Athletes Wives – Where Are They Now?

Then: Wayne Gretzky – Janet Jones

Wayne Gretzky is a Hockey Hall of Fame recipient and one of the biggest names in Hockey to come out of Canada. Wayne met Janet Jones when he was a guest judge on the show, Dance Fever. The two started dating in 1987 and were married in 1988 in a lavish and extremely expensive ceremony. The wedding was dubbed ‘The Royal Wedding’ of Canada for its grandeur.

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Now: Wayne Gretzky – Janet Jones

Wayne and Janet are still married and going strong. The two have five children together – Paulina, Ty, Trevor, Tristan, and Emma. Their children are mostly all grown at this point in time, with their eldest daughter married herself. You will probably recognize their eldest daughter, Paulina is a very famous model and actress in her own right, and stunning to boot!

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Then: Muhammad Ali – Lonnie Ali

The legendary Muhammad Ali is to this day the biggest name in boxing. He was married three times before marrying Yolanda ‘Lonnie’ Ali, in 1986. Lonnie and Muhammad may have married in 1986 but they were friends from 1964, throughout his other marriages.

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Now: Muhammad Ali – Lonnie Ali

Lonnie and Muhammad were married until his death in 2016. The two adopted one son together, in addition to Ali’s eight other children from his previous relationships. Lonnie was always the force to balance Ali, and stuck by him through his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis and symptoms. Ali’s daughter, Laila Ali, has been very vocal about how much her father influenced her own career as a boxer, as well as being in the public eye.

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Then: Mike Tyson – Robin Givens

Mike Tyson is famous for many things, being a fantastic boxer, biting the ear of his opponent, and being married to beautiful women. His first wife, Robin Givens being the most stunning of them all. Tyson and Givens were married from 1988 to 1989 and had a very volatile relationship that ended in divorce after a little more than a year.

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Now: Mike Tyson – Robin Givens

Tyson went on to marry two more times and have a total of eight children (non of which were with Givens)! He has had some minor parts in films like, The Hangover, but over all he is laying pretty low. Givens, an actress, has continued to act in both film and television. Mike and Robin have never seen each other after their divorce, making sure that they aren’t in the same place at the same time; probably a good idea.

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Then: Brett Tomko – Julia Schultz

Brett is the former pitcher for several MLB teams. His career began in 1997 and continued in the major league until 2011 and in the minor league until 2015. He met and married Julia Schultz, a former Playboy Playmate, in November of 2003.

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Now: Brett Tomko – Julia Schultz

Julia and Brett are still happily married and have no children. Julia has been in several films throughout her Playboy and other entertainment career, while Brett remains in his own field of sports.

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Then: Magic Johnson – Earlitha Kelly

Magic Johnson is one of the biggest names in basketball. The 6 foot 9 player’s NBA career began in 1979 with the Los Angeles Lakers, whom he not only played with, but coached towards the end of his run. Magic married Earlitha ‘Cookie’ Kelly in 1991. The two have son, EJ and daughter, Elisa, whom they adopted in 1995.

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Now: Magic Johnson – Earlitha Kelly

Johnson and Kelly are still married and credit their devotion to Christianity as the foundation for their strong marriage.

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Then: Joe Montana – Jennifer Montana

Joe Montana, also known as, Joe Cool, is a now-retired football quarterback, who played 16 seasons for the NFL as part of the San Francisco 49ers. Joe has been married three times, but his last marriage is the one that stuck. Joe met Jennifer when the two worked together on a commercial in 1985. They married later that year and proceeded to have four children together.

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Now: Joe Montana – Jennifer Montana

Still as in love as ever, Joe and Jennifer, are often seen at events that are NFL or sports related. Their two sons (the others are daughters), were both football players as well for their respective high school, later transitioning to college football, much like their father.

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Then: Tiger Woods – Elin Nordegren

Tiger, a professional golf player, met model, Elin, during the 2001 Open Championship. They totally hit it off and were married in 2004. The couple had two children together, Sam and Charlie, born in 2007 and 2009, respectively.

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Now: Tiger Woods – Elin Nordegren

As you may have heard, the two are no longer together after a very public cheating scandal in 2010. Elin divorced Tiger that year. The fallout from Woods’ cheating never truly left his character as the public continuously scrutinized him for it.

