Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird Join Forces for Iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photoshoot

Double Trouble: Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird Make history in Sports Illustrated’s 60th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is turning 60, and it’s set to feature some of the most iconic athletes of all time. Among those included are superstar sports couple Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird.

Bird, a retired WNBA star, has previously posed for SI Swimsuit in 2022. Rapinoe, a retired USWNT winger, shot with the franchise back in 2019 and ’23. This time, the duo posed together for a special Legends photoshoot.

In an interview with her soon-to-be wife, Bird expressed how meaningful it is to be part of this anniversary issue as gay athletes and a couple. She emphasized the personal significance of sharing this experience with Rapinoe.

Rapinoe joined Bird in reflecting on the sentimental aspect of being selected for the 60th anniversary edition. She mentioned how surreal it felt to be surrounded by professional supermodels and shared the joy of experiencing this wild part of life together, especially now that they are both retired. The duo expressed excitement about doing fun things together and having crazy laughs while posing for the magazine.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is set to hit newsstands on May 15th, promising to be a celebration of sports legends and the bond shared by this superstar couple.

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