Can You Match the Athlete to Their Hot Wife?

By: Jonnathan Chadwick
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About This Quiz

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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