While Sydney Hightower didn’t go the distance in season 24 of “The Bachelor,” it didn’t take too long for her to win the heart of San Francisco 49ers star Fred Warner. The linebacker fell head over heels for Hightower and soon proposed to her. He got down on one knee and even gave her a red rose!
In the caption of the post, Warner wrote, “When you know, you know.” We had no idea that NFL players could be so romantic! Just a year later, in 2022, the couple tied the knot and have been enjoying the honeymoon period ever since.
George Kittle & Claire Kittle
San Francisco 49ers' George Kittle isn't the only half in his relationship who knows his way around a ball. The tight end met his wife Claire back in college. And it was just a matter of time before he became enamored by both her charm and her basketball skills.
Why do we say this? Because she played for the University of Iowa's women's team back in 2012. It was just a matter of time before the college sweethearts took their love to the next level. As Kittle's fame rose, so did their love, and the couple finally exchanged vows in 2019.
Travis Kelce & Taylor Swift
We think we know who's the bigger name in this relationship. While Travis Kelce certainly sells a lot of jerseys, it was his girlfriend Taylor Swift who helped NFL viewership skyrocket. The iconic pop star started to attend many of the tight end's games for the Kansas City Chiefs, which both the NFL and NBC capitalize on through their social media channels.
In fact, a Chiefs-Jets game that Swift was at became the most-watched Sunday-night show since Super Bowl LVII, raking in 27 million viewers! And it goes both ways. Kelce absolutely loved going to some of Swift's tours during her Eras Tour and was desperate to meet her backstage. The sky is the limit for this power couple.
Jake Funk & Hannah Ann Sluss
Another contestant from "The Bachelor" who shacked up with an NFL star is Hannah Ann Sluss. But she had to kiss a few frogs before meeting her prince - most notably, the action titular bachelor, Peter Weber! That's right, despite winning season 24 of the show, it was later revealed that Weber and Sluss had called off their engagement.
Despite this, Sluss soon moved on and found the love of her life - Jake Funk. The Baltimore Ravens running back has also had his fair share of setbacks. After winning the Super Bowl with the LA Rams, Funk was cut from the team and has since played for the Indianapolis Colts and the aforementioned Ravens. But it seems like his personal life is more stable, having got engaged to Sluss in 2023.
Joe Burrow & Olivia Holzmacher
Here's a great example of a couple who have stayed loyal throughout their rise to fame and fortune. Quarterback Joe Burrow started dating Olivia Holzmacher when they were both at Ohio State University. Even after transferring to Louisana State and eventually signing with the Cincinnati Bengals, the two kept the love going up until the present day.
As for Holzmacher, she works as an analyst and senior process specialist at Kroger. So we know for sure who brings the brain and who brings the brawn in this relationship. And Olivia's very proud of her man, regularly posting photos of the two of them on her Instagram.