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Cutest Celebrity Couples That Struck Out

Eva Longoria and Mark SanchezEveryone loves a good celebrity couple, specifically those that include at least one athlete. These couplings encompass what it means to be beautiful, work hard and be in love in Hollywood. While many celebrity couples meet the criteria, sometimes the fairytale romance comes to an end. In lieu of Mark Sanchez and Eva Longoria’s recent breakup, we've compiled a list of some hot celebrity/athlete couples that didn’t quite work out.–Jasmine Aspinall

Rihanna and Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp and Rihanna

In January 2010, Los Angeles Dodger star Matt Kemp and global superstar Rihanna began their hot and steamy romance. These two were often photo’d getting frisky on the sands of Cabo and Rihanna sat front row at most of her boo’s games.

But the relationship only lasted a mere year when the couple broke up in December of that year. Rihanna is currently in a love triangle with ex Chris Brown and Karruche Tran, while Matt seems to be fine enjoying the single life.

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Kim Kardashian Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian

Oh, what it must feel like to have it all. The ridiculously priced cars, latest threads from the runways, glistening diamonds and a hot NBA hubby is exactly the life Kim Kardashian lived during her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries.

Kim filed for divorce, and although these two have a messy divorce still pending, Kim hasn’t let this shroud her and Kanye’s relationship which blossomed after Ye’ dropped that famous line in his summer hit “Too Cold.” If you’re like the rest of us, we’re heating up the popcorn to watch this all unfold. Maybe there will be a Kris and Kim divorce special on E! network?

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Eva Longoria and Tony Parker

 

Eva Longoria & Tony Parker

Our favorite Desperate Housewives star isn’t new to dating and breaking up with hot athletes. Eva Longoria was married to NBA star Tony Parker for over three years when they decided to call it quits due to Parker’s alleged infidelity. Now two years later, Longoria is paying a visit to the Heartbreak Hotel after her and baseball star Mark Sanchez have called off their short but loving relationship.

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Evelyn Lozada & Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson

Chad Johnson and now ex-wife Evelyn Lozada had the blogsphere buzzing for weeks when Chad was accused of headbutting Evelyn after she found a receipt for condoms in his car. Evelyn filed for divorce soon after the incident, totaling up their married bliss to a mere six weeks.

Since then Evelyn has appeared on Iyanla Fix My Life while Chad is now sporting a huge tatt of Ev’s face on his leg. **Sigh** Let’s just hope these two can move forward and grow from this relationship.

Shaquille and Shaunie O’Neal

Shaunie O’Neal, wife of basketball, movie (and sometimes rap) star Shaquille O’Neal were the epitome of the lovely basketball family. After speculations of infidelity, Shaunie not only filed for divorce once (2007) but twice (2009) during her seven year marriage to the star. Both Shaq and Shaunie have moved on and proves that all the money in the world can’t buy love.

 

Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis HamiltonNicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton

People always say distance makes the heart grow fonder, but this wasn’t the case for “Pussycat Dolls” hottie Nicole Scherzinger and racecar driver Lewis Hamilton. The couple began dating back in 2007 but called it quits in October 2011 because of coastal differences. The couple had been dating for four years, mostly long distance as Nicole is based in L.A. and Hamilton has a home in Switzerland.

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Whitney Houston's Close Friend Robyn Crawford Details Romantic Relationship In New Memoir

Whitney Houston's personal life has been explored ten times over since her untimely passing in 2012 but one of her closest friends wants to share with the world the Whitney she knew and ultimately fell in love with.

In excerpts to People Wednesday (Nov. 6), Robyn Crawford presents a strong bond between the two in her new memoir, A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston. The singer and Crawford met in their youth while working at a summer camp in East Orange, New Jersey. From there, their friendship blossomed into something more romantic. With homophobia running rampant in the 80s, Crawford says they never looked at labels but enjoyed the experiences they shared together.

“We never talked about labels, like lesbian or gay,” writes Crawford. “We just lived our lives and I hoped it could go on that way forever.”

As their journey continued, Whitney's star began to rise which put allegedly put their romance on ice. “She said we shouldn’t be physical anymore,” writes Crawford. "Because it would make our journey even more difficult. She said if people find out about us, they would use this against us....and back in the ’80s, that’s how it felt. I kept it safe. I found comfort in my silence.”

Whitney's relationship with Crawford was mentioned in the 2018 documentary Whitney. Created by the singer's estate, the film focused on the singer's legacy and didn't include first-hand accounts from Crawford. Family members were weary of their special friendship.

"I’ve never seen them do anything but I know that she was something that I didn’t want my sister to be involved with," Whitney's brother Gary stated in the documentary.

But Crawford is finally ready to tell her own story while "lifting" Houston's legacy.

“I wanted to lift her legacy, give her respect and share the story of who she was before the fame, and in that, to embrace our friendship,” she tells People. "I'd come to the point where I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent."

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston is expected to hit bookshelves this fall.

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Keke Wyatt Announces That She's Pregnant With Her Tenth Child

Keke Wyatt has news to share that concerns expanding her family tree. On Monday (Oct. 14), the "If Only You Knew" singer revealed that she's pregnant with her tenth child.

"My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy!" she wrote on Instagram. "We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family."

The vocalist continued to state that fans can follow her pregnancy journey on her YouTube series The Keke Show where she gives an intimate look at how she balances her career and motherhood.

 

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My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy! We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family. Stay tuned for the release date & information for my new YouTube Series “The Keke Show” where you will see me balancing Wife, Mommy and Artist!!! Trust me.. it’s never a dull moment with my family. Love ya sugars💋💋💋 photo credit: @keever_west Styled/Designed by: @keever_west Asst: @freddyoart

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In an interview with The Christian Post, Wyatt said she believes she has "an anointing with motherhood" and looks at her children as fuel to keep striving in her career.

"I just don't believe in shutting down. I believe in that's what the Lord had for me," she said. "Babies don't get in the way of careers, we get in the way of careers. If that's what the Lord had for me from the very beginning, there's nothing nobody can do and nobody can say."

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Summer Walker's Debut Album Inspires Drake To Write New Music

Summer Walker's debut album Over It has everyone's heart aflutter, including Drake.

Off the heels of her debut project, the Atlanta songstress shared Drake's admiration for her project Sunday (Oct. 6) which included collaborations from Jhene Aiko, Usher. 6LACK and Bryson Tiller. Drake had a strong reaction to "Fun Girl," a track that speaks to the acoustic aura of her precious project, CLEAR.

Sharing his love with more than a few emojis, the rapper reveals the song inspired him to pen two new songs at the crack of dawn.

 

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So I guess fun girl is his favorite song on the album, mines isss... BODY🥰 what’s yours ?

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Summer and Drake worked together for the remix to her breakout hit, "Girls Need Love." In Billboard's  “You Should Know” series, the singer says the two met via Instagram after he gushed about her visuals to the original track. "He said, 'I saw your video on a bowling alley monitor. Thought it was cool,'" she recalled. She added it was Love Renaissance's Justice Baiden who talked her into asking Drake for the remix. The singer is signed to the label along with Grammy-nominated singer 6LACK.

Things have been looking great for the singer. Her album has topped Spotify and YouTube since it's release Friday and is expected to make a nice debut on Billboard's 200 charts.

Get to know the men behind Love Renaissance in our feature, LVRN's Reebok Collaboration Showcases Atlanta's Influence In Fashion.

 

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