Many athlete-celebrity couples chose the month of September to tie the knot. Some of these athlete-celebrity couples have beaten the odds and still remain married today, while others unfortunately ended up like most Hollywood marriages, in divorce. The reality couple Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom were married on September 27, 2009, and on Thursday, they celebrated their third anniversary. In 2012, Lamar Odom returned to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan
NBA player Matt Barnes and reality star Gloria Govan decided to get married in Vegas at the Little Church of the West on September 23, 2012. Gloria is on the television reality show "Basketball Wives." Matt Barnes recently signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jason Kidd and Porschla Coleman
New York Knicks Jason Kidd married actress and model Porschla Coleman in Scottsdale, Arizona on September 10, 2011. Kidd and Coleman have a son together. Porschla now spends most of her time overlooking the Jason Kidd Foundation. Kidd also played for the Phoenix Suns, New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks.
Peter Sampras and Bridgette Wilson
Tennis great Peter Sampras married actress Bridgette Wilson at his home on September 30, 2000. "Billy Madison" and "Last Action Hero" are just two of numerous movies Bridgette Wilson has had a role in. In 1990, Wilson became Miss Teen USA. Sampras and Wilson have two sons, Christian and Ryan.
Tennis celebrities Iveta Benesova and Jurgen Melzer got married at Laxenburg Castle in Austria on September 14, 2012. In 2011, Benesova and Melzer won the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship. Benesova also did some modeling, and her pictures can be found in various magazines like Dolce Vita and online.
Vanessa Williams and Rick Fox
Actress Vanessa Williams and Rick Fox had a church wedding in New York City on September 26, 1999. In 2004, Fox filed for divorce. Rick Fox played for the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. In 1984, Vanessa Williams became the first African-American to win the Miss America Pageant. That same year, nude photos of Williams surfaced causing a scandal that cost Williams her title.
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