Tennis star Bouchard goes to NBA game with blind date after losing a bet: Other celebs who dare to bet

Eugenie Bouchard went on a blind date with university student John Goehrke after losing a bet on the results of the Super Bowl.
Eugenie Bouchard went on a blind date with university student John Goehrke after losing a bet on the results of the Super Bowl. PHOTO: REUTERS

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard, 22, was game-faced as she paid off her Super Bowl bet on Twitter with a blind date on Wednesday (Feb 15).

She had predicted that the Atlanta Falcons would beat the New England Patriots in their Super Bowl 51 face-off earlier this month, only to lose the bet against University of Missouri student John Goehrke, 20.

The two then went on a date to watch a Brooklyn Nets NBA home game against Milwaukee.

Bouchard is the latest in a list of celebrities who have made fun bets.

Here are four others who had a good laugh:

1. Tom Hardy


Tom Hardy in The Revenant. PHOTO: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

The British actor known for his roles in Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dark Knight Rises owes fellow actor  Leonardo DiCaprio a tattoo after losing a wager.

DiCaprio had predicted that co-star Hardy would receive an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in 2015's The Revenant, while Hardy himself wagered against it.

Said 39-year-old Hardy: "He wrote, in this really shitty handwriting: 'Leo knows everything.' Ha! I was like, 'Ok, I'll get it done, but you have to write it properly.'"

Getting that new tattoo will only add to the ones he already has of his wife's name, his ex-wife's initials, the London skyline, a dragon, a Madonna and child, as well as a Buddha with an AK47 gun.

2. Richard Branson


 British billionaire Richard Branson PHOTO: BLOOMBERG NEWS

Virgin Group founder Branson decked himself up as a female flight attendant after losing a bet to Air Asia chief executive Tony Fernandes in May 2013.

He gamely served passengers on an Air Asia charity flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur, donning blue eye-liner, red lipstick, a flight attendant's skirt and high heels.

The costly bet? The two had wagered on whose teams would emerge victorious in the 2010 Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.

Never one to lose out, Branson "accidentally" tipped a tray of drinks over his close friend Fernandes during the flight.

3. George Clooney

The ER star is now a far cry from his bet that he would never marry again, but he would not have known when he made that wager with actresses Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman.

Clooney had bet them US$10,000 each that he would still be unmarried and childless by the time he turned 40 in 2001.

While Kidman paid up, he reportedly returned her cheque and offered her a "double or nothing" bet that he would stay single till the age of 50.

Of course, the 55-year-old actor was wrong and he is now expecting twins with his wife Amal Alamuddin, who is a British-Lebanese human- rights lawyer.

4. Christy Carlson Romano

An unexpected sight of the former Disney star in sexy lingerie standing in the frigid cold on her balcony greeted Twitter users in February 2015.

Romano, then 30, had bet with her writer and producer husband Brendan Rooney that Fifty Shades of Grey would not stay at the top of the box office for the second weekend in a row.

If he had lost, Rooney would have had to stand on the balcony for a minute in his boxers.

Still, she made her dislike for the movie clear by holding a sign with the word "#Consent", and later tweeting: "Thanks to those who support my #consent! To those who don't , I urge you to have a discussion with your sister or daughter."

Sources: Agence France-Presse, BBC, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post