Some footballers have fame on and off the field. Not only do the fans know their names, but their wives names and faces are in the limelight, too. These players go home to celebrity wives who, like themselves, have a host of followers. Here are ten wives whose soccer “hubbys” obviously don’t mind sharing the attention.
Victoria married to: David Beckham
Our first celebrity has been dubbed “The Queen of the WAGs,” which stands for Women and Girlfriends (of footballers). Posh, as the world knows her, had a flourishing career as one of the Spice Girls when she met David in 1996. They tied the knot in ’99 and Posh stayed home to care for their three sons. Beckham is currently with the LA Galaxy. See a photo here.
Sylvie Meis married to: Rafael van der Vaart
The couple has been hailed as the “new Beckhams,” a title they shrug off preferring to live a simpler lifestyle. Dutch model, and actress Sylvie Meis began dating van der Vaart in 2003. Voted “Sexiest Female” in her homeland of the Netherlands, the pair have become one of their country’s most popular twosome. While van der Vaart is off playing soccer with his team, Real Madrid, Sylvie keeps busy with their son and appearances on TV talent shows, (equivalent to our Dancing With the Stars, and the like). Check out Sylvie’s photo here.
Alice Bregoli married to:Alberto Gilardino
The Italian striker who plays for Florentina became engaged to model Alice Bregoli in 2006. Their baby girl, Ginevra, was born in 2008. Wedding bells rang for Alice and Alberto in 2009 as they exchanged nuptials in Genoa. Watch video of Alice modeling here. View video of their wedding here.
Susana Werner married to: Julio Cesar
Brazilian beauty Susana Werner captured the heart of her football hubby who plays goalkeeper for Inter Milan. The actress and model who used to date Ronaldo has added wife to her list of duties and cares for the couple’s two children. She also writes a blog from their home in Italy about her husband’s games. See Susana modeling the Umbro World Champions Collection Soccer Shirt here.
Beth married to: Clint Dempsey
26-year old Beth is an educational psychologist married to Texan Clint Dempsey, midfielder and winger for Fulham in England. Beth also models, posing for Sports Illustrated’s spread of Swimsuits 2010 with a painted-on bathing suit. See more here.
Alex Curran married to: Steven Gerrard
Steve and Alex were wed in 2007 in Buckinghamshire, England. He is the 30-year-old handsome footballer who plays midfielder for team Liverpool. She is a fashion journalist. Then there’s Lilly and Lexie, their two daughters. Surrounding Curran are rumors of an affair. News surface in April that the footballers wife may be having an affair with a Derby County player. Totally unconfirmed, but the rumors are still flying. See the Gerrard’s wedding photos here.
Coleen McLoughlin married to: Wayne Rooney
Perhaps one of the busiest wives, Coleen is an actress, TV presenter, columnist, celebrity product endorser and she has an exercise body workout video on DVD. She also writes for OK! Magazine and cares for a son, Kai. Coleen met Wayne when she was 12 years old. They got hitched in 2008, in Italy. Rooney was England’s youngest professional player in 2003. He’s a forward for Manchester United. Watch Coleen on a British talk show here.
Michelle Marsh married to: Will Haining
This next wife is a model who has posed for Playboy and appeared in Maxim Magazine, as well as other men’s publications. Michelle Marsh’s portfolio is diverse–she’s a reality TV actress and singer, releasing a single, “I Don’t Do.” (Listen here). Her Scottish soccer husband plays for Morecambe. Married in June, 2007, their child Maddison was born in December of the same year.
Clio Pajczer married to: Boudewijn Zenden
Sexy, hot, and tantalizing is the best way to describe French lingerie model Clio Pajczer who also goes by her married name, Zenden. Husband Boudewijn encourages her to show her sensual side, even posing with her in photos as she is dressed in lingerie. See pics of the couple here. And the Dutchman, playing soccer for Sunderland, has a black belt in judo in case any guys get out-of-hand.
Adelina Elisei married to: Christian Chivu
No one could nab handsome, in-demand, Internazionale defender Christian Chivu. That is, until Adelina came along. Yes, other women have tried and failed but the Romanian model and TV personality got the job done. It is said she has a sorted past, and was an owner of a striptease club. (See photos here).
The lives of footballers are said to be fast-past, exciting, and extravagant, full of beautiful women, cars, clothes, and lots of luxuries. Just the kind of lifestyle these celebrity wives find so appealing.
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