Celebs Who Ruined Sportstars Careers – Sports stars usually have their ups and downs in their professional careers. Just when the player is at the peak of his/her career, all of a sudden, out of nowhere…
Sports stars usually have their ups and downs in their professional careers.
Just when the player is at the peak of his/her career, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, we see the same player see a dip in form.
That’s when the fans and media start the speculation about the player giving rise to news such as injury issues, health problems, personal lives affected etc.
But what happens is NOT good for the sports star and the team he/she plays for. When the athlete is at the peak, rumours surface about the former in a relationship with a celebrity or hanging out with an actress.
These athletes are humans and are bound to make mistakes off the field as well. Just when the fans and media take the notion of the player’s personal problems are down to him or her; there are other factors as well that come into play. Well we give you 5 best examples in which a player’s relationship with a celebrity that led to a performance-related downfall.
Madonna and Alex Rodriguez
Fashion and music pop icon, Madonna is known to have dated quite a lot of men and one of them includes, American Baseball star, Alex Rodriguez. In 2008, reports swirled around that the former New York Yankees star and Madonna were a couple. It was at that time when ‘A-Rod’ had filed for divorce with his wife. Just as Rodriguez’s news hit the papers about the relationship, that’s where the former’s playing career took a steep fall. Injuries and other distractions plagued his playing career as Rodriguez went from hero to zero!
Yuvraj Singh and Deepika Padukone
Indian cricket sensation Yuvraj Singh was one of the biggest stars in the Men In Blue. His bat did the talking on the field even though reports surged about his relationship with actress Kim Sharma. After dumping Sharma, Yuvi was in a relationship with then-rising star, Deepika Padukone. The southpaw started dating the actress back in 2007 and since then, the former’s bat hit a roadblock. Soon news surfaced that Yuvraj and Deepika were no more an ‘item’ thus ending a brief relationship!
Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather
Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather might pack a punch or two on the court but what happens when it’s you back? It’s hard to argue that pop star Justin Bieber would ruin someone else’s career and that too of Mayweather! The boxing star and the ‘Baby’ singer share a cordial friendship. But that friendship could have fallen on the floor when Mayweather went onto lose a game against Marcos Maidana only to win it back in a rematch. Phew, Justin you’re just saved!
Mandy Moore and Andy Roddick
Tennis stars in US are hardly runover (by heart) by the celebrities. But Andy Roddick wasn’t into that intuition at all when the former world number 1 was in a relationship with actress Mandy Moore back in the early 2000s. But even though Roddick went onto win the US Open title and rose to the numero uno position in the Tennis rankings, the former was plagued with off-field issues. Andy called off the relationship with Moore and is currently married to actress/model Brooklyn Decker.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Hollywood A-lister Kim Kardashian may have been settled down with rapper Kanye West but the socialite was in a relationship with American basketball player, Kris Humphries. The couple was married but soon after, the relationship hit the rocks as Humphries’ career stalled. At the same time, the basketball player was involved in a public divorce battle with Kim and soon after 72 days of marriage, the Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian finally parted ways!