We regular people are fascinated with the lives of athletes and everything they do. They're some of the most well-known, well-paid and well-liked people on the planet, and their work gives us an escape from reality. Everybody can remember the moment their favorite team won the championship or their favorite player retired forever or their favorite athlete won Olympic gold, but behind all the guts and glory are the spouses who keep everything together.
Ask any professional athlete what's most important to them, and before they say championships, money or legacy, they will say their family. There's no one on Earth who can meet the demands of professional sports without a solid support system, and that's where family comes in. Behind every professional athlete is a better half. And since athletes tend to be young, ambitious and rich, so too are their better halves.
They're some of the hottest names in every industry on the planet and some of the most recognizable faces on the globe. They're childhood sweethearts and fellow athletes and celebrities and businesswomen, and they all make up one-half of some the world's most popular couples. Are you a sports fan? Can you match these athletes to their wives?
What six-time Super Bowl champion is married to this world-famous Brazilian supermodel?
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Tom Brady went from being the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft to arguably the best football player in history. In 2006, he was set up on a blind date with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and in 2009 the couple married.
This actress and chef has watched her husband go to five straight NBA Finals. Who is she married to?
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Ayesha and Steph Curry wed in 2011 and have three children together. They first met in a church youth group when they were just 14 and 15 years old, and eventually began dating years later. Their daughter Riley has become a star at the NBA Finals.
This actress wed NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in 2013. Who is she?
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Kerry Washington is probably best known for the ABC show "Scandal," but has starred and appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows like "Django Unchained" and "The Last King of Scotland." She married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha months before he retired in 2013.
Can you name this FIFA Women's World Cup champion who married MLS midfielder Servando Carrasco in 2014?
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LA Galaxy midfielder Servando Carrasco got married to soccer player Alex Morgan the year before she and the rest of the U.S. women's soccer team went on to win the 2015 FIFA World Cup. Morgan plays for the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League.
NBA great Dwyane Wade retired in 2019 and is ready to spend the rest of his life relaxing with what actress and author?
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Dwyane Wade played 16 seasons in the NBA and won three championships with the Miami Heat. He dated actress Gabrielle Union on and off starting in 2009, and the two got married in 2014. In 2018, the couple welcomed a daughter to the world.
This former tennis player from Switzerland married one of the country's greatest athletes in 2009. Who is she married to?
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Roger Federer has been dominating the tennis circuit for what seems like forever and has countless records, including 20 Grand Slam titles. He met his wife, Mirka, during the 2000 Summer Olympics. They married in 2009 and have four kids together.
Can you name this former Playboy Playmate who married NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett in 2009?
Kendra Wilkinson rose to fame as one of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's girlfriends, but in 2009 she decided to marry NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett, who spent most of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles.
When this Uruguayan businesswoman moved to Spain, what superstar footballer signed with FC Barcelona to be with her?
Luis Suarez and Sofia Balbi met in Uruguay when they two were just teens and they ultimately got married in 2009. Suarez is consistently mentioned alongside Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo as one of the world's greatest, and he's Uruguay's all-time leading goalscorer.
Do you know this sports reporter and beauty queen who married former MLB player Josh Rutledge in 2013?
Josh Rutledge made his debut with the Colorado Rockies in 2012 but retired from the league shortly after in 2018. He married sideline reporter and former Miss Florida Laura Rutledge in 2013. The two live in Alabama.
Who is this model and actress who frequently appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and married American tennis player Andy Roddick in 2009?
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American tennis player Andy Roddick was known for his massive serve and was able to attain a world No. 1 ranking after he won the 2003 U.S. Open. He married supermodel Brooklyn Decker in 2009 and they have two kids together.
NFL quarterback Jay Cutler has three kids with this reality TV star and model, who he married in 2013. Who is she?
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Jay Cutler played three seasons with the Denver Broncos and eight seasons with the Chicago Bears before finally retiring only to come back and play one season withe Miami Dolphins. He never won the big game but is living happily ever after in retirement with Kristin Cavallari.
World Series champion and All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander got married to this model and actress in 2017. Do you know her name?
