Athlete-celebrity power couples, ranked from least to most insufferable
The Good, the Bad and the Log Off, Please
There are good couples and there are couples who post 20 engagement photos to Facebook taken by three photographers at different angles.
The following is an examination of both species and it's just in time for Thanksgiving, where you'll deal with both in heavy measure.
These are your updated power rankings of athlete-celebrity couples, ranked from least to most insufferable.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union
One of the few superstar couples I find myself consistently rooting for. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are the couple that call each other out and keep each other in check without making every conversation about their new duvet.
Insufferability Level: Extra feather poking out of your favorite pillow.
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Carmelo and LaLa Anthony
Another strong, long-lasting power couple with a strong ego-checking game. If Carmelo is aggressively stunting in his bathrobe at the corner store, LaLa is putting it on Snapchat.
Insufferability Level: The light existential dread you feel on (ohhhh) Sunday night.
Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko
Pretty adorable. Still sort of together? There’s not enough information out there to be that annoyed by former Ukrainian heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko and actress Hayden Panettiere—unless you’re annoyed by their general “This relationship was created via random celebrity generator” vibe.
Insufferability Level: People who order the Elvis Presley sandwich.
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David and Victoria Beckham
Hate-Hard University used to have an entire curriculum on shading David Beckham and Posh Spice, but we’ve all grown, and there’s no longer an ingrained, “these two beautiful people shouldn’t be so beautiful together” sentiment surrounding their relationship. We’re good here.
Insufferability Level: Kid you hated in high school but don’t anymore after seeing them in person.
Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss
Just a strange romance built on mutual interest and determination—and likely tested by one party’s apparent over it-ness toward the game of basketball.
Also, Uncle Denzel Washedington is in the foreground of this picture, so enjoy that.
Insufferability Level: Friend who calls just to talk.
Probably enabled each other there for a little while, and definitely an Instagram thirst match made in heaven. Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky haven’t done anything to earn your scorn besides being really ridiculously good looking people in public, though.
Insufferability Level: Dude in the Mercedes who acts like the laws of the road don’t apply to this parking garage.
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A.J. McCarron and Katherine Webb
Seem like good people, but could use a Frozen-level lesson on #LettingItGo on social media.