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Gabrielle Union Engaged to Dwyane Wade + 12 Other Celeb-Athlete Pairings

Models and rockstars used to be the stereotypical match up. But stars and athletes seem to be the trend these days. On December 21st, gorgeous Gabrielle Union, 41, got engaged to the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, 31, in Miami. She tweeted a photo of her 8.5 carat rock along with some enthusiastic commentary: “So this happened…#Yesss” plus lots of celebratory emoticons. Here’s a look at a few other glam and sporty match-ups.

  • Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade 1 of 13
    Actress Gabrielle Union wears hot pink motorcycle jacket as she arrives at Trump International Hotel And Tower in New York City

    Gabrielle and Dwyane have been together for four years. In July 2012 Dwyane told Oprah, "She makes my eyes sparkle."

  • Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson 2 of 13
    Jessica Simpson seen attending business meeting in Manhattan, New York City

    Jessica's fiance and baby daddy Eric Johnson played football at Yale and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2001. He also played for the New Orleans Saints from 2007 to 2008.

  • Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett 3 of 13
    Reality TV personality Kendra Wilkinson attends WE tv's premiere party for 'The LYLAS' at Warwick in Hollywood

    Kendra's husband Hank Baskett is a former wide receiver who played for the Minnesota Vikings, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Indianapolis Colts. 

  • Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti 4 of 13
    Ashley Judd appears on 'Extra' at The Grove in Los Angeles

    Ashley and race car driver Dario Franchitti announced their separation after 11 years of marriage, but after Dario was seriously injured in an accident this past October, the two reconciled

  • Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick 5 of 13
    Patrick Wilson and Brooklyn Decker seen shooting for the movie 'Stretch' in Los Angeles

    The actress/swimsuit model married tennis star Andy Roddick back in April 2009 in Austin, Texas. Elton John played at their reception!

  • Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher 6 of 13
    Carrie Underwood attends the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles

    The singer married Canadian hockey player Mike Fisher in July 2010. For the occasion, her beloved dog, Ace, was dressed in a sparkling pink tuxedo. 

  • Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady 7 of 13
    Gisele Bundchen arrives for the 2013 WSJ Magazine's 'Innovator Of The Year' Awards at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City

    The Brazilian supermodel married New England Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady in February 2009 at a Catholic church in Santa Monica, California. 

  • La La Anthony and Carmelo Anthony 8 of 13
    LaLa Anthony heads into Kanye West's apartment to visit Kim Kardashian in New York City

    The TV host and former MTV VJ and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony were together 7 years before they finally wed on July 10th, 2010. The big day was documented in a VH-1 show La La's Full Court Wedding.

  • Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie 9 of 13
    Hillary Duff buys flowers on Thanksgiving Day in Los Angeles

    The former Disney Channel star married hockey player Mike Comrie on August 14, 2010 in Montecito, California. Their son Luca was born in March 2012. 

  • Victoria Adams and David Beckham 10 of 13
    Victoria Beckham attends the World Premiere of 'The Class Of '92' at the Odeon West End Cinema in London

    It's hard to imagine a time when Victoria Beckham wasn't ... well, Victoria Beckham. The 25-year-old Spice Girl, aka Victoria Adams, married 24-year-old soccer legend David Beckham on July 4, 1999. She wore a Vera Wang gown plus a bright purple reception outfit by Antonio Berardi. Wonder what she thinks of those looks now. 

  • Angie Harmon and Jason Seahorn 11 of 13
    Angie Harmon attends The Ninth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani in New York City

    The Rizzoli & Isles star married former NFL cornerback Jason Seahorn on June 9, 2001 after he proposed on The Tonight Show!

  • Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric 12 of 13
    Adriana Lima attends Victoria's Secret Angels Celebrate Holiday 2013 at Victorias Secret in Herald Square in NYC

    The Victoria's Secret stunner married Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric in a small private ceremony on Valentine's Day 2009. 

  • Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete 13 of 13
    Holly Robinson Peete attends the world premiere of 'Justin Bieber's BELIEVE,' at the Regal Cinemas at LA Live in Los Angeles

    Holly married football star Rodney Peete in June 1995 with the Reverend Jesse Jackson doing the honors. Rodney proposed to Holly on the set of the sitcom she was starring in at the time, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper

Image via Pacific Coast News

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