Professional athletes are known for their outrageous multi-million dollar contracts, copious amounts of spending, and lavish lifestyles. But did you also know that the wives and girlfriends of these god-like role models also have a taste for the finer life? Sports power couples are becoming a thing, and if you thought movie stars had a good life, then you are mistaken. WAGs and ballers’ wives are among the biggest spenders in the world.
While their better halves are traveling the countryside beating other players to a pulp, these lovely ladies are perfectly fine with dropping serious cash to entertain themselves. You know how the saying goes, “When the cat’s away, the mice will play.”
Emma Rhys-Jones – Gareth Bale’s Fiancee
Emma Rhys-Jones is Bale’s high school sweetheart of sorts, with the couple meeting while attending primary school together. Even though little is known about his now fiancee, the recent news of their engagement and celebration of the occasion in Spain has landed Emma on the top spender list for WAGs. Following his recent proposal to long-term girlfriend Emma Rhys-Jones, the WAG has been showing off her flashy engagement ring – believed to cost £150,000 – in an online video clip. The two were engaged during the summer, and dollar signs continue to sparkle in Emma’s eyes.
If that weren’t enough, Bale rented an entire island for the proposal, reportedly costing £390,000! The island, located in the Balearics close to Ibiza was only a drop in the hat for the WAG. Shortly after the outrageous island proposal and large ring, the couple flew off to Spain for a private getaway.
Sasha Dindayal – Married to Antonio Gates
Back in the United States, Sasha Dindayal was doing a bit of her own celebrity spending. Married to NFL star Antonio Gates, this former hip-hop video star and model is no stranger to the finer things in life. Recently, the Gates’ decided it was time to “upgrade” their home and put his mansion on the list for prospect buyers. Gates told the LA Times that they had purchased the home for $1.66 million a couple of years ago, and were now asking for a whopping $3 million.
The home is 4,400 square feet of interior space, offers a formal living/dining area with an aqua-tinted fireplace. They have recently updated the kitchen with a wine cooler and added a media room. This sprawling beast of a home has five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
Being a WAG certainly has its benefits, especially if you bring your money to the table. Both Sasha and Emma are living the high life, taking vacations on private islands, wearing wedding rings worth more than some people’s homes, and looking to upgrade their quaint 4,400 sq ft home with a small update. Regardless of the big dollars flying out the window, these two have no intention of slowing down, at least not until their famous athlete husbands decide to retire.
So who wins the battle of the Big Spender Title between these two beautiful baes? The belt has to go to Emma Rhys-Jones. Even though the couple has been together since their teenage years, now that Emma is “official,” the recent big spending indicates that “what’s mine is yours” is about to kick in in full force.