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Then: Kobe Bryant – Vanessa Bryant

Professional NBA player, Bryant, met Vanessa in 1999 when she was just 17 years old and he 21. The two got married in 2001, much to the dismay of his parents who barred the wedding. They all eventually made up, with the birth of the couple’s first daughter.

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Now: Kobe Bryant – Vanessa Bryant

Kobe and Vanessa are still together, despite cheating allegations and tabloid drama. The Bryant’s have three children together, and Kobe’s tarnished reputation seemed to be repaired with time.

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Then: Peyton Manning – Ashley Thompson

Peyton Manning, NFL quarterback for both the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos, is one of the most influential men in football. He has football blood in his veins, as his brother, Eli Manning, is also a Super Bowl champion. Peyton met and married Ashley in 2001.

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Now: Peyton Manning – Ashley Thompson

Though Peyton and Ashley met while Peyton was just a freshman in college, the two have been inseparable since. They welcomed their twins, son Marshall, and daughter Mosley, in 2011.

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Then: OJ Simpson – Marguerite Whitley

Before scandal and crime, OJ was just a regular guy playing pro-football. He was married to Marguerite Whitley from 1967 to 1979. OJ was just 19 years old when he married Whitley. The couple had three children together – Arnelle, Jason , and Aaren. Sadly, their youngest son passed away as an infant in 1979.

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Now: OJ Simpson – Marguerite Whitley

Now you can fast forward – OJ and Whitley divorced and OJ remarried Nicole Brown in 1985. They had two children together before Nicole’s death and OJ’s investigation, trial and acquittal for the crime.

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Then: Mark McGwire – Stephanie Slemer

Mark is a former Major League Baseball player and current bench coach. He married his second wife, Stephanie Slemer in 2002 in Los Vegas. Mark was married once before and had one son from his earlier relationship.

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Now: Mark McGwire – Stephanie Slemer

Mark and Stephanie are still married and have three children, triplets, who were born in 2010. Stephanie had two children from her own previous relationship.

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Then: Brett Favre – Deanna Favre

Brett was an NFL quarterback between 1991 and 2010. Brett married Deanna in 1996. The couple have two daughters together – Brittany and Breleigh. Brittany was born before their marriage, in 1989.

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Now: Brett Favre – Deanna Favre

Brett and Deanna are still married and are grandparents! Brittany has two sons that made the couple third generations. Among other projects, Brett is a high school football coach.

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Then: Andre Agassi – Brooke Shields

From 1997 to 1999, Tennis player, Andre Agassi was one of the luckiest men alive, being the husband of model and actress, Brooke Shields.

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Now: Andre Agassi – Brooke Shields

The two never had children together and they each remarried and had children with their respective partners. Andre continued to play tennis until 2006, while Shields is still very active in her acting career.

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Then: Mark Messier – Kim Clark

Canadian hockey legend, Mark Messier, was an active NHL player from 1978 to 2004. The couple married and had two children together, Douglas and Jacqueline.

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Now: Mark Messier – Kim Clark

Mark has moved on in his career to more management positions, such as managing the New York Rangers. Mark and Kim are still together and better than ever.

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Then: Shaquille O’Neal – Shaunie O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal, or as we like to call him, Shaq, may be retired from pro basketball, but his name will forever be linked with the sport. In 2002, Shaq married Shaunie. The couple have four children together – Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’arah.

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Now: Shaquille O’Neal – Shaunie O’Neal

The couple divorced in 2012 but remain very involved in the shared parenting of their children. Shaq has gone on to appear in various commercials, as well as participate in NBA All-Star games.

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Then: Dennis Rodman – Carmen Electra

It’s hard to remember that Dennis Rodman was a professional basketball player before his behavior took him off the court. Rodman’s second of three marriages is the one we are focusing on, the one to model and actress, Carmen Electra. The two were married from 1998 to 1999.

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Now: Dennis Rodman – Carmen Electra

While the marriage was short and not so sweet, we remember it better than the others. Dennis went on to marry again and divorce again, as would Carmen. It’s all the Hollywood glamour!

