Everyone 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
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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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 & 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.
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.
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.
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.