The jocks always get the girls. That was the cry of every nerdy or creative boy in high school and even in some of college; or, basically, anyone who wasn't great at push-ups. This was because, for the most part, it was accurate. But it's also true for a lot of Hollywood as well as in the music industry.
So many talented female stars and music icons have bagged themselves a professional, fit, and skilled athlete. We can't really get mad at them for this — these guys are pretty impressive. Although it's not just female actors and musicians that go for athletes, it's also male ones.
This list will delve into the lives of some of the most famous individuals out there who not only got together with athletes but also made babies with them. This means that these babies are likely to have an assortment of artistic and creative genes mixed in with athletic prowess and a high level of fitness. In short, they will be unstoppable on the dating scene. Some of the entries on this list may be pretty well known, while others are totally underplayed. So, without further ado, here are 20 times celebs had babies with pro athletes.
20 Shakira Loves FIFA... And Pajamas, Apparently
International music sensation Shakira started a family with soccer star, Gerard Piqué, who is from Spain. Piqué is a well-known center back for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team. The pair first met in 2010 when Shakira's track served as the official song for the FIFA World Cup. The soccer player was featured in the music video and immediately had chemistry with the singer. The two of them had their first son in 2011 and their second in 2015.
19 Carrie Underwood Finds An NHL Player From Canada
Carrie Underwood may be one of the most famous for going for athletes. After dating Tony Romo, NHL player named Mike Fisher came into her life. The hockey player from Canada has been the center for the Ottowa Senators and now for Nashville. He first met the country star after one of her shows as a friend of theirs tried to set them up. It took a minute or two for Underwood to actually become interested in him as she was a tad skeptical. However, soon after, they hit it off and even got married and have a couple of children; sons Jacob and Isaiah.
18 Hilary Duff's First Baby Daddy Is A Hockey Star
Hilary Duff now has two beautiful children thanks to two different baby-daddies. But her first, Mike Comrie, was actually an NHL player. Duff met Comrie, who has played for the Edmonton Oilers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, in 2007. The pair got engaged and married in 2010. They welcomed their son in 2012 but not long after the pair went their separate ways. Now Duff has returned to dating fellow musicians.
17 Enrique Iglesias Wins The Love Of A Hugely Famous Athlete
Enrique Iglesias landed one of the most famous professional athletes in the world, Anna Kournikova. The Latin pop music icon met the tennis player on the set of his 2001 music video for "Escape". After that, the two became inseparable. They now have two children together, Lucy and Nicholas, who have absolutely taken on their parents' good looks.
16 Hero Hayden Panitierre Nabs One Very Tall Boxer
Heroes and Nashville star Hayden Panitierrie is no longer with the incredibly tall professional boxer from Ukraine, but the two do share a daughter together. Hayden has had a rocky relationship with Wladimir Klitschko but has found her peace and is able to co-parent their daughter, Kaya, together. We sort of wish they were still together so we could gawk at their notable height difference so more.
15 Jessica Simpson Bagged Herself A Quarterback
Jessica Simpson loves those athletes. After the high-profile marriage to fellow musician Nick Lachey, she started dating Tony Romo and then got together with Eric Johnson, both of whom are NFL players. Johnson is now retired and used to play for the San Francisco 49ers as well as the New Orleans Saints. The couple got married in 2014 and they have two adorable children together.
14 Country Star Jessie James' NFL Receiver
Jessie James has certainly made a name for herself as a talented country-pop singer, but she also has become even more well-known due to her sultry soulmate, Eric Decker. Decker is wide-receiver who has played for the Denver Broncos as well as the New York Jets. They connected via a mutual friend and only video chatted and texted before going out several months later. The pair have had their own reality show and have two children Vivianne and Eric.
13 Brooklyn Decker, Her Kids, And A Tennis Star
Actor and Model Brooklyn Decker met her famous tennis star hubby, Andy Roddick, on a television talk show. Even on camera, it was obvious that Roddick was totally taken with Decker. After they met, he spent five months trying to get her to go on a date with him. Clearly, he wore her down and she said yes. They were married in 2009 and not have two children together proving that persistence pays off.
12 Kerry Washington Flies Like A Philadelphia Eagle
Yes, Kerry Washington definitely flies with the eagles, the Philadelphia Eagles that is. This is because she's been with NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha since 2012. The pair met backstage at a show and immediately fell for one another, even though they kept their relationship under wraps for multiple years. Eventually, they got married in 2013 and now have two children together, Caleb and Isabelle.