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Then: Lance Armstrong – Kristin Richard

Former professional and competitive cyclist, Lance Armstrong married Kristin Richard in 1998. The couple has three children together, who were there for his many Tour de France wins (which he would give up!).

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Now: Lance Armstrong – Kristin Richard

Kristin and Lance divorced in 2003, he would go on to be in a relationship with singer, Sheryl Crow and designer, Tory Burch, before getting together with Anna Hansen and have two more children. Armstrong would later admit to doping and would have his titles revoked and his entire sports career shamed.

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Then: David Beckham – Victoria Beckham

In 1999, the other British ‘royal couple’ would marry – soccer player, David Beckham and singer, Victoria Adams. At the time, David’s soccer career was at an all time high, and Victoria was known for her role as ‘Posh Spice’ in the girl group, Spice Girls.

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Now: David Beckham – Victoria Beckham

The couple currently have four children together – Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper. Their children are also getting their own attention these days. The Beckham’s are still together and are showing no sign of letting up (despite cheating rumors in the past).

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Then: Dwayne Wade – Siohvaughn Funches

Dwayne is the shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls (previously for the Miami Heat). Back in 2002, he married his high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn Fuches. The couple had two sons together – Zaire and Zion.

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Now: Dwayne Wade – Siohvaughn Funches

The couple divorced in 2010 after a very long court battle, which also granted Wade sole physical custody of his sons. Wade went on to remarry actress, Gabrielle Union, in 2014.

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Then: Joe Namath – Deborah Mays

Joe Namath’s name is synonymous with American football. He played for the New York Jets most of his career and entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. Joe also met Deborah Mays in 1983 during a voice class. The two were married in 1984.

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Now: Joe Namath – Deborah Mays

Joe and Deborah have two daughters together, Jessica and Olivia. The couple divorced in 2000 and the Namath girls moved in with their father.

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Then: Michael Jordan – Juanita Vanoy

Michael Jordan is probably the most famous basketballer in the world, especially with his cross into Hollywood with the film, Space Jam. Anyway, Michael’s first wife, Juanita, is the reason we are here. The two married in 1989 and had three children together.

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Now: Michael Jordan – Juanita Vanoy

Michael and Juanita divorced in 2006, in the most expensive divorce in Hollywood history ($186 million!). Michael moved on with girlfriend, model, Yvette Prieto. The couple married in 2013 and had twin daughters Victoria and Ysabel in 2014.

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Then: Charles Barkley – Maureen Blumhardt

Former NBA player, Charles Barkley, married Maureen Blumhardt in 1989. Later in 1989 the couple had their daughter, Christiana.

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Now: Charles Barkley – Maureen Blumhardt

Charles and Maureen are still married today and still have just their one daughter. Charles has had many projects throughout the years, but his days with the NBA, and his stint on Space Jam in 1996 are what we remember.

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Then: Hulk Hogan – Linda Hogan

From 1983 to 2007, Hulk, a professional wrestler, was married to Linda Claridge. The two were on various reality television shows together about their lives, and have two children together, Brooke and Nick.

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Now: Hulk Hogan – Linda Hogan

After their divorce in 2007, each half of the once famous couple entered into new relationships, filled with their own interesting twists and turns.

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Then: Arnold Schwarzenegger – Maria Shriver

Technically a professional bodybuilder, but we are considering that a sport here. Arnold met Maria in 1977 at which time they began dating. In 1986 they married and went on to have four children together.

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Now: Arnold Schwarzenegger – Maria Shriver

Sadly, Arnold was caught many years later to have had an affair with the family’s housekeeper and fathered a son with her. Maria filed for divorce in 2011.

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Then: Jason Kidd – Joumana Kidd

Jason Kidd is a former pro basketball player and a current pro team coach for the Milwaukee Bucks. Jason married his first wife, Joumana, in 1997. The two had three children together, son, Trey and twin daughters, Miah and Jazelle

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Now: Jason Kidd – Joumana Kidd

In 2007, the couple divorced after a pretty nasty court battle over who abused the other more. Kidd went on to remarry with yet another beauty, and have two more children

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Then: Bruce Jenner – Kris Jenner

The retired Olympic gold medalist was married to Kris Jenner from 1991 to 2015. The couple each brought multiple children into their new union, and added two more daughters (Kendall and Kylie) to the family fold.

