The 40 Hottest Couples in Sports Right Now

Nick DimengoFeatured ColumnistMarch 8, 2013

The 40 Hottest Couples in Sports Right Now

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    There are plenty of pro athletes who score tons of points during their playing careers, but the one's we're showing off here are scoring major points for landing a hottie as an arm piece.

    With athletics and entertainment crossing over, it's only natural for the richest and most popular celebs to hook up, which is why we're giving you the hottest couples in all of sports right now.

40. Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki

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    Rory McIlroy, who's the current No. 1-ranked player in the world, may have walked off the course last week in frustration, but it seems he's having a tough time convincing everyone he's actually still together with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.

    Who knows if they're still together, but assuming they are, they've got the skills to be a big-time sports couple for a long time.

39. Jay Williams and Charissa Thompson

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    Oh, social media, thank you for all the celebrity gossip you provide by speculating about what a picture really means.

    Thanks to the former Duke star stepping out with the sexy Charissa Thompson, who hosts ESPN's SportsNation, rumors have been soaring about these two hooking up.

    True or not, Williams absolutely earns praise for his taste in women.

38. Casey Daigle and Jennie Finch

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    For some of you out there, the former U.S. women's softball pitcher may have been your first true sports crush.

    With a smoking body and the face of a model, it's easy to see why.

    Her husband—wah, wah—has bounced back and forth between the majors in the past couple years while also playing dad, as the couple has three kids.

37. LeBron James and Savannah Brinson

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    The three-time league MVP and greatest player on the planet recently sent out his "Save the Date" for his September wedding to longtime girlfriend Savannah.

    This leaves us with one question: Who's going to crash it with us?

36. Shelden Williams and Candace Parker

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    She's a two-time NCAA national title champ and former WNBA MVP, and he's Duke's all-time leader in blocks and rebounds, as well as a former top-five pick.

    Both stand over 6'4", and we wonder who would win a game of one-on-one between the two.

35. Jarret Stoll and Erin Andrews

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    We know Dwyane Wade recently gave himself the new nickname "WOW," but in all honesty, we think the Kings' Jarret Stoll is more deserving.

    Not only did he win a Stanley Cup last year, but he went from dating Paulina Gretzky to squiring the sexy Erin Andrews around town.

    That's some serious skills right there.

34. A.J. Feeley and Heather Mitts

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    This one was painful for us to add, but after the two-time gold medal-winning Heather Mitts got hitched to the backup QB in 2010, all us dudes had to wave goodbye to a complete smokeshow.

    Mitts has it all, so we give props to A.J. Feeley for landing her.

33. Johnny Manziel and Sarah Savage

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    Like a few others on this list, these two have received some attention lately that suggests the Heisman Trophy winner may have split with the sexy brunette.

    As hot as Sarah Savage is, we really don't want to believe it to be true. And since it hasn't been a 100 percent confirmed, the two coeds make the cut.

32. Lleyton and Bec Hewitt

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    The good news? She's a hot blonde.

    The bad news? She's been married to a two-time Grand Slam-winning tennis player since 2005.

    But just because Bec Hewitt's off the market, that doesn't mean she doesn't like to show the goods. That is why we advise every guy to follow her on Twitter at @RealBecHewitt29, where she often posts absolutely phenomenally sexy photos of herself.

31. Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson

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    Not only did this couple get their own TV show, but when people recognize the two as just "Hank and Kendra," we'd say they've officially made it.

    Currently, the two have been seen on Wife Swap, where they caught a little bit of heat.

    But with Baskett no longer catching passes in the NFL, at least they're helping themselves stay relevant!

30. Gianluigi Buffon and Alena Seredova

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    Gianluigi Buffon, who has been highly regarded as one of the finest keepers in the world, not only captains his Juventus club squad, but he has also led the Italian national team to one World Cup win (2006) and a Euro Cup runner-up last summer.

    With those credentials, it's no wonder he wed a former Miss World contestant.

29. Cesc Fabregas and Daniella Semaan

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    This writer has actually been told before that he kind of looks like Cesc Fabregas, the Spain international and Barça midfielder.

    While it's pretty cool to hear, what's a bro have to do in order to land a girl as hot as his current fling, Daniella Semaan?

    Oh, that's right, probably be a world-class soccer player like he is.

28. Ryan and Lauren Tannehill

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    Though it should have been all about her husband during last year's NFL draft, anyone who watched the Dolphins pick knows that it was anything but, thanks to this steamy goldilocked girl.

