At one point or another, most of us have heard the expression “blondes have more fun.” However, no one seems to be able to adequately explain why golden haired gals seem to enjoy life just a little bit more than the rest of us.
Perhaps it’s because blonde hair has long been associated with beauty. In fact, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, was said to be a blonde. Later on in history, during the Middle Ages in Europe, women with long, blonde hair were often considered to be the most beautiful.
These days, we know that gorgeous women come in all shapes and sizes with a variety of different hair colors. That being said, even today there are still a number of fair-haired beauties who are among the most sought-after celebs on the planet. Just ask many of the world’s top athletes. In many cases, it can be difficult to even think of a blonde celeb that hasn’t dated a famous jock at one point in time.
Moreover, some the most well known blonde starlets in the world have dated two or more famous athletes since becoming famous. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 15 blonde celebs who went out with more than one sports star.
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15 Carrie Underwood
When folks think of country music these days, one of the first names that likely comes to mind is Muskogee, Oklahoma’s Carrie Underwood. The 5-foot-3 blonde has produced a number of hits like “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats.” She has managed to win American Idol, 7 Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Moreover, at just 35 years of age, Underwood is already worth an estimated $85 million as of 2017.
The country superstar is beautiful, talented, and extremely wealthy – so needless to say, there have been several male suitors over the years. As athletes go, from 2006-2007 Underwood was romantically linked to former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. These days, she is the wife of hockey player Mike Fisher; a center for the NHL’s Nashville Predators. According to Underwood, the two had a similar upbringing. The country star explains, “My husband came from a small town and hardworking parents like I did, and I don't think we've lost that mindset. We don't have a bowling alley in our basement. We don't have houses on the beach, and one in New York and one in A.”The two have been married since July of 2010 and have one child together.
14 Elisha Cuthbert
Elisha Cuthbert is an actress out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She made a name for herself playing the role of Kim Bauer on the Fox television series 24. The 5-foot-3 blonde has also been featured in numerous films. The 35-year-old portrayed Darcie Goldberg in the popular comedy Old School. She even landed the lead role in the 2004 romantic comedy The Girl Next Door. In 2013, she made Maxim magazine’s list of “TV’s most beautiful women.” When looking back on her career, Cuthbert says, “When I was 20, I thought I was 30 - but I was so far from it. When you're young, you want everything to happen now. As you mature, you can look back and see all the great things you achieved with time and patience.
The Canadian star is an avid hockey fan that has been romantically linked to multiple NHL players over the years. From 2005 to 2007 she dated former Detroit Red Wings star, Sean Avery. In 2007-2008 she was in a relationship with Mike Komisarek – a now-retired NHL defenseman. Since 2013, Cuthbert has been married to Los Angeles Kings standout Dion Phaneuf. Outside of Hockey, the 24 star was briefly involved with legendary snowboarding sensation Shaun White in 2008.
13 Jessica Simpson
Abilene, Texas’s Jessica Simpson has had success in a variety of different fields. The 5-foot-3 blonde is (or has been) a singer, reality television star, actress and more recently, a fashion designer. Simpson became a star when she signed a recording deal with Columbia Records as a teenager in the late 1990s. Her debut album entitled Sweet Kisses, which featured hit songs like “I Wanna Love You Forever” sold 4 million copies worldwide. In 2002 she married pop singer Nick Lachey. Together the couple starred in the popular MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica from 2003 until 2005. The duo would go on to divorce in 2006. As an actress, Simpson is best known for playing the role of Daisy Duke in the 2005 film The Dukes of Hazzard. Outside of entertainment, she has launched a very successful clothing line; The Jessica Simpson Collection. Her line has brought in over $1 billion in revenue as of 2011. Simpson has certainly shown a great deal of versatility over the years.
On the dating front, the fashion icon has been romantically linked to two former NFL players. She dated former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo from 2007-2009 and has been married to 49ers tight end Eric Johnson since 2010.