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Now: Bruce Jenner – Kris Jenner

In a true twist of events, Bruce would announce to the world that he is transgender and is going through the process of becoming a woman. Bruce became Caitlyn Jenner in 2015. Kris continues to be the manager of her famous Kardashian daughters.

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Then: Phil Mickelson – Amy Mickelson

Professional golfer, Phil Mickelson, is well known among his golf compatriots. In 1996, Phil married his wife, Amy. The couple have two children together.

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Now: Phil Mickelson – Amy Mickelson

In 2009, Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer, so Phil decided to take off from his pro career and be there for her to the best of his ability.

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Then: Jimmy Connors – Patti McGuire

1979 was the year former number one tennis player, Jimmy Connors, married his love, and 1977 Playmate of the Year, Patti McGuire.

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Now: Jimmy Connors – Patti McGuire

The couple is still married today and have two children together. Connors published his autobiography in 2013, titled, The Outsider.

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Then: Roger Clemens – Debra Lynn Godfrey

Roger Clemens is a name that most people would know. The former New York Yankee pitcher, among other teams, is a name few forget. Clemens married Debra Lynn in 1984.

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Now: Roger Clemens – Debra Lynn Godfrey

The couple is married today and have four sons together, with their names all starting with the letter ‘K’, in honor of their dad’s strikeouts! Cool!

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Then: Amanda McCarthy, Brandon McCarthy

Amanda McCarthy (nee Nelson) has known Brandon since high school but the two did not start dating until after both were finished with college. The two dated for two years before Brandon proposed to her.

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Now: Amanda McCarthy, Brandon McCarthy

Amanda and Brandon are still going strong nearly a decade later. She is still a fashion model, but also is heavily involved with the Oakland A’s wives club and charity.

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Then: Sylvie Van der Vaart, Rafael Van der Vaart

Model Sylvie Van der Vaart began her modeling career at the age of 18, and quickly became one of the Netherlands’ most popular presenters. So when she started going out with Ajax player Rafael Van der Vaart, the match seemed natural.

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Now:Sylvie Van der Vaart, Rafael Van der Vaart

The two had their wedding broadcasted on live national television and ultimately went on to have a child together. However, the marriage was not built to last, and the two split in 2013 after Rafael discovered she was cheating on him.

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Then: Amanda Marcum, Andy Enfield

Amanda Marcum was a supermodel from Oklahoma and was about to be driving from New York City to Boston. Enfield needed a ride up as well, and two friends got them in touch. The two hit it off on the car ride, and got married six months later.

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Now:Amanda Marcum, Andy Enfield

The two are still happily married, and they even have three kids together. They have been together for nearly 15 years, and Amanda can regularly be seen in the stands as her husband is on the court coaching the University of Southern California.

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Then: Lauren Tannehill, Ryan Tannehill

Lauren and Ryan Tannehill met while the two were in college at Texas A&M, and the two have been inseparable ever since. Despite being a year older than him, she married him in a ceremony in 2012.

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Now: Lauren Tannehill, Ryan Tannehill

Today they two live in Ft. Lauderdale and Ryan plays for the Miami Dolphins while Lauren still does some modeling work from time to time. The couple also have a baby boy together.

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Then: Kasey Trione, Lance Moore

After casually dating a string of NFL players, Kasey Trione started going for the New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore. But this was more than casual dating, and the professional model and the football player were soon seen everywhere.

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Now: Kasey Trione, Lance Moore

The two ended up getting engaged in 2015 on Independence Day. They ended up getting married in a beautiful ceremony, and today, the two have a child named Graylee.

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Then: Olivia Munn, Aaron Rodgers

Model and Actress Olivia Munn has been on TV since 2006, breaking out as a host on Attack of the Show and the Daily Show. She met Aaron Rodgers in 2012, and the two began a close relationship.

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Now: Olivia Munn, Aaron Rodgers

Sadly the couple split up three years later, but did so amicably. She now is involved in activism, working with PETA as well as the Green Your School challenge to make school more environmentally friendly.

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Then: Irina Shayk, Ronaldo

Model Irina Shayk is a groundbreaking Russian model, having become the first person of Russian origin to become the cover of a Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition in 2011.

