Professional athletes are the dudes that regular people want to be and that regular women want to be with. Pro athletes are at the top of their physical game, on the biggest stages in the world, and richer than rich can be. We decided to look at 16 professional athletes who ended up marrying gorgeous, non famous women. Let’s see if these beautiful couples will get your total cholesterol to rise from binge eating in jealousy!
Kurt and Brenda Warner
Kurt Warner is one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the game and he would be a surefire Hall of Famer if injuries hadn’t shortened his legacy. Still, Warner went out on top by winning a Super Bowl for the Arizona Cardinals. Warner never let his decade of NFL success and he married his now wife, Brenda Warner, back in 1997. Apparently it was a match made in heaven, like easily stackable chairs, as they are still together.
Chris and Jada Paul
Chris Paul is the face of the NBA’s toughest position, point guard, and the leader of the Los Angeles Clippers. For years Paul has been one of the most talented and highest paid guards in the league. Chris married his wife Jada back in 2011 at the Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, NC. Chris is the biggest fan of his wife, Jada, and he never misses an opportunity to talk highly of her. Let’s send a gourmet fruit basket their way.
Vernon Wells and Charlene Valenti
It’s been awhile since we’ve even thought of Vernon Wells, but here goes! This 15 year old pro retired back in 2013 with 270 home runs to his name and nearly 1,000 total RBI. As a prolific hitter in the MLB, Wells was well paid. Still he never let his fame go to his head and he ended up falling in love with a woman named Charlene Valenti. The two spend most of their time working with charities and other philanthropic efforts.
LeBron James and Savannah Brinson
LeBron James is the best player that the NBA has seen since Michael Jordan and he is a surefire top 10 player all time. James never once let his fame and fortune overwhelm him and the superstar Cavalier ended up marrying his highschool sweetheart, Savannah Brinson. Nowadays James takes his ‘King’ mantle and applies it only to his family — providing for his wife and children have clearly become a priority.
Mike Mussina and Jana McKissick
Another baseball vet, Mike Mussina, ended up getting married early on in his career to a woman by the name of Jana McKissick. Mussina was a steadfast part of the New York Yankee’s coveted rotation in the early ’00s and he is one of the best pitchers to play the game in the last 20+ years.
Joe Flacco and Dana Grady
Flacco may be judged as ’emotionless’ on the field but don’t tell his wife, Dana Grady. Flacco is a Super Bowl winning QB and one of the highest paid arms in the league so it stands to reason that he had no shortage of celebrity suitors. Still, Flacco had his heart taken by a woman named Dana Grady. The couple got married in 2011.
Clayton Kershaw and Ellen Melson
When you earn nearly $32 million per year it stands to reason that you could pick and choose your significant other, right? Clayton Kershaw never needed to make that choice as he fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Ellen Melson. The couple became married in 2010 and they’ve been together ever since.
Deron and Amy Williams
Deron Williams is an NBA superstar who has never shied away from using his image for good. Deron and Amy Young Williams were married in 2006 and they have multiple children together including a child with autism. The Williams have become loud voices in the world of autism support for families and individuals who have the disability.
Kris Bryant and Jessica Delp
Kris Bryant just won a World Series for the Chicago Cubs and his new fiancee Jessica Delp is notably ecstatic. Bryant and Delp had their engagement pictures done at Wrigley Field so we can assume that they plan on being in Chicago for a long time. Kris Bryant has already gotten off to a Hall of Fame level career start.
Brandon and Amanda McCarthy
What is it about baseball stars and their highschool sweethearts? Brandon McCarthy is a 33 year old hurler for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The imposing righty makes $11 million per year and he married his wife, Amanda, back in 2010. I need to land myself a baseball player!
Mariano and Clara Rivera
Mariano Rivera retired just a few years ago as the greatest Closer to ever play the game of baseball. Mariano is a Yankee legend who was part of the New York dream team that included Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettite and more. Mariano married his wife Clara back in 1991 and the attractive couple has multiple children together.
Philip and Tiffany Rivers
Philip Rivers is a hotheaded NFL QB for the San Diego Chargers but his high school sweetie, Tiffany, knows him as her loving husband. Philip and Tiffany Rivers have six children together, five of which are little girls. Who knows how many sons Philip wants!
Mike and Bertica Lowell
Mike Lowell was one of those steady sluggers that any MLB team could slot into the the top half of their line up. Lowell slapped 223 home runs in his career playing for the Marlins, Red Sox and Yankees. Mike married his non celebrity wife Bertica and the two are happy parents together.
Ryan and Lauren Tannehill
Whoo, boy. Lauren Tannehill stole the show during the 2012 NFL draft. Though it was her husband who was getting selected by the Miami Dolphins, it was school sweetheart Lauren who was turning all of the heads. At this point in Ryan’s career it is up for debate as to which of the two is the bigger star at this point in time.
Wes Welker and Anna Burns
Wes Welker played for over a decade in the NFL, notably becoming one of Tom Brady’s favorite safety valves. Though Welker went off the rails a little bit toward the end of his NFL career he still had his beautiful girl, Anna Burns, to fall back on. Burns was a model for Hooters before the two got married back in 2012. Welker is now out of the NFL after having caught 903 balls in the NFL.
AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb-McCarron
So, we’ve come to the conclusion that you need to be an NFL QB or an MLB pitcher in order to land a gorgeous non celebrity wife. AJ McCarron is the back up QB in Cincinnati and he flashed for a brief moment in time after starter Andy Dalton went down in 2014. AJ McCarron is married to the gorgeous Katherine Webb-McCarron The gorgeous couple only has one child together, Tripp McCarron. As soon as AJ becomes an NFL free agent we bet another kid will be on the way, he’s gonna get paid!