Football players are some of the luckiest athletes in the sporting world. Fame, wealth, status – they’ve got it all, and it’s enough to drive the average Joe mad with jealousy. But, most of all, football stars are seemingly irresistible to the opposite sex. In fact, stadiums are filled with stunning models, actresses and singers cheering on their partners’ performances from the front row. Certainly, it’s hard not to swoon over the beauty of these wives and girlfriends…
40. Emily Mayfield (Baker Mayfield)
You may know the Cleveland Browns’ Baker Mayfield for some outrageous on-pitch moments. But as his wife Emily told ESPN in 2019, the player is a real “softy” at heart. So much so that the influencer and WKYC personality asked him to move in with her in 2018 after only five days of dating. Now that’s what we call an instant attraction.
39. Christen Harper (Jared Goff)
Dating Rams quarterback Jared Goff since 2019, Christen Harper is ultra-supportive of her beau’s career. And whenever she’s not acting or posing for Sports Illustrated issues, the model regularly cheers on her partner on Instagram. Still with looks as good as Harper’s, we’re sure her 267,000 followers aren’t just following for NFL updates.
38. Jehona Dreshaj (Khalil Mack)
First spotted with boyfriend Khalil Mack during a Chicago Bulls game in 2018, Jehona Dreshaj is beyond stunning. And yet she’s not the only one in the family blessed with flawless looks: her sister Afërdita is a former Miss Universe Kosovo. Apart from that, you may be surprised to hear that the Bears linebacker’s belle is quite media-shy. But her Instagram account has still amassed 141,000 followers regardless.
37. Ashley Nicole Wheeler (Philip Wheeler)
With a relationship that’s lasted a decade, you know that Philip and Ashley Nicole Wheeler’s love is built to last. That being said, life in the media eye hasn’t been easy for the pair. In 2014 the former Miami Dolphins linebacker came to his WAGS Miami star wife’s defence after she received flack for posting a picture of herself proudly breastfeeding their child online.
36. Elise Tate (Golden Tate)
For some, off-the-shelf engagement rings just don’t cut it for a proposal. And Golden Tate had the perfect ring made for his beautiful girlfriend Elise Pollard when he popped the question in 2015. “It had to be stunning to match her,” the Detroit Lions wide receiver told website The Knot. Of course, account executive Pollard said ‘yes’ and the couple – who are parents to two kids – wed two years later.
35. Rachel Bush (Jordan Poyer)
Over the years, Rachel Bush has caught the attention of many in the sporting world – including LeBron James. But this model and Instagram beauty only has eyes for one player – her husband Jordan Poyer. Since first hooking up in 2015 the couple have weathered some tough storms – including cheating rumors in 2018 – though they appear to have come out the other side blissfully happy.
34. Viviana Volpicelli (Nelson Agholor)
First meeting while students at the University of Southern California, Nelson Agholor and Viviana Volpicelli have been together since the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver first joined the NFL. Beyond her showings at footballs games, the vivacious Volpicelli makes her name foremost as a beauty blogger. You can also see her put theory into practice via her jaw-dropping Instagram account.
33. Claudia Sampredo (Julius Peppers)
Julius Peppers may be long retired from the NFL, but he and fiancée Claudia Sampredo still enjoy the high life. Since 2014 the former Green Bay Packers defensive end and the Cuban-born model have been the picture-perfect couple. And while they may not be seen much together at football games, the pair can still be spotted at their favorite Miami hangouts.
32. Camille Kostek (Rob Gronkowski)
Believe it or not, but Rob Gronkowski and his girlfriend Camille Kostek met on the pitch. No, not as competing players: the gorgeous Kostek was actually a cheerleader while Gronkowski played tight end for the New England Patriots. Since leaving the Patriots in 2015 to continue her budding romance, Kostek has worked as a swimsuit model for publications like Sports Illustrated.
31. Kasey Trione Moore (Lance Moore)
Despite possessing the looks of a Hollywood pin-up, Kasey Trione Moore appears to like life on the down low. And it seems that the wife of former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Lance Moore – who himself maintains a low social media profile – enjoys the quiet of her husband’s NFL retirement. That being said, pictures of the pair’s 2019 wedding show how stunning Trione Moore really is – especially in white.
30. Heidi Mueller (DeMarco Murray)
If DeMarco Murray’s wife Heidi Mueller looks familiar, then that’s probably because you’ve seen her on TV before. Prior to marrying the Tennessee Titans running back in 2015, the glamorous actress was best known for her role as Kay Bennett on Passions. These days, though, Mueller devotes more time to family life, which includes taking care of two kids.
29. Kayla Phillips (DeSean Jackson)
For all the fame and fortune that NFL players have, it seems many still meet their partners in the same way as lots of the rest of us: online. Just take Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ DeSean Jackson, for example, who became acquainted with his girlfriend Kayla Phillips in 2014 through social media. Now engaged, the wide receiver and Instagram star – who boasts 829,000 followers – have two children together as well.
