Dump or be dumped, the relationship world is tough for everyone, even for rich and successful athletes. Sure, a lot of the guys who play in professional leagues like the NBA, the NFL, and so on, have enough wealth and fame that they could probably pick and choose their girlfriends from a vast pool of women who are interested in those particular traits. Nevertheless, every once in a while, these guys come across ladies who are not actually interested in material things as much as they are interested in the person behind the money and fame. This is not a rule of thumb, but as much as jealous people would hate to believe, there is true love in the world of professional athletes.
But even in this world of true love and understanding that would fit very well in a romance novel, there are sad stories of people who do stupid things and unavoidably end up breaking up relationships that they didn’t want to break up, or worse, deeply regret ending. Nevertheless, even the relationships in which we don’t think true love was a big part of, there are stories of guys breaking up with beautiful women that we just cannot believe. More often than not, rich athletes are dating out of their league, whether they believe it or not. That is just a fact of life everyone has to understand and learn to live with. That being said, get ready to feel a little bit mad because here are 15 stunning wags we can’t believe these athletes dumped. Oh yeah, for good measure let’s just put out a warning that we might add one or two instances in which the athletes were the ones getting the boot.
15 Torrie Wilson (Dumped By Alex Rodriguez)
A-Rod has fallen from grace faster than a watermelon thrown off a roof. Nevertheless, it is hard to deny that the former Yankee was one of the best at what he did, steroids or not. A-Rod was terrific at smacking a baseball out of the park, but that was far from being his only skill. The guy also had a lot of game outside of the ballpark. A-Rod has a rap sheet of conquests that rivals the likes of Tiger Woods. The man was a beast, and he probably had more girlfriends and hookups than we will ever find out about.
Most of them will remain nameless, but there are a few that we firmly believe A-Rod regrets leaving along the way. On the top of that list, we have to go with the WWE great, Torrie Wilson.
14 Bruna Marquezine (Dumped By Neymar)
What would you do if you were the world’s most expensive athlete? Do you even have an idea of how that would feel? We certainly don’t. Nevertheless, that was the place Neymar found himself in after PSG unloaded more than $500 million in fees and salaries to take him away from Barcelona and bring him to Paris.
Might we add that the guy is still only 25 years old, which is absolutely insane. And, as one would imagine, Neymar is a huge hit with the ladies. As far as we know, only one of them has managed to snag the striker for a serious relationship. But unfortunately, his coupling with Bruna Marquezine did not last long, as the two of them broke up earlier in June.
13 Kim Kardashian (You Name Them)
Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but for someone who decided to take the life path she did, Kim did a good job. That is especially true when you take a look at the rap sheet of athletes this woman has hooked up with. This is certainly a long list that Kanye West would not be too keen on seeing, but it is amusing nonetheless.
The most famous of the Kardashian clan was famously married to role-player big man Kris Humphries for less than one year. Still, she also supposedly dated guys like wide receiver Miles Austin, former MLS player Alecko Eskandarian, running back Reggie Bush, and even allegedly had an affair with Cristiano Ronaldo. Now, a lot about Kim Kardashian’s life could be made up and probably is, but we have a hard time believing that none of her affairs with athletes are true.
12 Jenny McCarthy (Dumped By Brian Urlacher)
Jenny McCarthy is mostly known today for her autism activism and her very harsh views on the use of vaccines. As well as some dangerous claims she makes about the relationship between taking vaccines and the development of autism in children. But before she became an activist, McCarthy was a stunning actress who at some point dated an amazing football player. Brian Urlacher is the kind of guy we could easily call a beast. Standing at 6’4” and weighing 258 pounds, you will hardly find a running back who played in the 2000s and doesn’t have nightmares about this guy.
One thing that certainly does not give anyone nightmares, however, is his relationship with Jenny McCarty. The two of them began dating in April 2012, but the relationship didn’t last long, and they broke up in August of the same year.
11 Jessica Simpson (Dumped By Tony Romo)
Cowboys’ fans have blamed so many things over the years for the struggles of Tony Romo on the gridiron that it is hard to pinpoint what could’ve really been the Romo curse. Either way, one of the most notorious “possible curses” became mainstream during the time Romo was dating Jessica Simpson. The two of them dated for a couple of years in the late 2000s, and funnily enough the years they were dating ended up being seasons in which Romo was quite prone to throwing interceptions.
To make Cowboys’ fans believe the curse of Jessica Simpson even more, 2009, the year they broke up, was a season Romo finished throwing for almost 4,500 yards, 26 touchdowns, and just nine interceptions. For anyone who has seen Tony Romo play, those are unbelievable numbers.
10 Cassie Lane (Alan Didak)
Cassie Lane might not be such a recognizable name for most people in the West, but that is because she was a WAG from a different place. Miss Lane was actually the girlfriend of Collingwood Magpies’ star Alan Didak. Did that help? Probably not, right? That might be because Didak plays in the AFL, the Australian football league.
No, we are not kidding. We decided to put this woman on the list because she actually became famous for blowing the lid on the sexist culture that she says oppresses wags in the AFL. Indeed, this seems to be a real problem in Australia. According to Lane, she had to continually face the scrutiny of the media on how she looked and was even once told that she should be grateful for the fame she was getting.
9 Cameron Diaz (Alex Rodriguez)
We told you A-Rod had game, and this is the ultimate proof of it. Not only did the man get to date Torrie Wilson for a long time, but he also got to call Cameron Diaz his girlfriend for quite some time. Whether you like him or not, you have to respect the force that was Alex Rodriguez. However, like countless other women, Cameron Diaz eventually became a dot in the rearview mirror of A-Rod’s dating life.
