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Here is what’s happening in the athletic land of love.

Fever Pitch

These couples are warming up.

Christina Milian and Brandon Wilds

New York Jets running back Brandon Wilds has a new love in his life: actress and singer Christina Milian. She posted this photo of her and her new man out to dinner at TAO in New York City. According to The YBF, the couple was seen together earlier this year, but this post makes them Instagram official.  

 

A-Rod and J.Lo

It is pretty obvious that former Yankees Player Alex Rodriguez and recording artist Jennifer Lopez have something pretty serious going on, but the two were recently spotted getting involved in each other’s business deals. Page Six is reporting A-Rod accompanied Lopez to her meeting with NBC executives. While she has ties to the company through her TV shows “Shades of Blue” and “World of Dance,” it is rumored A-Rod talked about potentially working with the company in the future.

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Source: Page Six/ Slash News

Draft Picks

See which players have decided to put a new player on their team, until death do they part.

Erin Howe and Legedu Naanee

The NFL free agent Legedu Naanee popped the question to girlfriend Erin Howe. She posted to Instagram the touching moment when Naanee got down on one knee while vacationing in Mexico. Howe posted the scenic photo with a heartfelt caption excited about the new chapter in their empire.

Erica Hawkins and Bruce Ellington

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington asked his lady Erica Hawkins for her hand in marriage at what seemed to be an intimate dinner. A hidden camera captured every step of the proposal and Hawkins’ priceless reaction. Ellington posted this montage to IG boasting all about his new fiancee’s great attributes.

Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne

MMA fighter Ronda Rousey confirmed her engagement to and UFC fighter Travis Browne on Instagram earlier this week. Rousey posted a funny photo of her in a tux carrying her beautiful bride Travis holding a Just engaged sign. According to TMZ Browne popped the question under a waterfall in New Zealand.

💍😍❤️ @travisbrownemma

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Rising Stars

These athletes are popping out the next generation of all-stars.

Ciara and Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is married to singer Ciara, and the two are expecting their first child together. She has absolutely SLAYED her pregnancy and has been sharing her growing bump with the world on IG.

#Ciara looks like she's ready to pop pretty soon 👶🏽❤️ #BabyWilson

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If the size of Ciara’s  bump is any indication, these three will be a family of four very soon.

Thankful.

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Antonio Brown and Chelsie

In last week’s relationship roundup, we reported Antonio Brown left his pregnant girlfriend and mother of two of his kids Chelsie for IG model Jena Frumes. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver did a 180 this week and returned home. He posted to social media a photo of the two kissing calling her his “comfort in my distress.”

Roy Hibbert and Valerie Cooke

Denver Nuggets center Roy Hibbert welcomed his first child with Valerie Cooke into the world just last week, according to Barstool Sports. The adorable photo of the chubby baby hand wrapped around Hibbert’s finger sparked some speculation about the paternity of the baby on social media. 

4/20/17. 8 lbs 14oz. 22 inches.

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The child is mixed race and clearly gets its color from their mother, but the drastic difference left some people wondering if Hibbert is the father.

Low Blow

These athletes a receiving some undeserved shade.

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams officially announced she and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are expecting with a shot of the bump and an open letter to her unborn child on Instagram.

Last week the world went crazy when Williams posted to Snapchat a shot of her belly captioned “20 weeks.” According to ESPN she sent the photo to her story by accident.  With the news public, most of the internet went crazy with excitement over the news, but a fellow tennis player had some racists comments to share when he heard.

According to Sports Illustrated, Romanian tennis champ Ilie Nastase allegedly said this of the baby’s complexion:

“Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?”

Williams went into mama bear mode and responded with grace with this thoughtful IG post.

✊🏿

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posted on 04/26/2017 by Jenna Milliner-Waddell
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