Players With Partners Who Stayed With Them Through Good Times and In Bad
It is a known fact that NFL players are bound to live the good life. With huge net worth which if often paired with a vast fan base, they surely know how staying in the limelight feels. Though most of them managed to live a private live, there are those who are followed around by paparazzi’s, fans, and mostly critics. Most may have had their struggles exposed, but most have amazing partners who stayed with them through it all. Things may be challenging, but with their ladies by their side, that managed to make it through.
AARON RODGERS & DANICA PATRICK
Though they may be a new couple, they did manage to stay together through the ups and downs. NFL player Aaron Rodgers stayed with the Green Bay Packers as his sporting team since 2005. With his tenure, they managed to win one Super Bowl championship to date. Just like his career, his love life is also going well. In 2018, he stared dating Danica Patrick, who is also a big name in as she is a famous race car driver. Though she already retired, she did manage to set aside investment money to keep her going.
ROB GRONKOWSKI & CAMILLE KOSTEK
Still going steady, Rob Gronkowski and his partner Camille Kostek, are a popular couple in NFL. Rob plays for New England Patriots, which tasted the sweet victory after winning the championship in Super Bowl LIII. Despite his major success, however, Rob finally decided to hang his jersey. He eventually resigned, giving him more time to spend with his partner Camille. As a model herself, the couple sure won’t be having problems with their credit scores.
JOE FLACCO & DANA FLACCO
Playing for the Baltimore Ravens for almost a decade, Joe Flacco eventually moved to a different team — the Denver Broncos in 2019. Whichever team he chooses to play for, his wife, Dana Flacco, still supports him. The couple started as high school sweethearts and eventually tied the knot in 2011. The couple shares five children. Four out of five are boys, which can be a handful, but fans are rooting for them to join NFL too. With the amount of his earning, his children won’t have to worry about student loans, as their future is already set.
EZEKIEL ELLIOTT & HALLE WOODARD
Two years may be a short time for some, but Ezekiel Elliot and Halle Woodard do know what it’s like to be in love and stay in love. Elliot may be one of the younger guys in the NFL, but he does have a lot of accomplishments. Playing for the Dallas Cowboys, he started his professional career in 2016. By 2017, he eventually met his partner, Halle. Though they managed to stay low key, they might as well just start doing investment planning as a couple to secure their future.
JJ WATT & KEALIA OHAI
Though he played for Wisconsin Badgers for a year, he eventually moved to Houston Texans in 2011. He eventually became part of the team, where they managed to take part in a total of five Pro Bowls. He was even named as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year three times. With his career success comes a successful love life as well. He and his fiancé, Kealia Ohai got engaged in 2019. Though they were not able to mention when their wedding date would be, we’re sure they have already put in a lot of investments in it.
TROY POLAMALU & THEODORA HOLMES
Talking about long term relationships, Troy Polamalu and his wife, Theodora Holmes, got married in 2005. Troy held his career as part of the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning two Super Bowl Championships with the team. As for his wife, Theodora Holmes, NFL isn’t something new. Her brother, Alex Holmes, is part of the NFL as well. The couple has two sons, Ephraim and Paisios, who sure won’t have any problems with student loans in the future.
VERNON DAVIS & KAYLA SORTOR
Vernon Davis is one of the most loved players in the NFL. He is playing for the Washington Redskins since 2016. However, it was with his previous team, the Denver Broncos, that Vernon tasted victory. They won the Super Bowl 50 championships. Along with him is his partner, Kayla Sortor. They met in DC and eventually got engaged in 2018. His proposal was something big as he even hired skydivers to help him pop the question. With a big yes, their wedding details aren’t announced yet. Given his credit score, they can surely have the grandest wedding they want.
ALEX SMITH & ELIZABETH SMITH
Alex Smith may be an active member of Washington Redskins, but he also played for different teams. He’s played for San Francisco 49ners and Kansas City Chiefs. Despite playing for different teams, his wife, Elizabeth Smith, is one woman who never left her side. Smith herself was also a cheerleader for Oakland Raiders. The duo has been together since 2009, and are still going strong. With the investments she’s made from cheerleading, she decided to transition into a bigger role, by being a full-time mom. She stayed active in her social media account as she already managed to gather more than 18k followers.
JOE HADEN & SARAH HADEN
Joe Haden managed to make a name in NFL under two Pro Bowls. Though he previously played with Cleveland Browns, he’s been a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2017. Along with is success, is his happy relationship with his wife, Sarah Mahmoodshahi. They’ve been together since 2017, and are still going strong. The duo managed to keep their personal life private. Their family stays in a peaceful neighborhood where their Ohio property is located. It’s the best investment any father could have.
CHRISTIAN PONDER & SAMANTHA PONDER
Christian Ponder started his football career as a quarterback. He played college football at Florida State University before he was drafted. All throughout his NFL career, he played for different teams, such as the Minnesota Vikings and San Fransisco 49ers. He eventually explored other investments and decided to retire. As for his personal life, he’s married to Samantha, who is an ESPN Sports show host. She also managed to hostthe Sunday NFL Countdown. In terms of their estate, the family has residences in both Arizona and New York City.
ADRIAN PERTERSON & ASHLEY PETERSON
Adrian Peterson is one of those football players who managed to build his name in the NFL. He’s been playing for the Washington Redskins since 2018. He previously played for Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints. Along with his success, is his relationship with his wife, Ashley Brown, whom he shares two kids with. Brown takes the credit for being a successful businesswoman. She runs her own company, Elizabella Cosmetics. The couple also runs an NGO known as the Adrian & Ashley Peterson Family Foundation.
RUSSELL WILSON & CIARA
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Ciara are both making huge bucks with their careers. While Wilson thrives on NFL, Ciara, on the other hand, managed to sell more than 23 million records worldwide. They’ve been dating since 2015, where they tied the knot a year after. They have one child together, but Ciara already has a son in her previous relationship with Future, the rapper. By the time 2019 approached, the couple’s net worth increased, allowing them to have more investments as Ciara started to judge in a new show. She became part of America’s Most Musical Family.
PATRICK PETERSON & ANTONIQUE LARRY
Patrick Peterson already earned a name in the football industry. He was able to take part in eight Pro Bowls, as he’s been playing since 2011. A year after launching his professional football career, he tied the knot with Antonique Peterson. She worked as a family physician based in Pheonix. They might still be waiting to have a child, but both focus on each of their careers. Despite his fantastic credit score, Peterson experienced tough times as he was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
TOM BRADY & GISELE BÜNDCHEN
More than a decade together, but these two are still madly in love. Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen’s love story may be different as they both met through a blind date. The quarterback and the supermodel met in 2006, where a mutual friend set them up. Three years later, after their first date, the couple tied the knot—credits to their successful careers as they were able to build a concrete future for their boys. Brady’s been playing for New England, the team that won in Superbowl LIII.
MATT RYAN & SARAH MARSHALL
Atlanta Falcon’s captain, Matt Ryan is keeping their game strong, and his love life stronger. In 2018, he managed to have his contract extended for another five years. And the amount? Well, it was speculated that it’s around $150 million. With that much cash, credit scores will never be a problem. As for his wife, Sarah Marshall, she stayed with the athlete through good times and the bad. She managed to live a private life, which minimized rumors and whatever Hollywood problems they might encounter.
AJ MC CARRON & KATHERINE WEBB
AJ McCarron might have played with Cincinnati Bengals for the longest time, but he eventually switched team by 2019. He moved to Houston Texans by 2019. With his astounding success, his love life is also something that’s worth the credit. He tied the knot with his wife, Katherine Webb in 2014. With their union, they shared two sons. McCarron may be earning a lot of dime, but Webb also earns on her own. Working as a fashion model, and she was even crowned as Miss Alabama in 2012.