    Ryan Tannehill may not have had the seasons that Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck or Russell Wilson did, leading their teams to the playoffs, but those guys also didn't get to come home to a lady like Lauren every night either.

    We guess hindsight really is 20/20.

27. Alessandro Matri and Federica Nargi

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    In our opinion, though all of them are insanely attractive, there are very few ladies on this list who have the full package as much as Federica Nargi does.

    Just look at that face—and then that body—and you'll understand why she and Juventus striker Alessandro Matri are on this list.

26. Patrick Willis and Shenae Saifi

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    Patrick Willis has made the Pro Bowl in each of his six seasons in the league. He also played in his first Super Bowl this past season. Though he was impressive, we still think his score of sexy Shenae Saifi is a better accomplishment.

    The girl is so good to look at that we'd actually consider it a hobby after going through some of her pics online. 

25. Tony Romo and Candice Crawford

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    Say what you want about the QB of "America's Team," but one thing's for sure: He absolutely knows how to pick the ladies.

    After several famous flings (one of whom, ironically, finds herself on this list), Tony Romo settled down with the former Miss Missouri a couple years ago. And the two added a little one to the family last year.

    Romo may have had some early struggles last season, but he had quite the hot lady to talk with about all of it.

24. Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero

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    If you like your girls cinnamon-skinned and sexy, then sports journalist Sara Carbonero is probably your perfect girl. It's just too bad she's dating arguably the best goalie in the world right now.

    After breaking his hand, Iker Casillas has been said to be down in the dumps lately. But hopefully he's reminded every day he comes home why everything is going to be just fine.

23. Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff

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    Does everyone remember when Hilary Duff was battling Lindsay Lohan for Aaron Carter back in the day? Oh, the mistakes we all made in our youth.

    These days, the former child actress is skating around with her former NHL-playing main squeeze Mike Comrie, who retired in February 2012 due to hip problems.

    Seeing as the couple welcomed a baby in the past year, it probably worked out for the best.

22. A.J. McCarron and Katherine Webb

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    We all heard the reaction Brent Musburger gave Miss Alabama 2012 when she was seen at the national title game earlier this year, and, honestly, we were all thinking the same thing he was.

    These two may be new on the scene among some of these more famous couples, but with Katherine Webb using her popularity to garner plenty of attention—and A.J. McCarron returning to lead the Tide on a quest for a three-peat—we're probably not done hearing about them anytime soon.

21. Jimmie Johnson and Chandra Janway

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    Jimmie Johnson may be the most recent Daytona 500 winner, but if you ask us, even if he finished dead last in the "Great American Race," he'd still be a winner by having wife Chandra Janway close to him.

    People talk about Julia Roberts' perfect smile, but we think this stunning blonde could give the actress a serious run for her money.

20. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian

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    It might not be easy to keep up with the Kardashians if you've ever watched the family's TV show, but Lamar Odom, the current Los Angeles Clippers role player, was able to find a way.

    Though criticized for rushing into things initially, the two seem to have the most organic relationship of any of the Kardashian kids.

19. Gerard Pique and Shakira

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    One is a World Cup-winning center-back for Spain and Barcelona, and the other is a worldwide musician—you can't get much bigger than that!

    This couple has been together since 2010, when Gerard Pique was featured in the singer's World Cup-themed music video, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)." They had their first baby together earlier this year.

18. Evan Longoria and Jaime Edmondson

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    From the first time Evan Longoria set foot into a major league clubhouse, it was clear he was going to do be the face of the Tampa Bay franchise and do big things.

    No one thought that would necessarily translate to his personal life, but by landing former Playboy Playmate Jaime Edmondson, he proved he could produce off the field too.

    The two just had their first child together, meaning the third baseman has proven he can get past, well, third base.

17. Eric Decker and Jessie James

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    From firsthand experience, we can tell you that Jessie James is an absolute jaw-dropper in person. And though she's had some popular songs, Denver fans are probably just happy to have her around their games on Sunday afternoons.

    Eric Decker has progressed as a receiver in each of his first three years in the league, but regardless of where his career goes, it's probably good to know he has James by his side after proposing to her last year.

16. Christian Ponder and Samantha Steele

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    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder may not be viewed as a game-changer on the football field, but he is doing very well for himself off it.

    Samantha Steele (now Samantha Ponder) works as a reporter and host for ESPN, covering college football and basketball. All Ponder has to do is hand the ball off to Adrian Peterson during the game and see his stunning wife after.

15. Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari

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    Say what you want about the Chicago Bears QB, but there's no arguing the greatness of his go-to receiver, Kristin Cavallari.

