NFL football players pretty much have the dream life: they get to play football for a living and get paid a huge amount of money to do so. In addition to the pretty paycheck, most NFL players also manage to score off the field as well by dating or marrying some of the world’s mot beautiful women. Many NFL football stars end up dating (and some eventually marrying) high-profile models or actresses, but some players are also in a relationship with lesser-known ladies as well. Check out some of the most beautiful wives and girlfriends of the NFL.
Brandie Labomme – Vontaze Burfict
Brandie Labomme is linked to NFL linebacker Vontaze Burfict, Jr. The two met while both attending the Arizona State University. Brandie graduated in 2012, while Vontaze was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in the same year. Although he was project to be an early round pick in the NFL draft that year, his draft stock plummeted when he had poor pre-draft workouts as well as a less-than-stellar on-field performance. Despite this, he managed to have a fairly successful rookie season. Brandie and Vontaze have a daughter and another child on the way.
Laurie Schaub – Matt Schaub
Laurie Schaub is married to Atlanta Flacons quarterback Matt Schaub. She is a former Atlanta Flacons cheerleader, and before then she cheered at Auburn University as well. Laurie and Matt Schaub have three daughters. They’re named Monroe, Makayla, and Mackenzie. Since the couple met at a charity golf tournament, they have since started their own charity named the Gr8 Hope Foundation that raises money for sick children. Laurie is on the board of the Houston Make-A-Wish foundation and is a member of YTAC (Young Texans Against Cancer) organization as well.
Mercedes Dollson – Le’Veon Bell
Mercedes Dollson is the beautiful girlfriend of NFL running back Le’Veon Bell, who plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dollson is originally from Elk Grove, California and has been modeling for several years. She appeared in rapper The Game’s music video for his song “Too Early” as well. In August 2014, Dollson, Bell, and Bell’s then-teammate LaGarrette Blount were pulled over by police. The cop then found that Bell was in possession of an illegal substance and all three were arrested. Bell received 15 months probation, a 60-day license suspension, DUI education classes, and a $2400 fine as well.
Kacie McDonnell – Aaron Murray
Kacie McDonnell was dating Aaron Murray and was even engaged to the NFL quarterback, however their engagement has since been called off. Kacie McDonnell is a reporter and anchor, currently working for NESN (New England Sports Network). She used to work for their NBC affiliate, KSHB-TV in Kansas City. She attended Villanova University in Pennsylvania and started her career in broadcasting as a pregame reporter for the Philadelphia Eagles and also as a fill-in anchor and morning reporter for Fox 29 “Good Day Philadelphia.”
Kia Proctor – Cam Newton
Kia Proctor is dating Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton. The two were first officially spotted together when they attended the 2013 Kentucky Derby together. They later attended the NFL post-season awards ceremony together in 2014. It was announced that Proctor gave birth to the couple’s first son, Chosen Sebastian Newton, in Atlanta on Christmas Eve 2015. Since his son’s birth took place during football season, Cam decided to keep the news quiet until his son was officially born. Kia is a former stripper and model who used to go by the name “Hazel.”
Jennilyn DeJesus – Doug Baldwin
Jennilyn DeJesus is currently linked to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin. She is from San Diego, California, and is of Filipino, Chinese, and African American descent. She is a former Lingerie Football League player as a member of the San Diego Seduction. She played as a linebacker and wore the number 7 jersey. Jennilyn is very religious and often tweets Bible verse quotes on her Twitter page. As of March 2016, the pair have become engaged, with the announcement officially been posted on Baldwin’s Twitter page.
Rachael Kimack – Tyler Eifert
Rachael Kimack is dating Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert. Kimack attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she played soccer and excelled as a star player. She graduated in 2014 with a degree in Health and Kinesiology. It is unclear when the two began dating exactly, but they definitely did not meet at school, as Eifert was a star player at Notre Dame University in Notre Dame, Indiana. She currently works in the medical industry in the greater Cincinnati area.
Kasey Trione – Lance Moore
Kasey Trione is engaged to former NFL wide receiver Lance Moore. Trione has worked as a shot girl and has done bikini modeling as well. The couple have a little girl together named Graylee Mae. Trione is originally from California, but the couple moved around many times since Moore has been traded to several different NFL teams. He first started in New Orleans with the Saints, then played for the Berlin Thunder, Pittsburgh Steelers, and later the Detroit Lions. He was meant to then play for the Atlanta Falcons but decided to retire instead.
