The Hottest NFL Celebrity Couples in the Game

From Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce to Ciara and Russell Wilson, here are some of the hottest NFL celebrity couples

<p>Stefanie Keenan/VF22/WireImage, Stefanie Keenan/Getty</p> Russell Wilson and Ciara, Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo

As the 2023 football season rolls on, all eyes are on the 32 teams across the NFL and the players on the field. But, for many of these athletes, their life is much more than touchdowns and field goals. When they're not tackling opponents and running plays, they're going home to their equally accomplished significant others.

From long-term married couples to those "getting to know each other," here are some of the hottest NFL celebrity couples in the game.

Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce

<p>Cooper Neill/Getty; Norm Hall/Getty</p> Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce

Cooper Neill/Getty; Norm Hall/Getty

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce

After Travis Kelce gushed about catching Taylor Swift's Eras Tour and attempting to meet the singer backstage in July, rumors began swirling about what might be going on between the superstar pair.

Just days after the Kansas City Chiefs tight end revealed that he had extended an invite to Swift to catch a game in September, the Grammy winner was spotted in his suite at Arrowhead Stadium for a Sunday game. Swift was seen laughing and cheering alongside Kelce's mother, Donna Kelce, throughout the game, and after the Chiefs' victory, she left the venue with the NFL star in his convertible.

The two were spotted cozying up at a postgame party that evening, and the following week, Swift brought her posse of friends along to see Kelce's game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

While neither party has confirmed an official relationship, following Swift's first appearance at Kelce's game on Sept. 24, the two-time Super Bowl champion said: "I’m enjoying life and I sure as hell enjoyed this weekend."

Hailee Steinfeld & Josh Allen

<p>Jason Mendez/Getty; Cole Burston/Getty</p> Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Allen

Jason Mendez/Getty; Cole Burston/Getty

Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Allen

Neither Hailee Steinfeld nor Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen have publicly confirmed the status of their relationship. However, Allen did not push back when the host of the Pardon My Take podcast's host referred to the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse actress as his girlfriend during an August 2023 episode.

The two first sparked romance rumors in May and in late June, a source told PEOPLE that the two "are still dating and getting to know each other."

In late September, Steinfeld stopped by the Leveled Up Buffalo shop in East Aurora, New York with Allen's mom as the NFL season rolled along.

Alix Earle & Braxton Berrios

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty </p> Braxton Berrios and Alix Earle

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Braxton Berrios and Alix Earle

Though the pair first sparked romance rumors in March 2023, TikTok star Alix Earle and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Braxton Berrios weren't seen together publicly until May. In June, Earle said "I don't have a bf" in a TikTok comment from a person who said they saw the pair together and weeks later doubled down responding to another comment about the mystery man in her videos writing "we're not even 'dating'."

In July, the duo made their red carpet debut, seemingly confirming their relationship, though a source told PEOPLE later that month that while "maybe in traditional Hollywood terms, that could be interpreted as a 'hard launch' of a relationship, that’s not what it was at all."

The source added: "Both have continued to keep things casual. The two have always agreed they were not exclusive or official."

On Sept. 24, Earle showed her support from the sidelines of the Miami Dolphins game against the Denver Broncos, sporting a Dolphins jersey with Berrios' name on it. She has also dubbed Berrios as "NFL Man" when chatting about him on social media.

Ciara & Russell Wilson

<p>Momodu Mansaray/WireImage</p> Russell Wilson and Ciara

Momodu Mansaray/WireImage

Russell Wilson and Ciara

After first meeting  at a Wisconsin basketball game in March 2015, Ciara and Russell Wilson stepped out together for the first time the following month at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. In March 2016, the two were engaged and just a few months later, they tied the knot in Cheshire, England.

The singer and Denver Broncos quarterback welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Sienna, in April 2017 and followed up with son Win, in April 2020. (Ciara also shares son Future Zahir Wilburn with rapper Future.)

In August 2023, the couple revealed they'll be becoming a family of six as they're expecting another bundle of joy.

