Have you ever noticed how singers and actors always to seem to hook up with each other? There’s Gwen and Gavin, Brad and Angelina… the list goes on and on. Well in sports, it’s no different. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s a look at some of the sports world’s hottest love stories.
Former world No.1 Steffi Graf and her husband, former No.1 ATP player Andre Agassi are married and have two children, Jaden and Jaz. Imagine the serve and volley game those kids are gonna have.
Havin’ A Ball
Soccer star Mia Hamm and former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra were married on 22 November 2003. The two met five years earlier when Garciaparra, who could have gone to college on a soccer scholarship, lost a charity penalty-kick contest to Hamm at Harvard.
New to the list this year – Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova and NBA player Sasha Vujacic who became engaged in October of 2010.
Gymnasts Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner met in 1976 at gymnastic’s American Cup at Madison Square Garden in New York, where he won the men’s title and she won the women’s. He was 18 and she was 14. As the men’s title winner, he was asked to kiss her for the photographers. The couple have been married since 1996.
Ice Ice Baby
Kristi Yamaguchi and Bret Hedican have hot love that’s almost always on ice. She’s a former figure skating Olympic gold medalist. He’s a smooth skating defenseman for the Florida Panthers hockey team. Together they have two daughters.
Olympian Jennie Finch, considered softball’s poster princess, married her charming knight, Diamondbacks pitcher Casey Daigle in 2005. Their first baby, Ace, will soon be joined by a sibling and Finch recently announced her retirement.
A Day at the Beach
Volleyball superstar Gabrielle Reece met her husband, top surfer Laird Hamilton, while riding monster waves in Hawaii. They married in 1997 and their daughter, Reece, was born in 2003.
Catch Me If You Can
Ann Gaffigan, former American Record holder (3000m Steeplechase & WTS co-founder) and Jason High, Professional MMA Fighter are the proud parents of Jaelyn. They are also the funniest couple on Twitter (@anngaff & @KCBandit).
From reader Steven Watanabe come these great additions (can’t believe I missed the first two):
Matt Treanor and Misty May-Treanor. Matt plays for the Texas Rangers baseball team, while Misty is an Olympic Gold Medal-winning beach volleyball player. They were married in 2004.
Candace Parker and Shelden Williams. Both are basketball players. Candace is currently with the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA, and Shelden has been playing in the NBA since 2006. They were married in 2008, and Candace gave birth to a daughter in 2009.
Another NBA/WNBA couple is Curtis Borchardt and Susan King-Borchardt. They both met (and got married) while attending Stanford University, in 2003. Curtis went on to play in the NBA for a few years, and is now playing in Europe. Susan played briefly for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA during the 2005 season
Do you know of any other great sports couples?
If so, comment below or let us know.