Shakira and the Best Barcelona WAGs

Ryan BaileyFeatured ColumnistDecember 20, 2013

Shakira and the Best Barcelona WAGs

0 of 7

    Scott Heavey/Getty Images

    The most famous WAG in the world who isn't named Victoria Beckham is almost certainly Shakira.

    The Colombian pop princess met Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique while filming the music video for "Waka Waka (This time for Africa)," the official 2010 World Cup song.

    The 31-year-old with the hips that do not lie has been dating Pique virtually ever since, and gave birth to their adorable son, Milan, in January. 

    However, Shakira is by no means the only glamorous WAG in Catalunya—here's a selection of Barcelona's best better halves.

Bruna Marquezine (Neymar)

1 of 7

    Bruna Marquezine is Brazil's equivalent of (a pre-meltdown) Lindsay Lohan.

    The 18-year-old has been starring on TV and in films in her homeland since she was four years old, but is unheard of outside of the World Cup host nation.

    This may change now she is dating a young upstart named Neymar.

    Marquezine is based in Rio, so their relationship is a rather long-distance one at present. Check out her Twitter and Instagram feeds, social media channels through which she often connects with the Selecao star. 

Antonella Roccuzzo (Leo Messi)

2 of 7

    Antonella Roccuzzo is a 25-year-old model from Rosario, Argentina.

    She is the better half of Leo Messi, but she's no johnny-come-lately WAG riding the coattails of the Barca superstar, as she has known him since childhood.  

    In November 2012, she gave birth to their son, Thiago.

    Like Leo, she has his name tattooed on her (you can see it on her Twitter profile headline image).

Vanessa Lorenzo (Carles Puyol)

3 of 7

    You've seen what Carles Puyol looks like, right? And you know that he's a shy person who very rarely goes out?

    Well, he used to date fashion model Malena Costa (who currently sees Atletico Madrid's Mario Suarez) and is now romancing 36-year-old Sports Illustrated model Vanessa Lorenzo.

    Puyol's secret? Being a rich footballer. 

    As you can see from this magazine cover, Lorenzo is currently pregnant with his child.

Laia Grassi (Alexis Sanchez)

4 of 7

    Red hot Chilean Alexis Sanchez was going out with a Brazilian model named Michelle Carvalho, but he is now seeing a young blonde named Laia Grassi.

    Unlike most WAGs, Grassi is not famous for being a model, singer or actress. She has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and currently works as an art director. According to her Tumblr page, she is a "creative girl."

Daniella Semaan (Cesc Fabregas)

5 of 7

    Cesc Fabregas met the current lady in his life, Daniella Semaan, when she approached him in a London restaurant. At the time, the former Arsenal star was probably not aware that she had a wealthy millionaire businessman husband and two children.

    After finding himself in the middle of a high-profile divorce, Fabregas is now happily settled down with the 38-year-old, who gave birth to their daughter, Lia, in April 2013.

Yolanda Cardona (Victor Valdes)

6 of 7

    Goalkeeper Victor Valdes is married to Spanish lingerie model Yolanda Cardona. This is the kind of thing she considers to be appropriate beach attire. 

    The couple have three kids: Dylan, Kai and Vera.

Thaissa Carvalho (Dani Alves)

7 of 7

    Neymar isn't the only man in the Blaugrana squad to date a highly talented Brazilian actress.

    Right-back Dani Alves currently goes out with Thaissa Carvalho, a 31-year-old film and theatre actress from Rio de Janeiro. 

    Thaissa started acting at age 13 and has appeared in many soaps, but is also a qualified nutritionist who studied at the University of Rio. 

     

    Follow Ryan Bailey on Twitter