The Olympics: a multicultural competition that bridges the world…it wouldn’t be all fun if we didn’t know a little more about each athlete’s life, like who’s dating who and who’s married to who.
Below is a list of the 30 hottest Olympic wives and girlfriends. Take a look and determine if the list is accurate. The list is in no particular order.
Andy Murray’s girlfriend Kim Sears.
Tennis champ Andy Murray has been dating the gorgeous Kim Sears for years. She’s the daughter of legendary coach John Sears so we’re guessing the pair met on the courts at some juncture. They reportedly broke up in 2010 because of Murray’s “seven-hour-a-day PlayStation 3 addiction,” but they’ve been back on for a while now.
Andy Roddick‘s wife Brooklyn Decker.
One of tennis’ hottest stars is married to one of the hottest swimsuit models around. Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker tied the knot in April 2009 and the blond beauty can often be seen on the sidelines supporting her man. On the other hand, we imagine Roddick has no problem hanging out with his wife’s gorgeous colleagues.
Chris Paul’s wife Jada Crawley.
Expect basketball star Chris Paul to bring his lovely wife Jada Crawley to the Olympics in London. They tied the knot in September 2011 after meeting at Wake Forest in 2003. Their first son was born in 2009. He participated in the 2008 games and is expected to start this time around.
Jonathan Horton’s wife Haley DeProspero.
Jonathan Horton met his future wife, Haley DeProspero, at the University of Oklahoma, where she had a full gymnastics scholarship. They tied the knot in 2009 and Haley is now a medical student in Texas. Horton won two gymnastics medals in Beijing and is hoping for another Olympic victory this year.
Matt Grevers’ fiance Annie Chandler.
How cute is this? American swimmer Matt Grevers got down on one knee and popped the question to girlfriend Annie Chandler, who’s also a U.S. National Team swimmer, at a meet on Valentine’s Day 2012. After winning the 100-meter backstroke, he turned around and gave her a diamond ring! There’s even a video of the super cute proposal.
Roger Federer‘s wife Mirka Federer.
Legendary tennis star Roger Federer met his wife Mirka at the 2000 Olympics. She was a player herself at that time, but was forced to retire two years later due to a persistent foot injury. The pair married in 2009 and welcomed twin daughters, Myla and Charlene, the same year. These days, Mirka can be found on the sidelines, often with BFFs Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale.
LeBron James’ fianceé Savannah Brinson.
LeBron James has been dating Savannah Brinson since high school and they just got engaged on New Year’s Eve (2011). The couple have three sons and resides in a seriously sweet mansion in Miami. James is currently playing for the U.S. basketball team in London. Brinson and their boys have been hanging out courtside as well.
Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa Bryant.
Kobe Bryant met future wife Vanessa at the age of 17. They got married in 2001 and have had their ups and downs since then. Vanessa filed for divorce in December 2011, but have since reconciled. Vanessa joined her husband a few days ago in London for the 2012 Games with their daughters Natalia and Gianna.
Carmelo Anthony’s wife Lala Vasquez.
Carmelo Anthony proudly represents the United States on the basketball court in London and you can bet his reality TV star wife La La Vazquez is front and center too. The couple got engaged in 2004, welcomed a son in 2007, and eventually got married in July 2010. The nuptials were filmed by VH1 and even reality star Kim Kardashian was in attendance.
James Harden’s girlfriend Trina.
Basketball star James Harden has been linked to rapper Trina since late 2011. They’ve yet to officially confirm their relationship, but sources say they’re definitely an item.
Ricky Beren’s girlfriend Rebecca Soni.
Talk about an Olympic power couple: Rebecca Soni and Ricky Berens are both competing in the Olympic games in London in the swimming category. They have been dating for at least two years and train at the same pool in L.A. Rebecca set the world record in swimming for the U.S.
James Magnussen’s girlfriend Andrea Patrulescu.
Australia’s top swimmer James Magnussen is 21 and dating a former swimmer named Andrea Patrulescu. They have been spotted on the red carpet together on many occasions but prefer to keep their personal life quiet.
Kevin Love’s girlfriend Elise Novak.
Basketball star Kevin Love met his girlfriend Elise Novak at UCLA, where she was a cheerleader. Now she’s a pre-med student. Hopefully she can take some time off from school to see her man compete for gold!
Fun Fact: Basketball star Kevin Love’s uncle Mike Love is in the group the Beach Boys!
Alastair Wilson’s girlfriend Fran Halsall.
Fran Halsall and her boyfriend, Alastair Wilson, will be one busy couple at the games. She’s swimming for team Great Britain, while he’s on the country’s field hockey team! They’ll have to bunk with their respective teammates for the duration of the Olympics, but Wilson assured reporters he’ll be watching his girl on the TV.
Novak Djokovic and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic.
Jelena Ristic is the longtime girlfriend of tennis star Novak Djokovic. They’ve been dating since around 2006 and reportedly have plans to marry in the near future. Ristic has been in the stands for many of her man’s big tennis wins, including the 2011 US Open.
