When it comes to star athletes, it’s easy to see the upfront glitz and glam that comes from their success…money, cars, partying and most importantly the women. Being a high-profile athlete, women come a dime a dozen and they can get any lady they want, at any time. But it takes a special type of women to capture the hearts of our favorite NBA, NFL or MLB stars and lock them down and many have succeeded.
So, we picked a few of our favorite and hottest WAGS (wives and girlfriends of high-profile sportspersons) in the game.
Vanessa Bryant (Wife of Kobe Bryant)
Vanessa is the wife of the NBA’s most valuable player Kobe Bryant. The high school sweethearts met in 1999 and were married by 2001. The couple have two daughters 13-year-old Natalia and 10-year-old Gianna.
Iggy Azalea (Fiancée of Nick Young)
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is currently engaged to L.A. Laker player Nick Young. The two began dating in November 2013 and announced their engagement on June 1, 2015. They currently reside together in Tarzana, California. Iggy is set to release her second studio album later in 2016.
Ayesha Curry (Wife of Stephen Curry)
The Curry’s are undoubtedly everyone’s favorite NBA couple. Ayesha Curry, who was born in Toronto, Canada, met Stephen Curry when she moved to North Carolina. The couple married in 2011 and have two daughters Riley and Ryan. Ayesha currently has her own cooking website/blog “Little Lights of Mine” and recently scored her own cooking series on the Food Network.
La La Anthony (Wife of Carmelo Anthony)
New York Times best-selling author and actress La La Anthony has been married to NBA player Carmelo Anthony since July 2010. The couple married before 320 guests and the ceremony was filmed by VH1 and aired as a reality series, La La’s Full Court Wedding. The couple have a 9-year-old son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony. La La has been making power moves in the entertainment industry with best-selling books and landing major roles in movies and most recently in the hit Starz original drama series Power.
Kendra Wilkinson (Wife of Hank Baskett)
Kendra Wilkinson dumped her former boyfriend, Hugh Hefner, when she met NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett in 2008. In June 2009, the couple married and also announced that they were expecting their first child together. Their son Hank Baskett VI was born in December 2009 and later joined by his sister Alijah Mary Baskett in 2014. You can keep up with Kendra and her family on her WE tv reality show Kendra on Top which is currently in its 5th season.
Teyana Taylor (Fiancée of Iman Shumpert)
Singer/fashionista Teyana Taylor met her fiancé, NBA player, Iman Shumpert a few years back at Ludacris’ “Luda Weekend” in Atlanta. The two became serious in 2014 and by October 2015, Iman proposed to Teyana just before welcoming their first child together, Iman Tayla Shumpert in December. Teyana is currently on the road with her “VII Unplugged” Tour and recently released her “The Dirty Sweat” activewear clothing line.
Lilit Avagyan (Wife of Reggie Bush)
Lilit Avagyan met her hubby NFL running back Reggie Bush in 2011 after his very public breakup with famed socialite Kim Kardashian. The Armenian dance teacher and Reggie welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Breseis in May 2013 and their second child, a boy named Uriah in July 2015. The couple exchanged wedding vows in July 2014.
Gabrielle Union (Wife of Dwyane Wade)
This high-profile couple began dating in 2009, but briefly split up in early 2013 due to high career demands. Gabrielle and the Miami Heat shooting guard reconciled and were engaged in December 2013. The couple held a lavish private wedding on August 30, 2014 in Miami, FL. Gabby is the stepmother to Dwyane’s two oldest sons from his previous marriage Zaire and Zion, plus Xavier, a son who was conceived during their split up in 2013. Gabrielle is currently starring in the hot BET drama series Being Mary Jane.
Whew! That list was hot! Wouldn’t you agree?
Written By: Nicole Cunningham