1. Ashley Judd – Wife of retired British race-car driver, Dario Franchitti.
In the early 1990s, Judd was one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women, and hasn’t lost a step since those days. Although her movie output has slowed in recent years, Judd still acts in movies, but spends a lot of her free time attending her beloved Kentucky Wildcats basketball games and supporting Franchitti at his racing events. Though the couple have had some rocky moments that nearly lead to divorce, Franchitti’s 2013 racing accident convinced her to give their marriage another try.
2. Jaime Edmondson – Fiancee of Tampa Bay Rays third baseman, Evan Longoria.
Edmondson is a drop-what-you’re-doing stunner who is a former Playboy playmate and contestant on the reality game show “Amazing Race.” She and Longoria got engaged in December 2013, and Edmondson gave birth to their first child in November 2014 while Longoria watched the entire event on FaceTime as he was touring with the MLB All Stars in Japan during the birth. Edmondson was also a Miami Dolphins cheerleader for six years.
3. Adriana Lima – Wife of former professional basketball player, Marko Jaric.
Most guys have probably seen Lima in the glossy pages of Victoria’s Secret catalog. Lima, a Brazilian supermodel married Jaric in 2009, but the couple separated in 2014. Lima has been modeling since she was 15, and she signed with Elite Model Management at the age of 16. She is one of the most popular and recognizable models in the world, and in 2014 she earned $8 million according to Forbes, which placed her second on the list of top-earning models in the world.
4. Lala Vasquez – Wife of New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony.
Vasquez and Anthony have been married since 2010 and have a son. Vazquez, of Puerto Rican descent is a New York-based, radio host, actress and author, and first made her bones on MTV’s “Total Request Live.” She also appears in a recurring role on the Starz drama “Power,” and stars in her own reality show, “La La’s Full Court Life.” She often appears on lists of the hottest wives of athletes.
5. Kristin Cavallari – Wife of Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler.
Cavallari and Cutler were married in 2013 and have two children. Cavallari rose to fame on the reality TV show “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” and also appeared on “The Hills” with young stars such as Audrina Patridge and Heidi Montag. Cavallari has also appeared in “Dancing with the Stars,” “Veronica Mars” and “CSI: NY.” Cavallari’s strong bone structure, perfect white teeth and angular features place her high on this list.
6. Brooklyn Decker – Wife of professional tennis player, Andy Roddick.
Decker is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who appeared on the cover in 2010. She has also graced the pages of the Victoria’s Secret catalog and made guest appearances in TV shows such as “Chuck” and “Royal Pains.” She has a fresh-scrubbed California beauty that seems natural and girl-next-door.
7. Bridgette Wilson – Wife of former professional tennis player, Pete Sampras.
Wilson and Sampras married in 2000, and have two children. Wilson’s career was very similar to that of Kathryn Heigl’s in that she rose to fame making comedies such as “Billy Madison” and “The Wedding Planner.” Wilson has a distinct, classic look that is elegant and a touch remote, the kind of girl that was untouchable in high school.
8. Anna Burns – Wife of NFL wide receiver, Wes Welker.
Burns is a 2005 Miss Hooters winner and a former bikini model. She famously criticized former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis after the team her husband was playing for at the time, the New England Patriots, lost to the Ravens in the 2013 AFC Championship Game. Burns is known for her photo shoots and isn’t shy about expressing her opinion.
9. Lauren Tannehill – Wife of Miami Dolphins quarterback, Ryan Tannehill.
Tannehill always rates high on lists of hottest athlete WAGS, probably because she has killer eyes, a ready smile, and isn’t so beautiful that she’s intimidating. She met her husband while he was the star quarterback at Texas A&M. Tannehill isn’t just an athlete’s wife, however, as she is a trained cardiology nurse, and also does modeling for a jewelry company. She also loves fishing and shooting guns, two All-American activities.
10. Victoria Beckham – Wife of former professional soccer player, David Beckham.
Fans everywhere know Victoria Beckham as ‘Posh,’ the name she adopted when she was part of the super popular musical group The Spice Girls. Posh is one of the most successful women in the world, owns her own clothing line, designs jewelry and has opened flagship boutiques in London’s trendy West End. She is never less than elegant, and she’s a trendsetter who is always at the cutting edge of the latest in fashion.
