8 Sports Power Couples!

The sports industry is filled with power couples across the board. Let’s take a look at some couples who are sports royalty!

Zach and Julie Ertz

Zach Ertz is a tight end for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL. Julie Ertz is a midfielder for the United State national soccer team. The pair met at a baseball game during their college years when Zach played football for Stanford and Julie played soccer for Santa Clara. The rest is history and the two are now married and expecting a child!

 

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Kealia Ohai and JJ Watt

JJ Watt is a defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL. Kealia Ohai is a forward for the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. The two met through Kealia’s sister and got married in 2020.

 

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Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco

Alex Morgan is a forward for the United States national soccer team and the San Diego Wave in the NWSL. Servando Carrasco is a midfielder for Fort Lauderdale FC. The two met at University of California, Berkeley where they both played soccer. The pair got married in 2014 and have one daughter.

 

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Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird

Megan Rapinoe is a forward for the OL Reign in the NWSL and the United State national soccer team. Sue Bird is a guard for the Seattle Storm in the WNBA and the United State national basketball team. The two met at the 2016 Rio Olympics and have been going strong since.

Dansby Swanson and Mal Pugh

Dansby Swanson is a shortstop for the Atlanta Braves in the MLB. Mal Pugh is a forward for the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. The pair met through mutual friends and got engaged in December of 2021.

 

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Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris

Ali Krieger is a defender for Gotham FC in the NWSL and Ashlyn Harris is a goalkeeper for Gotham FC. The two are both on the United State national soccer team where they met and began their relationship. The pair got married in 2019 and adopted a daughter in 2021.

 

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Andrew East and Shawn Johnson

Andrew East formerly played for a number of teams during his career as a long snapper in the NFL. He announced his retirement from football this year. Shawn Johnson is a former gymnast who won four Olympic medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The pair met when Shawn was competing on Dancing with the Stars by Andrew’s brother. They married in 2016 and have two children.

 

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Jozy Altidore and Sloane Stephens

Jozy Altidore is a forward for the New England Revolution in the MLS and the United State national soccer team. Sloane Stephens is a professional tennis player and won the 2017 US Open. The pair met in middle school and tied the knot in January of 2022.

 

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These pairs are just some of many couple goals in the sports industry!

About the Author

Tori Murphy

Tori Murphy is a junior at Penn State University studying Public Relations with a minor in Sports Studies.