Photos: Top 20 Sexy and Scandalous WAGS
20 Most Talked-About WAGs
These ladies score more points in the publicity department than their beau athletes do on the field, court or pitch…
Amber Smith: I guess it’s true what they say about girls pursuing men like their father – well, at least for Amber Smith (the daughter of professional football player Russ Smith), who dated hockey enforcer Kip Brennan. Amber snatched a lot of firsts; not only was she featured in consecutive issues of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and debuted as Esquire‘s first Vargas Girl of the 1990s; she was also the first model to pose for the Wonderbra campaign. Amber wasn’t afraid to get her sexy on gracing the cover of Playboy in March 1995; however, perhaps she embraced sex a bit too much. She led in 2007′s Cinemax TV series Sin City Diaries and attended sessions in the 2009 VH1 series Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew and Celebrity Rehab.
Carol Alt: Another Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model dating a sports figure (shocker there!) Somehow people swooned over Carol Alt’s naked…face. So much so, she was actually nicknamed “The Face.” Even though the 80s’ promised her face being primped into one of the most prominent of her time decorating over 500 magazine covers and ad campaigns for Diet Pepsi and Cover Girl Cosmetics, the later decades foreshadowed her swimsuit or now Playboy-ready body stripping it all for Playboy in their December 2008 issue – as a 48 year old woman. Carol was married to former New York Rangers player Ron Greschner from 1983 to 1996 and became involved in a 4-year affair with Brazilian Formula 1 star Ayrton Senna, but has reportedly committed to former NHL player Alexei Yashin since 2000.
Tyra Banks: Tyra went from working her half-naked body in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and Victoria’s Secret as one of their first Angels – to showing us her voice, taking creative direction and hosting shows like America’s Next Top Model and The Tyra Banks Show. When Tyra converted into a Victoria’s Secret Angel circa 1997, she also became the first-ever African American selected for the cover of the Victoria’s Secret catalog. Fast forward to 2005 and beyond: Tyra is telling the world to “kiss her fat ass” and Oprah is amending her for her inspirational work, right after she went out with basketball player Chris Webber for 3 years – and then aired an episode on other women who also date pro athletes.
Kim Kardashian: A socialite best commemorated for her raunchy sex tape and curvaceous booty, Kim Kardashian once statistically exceeded ratings as the highest earning reality star, with an approximated income of $6 million. Hopping from one young, (allegedly) two-timing pro athlete (Reggie Bush) to another – athlete (basketball player Kris Humphries), Kim and Kris infamously concluded their 72-day marriage, resulting from “irreconcilable differences” and in permanent scarring inflicted by the media. She is supposedly now with Kanye West; wow, Kim really knows how to pick ‘em.
Eva Longoria: Life really does imitate art, huh – or does art imitate life? Eva Longoria may have played an adulteress on Desperate Housewives and Long Time Gone, but unfortunately in real life, she didn’t choose to become victim. Why anyone would betray a gorgeous woman – especially one who was the first to be awarded first place in Maxim‘s Hottest Female Stars two years in a row – is beyond us. In the same day as filing her divorce with Spurs point guard Tony Parker, Longoria confided in her friend Mario Lopez that she had found hundreds of text messages from another woman on her husband’s. Resuming her bad luck with athletes, Eva dated New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez for a while during the summer of 2012 – before calling it quits in early fall.
Tara Reid: Making her most recent appearance in the American Pie franchise’s latest American Reunion, Tara Reid looked significantly better – than from her preliminary plastic surgery woes, at least. (Hey, remember when she was hot?!) Not only have her looks been heavily scrutinized, but so have her so-called acting abilities: Tara has been nominated for a slew of bad acting awards over the years. Despite Reid’s list of acting failures, they have paved her way into the arms of athletes like Tom Brady, Mark Philippoussis, Jeramy Shockey, Kyle Boller, and Sergei Federov.
