In the past, we have brought to you some of the world’s strangest couples. Today we have yet another list of couples, but there is nothing strange about them. However, there are reasons why these couples are worth talking about. They are celebrity wives. If you love football, you may want to know who the women behind the football icons you admire are. Here is the list of the Top 10 Celebrities Dating or Married to Soccer Players.
10. Larissa Riquelme
– to Jonathan Fabbro
At position 10 we have Larissa Riquelme of Paraguay and Jonathan Fabbro. Larissa Riquelme is an actress who hails from Paraguay. She was crowned the highest-earning model in Paraguay in 2010. Riquelme is the face of the deodorant brand Axe in Paraguay. So just how did Larissa Riquelme become a celebrity in the first place? Well, she was pictured in the international media for the very first time in 2010 when she was captured celebrating Paraguay’s goal against Slovakia. She was putting on a t-shirt branded with Paraguay’s colors and had a Nokia phone between her breasts. After this, she became the most searched person on the internet.
What followed was, she was crowned by Marca, the largest Spanish sports newspaper named the World Cup Girlfriend. That same year she promised that she would run through the streets of Buenos Aires if Paraguay made it to the Semifinals, this she did wearing nothing but body paint. She was also recognized as the most famous World-Cup fan and made a name in the football circles by dating Cerro Porteno talisman Jonathan Fabbro, who recently gained Paraguayan citizenship. Her guy was recently awarded a Paraguayan citizenship. She is definitely a famous woman.
9. Melissa Satta
– to Kevin Prince Boateng
Melissa Satta is a television anchor and a communication expert. She was born in the US, in Massachusetts although she is Italian. Melissa has worked in the fashion industry since 2003. She was one of the finalists of the Miss Extreme. She would start her career on the television two years later (2005) for an Italian television TIM. In the same year, she was appointed the spokesperson for the advertising of the television company.
Currently, she is dating the AC Milan ace, Kevin Prince Boateng. Before then, the Italian beauty dated the Italy hotshot Christian Vieri but the affair ended after a short while. Melissa Satta would soon find love again when she met the 25-year-old Kevin Prince Boateng. Prince was also single at the moment after breaking up and divorcing. The two of them have been together since. On an interesting twist, Melissa says the reason why Boateng is always injured is because of their sex drive. She says they have sex 7-10 times a week. Whether or not that is the reason behind the football icons injuries is not a sure bet, but what we all know is they are in love, at least for now.
8. Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau
– to Sneijder
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau is a Spanish-Dutch actress and television host. She was born in the Spanish island of Ibiza. She was born to Spanish father Xavier Cabau and a Dutch mother. Her father was a wealthy man who owned several discothèques, restaurants, and bars in Ibiza. After high school, Yolanthe Cabau decided to pursue an acting career, she featured in Dutch production for the first time in 2004 and later in 2005; she then became famous when she acquired a recurring role in the soap opera, Onderweg naar morgen in 2006.
For three consecutive years, she has carried home the title of the sexiest woman in Netherlands. These are the years in 2006, 2007, and 2009. In 2006 she was nominated for awards called Gouden Kalf. This is the Dutch equivalent of the Academy Award. In 2010 Sneijder put Netherlands in the limelight when he scored five goals that helped his country to the pinnacle of the first major tournament since 1988. Maybe it would have been the promise of marrying the love of his life that kept him going and catapulted him to this height in the 2010 world cup? That, we may never know exactly.
What is known is Sneijder returned home in Italy and tied the knot with his better half. The couple has found favor even in the eyes of fans. They seem to be doing well even in the face of marital breakages and divorces among celebrities.
7. Irina Shayk
– to Cristiano Ronaldo
Born in 1986 the Russian model and actress got her share of fane in 2007 when she became the exclusively contracted face of Intimissimi lingerie. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuits issue. Irina Shayk also became the first model to grace the cover of the same magazine in 2011. She is ranked the 8th most popular model in the world due to her large social media following. She has also had a number of modeling contracts such as include Beach Bunny Swimwear (2009), and Guess spring/summer which she did in 2009. Other work she has done includes the Morellato, Victoria’s Secret catalog, Lacoste, Cesare Paciotti and Lacoste.
She has also done various magazine covers too like; Annabelle, Woman, Twelv, Jalouse, Bolero and Paris Capital. In May 2009 she signed with modeling agency named IMG. As much as it is rumored that the football icon is not having the best time in Real Madrid, Christiano Ronaldo has found love in this Russian beauty. They have dated for nearly past 2 years after they reportedly met at Armani Exchange campaign. In this era of rampant divorce, Irina Shayk could be a keeper type- she copes very well with Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2-year-old son. In august last year it was rumored the two were headed for the rocks but they dispelled that and asserted it by a display of passion at the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.
6. Coleen Mary Rooney
– to Wayne Rooney
Coleen Mary Rooney was born Née McLoughlin in 1986 to parents of Irish descent. She is an English television presenter, a columnist, and a product endorser. Rooney has had her own column in the celebrity magazine entitled “Closer” for many years then moved on to start writing on another column for the OK Magazine in 2008. She mostly writes about her style and news. She had also worked as a television presenter when she co-hosted with Sir Trevor McDonald on his show 12, in Croxteth, Liverpool. They started their relationship at the age of 16.Coleen Mary Rooney has an exercise DVD which she released and has since become a best seller. The two would later get married in Portofino, Italy on 12 June 2008 in a wedding whose pictures was exclusively sold to the OK magazine.