11. Gisele Bundchen – Wife of New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady.
Bundchen was a supermodel before she ever met Brady, and was arguably as famous in her field as he was in his. She is tall and statuesque, possessed of defined cheekbones, blue eyes and the gift of looking good in a bikini or an evening dress. But it’s Bundchen’s confidence that shines through everything she does that sets her apart and puts her on every list of beautiful athlete wives.
12. Jessie James – Wife of New York Jets wide receiver, Eric Decker.
Decker is a country pop star who was born in Italy and started her singing career in 2009. She has a look that seems vaguely foreign, with dark hair, dark eyes and a slim physique. She and Decker married in 2013 and have a daughter. Decker is most known for her long luscious hair that she always keeps looking fabulous despite her busy schedule. She and her husband star in their own reality show on E! titled “Eric & Jesiie: Game On.”
13. Vanessa Bryant – Wife of Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, Kobe Bryant.
Bryant was one of the original athlete wives to make her name for herself because of her dark good looks, but initially her marriage to Bryant was not supported by his family who felt that she was too young and perhaps too much of a gold digger to make a suitable wife, especially since she refused to sign a prenup. But 14 years later, the couple is still married despite volcanic challenges such as Kobe’s trial in Colorado for rape and his alleged cheating that led to Vanessa asking for a divorce. She changed her mind, and as the years have passed, she has matured into a beautiful Latina who seems assured by her status in Kobe’s life.
14. Abigail Clancy – Wife of English soccer player, Peter Crouch.
Clancy is a former model and winner of Britain’s version of “Dancing with the Stars” known as “Strictly Come Dancing.” She has incredible green eyes and a slim body that women envy and men love to admire. Despite some rocky times in her relationship, Clancy and Crouch are still happily married, and she recently completed a world tour with her winning dance partner.
15. Gabrielle Union – Wife of Miami Heat shooting guard, Dwayne Wade.
Union has been acting for two decades, so it isn’t as if she needed Wade to validate her own success. With her rich black hair, etched cheekbones and almond eyes, Union is consistently ranked among the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood, able to draw attention from even a bright star such as Wade. She is currently starring in the BET drama “Being Mary Jane,” and the film “Think Like a Man Too.”
16. Elisha Cuthbert – Wife of Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman and captain, Dion Phaneuf.
Cuthbert made her name playing the daughter of Keifer Sutherland’s character in the white-knuckle thriller “24.” She also appeared in the sitcom “Happy Endings” and the movies “Old School,” “Girl Next Door” and “Captivity.” She and Phaneuf have been married since 2013.
17. Leila Lopes – Wife of NFL linebacker Osi Umenyiora.
It doesn’t seem too farfetched for Lopes to appear on this list since she was Miss Angola 2010 and Miss Universe 2011. But Lopes isn’t just a pretty face, earning a degree in business management from a university in England. Lopes and Umenyiora are newlyweds, having just married May 2015. Her full name is a mouthful, Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes.
18. Candice Crawford – Wife of Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo.
Crawford is the All-American beauty that stole Romo’s heart, and helped the eligible bachelor settle down after a high-profile romance with Jessica Simpson. Crawford is a 2008 Miss Missouri, and also worked as a reporter for a local Dallas TV station. She and Romo have two children.
19. Elaine Alden – Wife of professional basketball player, Landry Fields.
Alden is a former model who married Fields in 2014. The duo are among the most photogenic couples in the NBA. They met when Fields was still playing for the New York Knicks, but now the couple have moved up north where Fields plies his trade for the Toronto Raptors.
20. Paulina Gretzky – Fiancee of professional golfer, Dustin Johnson.
With that famous surname, Paulina doesn’t have to do much to turn heads or get attention, but she can do that without anyone knowing her lineage. Gretzky’s father Wayne is considered by most to be the greatest hockey player of all time, and her mother Janet Jones is a former actress and beauty from whom Paulina inherited her model good looks. Paulina and Dustin have a son born in January 2015, and she makes a living as a singer and a model.