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.
Drew Brees & Brittany Dudchenko
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.
Jared Goff & Christen Harper
As the first pick at the 2016 NFL Draft, Jared Goff has been turning heads quarterbacking for the Rams. With a trip to the Super Bowl under his belt, for the long-struggling team who hadn’t seen one since 2001, he has a great career ahead of him.
But recently, the two-time Pro Bowler’s new girlfriend has been turning just as many heads. Model and actress Christen Harper and Goff went Instagram official when Goff posted photos of the couple together at the ESPY awards. The California girl appeared in movies Auggie and The Obituary of Tunde Johnson before making an appearance in the quarterback’s life.