Being an athlete isn’t easy. Whether it’s basketball, football, hockey, or even wrestling, these players knew this since day one. They wake up every morning knowing that whatever competition is approaching they must be at the top of their game, practicing their skills for hours. They have plenty of support from family and friends to back them up especially on bad days when they feel like they just want to quit. What is better, however, is having a significant other to be their personal cheerleader. So when a player becomes an MVP, a champion, or if they're a lucky Olympian, things must be sweeter because they must feel like they have it all.
These days we see tons of athletes with celebrities in a committed relationship. Many of them are the typical “actress and athlete” combo like Olivia Munn and NFL Green Bay Packer Quarterback hunk Aaron Rodgers or Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat star player Dwayne Wade. Granted, these guys are power couples in their own right because they both have great careers. Then of course you have the athletes who married their childhood/high school/college sweethearts. However, the media covers these kinds of couples all the time. So what about the power couples in sports, where both are highly talented athletes, have made outstanding achievements in whatever field they're in and found love with each other? So here's our list of some of the most “athletic” power couples, married or dating, in the world of sports.
15 Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
14 Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra
13 Laila Ali and Curtis Conway
12 Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf
11 Misty May and Matt Treanor
10 Aaron Ross and Sanya Richards
9 Fabio Fognini and Flavia Pennetta
8 Stephanie McMahon and Triple H
7 Annett Davis and Byron Davis
6 Ray Ferraro and Cammi Granato
5 Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reese
4 Candace Parker and Sheldon Williams
3 Jennie Finch and Casey Daigle
2 Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner
1 Kristi Yamaguchi and Bret Hedican
This power couple is on the list because they remain one of sports' long lasting couples on the ice, being married since 2000! The two met at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games. Kristi Yamaguchi is a two-time Ice Skating World champion. In 1992 she won the Olympic gold medal in her field. Apparently, all that work on the ice has even helped with her dance moves. In 2008, she became the winner of Dancing with the Stars. Her hubby, Bret Hedican, is a retired ice hockey player and Stanley Cup champion.. He’s played for various teams such as the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks. The two have settled down in Northern California with their two children.
Sources: thesportster, bleacherreport
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