Some guys just have all the luck. They are super rich, super athletic, and because of that, get the best-looking women. This article is devoted to those couples. Here we take a look at NFL stars who have beautiful and famous wives and girlfriends.
Some of these women are famous for their chosen line of work. Some are famous for careers they’ve built off their husband’s fame. However they earned their fame, these are some of the NFL’s most famous, and most attractive power couples.
Some of these couples you know, but some of them may be new to you. Take a look and see what you think.
Julie and Zach Ertz
Talk about a power couple. Julie and Zach Ertz both climbed to the peak of their sports in the last few years. In 2018, Zach won the Super Bowl as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. The following year it was Julie’s turn as she starred for the United States Women’s National team as they conquered the world and lifted the World Cup trophy.
The two met while they were both student-athletes at Bay Area universities in California and were married in 2017. We’ll have to keep watching the Ertz’s to see what comes next for these champions.
Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Tim Tebow is proof that nice guys sometimes finish first. Sure, his football career didn’t work out and his baseball career seems stuck in the minors, but he snagged Miss Universe 2017. Tebow and Nel-Peters started dating in 2018.
In January 2020 the pair were married on an estate in Nel-Peters’ native South Africa. She may have a lot of names, but she’s got even more Instagram followers. Over 1.6 million people follow her on social media.
Russell Wilson and Ciara
While it likely wasn’t their first date, the couple’s first public appearance as a couple was at a 2015 State Dinner at the White House. Talk about a power move. The couple has been together ever since and were married in July 2016.
This is one example on this list where both partners are incredibly famous. Sure, Russell has a Super Bowl ring, but Ciara has won a Grammy and many other awards. She’s also beating out Russ in Instagram followers by over 20 million.
Eric Decker and Jessie James
This country couple was married in 2013. Is it a coincidence that Decker would go one to have the best season of his career the next season? The couple got a convenient boost when Decker signed with the Tennessee Titans and could be closer to his family and his wife’s career in Nashville.
The couple has three children together. Now that Decker is retired he can play the role of house husband a little bit more as James looks to revive her singing career. In 2019 she announced that she has a new EP dropping soon.
Christian and Samantha Ponder
Sam and Christian are a “modern love” kind of couple. They started dating after Christian slid into Sam’s DM’s on Twitter. Yes, that’s actually how it happened. After two months of dating, the couple decided to tie the knot.
No big elegant wedding for the Ponders. They drove to the courthouse in Hudson, Wisconsin, and had their wedding meal at a nearby Arby’s. Who says love is dead? The couple has two children together and split their time between NYC and Arizona while Sam works as a reporter for ESPN.
J.J. Watt and Kelia Ohai
This pairing happened the old-fashioned way, through work friends. Ohai’s sister, Megan, is married to Watt’s former teammate Brian Cushing. This couple got matched up in early 2016 while both were playing their sports for their respective teams in Houston, Watt with the Texans, and Ohai with NWSL’s Houston Dash.
The couple was married on February 15, 2020, in the Bahamas after a few months of being engaged. Ohai currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars, so the couple may have to do the long-distance thing when they are both in season.
Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey
Christian McCaffrey is an All-Universe talent for the Carolina Panthers. Culpo is a former Miss Universe winner. Is it a match made in heaven? Surely.
In her post-pageant life, Culpo has begun an acting career, appearing in 4 films over the last few years and has featured in a few television shows. In 2020, Christian McCaffrey will begin his fourth NFL season as an MVP favorite. Can he take the Panthers back to the playoffs and maybe to a Super Bowl?
Travis Kelce & Kayla Nicole
Travis Kelce was so desperate to find a partner he turned to the last place most of us would, reality TV. That’s right, Travis had his own reality dating show called Catching Kelce. Yes, it was awful and no, he didn’t find love.
Thankfully for the Chiefs star he has found love since the show was mercifully ended. These days he’s found in the arms of Kayla Nicole, who is described as a media personality and has worked as an on-camera host for different networks. She has over 350,000 Instagram followers.
Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood
It seems like the only thing that Odell Beckham Jr. does better than making almost super-human one-handed catches and piling up gobs of receiving statistics is “making waves” for stuff he does off the football field. Specifically, “OBJ” is no fool when it comes to both his social media presence and parlaying said presence into his love life.
In 2019, Beckham and Lauren “Lolo” Wood became something of an item, at least from the way both of their social media posts would indicate. Wood is known for both her 1.1 million followers on Instagram and having been formerly romantically linked with Floyd Mayweather Jr. In vintage “millennial” fashion, Wood and OBJ became an item after a few DM’s led to more conversations and in-person dates.
Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek
Women ranging from former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models to even film stars have professed their love for Rob Gronkowski, the new Tampa Bay tight end. But it was former Patriots cheerleader Camille Kostek who managed to finally take the notorious party-boy off the market.
The two of them began dating in 2015 but made their first public appearance together as a couple in July of 2016. Kostek’s modeling career has taken off and she was even awarded the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover.