Morgan Kauffmann – Chris Boswell
Morgan Kauffmann is linked to Chris Boswell who is the placekicker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She is currently studying Business Marketing at Tarrant Country College in Forth Worth, Texas. Boswell was first signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and later played for the New York Giants. He attended Rice University in Houston, Texas. Morgan is originally from Arlington, Texas, making this couple officially the most Texas couple in the NFL.
Brooke Stewart – Larry Fitzgerald
Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver of the Arizona Cardinals, is currently dating the beautiful Brooke Stewart. She is a former college basketball player, having played for the University of Pittsburgh while at school there. She met Larry Fitzgerald while she was still in college. She is now a VIP Server at Pure Night Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has participated in SpyOnVegas’s Sexiest Server competition. Stewart is a native of North Versailles, Pennsylvania.
Gaby Barcelo – George Iloka
Fitness guru Gaby Barcelo is the girlfriend of football safety George Iloka, who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals. Barcelo is a certified personal fitness trainer and has also dabbled in some modeling work. They have been together for about two years. Iloka played for Boise State University and was considered to be one of the best safety prospects for the 2012 National Football League draft. He was selected as the 32nd pick of the fifth round in that year’s draft.
Rona Gonzales – Von Miller
Rona Gonzales is a model who is linked Von Miller who is an outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos. In addition to her modeling work, Rona also works full time at a plastic surgery office for Dr. Gary Motykie in Beverly Hills, California. She works there as a graphic artist and creates and designs the office’s promotional and marketing projects. Rona is of Filipino descent but grew up in California, the youngest of twelve children. She is an avid football fan.
Elise Pollard – Golden Tate
The beautiful Elise Pollard is currently engaged to NFL wide receiver and punt returner Golden Tate III. Turner plays for the Detroit Lions after spending a few seasons playing for the Seattle Seahawks. Pollard graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Marketing. She has worked as a marketing and sales intern for Costco Wholesale and Alaska Airlines. She now works as a business developer at Harvey Nash. Elise is very close with Russell Wilson’s ex-wife, Ashton Meem.
Claudia Sampedro – Julius Peppers
Model Claudia Sampedro is dating outside linebacker football player Julius Peppers, who currently plays for the Green Bay Packers. She has modeled for Face 2 Face Magazine as well as Mixed Magazine. She is also a cast member of the E! reality TV show WAGS Miami. She is originally from Havana, Cuba and at age six she moved with her family to Miami, Florida. She began working with modeling agent John Casablancas at age 16 and is currently a Nutri Sups company as a glamour model.
Ariel Meredith -Hakeem Nicks
Ariel Meredith is a model who has appeared in Sports Illustrated in the 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions. She is linked to wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. He was drafted in the 2009 NFL draft by the New York Giants and later played for the Indianapolis Colts before becoming a free agent. Meredith was discovered as a model early on but decided to pursue her education first before modeling full time. While she was a teenager, Meredith appeared in many teen magazines such as Seventeen and Teen Cosmopolitan. She has modeled for Dolce & Gabbana, J. Crew, H&M, and Gap.
Marissa Powell – Kyle Van Noy
Marissa Powell is a involved in pageantry and served as Miss Utah 2013. She famously fumbled her response to a question about equal pay for women during the Miss USA pageant of that year. She is liked to Kyle Van Noy, who is an outside linebacker for the New England Patriots and has also played for the Detroit Lions. Powell is a model, singer, and actress and has been featured in Fitness Magazine, many television commercials, and also an episode of ABC’s show What Would You Do?
Sarah Hinton – Garrett Celek
Sarah Hinton is a bikini model who has been Michigan’s 2012 Hooters Dream Girl and appeared in the 2013 Hooters bikini calendar. She is engaged to Garrett Celek who is a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers after being drafted as a free agent in 2012. He played football at Michigan State University for all four years and although was expected to be drafted in the sixth or seventh rounds was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine that year.
Lauren Tannehill – Ryan Tannehill
Lauren Tannehill is married to Miami Dolphin’s quarterback Ryan Tannehill. They met while they were both in college at Texas A&M University, but the two actually met while on spring break in Panama City, Florida in 2009.Lauren is known for accidentally leaving behind an assault rifle in the back of a rental car. She worked as a cardiology nurse and also as a model. The two tied the knot in 2012 and are now expecting a baby boy.
