Love and Sports: Famous Athlete Couples


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we can’t deny the spirit of love in the air. In honor of our favorite arrow-piercing baby, we’re celebrating the love stories between some of the greatest athletes in sports.


Aaron and Sanya Richards Ross

In terms of an athletic power couple in the world of sports, it doesn’t get much better than a two-time Super Bowl winning cornerback and a gold medal Olympian. The New York Giants football star and track-and-field icon and are one forceful duo.


Servando Carrasco and Alex Morgan

Labeled “Seattle’s First Couple of Soccer” and the sweethearts of soccer fans across the nation, Servando Carrasco and Alex Morgan are the dolls of the field. The recently engaged couple easily captured our hearts, although Servando is the envy of men everywhere.


Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Danica Patrick

An ever-growing household name in the racing world, Danica Patrick is a rockstar on the track, and has since gained even more recognition as the face of Pair her with two-time winner of Nationwide Titles Ricky Stenhouse, and you have a NASCAR powerhouse.


Matt Treanor and Misty May-Treanor

He’s had a nine-year career in the MLB, playing for teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers and currently the Cleveland Indians. She has taken home three gold medals in beach volleyball, and is an absolute machine on the sand. Together, their quirky and lively relationship has charmed millions of fans.


Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf

Between the two of them, they hold 30 Grand Slam titles. Although both former rockstars on the tennis court, Steffi is regarded by many to be the best female tennis player of all time. And with a decade of marriage under their belt, their love story is also a tale of success.


Andrew Luck and Nicole Pechanec

First-round draft pick, Heisman contender and top notch quarterback, Andrew Luck delighted Indianapolis Colts fans this year with a trip to the playoffs. But the Stanford grad isn’t the only athlete in his relationship. Girlfriend and former classmate, the adorable Nicole Pechanec is a superstar gymnast and former team MVP.


Nomar Garciaparra and Mia Hamm

This one is indisputable. Retired US soccer play and gold medalist, she was recently named by ESPN as the greatest female athlete in history. He excelled in a 14-year career in the MLB and secured six All-Star appearances. The athleticism is beaming out of this pair.

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