Sports and entertainment romance: Successful and failed relationships

Updated: Mar 06, 2020, 11:23 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Vivian Richards, Neena Gupta

    Vivian Richards and Neena Gupta: Sir Viv Richards was already married when he had a relationship with Neena Gupta in the 1980s. Their relationship was brief and unconventional. Viv Richards and Neena Gupta have a daughter, Masaba Gupta, who is now a well-known fashion designer. In July 2008, Neena Gupta got married to a chartered accountant from Delhi named Vivek Mehra

  • Azharuddin, Sangeeta Bijlani

    Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani: Former Indian cricketer and captain Mohammad Azharuddin married Bollywood actress Sangeeta Bijlani in November 1996 and had a grand reception which involved personalities from the Bollywood and cricket fraternity. Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani got divorced after 14 years in 2010

  • Mahesh Bhupathi, Lara Dutta

    Mahesh Bhupathi and Lara Dutta: Former tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi and Bollywood actress Lara Dutta began dating in 2010 and eventually were married in February 2011, first in a civil ceremony, followed by a Christian ceremony. In August 2011, Lara Dutta confirmed being pregnant with their child. Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi became proud parents to their daughter Saira in February 2012. While Mahesh Bhupathi was earlier married to model Shvetha Jaishankar for 7 years, Lara Dutta was previously dating model-actor Kelly Dorji

  • Harbhajan Singh, Geeta Basra

    Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra: The Indian spinner and the Bollywood actress reportedly dated for a few years, though they never admitted to the relationship. Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra surprised all when they got engaged in May 2015 and then married in October 2015. Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra have a baby girl named Hinaya Heer Plaha

  • Yuvraj Singh, Kim Sharma

    Yuvraj Singh and Kim Sharma: One of the most talked-about couples at a point in time, they split due to differences and went on to date other people respectively. Kim Sharma later got married to Kenyan businessman Ali Punjani but the couple apparently separated in 2017.

  • Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech

    Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech: Yuvraj Singh began dating Bollywood actress Hazel Keech in early 2015. Yuvraj and Hazel decided they want to spend their lives together and soon got engaged in November 2015. The couple got married a year later, in November 2016

  • Zaheer Khan, Isha Sharvani

    Zaheer Khan and Isha Sharvani: The former cricketer-actress duo had an eight-year on and off romance. In the end, the fact that the two could not take out time for each other took a toll on their relationship.

  • Zaheer Khan, Sagarika Ghatge

    Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge: Zaheer and Sagarika first met during his buddy Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech's wedding and sparks began to fly. Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge's relation was official when they announced their engagement in April 2017. Zaheer and Sagarika wasted no time and tied the knot in November 2017.

  • Shane Warne, Elizabeth Hurley

    Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley: Former Australian spinner Warne has had numerous flings over the years, and his affair with English model-actress Liz Hurley was an on-off thing. They split, only to come back together again. After being engaged in 2011, Shane Warne and Liz Hurley called it off again in December 2013. They got back in no time only to officially end their relationship in February 2014. Liz and Warne still remain friends.

  • Leander Paes, Mahima Chaudhry

    Leander Paes and Mahima Chaudhry: 'Pardes' actress Mahima Chaudhry dated tennis star Leander Paes but the couple apparently split up later in 2005 due to his alleged affair with Rhea Pillai. Mahima Chaudhry went on to marry businessman Bobby Mukherjee in 2006 but the couple got divorced in 2013. Leander Paes and Rhea Pillai had a live-in relationship but called it quits later. The couple have a daughter Aiyana

  • Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Sharmila Tagore

    Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore: Former Indian cricketer and captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Bollywood legendary actress Sharmila Tagore got married in 1969. Mansoor Pataudi passed away in 2011. The couple has two kids who are Bollywood stars - Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan. While Saif is married to Kareena Kapoor Khan, Soha Ali Khan married Kunal Kemmu

  • Anna Kournikova, Enrique Iglesias

    Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias: Former Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova began dating Pop star Enrique Iglesias in 2001 during the music video for his song Escape. The couple dated for eight years but later separated. Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias got back together again after a few years. In December 2017, the couple welcomed twins Lucy and Nicholas into the world

  • Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian

    Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian: Socialite Kim Kardashian got married Kris Humphries in August 2011 and the couple were divorced in 72 days. Kim Kardashian then went on to date Grammy award-winning rapper Kanye West in 2012 and in 2014, the couple got married. The couple has 4 children together

  • Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Scherzinger

    Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger: Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton and former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger began dating from 2007 to 2010. They were in an on-off relationship since then but finally ended it in 2015. Nicole then began dating tennis player Grigor Dimitrov in 2016

  • Shakira, Gerard Pique

    Shakira and Gerard Pique: Colombian songstress Shakira and Spain footballer Gerard Pique began dating in 2011 during the making of the FIFA World Cup 2010 video Waka Waka. Although the couple shares the same birthday, Shakira is older to Pique by 10 years. The couple have two kids - Milan and Sasha

  • Chitrangada Singh, Jyoti Randhawa

    Chitrangada Singh and Jyoti Randhawa: Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh married golfer Jyoti Randhawa in 2001 but the couple got divorced in 2014 after 13 years of marriage. They have a child named Zorawar together.

  • David Beckham, Victoria Beckham

    David Beckham and Victoria Beckham: Former England footballer and Manchester United, Real Madrid star David Beckham began dating former Spice Girl Victoria in 1997 and the two got married in July 1999. The couple have four children together

  • Pete Sampras, Bridgette Wilson

    Pete Sampras and Bridgette Wilson: Tennis legend Pete Sampras and Hollywood actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras got married in 2000. She has appeared in various films such as Last Action Hero, Mortal Kombat, I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Wedding Planner. Pete Sampras has won a total of 14 Grand Slam titles. The couple have two sons together

  • Ashley Cole, Cheryl Tweedy

    Ashley Cole and Cheryl Tweedy: Former Chelsea and England footballer Ashley Cole began dating singer Cheryl Cole in 2004 and were married two years later. They separated in 2010. She married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in 2014 but later separated. Cheryl then dated singer Liam Payne in 2016 and has a son with him in 2017. They ended their relationship in 2018

  • Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian

    Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian: Socialite Khloe Kardashian married to LA Lakers player Lamar Odom in 2009 after dating for 1 month. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom had a spin-off show of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, called Khloe and Lamar, but it died down after 2 seasons. Both parted ways in July 2015, but an official divorce was not done. In October 2015, Lamar Odom was hospitalized after a drug overdose and was in a comatose state. Khloe Kardashian stood by him until his recovery. She then divorced him in December 2016. Khloe then dated Tristan Thompson but the couple split up

  • Carmen Electra, Dennis Rodman

    Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman: Model and actress Carmen Electra married basketball star Dennis Rodman in 1998 but the couple divorced just 5 months later.

  • Mike Tyson, Robin Givens

    Mike Tyson and Robin Givens: Boxing legend and former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and Hollywood actress Robin Givens were married in 1988 for over a year until it ended. Robin Givens states her marriage as 'hell' as well as had a restraining order on Mike Tyson

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About The Gallery

Many personalities from the sports and entertainment industry have entered relationships over the years. While some love stories managed to stand the test of time, others went sour and ended. Sir Viv Richards, who turns a year older today, dated Bollywood actress Neena Gupta and they have daughter Masaba together. On his birthday, we look at numerous other relationships, marriages and affairs between sports and entertainment stars