Anna Burns – Wes Welker
Anna Burns is married to Wes Welker, a wide receiver who has played for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, and the St. Louis Rams, and is currently a free agent. Welker played college football at Texas Tech University. Burns has worked as model and a bikini model. She was named Miss Hooters International in 2005. The pair were first linked in 2010 and then became engaged in 2012. They married in Aspen later in 2012.
Kelly Hall – Matthew Stafford
Kelly Hall is married to Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford played football at the University of Georgia and was selected as the first overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft. Hall and Stafford met while attending college where Hall was a cheerleader. The two became engaged in March 2014 and married a year later in April 2015. Many of Stafford’s teammates attended the wedding and reportedly, every guest in attendance received a pair of Nike shoes for free.
Candice Crawford – Tony Romo
Candice Crawford is married to NFL quarterback Tony Romo who plays for the Dallas Cowboys. Crawford was Miss Missouri USA in 2008 and later went on to work as a journalist for KDAF. She is also the sister of actor Chance Crawford, known for his role as Nate Archibald on TV show Gossip Girl. Candice and Tony met in 2009 and became engaged in 2010. Crawford and Romo married in 2011 and have two children: Hawkins born in 2012 and Rivers who was born in 2014.
Lilit Avagyan – Reggie Bush
Lilit Avagyan is married to NFL running back Reggie Bush. Bush has played for the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, and currently plays for the Buffalo Bills. Before getting together with Avagyan, Reggie Bush dated Kim Kardashian. Clearly, Bush has a type because when his relationship with Kardashian ended he got together with the also Armenian dancer Avagyan. The couple had a daughter in 2013 and then officially tied the knot in 2014. Their second child was born in 2015.
Kristin Cavallari – Jay Cutler
Kristin Cavallari is a TV personality, actress, and fashion designer who is married to NFL quarterback Jay Cutler who currently plays for the Chicago Bears. Cavallari first rose to fame when she appeared on teen drama reality show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. She later moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and then appeared in The Hills, a spinoff of Laguna Beach. She and Cutler began dating in 2010 and first became engaged in April 2011. They later reconciled and married in 2013. The couple have three children, two sons and one daughter.
Katherine Webb – AJ McCarron
Katherine Webb is a model, TV personality, and former beauty pageant contestant who is married to Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron. She was Miss Alabama USA 2012 and was in the top 10 of the Miss USA 2012 competition. She attended Auburn University, the rival of husband AJ McCarron’s college team, the University of Alabama. Despite their school rivalries, the pair first became engaged in March 2014 and were married shortly after in July 2014. Their first child, son Raymond “Tripp” McCarron III was born in 2016.
Jessie James Decker – Eric Decker
Jessie James Decker is a country pop singer-songwriter who is married to NFL wide receiver Eric Decker who plays for the New York Jets who has also played for the Denver Broncos. The two got married in June 2013 and have two children: daughter Vivianne Rose, born in 2014, and son Eric Thomas Decker II, born in 2015. Jessie James Decker has a YouTube channel dedicated to beauty, music, and style. She and her husband appeared in their own reality show called Eric & Jessie: Game On.
Ciara – Russell Wilson
Ciara is a singer, producer, and actress who is married to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. She released her first album in 2004 which featured three hit songs: “Goodies,” “1,2 Step,” and “Oh.” Ciara began dating Wilson in early 2015 and they later became engaged in March 2016. The pair were married shortly after in July 2016, and in October 2016 announced that they were expecting their first child together. Ciara has a song with her ex-boyfriend, rapper Future.
Olivia Munn – Aaron Rodgers
Actress and model Olivia Munn is dating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers played college football at the University of California and is considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. The two have been dating since 2014 and currently reside in Green Bay, Wisconsin together. Munn was a TV journalist before turning to acting professionally. She first appeared in the series Beyond the Break and was later a correspondent on The Daily Show and also as Sloan Sabbith on The Newsroom.
Ilyne Nash – Dez Bryant
Ilyne Nash is linked to NFL wide receiver who plays for the Dallas Cowboys. He previously played college ball at the Oklahoma State University, earning All-American honors. He was drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft in the first round. Nash and Brynat have two kids together, a boy and a girl. Bryant has another son from a previous relationship. Ilyne graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology. Bryant went to her graduation and took her out for dinner to celebrate after.
Ashley Harlan – Ben Roethlisberger
Ashley Haran is married to NFL Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The two had an on and off relationship for sic years before officially tying the know in 2011. They did not live together before getting married since of both of their religious beliefs. They have two children together, a boy and a girl. Harlan is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from St. Francis University in 2009, where she played softball. She currently works as a physician’s assistant at a hospital in Pittsburgh.