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Model Kate Upton and pitcher Justin Verlander got married in 2007. Verlander played 13 seasons with the Detroit Tigers and won a World Series Championship with the Houston Astros in 2017. He's considered one of the game's best and currently plays for the Astros.
German MLS player Bastian Schweinsteiger is married to this former No. 1 tennis star. Do you know who she is?
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Ana Ivanovic is a retired Serbian tennis star who won the 2008 French Open and attained the No. 1 ranking that same year. She married German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger, who played 17 seasons with Bayern Munich, in 2016
Who is this former model who began dating NBA legend Kobe Bryant at age 17 and got married in 2001?
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's ups and downs have been very publicly documented, but the two have been married since 2001 and met even earlier than that. Kobe played his entire career in Los Angeles and the two have three children together.
NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony is married to what TV personality who rose to fame on MTV?
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La La and Carmelo Anthony have been married since 2010. The ceremony was part of the VH1 show "La La's Full Court Wedding," and the two star together in the reality show, "La La's Full Court Life."
Can you name the NHL champion who Russian model Anastasia Shubskaya is married to?
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Alexander Ovechkin was drafted first overall by the Washington Capitals in the 2004 NHL Draft and he won his first Stanley Cup in 2018. He got engaged and married to model Anastasia Shubskaya in 2015 and welcomed their first child in 2018.
She's most famous for her work as an American sports reporter and host, and in 2017 she married Canadian NHL player Jarret Stoll. Who is she?
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Erin Andrews has been an American sportscaster for several years and rose to fame as a sideline reporter for ABC and ESPN. She began dating hockey player Jarret Stoll in 2012 and got engaged in 2016. The two have a golden retriever together but haven't officially wed yet.
Do you know this world-famous model who married NASCAR driver Burney Lamar in 2006?
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Niki Taylor is one of the most famous supermodels in the world, rising to fame as just a teenager and appearing on more than 400 magazine covers in her career. She met NASCAR driver Burney Lamar in January 2006 and they were married in December. They have two kids together.
Tennis legend Pete Sampras got married to this model and actress, who starred alongside Adam Sandler in the movie "Billy Madison." What's her name?
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Bridgette Wilson has been married to Pete Sampras for almost 20 years and the two have two kids together. Sampras is one of the best American tennis players to ever play and he dominated the circuit in the 1990s.
Do you know this model and actress of Playboy and Baywatch fame who married NFL linebacker Glenn Cadrez in 2007?
Brande Roderick is a model and actress who has appeared in "Celebrity Apprentice," "Baywatch" and "Playboy." She married 11-year veteran Glenn Cadrez, who played most of his career with the Denver Broncos. He isn't well known, but is a two-time Super Bowl champion.
This one-time Miss Universe beauty queen has been married to NFL defensive end Osi Umenyiora since 2015. Who is she?
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Leila Lopes is an Angolan actress and model who was crowned Miss Universe in 2011. She got engaged to the former New York Giants defensive end in 2013 and got married in 2015. Osi Umenyiora won two Super Bowls with the Giants during his career.
What football megastar is this businesswoman, designer and former Spice Girl married to?
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David Beckham is arguably the most famous footballer of all time and his wife is almost just as famous. Victoria Beckham was known as Posh Spice as a member of the hit pop group Spice Girls. The two have been married since 1999 and have four kids together.
Can you name this Canadian actress who has been married to NHL player Dion Phaneuf since 2013?
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Canadian actress Elisha Cuthbert is most well known for movies "Love Actually," "Old School" and "The Girl Next Door." She began dating Canadian hockey player and three-time All-Star Dion Phaneuf in 2008 and the two wed in 2013.
What Dallas Cowboys quarterback once dated Jessica Simpson but got married to American beauty queen Candice Crawford in 2011?
Tony Romo famously dated pop singer Jessica Simpson for a couple years during his career, but in 2011 he got married to Dallas area journalist and Miss Missouri Candace Crawford. The couple have three sons together.
What football superstar has Argentinian model Antonella Roccuzzo been married to since 2017?
In today's football world, you're either team Messi or team Ronaldo, and Antonella Roccuzzo is definitely team Messi. The two are childhood sweethearts who have known each other since they were 5 years old and they have three sons together.
