Normally when we put together a list of the top athletes, or the top plays or whatever it may be, we rank them from worst to first. In the case of the 15 Hottest Athlete WAGs (wives and girlfriends) it’s almost a redundant endeavor. Deciding who the hottest WAGs in the sports world are is like choosing your favorite flavor of ice cream. Some of us prefer vanilla while others would rather go with sweet, sweet chocolate…but both are good choices and both feed your sweet tooth. Many of the hot WAGs on this list are supermodels or actresses. They’ve achieved fame and fortune of their own and need not settle for anything less than the best, dating some of the world’s most popular athletes. Yet, some athletes clearly show they have way more swagger off the field than on it, getting WAGs way hotter than their sports skills probably warrant. Nonetheless, here’s the list…
[Note: Some of these couples have broken up since this article was originally published, but we left it as is.]
15. Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson
Paulina Gretzky bears one famous last name. She is of course the daughter of the one and only Wayne Gretzky. Luckily for dudes who like WAGs, and also for Dustin Johnson, she is also smoking hot. Sure her pedigree for greatness could have made her a hockey star in the women’s game, but Paulina is too good looking for that. That’s what happens when your mom is a former model. She’s fit, she’s got a gorgeous face, and she obviously knows it. She’s way out of Dustin Johnson’s league as far as we’re concerned, but that’s because most people reading this are dudes and could care less about Dustin Johnson. That’s especially true when a young lady is standing next to him… it’s not our fault she’s hot.
14. Brynn Cameron and Blake Griffin
Well isn’t it cute to have a real love and basketball type story? Apparently former USC basketball star Brynn Cameron also has a thing for football, and athletes in general. She used to be hot and heavy with NFL quarterback Matt Leinart and now she’s onto Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin. She has babies with both men, and also she’s absolutely smokin’ hot. Also for those of us into tomboys, she can flat out ball, which makes her a total hottie. If her sons don’t become famous basketball or football players, the world just wouldn’t make any sense. Then again, we’ll still be more interested in mom no matter how famous kids turn out to be.
13. Anna Burns and Wes Welker
Anna Burns is a former cover girl. Although it’s not necessarily for the classiest publication in the world (a Hooters calendar), no one can deny that pretty much all of the young ladies who take part in those Hooters pageants are pretty darn good lookin’. Burns is a slim brunette with a great smile. She’s also petite, which works out well if you’re a below average sized NFL player like Wes Welker. The two are married and you can bet Mr. Welker loves every minute of his life with this lil’ number. For a guy who’s known for catching a lot of passes on the field, Welker certainly caught quite the big fish off of it.
12. Osi Umenyiora and Leila Lopes
Raise your hand if you have a thing for Angolan women? Didn’t think so…well… you will when you see who Atlanta Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora married. That would be Leila Lopes, former Miss Universe. She’s bangin’, she models and she’s congenial. If you want to be Miss Universe, you have to be all those things. Lopes’ caramel complexion totally does the trick and makes her one of the top WAGs around today. It’s kind of ironic that pageant beauties have to smile lots, because Leila’s definitely got Osi smiling tons. He’s lucky to come home to this rocket of a lady after football practice that’s for sure.
11. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
There’s no doubt about the fact that Mike Fisher is a pretty decent hockey player. That said, this is one of those rare cases where the WAG is definitely more famous than the athlete. Carrie Underwood is a country superstar and it’s a huge part of the appeal she holds. What kind of man doesn’t like himself a career oriented famous smoke show? Carrie’s got that girl next door look down pat and there’s just something super down to earth about a country star. She just seems wholesome — the type of girl you’d bring home to mama, but still definitely want to knock boots with. Save a horse ride a cowboy, for real.
10. Gerard Pique and Shakira
Gerard Pique plays soccer for a living, but who cares? The more important aspect of his life is that he’s dating Latin pop sensation Shakira. It’s easy to be mesmerized at pictures of the young lady, but to really see how hot she is, just go on YouTube and check out any number of her hit music videos. Watch the way she moves those hips. It’s unfortunate she hasn’t come to the realization that she’s actually meant to be with a certain prince charming blogger type who works at SportsBreak, but it’s totally not wrong for a guy to dream. Pique is one lucky man. Shakira on the other hand is one of the hottest Latin ladies on the planet. She’s a pretty decent singer too!
9. Bruna Marquezine and Neymar Jr.
For those who are not big soccer fans, or particularly Brazilian soccer fans, it’s tough to understand why we never know the first names of these guys, no matter how well they do. Nonethless, Mr. Neymar Jr. is currently playing in France with Paris Saint-Germain and is the face of the Brazilian national team. He’s also doing well enough off the field to ensure that we know the first and last name of his on-again-off-again girlfriend Bruna Marquezine, mostly for the purposes of looking up her pictures and wishing we were Neymar Jr. She’s a Brazilian runway model that adequately represents why most of us North American men would love take a trip to the World Cup — because Brazilian women are HOT!