Brenden Hansen’s wife Martha.
Olympic swimmer Brenden Hansen took home the bronze medal in the 200m men’s breaststroke in London, and was cheered on by wife Martha. They married in 2010 and are expecting their first child! The athlete made the big announcement on his Twitter page just before the start of the games. Mrs. Hansen is a sixth-grade math teacher in Austin, where the happy family resides.
Andrew Wheating’s girlfriend Chera McCabe.
Track star Andrew Wheating’s girlfriend is Chera McCabe. They started dating a few years back while Wheating was at the University of Oregon. The middle-distance runner is hoping to find a spot on the podium in 2012, after he failed to medal at the 2008 Olympics.
Ashton Eaton’s girlfriend Brianne Theisen.
Ashton Eaton, the new world record holder in the decathlon, cried to girlfriend fellow Olympian Brianne Theisen when he set the astounding record in the Olympic Trials in Oregon just before heading to London. The pair attended the University of Oregon together and were engaged before they decided to put their wedding on hold. Theisen is competing in the women’s heptathlon for Canada in London.
Paul Biedermann’s girlfriend Britta Steffen.
Here’s another Olympic power couple: German swimming pair Britta Steffen and Paul Biedermann. They began dating about two years ago and have battled it out with their top contenders in London. Biedermann faced Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps faced Steffen in the 50m and 100m freestyle.
Dominik Meichtry’s fianceé Jessica Hardy.
Hopefully Swiss swimmer Dominik Meichtry and his fianceé, U.S. swimmer Jessica Hardy, aren’t too competitive since they’re both swimming at the 2012 Olympics. The two became engaged in March 2012, leading Jessica to tweet: “I’m engaged to the love of my life!” and ““We’re on another planet with excitement!”
Tony Parker’s girlfriend Axelle.
French basketball player Tony Parker was spotted with his new girlfriend, Axelle, when the two showed up at the Aquatics Center to catch some swimming. At the time of this writing, Axelle’s last name is still unknown.
Mitch Larkin’s girlfriend Meagan Nay.
Australian swimmers Mitch Larkin and Meagen Nay are both competing in London. They’ll have to bunk separately while staying at the Olympic Village, but you can bet they’ll be cheering each other on poolside as much as their schedules permits.
Jaren Tallent’s wife Claire Tallent.
Expect to see road walkers Jared and Claire Tallent competing in London. They tied the knot in 2008 and imagine they spend lots of time training together in Australia.
Jack Bobridge’s fianceé Josie Tomic.
Spanish track cycling endurance racers Jack Bobridge and Josie Tomic recently got engaged. They made the big announcement on Twitter in June.
Dominic Breazeale’s wife Christina Breazeale.
USA’s best hope for a boxing gold medal may rest with SoCal superheavyweight Dominic Breazeale. Dominic’s wife, Christina, was originally apprehensive about the former college football player taking up boxing, but she’s since come around to the idea.
Michael Hepburn’s girlfriend Annette Edmonson.
Michael Hepburn and girlfriend Annette Edmondson will be track cycling for Australia in London. And, Edmondson’s younger brother Alex will be competing as well!
Chris Wright’s girlfriend Melanie Schlanger.
Here’s another couple competing in London together: Aussie swimmers Chris Wright and Melanie Schlanger.
“Before we were dating, I slept through my alarm set for early morning training a couple of times, that doesn’t happen anymore,” Wright said in a recent interview. “Heading to London, it’s definitely an advantage going into compete with your best friend right next to you.”
Liam Tancock’s girlfriend Caitlin McClatchey.
Liam Tancock and Caitlin McClatchey are both swimmers from Great Britain. They’ve been cheering each other on in London, though they probably know the Olympic drill fairly well by now. This is McClatchey’s third games and his second.
Pang Wei’s wife Du Li.
Chinese shooters Pang Wei and Du Li both competed in the Beijing Olympics and are ready for their London debut this year. They got married in November 2009.
Andy Triggs-Hodge’s wife Eeke Thomee-Hodge.
British rower Andy Triggs-Hodge might have inadvertently created some tension at home when he mentioned his marriage to wife Eeke Thomee-Hodge would come second in the lead up to the Olympics. He publicly acknowledged his wife, a former Dutch international competitor in rowing, by kissing his wedding ring after his Men’s Four rowing team crossed the finish line in first place at the 2012 Games.
If there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s that athletes prefer fellow athletes or models!
- Andy Murray to marry girlfriend Kim Sears – reports (scotsman.com)
- James Magnussen’s Girlfriend: Pics of Former Swimmer Andrea Patrulescu (bleacherreport.com)
- Andy Murray arrives back at Heathrow after US Open win (dailymail.co.uk)
- Brooklyn Decker Pictures – Andy Roddick’s Girlfriend (everyjoe.com)