quite simply, I enjoy being married to you, you always seem to make things fun, but most importantly, you are always there for me and our kids. Just want to say I appreciate you and your beautiful heart." The couple shares three children, welcoming their youngest, son Marco, to the world in 2013 via an adorable tweet.

Andy Roddick's wife is supermodel-actor Brooklyn Decker

Andy Roddick began playing competitive tennis in childhood, and in 2000, he became a pro at the age of 18. Over the next 12 years, Roddick would come to dominate the sport, becoming a world No. 1 tennis player. Throughout his career, Roddick won the 2003 U.S. Open, reached the finals in the 2006 U.S. Open and at Wimbledon in 2004, 2005, and 2009, and nabbed five Masters titles. In team sports, Roddick helped win the 2007 Davis Cup, and he played but didn't win in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Brooklyn Decker started modeling in her teens, and in 2006, she gained international recognition by appearing in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition. She repeated this effort over the next two years and issues, ultimately becoming the cover girl in 2010. Decker caught a lot of attention via her pictorials and TV appearances, including Roddick's. He watched her weekly appearances on and had his attorney call Decker's agent — and five months later, she returned the call.

Decker later told the Tennis Channel, "I Googled him, and I watched his press conference from the '07 Aussie Open, and he was just like super dry and sarcastic, and I thought, 'Well, that's pretty funny [and he] looks like a charmer.' And so, I called him back, and then we were together ever since." They started dating in 2007, married in 2009, and welcomed two children into their growing family. Roddick remains active in the media through his foundation's work, and Decker primarily works as an actor.

Nick Swisher married actor JoAnna Garcia Swisher

Nick Swisher pursued baseball into college, attending Ohio State University, where he played with the Buckeyes. He had a good run through college and was drafted into the Oakland Athletics in the 2002 MLB Draft — an event that makes up a significant portion of 2011's "Moneyball." Swisher would go on to play for the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees, and the Cleveland Indians, ultimately finishing his MLB career with the Atlanta Braves in 2015.

In 2009, Swisher helped the Yankees clinch the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, and the following year, he became an All-Star. After retiring from playing, he became a studio analyst for Fox Sports in 2017. In August 2009, People revealed that Swisher was dating JoAnna Garcia Swisher, which the ballplayer confirmed in an interview with Sports Illustrated, calling her "my lady." His "lady" is an accomplished actor, best known for playing Sam on "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" as well as Hallie on "Party of Five" and Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on "Reba."

The couple tied the knot in December 2010 at the Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach, Florida, with a plethora of athletes and celebrities in attendance. Swisher even dipped his toe into the acting pool, appearing on back-to-back episodes of his wife's sitcom "Better With You" in 2011. Swisher explained his involvement to TVLine: "[JoAnna] supports me when I work, and I want to make sure I'm here for her. I wish I could take her to work for a couple [of] days to see what I do."

Jorge and Laura Posada shared a chance encounter

The Yankees drafted Jorge Posada in the 1990 MLB Draft, and he remained with the team for the remainder of his 17-season career. While he began his professional career as an infielder, Jorge spent most of his career behind the plate as the team's full-time catcher. In addition to his catching, Jorge was a powerful switch hitter, having won five Silver Slugger Awards. He also became an All-Star five times and helped the Yankees win four World Series.

Needless to say, Jorge Posada had a stellar career, and in 2012, he decided to retire from playing. The following year, he worked as a guest instructor for the team during spring training. Jorge has spent his time in retirement running the Jorge Posada Foundation, which helps fund research in craniosynostosis. He's also written a children's book, an autobiography, and more. In 1997, the MLB star met Laura Posada (née Mendez) at a party, but they'd seen each other previously. Years earlier, Jorge had umpired a high school softball game, and she was the pitcher.

Laura worked as a model and actor but eventually settled on the law as a career, focusing on bankruptcy cases. They dated through the late '90s and married in 2000 — Derek Jeter was Posada's best man. The couple's son, Jorge Luis, was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, which led the family to develop the foundation. The Posadas also have a daughter, Paulina, born in 2002, thankfully without the same diagnosis as her brother.

A.J. Freeley and soccer superstar Heather Mitts got hitched

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted A.J. Freeley in the 2001 NFL Draft, and he would play, off and on, for the Eagles throughout his career. The quarterback spent his first three seasons playing with the Eagles and was traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2004. He then went on to play with the San Diego Chargers, the Eagles, the Carolina Panthers, and the St. Louis Rams, where he closed out his pro career. When it was all said and done, Freeley passed for 4,618 yards, scored 28 touchdowns, and had 31 interceptions.

Heather Mitts also played football, though we call it soccer in the States, and she was a leading player throughout her career. In addition to dominating throughout her NCAA career at the University of Florida, Mitts played professionally with the Tampa Bay Extreme, Philadelphia Charge, and several other teams. Mitts was a member of the U.S. women's national team, winning three Olympic gold medals and many more accolades before announcing her retirement in 2013.