12 Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz is an actress who originally hails from San Diego, California. The 5-foot-9 Hollywood superstar rose to prominence back in 1994 when she starred in the comedy film The Mask. Her profile continued to rise after being featured in flicks like There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels, and Bad Teacher. She has also received 4 Gold Globe Award nominations for her work in movies like Vanilla Sky and Being John Malkovich. As of 2015, the 45-year-old starlet’s films have grossed over $7 billion at the box office worldwide.
The blonde beauty has had a number of famous exes since become a movie star – 2 of which happen to be famous athletes. In 2007, Diaz dated surfing legend Kelly Slater. More recently, from 2010-2011 she was romantically linked to retired Major League Baseball All-Star Alex Rodriguez. The A-lister is currently married to musician Benji Madden; lead guitarist for the band Good Charlotte. Diaz has done in excellent job expressing how she feels about love, having said, “I believe that when you're in love you have to pour your heart and soul out to your partner... or why bother? So in that sense, I'm an incurable romantic when it comes to men.”
11 Pam Anderson
Originally from Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada, Pamela Anderson is a model, television actress, and movie star. She is arguably best known for portraying C.J. Parker on the hit television series Baywatch – a role that helped cement her status as a sex symbol in the 1990s. The 90s icon also starred in the action film Barb Wire, which ended up being a box office flop, but still managed to win the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight. She has posed for Hugh Hefner on numerous occasion and is an avid animal rights activist. When describing herself, Anderson as said in the past, “I don't consider myself a feminist, but I feel very empowered as a woman, and I've used all my resources widely. I believe in equality, but that's just naturally happening. I still want a door opened for me, to be treated like a lady, but I also want equal rights for women, of course.”
The 50-year-old is known for dating (and marrying) rock stars like Tommy Lee and Kid Rock. However, she also has some athletes on her dating resume. In fact, she is currently going out with a French soccer player by the name of Adil Rami, who is almost 20 years her junior. In the past, Anderson has been romantically linked to figure skater Matt Evers, NFL player David Binn, and pro surfer Kelly Slater.
10 Paris Hilton
Socialite Paris Hilton is widely considered one of the most successful celebutantes in the pop culture landscape. For those unfamiliar, a celebutante is essentially someone who is famous for being famous. The 5-foot-8 blonde is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton – founder of the hotel chain bearing his last name. The native New Yorker became a pop culture sensation in the early 2000s after being featured in an adult video and starring the reality television show The Simple Life. She has been able to parlay her fame into several successful business ventures, including a fragrance line that has made over $1.5 billion.
As a popular tabloid target, there have been several rumors linking Hilton to numerous celebs over the years. As sports stars go, she has dated soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, former NFL player Matt Leinhart and was rumored to have been involved with soon-to-be pro football Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher. The young socialite summed up her very public love life rather nicely in this hilarious and highly memorable quote; “Yes, I've kissed a lot of guys. I like to kiss, but that's it. I don't go home with anyone. I sleep with my animals, like my baby monkey, Brigitte Bardot.”
9 Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson is an actress and businesswoman who was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of another actress – the legendary Goldie Hawn. Hudson first became a star back in 2000 when she played the role of Penny Lane in the film Almost Famous. While the film itself wasn’t a commercial success, it was nominated for and won several awards. For her work in the movie, Hudson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and also took home Golden Globe. Following her breakout, she went on to star in several other popular movies such as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Bride Wars. Outside of acting, the 5-foot-6 blonde has her own fitness brand known as Fabletics.
Kate Hudson has publicly dated 4 professional athletes. Her list of sports exes includes former NHL player Eric Lindros, retired cyclist Lance Armstrong, Australian golfer Adam Scott, and former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. Hudson (who has been divorced) was very candid when discussing her feeling on marriage having said, “My parents aren't married. And one of the reasons why they never got married is because they had been married before, and they liked it the way it was. They didn't feel like they needed a piece of paper to be committed. So for me, I know that marriage is not a golden ticket.”