LARRY ENGLISH & NICOLE WILLIAMS
Larry English & Nicole Williams are a well-loved duo. The couple managed to build a huge fan base when their show, Wags, made it on air. Nicole Williams was said to be a show starter, which took place because of her relationship with one of the biggest NFL players, Larry English. She may have starred in reality TV, but she also has her own career. Putting all the credit on her beautiful physique, she also works as a model with a huge following.
NELSON AGHOLOR & VIVIANA VOLPICELLI
Nelson Agholor may be one of the new players, but he does know how to make it big. He started playing for Philadelphia Eagles in 2015, where they managed to win the Super Bowl championship. He may be one of the names on the bachelor’s list, but his girlfriend, Viviana Volpicelli, won his heart. The duo is said to be dating since 2017, and they’ve been inseparable since. Agholor may be earning huge amounts, but Volpicelli managed to throw in investments on her own too. She’s a beauty icon when it comes to skincare, style, glam.
OSI UMENYIORA & LEILA LOPES
A famous NFL player and the beauty queen? Well, that match may be similar to a fairy tale, but it is true for Osi Umenyiora. Leila Lopes bagged the Miss Universe crown in 2011 after winning titles such as Miss Angola UK and other local pageants. The couple invested their time on each other. They got engaged in 2013 but waited another two years before tying the knot. Though Umenyiora had a great time with his New York Giants team, he eventually retired in 2015.
BRIAN QUICK & MICHELLE BELTRAN
Brian Quick and Michelle Beltran are among the popular NFL couples after starring in WAGS—a reality TV series that stands for “Wives and Girlfriends of Sportspersons.” The couple tied the knot in 2015, where they share one child. Prior to their relationship, however, Michelle already has a son with another football player, Joe McKnight. Along with their growing family, their net worth also increased. Michelle holds several investments in her business ventures. Though she already has her own beauty brand, she also invested in a handbag line.
JIM HARBAUGH & SARAH HARBAUGH
Eleven years and counting, Jim Harbaugh and his wife have been in a loving relationship for more than a decade. Jim used to play for NFL as a quarterback, where he lasted 14 seasons. He played between the period of 1987 until 2001. All throughout his NFL career, he managed to play for different teams, which includes Chicago Bears, and the Indianapolis Colts. Though he shifted career, he’s still within the forte, as he is working as a football coach. As for his wife, Sarah Feuerborn, she’s been her husband’s strong support system as she raises their four children. Having sufficient funds, their kids probably won’t ever have to worry about student loans.
ERIC DECKER & JESSIE JAMES
Erick Decker kicked off his NFL career when he was drafted as a wide receiver in 2010. He played for the Denver Broncos. While his career is going great, his personal life is smooth sailing as well. He tied the knot with his wife, Jessie James, in 2013, and have three children together. They share a daughter and two sons. While Decker’s name is already big enough, his wife Jessie James also holds a fair share of fame. Known to be a country singer, she also managed to land hosting stints. While Decker decided to retire in 2018, they managed to put some of their investments in a new home in Nashville.
EARL THOMAS & NINA HEISSER
Earl Tomas plays for the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL. Though he started playing football at a young age, his passion for the sport grew all through high school. By the time he reached 20, he was drafted to be part of Seattle Seahawks in 2010. He and his wife, Nina Heisser, have been together since they were in high school. Sharing three children to date, proper money management will significantly help secure their children’s future.
BEN ROETHLISBERGER & ASHLEY HARLAN
Being called as Big Ben, Roethlisberger plays under the Pittsburgh Steelers as a quarterback. Being a loyal team player, he stayed with the same team since 2004. With his thriving career, he also has a successful relationship with his wife, Ashley Harlan. They tied the knot in 2011, where they’ve been supporting each other ever since. Having several investments, they are set to have a fulfilling life ahead. Aside from being an NFL player, Roethlisberger also guest-hosted in WWE Raw. He and his teammates were also lucky to have a cameo in The Dark Knight Rises.
MARCUS SPEARS & AIYSHA SMITH
Marcus Spears built his football career when he was in college. He started at Louisiana State University, where he was eventually drafted by the Dallas Cowboys for the NFL in 2005. For eight straight seasons, he played defensive end for the team. Come 2013, he signed a two-year contract for a different team, the Baltimore Ravens. His life in the field was a success, but he eventually retired by 2014. Through ups and downs, his wife Aiysha Smith stood by him. Smith managed to put up investments of her own while she plays for WNBA in the past. Together with three kids, they are still going strong.
DEZ BRYANT & ILYNE NASH
Desmond Bryant, commonly known as Dez Bryant, is a football wide receiver. To date, he is a free agent as he had a leg injury in November 2018. By 2019, he mentioned that he is ready to pursue his career, stating that he is ready to go back to the field. He also shared that he does not have any plans to retire. In terms of his personal life, Bryant is quite happy with his long-term partner, Ilyne Nash. The duo has been together for more than a decade, where they share two children. Nash is a speech pathologist where she managed to juggle being a professional, as well as a wife and mother. With the injury that affected Bryant, we hoped his health insurance has helped him.
NAVORRO BOWMAN & MIKALE FERGUSON
NFL Players often marry their high school or college sweethearts, one of which is NaVorro Bowman. He tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend, Mikale Ferguson. Bowman previously played as a linebacker where he stayed for seven seasons with San Francisco 49ners. He then played with Oakland Raiders for one season before retiring in June 2019. At the height of his success, he and his wife surely managed to set aside investment money to get them through post-retirement.
MATT FORTE & DANIELLE DANIELS
Matthew Forte, a Louisiana native playing as a football running back, has eventually retired. He created a career for himself by playing a total of 10 seasons in the NFL. He started in 2008 under Chicago Bears and played for eight strong years. He then played for more years in different teams, such as the New York Jets and Tulane Green Wave. As for his personal life, he tied the knot with his wife, Danielle Daniels, in 2011. The couple shares three children. Though he already retired, he must have put in some investments to keep them secured.
CARSON PALMER & SHAELYN PALMER
Tying the knot with his college sweetheart in 2003, Carson Palmer and Shaelyn Palmer are still going strong despite the years. His wife, Shaelyn, was also an athlete as she’s a soccer player under Southern California University. As of this date, she decided to be a hands-on mother where they live in their real estate property in Sun Valley. With a net worth like these sports superstars’, their children probably won’t have any problems with student loans in the future.
COLIN KAPERNICK & NESSA DIAB
Colin Kaepernick is one of the popular names in the NFL. Though one of the most controversial, he still managed to be a free agent for San Francisco 49ers. He and his partner, Nessa Diab, who is a radio host, have been dating since 2015. Known for hosting iHeartRadio Music Festival and MTV’s Girl Code, she does have hefty investments on her own. While they haven’t tied the knot yet, fans can’t help but wish that it will happen real soon.
KURT WARNER & BRENDA WARNER
Talk about long term relationships, Kurt and Brenda Warner have been together for more than two decades. Warner plays for the NFL under three different teams. He was part of St. Louis Rams, New York Giants, and Arizona Cardinals. While he made it big in the world of sports, most of his experience allowed him to gain credit for working hard. He even worked as a night stock clerk in the past. As for Brenda, she previously worked as a Marine Veteran, but she is currently working as a nurse.
DAVID JOHNSON & MEGHAN BROCK
He may be one of the youngest players, but David Johnson was drafted by the Northern Iowa Panthers in 2010, and later by the Arizona Cardinals back in 2015. Having a great career while enjoying what he is doing, Johnson managed to sign a $39 million contract. As for his personal life, his wife, Megan Brock, was given credit for being part of the documentary series titled All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals. We’re pretty sure they’re having the time of their lives as they are still going strong.