Mitts, who was voted ESPN's world's hottest female athlete in 2004, began dating Freeley in the early 2000s. Toward the end of the decade, there were rumors in the press that they'd split, but in 2009, the couple became engaged. They married the following year and have since had three children, a son, Connor, a daughter, Blake, and their second son, Ace. These days, Mitts calls herself the "Ultimate Soccer Mom" and enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

Cole Hamels tied the knot with Survivor's Heidi Strobel

Cole Hamels was drafted right out of high school to play for the Philadelphia Phillies' minor league team in the 2002 MLB Draft. He was sidelined by injuries for a few seasons, which hampered his minor league career, but his pitching skills earned him a promotion in 2006 when he moved to the major leagues. Hamels played with the Phillies until 2015, when he moved to the Texas Rangers. He followed this with a couple of seasons playing with the Chicago Cubs, before finishing up with the Atlanta Braves in 2020.

Hamels is a World Series MVP and champion and four-time All-Star. Additionally, he pitched an immaculate inning in 2014, which is no easy task. He attempted a comeback with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021, but an injury put a stop to it. In February 2023, Hamels signed with the San Diego Padres' minor league team, the El Paso Chihuahuas. Meanwhile, wife Heidi Strobel's professional career began with her teaching physical education in Jefferson City, Missouri, but it wasn't long before she became a contestant on "Survivor: The Amazon."

The series elevated Strobel to fame, and she launched a modeling career, posing for Playboy and many other publications. Two years after "Survivor," Hamels met Strobel when he asked for her autograph. Before long, the conversation evolved into asking her out. A proposal came in 2006, and they were married the following New Year's Eve. Both Hamels, who share four kids, run The Hamels Foundation, which funds educational programs for children in Philadelphia and Africa.

Cale Hulse's wife is Baywatch babe Gena Lee Nolin

Cale Hulse entered the National Hockey League via the 1992 NHL Draft, taking a spot with the New Jersey Devils. Over the course of his 14-year professional career, Hulse would go on to play for the Calgary Flames, the Nashville Predators, the Phoenix Coyotes, and the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was set to play with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 but was cut before the season began. Hulse had an impressive career playing as a defenseman, but his fame is easily overshadowed by his wife's. Gena Lee Nolin was one of "Barker's Beauties" on "The Price is Right" in the early 1990s.

Of course, she's probably best known for playing Neely Capshaw on "Baywatch." Nolin remained with the series until 1998, appearing in over 60 episodes. She began dating Hulse in 2002, and the couple married in November 2004. Both had kids from previous relationships, and eventually welcomed son Hudson Lee and daughter Stella Monroe into their blended family. Throughout her career, Nolin appeared on the covers of numerous magazines, including FHM, Stuff, Maxim, and Playboy. In 2001, FHM named her one of the sexiest women in the world.

Nolin shifted her professional focus to writing, however, and in 2013, she released her first book "Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, 'Thyroid Sexy' Life." The book details her personal experience with thyroid disease. She's also continued to make occasional appearances in television series and films, including reprising her "Baywatch" character in 2016's "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens."

Jeff Gordon is married to model Ingrid Vandebosch

Jeff Gordon is arguably one of the best-known American stock car racing drivers of all time. He began racing professionally in the Busch Series, winning the Busch Series Rookie of the Year in 1991. Gordon also won the Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 1993. He went on to win numerous accolades, including four NASCAR Winston Cup Series and three Daytona 500s. He also has a total of 93 NASCAR Cup Series wins. However, Gordon began racing sporadically in 2016 and shifted his gears to become the vice chairman for Hendrick Motorsports in 2022. Gordon was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2019, and Forbes dubbed him one of the highest-paid racecar drivers of all time. 

On the personal side of things, Gordon has been married twice to two beautiful women. He married Miss Winston Cup model Brooke Sealey in 1994, but the couple divorced in 2003. That same year, Gordon met Ingrid Vandebosch at a party in the Hamptons, New York. While they didn't begin seeing one another right away, they eventually found their way to each other in 2004, when they started dating.

The couple became engaged in 2006 and married later that year in Mexico. Vandebosch's modeling career began in her native Belgium, and over the years, it wasn't uncommon to find her on the covers and within the pages of high-profile magazines like Glamour, Vogue, Elle, Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition, and others. The Gordons have two children, welcoming Ella Sofia in 2007 and Leo Benjamin in 2010.

Mikel Arteta and actor Lorena Bernal got hitched in 2010

Mikel Arteta began his professional career playing for Futbol Club Barcelona and was soon loaned to Paris Saint-Germain. Between 1999 and 2016, Mikel played for numerous clubs, including the Rangers, Real Sociedad, Everton, and Arsenal. Some of his best times on the field came while playing for Everton, where he won Everton Player of the Year two times. When he moved to Arsenal, he helped take the team to two wins at the FA Cup.