When it comes to famous pop singers, Bay City, Michigan’s Madonna has established herself as the premier legend of the genre. With hit songs such as “Like A Virgin,” “Take A Bow,” and Papa Don’t Preach” the musical icon has managed sell more than 300 million records worldwide – making her the best-selling female artist of all-time. She was also brought in over $1.4 billion in concert ticket sales. Moreover, VH1 ranked her number 1 on their list of the “100 Greatest Women in Music.” At 59 years of age, the 5-foot-5 blonde is still one of the most popular acts in the industry.
Among Madonna’s confirmed athlete exes is NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman who even discussed their relationship in his book. Madge also previously dated retired MLB slugger Alex Rodriguez. The pop icon has been very honest regarding her struggles and feeling toward marriage; “On the one hand, the idea of marriage and the sort of traditional family life repulses me. But on the other hand, I long for it; you know what I mean? I'm constantly in conflict with things. And it is because of my past and my upbringing and the journey that I've been on.”
7 Kate Upton
There aren’t many models today who have gained the level of notoriety that St. Joseph, Michigan’s Kate Upton has. The 5-foot-10 blonde is easily one of the biggest names in the industry today. Despite her success, Upton manages to keep it real claiming, “I don't ever want to be a person that I'm not. A lot of girls fall into the trap where they are trying to impress other people, and that's the time when they lose themselves.” The blonde stunner also feels she has been underestimated throughout her career stating, “People deal with models like they are children. They think they can pull one over on you. It's actually funny. I'm always like, I'm about to pull something on you, and you're so focused on thinking I'm dumb, you're not even going to know. She has been on the cover of seemingly every popular magazine in the known universe including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, on 3 separate occasions. The 25-year-old has also been featured in multiple films like The Layover and The Other Women.
Most folks who keep up on their celebrity news know that Upton recently married Houston Astros' pitcher Justin Verlander in 2017. However, prior to her relationship with the MLB star, she was rumored to have dated NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez and NBA All-Star Blake Griffin.
Jewel Kilcher is a musician and author out of Homer, Alaska. The 5-foot-6 blonde became a megastar in the mid-90s following the release of her debut album entitled Pieces of You. The record featured many of her most popular songs including “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “Foolish Games,” and “You Were Meant for Me.” She has dabbled in several musical genres over the years including folk, country, and even dance music, on her way to selling over 30 million albums worldwide. Jewel has also published 3 books including a collection of poetry and an autobiography.
The famous songwriter is currently dating NFL quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. Prior to that, she was married to professional rodeo star Ty Murray from 2008 until 2014. Jewel has shared her feelings on relationships stating, “Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous, there's really nothing to lose. There's no wrong you can't make right again, so be kinder to yourself, you know, have fun, take chances. There's no bounds.”However, she is also a realist who has said, “When we're children we're told love is going to be great: Just fall in love, the rest will take care of itself - and then we fall in love, and we realize, Okay, this is actually really, really hard work. This guy doesn't just tell me I'm great every day, you know?”
5 Barbie Blank
Barbie Blank is a reality television star and professional wrestler who performed under the ring name Kelly Kelly. The 5-foot-5 blonde bombshell worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) from 2006 to 2012 – though she still occasionally makes appearances for the company from time to time. During her run in WWE, Blank captured the WWE Divas Championship and held the title for roughly 4 months in 2011. Outside the ring, the former champ is known for having appeared on 28 episodes of the E! reality television series WAGs LA.
Blank was romantically linked to several professional wrestlers during her time in the business. She dated stars like CM Punk, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Test and was rumored to have been involved with other grapplers as well. More recently, she married a professional hockey player, Sheldon Souray. Their relationship was even documented on WAGs LA. In 2017, Blank and Souray announced that they had officially separated. Following the split, Blank issued a public statement; “Sheldon and I have decided that it’s best we take some time apart to work on ourselves at this time,” the reality star said. “We have the deepest love and respect for one another and would really appreciate everyone respecting our privacy during this difficult time. Thank you!”
