Athlete Relationships of 2012
Many celebrity watchers got fired up when Eva Longoria and Mark Sanchez were spotted out and about the Big Apple. Unfortunately for adoring fans, Sangoria didn't last to see the end of 2012. On a positive note, they top the list of athlete-celebrity couples that made headlines this year. eva longoria gq shoot, mark sanchez struggling season,
After a whirlwind engagement, reality-TV personality Evelyn Lozada married then-NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson on July 4. But the honeymoon didn't last long. Lozada accused Johnson of head-butting her Aug. 12 during an argument. The incident was the beginning of the end for the couple. chad johnson + evelyn domestic violence, chad johnson + evelyn divorce sept. 19,
Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari and Bears QB Jay Cutler were engaged until Cutler called off the wedding in June 2011. However, the couple reconciled and Cavallari tweeted the news. Their first child, a son - Camden, was born in August. cavallari + cutler + wedding plans 2012,
Reggie Bush and his girlfriend Lilit Avagyan made headlines this year when the couple announced that they are expecting their first child together. Tongues also wagged when the public realized how much Bush's current flame resembles his ex. kardashians stay away from Lilit Avagyan and reggie bush,
For a guy who seems to love being the center of attention, Bryce Harper has kept his relationship with Kayla Varner deep undercover. Kayla Varner soccer byu, Bryce Harper washington nationals,
Reportedly dating actress Camilla Belle, Tim Tebow seems to have found a girlfriend that can handle the media glare that comes with being associated with the Jets quarterback. tim tebow + camilla belle + virgins until marriage, tim tebow's mom on camilla belle,
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki reportedly met his wife, Jessica Olsson in Scotland and they immediately hit it off. Dirk married his bride in a low-key wedding this summer.
Charlie Bell spent the majority of his NBA career as a journeyman. However, his name has been back in the headlines this year thanks to a nasty divorce battle with ex-wife Kenya. charlie bell kenya bell divorce september 2012,
It is fair to say that Gisele Bundchen is not the most gracious of losers. Following the New England Patriots' loss in Super Bowl XLVI, Bundchen seemingly took the loss harder than her husband, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The supermodel didn't take kindly to the ribbing she received from some elated New York Giants fans. gisele bundchen super bowl outburst, gisele bundchen and tom brady baby girl vivian,
It's going to be hard to win in the court of public opinion if you leave your wife for a younger intern, especially when your wife is expecting twins. Tiki Barber knows this all too well. The former New York Giants running back ended his marriage to his wife - who was eight months pregnant, then married his former mistress in July. Tiki Barber leaves pregnant wife, tiki barber and traci lynn johnson wedding, tiki barber and traci lynn johnson,
One thing can be said for Doug and Jackie Christie - they stick together through thick and thin. Now that Doug is retired and Jackie is no longer supporting him in an NBA arena, rumors swirled that the two were set to embark on a new career path - as producers of an adult film. With no such film released to date, Jackie's turn on VH1's "Basketball Wives" will have to suffice. doug and jackie christie adult film,
Lauren Tannehill has been turning heads since she took the stage at her husband's introductory news conference. There is no doubt that the public will be seeing more of the aspiring model in the future.
Sasha Vujacic and Maria Sharapova seemed like a sports match made in heaven. She became enamored with him while he was winning championships with the Lakers. Unfortunately, the relationship magic couldn't withstand Vujacic's move to New Jersey. Sasha Vujacic move to new jersey, sasha vujacic maria sharapova break up september 2012,
Ibaka's R&B singer girlfriend will no doubt want to share the spotlight with the basketball star.
Former Louisville coach Bobby Petrino crashed his motorcycle on April 1. That crash set off a chain of events that eventually uncovered the sordid truth that he was involved in an affair with another employee in the athletic department. As pictures of Jessica Dorrell were splashed across the news pages, Petrino was fired from his position as the football coach at Arkansas on April 10th. bobby petrino + jessica dorrell,
Ben Roethlisberger is a Super Bowl champion and one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, but one title was absent from his resume until just recently. Ben Roethlisberger "big ben", Ben Roethlisberger + wife ashley + baby,
Hope Solo and Jerramy Stevens might not be the model for functional relationships. The newlyweds married and are in the midst of weathering a relationship rough patch after Stevens was arrested the day before their wedding. jerramy stevens and hope solo married in november 2012, jerramy stevens arrested, hope solo defends jerramy stevens,
Is there any drama between this couple that hasn't been televised on VH1's "Basketball Wives: LA" After the couple's September wedding, Barnes' longtime girlfriend can now officially call herself a "Basketball" wife. Gloria Govan basketball wives,
Sanya Richards accomplished an athletic feat in the London Olympics that rivals her football-playing husband's Super Bowl win. NFL defensive back Aaron Ross watched from the stands as his wife won gold in the 400m and paired that with gold in the 4x400m relay
Deion Sanders and his wife Pilar have made headlines all year with their nasty, explosive divorce battle. There seems to be no love lost between these two and a speedy resolution does not seem likely. Deion Sanders + pilar divorce,
Winning a gold medal is an incredible achievement on its own. But winning a gold medal while 5 weeks pregnant? That's a feat in a league of its own. Beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh-Jennings won a gold medal with teammate Misty May-Treanor and later found out that she was five weeks pregnant during the games. She and her husband Casey are expecting their bundle of joy in April of next year.
Sports and reality TV have been in bed together for a while now, and the perfect marriage of the two is personified by Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom and his wife, Khloe, a member of the ubiquitous Kardashian clan. This year brought fresh opportunities for both. Odom had a chance to jumpstart his sputtering basketball career and Khloe landed a spot as co-host of the X Factor lamar odom write lyrics for kanye,
This pair set themselves up to dethrone Khloe and Lamar as the "it" couple of NBA/reality TV mashups. Kim and Kris celebrated their nuptials with a star-studded TV special but the marriage lasted just 72 days. Interestingly enough, the divorce battle between Kris and Kim has lasted far longer than their actual wedded bliss. kris humphries + kim kardashian divorce, kim kardashian keeps $2 million engagement ring,
According to reports, Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan have been together since 2008, and have been living together since 2009. The couple became engaged in 2011, prompting gossip sites to stay on permanent Jordan wedding watch. Yvette Prieto michael jordan wedding plans, michael jordan 37,000 square foot home,