It should be to no surprise to anyone that professional athletes and porn stars would hook up. And although their occupations are polar opposites, they actually have a lot more in common then one would assume. Both of these performers are for the most part in great physical shape, mildly attractive and also have similar fan bases: male dudes.
And even though many of these pro athletes may go on to date these adult actors, it is still undoubtedly taboo. No one wants to be linked to a girl who has starred in a film called Bruthas Who Love Muthas 1, it’s just not a good look. So while athletes may try to cover it up, they still want to have their fun.
Here are the athletes who have dated porn stars.
10. Jennifer Capriati and Dale DaBone
Capriati dated male porn star Dale DaBone (that may not be his Christian name) from 2003-2009. However, even after they had broken up, the relationship was still plaguing her. In June 2010, an ambulance was called to her condo after Capriati overdosed on prescription drugs. According to DaBone she overdosed in response to the news that he had gone back into adult movies. I promise the entries get more lighted-hearted from here, save for the occasional occurrences of abuse, both substance and domestic.
9. Barry Bonds and Devon Shire
This one was pretty under-the radar. It turns out that Ms. Pearce became five months pregnant, claiming that Bonds knocked her up during a three-day fling during the summer of 1994. He denied it, but he and his wife separated later the next May. Turns out Bonds was cheating a long time before we thought he was. Her attorney later claimed that she knew she was ovulating, suggesting that their tryst may not have just been about love. Sad, isn’t it?
8. Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian
He dated Kim after she got down with noted songsmith Ray J, but before their leaked sex tape came out. In case you’re wondering if this qualifies Kim K as a “porn star,” it does. She was unknown, or close to it, before the tape surfaced, she sold a video of herself having sex for financial gain, and she has no other discernible talents. If she’s anything at all (which I’m not willing to concede), she’s a porn star. The sometimes-Heisman-winning running back dated the starlet for three years, though it devolved to an on-and-off relationship towards the end. It was rumored by E! (who I actually trust to report crap like this) that he was bothered by her rising fame. I’m sure that Ray J sex tape was no walk in the park either, especially when opposing fans would chant his name during games. At what price love? Not at that price, for damn sure.
7. Chuck Lidell and Jayden James
Chuck and Jayden had been spotted together at events like parties after UFC 66, but rumors of a relationship really took off when photos like the one above surfaced of them together in Cabo San Lucas for New Years 2009. James denied the rumors in her blog and months later Liddell did the same saying that there was nothing serious between them and James used him for publicity. And he used her for pu…OK, we’ll keep it classy.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo and Kim Kardashian
Only in the world of athletes and whatever the hell Kim Kardashian is would two people meet in Spain for dinner for a first date. But that’s what famed footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and Kim K did in April of 2010, just one month after her split with Reggie was made official. It might seem like Ronaldo was slumming it with Kim, when his life is built on an actual career. However, here is an incomplete list of the women the soccer player had been attached to in the six years before Kim: Jordan Jardel, Karina Ferro, Daniele Aguiar, Isabel Figueir, Diana Chaves, Nuria Bermudez, Soraia Chaves, Merche Romero, Luciana Abreu, Gemma Atkinson, Bipasha Basu, Karina Bacchi, Carolina Patrocinio, Lucia Garcia, Maria Sharapova, Niki Ghazian, Tyese Cunningham, Nereida Gallardo, Mia Judaken, Imogen Thomas, Letizia Filippi, Alyona Haynes, Olivia Saunders, Gabriela Endringer, Launa Belletti, Paris Hilton, and Rafaella Fico. Well, in light of that (especially the penultimate entry), I would say that they probably deserve each other. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be, and the relationship ended as quickly as it began. They probably both thought they could do better.
5. Tiger Woods and Joslyn James
In his parade of Olive Garden hostesses, zookeepers, and foreign dignitaries, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Woods dated a porn star. If you don’t think that what they did constitutes “dating,” bear in mind that she has 122 text messages from him. Not only is that “dating,” but possibly common-law marriage. He had threesomes with her, asked her about golden showers, and set up clandestine meetings with her in hotel rooms. The perfect crime. Almost. Their meetings were kept secret between July and October of 2009, until the lid came off once Elin clocked him in the head with a golf club (irony!). Because I care about my readers, I’ll also share this with you: He asked her to beg him for sex and conveyed a desire to bite her during sex. Is there a Tiger in you? Do you want one?
4. Dwight Howard and Mary Carey
First of all he got an NBA dance squad member pregnant. Then, he allegedly pursued porn star Marey Carey for months. According to Carey, Dwight’s thirst culminated with him showing up to her then-boyfriend’s home (Chris Kirkpatrick of ‘N Sync) and allegedly whipping his member out while in the bathroom with her. Now, while that may seem like appropriate behavior while being in a bathroom with a porn star, Carey says she was actually telling him to leave and that things couldn’t work out between them. Carey also dated baseball player Melky Cabrera. The girl just loves big sticks and balls. Ayo!
3. Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson
In the realm of porn star “dating” this is one of the more wholesome stories out there. Ortiz met Jenna Jameson on MySpace (welcome to the 21st century, bitches!) in 2006, and they started dating almost immediately. A few months later, they were monogamous and “in love.” In 2009, Jameson gave birth to twin boys, however, the bliss of being new parents would be short-lived. In 2010, Ortiz was arrested in their home for battery, though he contended that Jameson was addicted to OxyContin and behaving erratically. However, both parties recanted their stories and now they live happily ever after, and I’m absolutely sure that there will never, ever, ever be another moment of discord between the drug-addled former porn queen and the guy that was paid to beat the holy hell out of people.
2. Hines Ward and Lisa Ann
Now, this photo was only taken at a Christmas party. Pretty innocent, huh? Nope! It was the Adult DVD Empire Company Christmas party! Why was Hines there? We have no clue, but the wideout is divorced so he was free to be out on the prowl. Whether messing up opponents on the gridiron or getting saucy at porn parties, dude always has that same ‘ol Kool-Aid smile. We ain’t mad at ya, Hines.
1. Rob Gronkowski and Bibi Jones
So, some athletes take advantage of their stardom to hook up with porn stars? Big deal. But not many go post twitpics of their trysts with starlets. Even more ridiculous is how Bibi claims nothing really went down with Rob Gronkowski, and that the tight end did it in an effort to pick up more Twitter followers. SMH. We don’t believe you, you need more people—or followers.
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