4 Kendra Wilkinson
Kendra Baskett, who is better known by her maiden name Kendra Wilkinson, is a model and reality television star. She is best known for appearing in the reality series The Girls Next Door as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends, alongside her cast mates Holy Madison and Bridget Marquardt. She later starred in her own spinoff show, Kendra, and also appeared on Dancing With the Stars.
The 5-foot-4 blonde is currently married to former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett. In fact, the couple has their own reality series Kendra on Top. However, the former magazine model announced last April that the duo would be getting a divorce. Prior to marrying the former wideout, the blonde previously dated another former NFL player, Shawne Merriman. Wilkinson has been very candid about her love life, proclaiming, “I've only fallen in love once, and once was enough for me, but that doesn't mean my eyes won't wander, and it doesn't mean I won't flirt!” She even has some advice for other couples;“You shouldn't vent and open up to your husband, your boyfriend, your friend, because they're not professionals; they don't know the right thing to say to you, and putting them in that position is tricky. You have to look at it from their standpoint. It's so much pressure.”
3 Maria Sharapova
6-foot-2 tennis pro, Maria Sharapova has the distinction of being the tallest women on our list. The Nygan, Russian has long been one of the top players in women’s tennis since bursting on the scene by winning it all at Wimbledon back in 2004. Since that time she was gone to become a career Grand Slam winner, meaning she has all for major tournaments – becoming the only Russian-born woman ever to do so. Sharapova also has an Olympic medal to her credit, having placed second in singles play at the 2012 games in London. The 31-year-old has managed to over $37 million over the course of her career, thus far. Outside of tennis, she has modeled on numerous occasions and appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and seemingly every other popular publication in the world.
Maria Sharapova’s dating resume includes 3 pro athletes. She has dated fellow tennis players, Andy Roddick and Grigor Dimitrov. The tall, Russian beauty has also been linked to NBA player Sasha Vujacic. When discussing her love life, Sharapova has stated, “If I loved a guy as much as I love my dog, the guy would be in serious trouble. Because I'm all over that dog, all the time.”
2 Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn is hands down the most famous alpine skier in the world today. The 5-foot-10 Downhill specialist has represented the United States in multiple Olympic Games and managed to capture 3 medals (1 gold and 2 bronze) in the process. The pride of St. Paul Minnesota’s star has transcended the sport of skiing. Vonn has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edtion as well as her very own Super Bowl ad this past season. At 34 years of age, she may have skied in her last Olympics, but she remains one of the most beloved athletes in the US.
Lindsey Vonn’s first husband, Thomas Vonn, was also an alpine skier. After they split in 2011, the blonde starlet opted to keep her ex-husbands last name. She was also involved in a high profile relationship with golfer Tiger Woods from 2012 to 2015. Her most recent boyfriend was an NFL assist coach named Kenan Smith – the two officially called it quits in 2016. Vonn summed up her complicated love life rather nicely, stating, “I went from being married to living on my own in L.A., to having a new boyfriend and just being totally self-sufficient and super independent. It's awesome. I love it!”
1 Caroline Wozniacki
Until very recently Odense, Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki was widely considered the best player on the WTA to have never won a singles Grand Slam title. However, that changed this year when she won the Australian Open by defeating Romanian star Simona Halep in the final round. Wozniacki has been the number 1 ranked player in the world on numerous occasions and has won 28 WTA singles titles. At just 27 years of age, the Danish starlet has already won over $30 million on the tennis court. The 5-foot-10 blonde superstar has also modeled for several well-known publications and has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue multiple times. When describing her ideal man, the tennis star has stated “I look for someone who is honest, fun to be around, and doesn't take himself too seriously” and “I would like a taller guy so I can wear high heels.”
Caroline Wozniacki was in a high profile relationship with golfer Rory Mcllroy from 2011- 2014. In fact, the two were even engaged at one point, before they decided to call it quits. As of November 3, 2017, she is currently engaged to retired NBA player and former Golden State Warrior David Lee.
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