Tony and Candice Romo
It’s only natural for the (now former) starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys to be with one of the hottest women from the state of Texas. Candice Romo (née Crawford) grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and attended the University of Missouri.
While attending school she won the Miss Missouri pageant in 2008 and finished in the top 10 of the Miss USA pageant. Crawford married Tony Romo in 2011, and the couple now has three sons together. These days, Candice is making a name for herself with her parenting and lifestyle website, where she gives advice and sells products to make parent’s lives easier.
Ryan and Lauren Tannehill
In what was one of the more uneventful seasons of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” Lauren Tannehill — wife of Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill — was one of the breakout stars. She appeared in plenty of scenes during the season; for most guys watching, the leggy blond basically carried the show.
Tannehill met his future wife in Panama City, Florida in 2009, and the two were married in January of 2012. The couple has relocated to Nashville now that Ryan is playing for the Titans, and she has become a well-known face in the Nashville charity scene. Over 50,000 followers on Instagram follow her efforts.
Jared Goff and Christen Harper
Quarterbacks really do get all the girls. The LA Rams quarterback and model Christen Harper have been Instagram official since summer 2019 but they’d been spotted together months in advance.
Harper is a fitness model with over 250,000 Instagram followers. She’s constantly posting workout plans and healthy recipes. Harper even has that coveted blue check-mark next to her name. She’s legit. This LA power couple is just getting started.
Kyle Van Noy and Marissa Powell
Kyle Van Noy could have gone anywhere to play college football. Thankfully for him, he chose to stay close to home and attended Brigham Young University. While at BYU he was an All-American linebacker who was drafted in the 2nd round by the Lions.
More importantly, that was where Van Noy met his future wife, Marissa Powell. In their home state of Utah, Powell is just as famous as Van Noy as she is the state’s former Miss Utah winner. She finished 3rd in the Miss USA pageant the same year. The couple were married in 2014 and have one son.
Julius Peppers and Claudia Sampedro
Julius Peppers is one of the greatest defensive ends of all time. He’s a 9-time Pro Bowler and is a member of the 2000’s and 2010’s All-Decade Team. Before he made it to the NFL he was a two-sport star at North Carolina, but his girlfriend’s story is even more interesting.
Claudia Sampedro was born in Havana, Cuba before her family immigrated to the United States when she was a child. She’s gone on to an incredibly successful modeling career and now has over 1 million Instagram followers. She was even on the E! reality show “WAGS Miami.” The couple has been together since 2014.
George and Claire Kittle
George Kittle has continued the long tradition of excellent University of Iowa tight ends. Kittle is a major weapon for the 49ers team who came so close to lifting the Lombardi Trophy last season. He’s got the real prize at home though, his wife Claire.
The two met while they were both student-athletes for the Hawkeyes. These days Claire is a successful travel blogger who has over 47 thousand followers on Instagram. Her blog features travel guides for destinations all over the world.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
It’s no surprise that so many NFL fans hate Tom Brady — the guy has it all. Aside from being a 5-time Super Bowl Champion, Brady was lucky enough to land Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen. As a teenager, Gisele (5-foot-11) wanted to be a volleyball player, not a model.
Thankfully, she had a change of heart, because her incredibly successful modeling career has resulted in an astonishing net worth of $360 million. That means Gisele, who reportedly earns $125,000 PER DAY, has earned twice as much money as Brady. Now that is a power couple!
AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb
How many ways does it pay to be the starting quarterback of the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama? Let’s count the ways. You’re probably the most famous athlete in the state. You’re automatically a Heisman Trophy candidate. And, you date women like Katherine Webb, a finalist for Miss USA in 2012, a model in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and a woman that announcer Brent Musburger gushed about on national television.
Webb and AJ McCarron were engaged in March of 2014 and married in July of the same year. They now have two sons. Webb is still an active model and has over 270,000 followers on Instagram.
Reggie Bush and Lilit Avagyan
Apparently, Reggie Bush is a fan of women of Armenian descent. After a very public romantic relationship with a certain reality television mega-star (with Armenian heritage), Bush began dating Lilit Avagyan, an accomplished dancer who performs all over the nation. The two began dating in 2011 and were married in 2012.
The couple has three children together, a daughter and two sons. These days Lilit has found fame on Instagram where 189,000 followers watch her workout videos and yoga sessions. She’s become a huge influencer on the platform.
Baker and Emily Mayfield
Baker Mayfield’s exploits at the University of Oklahoma earned him not only the Heisman Trophy and nationwide fame but also the attention of a certain Instagram model by the name of Emily Wilkinson. Wilkinson is the sister of Sammy Wilk, the latter of whom was a social media influencer on the now-defunct “Vine” video application.
Mayfield and Wilkinson began dating in January of 2018, got engaged in June of 2018, and just over one year later the two were married in Malibu, California. These days, Emily is a model who travels all over the world for shoots, and also promotes Peloton bikes. The Mayfield’s have also become well known around Cleveland for their charity work.
Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick
You could certainly say that life is good for Aaron Rodgers. He went from the longtime understudy of Brett Favre to not only a Super Bowl-winning quarterback but arguably the single-most dangerous quarterback in the NFL. That type of on-field success is in large part why he’s had such success in his dating life.
After dating actress Olivia Munn for roughly three years, not too long after breaking up with her, Rodgers began dating former race-car driver Danica Patrick. In addition to being the most famous female race car driver of all time, Patrick routinely appeared on lists ranking some of the most beautiful female athletes, and women in general, according to various publications.
Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that an Uber-talented athlete like Patrick Mahomes would be attracted to someone who’s equally as athletically talented. Mahomes and Brittany Matthews started dating when the two were just teenagers in high school. While Mahomes was a two-sport star in high school (baseball and football), Matthews excelled at soccer, enough to earn her a scholarship to the University of Texas at Tyler.
Matthews graduated from UT Tyler with a degree in Kinesiology, and currently works as a personal trainer. Her Instagram account, featuring over 143,000 followers, is filled with workout videos, pictures of her flaunting her well-maintained body, as well as photos of her and Mahomes doing “couples” things together.
A.J. Green and Miranda Brooke
Miranda Brooke and AJ Green, the superstar wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, met via social media in 2010. Green and Brooke, a musical performer, dated for several years before tying the knot in 2015; their wedding featured legendary singer John Legend serenading the couple.
A few months later, in September of 2016, the couple welcomed their first child together: a son named Easton Ace. In February of 2019, they had their second child together, a son named Gunnar Blaze. With her music career on hold, you can find her promoting sponsored content on Twitter and Instagram for brands like Spotify and Rockin Protein.
Alex Smith and Elizabeth Barry
NFL players are forbidden from dating cheerleaders employed by their current team, but that clearly doesn’t stop them from dating cheerleaders for other teams. Elizabeth Barry and Alex Smith met when she was a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, and Alex was the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers.
They were engaged in 2007, married in 2009, and have been together ever since. With her cheerleading career over, Barry is now a successful Instagram model with nearly 25,000 followers. She’s been the public face of the Smith family in Alex’s recovery from his gruesome leg injury a few years ago.
Wes Welker and Anna Burns
A former bikini model, and winner of the 2005 “Miss Hooters International,” Anna Burns is quite the catch. She and longtime NFL wide receiver Wes Welker were first spotted together in 2010, and after a couple of years of dating, they were married in 2012. They now have three children together.
Burns has found her name pop up in the blogosphere from time to time, thanks to her relationship with Welker. Before Super Bowl XLVII, she made a dig at Ray Lewis’ troubles with the law in a social media post. These days she is most famous for her line of jewelry that you can find via her Instagram page.
Jeff Garcia and Carmella DeCesare
Jeff Garcia made an NFL career out of nothing. He was un-drafted out of San Jose State, spent 5 seasons in the CFL, and yet managed to make the Pro Bowl 4 times. He’s an inspiration to anyone who is in pursuit of a dream.
In 2007, Garcia married Carmella DeCesare, who is famous in her own right. She is a model whose work you have seen in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and as a contestant on WWE’s Diva Search. She is most famous for winning the 2005 Playboy Playmate of the Year award in 2004.
Sterling Shephard and Chanel Iman
Sterling Shepard has been catching passes for the New York Giants since 2016 and just recently agreed to a new deal that will pay him $41 million over the next four years. That’s a pretty sweet deal, but the deal he got in 2018 was even sweeter.
That was the deal to marry Chanel Iman, a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Whether you know her name or not, you’ve seen her face. She’s been modeling professionally since she was 12 years old and Vogue Paris named her one of the top 30 models of the 2000’s. The couple has two children together.
Nnamdi Asomugha and Kerry Washington
The former All-Pro cornerback is overshadowed by his much more famous wife, Kerry Washington, but that’s just fine with him. In fact, in retirement, he’s taken up the family business and gone into acting himself. He’s appeared in 7 films since 2012.
Washington, of course, is an Emmy and Golden Award-winning actress most famous for her work on the ABC drama Scandal. She was named by Forbes as the eighth highest-paid actress on television.
Colin Kaepernick and Nessa Diab
Colin Kaepernick is one of the most infamous athletes in American history. His play on the field earned him accolades, while his actions on the sidelines divided opinions. One thing that does not cause controversy is his choice of partner, Nessa Diab, commonly known as Nessa.
She has built a successful career as the host of MTV’s Girl Code and many other shows on the network. She is a popular radio DJ on the drive time shift for New York City’s top-rated radio station, Hot 97. The outspoken personality has over 500,000 followers on Instagram.
Osi Umenyiora and Lisa Lopes
Osi Umenyiora is one of the greatest New York Giants of all-time. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion and a two-time Pro Bowler. He was added to the Giants Ring of Honor in 2015. However, his accomplishments pale in comparison to that of his beautiful wife Lisa Lopes.
Lopes won both the Miss Angola pageant and the Miss Universe pageant in the same cycle. During her reign as Miss Universe and beyond, Lopes has made it her life’s mission to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, and the discrimination people fighting those diseases have to deal with.