JORDY NELSON & EMILY NELSON
Talk about puppy love and high school sweethearts, Jordy Nelson and his wife Emily, does have one of the cutest love stories. They tied the knot in 2007, but they’ve been in a relationship for the longest time. They’ve been together since they were in sixth grade but broke up when they reached seventh. The couple eventually got back together when they were in high school. To date, Jordy is a father of three, which includes the daughter that they adopted. Being a Christian family, they managed to invest time in their relationship and their family. Jordy enjoyed his time in the NFL since 2008, where he played for Green Bay Packers. He eventually decided to move forward with his retirement in 2019.
GREG OLSEN & KARA DOOLEY
More than ten years together and still going strong. Greg Olsen is one of the NFL players who enjoy being a family man. He started his career while playing football at the University of Miami. He then got drafted to play for Chicago Bears in 2007. Taking the position of being the tight end for the team, he eventually moved to Carolina Panthers. Aside from his football career, he is also known as the founder of Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation, a cancer research funding organization. The foundation started in 2009. To date, Olsen is living a happy married life to Kara Dooley and three of their children. With an astounding net worth, student loans will never be an issue.
DEREK CARR & HEATHER NEEL
Starting his career in his high school football team, Derek Carr worked his way up to where he is now. As of this date, he plays as a quarterback for the Oakland Raiders under the NFL since 2014. Part of his inspiration was his brother, David Carr, who also was an NFL quarterback. Talking about serendipity, he met his future wife, Heather Neel, at a restaurant. Neel worked as a waitress for the place, and the duo eventually fell in love. They then tied the knot in June 2012. The couple shares three sons. Having a huge net worth, they will no longer have issues when it comes to credit loans and other financial woes.
CHARLES & JACKIE TILLMAN
Charles Tillman is one of the biggest names in the NFL. He played under Chicago Bears and also with the Carolina Panthers. Though he retired from Football early, he pursued a different career path. He managed to earn a badge as an FBI agent. At the height of his career, he met the person who’d keep him company, Jackie Tillman. They tied the knot in 2005. They share four children, with three daughters and a son. The couple put a portion of their money as investment for research in the medical field through their the Cornerstone Foundation. They aim to help sick children in Chicago after their youngest daughter suffered from a sickness that required a heart transplant.
RODNEY PEETE & HOLLY ROBINSON
Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson are one of those celebrity power couples. While Rodney is known as an NFL quarterback, Holly, on the other hand, is a singer. When Robinson was asked what kept their relationship strong, she mentioned that their 20-second hug allowed them to form a strong bond. She added that the other person must allow the hug, even if the other does not feel like it. Things worked out great in the NFL for Rodney, but he eventually ended his football career. He now gets credit for working as a co-host in the radio show, NBA Lunch Time with Roggin and Rodney.
DASHON GOLDSON & ASHLEY NORTH
Dashon Goldson & Ashley North managed to stay together, even through the tough times. In their over ten years of union, the couple shares two daughters. Although they haven’t tied the knot yet, the engaged couple considers family time as one of their most significant investments. Goldson already retired from the NFL. But at the span of his stay, he managed to play for Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, and Atlanta Falcons.
COREY & FAVEN LIUGET
Seven years and counting. Corey Liuget and Faven Liuget are still going strong. Corey, who started his football career back in college, played in Illinois. He then got drafted under the San Diego Chargers in 2011, which was his NFL team for many years. He then signed under the Buffalo Bills by 2019. Corey and Faven managed to live their life discreetly. They’ve been mum about their wedding, yet they are still going strong through the years with two children. With Corey’s income, credit scores would not be an issue when it comes to their finances.
TONY GONZALEZ & OCTOBER GONZALEZ
Though they didn’t have a legally binding union, Tony and October Gonzalez managed to stay in a loving relationship. Unlike most couples, they preferred to have a commitment ceremony instead of having a marriage. What the couple chose to do seem to work, as they look happy and thriving together. To date, Tony has a total of four children, including his one from a previous relationship. Today, he works for CBC’s tv show, The NFL Today. Though he may not be on the field often, he credits the majority of his success during his NFL career.
Shaquille O’Neal and Annie Ilonzeh
Shaquille O’Neal has been in numerous relationships, but it looks like he has found the one in Annie Ilonzeh. The two are often seen out and about and always look in their best mood when together. They were seen enjoying the streets of Spain together and were also seen holding hands in New York City. Shaquille and Annie may have a 10-year age difference, but it seems to be a norm in the entertainment world today.
Annie is an actress who is best known for her role as Maya Ward in the long-running daytime soap opera General Hospital. She was also part of the Charlie’s Angels reboot, and her other acting credits include Arrow, Drop Dead Diva, and Empire. Annie may be the newest girlfriend of Shaquille, but fans hope that she will be the last. Will they take their romance to another level?
Gerard Piqué and Shakira
Shakira and Gerard Piqué’s relationship is the ultimate couple goals! These two have been together since 2011, and he’s the only partner that the 44-year-old singer has been with. Their decade of romance gave them two beautiful kids, Sasha and Milan Piqué Mebarak.
Shakira met Gerard at a time she was feeling hopeless about finding love. They first met on the set of her music video Waka Waka, which featured the 34-year-old star as one of the footballers in it. A relationship that started with a letter ended in a lifetime of romance. The couple started dating in 2011, and despite the 10-year age gap, they quickly hit it off. After a year, they welcomed their first kid, which was followed by another one in 2013. Though the two are yet to officially tie the knot, the degree of love they have for each other is evidently incredible.
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and Kelsey Henson
Fans will probably remember Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO series Game of Thrones. The show put him in the spotlight, but he’s best known as an Icelandic strongman. He’s the first person to win the Arnold Strongman Classic, thanks to his incredible strength and heavily-toned body. He has definitely put a lot of investment into bulking up, but he is more inspired by having his wife, Kelsey Henson, by his side.
The couple tied the knot in 2018 and became not just husband and wife but business partners, too. As both fitness enthusiasts, they run a gym together called Thor’s Power Gym. They were even generous enough to share their workout routines on Instagram with their followers. If Hafþór already has a name in this field, Kelsey is now on her way to be a fitness expert. These two may have never done it without each other.
Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson found the one for her in the form of former footballer tight end Eric Johnson. They exchanged vows in 2014 and now share three kids, Birdie Mae, Maxwell Drew, and Ace Knute Johnson. It was love at first sight for the 40-year-old singer when they first met back in 2010. Everything began when Eric knocked on her cottage door — she let him enter and never let him leave.
Jessica revealed she fell head over heels in love with Eric that day. Eleven years may have passed, but the couple is more in love with each other today. The pair never denied that they had a whirlwind-kind of romance, but they managed to seamlessly settle into their new lives. Now that they have become a family of five, Jessica believes they had achieved a degree of love that is highest of high.
LeBron James and Savannah Brinson
You can give LeBron James a lot of basketball-related credits, but you can commend him more for being a faithful husband to his wife, Savannah Brinson, of eight years. LeBron and Savannah have been married since 2013 and now have three kids, Bronny, Zhuri, and Bryce Maximus James. The two have been together long before they tied the knot. They first met when they were only in high school, thanks to a mutual friend. He then invited her to watch one of his games, and from there, the rest is history.
LeBron revealed Savannah had been with him since he had absolutely nothing. She stayed by his side when he was down, and he believes he wouldn’t be where he is today if not for her. This may be the secret to their longstanding relationship, which is now over two decades. LeBron is now heavily regarded as one of the greatest NBA players in history.
Kris Humphries and Ashley Rang
It looks like Kris Humphries is ready for a serious relationship with his new model girlfriend, Neyleen Ashley. The couple is often seen together, enjoying each other’s company whether at the beach or on-board a plane. They probably don’t mind spending a lot of cash on gas just to be together, out and about, having their much-needed relaxing time.
Kris and Ashley usually post their photos together on Instagram, showing everyone how much they love each other and taking advantage of the time they spend with one another. They obviously can’t keep their hands off of each other—that is how in love they are. A source even said Kris is delighted by his current romance. They are even happier knowing they have each other. Despite the negative talk about them, Kris and Ashley will continue dating and doing what makes them the happiest.
Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian
It looks like Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian are really meant for each other. After a scandalous breakup, the two are officially back together, and their daughter, True Thompson, is truly the happiest. After their controversial split in 2019, the couple was surrounded by a lot of rekindled romance rumors.
They were seen together on a number of occasions and even lived with one another while co-parenting their kid. No one believed they were only amicable until Khloé finally gave in. In a post on Instagram, the reality star shared they had been through a lot of things designed to break them apart, but they came out much stronger. She now gives Tristan credit for being her best friend and the father that he is. Although some fans can’t believe these revelations, others support Khloé’s decision.
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson
Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole Johnson may have had an on-again-off-again relationship, but they remain at each other’s side. They dated for eight years and broke up for three years, but still got engaged in 2015. Though it was a tough breakup, Nicole revealed it was one of the best things that happened to their relationship.
They grew up becoming more mature and ended up marrying each other in 2016. Michael and Nicole worked out on themselves before they fully committed to a much serious relationship. They invested in themselves even more, and helped each other become better people to a certain degree. The couple took advantage of their time apart to fully appreciate one another. Michael and Nicole have been married for five years and share three kids, Boomer Robert, Maverick Nicolas, and Beckett Richard Phelps, who all look like their father.
CARMELO ANTHONY & LA LA ANTHONY
The partnership of Carmelo and La La Anthony is really something. They are one of the industry’s most prominent power couples. The former is an American professional basketball player who has an impressive record. For starters, he was dubbed an NBA All-Star ten times. The latter is one of the most talented personalities in Hollywood. La La is not only an actress. She can also take credit for being a producer, author, and businesswoman.
The couple has been together for more than a decade. However, they don’t just have years to boast. The two have gone through a lot of ups and downs together. Amidst all the controversies and trials that have emerged, the couple was able to stay strong. More importantly, they have stayed together. This is one union that had been tested over time. I think we can all agree that this couple is shatterproof.
TONY PARKER & AXELLE FRANCINE
Tony Parker is probably one of the most amazing players in professional basketball. He holds quite an impressive record. For one, he was named the 2007 NBA Final’s Most Valuable Player. Keeping an incredible record inside the court was not easy, of course. It needed a lot of time and practice outside of actual plays. This meant Tony needed to balance his time with other things to a degree — not an easy feat. Despite that, we can say he has been trying his best. It’s also a good thing that he has a loving and understanding partner during times like these. Axelle Francine tied the knot with the player in 2014. While she has been keeping a low profile, we do know two things about her. One, she is a journalist. Two, while she’s not that into PDA, her love and support for the player are evident. Even after all the problems and trials they faced, she didn’t just pull out when the tides rose.
CHRIS BOSH & ADRIENNE WILLIAMS
The union of Chris Bosh and Adrienne Williams is truly one for the books. For one, the couple’s wedding was dubbed the Royal Wedding of Miami. It was one of the most lavish and extravagant weddings that have ever happened in the land. I think we can all agree that Williams deserved no less. She has been a very loving and supportive partner to Bosh. Time and time again, she has proven that she’ll be loyal to him no matter what. Before they got to their happily ever after, the player faced some problems with his former partner. Despite this, Williams stayed on and didn’t pull out her investments in the relationship. They got married in 2011 and will be celebrating their tenth anniversary soon. Currently, they have five youngsters that will stay with them as they brave more storms together.
GREAT KHALI & HARMINDER KAUR
Dalip Singh Rana was born on August 27, 1972, at Dhiraina, Himachal Pradesh, India. He is best known for his ring name, The Great Khali. He became known and famous for his amazing skills. He even became a World Heavyweight Champion. This made him the first Indian to hold a championship in the promotion’s history. Aside from being a great wrestler, Khali was and currently is an even greater lover. To be fair, his wife, Harminder Kaur, appears to be an equally loving partner. With everything that the wrestler has had to face, Kaur stayed put and continued supporting him. The couple doesn’t only have their years to brag. They have gone through several storms and hurdles already, but they are still standing strong. They show that once you invest in someone, you don’t just pull out your investments when the going gets rough.
TRIPLE H & STEPHANIE MCMAHON
Paul Michael Levesque was born on July 27, 1969, in New Hampshire. He is best referred to by his ring name, Triple H. He is best known for being a professional wrestler, but he is a lot of other things. He is also a business executive, philanthropist, and actor. It’s quite evident that the star has a busy schedule. Furthermore, his involvement in all these fields has also introduced him to different problems. It’s a good thing he’s not alone in facing all the challenges! In 2003, he married Stephanie McMahon. The player’s partner is also a professional wrestler and businesswoman. Being part of the same world, she was able to understand and share in the problems Levesque had to face. They are a couple that has been tried and tested. We have to give them credit. With the number of hardships they have faced, I think we can say that their union is definitely rock-steady.
BIG SHOW & BESS KATRAMADOS
Paul Donald Wight II was born on February 8, 1972, in South Carolina. He is best known as a professional wrestler. However, he is also an actor and a professional wrestling commentator. Inside the ring, he is best referred to as Big Show. While he has an incredible record and career, his life outside of the ring is quite impressive and inspiring as well. In 2002, he married Bess Katramados. The couple is considered the most romantic duo in the world of WWE. Every fan would be able to see why. While they have definitely seen good days, they have also seen some bad days. Despite all the issues and problems that each of them faced, they have remained together. Their relationship is one that has been tested and tried. We have to give them credit for braving all those hardships.
MARK MCGWIRE & STEPHANIE SLEMER
Mark David McGwire was born on October 1, 1963. He is best known as an American former professional baseball first baseman, and widely known by his nickname Big Mac. He is known as a legend in his field, but with his highs, he also had his lows. His name was involved in a few issues. However, he didn’t face all of it alone! Stephanie Slemer stuck with him through thick and thin. She helped and supported him through it all. Their relationship is one that has been tested and has proven its durability. That’s not all! They have also helped others in facing hurdles. Together, the two found the Mark McGwire Foundation for Children, an organization focused on supporting agencies that help children. We definitely have to give the couple some credit. The world threw them lemons, and they made lemonade!
ANDY MURRAY & KIM SEARS
Andy Murray is a name that definitely rings and echoes in the world of professional tennis. With his impressive record, it would be hard to forget him. For forty-one weeks, he was ranked world number one by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He has won three Grand Slam singles titles, two of which were in Wimbledon. Trying to maintain his incredible streak was not easy in the slightest. Furthermore, he has experienced quite a few roadblocks along the way. Fortunately, he found a partner that helped him through everything. With his highs and with his downs, good days and bad days, Kim Sears stayed with him. The two got married in 2015. Since then, they have been braving storms together. Sears made investments in their relationship and has been standing by it. Just like how love is supposed to be.
JOE FLACCO AND DANA GRADY
Joe Flacco is a quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Flacco has spoken about his personal life and posted pictures of his children on social media since joining the NFL, but fans don’t know anything about his wife.
Flacco and Grady started dating during their senior year at Audubon High School and became high school sweethearts. The couple got engaged after two years of dating and got married in 2011. They returned to the football field at Audubon High, where Flacco had played as a child, but this time he waited for his bride to snap him the ball. She stuck with him for his whirlwind college career that saw him move from Pittsburgh to Division I-AA Delaware, and she’s been with him ever since he’s risen to become one of the NFL’s most famous and well-paid quarterbacks. With the investments that they both share, we are sure that their five kids will have a bright future ahead of them.
PHIL MICKELSON AND AMY MICKELSON
Since the couple met, Amy Mickelson has been a constant companion and inspiration to husband Phil. He had a professional degree in golf when he met Amy at Arizona State University in 1992. Phil was a senior at the time, and Amy was a junior who was also a member of the Phoenix Suns NBA cheerleading team. The pair appeared on a tennis court for their first date, and the rest is history.
