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10+ Celebrities Known For Dating Athletes

Celebrities dating athletes isn't exactly surprising! Countless celebs have been coupled up with athletes, and I seriously can't say I blame them. They both bring a lot to the table!

But there are certain celebs that have a long history of dating strictly athletes than you might have thought!

Everybody's got a type, right? There is nothing wrong with that!

Khloé Kardashian.

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It's no secret that Khloé Kardashian knows a thing or two about dating athletes!

In 2009 she briefly dated Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Derrick Ward, that same year she met and married LA Lakers’ player, Lamar Odom, and after their split, she dated Houston Rockets' player, James Harden, and most recently she has been on-again-off-again with her baby daddy, Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson.

Nicole Scherzinger.

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Former Pussycat Doll, Nicole Scherzinger, dated racecar driver, Lewis Hamilton, from 2007 until 2015.

After their split, she was spotted locking lips with Swiss soccer player, Pajtim Kasami, while vacationing in Greece in June 2015. After that, she dated tennis pro, Grigor Dimitoriv.

Jessica Simpson.

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After her highly publicized split from singer, Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson set her sights on strictly athletes!

She dated Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo, in 2007 before meeting her now-husband, San Francisco 49ers, Eric Johnson.

Enrique Iglesias.

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While Enrique Iglesias doesn't have a track record of dating female athletes, his only girlfriend that the public has been aware of for the last 16 years is pro tennis player, Anna Kournikova.

Kate Upton.

Before meeting her current boyfriend, Detroit Tigers pitcher, Justin Verlander, Kate Upton was linked to a few other athletes!

She dated New York Jets quarterback, Mark Sanchez in 2011, Los Angeles Clippers’ player, Blake Griffin in 2013, and pro dancer, Maksim Chmerkovskiy shortly after that.

Carrie Underwood.

Instagram | @carrieunderwood

Vocal powerhouse, Carrie Underwood, certainly has a thing for athletes!

She dated Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo, briefly back in 2007 before meeting her now-husband, NHL player, Fisher in 2008. They're very happy together.

Victoria Beckham.

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Former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, has known that a professional athlete was the only one for her since day one!

She met soccer pro, David Beckham, in 1997. The pair have been together ever since, and share four children together.

Jessie James Decker.

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Before settling down and starting a family with New York Jets wide receiver, Eric Decker in 2013, country singer, Jessie James Decker, unofficially dated San Francisco 49ers running back, Reggie Bush, in 2010.

Erin Andrews.

Instagram | @erinandrews

Seeing as Erin had a job as a reporter for ESPN for several years, it's really no surprise that a lot of the men she met and dated were athletes.

It was rumored that she dated New York Mets player, David Wright, briefly in 2007, and pro-dancer Maksim Chermkovskiy in 2010. She later went on to date NHL player, Minnesota Wild's, Jarret Stoll.

Paris Hilton.

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While it was never explicitly confirmed, Hilton was seen on multiple occasions with Cristiano Ronaldo.

“He’s a very nice guy – and an incredible athlete,” Paris told The Mirror. “We’re getting to know each other and I have to leave it at that.”

Evelyn Lozada.

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Evelyn Lozada dated former NBA player, Antoine Walker, for 10 years before he allegedly went bankrupt. She bounced back in 2010, when she married Cincinnati Bengals' player, Chad Johnson.

She was later engaged to Los Angeles Dodgers player, Carl Crawford, in 2013.

Gabrielle Union.

Instagram | @gabunion

'90s film icon, Gabrielle Union, who is now married to Dwayne Wade, has dated her fair share of athletes.

She was married to NFL running back, Chris Howard, for five years, then she dated NFL player, Darren Sharper before he was arrested. She met her now-husband not long after that, and settled down for good!

Kim Kardashian.

Instagram | @kimkardashian

Before marrying rapper, Kanye West, whom she shares four children with, Kim Kardashian dated NFL star, Reggie Bush from 2007 to 2009.

She then briefly dated Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver, Miles Austin in 2010, and had her infamous 72-day marriage to NBA player, Kris Humphries.

Kendall Jenner.

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Kendall Jenner has quite the dating resume!

She dated wide receiver for the University of Nevada’s Nevada Wolf Pack, Julian Brooks from 2012 to 2013. In 2014, she dated NBA player Chandler Parsons, race car driver, Lewis Hamilton in 2015, NBA player, Jordan Clarkson in 2016, NBA player, Blake Griffin in 2017, and most recently, NBA player, Ben Simmons.