11 Candace Cameron And Valeri Bure Have A Full House
Full House star Candace Cameron is often in the news for her somewhat old-school approach to parenting, as well as her personal beliefs. But many forget that she actually went for an athlete. She met professional hockey player Valeri Bure in 1995 at a charity hockey event while cheering on her co-star, Dave Coulier. She instantly became interested in Bure and was married to him less than a year later. They have three kids together.
10 Ciara Basically Joins The NFL Herself
Ciara may have had her first child with the rapper Future, but her second belongs to Russel Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson, who is the quarterback for the team, is definitely not the only professional athlete that the artist has been linked to. Prior to Future, she was linked to NBA player Amar'e Stoudemire.
9 Gisele Bundchen And The Most Famous Football Player Alive
Without a doubt, Victoria's Secret model Gisele Bündchen is married to the most famous football player int eh world. Like him or not, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots is basically the most successful football player of all time. The pair started dating after Brady ended thins with actress Bridget Moynahan, who he had a child with. Bündchen was happy to take this child in along with the biological children she had with Brady,
8 Kendra Wilkinson Brings Hank Baskett Back To The House
Kendra Wilkinson became most famous for hanging around Hugh Hefner's house and taking part in his famous and utterly iconic magazine. Since she got a ton of attention, it makes sense that she was linked to athlete Hank Baskett. The adorable couple tied the knot at the famous mansion itself and now have a couple of children together proving that anyone can settle down.
7 Elisabeth Hasselbeck And Her College Sweetheart
Love her or not, former View co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck has certainly made a name for herself. But the popularity of her surname has to be partially attributed to her NFL player husband, Tim Hasselbeck. The two met in college and, at the time, were both star athletes. Elisabeth played softball and Tim was on the college football team, naturally. After a few years of dating, they tied the knot and have three children together.
6 Holly Robinson Peete And Her Family Of "R"s
Perhaps it was former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete that influenced thespian Holly Robinson Peete that they should have a family entirely made up of "R" names. Who knows? The actor has been married to the athlete since 1995 and welcomed four children into their family, Ryan, Roman, Robinson, and Rodney Jr. Yep, we're not kidding with those names...
5 Gabrielle Union Is A Three-Pointer
Former professional basketball player Dwayne Wade was won over by talented actor and author Gabrielle Union after she was married to Chris Howard. The two started hanging out in 2009 but realized that they should be more than just friends. They tied the knot in 2014 and have a child together, Kaavia. Given the fact that Wade is pretty beloved, we'd say Union shot a three-pointer.
4 Noureen Dewulf Is A Vancouver Canuck
Back-Up Plan actor Noureen Dewulf bagged herself a Vancouver Canuck in 2009. After a year of dating hockey player Ryan Miller, Dewulf decided to marry him. This was during a time when the Canucks were at their best. But after their 2010 downfall, Ryan was traded to Anaheim. When he's not playing, he's spending time with the son he had with the talented actor.
3 JoAnna Garcia Goes For The Home Run
Reba actor JoAnna Garcia hit a home run when she met Atlanta Braves baseman, Nick Swisher. The pair dated for about a year and they were quickly married in 2010. Nine years later, they are still happily married and have two children together; girls named Emerson Jay and Sailor Stevie... AKA names that are baseball jersey worthy!
2 Kristin Cavallari And Jay Cutler Make An Odd Life-Choice
We all know Kristin Cavallari from The Hills as well as her totally backward views on vaccines. But we also know her from her relationship with NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, who she married in 2013. A year after this, they welcomed their first child, Camden Jack... you know, the one she doesn't want to get vaccinated. Saylor and Jaxson followed, rounding out the Cavallari/Cutler family.
1 Victoria Beckham And Her Longterm Soccer Beau
How could we have a list like this and not include Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and her famous soccer player husband, David Beckham? They started dating each other in 1997, got hitched in 1999 and now have four children together. Both are well regarded in their respective industries and have also branched out into product endorsement and modeling. You know, when they aren't raising their family and being otherwise ridiculously good-looking that is.
Sources: Bleacher Report, The Talko, CheatSheet, Sports Retriever, SI, Us Magazine, Goodhousekeeping, The Delite