Here is the latest in ups, downs and blessings in the world of athlete couples.

Rising Stars

Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin

UFC Champ Conor McGregor and girlfriend Dee Devlin welcomed their first child into the world, Conor Jr. The new born weighed in at eight pounds, 14 ounces, the grandfather told Rolling Stone. McGregor posted this pic of the young fighter already showing off his southpaw.  

We can land the left paw from anywhere. Who wants it.

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Thomas Robinson and Kai Cyre

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Thomas Robinson and girlfriend Kai Cyre hosted a baby shower for Rain, their daughter due in just five weeks, according to mom’s Instagram. The two seemed cozy at what seemed to be an intimate reception surrounded by family and friends.

Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and wife Nicole Johnson celebrated the their son Boomer’s first birthday, with none other than a nautical themed party. The Cinco de Mayo baby’s special day was complete with an elaborate “shark attack” cake.

Home Run

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant

When you’ve been going strong as long as these two, everyday is a home run. Basketball legend Kobe Bryant took his wife Vanessa on a Mexican vacation to celebrate her 35th birthday on May 5. Kobe pulled out all the stops with candles and rose petals spelling out “love,” and lavish spreads.

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According to TMZ, the icing on the cake was when Vanessa got to hit the launch button for her own fireworks show.

Come Back?

Carmelo and Lala Anthony

Last month it came out that New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony and his wife Lala, were separating. There were rumors of infidelity surrounding the split, saying Carmelo got another woman pregnant. However, It looks like Melo is trying to make amends. Lala posted this picture of her and son Kiyan on the red carpet before the VH1 Dear Mama event, honoring moms in advance of Mother’s day.

Carmelo commented under the photo, “ love yall.”


We’ll see if that’s enough to change Lala’s mind, who hasn’t been seen with her ring on since the news broke.

posted on 05/10/2017 by Jenna Milliner-Waddell
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