Temptation comes in various forms and is something all athletes have to experience. One could be tempted to eat their favorite unhealthy snack, skip the workout for just a day or even use performance enhancing drugs to gain good form. For the male athletes however, their biggest temptation happens to be women. These athletes receive hefty wages which enable them to afford the lavish lifestyle that attracts women. The athletes who play the most popular sports or excel at their particular sport usually have more women clamoring for their attention.
Athletes rarely waste their chances if given the opportunity and this has landed some of them in trouble. This trouble usually occurs in the form of a spouse or partner finding out about the indiscretions. This unfortunately happens a lot because most athletes seem to have a problem staying faithful to their partners. Even athletes with a wholesome reputation have been caught cheating, thereby tarnishing their reputation. A lot of athletes don’t seem to put into account the amount of money they’ll have to pay out in alimony and child support once they get caught and some have been forced to part with hefty sums. While shocking details usually emerge once some athletes are caught cheating, sometimes the real shock occurs when we meet the partner that was cheated on.
This is because the women happen to be very attractive thus we’re often left wondering why exactly their partners would go looking outside their relationship. While some usually forgive their partners, others leave their exes reeling when they move on with their lives. Here are 20 aesthetically gifted WAGs who were cheated on.
20 Kristina Macmillan
The X Factor dancer married Notts County player Alan Smith in a lavish ceremony in June this year but things went sour just four months later. Apparently, Macmillan became suspicious after Smith’s mobile phone bill was sent to her email as he didn’t have his own account. The bill reportedly showed that he’d called a certain number 82 times one day and texted it 151 times on another day.
This called for some sleuthing which involved Macmillan fixing a tracking device to her husband’s car and following him to a restaurant and spa where she saw him kissing a married 43-year-old businesswoman, thus leading to their separation. Seriously, how can you use your wife’s account while you’re cheating? Someone was clearly looking to get caught.
19 Evelyn Lozada
The Basketball Wives star and NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson had one of the shortest marriages ever. About a month into the marriage, Johnson was arrested on a charge of domestic battery after he headbutted his wife following an argument. The argument started after Lozada discovered a receipt for condoms in Johnson’s car. Their divorce was finalized a month later and Johnson received a year of probation after reaching an agreement with prosecutors and Lozada.
It was later discovered that Johnson had been seeing a number of women, some of whom weren’t quite discreet about their association.
18 Angelica Bridges
The Baywatch actress and Playboy model married former NHL defenceman Sheldon Souray in 2002 and filed for divorce in 2005. The divorce was finalized in 2007 but things didn’t stay peaceful as Bridges accused Souray of being physically abusive and claimed he’d had affairs with other women. They also got involved in a custody battle over their two children. Bridges sued Souray for $14 million and child support after claiming that he’d forced her to give up her career, thus making her dependent on him financially.
17 Mariepier Morin
Morin is a tv personality who previously appeared on the Canadian version of Deal or No Deal and currently stars in the reality series Hockey Wives. In 2011, the Hockey Wives star’s boyfriend, Vancouver Canucks player Brandon Prust was reportedly caught cheating with actress Michelle Trachtenberg. Prust denied dating the Gossip Girl actress and Morin stayed with him despite the allegations. The two seem to be going strong and even got engaged earlier this year.
16 Claire Merry
The model married former Arsenal player and French international Thierry Henry in 2003. Her husband’s move to Barcelona four years later wasn’t as happy as it was expected to be. She reportedly found text messages on his phone which he’d sent to another woman, with Henry being linked to a make-up artist. The two failed to reach an agreement in court and Henry had to part with £8 million in order to avoid future court dates.
15 Shanna Moakler
The Playboy model is an actress, reality TV star and a former Miss USA. She dated boxer Oscar De La Hoya from 1997 to 2000. Their relationship ended after she saw De La Hoya on television escorting another woman to the Latin Grammys. She later filed a palimony suit against De La Hoya accusing him of harassment. She also claimed that he didn’t care about their daughter and used both her and Moakler to promote his public image. The case was later settled out of court.
14 Abbey Clancy
In 2010, the model’s fiancé, Stoke City forward Peter Crouch was accused of cheating on her while she was pregnant. It was claimed that he paid to sleep with a 19-year-old escort whom he met at a nightclub in Madrid. This was all revealed by the escort who claimed not to have known he was engaged until afterwards. Clancy stood by her fiancé and they got married the next year after the birth of their child.
13 Gabrielle Union
Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade announced that he had a child. Great news of course except the mother was a longtime friend of Wade and not Union, who happened to be his fiancée. Wade’s explanation for this was that he and Union were on a break around the time the baby was conceived. However, things didn’t quite add up as Union was still posting about him on social media during that time. Even the child’s mother insisted that they had a relationship while he was still dating Union. All was forgiven though, as Union married Wade in 2014.
12 Pilar Sanders
The actress was previously married to NFL player Deion Sanders. In 2011, it was alleged that her husband cheated on her with a 19-year-old. Apparently, NFL player Pacman Jones contacted the girl on Deion’s behalf and messages between the girl and both players were released. There were also photos showing Deion in bed with the girl and another showed her holding his custom car key.