Jenna Jameson: As a former exotic dancer and world-famous porn star, Jenna Jameson had been through enough to pen her own autobiography: How to Make Love Like A Porn Star. Employed by companies like Vivid and Wicked, Jenna was accused of glamourizing porn in our society – especially when she became the first adult actress to muse a wax model at Madame Tussauds (in the Las Vegas museum). For four years, she maintained a relationship with MMA and former UFC champion Tito Ortiz (whom she met on MySpace) – which, tragically enough, provoked a domestic abuse arrest on Ortiz’s part in April 2010.
Victoria Beckham: Better known as Posh Spice, the most sophisticated member of one of the biggest girl groups ever – Victoria Beckham is married to potentially one of the sexiest athletes out there: (Written introductions won’t suffice for his insurmountable impact, but here: David Beckham), with whom she mothered four very genetically blessed offspring.
When you’re one of the wealthiest couples in Britain – who live in a $22 million Beverly Hills mansion with ten security guard, we may add – claiming your husband’s affair with a former personal assistant “only made their marriage stronger” in W Magazine just might make sense.
Elin Nordegren: Ironically enough, Beckham’s boyish good looks don’t render equivalent to simultaneous affairs with multiple women, which was perpetrated by someone who is average looking at best: Tiger Woods. Former Swedish swimsuit model Elin Nordegren was (we repeat, WAS) married to professional golfer Tiger Woods; shortly after news about their relationship was released to the public, nude pictures allegedly of Elin were leaked into cyberspace, which were then proven to be counterfeits. However, as 2009 drew to an end, after Tiger confessed to his lack of faithfulness, which spewed responses from random women claiming their flings with him. The $100 million US Nordegren acquired from her divorce with Tiger Woods, was partially spent on a $12 million US mansion in Florida
Camilla Belle: Camilla Belle lavished in a months-long romance with Joe Jonas from 2008 to 2009 — which may have struck a green-eyed monster according to one of Taylor Swift’s songs (of course – check out her song “Better Than Revenge”). Despite what Swift says – err, sings about her — Camilla seems to have more in common with New York Jets quarterback/virgin Tim Tebow than we expected.
Mandy Moore: Even though — as a WAG — Mandy may have only dated tennis star Andy Roddick for two years and is now married to musician Ryan Adams, she still admits to being an avid fan of MMA and has even been classified as a “UFC groupie.” Not to mention Andy Roddick still burdens feelings for Mandy reading everything that mentions her name – even though he can worship his wife Brooklyn Decker instead!
Gabrielle Union: Dating athletes like American football player Jonathan Borrero and, now, Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade proves Gabrielle aims high for winners – winners just like her. However, Wade’s estranged wife seems to disagree; she wanted to sue Gabrielle, who was supposedly Dwayne’s mistress, for participating in “sexual foreplay” in front of Wade’s sons.
Kendra Wilkinson: She became one of Hugh Hefner’s three girlfriends and publicly displayed her dirty laundry (metaphorically and literally, we’re sure) on The Girls Next Door. Although never a Playboy Playmate, Kendra has been featured in three nude pictorials with her Girls Next Door costars and fellow Hefner girlfriends Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt. Her own reality TV show titled Kendra depicted her life after departing the Playboy Mansion and marrying then Philadelphia Eagles receiver Hank Baskett. They reportedly discussed divorcing after the release of Kendra’s sex tape, or sex tapes that she once attempted to sell herself; but they are still together now, and Kendra hasn’t given up her sultry person especially while attending Playboy parties.
Anna Benson: She was an American model and underage stripper when first introduced to former Major League Baseball pitcher Kris Benson; more specifically, Anna was 17 years old and working at the Mardi Gras, a strip club in Atlanta, when he was playing for the Nashville Sounds in the minor leagues. If that doesn’t sound very chivalrous or classy to you (well), the Bensons were soon dubbed “baseball’s most incongruous couple”; a ring and four children later (her daughter Alyssa deriving from an initial marriage), the Pirates exchanged Kris Benson to the New York Mets. That same year, in 2004, Anna Benson nailed the cover spread in FHM magazine, being awarded with the title of “baseball’s hottest wife.”; in an interview with Howard Stern later that year, she guaranteed that if her husband was ever unfaithful, she would retaliate by sexing the whole Mets organization (oh lucky boy). Whether the last straw was her exposing personal details of their sex life or distracting him from his job, Anna was left with a cold dish of divorce papers and no home for her or her children – all while finding out Kris was cheating (Ouch!)
