15 Athletes Who Suck At Marriage
An athletes life is very complex. There aren’t too many people that can keep up with the type of lifestyles they lead. That’s why it is hard for professional athletes to stay in committed relationships. Some athletes know this and are fine with living the single life. Others have learned to balance their careers and family life pretty well. There are a few who just suck at marriage. For these athletes, divorce proceedings happen multiple times, but they still give love a try. Here are some athletes who could not make the cut when it came to making their former wives happy.
Greg Norman Greg Norman was once a premiere golfer. He does very well for himself being mostly out of the golf spotlight these days. Norman who is an entrepreneur now runs Great White Shark Enterprises. His divorce to Laura Andrassy in 2006 cost him a cool $ 105 million settlement. He then married tennis player Chris Evert, and divorced her less than two years later.
Russell Wilson Russell Wilson was married to Ashton Meem Wilson in 2012 the same year he joined the NFL, and six years after they started dating while in high school. Ashton went to three different colleges to be with Russell and to support him. Only two years after they were married the two called it quits. It doesn’t seem to be any reconciliation in the future as Russell has moved on to dating singer Ciara.
Tiger Woods Tiger Woods was never thought by most to be the type of man to cheat on his wife. Woods shocked a lot of people when it was revealed that he had been cheating on his wife. Explicit text messages from porn stars were publicized by The National Enquirer, destroyed his marriage with Elin Nordegren. Multiple women came forward and revealed that they had affairs with the professional golfer. Needless to say they are no longer together and Tiger had to part ways with a nice amount of money too.
Tony Parker Famous international basketball player is known for being one of the best scoring players in the NBA. He’s not that good at being a husband though. Parker has four NBA championships under his belt, and one divorce. He married actress Eva Longoria in July 2007. Their entire relationship was very much in the public eye. The divorce was as well and was finalized on January 28, 2011. The two did not have children, but Longoria initially sought spousal support from the courts.
“Stone Cold ” Steve Austin “Stone Cold” Steve Austin became a pop culture icon as one of the most popular character on WWE. He was married three times. His third wife, former WWE Diva Debra Marshall, was found hysterical by police and covered in bruises at the couples residence back in summer of 2002. Austin was charged with domestic abuse, which Marshall blamed on “roid rage”. Stone Cold pled no contest to the charges, was slapped on the wrist with probation, and filed for divorce a month after the incident.
Jose Canseco Many people are not fans of Jose Canseco. His two ex-wives are included on that list. Jose Conseco was married to his first wife Esther for only three years.He met his second wife, Jessica, while she was a waitress at Hooters in Cleveland, OH. They married and divorced in less than three years time. Jose Conseco was known for roid rage during his career and both women cited domestic abuse as reasoning for the respective divorces.
Alex Rodriguez A-Rod married a psychology graduate Cynthia Scurtis in 2002. It seems he wasn’t ready for that commitment because he couldn’t keep it in his pants. There were multiple reports from the tabloids and newspapers that reported him cheating on his ex-wife with anyone from strippers to hairdressers to pop icon Madonna. Six years after they their marriage, Cynthia filed for divorce in July of 2008.
Ric Flair Another former WWE superstar, Ric Flair had a few troubles dealing with matrimony. Ric Flair is currently 65-years old. He married his first wife in 1971 and fathered two children with her. That was the first out of the four wives Flair had over roughly, 40 years of life. He is still not giving up on love. Ric Flair is currently in a relationship with a women who he met on the reality television shoe, Celebrity Wife Swap.
Joe Dimaggio Joe Dimaggio is a legendary baseball player, that is a well known fact. His 56 game hit streak will likely never be broken. However, Joltin’ Joe’s streak of keeping the vows made to his wife didn’t last as long as the hit streak. He married actress Dorothy Arnold in 1939, had a kid and divorced her by 1944. After that marriage was over Joe met another actress by the name of Marilyn Monroe. They eloped and in 1954. It only took 274 days after their union for Marilyn to file for a divorce. He never married again.
Kris Benson Kris Benson is a former pitcher in the major baseball league. His first two years in the league were great, the following seasons were sub-par like his marriage. First off, he married a stripper named Anna. He had three children with Anna, who was never shy with the media about their intimate details. In 2006, Anna filed for divorce after seven years of marriage, citing an “irretrievably broken” marriage. She later withdrew the petition. In 2012, Kris served her with divorce papers.
John Daly John Daly earned the name “Long John” for his impeccable skills on the golf course. Daly was also known as a renowned philanderer, alcohol abuser and drug user. His first marriage ended after he allegedly threw, his then wife Bettye Fulford into a wall. During his second marriage to Sherrie Miller, he was supposedly attacked by her with a steak knife. She ended up serving time. That is a sure way to break up with someone.
Lance Armstrong Once the hero of the cycling word. Lance Armstrong fell from grace when it was revealed that he used to take performance enhancement drugs. Outside of being a cheat who betrayed the hearts and faiths of millions, he married Kristin Richard in 1998. After fathering three children with her, they divorced in 2003. In the same year Lance began dating singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. Lance proposed, Sheryl said yes and their engagement was announced in 2005. Two years later Lance was divorced again and on to dating Tory Burch.
Michael Jordan Michael Jordan was married to Juanita Vanoy from 1989 to 2006. Only people in their inner circle probably know exactly how much of those 17 years together were legitimate. It is rumored Juanita put up with Jordan’s ways because of the lifestyle it afforded her. In the end, she gained form the divorce as well. At the time, she reportedly received a record breaking settlement of $168 million, beating out Steven Spielberg and Paul McCartney’s exes.
Ashley Cole In 2010, soccer player Ashley Cole was voted the “Most Hated Man in Britain” in a poll by 3,000 UK women. If 3,000 women who didn’t know him, hate him, than his ex-wife must have despised him. Cole married singer Cheryl Tweedy in 2006. After not five, not six, but seven allegations of adultery, Tweedy divorced Cole in 2010. He published an autobiography that made him look more like a douche. Way to go Ashley Cole.
Mike Tyson Mike Tyson has done a pretty good job of rebuilding his public image. In his younger years, Mike Tyson was known to be mean, and not much of a likable person. He has been married three times, and fathered six surviving children by several women. The most famous marriage was to actress Robin Givens in 1988. After a miscarriage and reports of spousal abuse, the two divorced a year later. Givens claimed around $10 million in settlement funds.