With the World Cup right around the corner, all eyes are on the stars that will be showcasing their talents on Brazilian fields.
Like most stars, they never travel alone. So it’s time to take a look at the WAGS (wives and girlfriends) in the stars lives, and for some, the little bundles of joy that will be at the World Cup Brazil 2014 rooting for them.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Forward for Portugal, started dating Irina Shayk in 2010. The Russian model has been a Sports Illustrated model since 2007 and made the cover in 2011. She is making her debut as an actress in the upcoming movie Hercules. They recently made the cover of Vogue in Spain, posing nude for the cover shot by photographer Mario Testino. He has a 3 year-old boy, Cristiano Ronaldo Junior (born June 17, 2010), but the mother’s identity is not known.
Spanish center-back Gerard Pique has been one of the most envied man since Spring 2010 when he started dating Colombian superstar Shakira. After shooting the video for the World Cup 2010’s “waka waka”anthem, the two couldn’t deny their chemistry. Their baby boy, Milan Pique Mebarak, was born on January 22, 2013. The two have have gone through their ups and downs, but their overly public display of affection during the Billboard Music Awards made it clear they are as strong as ever.
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28-year-old Sergio Ramos is a central defender for Spain’s national team. Ramos and TV presenter girlfriend, Pilar Rubio, only made their relationship official earlier this year. They showed up together to this year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala on January 13, 2014, letting everyone know that the rumored relationship was true. They have been together since September 2012 and have a boy, Sergio Ramos Rubio, born on May 6, 2014.
Argentina’s star forward Lionel Messi has been in a relationship long before he left his native Rosario, Argentina with Antonella Roccuzzo. They split for some time after he left Rosario to live in Spain, but after her 17th birthday they reunited. They have a 2 year-old boy, Thiago, born in 2012.
Iker Casillas is the goalkeeper for Spain’s national team. The 33 year-old also plays for the Real Madrid and captains both teams. During the 2010 World Cup, it was rumored that he was dating Spanish TV presenter and sports journalist Sara Carbonero. Rumors were put to rest after the cup’s awards ceremony where Spain was crowned champion, and an emotional Casillas couldn’t help himself and kissed Carbonero. She gave birth to their baby boy, Martin Casillas Carbonero, on January 3rd, 2014.
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Jaydy Michel Brixon
Michoacan native, Rafael (Rafa) Marquez, will be playing defense for the Mexican national team in Brazil. The 35-year-old married fashion model Jaydy Michel Brixon, currently 40, on January 4, 2011. She was previously married to Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz, who is also the father of daughter Manuela Sanchez Michel. She is currently the host of Mexico’s Next Top Model.
As the cup draws closer keep your eyes on the footballers, and on their super star girlfriends and/or wives, and their little ones, as they cheer them on.