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Now: Irina Shayk, Ronaldo

She is also known as the long term girlfriend of world famous soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. However, she broke up with him after five years and is now dating Bradley Cooper. She has also helped rebuild a hospital in her hometown of Yemanzhelinsk, Russia.

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Then:Anna Burns, Wes Welker

Anna Burns was a model and Hooters girl strutting her stuff when she caught the eye of wide receiver Wes Welker. The two dated for a while before they got married in Aspen in 2012.

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Now:Anna Burns, Wes Welker

The couple are still together, but Anna has been known for defending her husband, sometimes a little bit too much. She has lambasted Ray Lewis over his various convictions and fatherhood practices.

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Then: Charissa Thompson, Jay Williams

Charissa Thompson is a nationally syndicated sportscaster with both Fox Sports as well as appearing from time to time on NBC. She has also worked for ESPN for several years.

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Now: Charissa Thompson, Jay Williams

After being married in a spur of the moment wedding, Charissa divorced her first husband and began seeing ESPN sportscaster Jay Williams seriously for several years. However, the two ended the relationship, and she is now single and focusing on her career.

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Then: Jesse James, Eric Decker

Born in Italy to a military family, Jesse James decided that she would pursue a career in country music. She would go on to produce several albums, and meet and fall in love with then Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker.

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Now: Jesse James, Eric Decker

The two are still happily married, and Eric has since moved on to the New York Jets. He and his wife have two children, daughter Vivianne Rose Decker as well as Eric Thomas Decker II.

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Then:Noureen DeWulf, Ryan Miller

Noureen DeWulf has been acting for nearly a decade and a half, and was originally married to an avant garde artist named James DeWulf. That marriage would last ten years before the couple split and Noureen would meet Ryan.

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Now:Noureen DeWulf, Ryan Miller

The two dated for some time before getting married in 2011. They have one child and now live in Vancouver. Noureen is known for her role on the TV show Hockey Wives and continues to act in various shows and movies.

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Then:Kim Sears, Andy Murray

Kim and Andy have known each other since they were children, as they were in the same tennis circles since high school. Kim’s father is a coach who used to play professionally, and helped bring the two together.

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Today Kim and Andy are going strong and even have a child together. They were engaged in 2014 and were finally married in 2015 in a lavish reception in Murray’s hometown of Dunblane.

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Then:Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odum

This model and socialite sister of Kim Kardashian is successful in her own right. But when she met LA Laker Lamar Odem, sparks flew, and the two decided to get married a month after meeting.

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Now:Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odum

The two had their own reality TV show called Khloe and Lamar, but this was cancelled after a few seasons due to the fact that the couple had divorced in 2014. Khloe is currently in a relationship with Tristan Thompson.

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Then:Kim deJesus, David DeJesus

A midwestern girl who loved theatre, Kim first went off to Arizona State University where she studied the arts. She became a model, and was on season 23 of the Amazing race. She eventually met and fell in love with baseball player David DeJesus.

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Now:Kim deJesus, David DeJesus

Kim and David DeJesus got married and ended up giving birth to a child named Kingston. She is still a model, and is very involved with the DeJesus family foundation which helps people who cannot provide for themselves.

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Then: Jason Kidd – Joumana Kidd

Jason Kidd is a former pro basketball player and a current pro team coach for the Milwaukee Bucks. Jason married his first wife, Joumana, in 1997. The two had three children together, son, Trey and twin daughters, Miah and Jazelle.

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Now: Jason Kidd – Joumana Kidd

In 2007, the couple divorced after a pretty nasty court battle over who abused the other more. Kidd went on to remarry with yet another beauty, and have two more children

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Then: Sammy Sosa – Sonia Rodriguez


THE Sammy Sosa, one of the biggest names in baseball, was once a right fielder for the Chicago Cubs (among others). Sammy’s second wife, Sonia Rodriguez, has been by his side since 1992. The couple had been dating since 1986.

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Now: Sammy Sosa – Sonia Rodriguez

Sammy and Sonia are still happily married and are the parents of four children – Keysha, Kenya, Sammy, and Michael. The couple married again in 2004 in a Catholic ceremony, beforehand they were married only in a civil ceremony.

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