25 Of The Most Successful Latino Athlete Couples
There are tons of successful Latino athletes playing for teams all over the world, and everyone loves to keep up with their careers. And behind every successful baller is a powerful partner, supporting and building empires of their own. Find out more about some of the most interesting Latino athlete couples here.
A-Rod and Jennifer Lopez
Alex Rodriguez is a former shortstop and third baseman for the New York Yankees. After media linking him to several women, the Dominican-American athlete says he finally found the woman of his dreams, and she needs no further introduction. A-Rod and J.Lo have been dating since February 2017 and have been inseparable ever since.
Priscilla Coelho, Beatriz Souza and Ronaldinho
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho wants it all. The former World Player of the Year has not one, but two girlfriends; Brazilian Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza. Both ladies accompany Ronaldinho on his engagements and speaking of which, the athlete is rumored to have proposed to them both.
Amelia Vega and Al Horford
Boston Celtic’s very own Al Horford found love in Amelia Vega when they met at the Latin Pride Awards. Vega was crowned ‘Miss Dominican Republic’ and became the first Dominicana ever to win Miss Universe in 2003. The Dominican athlete married his beauty queen in 2011 and they have three children together.
La La Anthony and Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony plays in the NBA for Houston Rockets. In 2003 he met Puerto Rican American MTV host La La Vázquez at a bar. He allegedly stepped in when someone was being rude to La La. They got married in 2010, took a brief split last year, but worked things out and now the couple is as happy as they were the day they met.
Carol Cabrino and Marquinhos
Marcos Aoás Corrêa, or ‘Marquinhos’, started playing for soccer club Paris Saint-Germain at the age of 19. He married fellow Brazilian Carol Cabrino, a famous singer and reality TV show personality, after having seen her singing in one of her YouTube videos. Maybe it was love at first sight?
Viviana Ortiz and JJ Barea
Puerto Rican basketball player José Juan Barera found love in former Miss Puerto Rico, Viviana Ortiz in 2013. Apart from a beauty queen, Ortiz has actress and model listed on her resume. The latino athlete plays for the Dallas Mavericks and is the 7th Puerto Rican to join the NBA.
Yvette Prieto and Micheal Jordan
Retired basketball superstar Michael Jordan married Yvette Prieto in 2003. Jordan, who has been called the greatest basketball player of all times, definitely found his match in the Cuban-American supermodel, who then was one of the biggest names in the modeling industry.
Arturo Vidal and Maria Teresa Matus
The Chilean midfielder recently started playing for FC Barcelona. As if Vidal’s popularity wasn’t prominent enough, his wife since 2009 Maria Teresa also has a huge following on social media. She shares candid photos of her gorgeous life with the couple’s three children.
Oscar de la Hoya and Millie Corretjer
Mexican-American ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar de la Hoya won gold in the 1992 Olympics in professional boxing. However, the Latino athlete might consider Millie Corretjer’s heart an even bigger win. The Puerto Rican singer and actress met de la Hoya in 2000, and they got married one year later.
October Gonzalez and Tony Gonzalez
Atlanta Falcon’s Tony Gonzalez is now hosting the NFL pre-game show “NFL Today.” October became famous working as a game show host on FOX and she has also co-hosted Rachel Ray’s daytime show. Maybe the couple bonded over hosting tips!
Deidre Pujols and Albert Pujols
Dominican-American baseball star José Alberto Pujols is quite the family man. When the Latino athlete is not busy playing for the Los Angeles Angels, he spends his time with his wife of eighteen years, Deirdre Pujols, and the couple’s five children. Deidre and Albert met at a salsa club in 1999 and got married the year after.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
One of the greatest quarterbacks of all times marries one of the highest paid supermodels. It does sound like a match made in entertainment news heaven. The Brazilian supermodel has given birth to the couple’s two children.
Rosangel Cabrera and Miguel Cabrera
Venezuelan baseball player Miguel ‘Miggy’ Cabrera and his wife Rosangel are high school sweethearts and have been married since 2002. The Detroit Tiger’s first baseman has three children with his wife, and two children from a previous relationship. Although Rosangel filed for a divorce last year, it seems the couple is working things out.
Michelle Velasquez and Cain Velasquez
MMA heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez met his wife Michelle in 2007. The UFC fighter proposed by faking an injury on a walk on the beach because he wanted to catch her off-guard. The tactic seems to have worked as Michelle said yes — another victory under his belt.
Trevor Ariza and Bree Anderson Ariza
When NBA player Trevor Ariza is not playing for the Phoenix Suns, he loves spending time with his wife Bree Anderson Azria and their three children. Their oldest son is named Tajh after the Latino athlete’s youngest brother who tragically passed away in an accident.
Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor
WNBA professional Diana Taurasi met her wife, Australian Penny Taylor on the court, and it was love at first sight. While Penny has since retired from playing basketball, she remains close to Phoenix Mercury and Diana as she now works as the team’s director of player development.
Marcos Rojo and Eugenia Lusardo
Argentinian soccer player Marcos Rojo is a defender for Manchester United. His wife Eugenia Lusardo is a Portuguese lingerie model. In spite of a very public infidelity scandal, the couple decided to stick together and seem to be happier than ever.
JoAnna Garcia and Nick Swisher
Former MLB baseball player Nick Swisher met actress JoAnna Garcia in 2009, and they got married one year later. You might have seen JoAnna in the TV series “Once Upon A Time.” Nick appeared on “How I Met Your Mother” as well as his wife’s sitcom “Better With You.”
Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant
Former basketball professional and Academy Award winner Kobe Bryant needs no introduction. The couple met in 1999 when they were both in high school, and two years later, 21-year-old Kobe married 18-year-old Vanessa who is Mexican-American. They have three girls together.
Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo
Called the world’s best soccer player, Argentinian Lionel Messi has the world at his feet. Playing for FC Barcelona since he was thirteen, Messi already had his eyes set on Antonella, a girl in his hometown. In 2017 the Latino athlete finally married his dream girl.
Luis Suárez and Sofia Balbi
Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez plays as a striker for soccer club FC Barcelona since 2014 and is often considered one of the best players in the world. Suarez met his wife Sofia Balbi at the age of 15 while working as a street sweeper in Montevideo.
Jaydy Michel and Rafael Márquez
Known as the best defender in Mexican soccer history, Rafael Marquez is a retired defense. In 2011, the Latino athlete married Mexican actress and model Jaydy Michel, ex-wife of singer Alejandro Sanz. The couple has two children.
Daniel Alves and Joana Sanz
Daniel Alves plays as a defender for Paris Saint-German, but it was while he was playing for FC Barcelona he met the woman who would steal his heart, Spanish model Joana Sanz. The couple got married in a private ceremony in Ibiza last year.
Larissa Firmino and Roberto Firmino
Liverpool’s midfielder Robert Firmino is a successful Brazilian soccer player. Successful on and off-court that is, as he married the gorgeous Brazilian model Larissa last year. Larissa is an entrepreneur with her own fashion line.
Julius Peppers and Claudia Sampedro
Julius Peppers is an American football player for the Carolina Panthers. In 2014 he met Cuban glamour and fitness model Claudia Sampedro, also known as one of Kim Kardashian’s doppelganger. The couple appeared on the reality show “WAGS Miami” in 2016.