Portrait of MVP Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs with his wife Amy on May 4, 2003 in San Antonio, Texas.
Before the fall
Though Vanessa and Kobe Bryant recently reversed their decision to divorce, not all marriages are winners. Here are some athlete unions that didn't make it.
Tim Duncan and Amy Duncan
Husband: Tim Duncan, basketball Wife: Amy Duncan Length of marriage: 12 years; divorce is pending Reason for pending divorce: Not entirely clear, but reports are that it may be messy, as Duncan asked the courts to honor a prenuptial agreement.
Deion Sanders and Pilar Biggers-Sanders
Husband: Deion Sanders, football and baseball Wife: Pilar Biggers-Sanders, model/reality TV star Bing: Length of marriage? Reasons for divorce: Via Facebook, Deion Sanders announced, "Pilar and I have decided to end our marriage and move on to the next phase of our individual lives with mutual respect. We are friends, and our top priority has and will continue to be the well-being of our children." Bing: Find his official Facebook page. Find: See photos from their wedding. Search: Remember the couple's family reality show? Settlement: Not known.
Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian
Husband: Kris Humphries, basketball Wife: Kim Kardashian, reality TV star/red carpet magnet Bing: How long were they married? Reasons for divorce: Things didn't go "as expected" after the couple married in 2011. The couple was allegedly paid $10 million to have their nuptials made into a reality-television special. Bing: Browse photos from their lavish wedding. Find: How many carats was her massive engagement ring? | See photos.
Tony Parker and Eva Longoria
Husband: Tony Parker, basketball Wife: Eva Longoria, actress, 'Desperate Housewives' Bing: How long were they married? Reasons for divorce: Irreconcilable differences, though there were rumors that the basketball star cheated on his actress wife. Her current flame: Who is she currently dating? (Hint: He's the brother of her friend, who is also an actress. Who?) Bing: See photos of the exes in happier times, at what was then hailed the "Wedding of the Year." Settlement: Not known.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren Woods
Husband: Tiger Woods, golfer Wife: Elin Nordegren Length of marriage: Six years Reasons for divorce: Tiger's Thanksgiving 2009 car accident outside his home led to revelations of affairs with multiple women, including at least one porn actress.
Shaquille O'Neal and Shaunie O'Neal
Husband: Shaquille O'Neal, basketball Wife: Shaunie O'Neal, reality TV star Bing: How long did the marriage last? Reasons for divorce: Shaq's 2007 filing referenced his unease about Shaunie's handling of the household finances. Hers, in 2009, cited irreconcilable differences and Shaq being a hard dog to keep on the porch. Bing: Shaq is rumored to be married again. To whom? | See photos of the couple. Find: See a photo of O'Neal and Shaunie's wedding.
David Justice and Halle Berry
Husband: David Justice, baseball Wife: Halle Berry, actress/model Bing: How long was the marriage? Reasons for divorce: "We were pretty much bi-coastal and didn't get a chance to spend a lot of time together," Justice said after the divorce from his actress wife. Bing: To which sexy actor did Berry recently announce she's engaged? Find: Browse photos of Berry's fiancé playing with her daughter (from a previous relationship).
Alex Rodriguez and Cynthia Scurtis
Husband: Alex Rodriguez Wife: Cynthia Scurtis Bing: How long did the marriage last? Reasons for divorce: Toxic narcissism, chronic immaturity and "emotional abandonment" by the husband, his wife alleged. She apparently said the last straw was his affair "of the heart" with a pop icon (who?). Bing: His current girlfriend is a wrestler/model. Who is she? | See photos.
Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra
Husband: Dennis Rodman, basketball Wife: Carmen Electra, Playboy Playmate-turned-actress Bing: How long was the marriage? Reasons for divorce: Rodman's agent suspected alcohol had fueled the quick Las Vegas nuptials, which Rodman and his bride denied. Nine days later, however, he filed for an annulment of the marriage. A court eventually granted his wish in April 1999. Bing: What is Electra's given name? Find: Which rocker did she marry (and later divorce)?
Mike Tyson and Robin Givens
Husband: Mike Tyson, boxer-turned-actor Wife: Robin Givens, actress Bing: How long did they last? Reasons for divorce: Givens reported that she divorced the boxer due to "violence and physical abuse." Bing: How much money did Givens receive in the divorce settlement?