Arteta served as team captain from 2014 to 2016, when he retired from playing the sport. Arteta then became an assistant coach at Manchester City, but took over as the head coach of Arsenal in 2019, leading the team to win the FA Cup. He became the club's first-team manager the following year and remains as influential in management as he was a player. Meanwhile, the footballer's wife, Lorena Bernal, began modeling as a child, working in the United States and Europe. When she was only 17, she was named 1999's Miss Spain.

Bernal then broadened her scope and became a successful TV host and actor in both Spain and the U.S. Bernal reportedly had no idea Arteta was a professional footballer when they met in 2002, and they tied the knot eight years later in Mallorca, Spain, where they spend much of their time with their three children, Gabriel, Daniel, and Oliver. As Bernal has explained (via Hola!), "I decided to prioritize my status as a mother and wife. I don't want to combine constant work with a family life."

Eli Manning married college sweetheart Abby McGrew

Eli Manning is the youngest of the Manning clan, and just like older brother Peyton Manning, Eli was an exceptional quarterback. Eli got into the game by playing for the University of Mississippi, Ole Miss, where he won numerous awards. He was picked up by the San Diego Chargers and traded to the New York Giants at the 2004 NFL Draft, debuting with the team that season. Eli remained with the Giants throughout his career, helping to take the team to two Super Bowl wins, both of which nabbed him the Super Bowl MVP award.

Having announced his retirement in 2020, the Giants retired Eli's No. 10 jersey to honor his accomplishments. After retiring, Eli became an NFL analyst for ESPN, appearing on the "Manningcast" alongside his brother. He's also hosted "Eli's Places" for ESPN+ and has kept himself busy with the network. Long before anything happened during his career, however, Eli began dating fellow Ole Miss student Abby McGrew.

The college sweethearts have been together since their university days, having first met in 2002. McGrew started a career in fashion, working as an account executive for designer Pamella Roland in New York City. Fortunately, Eli moved around the same time to play for the Giants, and in 2008, the couple wed in Los Cabos, Mexico. They have since had four children, daughters Ava Frances, Lucy Thomas, and Caroline Olivia, and son Charles "Charlie" Elisha.

Adam Archuleta's wife is Playboy model Jennifer Walcott

Adam Archuleta played for Arizona State University as a linebacker, and in 1999, he was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. Archuleta's college years saw him rank well, and the St. Louis Rams picked him up in the 2001 NFL Draft. While he didn't have a long career, he spent the most time with the Rams as a safety, leaving the team in 2005 to play one season each for the Washington Redskins, the Chicago Bears, and the Oakland Raiders, though he didn't play any regular season games in 2008.

After leaving the Raiders in the pre-season, Archuleta took a gig as a football analyst with the Pac-12 Network in 2013 for college football games. He did similar work for the CBS Sports Network with NFL on CBS. His wife, Jennifer Walcott, started modeling in 2000, and before long, she was the Playmate of the Month for August 2001. She's also worked for other publications, including Maxim, Muscle Mag, Muscle & Fitness, Iron Man, and other fitness magazines.

Archuleta met Walcott in 2005 in Las Vegas. "Adam went back to LA with me, and we have been together ever since," Walcott wrote in her blog, where she posts her life experiences. "... It worked out when we were together, and I felt like I was helping him get through the season." The married pair eventually settled down, welcoming a son in 2008 — which happened on the same day Archuleta was cut by the Raiders — and having two more kids soon after.

Tim Tebow tied the knot with Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Tim Tebow made headlines when he won the Heisman Trophy as an underclassman while attending the University of Florida, becoming the first player to do so. He had an awe-inspiring college career and was selected by the Denver Broncos at the 2010 NFL Draft. Tebow started with the Broncos in the 2011 season but was traded to the New York Jets. He went on to play for the New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, though his last in-season game took place with the Jets in 2012.

Between 2016 and 2021, Tebow played on the New York Mets' minor league teams, the Syracuse Mets and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, though he never got elevated to the major leagues. His wife, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, won Miss South Africa 2017, which earned her a ticket to the Miss Universe competition the same year. She upped her game, winning that competition. Nel-Peters traveled the world in her capacity as Miss Universe, and during her reign, she met Tebow.

The couple dated for nearly two years before becoming engaged in January 2019, and they made it official the following January, marrying in Cape Town, South Africa. "I can't wait to see what our future holds," Tebow told People. "All of my dreams have come true." The couple spends much of their time working with the Tim Tebow Foundation, which works to fight human trafficking and exploitation around the world. Nel-Peters also works as a speaker and entrepreneur, and they live together with their three dogs, Chunk, Paris, and Kobe.