NFL WAGs: Meet the Wives of Football’s Biggest Stars
We all know there is a strong woman behind every strong man, so it only makes sense that the women behind the toughest NFL players are gorgeous women. These women have the brains, the looks, and the personalities, and it is no wonder they ended up with some of the best players in the industry
Check out these WAGs and decide for yourself if they’re out of the NFL player’s league.
The wife of New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees, Brittany Brees runs their foundation full-time while also taking care of their four children. The couple first met at a party while in college at Purdue University but their introduction didn’t go too smooth. It wasn’t until six months later that he asked her out on a proper date, and she accepted.
Fast forward and in 2003, Drew and Brittany tied the knot in Coronado, California. They now have four children: Rylen, Baylen, Bowen and Callen Brees.
It was at the end of Nnamdi Asomugha’s 11-year NFL career that he met actress Kerry Washington. The cornerback met Kerry when he had begun to dabble in acting while he was still in the NFL. After his retirement in 2013, the two married.
Kerry has won numerous awards for her performance in the show Scandal. Now that Nnamdi is getting further into acting, he’s got a pretty good coach.
This former Playboy model and girlfriend of Hugh Hefner caught the eye of wide receiver Hank Baskett. The two were actually introduced by Kendra’s mother and after only six months of dating, Hank proposed to her.
The two were married for nine years and had two children before Kendra filed for divorce from Hank. During the divorce proceedings, she awkwardly tweeted an apology to Hank and said she was the reason his football career ended.
Candice Crawford is connected to not one, but two famous men. She’s the wife of former NFL quarterback Tony Romo and the sister of Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford. Her famous connections didn’t stop her from making a career of her own. When she met Tony, she had just won Miss Missouri and was on her way to compete in the Miss USA pageant.
Candice then decided to go back to school for journalism and now runs her own essential oils business.
Jessie James Decker
Jessie James achieved fame as a country singer long before she added Eric Decker’s last name. She released her debut album in 2009 and people would recognize her from singles like “Wanted” and “Boys in the Summer.” Jessie was briefly linked to another NFL player, Reggie Bush, before meeting and marrying Eric.
Since their marriage in 2013, Jessie has continued to make music while becoming a mother of three and starring in the E! reality show Eric & Jessie: Game On.
The wife of Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matt Stafford seems to be the perfect fit for the franchise player. Kelly and Matt met when they were both attending the University of Georgia. Matt was playing football and Kelly was on the cheerleading squad.
Kelly continued cheering him on after he was drafted by the NFL and the two were married in 2014. In 2016, the Detroit Lions had Kelly use her college cheer skills to help build their cheerleading squad.
This Canadian beauty was working as a lingerie model when she met outside linebacker Larry English. The two immediately hit it off and fans could watch their courtship on the reality show WAGS LA. After four years of dating, Larry popped the question to Nicole on the season finale of the show.
Thanks to their high-profile engagement we also got to watch their wedding when they pledged to stay together “for richer or for richer.” The two announced in July of 2022 that they are expecting their first child after IVF treatments.
Nikki Hairrell is married to the punter for the Minnesota Vikings, Britton Colquitt. The two tied the knot back in 2011 and have been strong ever since. While Colquitt is on the field, Hairrell stays busy modeling for various brands.
The most interesting fact about his couple is that they met in college while playing a game of truth or dare. It just goes to show that silly little kids’ games aren’t that silly after all! The couple has two kids together, Everly and Nash.
The Grammy-winning singer didn’t publicize many of her relationships until she began dating Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Ciara and Russell announced their relationship in 2015 and within a year he had proposed.
Ciara and Russell have had to deal with some of the pop star’s past drama though. Her ex-fiancée Future, who Ciara has a child with, has made comments about Russell “not being a man” in the relationship. Maybe Russell should ask Future to show off his Super Bowl ring and then they can talk.
Yet another beauty queen has managed to capture the heart of an NFL player. Leila Lopes was well known in the pageant circles and won the title of Miss Universe in 2011. Shortly after her win, she met former defensive end Osi Umenyiora.
The two dated while Osi played for the New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons. After his retirement from the NFL, the two married in a lavish ceremony.
After splitting up with Danica Patrick, Aaron Rodgers began a whirlwind romance with two-time Golden Globe nominated actress Shailene Woodley. After weeks of speculation about the couple getting hitched, Woodley confirmed in 2021 that were, in fact, engaged. Woodley dropped the news on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, telling the late-night host, “We are engaged. But for us, it’s not new news, you know, so it’s kind of funny. Everybody right now is freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for a while.’”
In February of 2022 the couple announced they would be parting ways. They found that they were two different people and that their busy schedules made things challenging.
You might recognize Ariel from her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. No big deal right? It was all thanks to her modeling career that Ariel connected with wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.
The two met at the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary party and hit it off immediately. The two became engaged in 2014, and they now have two children together.