Jessica Simpson: All too reminiscent for her saying her boobs are like accessories or her chicken-fish oops, Jessica Simpson was also a wholesome singer (until her marriage with Nick Lachey). Despite her clean image, Jessica got a little dirty soaping up cars as Daisy Duke in the movie version of The Dukes of Hazzard. In late 2007, Simpson started going out with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, an idea which nonetheless pleased too few Dallas Cowboys fans; she was shamed so much for apparently distracting Romo from football that even then-President George W Bush jokingly disputed the “Jessica jinx” after the Giants proceeded to win the 2008 Super Bowl. Simpson eventually found the one in Eric Johnson, a retired NFL-er; in May of this year, Simpson gave birth to her first child and beautiful baby girl Maxwell Drew Johnson
Elisha Cuthbert: Many fellow Canadians, like myself, may familiarize with Elisha Cuthbert best over Popular Mechanics for Kids, but the rest are used to seeing her in seedier lights: as the daughter of federal agent Jack Bauer in the television series 24 or as a young ex-porn star in 2002′s The Girl Next Door. Cuthbert first dated Canadian NHL player Sean Avery for nearly two-years, then Mike Komisarek, and finally found true love with Canadian NHL player Dion Phaneuf, who is currently captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Cuthbert and Phaneuf publicized their engagement in the summer of 2012. Elisha became situated in the middle of some drama between Avery and Phaneuf circa 2008, when Avery confronted surrounding reporters before a game and in suggestion to Phaneuf, told them “how it’s become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds.”
Jessica Alba: From Dark Angel to Sin City, Jessica Alba has won over men and women alike with her exotic beauty and surprising modesty; she is the only female who has conquered the Maxim Magazine Hot 100 list in all the years it existed (from 2000 to 2012) – yet Alba refuses to show it all in a disciplined no-nudity clause, once implying it was because “she has too much anxiety.” According to reports, Jessica briefly dated New York Yankee Derek Jeter but has been happy with Cash Warren and has even popped out a few children since.
Jessica Biel: Another female star stunner Jeter crossed lips with is 7th Heaven’s Jessica Biel, who is now wed to Justin Timberlake. Viewers may question their immoral thoughts upon discovering a barely-legal Biel shot topless in the March 2000 issue of Gear, but find comfort in a remorseful sense of relief drooling over her when she ripened with age. Derek Jeter and Jessica Biel were widely considered as a “hot and steamy item” in 2006, but Timberlake ultimately won just a mere year later.
Minka Kelly: The only offspring of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and Maureen Dumont Kelly. Minka Kelly is most notorious for her roles in Charlie’s Angels, Friday Night Lights, and The Roommate. Kelly was beautiful enough to be deemed “Sexiest Woman Alive” in last year’s Esquire list. Everyone was dying to know who the breathtaking lover was in the music video for Maroon 5′s “One More Night”; it turned out to be Kelly who will next act in next year’s film The Butler. Kelly dated Derek Jeter for 3 years but is now with hottie body Chris Evans – which we’re sure has nothing to do with a video she filmed with Alyson Hannigan, Emily Deschanel, Kat McPhee, and Jaime King in a video tilted The Booby Scare.
Adriana Lima: A Brazilian model/goddess that consumers may gladly not recognize fully clothed. The Victoria’s Secret Angel consistently broke the Top 5 record of Forbes lists of the 20 highest-earning models on the face of planet. Not only did Adriana Lima’s April 2006 GQ cover propel it to be the highest-selling issue of the magazine for that year – or ever, GQ crowned her “The World’s Most Voluptuous Virgin” (Apparently, virginity especially in the celebrity world is quite rare and on the verge of extinction). In this year’s Super Bowl XLVI commercials for Teleflora and Kia Motors, Lima reeled in over 200 million viewers; with a body she malnourished with protein shakes and bi-daily workouts before shows, it makes you wonder how she bounces back after the birth of two daughters – and from her still successful marriage with Serbian basketball player Marko Jarić.