Simone Biles & Jonathan Owens

<p>Jonathan Owens/Instagram</p> Jonathan Owens and Simone Biles

Jonathan Owens/Instagram

Jonathan Owens and Simone Biles

Simone Biles and her husband Jonathan Owens officially met in March 2020 on the dating app, Raya. They began dating after the gold medalist "slid into his DMs" and by August 2020 they were Instagram official.

In February 2022, the Green Bay Packers safety got down on one knee and proposed to Biles — news the couple announced the day after Valentine's Day.

"THE EASIEST YES," Biles captioned a slideshow shared to Instagram. "I can't wait to spend forever & ever with you, you're everything I dreamed of and more! let's get married FIANCÉ 💍🥺🥲🤎 @jowens_3."

The couple had not one, but two, weddings in 2023 — the first, an intimate courthouse ceremony in Texas, and the second, a luxurious ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Olivia Culpo & Christian McCaffrey

<p>Stefanie Keenan/Getty </p> Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo

Stefanie Keenan/Getty

Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo

After first sparking romance rumors in May 2019, model Olivia Culpo and San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey were spotted vacationing together that July. In November, the football player showed some love for Culpo on Instagram, celebrating her Sports Illustrated shoot.

In a 2020 Valentine's Day post, Culpo called the athlete her "best friend" and thanked him "for changing my life."

After nearly four years together, McCaffrey got down on one knee in April 2023 and proposed while they were on vacation at Amangiri in Utah.

Chanel Iman & Davon Godchaux

Chanel Iman/Instagram Chanel Iman and Davon Godchaux
Chanel Iman/Instagram Chanel Iman and Davon Godchaux

Chanel Iman's romance with New England Patriots defensive tackle Davon Godchaux began back in 2022 — with the pair going Instagram official in April. In May 2023, they revealed they were expecting their first child together — making them a family of six, as Iman is mom to daughters Cassie and Cali with her ex Sterling Shepard and Godchaux is dad to Davon Godchaux II from a previous relationship.

Just weeks after announcing their upcoming addition, Godchaux proposed to Iman in Capri, Italy.

Hannah Anne Sluss & Jake Funk

Leon Bennett/Getty Jake Funk and Hannah Ann Sluss
Leon Bennett/Getty Jake Funk and Hannah Ann Sluss

After first going public with their relationship in early 2022, Indianapolis Colts running back Jake Funk asked Bachelor alumna Hannah Anne Sluss to be his wife in January 2023.

Ahead of their engagement, Sluss shared that her parents were big fans of the athlete. "They adore him. They think he's like, such a great fit for me," she told E! News in April 2022.

Sydney Hightower & Fred Warner

<p>Sydney Warner/Instagram</p> Sydney and Fred Warner

Sydney Warner/Instagram

Sydney and Fred Warner

Sydney Hightower and Fred Warner wed in June 2022 after getting engaged the previous year. In a photo from the proposal, which the San Francisco 49ers linebacker shared to Instagram, The Bachelor alumna is seen holding a red rose as Warner looks up at her from his place down on one knee.

"When you know, you know," he wrote alongside the sweet pic.

Irina Shayk & Tom Brady

<p>Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty ; Jon Kopaloff/Getty</p> Irina Shayk, Tom Brady

Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty ; Jon Kopaloff/Getty

Irina Shayk, Tom Brady

Though this year marks the first season Tom Brady won't be suiting up after 23 seasons in the league, the former quarterback's love life has kept fans on their toes following his divorce from Gisele Bündchen after 13 years of marriage. In July 2023, the football star was linked to model Irina Shayk when they were spotted cozying up in Brady's car after a night together.

In August 2023, after the two were spotted in London a source told PEOPLE: "He is her dream guy. She loves dating him. They work around their schedules and meet up wherever they can. Irina doesn’t mind traveling to see him. She is very excited about their relationship.”

Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson

<p>Ella Hovsepian/Getty</p> Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson

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Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson

Jessica Simpson and former NFL tight end Eric Johnson first began dating in May 2010 — a few years after Johnson's professional football career came to a close. By November 2011, the two were engaged and just under a year later, announced they were expecting their first child together. Seven months after their first daughter, Maxwell, was born, the lovebirds revealed they were expecting their second baby.