It is said that the Ok magazine paid the power couple a cool 2.5 million pounds for the same. The two had a son one year down the line. Of course, there have been claims of Rooney cheating on her with an escort when she was 5 months pregnant she has stuck by her man.
5. Sylvie Meis
– to Rafael van der Vaart
At 18 years of age, Sylvie Meis graduated from the University of West Brabant. She decided that she would pursue the modeling career. She tried auditioning for several agencies in Netherlands. Finally,she gained popularity be earning a job at Foxkids and Music Station (TMF). Being a renowned host with TMF, she has done interviews with many international celebrities such as Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue. She features in a Dutch TV series called Costa where she has a role in the cast. In 2008 Sylvie Meis hosted the World FIFA Player of the year awards.
The Hamburg midfielder met the Dutch beauty in 2003. He practically hit the jackpot when they got married two years later. Not long after their union, they had a son named Damian Rafael. They are another power pair. In 2009, Sylvie had a bad time when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her husband had to cancel his move from Real Madrid so as to get her the best treatment in the Spanish capital. If that isn’t love, then what is it?
4. Cheryl Ann Tweedy
– to Ashley Cole
Cheryl Ann Tweedy was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 30 June 1983. She appeared on television on and advert for British Gas. Cheryl developed an early love for dancing. She started doing sequence dancing at the age of four. She would the join the Royal Ballet School of Arts at the age of 9. In 2002 Cheryl was one among the 10 girls that won the competition whose objective was to come up with a boy band and a girl group that would compete for the top spot I the same year. In 2004, Cheryl began to date Manchester United player Ashley Cole. The couple got married after the footballer proposed to her in Dubai in 2005. During their wedding, the couple ere rumored to have pocketed a hefty 1 million pounds for the exclusives on photos and pictures.
3. Ilary Blasi
– to Francesco Totti
Ilary Blasi was born in Rome in 1983. Her mother Daniella named her after one of her favorite heroines since she was a great fan of movies. She made her first appearance in the showbiz industry at only age three when she did a TV advert. She was definitely made for the cameras. A little latter, at five Blasi did her first movie when she landed at the Giorgio Capitani directed movie, David and David. Towards the end of the 90s, Blasi who was almost 20 years old began to look for her niche in the showbiz again seriously. She started by working as a model for many agencies and even took a few nude photos for some photoshoots, and did runway events for some leading agencies in Rome. Ilary contested for Miss Italia in 1998.
As if that was not enough, she began regular appearances on TV in 2001 when she started doing serious movies. Today she is a respected actress with over. Blasi is the lawfully wedded wife of Francesco Totti, the Club Roma football legend. The beautiful woman -a former showgirl-turned-television personality is the one behind the successes of the footballer. The couple tied the knot in 2005 and has two kids; a son Christian and a daughter Chanel. No wonder they are fondly referred to as are the ‘Italian Posh and Becks’.
2. Victoria Caroline Beckham
– to David Beckham
Victoria Caroline Beckham is an English businesswoman, actress, singer, and model. Victoria plunged into the public limelight in the early 1900s with her role in the pop group called Spice Girls. When the group split up, she landed a recording deal with Virgin Records and Telsta Records where she went ahead to make hot tracks- four of her tracks were UKs top 10 singles. In the past decade, Beckham has risen to become the style icon and fashion designer with international recognition. This has come thanks to high-profile collaborations with other brands, which saw her she launch an eponymous label in 2008, and a lower-priced (diffusion) label in 2011.in 2011.
The Victoria Beckham label was named designer brand of the year in the UK, and was assessed as the star performer in the Beckham family’s business interests; in 2012. Her relationship with the world football icon David Beckham is a big sensation in the football world. They met in 1997 at a charity event both were attending. Victoria was not even a football fan then. She soon would become one when Beckham proposed to her in Cheshunt a year later. Their wedding caused a media frenzy. Today they are a power couple with a net worth more than 125 million pounds and have four children together. Their love continues to thrive even in the wake of matrimonial distress, especially in the West.
– to Gerrad Pique
Shakira is a woman who does not need introduction anywhere in the world. The Colombian-born singer is also a dancer and a record producer. She has had a long singing career which she began in 1996 with the launch of her debut album, although she has started performing while still in school. Shakira made an entry into the English language market with the release of her fifth album titled “Wherever Whenever”. This song became one of the hottest selling singles worlds over in 2002. With the coming of her 6th and 7th album she effectively carved a niche for herself among the English listeners. She is married to a football legend the sexy Gerad Pique. This is arguably the hottest football-celebrity couple alive. With the age difference, haters have a lot to chew on but as for them they have a baby together, and age is just a number.
The two met in the spring in 2010 during the run-up to the world cup. At the time the Colombian songstress was recording the world cup tournament official song. “Waka Waka” (This Time for Africa)’. His coach Pep Guardiola ratified the relationship, and since then all seems to be well with the couple.
Behind every successful man, there is a strong woman, so they say. Well, now you are in the know about who are the strong women who support the football legends that you love. It is an amazing thing to see our favorite soccer players fall in love and tie the knot, isn’t love a beautiful thing? Keep it right here for more facts about your soccer legends.