There are some big power couples in Hollywood. Couples like Jay Z and Beyonce, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are worth millions of dollars and get a ton of attention. However, not to be outdone, some athletes are one half of power couples in their own rights. Here are five celebrity and athlete power couples.
1. Gerard Piqué and Shakira
While this may not be seen as a power couple in North America, in Spain, these two are mega stars. Shakira is a world famous singer and performer and her husband is a soccer player for Barcelona and on the Spanish national team. They have been together since 2010 and they actually met on set for one of her music videos. When it comes to international power couples, few can touch these guys.
2. Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood
Hockey fans and country music fans know this one all too well. While Mike Fisher has been a solid player throughout his career, when it was revealed that he was together with Underwood, it took his name to a whole other level. Underwood is obviously known as one of the best and most successful country music stars out there. The two are married and met backstage at one of her shows in 2008. Fisher now plays down in Nashville and that was a move that was without a doubt made to keep him closer to Underwood..
3. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
When you think of celebrity and athlete super couples, this one is always one of the first in your mind. Brady is a multi-time Super Bowl champion and one of the absolute best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. However, not to be outdone, Bundchen is among the most famous and well paid models in the history of the world and is arguably more well-known than her superstar husband. These guys have been the most famous couple in the NFL for years and I don’t see it stopping any time soon.
4. David and Victoria Beckham
In the early to the mid-2000s, this was THE celebrity and athlete couple. Victoria Beckham was a member of the ultra-successful and popular group the Spice Girls and Beckham was a soccer player and the most famous one at that. The two aren’t really in the spotlight much anymore, but at their height, no couple was as famous as these two were. If you even turned on a sports or entertainment TV show when Beckham moved to the L.A Galaxy, you would definitely see these two on your screen.
5. Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere
Of any couple on this list, this is likely the one you would be surprised to know if a real thing. Panettiere is an extremely popular actress who has worked on numerous TV shows and films, and Klitschko is a heavyweight boxer and considered one of the greatest of his generation. The two are an unlikely couple as the 26 year old Panettiere (who is quite short) looks absolutely tiny compared to her 40 year old boxing fiancée who stands at a towering 6’6.