8. Nick Young and Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea is an Australian rapper who also happens to be a curvy, blonde bombshell. You would think it’d be a hard to land a rising star like her, but Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young got it all started with a tweet. He sent Iggy the hashtag #HotCrushWednesday and Azalea replied. They decided to meet up and realized their attraction was more than just physical. Let’s face it though, most of our attraction to Iggy is physical and that is because we will never play for the Lakers and have a shot at getting to know her. Or get up close and personal with her physically. She’s a bombshell and he’s a baller, makes perfect sense to put Iggy on this list, doesn’t it?
7. Alani Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony
Better known as La La, Vasquez and former New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony are married with children…well played, Carmelo. Vasquez is absolutely gorgeous and did well in her own right as a longtime MTV host. She’s not as much in the spotlight these days, but her husband takes care of the fame part for both of them. Now that Melo is playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder, it will be interesting to see how the relationship handles being out of the Big Apple spot light. There are already reports that La La has moved out and is living on her own. Regardless, La La is just lovely and makes us wish we were Carmelo Anthony. Plus, you know, he’s made a few bucks and won some games in his career.
6. Victoria and David Beckham
It’s been a long time since the words World Cup and David Beckham were uttered in the same sentence, but Beckham clearly landed himself one of the hottest women in Britain — Victoria aka Posh Spice from the Spice Girls, of course. Since the band broke up over a decade ago, Victoria’s lived quite nicely off of the proceeds of her album sales and her husband’s commercial and soccer adventures around the world. It doesn’t seem like this couple is going anywhere anytime soon, but we’re definitely glad David is slowly leaning his way out of the spotlight now that his playing days are over. Still, we don’t hold that against Victoria. A hot WAG is a hot WAG.
5. Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo
Irina Shayk is a supermodel, and you don’t exactly have to be an investigative journalist to figure that out. She truly is a Russian rocket and happens to be dating Portugal’s national lover boy and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. She’s been featured in Sports Illustrated rocking a swimsuit and with good reason. Sure, maybe Victoria and David Beckham are the top couple in the soccer world, but these two lovebirds could certainly give them a run for their money. If they had a baby, it would most likely be a model too, as the ladies tend to love Ronaldo and the rest of us definitely love Shayk. Makes us want to consider becoming a Russian citizen, if that’s what it would take to be within striking distance of this beauty.
4. Savannah and LeBron James
Unlike most of the WAGs on this list, Savannah James is not a supermodel or an actress. She and LeBron James are actually high school sweethearts. Not sure if Savannah went to college while LeBron was busy dunking basketballs for the Cleveland Cavaliers back in his first stint, but she’s probably cool taking care of their two sons and letting her husband pay the bills as basketball’s biggest star. Bonus points to LeBron for sticking with his main squeeze all the way through his rise to fame. People can say all they want about The Decision, but at least the man doesn’t need a famous model to realize he’s got all he needs in his wife. Pretty humble and smooth, LeBron.
3. Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert
There was a lot of debate about whether Dion Phaneuf was the right fit to be the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs after the team imploded during the stretch drive of the 2013-14 season. That debate was settled when the Leafs shipped him off to Ottawa in a blockbuster nine-player trade in 2016. One thing that’s not up for debate, however, is that Phaneuf’s wife Elisha Cuthbert is one of the hottest WAGs in the sports world. Before she ever modeled or did any Hollywood movies, Cuthbert’s claim to fame was hosting a Canadian television show called Popular Mechanics for Kids, a show that explored the science behind all kinds of things kids dig. These days, all of those kids are probably blogging about how hot Cuthbert is… well, at least one of those kids is!
2. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady recently sold their massive mansion to hip hop mogul Dr. Dre for $50 million, and that’s probably the amount of money we’d need just to have a shot at scoring Gisele’s digits. A former Super Bowl MVP with an All-American pretty boy charm can certainly do the trick though, which is good for Mr. Brady. Bundchen is today’s supermodel of all supermodels. All you have to do is spend a minute or two checking out her lingerie pictures on Google Images and it becomes obvious that most WAGs don’t stand a chance against Gisele. She also scores added points for defending her man in the media after the Super Bowl. Feisty women rock!
1. Elaine Alden And Landry Fields
The former New York Knick and Toronto Raptor is now retired from the NBA, and works as a scout for the San Antonio Spurs. Before that, though, he had a decently average basketball career that spanned six seasons before nagging injuries prematurely ended his career. Fields probably doesn’t give a lick what we think about his playing days, his overpriced contracts, or his injuries though. It’s easy not to worry after all when you’re married to model Elaine Alden. Alden is easily regarded as one of the hottest WAGs on the planet and looks wise, she should probably be with someone of higher statue than Fields. Then again, she probably likes Fields for his sense of humor and we can’t blame her given how ridiculously hilarious he looks lip-syncing Lionel Ritchie on reality shows. You can’t argue with love, people.