Theirs was one of the most prosperous pro sports partnerships, and they have three children together. They’ve all been through several health scares, but Phil stood by her to support her. Phil has suffered some heartbreaking defeats throughout the years, and Amy has always been there to console him. Now married for more than 20 years, Amy is widely admired and has become a kind of den mother to other PGA Tour wives and girlfriends.
KOBE BRYANT AND VANESSA BRYANT
Kobe Bryant was renowned for his legendary basketball career, but he was first and foremost a family guy. Vanessa and Kobe first met in 1999 on the set of the music video for G’ed Up. She was working as a backup dancer while he was already a basketball superstar. Although Vanessa was still in high school, they immediately hit it off and began dating. Kobe realized he found the love of his life six months later. Vanessa accepted his proposal, but they agreed she should enroll in an independent study program to finish high school and escape questions about his fiancée’s age.
The couple almost separated, but luckily, Vanessa felt confident enough in her partnership with Kobe to announce their settlement to the rest of the world. The pair attended several events together, and Vanessa was by his side as Kobe moved into new positions following his retirement from basketball. Kobe did not just leave wealth and investments to his family, but his legacy is for the books.
DIRK NOWITZKI AND JESSICA OLSSON
After 21 years playing on the court, the greatest player to ever wear a Dallas Mavericks uniform made his retirement official. His wife, Jessica Olsson, was there for him during all of those ups and downs, providing unwavering support. Jessica and Dirk met at a charity event for the Sports for Education and Economic Growth Project (SEED) in 2010. Olsson was a member of the SEED host committee at the time. They were intellectually compatible, and after two years of dating, they got married in three separate ceremonies in Kenya, Germany, and their hometown, Dallas.
Jessica is now using her status to support others while raising three adorable children. Now that Nowitzki is no longer in the league, he intends to spend more time with his children. While their marriage once raised eyebrows, they proved to the world that their family is one of their most significant investments.
ROGER FEDERER AND MIRKA FEDERER
Roger Federer is one of the most prominent tennis athletes of all time, with a record of 20 Grand Slam titles to his credit. He has been remarkably consistent throughout his career, and the eight-time Wimbledon champion attributes much of his success to his wife, Mirka. She has been by Roger’s side for most of his illustrious tennis career, accompanying him to almost all of the tournaments he competes in.
Roger first glanced at Mirka when they were both representing Switzerland at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The two shared a dorm room in the athletes’ village and fell in love with each other at that point. Mirka became Federer’s manager after their marriage but stepped down from that role to concentrate on raising their two sets of twins. In Federer’s path from one success to the next, Mirka has become the only constant. Through all of his ups and downs, she has stood by him and is one of his most ardent supporters.
SHAWN BRADLEY AND CARRIE CANNON
Shawn Bradley is a former NBA player who played center for several notable NBA teams. After his first marriage ended, the NBA player married his now-wife, Carrie Cannon, and has a new family in St George, Utah. He introduced his two adolescent sons into Cannon’s family, which already included her three children. After he retired, his five teenagers kept him busier than ever. He also became a coach and counsellor at a school for at-risk youths.
Unfortunately, Bradley recently got into a major accident. Though his life has changed drastically, his wife and their children provide him with the comfort and help he needs to cope. While Cannon seems to have a lot on her plate with five children and a husband who now requires a lot more of her attention, she was able to manage all of these through her influence and investments.
KEVIN GARNETT AND KRISTEN LIVE
Kevin Maurice Garnett is an NBA basketball player who began his illustrious career with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA draft. He set another record as the longest active tenure of any player in the NBA with a single franchise. Garnett has been selected to 15 NBA All-Star Games, earning the All-Star MVP award in 2003. He currently holds several Timberwolves franchise records that are unrivaled. He not only helped the team secure its first NBA championship since 1986, but he also finished third in the MVP voting.
After his failed marriage with Brandi Padilla, he is rumored to be dating Instagram influencer Kristen Live. The young model graduated with a degree in Psychology and is best known for her eponymous site, where she posts personal and lifestyle images. While they are both famous in their rights, they chose to keep their relationship away from the public eye.
MAGIC JOHNSON AND EARLITHA KELLY
As the saying goes, behind a man’s success is a woman. Magic Johnson, a former American basketball player, and his wife Earlitha Kelly, also known as Cookie Johnson, are the perfect epitome of this quote. The Hall of Famer established himself as one of the greatest of all time during his playing career. Johnson stayed in the public eye in the years since, yet he has continued to retain an unusual degree of privacy for someone of his prominence.
While Earvin is better recognized for his basketball talents, he is best known for being a family man. Cookie and Earvin met when they were both 18-year-old freshmen in college in 1977. They dated for 12 years and tied the knot in 1991. Earlitha has overcome many challenges in her married life. Despite their rocky start, their almost three-decade relationship has been a lifetime passion.
IVO KARLOVIC AND ALSI KARLOVIC
Ivo Karlovic is the world’s tallest tennis player, standing at nearly 7 feet tall and wearing a size 16 shoe. He is a serve-and-volley who holds the official record for the fastest serve in professional tennis. Ivo’s unusual size and colossal serve shaped his degree of success, but his wife also played a significant part in his fame. He has been married to Alsi Karlovic since 2005. The couple shares two children. Karlovic has continued to play tennis well into his late 30s, serving as a model of endurance.
Unfortunately, a mysterious illness shook the athlete during his playing career. After being hospitalized, he recovered at the age of 34. His wife is known to have taken good care of him in such dire situations and is known to be one of his healing motivations. With the help of his family, he’s regained his impulse and can go winning again.
ANDREI KIRILENKO AND MASHA LOPATOVA
Basketball has increased in popularity around the world in recent years. As a result, European players such as Andrei Kirilenko proved their worth on the NBA scene. Kirilenko quickly developed himself as a gifted young player, earning a spot on the NBA’s All-Rookie Team during his first season in America. Kirilenko took over as the commissioner of the Russian Basketball Federation shortly after his playing career ended. Not only does that job presumably pay well, but it also keeps him in the public eye.
Kirilenko gained fame and investments due to his basketball career, and he has his wife, Masha, to thank for that. The two met through her job at a marketing agency, and they married shortly after. They moved to the United States after he was drafted by the NBA’s Utah Jazz in 1999. Together, they founded Kirilenko’s Kids, a charitable organization that helps underprivileged kids locally and in Russia.
NIKOLAI VALUEV AND GALINA VALUEV
Nikolai and Galina Valuev have been married for over 15 years, have three children, and consider themselves the perfect couple. They first laid eyes at a mutual friend’s birthday party in 1999. There was the first meeting, then a second, and then a third. The dates started on time, twice a week.
Nikolai was always so fearsome and intimidating in the ring, but he is so sweet and loving when it comes to his family. He looks after his wife with great tenderness. Almost two decades have passed, and they are still both in love with each other. They built a traditional family, with the husband looking after the family’s financial investments and the wife guarding the hearth. She has always been his dependable backside and enjoys being the keeper of their warm world. Galina assists her husband in all matters, knowing that he will always protect her and her children from adversity and inclement weather.
PAU GASOL AND CATHERINE MCDONNELL
Throughout his career, Pau Gasol established a certain degree of fame that remains unrivaled. Gasol is currently a player of the San Antonio Spurs and has surpassed 20,000 points in his career. Gasol has two NBA championship rings already, but his marriage to Catherine McDonnell takes the cake. They made their relationship official in 2016 after spending some dreamy holidays in Mexico together. Later that year, Gasol realized Catherine was the love of his life and proposed to her in a romantic Instagram post. The basketball player used the platform once more a year later to announce his marriage.
They never missed out on dinners, journeys, matches, or dates, which could be one of the secrets of their successful relationship. Completing the picture of a happy family, they welcomed their child recently. The couple named their baby after the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Gianna.
