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Greg Norman's 50m divorce deal leaves him free to marry Chris Evert
Daily Mail UK ^ | Sept.8,2007

Posted on 09/08/2007 5:52:30 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

Greg Norman's £50m divorce deal leaves him free to marry Chris Evert Last updated at 11:00am on 8th September 2007

Greg Norman may be about to marry Chris Evert after reportedly agreeing a divorce settlement worth more than £50 million.

The 52-year old Australian golf legend, who is said to be worth £250 million, ended his 26-year marriage after months of legal wrangling over money.

Asked if he would now be marrying former tennis champion Miss Evert, Norman replied: "Sure, why not?"

The golfer known as the Great White Shark went public with his new relationship after being seen dining with Miss Evert in Sydney in December.

The 52-year-old American tennis star, who won 18 grand slam singles titles and is thought to be worth £15 million, had just divorced ex-Olympic ski champion Andy Mill after 18 years of marriage.

She was previously married to British tennis star John Lloyd. Mr Mill and Miss Evert, who have three sons, had been close to the Normans.

American Mr Mill, 53, who considered Norman his "best friend", was heartbroken by his betrayal, saying: "A year and a half ago I'd have taken a bullet for this guy. I didn't realise he was going to pull the trigger."

Leaving the court in Stuart, Florida, a smiling Norman said he was "happy to move on" but expressed regret "that the situation turned out the way it did", referring to the increasingly acrimonious proceedings.

Before flying off to be with Miss Evert at the U.S. Tennis Open in New York, he added: "We wanted to keep it as amicable as possible. It's kind of sad. It hurts a lot of people."

His wife Laura, with whom he has two grown-up children, cut a lonely figure as she left the court in tears.

The divorce is likely to be signed off in days but the former air hostess is still demanding another £500,000 because of delays in signing the confidential agreement.

She is expected to get the proceeds-from the sale of the couple's £5 million mansion on Jupiter Island, Florida, as well as a cash payment.

Norman, who was the world's top golfer for 331 weeks between 1986 and 1998 and won two Open Championships, filed for divorce last year over "irreconcilable differences".

In court, he said he had been more than generous to his wife.

A statement filed by his lawyers said: "The wife did not teach the husband to swing a golf club.

"The wife did not teach the husband to win."


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KEYWORDS: athletes; chrisevert; gol; gregnorman; tennis; thoushaltnotcovet; weddingbells
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Golf Partner: Former tennis star Chris Evert with Norman

1 posted on 09/08/2007 5:52:32 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

yikes...did I read that right? They’re both 52 years old? She looks great.....he looks 92.


2 posted on 09/08/2007 5:57:42 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: COUNTrecount

He looks a little crazy in that photo, she looks a little droopy.


3 posted on 09/08/2007 5:58:58 AM PDT by Thebaddog (My dogs are asleep paws up)
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To: COUNTrecount
American Mr Mill, 53, who considered Norman his "best friend", was heartbroken by his betrayal, saying: "A year and a half ago I'd have taken a bullet for this guy. I didn't realise he was going to pull the trigger."

Interesting choice of words in a divorce proceeding?????

(from the picture I'd say Chris better give good 'back hand' cause her face looks like she got hit with a racket)

4 posted on 09/08/2007 5:59:19 AM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: COUNTrecount

“Little Chrissy Evert” is fifty-two? Man, do I feel old. :(


5 posted on 09/08/2007 6:00:38 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: COUNTrecount

“It’s kind of sad. It hurts a lot of people.”

That’s for sure. Nothing to celebrate here. Lots of carnage left behind (the two spouses who were deserted, both of whom feel betrayed).


6 posted on 09/08/2007 6:02:04 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Condor51

I never would have recognized her from that photo.


7 posted on 09/08/2007 6:03:18 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Condor51

> (from the picture I’d say Chris better give good ‘back hand’ cause her face looks like she got hit with a racket)

She’s 52! I hope I look that good at 52.