    Going from hometown Santa Claus, Ind., to Vanderbilt to Denver and now Chicago, it seems Cutler has moved all over the last 10 years or so. But slapping that "don't talk to me" on the former Laguna Beach star's finger was his finest move yet.

14. Kobe and Vanessa Bryant

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    Damn you, Kobe Bryant.

    Whatever deal the All-World Lakers guard signed, we'd really love to at least read over the contract, because it seems like he has it all.

    Five rings.

    Superstar status.

    And a drop-dead gorgeous wife to wake up next to every morning.

13. Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood

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    Former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is just about as perfect as they come when looking for a blonde girl, isn't she?

    She's petite, she can sing her heart out, and she has a face you just can't stop staring at.

    When she paired up with the rough and tough Mike Fisher, it seemed to be the perfect combo.

12. Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Vasquez

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    Carmelo Anthony is one of the best offensive players on the planet, and his wife just happens to be a VJ and TV host who's taken over NYC just like her main man.

    It's clear these two have an "Empire State of Mind," as Melo insisted he be traded from Denver to the Big Apple a couple years ago to be closer to his wifey.

11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Danica Patrick

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    Danica Patrick, who was married for seven years before ending it in 2012, found that her love for racing stemmed past just the steering wheel, as she raced to date Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

    Danica is one of the hottest female athletes, so it's a bit of a bummer to see her off the market.

10. Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert

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    If you've sneaked a peek at last month's Maxim, you know exactly why this hockey-loving couple lands this high.

    After seeing Elisha Cuthbert in that magazine, we fell in love all over again with the Happy Endings star.

    The fact that she loves hockey—actually writing a blog for NHL.com at one point—only shows how cool she is for marrying the Maple Leafs captain.

9. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union

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    Dwyane Wade is a two-time NBA champion, so it's not surprising he'd have his pick of the litter with the ladies.

    Lucky for him, he decided that sexy actress Gabrielle Union was the right choice. All we have to say when we see her is "WOW!"

8. Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker

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    What's true love? When a dude takes his girl to a zoo in order to hold a koala.

    Kidding aside, although the onetime U.S. Open winner called it quits last year, it's still within six months, so we added him in with the sexy Sports Illustrated model.

    It also gives us a reason to link to some of her very hot pics.

7. Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto

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    When a lovely lady is getting married to the real King of Hoops, she's going to get our attention.

    Yvette Prieto is slipping on a ring from not only the best player of our generation, but also the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and one of the most influential figures in the history of sports.

    Michael Jordan hasn't laced 'em up in 10 years, but a model and the best player ever? We'd say they can stop traffic.

6. Marko Jaric and Adriana Lima

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    Let's get this straight: This couple cracks the top 10 purely on the strength and overall attractiveness of Adriana Lima who, by herself, would land here even with Sloth from The Goonies as her husband.

    Marko Jaric, a former NBA player who now plays overseas, is without a doubt the luckiest man on the face of the planet, so we wish nothing but the best for him and his famous, perfect supermodel wife.

5. Jay-Z and Beyonce

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    Neither is an athlete, but we don't give a damn.

    These two are an absolute power couple, and with Mr. Carter owning a piece and playing a major part in moving the Nets from Jersey to Brooklyn, they have enough of a sports connection to earn a spot.

    Plus, B nailed the Super Bowl halftime show this year.

4. Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis

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    Just like in this pic, if we were "The Captain," we'd be clapping too!

    With an assortment of some of the world's hottest ladies at various points in his life, anyone No. 2 is dating will be big-time news.

    He just so happens to be dating model Hannah Davis right now, who's the DirecTV genie in those commercials.

    Looks like she's granted all of Jeter's wishes.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk

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    If you're wondering, the answer is yes, we'd absolutely put Irina Shayk in our top-five chicks right now—just look at her!

    As powerful as she is, posing for numerous mags and companies, CR7's just as ruthless on the soccer pitch. Cristiano Ronaldo currently leads the Champions League in goals scored and is trying to help the squad capture its first European Cup since 2002.

2. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

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    Tom Brady's the All-American boy who grew up in California, went to a college football powerhouse (Michigan) and has gone on to win three Super Bowls.

    Gisele Bundchen is the cream of the crop when it comes to supermodels, being named the world's most expensive model on the planet.

    This couple is so big that she can talk crap about his teammates and still not cause major drama in the locker room.

1. David and Victoria Beckham

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    Say what you want about the American transplants, but this couple is absolutely legendary.

    There might be a new breed of celeb couples out there, but Becks and Posh have conquered the world by dominating their professions.