There has been a small group of athletes that has managed to fall in love with a celebrity while maintaining both a successful and productive professional and love life. On the other hand, the list of athletes who have had bad luck when dating celebrities is much more extensive.
Given the recent trend of breakups between athletes and their significant others (Tony Parker, Kris Humphries and possibly Derek Jeter), it has become evident that if a professional athlete wants what’s best for him or herself, they should stay off the red carpet.
Baseball most often is a low-key sport with low-key guys except of course a duo of New York Yankees (Jeter and Alex Rodriguez) who have always had a habit of keeping the company of famous actresses.
In 2010, Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Matt Kemp found himself involved with pop star Rihanna. Ask any Dodger fan about the romance they’ll answer you as if they were Matt’s mom. “It wasn’t good for either of them” will probably be the generic response.
Athletes shouldn’t date celebrities. I know it, fans know it, general managers and owners know it, yet the players don’t seem to know it. Here is a list of guys in MLB who should stay away at all costs.