The two got married in July 2014, a little over a year after welcoming son Ace Knute. In March 2019, the pair welcomed their third child together, daughter Birdie Mae.

In August 2023, the singer opened up about her "easy" relationship sharing, "I knew the instant we met that I could see my future in his eyes and with a lot of people, I hope for a future in their eyes, but with Eric, I saw it."

Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha

<p>Bruce Glikas / Getty Images</p> Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha

Bruce Glikas / Getty Images

Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha

Even after 10 years of marriage, Kerry Washington and her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, prefer to keep their private life super private. Asomugha, who retired from professional football in 2013 after 11 years in the league, is also an actor, producer and he created his own non-profit in 2010.

The couple has welcomed two children together, daughter Isabelle Amarchi and son Caleb Kelechi and are also parents to Asomugha's daughter from a previous relationship.

Camille Kostek & Rob Gronkowski

<p>Taylor Hill/WireImage</p> Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek

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Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek

Even though Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski both worked at the same stadium — Gronk playing as a tight end for the New England Patriots and Kostek as a cheerleader — they officially met at a charity event in 2013. Nearly two years later, the pair went public with their relationship and, in 2016, made their red carpet debut.

Gronkowski, who officially retired from the NFL in 2022, has shared that they've discussed getting engaged, though the question has yet to be popped.

Jessie James Decker & Eric Decker

Jason Kempin/Getty Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker
Jason Kempin/Getty Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker

Jessie James Decker and former NFL athlete star Eric Decker the knot in 2013 — roughly five years before he retired from the league. After more than a decade of marriage, the two are now parents to three children — with another one on the way!

At the start of their marriage, the couple starred in their own reality series, Eric & Jessie: Game On, which was on air until 2017.

Shawn Johnson & Andrew East

<p>LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty </p> Shawn Johnson and Andrew East


Shawn Johnson and Andrew East

When Shawn Johnson and former NFL athlete Andrew East first met in-person in 2012, Johnson was training for her time on Dancing with the Stars — not long after retiring from gymnastics — and East was playing football for Vanderbilt University. The two got engaged in 2015 and tied the knot less than a year later, in Tennessee.

The pair welcomed two children — daughter Drew Hazel and son Jett James in 2019 and 2021, respectively. Johnson is currently pregnant with their third baby, the couple revealed in June 2023.

Candice Crawford Romo & Tony Romo

<p>Arturo Holmes/WireImage</p> Candice Crawford Romo and Tony Romo

Arturo Holmes/WireImage

Candice Crawford Romo and Tony Romo

Candice Crawford first met her husband, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, when she was working as an intern for the team.

Candice, who is a sports journalist and former Miss Missouri, and Tony first started dating 2009 before tying the knot in 2011. The two are now parents to three sons: Hawkins, Rivers and Jones McCoy.

Oh — and her brother? Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford.

Holly Robinson Peete & Rodney Peete

<p>Frazer Harrison/Getty Images</p> Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete

Actress Holly Robinson Peete married Rodney Peete nearly 30 years ago when the former NFL quarterback was playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The couple exchanged vows June 10, 1995, in Brentwood, California, and are now parents to twins Ryan Elizabeth Peete and Rodney Peete, Jr., and sons Robinson and Roman.

Sanya Richards-Ross & Aaron Ross

<p>Prince Williams/Wireimage</p> Sanya Richards-Ross and Aaron Ross

Prince Williams/Wireimage

Sanya Richards-Ross and Aaron Ross

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star — and former Olympic track and field champion — wed Aaron Ross in 2010 after dating for seven years. At the time, Ross was a cornerback for the New York Giants.

The two are now parents to one son and are expecting a second in December 2023, after experiencing a pregnancy loss.

Elisabeth & Tim Hasselbeck

<p>Elisabeth Hasselbeck/Instagram</p> Elisabeth and Tim Hasselbeck

Elisabeth Hasselbeck/Instagram

Elisabeth and Tim Hasselbeck

Elisabeth and Tim Hasselbeck have been married for more than 20 years. When they pair wed, Elisabeth had previously competed on season 2 of Survivor and was yet to kick off her tenure as a host on The View.

Now, she and the former NFL quarterback share three children.

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