NFL quarterback AJ McCarron's wife shot to fame when she was spotted in the stands at a college football game. What's her name?
Katherine Webb shot to fame when college football announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit swooned over her live on air after a cameraman spotted her in the crowd. She got married to AJ McCarron in 2014.
Do you know this country pop singer who got married to NFL wide receiver Eric Decker in 2013?
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Country pop singer Jessie James got married to former NFL wide receiver Eric Decker, who played for the Denver Broncos at the time, in 2013. The two have three kids together and also starred alongside each other in a reality TV show.
This Spanish sports journalist has been married to Spanish footballer Iker Casillas since 2016. Who is she?
Sara Carbonero is a Spanish sportscaster who became one of the most photographed people in Spain during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which took place in South Africa. She got married to Iker Casillas in 2016 and the two have two children together.
Can you name this American sportscaster who got married to former NFL quarterback Christian Ponder in 2012?
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Samantha Steele became Samantha Ponder in 2012 when she married the 12th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Christian Ponder. He only spent a handful of seasons in the NFL and eventually moved to NYC with his wife and child.
What NFL Super Bowl-winning quarterback married singer, songwriter, model and dancer Ciara in 2016?
Russell Wilson has one Super Bowl victory and one Super Bowl heartbreak when he threw an interception on the 1-yard line that ultimately cost him the game. He married Ciara in 2016 and the two have one kid together. Ciara has one kid from a previous relationship.
Do you know who this 'American Idol' winner turned country pop superstar is married to?
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Carrie Underwood made a name for herself by winning the fourth season of "American Idol" in 2005. Her debut album became the fastest selling country album of the previous 16 years and she went on to win the Best New Artist Award at the Grammys.
In 2016, Yankees legend Derek Jeter got married to this Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model. Who is she?
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Derek Jeter has been linked to Mariah Carey, Jessica Biel, Minka Kelly, Lara Dutta, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Minnillo, Jordana Brewster and who knows who else, but he ultimately tied the knot with swimsuit model Hannah Davis in 2016. The two have two daughters together.
Can you name this singer, actress, dancer and model from NYC who is married to NBA champion Iman Shumpert?
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Teyana Taylor started her career in 2005 and made an MTV appearance on the show "My Super Sweet 16." Her music career eventually took off and she even began starring alongside her husband, Iman Shumpert, on a VH1 reality show.
Beauty queen Carrie Prejean is married to what former NFL quarterback?
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Kyle Boller didn't live up to the expectations put him on after he was drafted 19th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He did, however, marry American beauty queen Carrie Prejean in 2010 and the couple have two children together.
This Spanish-Dutch actress has been married to Dutch footballer Wesley Sneijder since 2010. Do you know who she is?
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Yolanthe Cabau was born to a Spanish father dubbed the "King of Ibiza" and a Dutch mother, and she has appeared on various Dutch television programs. Wesley Sneijder is an all-star midfielder who FIFA named one of the three best midfielders in the world in 2010.
Who is this Italian TV presenter who married Barcelona footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng in 2016?
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Melissa Satta is an Italian American actress and model who was born in Boston but split time growing up between the States and Sardinia. In 2016 she married German-Ghanaian footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng, who played for Ghana in the last two FIFA World Cups.
What 15-year MLB veteran who pitched for the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants is married to this model and actress?
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Barry Zito made three All-Star appearances over his career. He also won a World Series title, an AL Cy Young Award and played guitar in his sister's country band before creating his own band. He's been married to Amber Seyer since 2011.
Former NFL safety Adam Archuleta married this Playboy Playmate in 2010. What's her name?
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Adam Archuleta was drafted in the first round of 2001 NFL Draft and spent eight seasons in the league. He retired in 2008, the same year he had his first child with Jennifer Walcott, and the two wed in 2010.
Canadian NHL player Brooks Laich is married to this dancer, actress and singer. Do you know her name?
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Julianne Hough is an actress and singer and two-time champion of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and in 2017 she married Canadian hockey player Brooks Laich, who is not as famous as she is, but a solid NHL player.
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