The hottest sports WAGs
The wives and girlfriends of high-profile sportsmen get as much as milege as their partners.
Be it just watching their partners from the stands or a casual dinner -- whenever they step out, they are hounded by photographers.
A perfect case is Victoria Beckham, whose life took a turn after her marriage to David Beckham, and, more recently, India's tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi, who recently got engaged to Bollywood beauty Lara Dutta.
Here's a look at some of the hottest wives and girlfriends, popularly known as WAGs, of some of the world's leading sportsmen.
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Image: Neha Dhupia, Lara Dutta
Profession: Actress, model
Lara Dutta first hit the headlines when she became Miss Universe in 2000 and thereafter joined Bollywood.
Earlier this month, she got engaged to Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi, who recently ended his seven-year marriage with model Svetha Jaishankar.
Image: Lara Dutta
Sylvie van der Vaart
Profession: Model, Presenter
Sylvie van der Vaart gained prominence after she was named The Netherlands' Sexiest Female in 2003.
She married Dutch footballer Rafael van der Vaart in June 2005; their wedding, which was shown live on television, was one of the most viewed shows in the country.
Image: Sylvie van der Vaart
Profession: Model, Actress
Chitrangada Singh married golfer Jyoti Randhawa in 2001 when she was just 21 years of age.
A couple of years later, she earned rich acclaim for her role in her debut film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, in 2003, paving her way for a career in Bollywood.
Image: Chitrangada Singh
Profession: Model, Actress
British model and actress Kelly Brook has done it all. Recently she was the cynosure of all male eyes when she posed nude in the September 2010 issue of the American Playboy magazine.
She dated England rugby player Danny Cipriani for nearly two years before the couple split in June 2010.
Image: Kelly Brook
Geeta Basra made her foray into Bollwyood with Dil Diya Hai, also co-starring Emraan Hashmi, in 2006.
The British-born actress is currently linked with Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh and was seen cheering the off-spinner during the Indian Premier League earlier this year wearing the Mumbai Indians jersey.
Image: Geeta Basra
Profession: Actress, singer, television personality, model
Cheryl Cole was a member of the British pop group Girls Aloud and later became a judge on the popular British reality television show The X-Factor.
She married England and Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole in 2006; the couple divorced in May this year.
Image: Cheryl Cole
Profession: Actress, model
Former model Deepika Padukone made her acting debut in the Kannada film Aishwarya in 2006, but it was her role in the Hindi blockbluster Om Shanti Om a year later that made her popular among the masses.
She was linked to a couple of Indian cricketers, notably India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and was spotted having dinner with Yuvraj Singh in Australia.
Currently, she is reported to be having an affair with Royal Challengers Bangalore director Sidhartha Mallya, son of business tycoon Vijay Mallya.
Image: Deepika Padukone
Profession: Model, television host
Alena Seredova, who was born in the Czech Republic, started her modelling career aged 15 and five years later finished fourth at the Miss World 1998.
She currently lives with her boyfriend, Italy and Juventus football goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, with whom she has two sons.
Image: Alena Seredova
Profession: Actress, model
Neha Dhupia was a former model and winner of Femina Miss India 2002 before she made a foray into Bollywood.
Neha is dating squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya for nearly four years now.
Image: Neha Dhupia
Profession: Model, DJ
Lauren Pope is famous as a DJ and is a well-known name in the London nightclub scene.
However, Pope is also in the news for her relationship with England football player Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Image: Lauren Pope
Profession: Actress, dancer
Isha Sharvani has acted in a handful of Bollywood movies, but she is more famous for her dancing skills.
She has been reported to be in an on and off relationship with India fast bowler Zaheer Khan for a few years now.
Image: Isha Sharvani
Keeley Hazell is a famous model and Page 3 Girl. She also had a sex tape with ex-boyfriend Lloyd Miller published on the internet in 2007.
She is linked to a few British football players, including Liverpool and England midfielder Joe Cole.
Image: Keeley Hazell
American model Brooklyn Decker gained popularity after she graced the cover in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 2010.
She is a regular on the tennis courts around the world after her marriage to American tennis ace Andy Roddick last year.
Image: Brooklyn Decker
Anchal Kumar is a top Indian model and one of the most sought-after catwalk queens in the Indian fashion industry. The Chandigarh girl played the role of a model in Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion and also appeared in a song in the movie Bluffmaster.
She is reported to be dating dashing Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh and was spotted with the left-hander on a few occasions.
Image: Anchal Kumar
Daughter of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay, Minka Kelly created an identity for herself in the hit NBC series Friday Night Lights from 2006 to 2009.
She is currently dating New York Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter, since May 2008.
Image: Minka Kelly
Profession: Actress, singer
Gabrielle Union became a star when she starred with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the Hollywood blockbuster film Bad Boys Part 2 and also because of her role in CBS drama series City of Angels.
She is currently dating Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade.
Image: Gabrielle Union
Japanese lingerie model Jessica Michibata is one of the most sought after models in her home country.
Currently, she is living life in the fast lane, courtesy her romance with Formula One World champion Jenson Button.
Image: Jessica Michibata
Danielle Lloyd is a famous model in the United Kingdown, where she was crowned Miss England in 2004 and Miss Great Britain a couple of years later.
In December 2009, Lloyd announced her engagement to Tottenham Hotspur football player Jamie O'Hara, with whom she has a son, Archie O'Hara.
Image: Danielle Lloyd
American model Julie Henderson is famous for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazines.
She was having an affair with American football quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. However, recently she was spotted with media and fashion mogul Russell Simmons.
Image: Julie Henderson
Profession: Singer-Songwriter, Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham, as known as Posh, was part of the all-girl pop band Spice Girls. Posh put her singing career on the backburner, and pursued a career in fashion, designing her own denim range dVb Style.
She is married to English football star David Beckham since 1999, and though there were/are rumours of David's link-ups with many other women, their marriage remains rock-steady.
She is regularly seen at her husband's football matches with their three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
Image: Victoria Beckham
Hope Dworaczyk is a popular American model who has appeared in Playboy magazine. She also hosted and co-produced a fashion-based television show in Canada.
Hope first started dating US basketball star Jason Kidd in 2007. By early 2008 she was pregnant with his child. However, like most celebrity couples, their relationship bit the dust and in 2009 they separated.
Image: Hope Dworaczyk
This buxom babe is a Brazilian model who has appeared in numerous international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire. Adriana Lima has also walked the ramp for the likes of Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren.
According to Forbes magazine, she is consistently among the top-five highest paid models in the last four years.
Lima, who married Serbian basketball star Marko Jaric, is also into philanthrophy, helping an orphanage in Brazil.
Image: Adriana Lima
Profession: Actress, restauranteur
American actress Eva Longoria gained fame through her portrayal of the sultry Gabrielle Solis in the uber-popular TV series Desperate Housewives.
After briefly dating San Antonio Spurs' point guard Tony Parker in 2006, she got married to him a year later in Paris.
In 2008, Longoria opened a restaurant in West Hollywood, called Beso, which means "kiss" in Spanish.
Image: Eva Longoria
Profession: Model and wrestler
Carmella DeCesare is a well-known American model and a regular feature in Playboy magazine.
She was also featured in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the players' wives feature. Apart from her regular Playboy centerfold appearances, DeCesare has also dabbled in wrestling and was a contestant on the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
She is married to National Football League quarterback Jeff Garcia, with whom she has two kids.
Image: Carmella DeCesare