28. Candice Crawford (Tony Romo)
With a list of ex-lovers that includes Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood, Tony Romo certainly has quite the dating record. But for the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, none of these beauties stand up to the love of his life, Candice Crawford. A broadcaster and former beauty queen champion, Crawford became Romo’s wife in 2011 and welcomed the first of their three kids into the world one year later.
27. Miranda Brooke (A.J. Green)
Ultra-sweet couple Miranda Brooke and A.J. Green have been together since they met as students at the University of Georgia. In the beginning, though, it took six months of Facebook messaging before this singer and her future Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver beau actually went on a date. Luckily, their relationship hasn’t moved so slowly. And in 2015 the couple wed, with a video of their first dance quickly going viral.
26. Jessie James Decker (Eric Decker)
Following a string of bad boyfriends, a 22-year-old Jessie James swore off dating forever. But then her friend showed her a picture of Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and the singer’s life was changed forever. After a month spent texting back on forth, the two officially became an item. And now the formerly dating-averse James is married with three kids.
25. Brittany Matthews (Patrick Mahomes)
September was an important month for Patrick Mahomes. Not only did the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback get his own 2020 Super Bowl ring, but he finally popped the question to his long-term girlfriend Brittany Matthews. Dating Mahomes since high school, the magnificent Matthews is an athletic powerhouse in her own right who once played soccer professionally and now owns a fitness business.
24. Katherine Webb (A.J. McCarron)
If you were starting a promising modeling career, it would take something pretty special to give it up, right? Well, Katherine Webb – who gained success after starring in a famed Carl’s Jr. commercial – turned down further fame to marry Houston Texans quarterback A.J. McCarron in 2014. So was it worth it? According to a 2020 post from the ex-model’s Instagram, she “would do it all again in a heartbeat.”
23. Elizabeth Barry (Alex Smith)
Elizabeth Barry and Alex Smith’s romance is a lot like Romeo and Juliet. Just like these Shakespearean lovers, the pair were on opposite ends of rival factions when they met: she, a cheerleader for the Raiders; he, a quarterback for the 49ers. But the pair didn’t let competition get in the way of their relationship and they’ve been blissfully married since 2009.
22. Kelly Hall (Matthew Stafford)
For former cheerleader Kelly Hall, football is very much a family affair. And on top of having former-wide receiver Chad Hall for a brother, the bodacious blonde is also married to Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Getting together as University of Georgia students, the couple wed in 2015 and are now parents to three adorable kids.
21. Madison Nelson (David Nelson)
It’s not uncommon for couples to bond through shared interests. And for David Nelson and his wife Madison, their mutual connection was a commitment to humanitarian causes. Following the 2010 Haitian earthquake, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver made frequent charitable trips to the country – one of which resulted in him meeting this beautiful blogger. The golden-hearted pair have been married since 2017 and are now parents of two.
20. Ciara (Russell Wilson)
Active in the pop world since 2004, Ciara is familiar to anyone with a fondness for R&B. The stunning “Get Up” singer won a Grammy in 2006, and she picked up another prize when she bagged Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in 2015. Following a whirlwind romance, the two got hitched in July 2016 and now have three children together: Sienna, Future and the latest addition to their family, Win Harrison.
19. Madison Oberg (Carson Wentz)
In 2017 Carson Wentz suffered an injury that stopped him playing with the Philadelphia Eagles for their Super Bowl victory the following year. But 2017 wasn’t a complete write-off; on the contrary, it found the quarterback meeting the love of his life Madison Oberg. Wentz would even make up for his Super Bowl absence by proposing to his belle after the team’s win.
18. Kerry Washington (Nnamdi Asomugha)
While shows such as Scandal have made her one of America’s most popular actresses, Kerry Washington likes keeping a low profile. In particular, her marriage to former 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is something she rarely brings up on the red carpet. Perhaps, though, that’s the key to the couple’s success. And after a 2013 wedding and with two kids in tow, their relationship still seems as solid as a rock.
17. Kealia Ohai (J.J. Watt)
It’s not unusual for couples to bond over a shared profession, so it makes sense that Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and fellow athlete Kealia Ohai became an item. They revealed their relationship in October 2016, after reportedly being introduced through Ohai’s sister Megan. “I’ve known J.J. for a really long time and we’ve always been great friends,” the soccer star told the 2 Up Front podcast in 2016.
16. Leila Lopes (Osi Umenyiora)
It’s certainly difficult to match a beauty queen for looks, and former Miss Universe Leila Lopes is as pretty as they come. Following a chance encounter at the 2012 New York Fashion Week, the pageant winner began dating former Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora. Three years later, the two tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Lopes’ native Angola.
15. Ariel Meredith (Hakeem Nicks)
As a result of posing for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue five times, Ariel Meredith is firmly ingrained in many sporting fans’ minds. And it seems that the former Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is one of them. After dating her for two years, he popped the big question in 2014 and Meredith gave birth to their first child in 2015.
