New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees knows how to win a Superbowl, and he knows how to pick a wife. Brees first met Brittany Dudchenko at Purdue University as sophomores. She is a dedicated wife and mother of four kids.
Dudchenko chooses to devote herself to the children and to community charities. The Brees Dream Foundation, which among other work, provides quality of life assistance to cancer patients. Established in 2003, the foundation has already made available over $25 million to charities worldwide. Dudchenko leads the foundation. She also puts her name and support behind her husband’s nutrition products brand.
Kyle Van Noy & Marissa Powell
Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy is proud of his two Super Bowl rings. But he’s also smitten with his Miss Utah beauty queen. When he met Marissa Powell, he said, “I’m just excited, finally, to meet someone that’s half of me, you know? I know I can see myself in them. That’s something I always wanted.” Van Noy admitted once he fell for Powell.
He met his sweetheart at BYU. The two Mormons married in 2014. Married life treats him well. In 2017, he had a stellar season with a career-high of 58 tackles. The following year he hit another career-topper totaling 92 tackles. Meanwhile, Powell has her own success with the TV show Ballers.
Antonio Gates & Sasha Gates
When future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates met musician and model Sasha Gates, it was love at first sight. He fell in love with her in 2007 and married her in 2011. Together they have two children.
The 8-time Pro Bowler (which gives him the NFL record) and LA Chargers veteran is also arguably the best tight end to have ever played in the NFL. In 2015, he caught an astonishing 100 touchdown passes. In January 2020, Gates retired with 16 years as a San Diego and LA Charger. Wife Sasha, for her part, starred on E!’s WAGS LA (Wives and Girlfriends of professional athletes). Now she is a full-time mother and wife with a music career on the side.
Tony Gonzalez & October Gonzalez
Tony Gonzalez is widely believed to be the best tight end the NFL has ever seen. He’s got a net worth of $20 million to prove it. But it was when he met October that he really scored. With his NFL career behind him, October and family are most important. Gonzalez said, “With three kids, we made a vow to keep each other first. "If we take care of each other emotionally, we can take better care of our kids emotionally.” Aww!
Alongside her pro football hubby, October is no stranger to celebrity. She is a reality TV star and has hosted ET and Rachel Ray. Her latest gig is playing a DJ on Beat Shazam, a Fox network program produced by Jamie Foxx. It’s brought her tons of celeb attention; Tony simply dotes.
Rob Gronkowski & Camille Kostek
It’s not easy to stay in the spotlight next to Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model and former Patriots cheerleader Camille Kostek. But Rob Gronkowski has stood his ground. He’s had an outstanding run with the Patriots. Gronkowski’s a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl champ. He led in touchdowns in 2011 and is a four-time First-team All-Pro. Whew!
The two have been dating since 2015 after she resigned from the Patriots cheerleading squad; as per league rules—dating is forbidden. She said, “Once I resigned is when we finally met.” But she did admit to knowing Rob before she quit. It was around the time she got the swimsuit cover when they began dating.