TOUCHDOWN! Meet the WAGS of These NFL Athletes
| LAST UPDATE 02/06/2023
NFL athletes are no strangers to the spotlight, but who are the lucky women that get to share it with them? From supermodels to public influencers, meet the stunning WAGS and exes of these football stars.
Rob Gronkowski has been playing for the New England Patriots since 2010. Through his many seasons, Camille was frequently seen on the field, not as his bae, but rather as a cheerleader for his team.
In 2015 Camille retired from cheerleading and became a TV reporter. The couple began their relationship later that year. In June 2020 Camille was seen in Sports Illustrated as a swimsuit model. This was a major moment in her career as the magazine gets distributed throughout the world. This power couple is still going strong.
You've probably seen the beautiful Ariel in several Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, giving off her queen energy. She met her husband, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks at the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary party. The two got on like a house on fire and on July 11th, 2014 they got engaged.
At 28-years-old Ariel was seen with a pregnancy bump and in 2015 they had their first child, Amir. More recently the couple welcomed their second child, Harmony. There's no doubt about it, when it comes to looking picture-perfect, these two stunners certainly come to mind.
Former Miss Utah pageant queen Marissa Powell knows what it’s like to be a winner just like her husband Kyle Van Noy, outside linebacker for the New England Patriots. The couple got engaged in December 2013 and tied the knot in 2014.
In the same year that they got engaged, Van Noy got drafted by the NFL. Since marrying, Marissa has since given up her pageant life and the couple spends most of their time with their adopted and foster kids. In September 2019 the couple welcomed their first child, Trae Ledgend Van Noy.
The host of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN and her husband, former Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Christian Ponder are quite the duo. Like many great modern love-stories, the two met when Christain slid into Samantha's Twitter DMs.
After a two months of dating, the couple got married and had three children. In December 2019 Samantha had to take a break from her job to heal after she suffered from a seizure. She took to Instagram to thank her husband, as well as fans for all the love during that hard time. Thankfully, this stunner is doing much better.
Model and actress Claudia Sampedro was born in Cuba and rose to fame through her career endeavors, but more so due to her undeniable similarities to Kim Kardashian. In 2014 Claudia started dating long-time defensive end, Julius Peppers. Before meeting Peppers, Claudia already had over one million followers on Instagram.
The couple started dating in 2014 when Peppers left his then-pregnant girlfriend Lia Ames. Claudia said: “I just love the chemistry we have. We really just motivate each other.” Claudia has one daughter, Keena Skye from the previous relationship, and the couple have a child of their own. They are currently planning their wedding!
Canadian NFL WAGS star, Nicole Williams was working as a lingerie model when she met outside linebacker Larry English. Like gas to a fire, the two had an instant spark. Fans of the couple were able to watch the love affair on-air and on the season finale, after four years of dating, Larry popped the big question.
The theme for their wedding was "a black-tie affair.” Nicole wanted to keep the day "chic and elegant" with all-white roses and a pop of rose gold. The two pledged to stay together in 2018 and said, “for richer or for richer." In a recent interview Nicole revealed that she “definitely wants to have babies.”
It took running back Reggie Bush quite a while to finally settle down and choose the woman he wanted to spend his life with. After dating WWE Diva Eve Torres, mogul Kim Kardashian and country singer Jessie James, Reggie finally locked down on dance teacher Lilit Avagyan.
Lilit was an accomplished Armenian dancer and guest performer on ‘Dancing with The Stars’. In 2017 the couple got hitched and Bush retired from the NFL. The two spent the last few months home-schooling their three kids. The couple described the experience as challenging but a chance to learn and grow together as a family.
If you spend any time on the internet, then you've probably already heard of Kayla Phillips. Kayla started as a model and with her personality and undeniable beauty, she gained a massive following on social media. Herself and her now-fiance, DeSean Jackson first started speaking through social media.
Jackson was a wide receiver for the Washington Redskins and often appeared on Kayla’s Instagram. The couple had two children together and in August 2020 they got engaged. In the past month, DeSean fractured his ankle, and what will happen with his career? only time will tell.
Kasey Trione was working as a bikini model and advertiser when her social media following drastically increased after she began dating former wide receiver, Lance Moore. The two started dating in 2013 and married in 2016. Kasey previously dated running back Stevan Ridley and was, therefore, no stranger to this lifestyle.
For her 26th birthday, Kasey invited Lance to her party. “I never thought he would come,” but “He booked the next flight out and was in San Diego,” for the party. The couple is still going strong and have two adorable girls. Even though Lance retired in May 2017, the family still enjoy going to games.
Grammar award-winning singer Ciara Harris was not one to share her relationships with the public until she started dating Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. They announced their relationship in 2015 and within the year Russell proposed.
The couple had a bit of drama from Ciara’s ex-fiancée ‘Future’, with whom she had a child. On July 6, 2016, Russell became Ciara's son's stepfather and the pair went on to have a daughter and son together. There's no doubt about it, these two are too cute together.
Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez met his wife October while she was working at a bar in California. October caught Tony’s eye and he tried to make a move, but was shot down as she was in a relationship. After a couple of months, Tony heard that October was single and decided to try again.
He took his shot, scored, and in 2007 the couple took "commitment vows.” October worked as a television host on multiple FOX shows and was widely known for having co-hosted with Rachael Ray several times. The couple has two children, River and Malia as well as Nikko, Tony’s son from a previous relationship.
Leila Lopes met former defensive end Osi Umenyiora in 2011 shortly after she won the title of Miss Universe. The beauty queen was well known in the pageant community, beating over 20 candidates in the Miss Angola pageant in Luanda in December 2010.
The couple dated while Osi played for the New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons. In 2015 Osi retired from the NFL and the couple became man and wife. In February 2018 they announced they were pregnant with their first child. They had a son named Dijani Umenyiora.
Retired NASCAR driver Danica Patrick first met Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the 2012 ESPYs (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award). The two vaguely kept in touch over the next few years and would see each other yearly at the ESPYs. They began dating in 2017.
After more than two years of dating the couple decided to ‘call it quits’ and officially split up in July 2020. Fans of the couple were devastated by this news. Danica became an entrepreneur and business owner, launching a clothing line called ‘Warrior’, and wrote a book called “Pretty Intense.”
Singer, songwriter, rapper and dance sensation, Miranda Brooke married her now-husband, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green in 2015 at their ‘star-studded’ wedding. Many of A.J’s teammates such as Mohamed Sanu and Andy Dalton attended the wedding in support of the new couple.
Miranda put her career on hold when she and A.J decided to start a family. The couple has 2 kids, son Easton Ave Green born in September 2016, and in 2019 welcomed their second son ‘Gunnar Blaze Green’. These days most of her time is spent with her kids and living life as an Instagram influencer.
Having met at Stanford, Nicole Pechanec and her now-husband Colts quarterback Andrew Luck are no strangers to high-level competitions. Both Nicole and Andrew were on college sports teams where Nicole competed in international gymnastics competitions and was named MVP of her 2012 college gymnastics team.
The couple united in marriage in March 2019 in Prague in the Czech Republic. In August of the same year, Andrew retired from the NFL and in November the two welcomed a daughter named Lucy. Nicole continued to be a field producer working on broadcasts of gymnastics events with NBC Sports and ESPN.
Jessie James Decker
On the 11th of May 2011, Jessie James and Eric Decker finally met in person after ‘digitally’ dating for a month. A friend of Jessie’s met Eric through mutual friends and thought he was ‘so good looking’. She showed him a picture of Jessie and he asked for her information. The rest is history.
Since marrying in 2013, the couple started their reality show on E! Called “Eric & Jessie: Game On.” In her earlier life, Jessie rose to fame as a country singer and continued to make music into motherhood. The couple has three children, Vivianne Rose aged 6, Eric Thomas II aged 5, and Forrest Bradley aged 2.
Here’s a little love story for you. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his now-fiance Brittany Matthews first started dating when they met at Whitehouse High School. Patrick went on to play college football at Texas Tech while Brittany received her own sports scholarship and played soccer at UT Tyler.
In the 2019- 2020 playoffs, Mahomes led the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl and received a Super Bowl Ring. On that celebratory day, Mahomes proposed to Brittany who has since started a personal training business and in October 2020, they announced that they are expecting a baby girl. How beautiful?
The former ‘Laguna Beach’ reality star, Kristin Cavallari and NFL superstar Jay Cutler were quite the well-known couple. They had three children and while Cutler was still in the NFL, Kristin took on the main role of raising their family. When he retired the roles switched. Nice!
Together for over ten years, the couple both had major careers. Kristin launched a fashion line and filmed her reality show Very Cavallari. However, in April 2020 the two officially announced their divorce, and later that year Kristin ended her television show.
Meet the brains and beauty that is Candice Crawford. Sister of Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford and wife of former NFL quarterback Tony Romo. The two started dating in 2009 and got hitched in 2011. When picking her up on their first date, Candice made Tony hide as her parents were diehard Cowboys fans.
When she met Tony, she’d just won Miss Missouri and was on her way to compete in the Miss USA pageant. It ain’t just her looks and connections that have created a name for her. Crawford has also created her own essential oils business and went back to school to get a degree in journalism.
The Miss Alabama 2012 winner, Katherine Webb is the wife of quarterback A.J. McCarron. She rose to fame as a model and pageant queen and began dating A.J. in 2013. She was seen at one of his football games and the video went viral. The couple has been married for six years and proud parents to sons Tripp, 4, and Cash, 2.
At the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, Katherine was seen cheering A.J. on. The commentator talked about how beautiful Katherine saying that, "Quarterbacks get all the good-looking women.” Earlier this year, Webb said she had quit ‘Hollywood’ as she genuinely hated being ‘famous’ and having her personal life out there so much.
