10 Football Stars Who Dated Celebrities

10. Rafael Van Der Vaart

Rafael van der Vaart was an attacking midfielder out of Heemskerk, Netherlands. Before deciding to hang up his cleats for good in 2018, he earned over 100 caps for the Netherlands. Van der Vaart has represented his country in the World Cup on two separate occasions and was part of the team that made it to the finals in 2010. This year, he officially went pro in another sport — darts. Van der Vaart is currently a member of the British Darts Organization.

The former Ajax standout was previously linked to Dutch model (and TV personality), Sylvie Meis. The two were married from 2005 to 2013 and were even dubbed the "new Beckhams" at one point. Unfortunately, the relationship ended amid allegations of domestic abuse.

Once his marriage to Meis had come to a close, van der Vaart would go on to date another celebrity. In 2016, he began courting the Dutch handball standout, Estavana Polman. Polman is 5' 9" left back, who currently plays for Team Esbjerg. While they have yet to tie the knot, the couple did welcome their first child together in June of 2017.


From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.