From musicians to athletes, to every industry in between, some of the most popular individuals have formed the most iconic power couples.
Sometimes in different states or countries, these athletes and their significant others have overcome the distance and stress that can be put on their relationships. It often leads to making both halves even more successful than they already are.
From Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez to Justin Verlander and Kate Upton, below we take you through the biggest power couples in all of sports.
The most iconic sports power couples
The most iconic sports power couples
Roger and Mirka Federer
Tennis star Roger Federer met former tennis star Mirka Vavrinec (now Federer) competing for Switzerland during the 2000 Sydney Olympics, which was also where they shared their first kiss.
In March 2009, Roger and Mirka announced they were expecting their first child and married a few weeks later. They welcomed twin girls in July.
In May 2014, two become four when Mirka gave birth to twins again, only this time they were boys.
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Julie and Zach Ertz
Zach and Julie Ertz met at a Stanford University baseball game in 2012 where Zach was a player on the football team. Julie was on the soccer team at Santa Clara University and later that year, the two began dating. They married in 2017.
Julie is a member of the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup Champion with the United States Women's National Team. Zach is Super Bowl champion and tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles. He scored the winning touchdown of Super Bowl LII.
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez took their relationship public in March 2017.
The two began dating when Lopez was having lunch in Beverly Hills. She saw Rodriguez and said hello, which led to him asking her on a date a few hours later, Lopez told Vanity Fair.
Rodriguez was a 14-time MLB All-Star and has stayed in the spotlight as an ESPN broadcaster. Lopez has also continued her success as a singer and actress, among other endeavors.
New Jersey Devil P.K. Subban and retired Olympic gold medalist and alpine skier Lindsey Vonn made their relationship public at the CMT Awards in 2018.
Subban had hinted at his interest in Vonn at the 2017 ESPYs when he said, "It's hotter outside than Lindsey Vonn looks today, which is pretty hot." The two met at the event, and were eventually connected by his agent.
In February 2019, Vonn told Access Live that Subban was "definitely the one."
New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday and retired professional soccer player Lauren Cheney met at a women's basketball game while the two were students at UCLA. They became friends at first and later began dating in 2008.
The pair married in July 2013 and welcomed their first child in September 2016. Cheney had found out a few months into pregnancy that she had a benign brain tumor, which was removed after she gave birth. Holiday took a leave of absence during the beginning of the Pelicans 2016-17 season to take care of his family.
A year later in 2017, Holiday posted a photo celebrating his daughter's first birthday, saying both she and his wife were healthy and happy.
Servando Carrasco and Alex Morgan
Soccer players Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco met at the University of California, Berkeley.
The two both went on to play professionally. Carrasco is a midfielder for the LA Galaxy in the MLS, and Morgan is forward for the Orlando Pride and United States Women's National Team. She is a two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion and won the Olympic gold medal in 2012.
The two married in 2014. While the two face the challenges of long-distance, being on opposite sides of the country, they've continued to make things work.
J.J. Watt and Kealia Ohai have been together since early 2016, but didn't make their relationship public until months later, according to People. The two met through Ohai's sister, Megan, who is married to Watt's former teammate Brian Cushing.
Ohai is a soccer player for the Houston Dash, while Watt is a defensive end for the Houston Texans.
Country music star Carrie Underwood and former hockey player Mike Fisher were set up by Underwood's bassist Mike Childers at one of her concerts in 2008. The two instantly hit it off, but Fisher lived in Canada at the time, while Underwood lived in Nashville, so they began long-distance dating.
They got engaged in December 2009 and eventually married in July 2010.
In 2011, Fisher was traded to the Nashville Predators. He told theOttawa Citizen in 2016 that despite multiple deals being on the table, former Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray chose to send him to Nashville so he could be closer to his wife.
The two welcomed their first child in 2015 and their second son in January 2019.
Former NBA star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union met while co-hosting a sponsored Super Bowl party in 2007. At the time, Wade was married to Siohvaughn Funches and Union had gotten divorced in 2006. Wade and Funches divorced later that year.
Wade and Union started dating in 2009 and split briefly in 2013 "because of distance and scheduling," Union told Glamour. They got engaged in December of that year and married in 2014.
MLB star Justin Verlander and model Kate Upton were rumored to be dating months before taking their relationship public in January 2013. They split briefly during the later half of the year, but rekindled their romance in January 2014.
The two got engaged in May 2016 and married in November 2017 - three days after the Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series.
NFL long snapper Andrew East and former US gymnast Shawn Johnson met in 2012 when they were introduced by Guy East, Andrew's brother. Guy was a friend of cyclist Taylor Phinney, who Johnson was supporting at the 2012 Olympics.
Andrew East and Johnson had met only a few times before officially dating in June 2013. She moved to Nashville four months later andgot engaged at Wrigley Field in July 2015.
The pair married in April 2016 and later revealed she had a miscarriage in October 2017.
Track super couple Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton met as teenagers in 2006 during Brianne's recruitment visit to the University of Oregon. Ashton was a freshman.
They met again in summer 2007 in Brazil during the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, where Brianne won gold. They began spending more time together and eventually dating in February 2008.
The pair married in July 2013, one year after they both competed in the 2012 London Olympics. Ashton took home two gold medals and Brianne took home the bronze.
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Dom Dwyer and Sydney Leroux
Soccer stars Dom Dwyer and Sydney Leroux confirmed they were dating in 2014 and married in January 2015.
Dwyer plays for the Orlando City SC, while Leroux is a member of the Orlando Pride. Both also play for their respective US national teams. Leroux was part of the USWNT 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup championship.