Is divorce the only way for this celebrity couple to settle their differences?
Last week, Norman announced in a statement that he had separated from his wife of 15 months, tennis legend Chris Evert. And that came just a few days after Norman had surgery on his right shoulder.
This week Greg Norman has flown to San Francisco to captain the International team in the Presidents Cup. Cris Evert is home in Florida, where a photo was snapped a shot of the tennis legend’s unadorned ring finger, just 15 months after the couple laid out $2 million for a wedding ceremony.
That’s chump change compared to the $103 million it cost Greg Norman to divorce his wife of over a quarter of a century, Laura Andrassy. She’s definately proving that no one laughs a last laugh harder than a ditched ex, telling the Sydney Sunday Telegraph:
“They say opposites attract. Here were two people very much alike — high profile and narcissistic people — and that would make a relationship difficult . . . Both he and Chris are adults and they were supposed to know what they were doing, but they were in the throes of lust and weren’t thinking . . . But being with Chris is what Greg wanted. Well, he got it.”
A British tabloid, The Mirror, says Evert wasn’t happy about moving into Norman’s Jupiter Island estate, where he had lived with Andrassy. If true, we can understand that. When living in a $60 million Florida mansion, you want to be the one who picked out the wall paper, right?
Updated January 11, 2010 – Golfer Greg Norman and tennis legend Chris Evert, who spectacularly broke up their respective longtime families in order to get hitched, were secretly divorced Dec. 8 in Key West.
They were six months short of their second anniversary! It was the former world No. 1 female tennis player’s third attempt at holy matrimony. It was Norman’s second. Taking advantage of the attention paid by the press to the firestorm surrounding the Tiger Woods accident and sex scandal, the two worked out a quickie settlement behind closed doors. According to the couple’s “final judgment dissolving marriage” , the two promised to abide with a pre-nuptial agreement they signed June 2, 2008, three weeks before their wedding. The agreement wasn’t made public, and won’t be for as long as Norman and Evert remain friends. If a controversy arises, it could become public.
“The bonds of marriage between . . . Greg Norman and . . . Chris Evert, are dissolved because the marriage is irretrievably broken, and the parties are restored to the status of being single,” the divorce decree reads.
Here’s a great video of a number of tennis couples that have happened over the years. I think you will enjoy:
Here’s a quick summary of all the couples mentioned in the video:
The Song is “Algo Mas” by La Quinta Estacion.
Roger Federer and Mirka Vavrinec
Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters
Martina Hingis and Radek Stepanek
Radek Stepanek and Nicole Vaidisova
Tomas Berdych and Lucie Safarova
Gael Monfils and Dominika Cibulkova
Dominika Cibulkova and Jurgen Melzer
Igor Andreev and Maria Kirilenko
Carlos Moya and Flavia Pannetta
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf
Fernando Gonzalez and Gisela Dulko
Fernando Verdasco and Ana Ivanovic
Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors
Who are your current favorite tennis couples? Who is married now that you think won’t make it? My favorite couple has to be Andre Agassi & Steffi Graf!!