Andre Agassi and Brooke Shields
Husband: Andre Agassi, tennis Wife: Brooke Shields, actress Bing: How long did the marriage last? Reasons for divorce: Andre Agassi was a troubled athlete. Brooke Shields wanted someone to help her navigate showbiz. Both quickly realized they had made the wrong choice, and the two divorced in 1999. Bing: Did you know Agassi's famous rocker hair was, ahem, a wig? See photos.
Rick Fox and Vanessa Williams
Husband: Rick Fox, basketball Wife: Vanessa Williams, actress/singer Bing: How long did the marriage last? Reasons for divorce: Living on opposite coasts for most of the marriage led to the breakdown of the union between the basketball star and his actress wife, according to People magazine. Bing: Which actress is Fox's current longtime love? | Browse photos of the couple. Find: See Fox and Williams at their wedding.
Frank and Jamie McCourt
Husband: Frank McCourt, baseball team owner Wife: Jamie McCourt Bing: How long did the marriage last? Reasons for divorce: In 2009, the McCourts separated, and Frank fired Jamie from her position as CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers, citing insubordination as well as an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate - reportedly her bodyguard. The Dodgers later filed for bankruptcy, and on Nov. 1, 2011, Frank McCourt agreed to sell the team. Bing: How much money did she receive in the divorce settlement?
Greg Norman and Laura Andrassy
Husband: Greg Norman, golf Wife: Laura Andrassy Bing: This one lasted much longer. How many years were they married? Reasons for divorce: Norman's semi- public philandering had been tolerated, but his decision to take up with close family friend Chris Evert wasn't and the two divorced in 2006.
Greg Norman and Chris Evert
Husband: Greg Norman, golf Wife: Chris Evert, tennis Bing: How long did the marriage last? Reasons for divorce: The problem was five kids, two addresses and the unwillingness of either the golfer or tennis star to relocate to be closer to the other. No money was exchanged in the settlement. Bing: Norman married wife No. 3 in 2010. See photos of the couple.
Jeff Gordon and Brooke Sealey
Husband: Jeff Gordon, NASCAR driver Wife: Brooke Sealey Bing: How long did the marriage last? Reasons for divorce: The marriage was irretrievably broken as a result of the husband's misconduct, according to his wife. Bing: See photos of Gordon's current wife. (Hint: She's a former model and actress).
Husband: John Daly, golf Wives: He has four exes: Dale Crafton, Bettye Fulford, Paulette Dean and Sherrie Miller (pictured) How long was each marriage? Crafton (two years), Fulford (three years), Dean (three and a half years) and Miller (nine years) Reasons for divorce: It probably depends on which of Daly's four ex-wives you ask, but the responses would likely include drinking, smoking, gambling, fighting and lying. Bing: In 2010, Miller released her memoir, "Teed Off: My Live as a Player's Wife on the PGA Tour." Find it. Find: After Dean's divorce from Daly, she was rumored to have had an affair with a married MLB star. Who?
Jason Kidd and Joumana Kidd
Husband: Jason Kidd, basketball Wife: Joumana Kidd Bing: How long was the marriage? Reasons for divorce: Jourmana Kidd alleged "numerous liaisons and perpetual physical and emotional abuse" by her basketball-player husband. Jason's response: She did, too. Bing: Kidd married the former girlfriend of fashion mogul Russell Simmons in 2011. Who is she? Find: See a photo from the wedding.
Landon Donovan and Bianca Kajlich
Husband: Landon Donovan, soccer Wife: Bianca Kajlich, actress Bing: How long did the marriage last? Reasons for divorce: The soccer star's marriage to his actress wife crumbled due to irreconcilable differences.
Fred and Deborah Couples
Husband: Fred Couples, golf Wife: Deborah Couples Length of marriage: 13 years Reasons for divorce: One was a laid-back introvert (Fred) in a very public place, and the other was an extrovert (Deborah). The marriage ended in 1993. Bing: How much money did she receive in alimony each month?
Pierre-Yves Hardenne and Justine Henin
Husband: Pierre-Yves Hardenne Wife: Justine Henin, tennis Bing: How long did the marriage last? Reasons for divorce: From tennis star Henin's friend Dominique Monami: "The imbalance here was just too great. Pierre-Yves didn't have a role. At the start her entourage wanted to give him a role, but it didn't work. He was only her husband. At best he carried her water bottles for her." Bing: See a photo from their wedding.