PETER CROUCH AND ABBEY CLANCY
He is a former England international who has been scoring goals for fun for the past two decades. She is the Strictly Come Dancing champion and a catwalk queen. Together, they have become one of the most famous couples globally. Crouch and Clancy first met in Liverpool soon after the striker arrived from Southampton and before Abbey soared to fame on Britain’s Next Top Model. They declared their engagement in 2009 and tied the knot two years later. Their first child was born three months before the wedding, and the second one was born in June 2015.
Abbey is a model and TV host, while Peter plays for Stoke City and despite their challenging careers, the couple prioritizes spending time alone together. They managed to keep their love strong throughout the years while juggling their jobs, investments, and four kids.
JARED POBRE AND STACY KEIBLER
Even though Stacy Keibler never won a championship during her time in the ring, she successfully won Jared Pobre’s heart. Keibler first strutted into the sports entertainment scene after winning WCW’s national quest for a new Nitro Girl. She used her 42-inch stems to break down barriers and become one of WCW’s most admired talents. She retired from wrestling when she was at the height of her fame to focus on acting and modeling, featuring various well-known magazines such as Form and others.
In a surprise beach wedding in Mexico, the blond beauty married her now-husband, Jared. He is a successful entrepreneur who founded Future Ads, a company specializing in online advertising and ad distribution. It took Jared and Stacy a long time to get their investments to where they wanted them to be, but they are now multi-millionaires due to their efforts.
TIGER WOODS AND ERICA HERMAN
Tiger Woods’ tumultuous love life has had as many ups and downs as his golf career, and many people are eager to learn more about the woman by his side after the athlete’s serious car crash. The links legend appears to have finally found his stride when dating only one woman, his current girlfriend, Erica Herman.
Herman and the golf icon were first seen together at the Presidents Cup in 2017. Herman wore a badge reserved for the girlfriends and wives of players at the tournament, which sparked their dating rumors. Herman often travels with Woods to his games and was present when he won his fifteenth major championship at the 2019 Masters. Woods finally seems to be comfortable off the course and on it as he nears the end of his career. According to sources, the couple lives together with his children in their investment home.
THE UNDERTAKER & MICHELLE MCCOOL
Mark Calaway may not be a name that most people will remember but his wrestling persona, The Undertaker, is credited as a legend in the ring. Known for his stints along the lines of macabre, The Undertaker is among the best wrestlers in the World Wrestling Entertainment family. His reputation led to numerous headlining performances that made him worth every ounce of investment poured into his career. The Undertaker began his long-time career with WWE in 1990. One of his most prominent career highlights happened in 1999 during a 12-minute match with Stone Cold Steve Austin. He was unstoppable during the height of his career, but age caught up with The Lord of Darkness. In the later part of his wrestling days, The Undertaker saw a decline in his performance.
Love helped The Undertaker get up on his feet. He married fellow wrestler Michelle McCool in 2010 and have been together even until his eventual retirement from wrestling.
STEVE AUSTIN & KRISTIN AUSTIN
Stone Cold Steve Austin rose to prominence during the height of his professional wrestling career. One of his most promising highlights was in 1999 when he came face-to-face with The Undertaker. He was the icon of the Attitude Era in World Wrestling Entertainment. During his prime years, Austin received several championship belts. It is without a doubt that he has the unique credit as one of the most prolific wrestlers in the history of WWE. Outside of his wrestling career, Austin also appeared in a couple of television programs, including Celebrity Deathmatch, The Bernie Mac Show, and Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge. His celebrity status came with challenges in keeping his image in the entertainment industry.
Despite the hurdles in his life, Austin found love and support in the arms of his wife Kristin, whom he married in 2009. The couple of twelve years have been inseparable ever since.
DWAYNE JOHNSON & LAUREN HASHIAN
Dwayne Johnson has come a long way from his days as a wrestler to being a Hollywood treasure now. However, prior to standing in the limelight of fame, Johnson started his roots during his collegiate days. He became a football champion while earning his college degree at the University of Miami. Although his dreams of entering the NFL were cut short, Johnson did not let this stop him from aspiring for greatness. He ventured into the world of wrestling, where he earned his ring name ‘The Rock.’ Thanks to his new-found fame, Johnson smoothly transitioned into the acting world. His first leading role came in the 2002 film The Scorpion King. This was followed by more projects such as Get Smart, Doom, and Rampage.
Johnson is one of the most bankable actors in the industry. His success wouldn’t be complete without the support of his wife Lauren, whom he met while on the set of The Game Plan. The couple shares two daughters named Tiana and Jasmine.
HULK HOGAN & JENNIFER MCDANIEL
Although retired, Hulk Hogan remains to be a legacy in the world of wrestling. His name alone stands as an icon for aspiring wrestlers-to-be and fans alike. His career in the field started way back in 1977. However, he gained international prominence in 1983 when World Wrestling Federation took him under its wing. Outside of his wrestling career, Hogan ventured into the world of acting. He starred in a couple of films, such as Rocky III, No Holds Barred, The Secret Agent Club, Muppets from Space, and Santa with Muscles. Hogan clearly has a ton of gas left in the tank as he also has television appearances in Brooke Knows Best, Hogan Knows Best, and American Gladiators. Through the ups and downs of his career, Hogan found strength in his wife Jennifer. The couple got married in 2010 and have been inseparable ever since.
SERENA WILLIAMS & ALEXIS OHANIAN
Serena Williams is a legend on the tennis court. She became one of the best players in the sport throughout her career. Her fame made her one of the most influential women in the world. She serves as an inspiration to myriads of her fans. Like most strong-woman-icons, it is hard to imagine how Williams manages to juggle both her hectic schedule and personal life. However, love found the tennis champion in the form of Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit. News of the couple’s engagement in 2016 spread like electricity, and fans all over the world could not help but gush about how perfect they are together. Williams and Ohanian welcomed their daughter Olympia in September 2017. Their New Orleans wedding followed two months later in November.
Ohanian is often seen on the sideline of Williams’ games giving his all-out support. He is, without a doubt, her number one fan.
MICHAEL JORDAN & YVETTE PRIETO
When retired NBA superstar Michael Jordan met model Yvette Prieto in a nightclub in 2007, they immediately clicked with each other. They started to date and moved in together in 2009. In 2011, Jordan proposed to Prieto, and on April 27, 2013, they tied the knot at a ceremony in Florida. It was reported that the wedding cost around $10 million. Luckily, it wasn’t a problem since Jordan has five massive properties and other successful ventures. They also signed a prenuptial agreement together, which was arranged by their lawyers prior to their marriage.
Since then, the couple has remained fully committed and loving towards one another. They now have two children, twins Victoria and Ysabel, born in 2014. From his previous marriage, Jordan has three children, Jeffrey, Marcus, and Jasmine. Currently, Jordan, Prieto, and their children live in a mansion in Florida.
Charles Barkley and Maureen Blumhardt
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has been with his wife Maureen Blumhardt for more than 30 years. They first met during the 1980s in a restaurant in Pennsylvania. At the time, Barkley was playing for the Philadelphia 76ers and Blumhardt was working for a modeling agency. Their relationship was often the source of gossip and intrigue. Regardless, the couple tied the knot in 1989 and remained married ever since. Barkley remains to be quite active in the world of NBA today as a sports commentator.
The couple has one child, daughter Christiana, who was born in the same year her parents married. Recently, she got married to the founder of tech startup DemanByte Ilya Hoffman in March 2021. As for Barkley and Blumhardt, they currently live in a $2.8 million home in Arizona, which is a big investment for the couple.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Habiba Abdul-Jabbar
One of the greatest basketball players of all time, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become an icon not just in basketball but also in popular culture. While he is single today, he had been in three relationships throughout his life, with his relationship with Habiba being the most notable. Shortly after his conversion to Islam, Abdul-Jabbar tied the knot with Habiba in May 1971. Throughout their relationship, Habiba gave birth to three children, Habiba, Sultana, and Kareem Jr. Their marriage lasted until 1978. However, they remained loving and caring to their children, with both making investments towards their upbringing. Abdul-Jabbar had another son, Amir, from his relationship with Cheryl Pistono.
