Wealth, beauty, reputation. The main ingredients for any illustrious sports relationship.
But as many high-profile couples scratch and claw for that extra bit of recognition, we question the motives of the sexy WAGs who steal the spotlights from their men.
Amid possible infidelity, lack of athletic success and better on-camera opportunity, these women continue to stick by their athletes.
While we simmer over this conundrum, let's take a look at the sexiest wives and girlfriends who we expected to be gone long ago.
Although we're pleased to have them around.