We're at a point now where who an athlete dates is almost as famous as the athlete themselves. These WAGs (wives and girlfriends) are a big deal, but can you identify them without a clear picture of them?
I spent the afternoon on a little art project, creatively warping photos of WAGs and then matching them up with the respective men in their lives. Hey—there are worse ways to spend a day.
Now you can click through and see how many WAGs you can identify, despite my colorful modifications to their photos. And don't worry—you don't even have to say it.
Let's do this.
Should you need a hint: This one is easy, so if you're not sure who this lovely ski bunny is, I'm not sure how well you're going to do with the rest of these!
The mystery woman has been dating a certain high-profile golfer since early 2013.
The WAG in question: Was American Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, who has been attached at the hip to PGA superstar Tiger Woods for the last six months.
The couple officially went public in March by releasing a series of ridiculous professional portraits that might as well have been taken in front of a green screen at a JCPenney photo studio.
Should you need a hint: This blonde beauty may not have the name recognition of Kate Upton, but she's been one of Victoria Secret's sexiest Angels since 2008.
The mystery woman has been dating a certain NFL football player since early 2013.
The WAG in question: Was the spectacularly gorgeous model Erin Heatherton, who has been dating Browns tight end Jordan Cameron since January 2013.
Just two years out of college, Cameron already has some sizable shoes to fill in the dating department. Heatherton dated movie megastar Leonardo DiCaprio for nearly a year before breaking up in late 2012.
Should you need a hint: There was a time when this bony broad had as much, if not more, name recognition as anyone on this list—athletes included.
The mystery woman traded in all her girl power for a sexy soccer stud in the late '90s.
The WAG in question: Is former Spice Girl Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham. She's been married to recently retired footballer David Beckham since 1999.
And if you've ever seen them together, it's very apparent that four children and nearly 15 years of not-so-wedded bliss has taken a toll on Posh and Becks—I don't think they've so much as cracked a smile in each other's presence for years.
Should you need a hint: And you really shouldn't. This model-turned-actress has a face so striking that I just didn't feel right disguising it. So, instead I celebrated it in Andy Warhol fashion.
The mystery woman had massive success as a model before recently shifting to a career in acting. Too bad the same cannot be said for her hubby.
The WAG in question: Is former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl Brooklyn Decker, who has appeared in a number of television shows and movies in recent years.
Decker is married to recently retired American tennis dud Andy Roddick—and he should cling to that woman like grim death.
Should you need a hint: Just one of a number of WAG/models on the list, she's who most people think of when they hear the song "Is She Really Going Out with Him?"
The mystery woman is a married mother of two, but she hasn't even come close to losing her magic yet. Or her Angel wings.
The WAG in question: Is Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima, who will turn 32 in June 2013. Most models hit their expiration date in their 20s, yet she remains one of the most marketable models in the world.
Lima is married to Marko Jaric, a Serbian basketball player who must have one helluva a personality. Jaric played about seven years in the NBA, but most of his career has been in the European leagues.
Should you need a hint: The aggressively colored WAG is a relatively accomplished actress who is known for her striking blonde hair and appetite for NHL players.
The mystery woman is most famous in the sports world for being on the receiving end of some nasty words from her ex-boyfriend Sean Avery, a highly unpleasant dirtbag whose greatest gift to professional hockey was his retirement.
The WAG in question: Is the adorable actress Elisha Cuthbert, who doesn't look like she's aged a day in the last decade. She's most famous for her long-running stint on the popular show 24.
Cuthbert may have cut bait on Avery, but that pretentious man-diva didn't put her off NHL players for good. She and Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf were engaged in September 2012 and are currently planning their wedding.
Should you need a hint: She was a rising star for a while, but that has faded a bit over the last few years. Probably because she spends too much time soaking up the sun of South Beach.
The mystery woman has a history of dating professional athletes, but she reeled in quite a big fish for her current relationship.
The WAG in question: Is actress Gabrielle Union, who may still be most famous for her role as Isis, the Clovers cheerleading captain, in the 2000 movie Bring It On.
Not that she seems particularly concerned about it. Union's relationship with Heat superstar Dwyane Wade is her primary focus these days. Although, perhaps she's a bit too focused, considering she was banned by D-Wade from sitting courtside in 2012.
Should you need a hint: You might not know this jaw-dropping stunner by name because she works as a sports reporter, primarily, in her native Spain.
The mystery woman's name may not ring a bell, but she's got a face you'll never forget. Not to mention a famous footballer fiancé!
The WAG in question: Spanish sports reporter Sara Carbonero, who is engaged to Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas—he's also a captain for the Spanish national team.
Carbonero's captivating good looks made international headlines in 2010 when a few bad apples in the sports media blamed her for distracting Casillas during the World Cup, leading to Spain's ouster.
Should you need a hint: This petite starlet is quite popular with the fellows, probably because she basically lives in a bikini when she's not working.
The mystery woman could live in a bikini when she's working too, for all I know. I've heard she's an actress, but have yet to see her in anything.
The WAG in question: Is 23-year-old actress Hayden Panettiere, who barely cracks the 5' mark in height. Not that I should be talking!
It's just that her teeny-tiny stature is compounded greatly by the fact that she's dating Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, who is 14 years older than Panettiere and about 16 inches taller.
Whatever though, it seems to work—since she wears the tiny pants in the relationship. They dated back in 2009 and got back together in 2013.
Should you need a hint: This stunningly condescending and shockingly superficial WAG has been spoiled by her husband's success.
The mystery woman only associates with winners, probably because she had the good fortune to get her claws into one back in her high school days.
The WAG in question: Is Vanessa Bryant, the wife, then almost ex-wife, then wife again, of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. The two almost divorced because of Kobe's alleged constant philandering, but apparently they decided to work on things.
Which, I guess is good, considering the couple have children. But when it comes to the divorce, I just can't help but think that Vanessa is the one who dodged the bullet in the end.
Should you need a hint: This Russian model may not be as famous in the U.S. as she is abroad, but she still managed to land the cover the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition—pre-Kate Upton.
The mystery woman would be far more of a mystery if she weren't in a high-profile romance with one of the world's biggest sports superstars.
The WAG in question: Is Russian model Irina Shayk, who has been dating Cristiano Ronaldo, the meticulously manscaped superstar of Real Madrid, for about three years. Meticulously manscaped and notoriously unfaithful.
There was speculation that the couple were heading for an engagement at the end of 2012, but within months Ronaldo made headlines for stepping out on Shayk with a Brazilian model with the moniker "Miss BumBum."
Why any woman would even consider marrying a man whose hobbies include five-hooker orgies is beyond me.
Should you need a hint: Which I can't imagine you do, but let's just humor each other anyway. Consistent formatting is important, so words have to be here.
The mystery woman in question is a Brazilian model with a thing for handsome quarterbacks. Not to mention a thing against wide receivers who don't do them any favors.
The WAG in question: Is Mrs. Tom Brady herself, the statuesque supermodel who has dominated the fashion world for over a decade and is on pace to become the first billionaire model in history.
It must be so strange for the very beautiful Tom Brady, who earns buckets of money as the three-time Super Bowl winning quarterback of the Patriots and future Hall of Famer, to be out-prettied and out-earned by the wife.
Although I'm sure getting to go to bed with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen every night probably evens that all out. And the fact that she lets Brady dress like a doofus? Bonus!
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