Today, Kareem has been focused on a myriad of works such as writing, acting, and activism. He has written numerous books about African-American history and mystery stories. He also became involved in screenwriting and has a writing credit in an episode of the neo-noir series Veronica Mars.
MASTER P & SONYA C
Master P, real name Percy Miller, is well-known for founding the record label No Limit Records, which carried some of the most prominent hip-hop personalities, such as Snoop Dogg, C-Murder, and Magic. He also dabbled in basketball, with numerous games played in the NBA in the 90s. Aside from that, the hip-hop icon is known for his long relationship with Sonya Miller. The couple tied the knot in 1989. They had seven children, Romeo, Vercy, Hercy, Mercy, Tytana, Inty, and Itali, throughout the years. Romeo is among the most well-known, as he became a successful rapper, model, and businessman. The couple’s relationship lasted for 25 years until 2014.
Today, Master P is primarily focusing on his business ventures and investments. Among the pioneers in the industry, Master P has accumulated wealth worth around $250 million, making him one of the wealthiest people in the world of hip-hop.
DWIGHT HOWARD & TE’A COOPER
Philadelphia 76ers player Dwight Howard is no stranger to the headlines. Mostly concerning his numerous colorful married life. Recently, he tied the knot with WNBA player Te’a Cooper in 2020. Their relationship was already intensely scrutinized, given Howard’s past profile, as the couple has a 13 year age gap. The couple first announced their engagement in 2019, much to their fans’ surprise. Previously, Howard was married to five women and subsequently shared five children from each of them. His children are Braylon, Jade, Layla, David, and Dwight III.
While Cooper is still a newcomer into the game, Howard has already made a big name for himself since he entered into the professional sport in 2004 by signing with Orlando Magic. In the 2019-2020 season, he got signed on by the Los Angeles Lakers for $2.5 million. The Lakers’ investment paid off, as the team won the season championship, and it became Howard’s first championship win.
DWYANE WADE & GABRIELLE UNION
While he has retired from playing the sport in 2019, NBA superstar Dwyane Wade has now focused his time on his wife of six years, actress Gabrielle Union. Wade and Union first met in 2008 and dated shortly after. While they had a pause in early 2013, they reunited in December of that year and immediately got engaged. They tied the knot on August 30, 2014, in a ceremony in Miami. Together, they have a daughter, Kaavia. Wade has four children from previous relationships and marriages, Zaire, Zaya, Xavier, and Dahveon.
Currently, the couple is focusing on family life, with many of their posts on Instagram showcasing their day-to-day activities. They also have been active politically, with Union supporting numerous causes even before her marriage to Wade. As for Wade, he has gotten involved in promoting LGBT rights in light of his daughter Zaya’s outing as trans. He has made investments and voices out support for his daughter.
ALLEN IVERSON & TAWANNA TURNER TURNER
Allen Iverson is among the greatest NBA players of his generation, and his point of inspiration was his longtime partner, Tawanna Turner. They both met during high school and started dating at age 16, and tied the knot in 2001 in New Jersey. They had five children, Tiaura, Allen II, Isaiah, Messiah, and Dream, during their marriage. Unfortunately, their marriage only lasted until 2013. Even though they’re legally not married, the couple has managed to reconcile, as per Iverson’s Instagram posts. When Iverson got inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2016, he dedicated his speech to Turner, indicating that they have mended old wounds.
Iverson and Turner are currently focusing on raising their kids, especially since the former NBA star has retired from the sport in 2011, pouring a fraction of his investments into his children’s well-being. The family lives together in North Carolina and Georgia.
MIKE HARRIS & LAURA MAGUIRE
Former Premier Mike Harris has become a household name in his home province of Ontario. Initially a ski instructor, he became known for his premiership of the Province of Ontario in Canada from 1995 until his resignation in 2002. As a Progressive Conservatives member, his most noted policy was his so-called Common Sense Revolution, a program of deficit, budget, and tax reductions that his team implemented during his term. After his resignation, he mostly retired from politics.
He is married to Laura Maguire since 2005. His son Mike Jr. is also a politician and a member of his father’s party. Harris and his wife have made some business ventures over the years. One of them was in the nursing business, where both have made an investment and started a home-care franchise in 2012. It’s safe to say that his business was in stark contrast to Harris’ fiscal conservatism as Premier.
BILL WALTON & LORI MATSUOKA
While he was previously married until 1989, Bill Walton and his current wife, Lori Matsuoka, have been together for nearly three decades. The Basketball Hall of Famer first met Matsuoka during a Grateful Dead concert and ultimately tied the knot back in 1990. While they have no children together, Walton had four sons from his previous marriage with Susan Guth. The children are Luke, Chris, Nate, and Adam.
Currently, Walton is a sports commentator, while Matsuoka is an inspirational speaker. They live together in San Diego, California. Meanwhile, his sons have successful careers. Luke became an NBA player, with his most notable period happening during the 2009 and 2010 Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers, which the team won. Chris, Nate, and Adam also played professionally but ventured into different career paths, mostly in oil, real estate investments, and coaching.
JASON KIDD & PORSCHLA COLEMAN
NBA coach and former player Jason Kidd have faced a lot of ups and downs throughout his life. However, it did not stop him from marrying model Porschla Coleman. They first met in 2008 and began to date for a time. After three years, they tied the knot on September 10, 2011. Before their marriage, Coleman gave birth to their son, Chance, in 2010. Since their marriage, they also had two daughters, Noah Grace, born in 2012, and Cooper Anne, born in 2017.
Kidd continues to coach in the NBA, with his current job being an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. He has since accumulated a wealth estimated at $75 million, mostly from his royalties and investments over the years. Meanwhile, Coleman has since retired from modeling and has devoted her time to raising their kids. They live in Beverly Hills, along with three of Kidd’schildren from his previous marriage with Joumana Samaha.
STEPHEN CURRY & AYESHA CURRY
Stephen and Ayesha Curry have certainly captured the hearts of the media and sports fans alike. After all, they were childhood sweethearts whose relationship continued to blossom through adulthood. They also have one of the most enduring relationships in the world of sports, with a marriage that has withstood fame and all the things that come with it. At present, the couple has three beautiful children, for whom they are constantly making investments.
While they are busy working on individual projects, these two have mentioned time and again that they never fail to make each other their priority. Even with Curry’s high-profile basketball career and Ayesha’s highly successful culinary business, they always make time for each other and their family. Sometimes the secret to long-lasting relationships can be as simple as that: making time for the people that matter the most in life.
JOHN CENA AND SHAY SHARIATZADEH
John Cena has finally tied the knot with his girlfriend, Shay Shariatzadeh, after more than a year of dating. According to reports, the WWE superstar filed for a marriage certificate and made it official with an intimate wedding ceremony in Tampa.
Rumors about Cena and Shariatzadeh’s romance began after they were seen together, holding hands, in Canada. The couple made their romance red carpet official during the premiere night of the 2019 movie Playing with Fire. Cena proudly introduced Shariatzadeh to the world, giving her credits for being his most beautiful date. He even hinted that they met through this project, saying this film would always have a special meaning for him. Nobody knew Shariatzadeh at the time yet, until fans started digging about her. They found out she’s a successful electronics engineer who is working at Motorola Solutions and Sonatype.
LARRY BIRD & DINAH MATTINGLY
Next up, we have Larry Bird and Dinah Mattingly. There are many relationships that begin in university, but don’t quite end up in the same way theirs did. While not much is known about Mattingly’s childhood, sources do confirm that she met Bird while they were both enrolled at Indiana State University. However, unlike what others might assume, they didn’t begin a relationship until much later on. In fact, Bird was previously married to Janet Condra with whom he has one child. After they parted ways, he reunited with Mattingly.