Looks like a lot of heartache, though... I wish they had been able to work it out with their first marriages... sigh.


8 posted on 09/08/2007 6:04:28 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: surrey
***I never would have recognized her from that photo.***

Me neither. She got old and 'homely' fast.

I've seen prettier older women hanging out at Lounges at 2:00 am.

9 posted on 09/08/2007 6:07:34 AM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: ZinGirl

I was thinking the same thing.


10 posted on 09/08/2007 6:08:14 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: VictoryGal

I’m sorry, she has not aged ‘well’.


11 posted on 09/08/2007 6:08:18 AM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: COUNTrecount

Isn’t this the guy that pushed Clinton down the steps and broke his knee? Maybe Clinton was making eyes at Chrissy.


12 posted on 09/08/2007 6:09:53 AM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Condor51
“I’m sorry, she has not aged ‘well’.”

Fair haired and fair skinned people don’t take to multiple hours daily in the sun well at all. Even WITH sunscreen. Both careers were at their height long before sunscreen was so popular.

13 posted on 09/08/2007 6:13:38 AM PDT by poobear (Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. God save the Republic!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
“Little Chrissy Evert” is fifty-two? Man, do I feel old. :(

Man, so do I. I remember her on the cover of SI many years ago and remember a quote she had in the mag.

"I just wish someone would call me sexy, instead of cute".

Or words to that effect.

14 posted on 09/08/2007 6:20:51 AM PDT by Chuck54
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To: ZinGirl

Fifty-two?! I remember when she was 18! Ungh, I’m so old!


15 posted on 09/08/2007 6:20:54 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph
I remember her, too...which is why I have to say, 'she looks great now!'...she's just a few years older than I am....so there's hope.

;)

16 posted on 09/08/2007 6:23:38 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: surrey

Nor I. I’d have had to look at him several time to recognize him, as well. I don’t envy either one of them. At any rate, he can’t be accused of robbing the cradle.


17 posted on 09/08/2007 6:25:00 AM PDT by Clara Lou (I support FDT!)
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"The wife did not teach the husband to win."

Wonder who taught him how to choke at Augusta.

18 posted on 09/08/2007 6:27:22 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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Unhappy families: Greg and Laura Norman, left, with their best friends Chris Evert and Andy Mill in 2001

With friends like that who needs enemies.

19 posted on 09/08/2007 6:29:09 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Yikes. You’re right. That’s awful.


21 posted on 09/08/2007 6:31:35 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ZinGirl

Cut down on the Zin and stay out of the sun :-) Ha!


22 posted on 09/08/2007 6:32:37 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Condor51
"I've seen prettier older women hanging out at Lounges at 2:00 am."

Uh huh. After a dozen beers, they all look better, right.

23 posted on 09/08/2007 6:33:09 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: RightOnline
Uh huh. After a dozen beers, they all look better, right.

Remember....beauty is only a light switch away!

25 posted on 09/08/2007 6:39:39 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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Wonder who taught him how to choke at Augusta.

Excellent!

26 posted on 09/08/2007 6:41:14 AM PDT by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that cannot trust you with guns?)
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To: rabidralph
Cut down on the Zin

whoa...them's fightin' words, young man :)

I WILL, however, commit to staying with hubby #1 (going on 17 yrs...although there are certainly times i introduce him to people as 'my first husband'...ha ha ha)....this story just breaks my heart...especially the line about Norman's wife looking so lonely leaving the courthouse.

27 posted on 09/08/2007 6:41:58 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: COUNTrecount
Wonder what this guy think about this deal:


28 posted on 09/08/2007 6:43:32 AM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Another pompous a$$.


29 posted on 09/08/2007 6:45:18 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: COUNTrecount

There was once a time when adultery was nothing to be proud of. I lost any respect I had for Chris Evert.


30 posted on 09/08/2007 6:46:16 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: ZinGirl

Actually, I’m a chick (but no longer a spring chick). That’s funny—hubby #1. Yeah, it’s a shame their long marriages had to end like that. I feel bad for both spouses left behind, especially Chris’ ex who was best friends with Norman. How rotten!


