Ever wonder what it would be like to date an international pop star? These footballers hit the jackpot and found love on the stage. Down are the footballers who dated pop stars.
5. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Perrie Edwards
Perrie Edwards is a key part of the British girl group, Little mix formed in 2011 during the eighth series of the UK version of The X Factor. She began dating UK singer and former One Direction member Zayn Malik in May 2012. They broke up in August 2015.
In February 2017, it was confirmed that she has been dating English professional footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Chamberlain has been dating the Little Mix singer for over a year now, during which time he has moved from Arsenal to Merseyside.
4. Ashley and Cheryl Cole
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Before becoming the nation’s sweetheart, Girls Aloud star Cheryl Tweedy was busy not endearing herself to the public; assaulting a nightclub toilet attendant and dating then Arsenal defender Ashley Cole.
The pair married in 2006 but, alas, just like Ashley’s Gunners career, it wouldn’t last. Ashley’s wandering eye broke Chezza’s heart and those of millions of Gooners.
3. Gerrard Pique and Shakira
Shakira is an international music sensation, having a long-standing career that is still going stronger than ever. The two first met in 2010 when one of Shakira’s tracks served as the official song for the FIFA World Cup in that year.
While these two are busy building their own mini-soccer team, Shakira has made it known that she has no plans to marry her long-time love, stating that she doesn’t need to define the relationship by marriage in order to be happy.