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When sports stars break up! Best & worst romantic relationships (4)

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Mike Tindall & Zara Phillips - HIT

Gloucester rugby player Mike Tindall and British equestrian star Zara Phillips - who is also granddaughter to her majesty the Queen - were engaged in December 2010, seven years after meeting during England's Rugby World Cup-winning campaign in Australia in 2003.

The pair's sporting commitments – particularly Zara's Olympic dreams – meant their schedules were hectic and much of their time was devoted to their respective rugby and eventing careers.

In the summer of 2012, former world champion Zara achieved her dream of competing in the Olympics, winning a team silver in front of a home crowd in London.

Zara and Mike married in July 2011, and earlier this year it was also announced that the couple are now expecting their first child, due to arrive in early 2014.

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