Their divorce was acrimonious with Deion being awarded custody of their three children and successfully suing Pilar for defamation after she made accusations of abuse against him.
11 Elin Nordegren
The Swedish model was happily married to one of the greatest golfers of all time, Tiger Woods until a magazine published a story claiming Woods had cheated. Dramatic scenes ensued after they started arguing about the affair and Nordegren reportedly decided to practice her swing on her husband’s car windows. Woods later crashed his car right outside his home after he apparently tried to flee from his wife’s attacks. They both denied this of course.
There was no more denial however when more than 12 women joined the mistress roster and Woods was forced to apologize for his actions. They couldn’t make things work and ended up getting divorced.
10 Sonia Flores
She was previously married to MLB catcher Paul Lo Duca until his cheating ways came to light in 2006. Lo Duca had apparently been seeing a 19-year-old college student who shared details of their affair in an interview. In the interview, she claimed to have previously been unaware of his marital status and proceeded to bash him for his two-timing. Sonia was far from pleased and filed for divorce citing adultery as the reason for their break-up.
9 Eugenia Lusardo
Lusardo is married to Argentine defender Marcos Rojo, who plays for Manchester United and also happens to be the newest member of the cheating/failed injunction crew. Rojo cheated on Lusardo with a fitness instructor whom he met at a Christmas party for Manchester United’s players and even sent her lewd pictures of himself. The woman claimed to have been contacted by a friend of Rojo’s who offered her £100,000 to keep quiet after she had previously accepted a cheaper offer to sell the story to a newspaper.
The money never came as she was instead served with an injunction and accused of blackmail. A judge lifted the injunction earlier this year after claiming that Rojo didn’t give all the facts and also to avoid other footballers being suspected of the affair.
8 Joumana Kidd
She married former basketball player and current coach Jason Kidd in 1997. In 2007, her husband filed for divorce claiming that she had become increasingly controlling and manipulative. He also claimed that she had started hitting him. A month later, Joumana filed a counterclaim for the divorce claiming her husband was a serial adulterer. She claimed to have found a prepaid cell phone of his containing text messages and lewd photos sent by various women and also accused him of beating her.
Their relationship seemed to be quite volatile and with both alleging that there was domestic abuse, separation was perhaps for the better.
7 Millie Corretjer
The singer is married to retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya who is well known for his infidelity. In 2007, a stripper posted pictures of De La Hoya clad in women’s clothing and claimed he cheated on his wife with her. De La Hoya denied this and claimed the pictures were photoshopped but years later, he admitted to having been unfaithful and that he and Corretjer had temporarily separated. They got over the embarrassing situation and are still together.
6 Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
Cheryl and former Arsenal and Chelsea player Ashley Cole were one of England’s beloved couples until Ashley was exposed for cheating with a hairdresser two years into their marriage. They stayed together until Cole was again linked with four more women. This was the final straw and Cheryl filed for divorce after nearly four years of marriage. She remarried last year and subsequently dropped Cole’s name for that of her new husband.
5 Vanessa Bryant
In 2003 her husband, Lakers player Kobe Bryant was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman. She then had to suffer the ignominy of being by her husband’s side as he denied sexually assaulting the woman but admitted to committing adultery. In 2011, she filed for divorce due to his alleged infidelities. The two were however spotted together several times during the separation and in 2013, they eventually announced that they had called off their divorce.
4 Kim Kardashian
In 2010, it was reported that the reality TV star’s boyfriend, NFL player Reggie Bush had cheated on her. Reggie apparently met the woman at a restaurant and she was spotted leaving his house the next morning at 7 am. Kim and Reggie had actually ended their relationship shortly before the cheating allegations came out. She is currently married to rapper Kanye West and gave birth to their second child earlier this month.
3 Eva Longoria
The Desperate Housewives star filed for divorce from her husband, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker in 2010 after three years of marriage. This came about after Longoria discovered messages sent to her husband from another woman. It was revealed that the woman happened to be the wife of Parker’s former teammate and that she and her husband were also in the process of divorcing. Longoria seems to have coped well after her divorce and recently announced her engagement to businessman Jose Antonio Baston.
2 Irina Shayk
After her relationship with football star Cristiano Ronaldo ended over the Christmas period last year, Shayk gave an interview and stated that she wanted her next boyfriend to be loyal and honest. Perhaps this was a hint that the cheating allegations (on Ronaldo’s part) surrounding their break-up were true. She could also have been referring to that infamous incident in 2013, where a Brazilian model claimed to have hooked up with Ronaldo and even went so far as to say that he was obsessed with her posterior. Let’s hope her current boyfriend Bradley Cooper can measure up to her requirements.
1 Tyra Banks
The former model dated retired basketball player and five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber from 2001 to 2004. She aired a talk show called “Professional Athletes and the Women Who Love them” in 2006 where she alluded to the fact that Webber cheated on her. Banks who was talking to an NBA star’s wife who was afraid of her husband cheating on her, seemed to empathize with the woman and went on to claim that she had been forced to end her long-term relationship.
She didn’t mention any names but it doesn’t take a genius to connect the dots as it was a show about athletes. Apparently, being a supermodel won’t save you from being cheated on.