Ashley Peterson – Adrian Peterson
Ashley Peterson is married to NFL running back Adrian Peterson who plays football for the Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma. Peterson was then selected seventh overall during the 2007 NFL Draft. He was a runner up in the running for the Heisman Trophy his freshman year. The two have been together for many years and married each other in 2014. The couples have one son together, though Adrian Peterson has several other children with two other women.
Courtney Eckhart – LaMichael James
Courntey Eckhart is currently dating running back LaMichael James, who has played for the San Francisco 49ers and also the Miami Dolphins. He is currently a free agent. The two met in college, when James was playing for the University of Oregon and Eckhart was a cheerleader. She was the Cheer Captain in the 2010-2011 season. Eckhart graduated from Oregon with a degree in Sociology in 2011. She is now working as a leasing manager at Horizon Realty Advisors.
Erin Heatherton – Jordan Cameron
Erin Heatherton is a model and an actress who is best known for her modeling work for Victoria’s Secret. She is dating NFL tight end Jordan Cameron who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins and has previously played for the Cleveland Browns. She began modeling in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2008 and still walks in the show now. She has also walked for prominent designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Prada, Stella McCartney, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors.
Kelsi Reich – David Nelson
Kelsi Reich is a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader who is dating wide receiver David Nelson. Nelson played for the University of Florida in college and was then drafted by the Buffalo Bills and also played for the New York Jets. He is now a free agent. The two had an infamous incident when the Buffalo Bills were playing the Dallas Cowboys and Nelson’s team scored against the Cowboys. Nelson then rushed over to hug Reich in celebration, the only problem is she was cheering for the opposing team.
October Gonzalez – Tony Gonzalez
October Gonzalez is the wife of Tony Gonzalez, former NFL tight end who played 17 season in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons. The two met in 2002 when October was working at a bar and Gonzalez invited her to a party despite the fact that she had a boyfriend at the time. A year later he found out she was single and asked her out. The couple have two children, son River and daughter Malia. Gonzalez has another son, Nikko, from a previous relationship.
Sasha Lee Dindayal – Antonio Gates
Sasha Lee Dindayal is a model who is married to Antonio Gates who is a tight end and plays for the San Diego Chargers. Dindayal is a cast member of the reality TV show WAGS, which documents the lives of wives and girlfriends of well-known sports professionals. The pair officially tied the knot in 2011. The couple have a daughter together, and Gates has a few other children from previous relationships. Dindayal was born in Canada but grew up in California.
Miranda Brooke – A.J. Green
Miranda Brooke is married to A.J. Green, who is a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at the University of Georgia and was drafted in the 2011 NFL Draft as the fourth pick overall. The two met through social media in 2011 and later A.J. proposed to Brooke in a modest way at home. She said about the proposal: “I wouldn’t call him the most romantic guy in the world. But it was A.J.” The two got married in 2015 and have one child together, a baby boy named Easton.
Nicole Pechanec – Andrew Luck
Nicole Pechanec is dating NFL quarterback Andrew Luck who is the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. He previously played college football at Stanford University and was twice the runner up for the Heisman Trophy, in 2010 and 2011. Pechanec is a gymnast at Stanford University and has also competed on the Czech World Championship team in both 2006 and also 2007. She finished in second place on her team in 2010 while at the World Championship. The two have been together since college.
Leila Lopes – Osi Umenyiora
Leila Lopes is an Angolan model, actress, and beauty queen who is married to former defensive end NFL player Osi Umenyiora. He played for the New York Giants as well as the Atlanta Falcons. Lopes has won the titles of Miss Angola UK 2010, Miss Angola 2011, and also Miss Universe 2011. Before then, she studied business management at University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich, England. The couple became engaged in February 2013 and later got married in May 2015.
Chantel Jeffries – DeSean Jackson
Chantel Jeffries was linked to DeSean Jackson who is a wide receiver for the Washington Redskins. He was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was the first NFL player to be chosen to play at two different position in the same year in a Pro Bowl. Jeffries is a renowned model who signed with the Wilhemina Modeling Agency and currently has over 2 million followers on Instagram. Though she was born in California, she then grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Megan Cushing – Brian Cushing
Megan Cushing is married to Brian Cushing, inside linebacker player for the NFL team Houston Texans. He played football at the University of Southern California and was drafted to the NFL in 2009. Megan is Kealia Ohai, American soccer player who is dating NFL player J.J. Watt. Megan and Brian are college sweethearts who started dating just before the NFL draft. They are now married and have two children, two sons born in 2012 and 2014.