Former Playboy model and girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, Kendra Wilkinson caught the attention of wide receiver Hank Baskett. The two were introduced by Kendra's mother and after only six months of dating, Hank got down on one knee. They were married for nine years and had two children.
In October 2018 Kendra filed for divorce. In the early months of 2020, Kendra opened up about her love life after being spotted with her ex-husband during self-isolation. Kendra stated that a romantic relationship was not her priority and that she and Hank got along well as co-parents.
Like many great NFL-love-stories, cheerleader Elizabeth Barry dated quarterback Alex Smith. The two met in 2007 at a St. Patrick's Day festival and dated for two years before walking down the aisle. Since 2009, the couple has had two sons and a daughter.
Their first son ‘Hudson’ was born in May 2011, their second son ‘Hayes’ was born in March 2013 and their daughter ‘Sloan’ joined the team in February 2016. The couple works closely with foster teens helping them raise funds to go to college. At the end of 2018, Smith broke his tibia and fibula, but has recently been cleared to play.
After being an NFL player for over 11 years, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha met his now-wife, actress Kerry Washington. Nnamdi first met Kerry while delving into the world of acting. At that time, Nnamdi still played in the NFL however, in 2013 he retired and the two took to the altar.
Kerry is known for being very private about her family life. As far as fans know, Washington has two biological children: Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha AND Caleb Kelechi Asomugha. Kerry currently stars in Hulu's miniseries ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ and was nominated for a 2020 Emmy award for her role in the series.
WAGS superstar Sasha Dindayal married tight end Antonio Gates in 2011. After walking down the aisle fans became very interested in Sasha’s everyday life as a "video vixen." You may not have realized, but she's featured in many hiphop music videos that you love.
Sasha spent most of her career pursuing opportunities as a recording artist, fashionista, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She earned a degree in fashion merchandising and has been with Gates for over nine and a half years.
Like many great university-love-stories, quarterback of the Detroit Lions, Matt Stafford met his now-wife Kelly Hall while both attending the University of Georgia. Matt played football and Kelly was a cheerleader. In 2009 Matt got drafted by the NFL where his devoted wife continued to support him.
In April 2015 the two tied the knot and had three daughters together. However, the couple suffered from a terrible scare when Kelly was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. Thankfully, after undergoing surgery, the tumor was safely removed. There's no doubt about it, this power-couple can handle it all.
Viviana Volpicelli ain’t just a pretty face. Having received a science degree from the University of Southern California, Viviana created quite the name for herself. Heard of her? She started dating Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor in October 2017. This created a surge of popularity on her social media sites.
Both a model and an Instagram personality, Viviana loves all things related to beauty including skincare, cosmetics, makeup, fashion, and more. She ran a blog discussing these passions and appeared on the television series The Real Housewives of Footballers. As of 2020, the couple is still together.
Madison Sadri met wide receiver David Nelson while on a trip to Haiti in 2012. They bonded over their faith, love for travel and adventure. In 2015 David ended his career with the NFL to focus on their family. The couple has two children, Easton John, born April 2018, and Noah Ally, born in October 2019.
Madison runs a lifestyle blog that documents the family's day to day life called ‘heymadinelson.com.’ In march 2020 she wrote a ‘Staying Home Survival Guide.’ She explained that she started her blog to share her personal journals including words from the heart, encouragement, and comfort during this year’s trying times.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill labelled his better half as the strong woman behind his success. The two love birds met in college at Texas A&M. They got married in 2012, the same year that Ryan was drafted as the 8th overall pick. Lauren and Ryan attended the same church but never met each other.
The Tannehills have two kids, a 3-year-old son ‘Steel’ and a 1-year-old daughter Stella. In 2017 Ryan injured his knee and was grateful to his wife for helping him through that “dark time.” Fans had the opportunity of getting to know Lauren during HBO’s ’Hard Knocks’ series. Lauren noted that she felt the show accurately portrayed their relationship.
Golden Tate first met his now-wife Elise Pollard at a bar while on a weekend away with friends. Tate noticed Elise from across the room and had tunnel vision all night. The couple got hitched in Mexico in 2017. They have two children, a daughter Londyn and a son Golden. He is the 4th generation of ‘Golden’.
The couple now spend their time working with Golden's foundation that supports veterans, helping them propose to their loved ones, and design personalized engagement rings. They also aid couples by bringing them closer together and back to one another.
The former girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio, Gisele Bündchen created quite the name for herself as one of the most famous NFL wives and is known for being a world-famous supermodel. In the 1990s her ‘stunning looks’ caused a massive increase in her fame.
Gisele got married in 2009 to an NFL player that many people refer to as the GOAT (Greatest of all time), Tom Brady. The couple was originally set up on a blind date in 2006. They had two children, Benjamin Rein and Vivian Lake born in 2012. Unfortunately, the pair divorced in 2022.