5 Wags More Famous Than Their Partners
The world of professional sport is a strange one – and is seemingly split down the middle. On one side live the legendary athletes whose names become common in the average household, while on the other side there are those athletes who, while still famous in their own right, are not quite on the same level as their spouse or partner.
These are the wags that have outshone their partners in almost every way; whether it’s as a famous film star, stunning model, or hugely popular singer. Whatever the case may be, the fact of the matter is that fans are quicker to recognise their names than those of the athletic partners that they are with. With names big enough to make headlines and attract attention away from even something as popular as the best NRL Premiership odds, these are the top wags that are more famous than their partners.
- Elisha Cuthbert
The well-known star performed as the blonde from The Girl Next Door and Old School, as Jack Bauer’s daughter on the popular 24 series, or as Alex on Happy Endings. She’s appeared in enough film and television that her name is a commonality among pretty blonde actresses. She also happens to be married to Dion Phaneuf, who is part of the Ottawa Senator.
- Kate Upton
The Sports Illustrated cover model is one of the most followed models in the world, and there are few men out there who don’t consider one of the world’s most beautiful women. Kate Upton, who recently turned to acting, has had a long and successful modelling career over the past two years. She’s also the partner of Detroit Tigers ace starter Justin Verlander.
- Hayden Panettiere
With over two dozen films under her belt, multiple appearances in a number of TV shows, and even an appearance on the Music Billboard charts, Panettiere is one of Hollywood’s biggest up-and-comers. Which is why some may be surprised to learn that she recently broke off an engagement with Wladimir Klitschko – the second longest reigning heavyweight champion of all time.
- Carrie Underwood
The winner of the fourth season of American Idol has seen unprecedented success in the music world. She’s released five platinum albums, which have sold over 65 million copies in total, as well as seven Grammy awards. The musician is also married to Nashville Predators Mike Fisher.
There aren’t many who wouldn’t recognise the singer’s name – Shakira is one of the world’s most well-known performers. Her unique style of dance and rhythm, as well as her modelling career, has turned her into one of America’s hottest exports. Shakira is also currently married to Barcelona’s centre back Gerard Pique; a player who keeps famously landing in hot water.