Since then, the two have maintained a degree of privacy when it comes to their marriage. They got married in 1989 in an intimate ceremony and have two adopted children of their own. Even during the peak of Bird’s success, the family preferred to stay out of the spotlight. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why they lasted for so long.
KARL MALONE & KAY KINSEY
It isn’t unusual for high-profile relationships to be cut short due to the pressures that come with fame. However, not all of these marriages end up in separation. Just take a look at Kay Kinsey and Karl Malone’s union. The two first met at an autograph signing session where they even took photos together. However, it wasn’t until Kinsey’s brother-in-law got in touch with Malone that the two began contacting each other. Cellphones were not as common back then so they often talked through the telephone.
Fast-forward to the present and these two are still going strong. Although they are a very private couple, we know that they have four grown children together who are all successful in their own right. Among them is former NFL player K.J. Malone. We’re sure that these kids didn’t need student loans thanks to the effort of their devoted parents.
JULIUS ERVING & DORYS MADDEN
Julius Erving and Dorys Madden tied the knot back in 2008. Despite the fact that their union raised eyebrows, given their age gap, these two have stayed by each other’s side through the years. The couple has three children together, Jules, Justin, and Julietta. The kids are often seen accompanying their parents during various events and it’s clear that they are a tight-knit bunch. Despite these casual media appearances, however, the family still maintains their privacy and likely makes investments in ensuring their security. We wouldn’t be too surprised if they have top-notch home security systems at home!
It is also important to note that over the years, Madden has received a significant amount of backlash and has been called many names due to her relationship with the much older Erving. This is why we think she deserves a gold medal for powering through it all and maintaining a harmonious marriage.
TYSON CHANDLER & KIMBERLY CHANDLER
When it comes to lasting marriages, Tyson and Kimberly Chandler’s is a great example. In 2015, to celebrate ten years of their union, the couple even renewed their vows. When they got married the first time, the couple was quite young. The then 22 and 23-year-old had been dating for five years before they decided that marriage was something they truly wanted for themselves. Chandler was only four years into his career back then. It wasn’t easy for the couple, given the demands of the job but they made things work.
Of course, Kimberly was busy with her own business as well. She isn’t the type to enjoy being in the spotlight, even if she is constantly followed by photographers everywhere she goes. She doesn’t focus on that, and instead, all of her efforts and investment planning is devoted to her family—especially her two children, Sacha-Marie and Tyson II.
REGGIE MILLER & LAURA LASKOWSKI
It’s been years since Reggie Miller retired, but fans remain curious about the former baller’s personal life. He has been dating Laura Laskowski for years now, but the couple has always maintained their privacy when it comes to their relationship. They may not be married, but these two have proven just how strong their bond is over the years. Fans are given glimpses of their family life every now and then on social media, too. The couple has three children together, Ryker, Lennox, and their youngest who was born in January 2021.
What could be the secret when it comes to their lasting marriage? It could be the fact that they prefer to steer clear of publicity and simply enjoy the company of their family. Whatever it may be, this couple deserves much credit for staying together despite the good and the bad.
ISIAH THOMAS & LYNN KENDALL
Isiah Thomas and his wife Lynn Kendall have been married for over two decades, and are still going strong. Of course, no marriage is without its fair share of challenges. In fact, this pair has weathered issues that could have easily broken other relationships apart. They were wed back in 1985, but the two first met while they were enrolled at Indiana University. Even back then, the bond between them had always been strong and only grew stronger with time. Kendall was beside Thomas when he received his four-year contract with the Pistons.
He then proposed to her just three years after and as luck would have it, he was also offered a decade-long contract with the same team that was worth $12 million. While it is true that both are great at money management, they deserve the most praise for how they handled every challenge that came their way.
PAUL PIERCE & JULIE PIERCE
The couple, Paul Pierce and Julie Pierce, is an inseparable pair. She, along with their kids, is always on hand and ready to provide support during his games. Win or lose, you know they will be cheering for him. This is quite impressive, considering Julie also runs her own business and is a renowned interior designer. They began dating in 2005, during the All-Star Weekend, but already knew each other for quite a while. In interviews, the basketball star recalled that it wasn’t long after they started dating that they also moved in together. He never fails to compliment her, too!
The degree of love between the two is certainly palpable. They currently have three young children, and they serve as the couple’s inspiration to keep preserving and maintain the harmony of their union. We certainly wish them well in the future!
JALEN ROSE & MOLLY QERIM
Jalen Rose’s better half is just as formidable as he is, whether it be on or off the court. Molly Qerim graduated with a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Quinnipiac University. This is how she landed a spot as an anchor and reported for the CBS Sports Network, before becoming an ESPN anchor. It may have been quite the journey, but ever since Qerim and Rose met, the two have been stuck together like glue. They got married in a private ceremony in 2018 and have always kept mum about their relationship. However, Rose did come to his wife’s rescue after she received uncouth comments from another athlete.
They might be one of the newer couples on our list, but Rose and Qerim are already proving that their relationship is for keeps. We don’t doubt that many young couples also look up to them when it comes to marriage matters.
RUSSELL WILSON & CIARA
The pair, football star Russell Wilson and Grammy-winner Ciara, is certainly one of the most high-profile couples on our list. While this may be so, these two are making sure that they always put their family first before their personal careers. Perhaps, this is how they have managed to maintain a strong bond despite being in the spotlight. The couple first met in 2015, and just a month after, they went public with their relationship. They secretly got married in 2016 and have kept the same level of privacy throughout their marriage.
They have three children, including one from Ciara’s previous marriage. The couple might be young, but they already have their minds set on investment planning for the future of their kids. Among their most recent business ventures is establishing their own production company called Why Not You Productions. Needless to say, their priorities are on the right track.
AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE & ALEXIS WELCH
The couple first met at a party hosted by rapper Nelly. Amar’e Stoudemire and Alexis Welch were both only 19 years old at the time and were fresh out of high school. Other than graduating, Stoudemire had also plenty to celebrate about. He was a first-round NBA draft pick for the Phoenix Suns. It might have been a party, but these two only had eyes for each other. In an interview, Stoudemire confessed that what they had was a real conversation—about their future plans, their life, and their families.
The two dated for years before they wed in 2012. It was a private ceremony attended by friends, family, and his fellow NBA players. Since then, they have had four children. At present, Stoudemire is retired from basketball and now works as a producer and actor. Thanks to his hard work, none of his kids would ever have to worry about student loans.
RAY ALLEN & SHANNON WALKER WILLIAMS
Former basketball athlete Ray Allen certainly has plenty to be thankful for. Not only did he enjoy a successful career in the NBA, with plenty of achievements to his name, but he also has the support of his loving family. Allen has spoken about all the lessons he has learned in the years he and Shannon Walker Williams have been together. The most important of which, he says, is that one doesn’t just find a great marriage. It is something that the people involved need to constantly make investments in and create as they go along.
Like any other marriage, the two have had their fair share of challenges. Some, unfortunately, were even made public. However, what sets them apart is how they handled everything. Today, they are stronger than ever and are parents to four sons. Allen also has one daughter with his former partner, Rosalind Ramsey.
GRANT HILL & TAMIA
Grant Hill and his wife Tamia are on their 22nd year of marriage, and things are as sweet as ever between them. They had a big celebration for their 21st anniversary back in 2020, showing off how strong their bond has become over the years. It certainly had everyone on social media longing for love as beautiful as theirs. The couple has two lovely daughters together, Lael Rose and Myla Grace. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the two admitted to being clueless parents when they welcomed Myla!
The two first met in 1996, back when Tamia was still active as a singer. Just three years after their initial meeting, the two were wed. Their love story is certainly inspiring and both have remained deeply committed to each other while maintaining their individual careers. The degree of love they share is certainly a goal for many.