The most adorable sports couples
In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are five couples that give true meaning to the term “swolemates."
Zach and Julie Ertz
These two are so well known, they have their own commercials together. Zach is a Super Bowl-winning NFL star, and Julie is a world champion as a member of the United States women’s national soccer team.
Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird
Bird is one of the most successful college basketball players of all time and is enjoying a long and successful professional career in the WNBA, where she has led the Seattle Storm to three championships. Rapinoe is another member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team that took home the World Cup trophy in 2018.
Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick
One of the most well-known couples in sports, Patrick burst onto the scene with GoDaddy Super Bowl commercials, while Rodgers rose to national prominence with a Super Bowl victory with the Green Bay Packers. Both are tremendously successful in their careers.
Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco
Rapinoe is arguably the most well-known—and certainly the most polarizing—member the U.S. women’s national soccer team, but Morgan might be the most loved. Carrasco is in his ninth year playing in MLS. If you haven’t noticed, being a top athlete tends to correlate well to dating a women’s national team soccer player.
Sloane Stephens and Jozy Altidore
It’s hard to determine which of these two professional athletes is more famous. Altidore has had a long career in MLS and has contributed more than a decade to the U.S. men’s national soccer team. As is the nature of soccer fans, his play on the field has inspired both great love and great disgust. His better half, Stephens, is a U.S. Open tennis champion. She won the sport’s final major in 2017.