16 Hot Hollywood Stars Who Coupled Up With an Athlete (PHOTOS)

Sometimes when Hollywood and the pro leagues meet, it's like scoring a touchdown. At least that's what happens when singers and actors start dating professional athletes — just ask hot Hollywood couple Russell Wilson and Ciara. Although their careers may be incredibly different, these matches can result in some incredibly winning relationships that could turn any sports fan into a romantic.

These 16 celebrity-athlete pairings are some of the cutest couples in the public eye.


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  • Julianne Hough & Brooks Laich


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    This Dancing with the Stars dancer and the Washington Capitals hockey player announced their engagement in August of 2015. Hough has been busy since, starring in several movies and more recently on TV in Grease Live, but she’s also been blogging her wedding planning process as the couple gets closer to their big day.

  • Shakira & Gerard Piqué


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    Singing phenomenon Shakira and Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué can thank the World Cup for their introduction. They made acquaintance when Piqué appeared in the music video for Shakira’s 2010 World Cup anthem, “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa).” They now have a son, Milan, and a daughter, Sasha.

  • Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko


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    After Heroes star Hayden Panettiere had her daugher, Kaya, with her fiancé heavyweight boxer, Wladimir Klitschko, she made headlines for opening up about her postpartum depression. Through her tough time, Klitschko supported his partner.

  • Ciara & Russell Wilson


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    This couple has received a lot of media attention since they went public about their decision to remain abstinent for religious reasons. Although Ciara was engaged to rapper Future back in 2014, she now says that the Seahawks quarterback is the “one.”

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  • Iggy Azalea & Nick Young


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    Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and Lakers player Nick Young got engaged in June 2015, and they have been very busy since planning a huge, fairy tale wedding. With Demi Lovato on board as a bridesmaid, Azalea is bound to have plenty of people supporting the process.

  • Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler


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    The Hills star and her Chicago Bears quarterback husband just recently welcomed their third child, Saylor James, in November. The couple has been married since 2013.

  • Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher


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    Country singer Carrie Underwood met hockey player Mike Fisher at one of her concerts. After dating long-distance for a while, they got married in 2010. In February 2015, they had a son named Isaiah.

  • Olivia Munn & Aaron Rodgers


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    Newsroom actress Olivia Munn and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers have been dating since May 2014. Despite recent rumors of their engagement, Munn shot down the gossip with a hilarious Instagram post.

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  • Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson


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    After her highly publicized split with ex Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson found love again with former NFL player Eric Johnson. They tied the knot in 2014 and together they have two gorgeous children, Ace and Maxwell.

  • Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady


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    Can a couple be any better looking? Brazilian supermodel Bundchen and New England Patriots quarterback Brady got married in 2009, and together they have a daughter, Vivian, and a son, Benjamin.

  • Victoria & David Beckham


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    Victoria didn’t have to be Sporty Spice to get with soccer star David Beckham. They duo was married in 1999 and have since had four beautiful children: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper.

  • Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade


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    Bring It On actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat player Dwayne Wade tied the knot in 2014. Although they do not have any children, Union has been vocal about the problems many women face with fertility. Above all, however, she says, “There is so much hope.”

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  • Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom


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    At the very least, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s relationship can be described as whirlwind. The pair got married in 2009, and Kardashian was in the process of filing for divorce when Odom fell into a coma in October 2015. She held off on filing the papers to help Odom recover, and while they have been seen together since, it is unclear if Khloe and Lamar are romantically linked again.

  • Brooklyn Decker & Andy Roddick


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    Brooklyn Decker may have landed the 2010 cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, but she’s not the pro athlete in this relationship. The former model and the tennis star were married in 2009, and they welcomed a son, Hank, in the fall of 2015.

  • Jessie James & Eric Decker


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    This country star and the NFL player have a romance so cute, they got a reality show out of it. The two got married in 2013 and started their E! show Eric & Jessie: Game On soon after. They had their first son, Eric, in September 2015.

  • JoAnna Garcia & Nick Swisher


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    Once Upon a Time actress JoAnna Garcia and her baseball player beau, Nick Swisher, got married in 2010. Three years later, they welcomed their daughter, Emerson Jay.

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