The World Series kicks off tonight between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays, but we're here to talk about a DIFFERENT kind of sport: love.
That's right, folks — the boys in blue might be baseball champions, but these three players, in particular, are ALSO champions in their love lives...and isn't that what really matters?
Okay, fine, baseball matters, too (go sports!), but let's take a look at three of our favorite Dodgers players and their love stories — each of which is in a VERY different relationship stage.
The blossoming new couple: Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter
Cody Bellinger won the NLCS game a few days ago, but earlier this year he won...swimsuit model Chase Carter's heart, apparently. The two are said to have started dating in August, and in September, she posted a rather intimate photo of Bellinger in bed to her Instagram stories. And after Bellinger hit the home run that sent the Dodgers to the World Series, he and Carter shared a sweet little kiss that she posted to her Instagram. Oh, also Carter used to date ANOTHER baseball player — just a little saucy bonus fact. 💫
The newly married couple expecting their first baby: Kiké Hernández and Mariana Vicente
I'm gonna marry the woman of my dreams!!!!!! https://t.co/EFIqz7bor0— Enrique Hernández (@Enrique Hernández) 1499975196.0
Kiké Hernández did his part getting the Dodgers to the World Series in Game 7, hitting a ball that helped tie the game 3-3. And off the field, this Dodger's personal life appears to be equally successful — he got engaged to his now-wife Mariana Vicente in 2017 (who is the Former Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2010, by the way).
The pair got married in 2018 and Hernández posted ANOTHER super cute status about it.
It would’ve been nice for this rehearsal thing to tell me how much crying there was gonna be!! #BestWeekendEver https://t.co/8ysVRky0vE— Enrique Hernández (@Enrique Hernández) 1544411574.0
Actually, they kind of never STOP posting photos of how much they love each other.
My Partner. My Love. My Best Friend. Forever. 💕 https://t.co/Apsr7yWvLm— Mariana P. Vicente (@Mariana P. Vicente) 1550180780.0
And as of recently, the semi-newlyweds announced they will be having a baby.
These two also had a dugout kiss but it was slightly less reported on than newer couple Cody and Chase's post-game smooch.
The high school sweethearts: Clayton Kershaw and Ellen Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw has a lot on his plate as far as helping the Dodgers win the World Series, but at least he can come home to the support of his lovely wife Ellen Kershaw, and all of their children. The pair met as freshmen in high school and married in 2010. And now, they enjoy doing things like riding around their suburban neighborhood as a family on bikes (see below).