ATHLETES are rock stars in their own right - they have fans asking for selfies wherever they go, their supporters (and haters) are always lurking in their idol’s social media accounts, and the most attractive women are visible in their orbit.
But if there’s someone who can steal the show from them, it’s their respective partners, who are with them win or lose.
SPIN Life listed down today’s athletes with the prettiest partners.
Justin Ruth Gascon
The day the heavens showered the mortals with good looks, Chris Banchero was also up there picking up some.
The Alaska star is not only blessed with a flawless handsome face but also with flawless basketball skills, but his most valuable asset is his equally stunning partner, Justin Ruth Gascon.
Gascon, who was a candidate in the Binibining Pilipinas International in 2011, makes everyone’s heads turn every time she’s at a gathering, and she probably doesn’t even try.
If there’s someone who can say ‘ganda ka?’ to anyone, it has to be Lauren Hudson, the model-fiancé of Ginebra star Mark Caguioa.
When the Gin Kings claimed the PBA Governors Cup two years ago, Caguioa, whose team was celebrating on center court at the historic Araneta Coliseum, had more reasons to celebrate that night.
Caguioa knelt on one knee, put out a ring and asked Hudson to marry him.
Out of the thousands in attendance, it was Caguioa’s best pal Jayjay Helterbrand who turned into a fan of the newly engaged couple. He cheered the loudest!
Rain or Shine star James Yap’s life has been an open book but for some time, his current relationship with partner Michella Cazzola is as private as can be.
Maybe the PBA poster boy may have learned a lesson or two from his past marriage with the terribly famous Kris Aquino.
Based James’s and Michella’s social media posts, the Italian stunner, who works at the Asian Development Bank, is a doting mother to Michael James and Francesca.
As athletes, whose days are spent in grueling training and competition, they barely have time for themselves or even their love life.
But if their partners are also athletes, it’s a major plus.
For Phoenix guard LA Revilla, juggling his duties on and off court is not a problem.
His girlfriend, Cocolife libero Denden Lazaro, understands completely when their date nights are sacrificed.
It seems that the La Salle Green Archers’ logo played cupid for Jeron Teng and Jeanine Tsoi.
Teng and Tsoi became a couple when the former was the star player for the Taft-based squad and the latter was the team’s courtside reporter.
They have been dating for a couple of years now, and Teng is with Alaska in the PBA while Tsoi is still a courtside reporter for volleyball coverage.
Whoever said that only TV actors can give kilig feels is wrong.
NLEX guard Kevin Alas and PBA courtside reporter Selina Dagdag, dubbed AlDag, became a trending topic on social media.
Alas was named Player of the Game and Dagdag was tasked to interview him.
The post-game interview was a little awkward, with fans in the background cheering them on, but after the interview Alas stole a kiss from his girlfriend, then went straight to the dugout.