They grew up in New Jersey, with a field of grass separating between their family homes. He would watch Carli play soccer as a girl, not realizing he has already fallen for her.
Modern technology is what helps these two keep in touch when there are world cups to consider, and we ask out selves, how would this have worked back in 1970?
Strong Strong Love
Ja Rule had a very difficult upbringing, and he had said that he is reliving his childhood through his kids. He also stated that family values are always a top priority for him.
Now how many of you met your sweetheart in 8th great and stayed together to tell us all about it?
Carli Lloyd and Brian Hollins
We don't have so many sportswomen on this list, so it is an honor to include Carli Lloyd and her long-lasting high school sweetheart Brian Hollins. They have been together for more than two decades and believe that nothing will ever come between them.
Carli Lloyd plays on the national soccer team and Brian is one of the best golfers in the land. Two athletes can only aim at the top, and that includes their love life.
Jelena and Novak Djokovic
Jelena and Novak Djokovic have known each other ever since they were in high school. He met Jelena and for him, it was love at first sight. For her? Not so much. But cupid was diligent and she realized what was going on in her heart eventually.
Novak would eventually become a world-renowned Serbian tennis player. He never dreamed he would marry his childhood friend.
The Love Story of a Tenis Player
The two started dating in 2005 and got engaged eight years after. A few months after the engagement, Novak married Jelena while she was pregnant with their first child. The long-distance relationship did not suit the two, so Jelena started to accompany Novak on his tennis tournaments.
In 2015, she gave birth to a baby boy named Stefan followed by a baby girl named Tara in September of 2017. Today, they are continuously building their family and appear to be very happy with the company of each other.