Celebrating Women & Girls In Sports

Celebrating Women & Girls In Sports

10 Sports Power Couples

What happens when you combine two athletes at the top of their sports? You get a POWER COUPLE. Here are some of our favorites.

 

Aaron Rodgers & Danica Patrick

These well-known athletes first met in 2012 at the ESPY Awards. They remained friends and confirmed their relationship in 2018.

Danica Patrick is a former professional racecar driver and the most successful woman in the history of open-wheel racing. She is the first woman to win an Indycar race. 

Aaron Rodgers has been the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers since 2008. Rodgers led the Packers to a Super Bowl Championship in 2011. 

George Kittle & Claire Till

Loyal Hawkeyes who met their freshman year at the University of Iowa. They eloped in April 2019 and aren’t shy about showing their love on social media.

George Kittle, a wildly popular athlete with a colorful personality, is a 2x Pro Bowler and one of the best tight ends in the NFL. He helped the 49ers get to the Super Bowl in 2020.

Off the gridiron, Kittle is married to Claire Till, who has been in the spotlight for years and played basketball at the University of Iowa.

Kealia Ohai & J.J. Watt 

They met through Ohai’s older sister, Megan, who is married to Watt’s former Texans’ teammate, Brian Cushing.  

They got married this year and shared beautiful photos of their tropical wedding on social media.

Ohai is a professional soccer player who plays for the Chicago Red Stars. In college, she played for The University of North Carolina and won a national championship.  

Watt is regarded as one of the top Defensive Ends in the NFL and plays for the Houston Texans. He is a five-time Pro Bowler and a three-time Defensive Player of the Year award winner. 

 

 

Laila Ali & Curtis Conway

They recently celebrated 11 years of marriage and have two children together. Throughout the years, they have both had major career transitions, but have supported one another.

Ali is a big name to carry, but Laila is a huge success in her own right. She is a four-time undefeated boxing champion, an author, wife and mother. During her career, she held the WBC, WIBA, IWBF and IBA female super middleweight titles, and the IWBF light heavyweight title.

Ali is married to former NFL player Curtis Conway. Conway, a wide receiver, had over 1000 yards 3 times in his twelve-year NFL career, playing for 4 different teams.

Alex Morgan & Servando Carrasco 

These two found love on the soccer field at The University of California Berkeley in 2007. They have been scoring goals ever since. They wed in 2014 and will welcome their first baby in April of this year. 

Morgan is one of soccer’s most decorated players. She plays for the Orlando Pride of the NWSL. Since 2018, she has co-captained the US National team with Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe. 

Carrasco is a midfielder for the L.A. Galaxy. He spent his early childhood in Tijuana, Mexico, but his family moved back to the U.S. when he was seven.

Amanda Nunes & Nina Ansaroff 

These amazing MMA fighters found love in the cage. They enjoy fishing and training together, and sometimes even spar.  

In 2019, Nunes became the first woman in UFC history to claim two belts at the same time, winning the featherweight and bantamweight titles. 

Ansaroff, a fighter in the strawweight division with a 4-1 record in 2019, is taking time off in the attempt to have her first baby, but is already plotting her return to the MMA.

Sanya Richards-Ross & Aaron Ross 

The love story between these two famous athletes began at the University of Texas, where they both attended college.

Richards-Ross is a 4x Olympic Gold Medalist. She ran in the 400 m and 4 x 400 m relay race.  

Ross, a former NFL cornerback, won two Super Bowls as a member of the New York Giants.

Elena Delle Donne & Amanda Clifton 

They were introduced by a mutual friend while Delle Donne was playing for the the Chicago Sky of the WNBA. They got married in 2017.

Delle Donne was the 2015 WNBA MVP and won a gold medal with the USA’s women’s basketball team in the 2016 Olympics. Presently, she plays for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. 

Clifton played college basketball at Illinois State University. Clifton is the director of the DE11E Donne Academy, a basketball camp where Elena mentors and coaches girls.

Lindsey Vonn & P.K. Subban 

Both of these famous athletes thrive in a cold environment, but when they met, sparks flew.

Vonn is a professional skier and a three-time Olympic medalist with 82 World Cup golds. After a 17 year career, Vonn announced on February 10, 2019, she would retire.  

Subban is a NHL hockey player for the New Jersey Devils. In 2013, he won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman.

Subban proposed to Vonn in August 2019. Afterwards, on Christmas Day 2019 and the couple’s second anniversary, Vonn returned the favor and proposed to Subban.

Julie & Zach Ertz

This power couple caught the attention and hearts of people around the world in 2015.  

They met at a Stanford baseball game when Zach was a member of the Stanford football team and Julie was on the Santa Clara women’s soccer team. 

In 2015, they both won a title – Julie won the World Cup as a member of the US women’s soccer team, while Zach won the Super Bowl as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.  

They were married in 2017 and enjoy playing Call of Duty and eating breakfast for dinner. 

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