With our medal tally rising all the time, we’re completely hooked on the Olympics! Inspired by the sporting talent, we decided to take a look at our favourite sports star and celebrity couples.
Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias
Russian tennis star Anna has been with her singer boyfriend Enrique Iglesias for over 10 years. About time he popped the question we think!
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham
They’re like British royalty – he’s a famous footballer, she’s a famous, err, singer, and their relationship has been smothered all over the headlines since day one. Some people thought they were an odd combination at first, but 13 years later, they’re still happily married. Good on ‘em!
Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips
Another unlikely pairing that seem blissfully happy are rugby star Mike and his royal wife Zara. They had a gorgeous wedding in summer 2011, with a brilliant mix of royal and rugby star guests – Sure the beauty and the beast (in the nicest sense!) of celebrity couples!
Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley
Chelsea football star Frank and his fiancee TV presenter Christine are still to announce their wedding date, but it’s expected to be early next year. Frank has been engaged once before to model Elen Rivers, who he has a daughter with.
Shane Warne and Liz Hurley
Probably the strangest of all the celebrity couples, everyone was shocked when Australian cricketer Shane bagged British actress Liz as his new girlfriend. Since then, Liz has successfully transformed Shane from a tubby, rugged surfer dude to a slim, tanned, well-groomed guy. The pair announced their engagement late last year.
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki
Despite many reports claiming that golf star Rory and his tennis star girlfriend Caroline’s relationship ‘ruining each other’s careers’, the pair seem very happy.
Jamie Redknapp and Louise Redknapp
We were all a bit jealous when footballer Jamie and his then girlfriend singer Louise got married – the pair were simply too talented and too good looking for our liking! 14 years on, they’re still just as gorgeous, and we can’t help but be happy for them.
Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger
He’s a British Formula 1 hero, she’s a successful American singer, but their relationship has been less consistent than their talent in the last few years. The on-off pair seem to have finally settled however, and we hope there will be wedding bells on the horizon soon.
Gerard Pique and Shakira
Spanish footballer Gerard plays for one of the most successful teams in the world, Barcelona, but we think one of his best achievements was pulling the simply gorgeous Shakira.
James Toseland and Katie Melua
Ex motorbike racer James and singer Katie plan to have a winter wedding later this year. We think it’ll be just a beautiful as they are!
So these are our favourite sport star and celebrity couples, but it doesn’t always work out, as these couples have proven…
Ashley Cole and Cheryl Cole
Our jaws dropped to the floor when footballer Ashley’s cheating ways came to light – how could he be attracted to anyone else when he had stunning Cheryl at his side?! Singer Cheryl tried to ‘fight for this love’ by rekindling their relationship earlier this year, but once again, Ashley proved that a leopard simply can’t change its spots.
Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow
Cyclist Lance and ex fiancee singer Sheryl ended their relationship back in 2006, but unlike Ashley and Cheryl Cole, they are still good friends.
Tony Parker and Eva Longoria
Basketball star Tony and ex wife actress Eva divorced last year but they too are still on good terms.
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Who are your favourite celebrity couples? Did we miss your favourite off the list? Let us know…