14. Anna Burns Welker (Wes Welker)
Wes Welker’s wife Anna certainly isn’t averse to telling the world about her love for her husband. However, the former bikini model, who married the wide receiver in 2012, can go a little over the top with her enthusiasm. In particular, Anna had to issue an apology in 2013 after attacking linebacker Ray Lewis in a heated Facebook post.
13. Claire Till (George Kittle)
You may think honesty is the core of a healthy relationship. And yet George Kittle utilized some harmless duplicity in getting his gorgeous girlfriend Claire Till to marry him. To this end, the tight end organized what Till thought was a photo shoot for San Francisco 49ers WAGs in 2019 only to surprise her with an engagement ring. Naturally, she said “yes.”
12. Sasha Dindayal (Antonio Gates)
Formerly a model in hip-hop promo videos, Sasha Dindayal left the business after meeting Chargers tight end Antonio Gates. Since 2011, the two have appeared blissfully married and have two children together. In addition to being a wife and mother, Dindayal has also been trying to launch a music career since 2016.
11. Nikki Hairrell (Britton Colquitt)
If your teenage experiences were anything like ours then you probably have some embarrassing memories of playing Truth or Dare. Luckily for Britton Colquitt, his encounter with the game in college led to him meeting his wife Nikki Hairrell. Married to the Denver Broncos punter since 2011, Hairrell has put her stunning looks to good use in the modeling world.
10. Sarah Celek (Garrett Celek)
Though most NFL stars met their partners long after hitting the big league, 49ers tight end Garrett Celek has been with wife Sarah since college. While studying at Michigan State in 2007, Sarah – a bikini model – met Garrett through mutual friends. And seven years later the pair tied the knot in a cozy ceremony on Michigan’s Torch Lake.
9. Lauren Tannehill (Ryan Tannehill)
Spring break isn’t usually a time we associate with finding true love, but this is how Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and his wife Lauren first met. The two first crossed paths while partying in Panama City, Florida, in 2009 and eventually married three years later. Although still working as a model, Lauren remains attached to her hubby’s team through Dolphins wives’ Bible classes.
8. Nicole Williams (Larry English)
Perhaps best known for starring in WAGS, model Nicole Williams certainly isn’t afraid of the spotlight. Indeed, fans of the reality series were treated to an emotional season finale in 2016. It saw Williams’ beau of five years, Buccaneers defensive end Larry English, pop the question in front of the cameras. The happy couple tied the knot in December 2017.
7. Marissa Powell (Kyle Van Noy)
Kyle Van Noy and Marissa Powell first met in 2011, when the two were both beginning to find fame. Since then, Van Noy has gone on to become a linebacker for the Patriots and Powell was crowned Miss Utah in 2013. Most importantly, though, the two got hitched in 2014, which we’re betting is just as much of a treasured moment for both of them.
6. Samantha Ponder (Christian Ponder)
Don’t underestimate the power of social media in today’s dating game. In fact, 49ers quarterback Christian Ponder and ESPN reporter Samantha first met through Twitter. “He started sending me messages,” Samantha subsequently told Twin Cities in 2013. “I’m like, ‘Why is this old Florida State quarterback messaging me?’” Thankfully, her initial trepidation subsided and the two are now married with one child.
5. October Gonzalez (Tony Gonzalez)
Matchmakers come in all shapes and sizes. Indeed, Tony and October Gonzalez have a certain Dennis Rodman to thank for their relationship. While working in a bar owned by the NBA player, October met the then Falcons tight end and they hooked up one year later. The two subsequently married in 2007 and now have two children.
4. Lilit Avagyan (Reggie Bush)
After formerly dating Kim Kardashian, in 2014 Bills running back Reggie Bush married dancer Lilit Avagyan. There were rumors of disharmony in 2017 amid reports that Bush was expecting a child with another woman. But the now-retired NFL star remains happily married to Avagyan and the pair now have three children together.
3. Carmella DeCesare (Jeff Garcia)
After finding fame through Playboy magazine, Carmella DeCesare had the honor of being 2004’s Playmate of the Year. Besides her work for Hugh Hefner’s publication, the model has also posed for Sports Illustrated and even tried a career in wrestling. Nevertheless, DeCesare turned her back on the modeling world after marrying former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia, with whom she has four children.
2. Shenae Saifi (Patrick Willis)
Despite dating a star as big as former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, Shenae Saifi has kept her life relatively private. While occasionally expressing admiration for her now retired partner on social media, this beautiful ingénue – who became engaged to Willis in 2012 – prefers to keep out of the spotlight. With her looks, we can’t imagine how she’s stayed hidden for so long.
1. Gisele Bündchen (Tom Brady)
Possibly the most famous supermodel in the world, Gisele Bündchen snagged the world’s most famous NFL player – Tom Brady – in 2006. Following a relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio, the catwalk star met the Patriots quarterback through a mutual friend. Bündchen later told Vanity Fair in 2009 that it was love at first sight. Indeed, the couple went on to marry in 2009 and have two children together.