Stars Who Date Athletes
JESSICA & ERIC
KIM & MILES
Kim Kardashian once claimed that she's "not really a sports girl," but that was before she went the distance with New Orleans Saints' Reggie Bush – all the way to the Super Bowl! Now that her summer romance with Dallas Cowboy Miles Austin is heating up, look for the reality star to switch team allegiances when football season kicks off.
MINKA & DEREK
HAYDEN & WLADIMIR
Meanwhile, fellow TV cheerleader Hayden Pannetiere has been taking her romance ringside for boyfriend of more than a year Wladimir Klitschko, a Ukrainian-born heavyweight fighter. Though at 20 the Heroes actress is 13 years younger than Klitschko, she says age is "not something that comes up in a typical conversation."
JAMIE-LYNN & MARK
When they stepped out publicly as a couple at the Tony Awards in June, the former Sopranos actress and the New York Jets quarterback looked to be a match made in New Jersey heaven. Sanchez couldn't agree more, telling an L.A. radio station of Sigler: "She's a sweetheart…a great girl."
RIHANNA & MATT
ELIZA & RICK
The former Dollhouse actress and retired NBA star Rick Fox made their romance public in May 2009, cuddling courtside at a Boston Celtics game. Dushku, a Boston native and diehard fan, has one more reason to cheer: The former Lakers b-baller began pro career in 1991 with her beloved team.
JOANNA & NICK
Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher added another Hollywood all-star to the team's roster last year when he revealed his relationship with Privileged actress Joanna Garcia. "Joanna is my lady," he proudly declared to Sports Illustrated – right before popping the question in May.
CAMERON & ALEX
Now this Yankee knows how to play the field! A-Rod, who's been linked to Madonna and Kate Hudson, is reportedly getting cozy with Cameron Diaz – though you won't catch the two kissing just yet. Since May, the twosome have covered their bases, sharing hotel rendezvous and nights at the theater to keep things low-key.
KARINA & BRAD
Since calling off her engagement to fellow Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Cherkovskiy, Smirnoff has sashayed right into the arms of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Brad Penny. The couple recently took a romantic getaway to Turks and Caicos, where they played a friendly game of catch on the beach.