Who are the hottest sports couples of 2022? Famous sports couples feature two professional athletes who have committed to one another. Whether they are dating or married, these celebrity sports couples lead exciting lives in and outside of the arena. Sometimes sports couples can be a surprising pair. Who is the cutest sports couple of 2022? Which cute sports couples do you love?
When it comes to sports power couples, WNBA champion Sue Bird and World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe of the USWNT must be high atop the list. They, among other lesbian sports couples like WNBA stars Allie Quigley and Courtney Vandersloot, are inspiring to the next generation. Other athlete couples, such as Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens or Sloane Stephens and Jozy Altidore are fun to follow on Instagram.
Vote up the cutest athlete couples or just your favorites, by checking out these athletic couple pictures below!
- Photo: @simonebiles / Instagram
Simone: 7x Olympic Medalist (4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze) in Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Jonathan: Safety for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL).
Where they first met: On Instagram in March 2020
Latest: Jonathan proposed and Simone said YES! on Valentine's Day 2022.
- Photo: @sloanestephens / Instagram
Sloane: U.S. Open Champion Tennis Player
Jozy: Striker for the New England Revolution for Major League Soccer (MLS) and #3 All Time Scorer for the USMNT
Where they first met: In Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the fifth grade, but sparks didn't exactly fly right away. In fact, Jozy actually bullied Sloane at first. “He used to bully me,” Stephens said. "He dumped me in the trash can and my mom had to come pick me up from school.” However, years later in 2016 they reconnected and started dating.
Latest: The couple wed on New Year's day 2022.
- Photo: @julieertz / Instagram
Julie: 2x USWNT Female Soccer Player of the Year
Zach: Super Bowl champion Tight End for the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League (NFL)
Where they first met: In 2012, at a Stanford baseball game while they were both in college. Julie played soccer for Santa Clara University, while Zach played football at Stanford. Per Zach: “I saw Julie and thought, I have to go sit next to her.”
Latest: The couple are expecting their first child together later this year.
- Photo: @jrue_holiday1 / Instagram
Jrue: Point Guard for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA)
Lauren: Former Forward/Midfielder in the National Women's Soccer League (WNSL)
Where they first met: At a 2008 UCLA women's basketball game. He was the Freshman phenom on the UCLA Bruins basketball team. She was a star on the women's soccer team.
Latest: The couple were married in 2013 and recently had their second child in 2020!