Lindsey Duke -Blake Bortals
Lindsey Duke was linked to NFL quarterback Blake Bortals who is currently playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars team. He was drafted as the third overall pick in the NFL Draft in 2014 and previously played college football the the University of Central Florida. The two met while in high school but by November 2014 the couple had reportedly broken up. Bortels shared that opponents were taunting him about his girlfriend, to which he responded: “I haven’t had a girlfriend for a year.”
Samantha Ponder – Christian Ponder
Samantha Ponder is a sportscaster originally from Phoenix, Arizona who is married to NFL quarterback Christian Ponder who currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers and has also played for the Minnesota Vikings. Ponder played college football at the Florida State University and was drafted twelfth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. The two started dating after connecting on Twitter. The two married in a secret ceremony in December 2012. They have a daughter named Bowden “Scout” Sainte-Claire, who was named after Christian’s coach at Florida State, Bobby Bowden. Her nickname “Scout” comes from Samantha’s favorite book, To Kill A Mockingbird.
Nicole Williams – Larry England
Nicole Williams is a model who is engaged to former NFL defensive end Larry England. He played for the San Diego Chargers for four seasons and then for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for one season. Williams was a cast member of the reality TV show WAGS. England proposed to Williams in an episode of the show. The pair were in Thailand when he proposed with a six carat diamond ring which he helped design that is worth $250,000.
Cameron Howard – Louis Vasquez
Cameron Howard is a model who is dating Louis Vasquez. Vasquez is a football guard who is now a free agent. He has previously played for the San Diego Chargers from 2009 through 2012 and later for the Denver Broncos from 2013 until 2015. He helped his team win Super Bowl 50. Vazquez played college football at Texas Tech University and was drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft in the third round. Cameron Howard is a blossoming model who has a profile on Model Mayhem.
Chelsie Kyriss – Antonio Brown
Chelsie Kyriss is linked to NFL player Antonio Brown who is currently a punt returner and a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played for Central Michigan University and was chosen by the Steelers in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has four children, the youngest two are Kyriss’s children with Brown. Chelsie is originally from Springboro, Ohio and has worked as a sales representative, assistant teacher, and a store manager. Brown’s teammate Ben Roethlisberger is encouraging Brown to pop the question to Kyriss soon, but Brown has said that he needs to be ready first.
Camille Kostek – Rob Gronkowski
Camille Kostek is a former New England Patriots cheerleader who is the girlfriend of Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, who is a tight end for the New England Patriots. The Patriots, like many other NFL teams, have a strict “no fraternization” rule between football players and cheerleaders, but luckily Kostek has moved on to TV reporting, allowing the two to officially become an item. She also works as a Modern Barre instructor and is studying at Eastern Connecticut State University, majoring in communications.
Kealia Ohai – J.J. Watt
Kealia Ohai is an American soccer player who plays as a forward for the Houston Dash and the United States women’s national soccer team. She is linked to J.J. Watt, who is a defensive end for the Houston Texans. During the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, Ohai scored the winning goal in the final match. After knowing Watt for many years, the two began dating. Her sister, Megan, is married to NFL player Brian Cushing. Ohai is legally blind in one eye, and despite this continues to be a successful soccer star.
Stephanie Acevedo – Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephanie Acevedo is a rapper and glamour mode who has signed with Young Money Entertainment. She has been linked to NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. who plays for the New York Giants. Beckham played at the Louisiana State University before being drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2014. Acevedo, who is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent, graduated from Miami Dade College, appeared on magazine covers, and also worked as a ring-girl at the Championship Fighting Alliance MMA league.
Tiffany Thompson – Ezekiel Elliott
Tiffany Thompson was recently linked to NFL running back who currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys. Elliott played college ball at Ohio State University, was a front runner-up for a Heisman Trophy and was later drafted fourth overall in the NFL Draft of 2016. Thompson is a native of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and has worked at a nightclub called Columbus Sway located in Columbus. She and Elliott dated for a while before things took a turn south and the couple split.
Gisele Bundchen – Tom Brady
Gisele Bundchen is a Brazilian model and actress who is married to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Gisele is one of the highest paid models in the world and a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2000 until 2007. Gisele and Tom began dating in December 2006 after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. They married in 2009 in a small ceremony in Santa Monica, California. They gave two children together, son John who was born in 2009, and daughter Vivian, born in 2012.