In honor of VH1's Basketball Wives making its highly anticipated and drama-filled return tomorrow, we are showcasing 7 Latinas who are dating or married to sports players. Be sure to check out who made the list and watch the premiere of the hit reality show tomorrow at 8 p.m (EST) on VH1!
1. Sports Couples: Vanessa & Kobe Bryant
Vanessa Bryant may try to keep her relationship issues with Kobe Bryant private, but she is still one of the most talked about basketball wives (soon-to-be ex-wife) out there. The Mexican beauty recently filed a divorce from the Lakers player claiming “irreconcilable difference.” Reportedly the former couple reached a divorce settlement awarding her $75 million, which also includes the couple’s three estates in California with an estimate value of $18.8 million. Talk about laughing your way to the bank!
2. Sports Couples: La La Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony
La La Anthony:
In 2005, Knicks player Carmelo Anthony proposed to MTV VJ La La Anthony with a whopping 8-carat cushion-cut diamond ring. We were instantly hooked on the Puerto Rican couple’s fairy tale romance, which included a lavish New York wedding in 2010. The couple has a 3-year-old son named, Kiyan.
3. Sports Couples: Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Victoria Secret model Gisele Bundchen make one of the best looking couples we have ever seen! Brady reportedly met Bundchen (the highest paid model in the world) at a beach in Brazil and proposed in a private plane decked out with white roses and champagne. In 2009, the couple welcomed their first son Benjamin Rein Brady.
4. Sports Couples: Maria Francisca Perello & Rafael Nadal
Maria Francisca “Xisca” Perello:
For some time, Maria Francisca “Xisca” Perello was the mystery girl always seen with famous Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. The couple, which both come from small towns in Spain, has been dating for over six years. That’s a long time in the celebrity sports world!
5. Sports Couples: Shakira & Gerard Pique
Shakira and Spanish football player Gerard Piqué started dating shortly after she announced her split from former fiancé Antonio de la Rua. After many months of denying the relationship, the Colombian pop star finally confirmed their romance by posting a picture of the couple with the caption, “I present to you my sunshine.” Nothing says I’m head-over-heels in love more than that!
6. Sports Couples: JoAnna Garcia & Nick Swisher
JoAnna Garcia Swisher:
We love JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Nick Swisher! The half-Cuban actress met the Yankee player back in 2009. During their relationship, Swisher took a break from the field to guest star on Garcia’s sitcom Better With You. The Swishers were hitched in 2010.
7. Sports Couples: Adriana Lima & Marko Jaric
Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima married basketball player Marko Jaric in 2009. The Victoria Secret model and the Serbian athlete got hitched on Valentine’s Day and now have a daughter named Valentina Lima Jarić.