The story here is that they supposedly had an amicable breakup in 2011. The reason? Both of them wanted to focus on their careers, and their hectic schedules did not allow for much time for them to see each other. Luckily for A-Rod, it seems they are still good friends, but we are sure he wishes they could be a little bit more than that.
8 Laci Kay Somers (Tiger Woods)
In the wide world of sports, there are a lot of athletes who are masters around the ladies. Nevertheless, there is a pair of guys who certainly have found a way to put themselves far ahead of the pack. One of them is A-Rod, whom we talked a little bit about. The other guy goes by the name of Tiger Woods. Now, the difference between A-Rod and Tiger is that while he cheated in his sport, there is no concrete proof that A-Rod cheated in his relationships. Tiger, on the other hand, has become notorious for the many, many affairs he had while he was married.
After a very public divorce and all that followed, Tiger dated Lindsey Vonn for a few years, but they eventually broke up. Ever since then, he has been linked to many quick flings, and one of them was the stunning Laci Kay Somers.
7 Irina Shayk (Cristiano Ronaldo)
One interesting thing about athletes is that they usually date out of their league when it comes to looks. Sure, not all wags are gold diggers, but no one would be imprudent enough to say that there are none of them around. Gold diggers aside, there are a few exceptions to the rule of athletes dating out of their league. Whether other guys would like to admit it or not, some of these guys would be pulling whether they were rich or not.
One of them is the Portuguese sensation, Cristiano Ronaldo. Talented, good-looking, and richer than any of us could possibly imagine. If someone is living the life, it is Cristiano Ronaldo. And to prove that point, the man dated supermodel Irina Shayk for five years. Half a decade in which they were undoubtedly the best-looking couple in all of sports.
6 Nicole Scherzinger (Dumped By Lewis Hamilton)
The constant we have on this list is that most of the guys who are featured here practice sports in which there is a ball involved. Basketball, football, baseball, soccer, all have that in common, and people love it. But we are all about variety, so we decided to shake things up a little bit. Veering away from the conventional sports for a bit, let’s speed things up a little and talk about our guy Lewis Hamilton.
If Cristiano Ronaldo and Alex Rodriguez managed to do amazing things with the balls in their respective sports, Hamilton can do unbelievable things with a racecar in his hands. The F1 star is a nearly unparalleled genius, and he has a proportionately unparalleled dating history. His longest relationship was when he dated the Pussycat Doll, Nicole Scherzinger.
5 Rihanna (Dumped By Matt Kemp)
Rihanna is one of the most beautiful musicians on the planet today. You will hardly find anyone willing to argue that fact. But more than regular people, it seems like athletes have an utter fascination with the singer. It is almost funny how we are always coming across news of athletes trying to allure Rihanna or rumors about a new famous athlete she supposedly hooked up with, and so on the list goes.
Either way, there are a few reported cases of Rihanna dating athletes, in all of which we are sure the athletes regret not managing to keep this free spirit around for good. The one guy she formally dated was the former Los Angeles Dodger, Matt Kemp. But there were also rumors of her dating guys like Andrew Bynum and even JR Smith.
4 Iggy Azalea (Cheated On By Nick Young)
This is by far one of the most hilarious relationships we have to talk about. Seriously, we have no idea if we should feel bad for Nick Young or if we should feel that he got what he deserved. The truth is that he did get what he deserved because he was indeed bragging about cheating on his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. At the same time, you cannot help but feel bad for the guy because he was so blatantly betrayed by someone he should be able to trust.
In case you don’t remember, we are talking about that episode in which D’Angelo Russell leaked a video of Swaggy P bragging about his conquests while he was still dating the Australian singer. The two of them unavoidably broke up, but we can’t help but think that Young is still mad about what happened.
3 Eva Longoria (Cheated On By Tony Parker)
Well, if you considered feeling bad for Nick Young because of the betrayal he suffered at the hands of a teammate, get ready for some other level stuff. Yes, Russell leaked the video that ruined Young’s relationship, but at least he didn’t sleep with Young’s wife. That is what happened to a pair of guys who seemed to be best friends in the San Antonio Spurs while they played together. We are talking about Tony Parker and Brent Barry.
Parker was happily married to the beautiful Eva Longoria, while Barry also had his lovely wife, Erin. The problem was that Parker also thought that Erin Barry was beautiful. The alleged affair between Parker and Erin was discovered, and both happy couples became unhappily divorced. Now we just wonder how smoothly the next reunion of the Spurs championship teams from the mid-2000s will go.
2 Dominica Westling (Dumped By Shaq)
He might not be on the same level as A-Rod and Tiger, but Shaquille O’Neal certainly has a lot of game as well. One would think it would be tough for a 7’1”, 325-pound beast of a man to find a woman who is not afraid of being crushed by him. But it turns out Shaq is quite the master at the art of seduction. Nevertheless, he is not such a master in the arts of spelling or keeping his naughty emails from being released.
We say that because he had an affair with the Swedish model Dominica Westling, and it was quite a heated ordeal. When a series of emails between the two of them were leaked, people started to learn about a naughty side of Shaq that many did not expect.
1 Hannah Stocking (Cheated On By Klay Thompson)
Another relationship that was destroyed by the Internet, the love between Klay Thompson and his former girlfriend Hannah Stocking apparently was not as exclusive as Hannah thought while she was dating the Splash Brother. Much on the contrary, what ultimately led to the end of the relationship between these two was the fact that Hannah apparently caught Thompson in bed with a groupie.
Usually, things like this would be kept on the down low to preserve both parties, but it seems like Thompson kept harassing Stocking after she gave him the boot, which led to the Instagram star telling the whole world what had just happened. Needless to say, these two probably don’t harbor anymore love for each other. Still, even for someone as wealthy as Thompson, it has to be hard to find a woman as beautiful as Hannah.