31 posted on 09/08/2007 6:48:34 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Condor51
I've seen prettier older women hanging out at Lounges at 2:00 am.

And where were you at 2:00AM?

32 posted on 09/08/2007 6:53:53 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: rabidralph
don't *I* feel retarded!...so sorry...from one 'no longer a spring chick' to another.

(wait....are you also NOT rabid?....oh, and those are STILL fightin' words!)

33 posted on 09/08/2007 6:57:00 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: RightOnline
"I've seen prettier older women hanging out at Lounges at 2:00 am."

****Uh huh. After a dozen beers, they all look better, right.****

Actually is was Absolut on the rocks - six ounce 'doubles', and normally about ten of em when I was doin some 'serious' drinking (I even had my own bar stool).

HOWEVER, when I was purposely staying out late with old friends I went to rum and coke and three max a night (didn't want to be cop bait). And the women still looked better than she does now.

When I drank 'serious' I didn't drive, the wife or a business associate - friend did. But I no longer imbibe, haven't in yeeeears now - and my liver thanks me.)

34 posted on 09/08/2007 6:57:25 AM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: ZinGirl

“She looks great.....he looks 92.”

Cosmetic surgery.


35 posted on 09/08/2007 6:58:40 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Fifty million pounds for Chris Evert.

Further proof that sex is the dumbest force in the Universe.


36 posted on 09/08/2007 7:00:26 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: Condor51

Too much time in the sun, both of them.


37 posted on 09/08/2007 7:00:55 AM PDT by Ditter
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****And where were you at 2:00AM?****

Out with old friends. On Friday nights their wives let them out (boys night out) and we'd hit various Lounges in the NW burbs of Chicago (excpet for one year a joint in a SW burb was 'hot').

They'd do a little dancing and some innocent flirting. I mostly sat and watched - and beat women off with a stick ;-)

38 posted on 09/08/2007 7:04:53 AM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: Ditter
***Too much time in the sun, both of them.***

Yeah I guess.
I'm surprised they (Tennis Pros and Golfers) don't get skin cancer.

(which I am PARANOID of now after a 1st cousin died two years ago from it.)

39 posted on 09/08/2007 7:11:00 AM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: Condor51
I am sure they DO get skin cancer or pre cancers. My blond and blue eyed husband age 72, who spent a life time in the sun, has a standing appointment every 2 months with the dermatologist. When they first started showing up they were burned off but now they have to be cut off and biopsied. so far so good, no melanoma yet.
40 posted on 09/08/2007 7:18:26 AM PDT by Ditter
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Fifty million pounds to get rid of a wife. Then he spends 50 pounds or so to get another one. He made his money playing golf. Since that is over, he should have spent 50 pounds on an accounting or economics course before jumping back in to matrimony.

I hope he spent a bunch on a lawyer and a pre-nupt. A few more of those divorce settlements, he will have to shed his fancy yacht, and sell his golf clubs.

I hope the next lady friend I acquire for fifty million pounds is younger than his!

41 posted on 09/08/2007 7:20:47 AM PDT by tdscpa
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Christmas should be a blast for the children of these two losers this year.
42 posted on 09/08/2007 7:24:29 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Greg Norman’s £50m divorce deal leaves him free to marry Chris Evert...

wonder if he chokes with her as often as he did on the golf links???


43 posted on 09/08/2007 7:25:10 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: COUNTrecount

Bill Clinton’s favorite gulf partner. Remember when he got so drunk at Norman’s house, he stumbled down some steps and broke his arm?


44 posted on 09/08/2007 7:29:16 AM PDT by DManA
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Opps, guess he bumbed up his knee on that one.


45 posted on 09/08/2007 7:31:54 AM PDT by DManA
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You got that right. This just makes me sick because it happens so much today. There is absolutely nothing sacred anymore. I hope that both parties who were screwed over finds true happiness with good people who will love them.


46 posted on 09/08/2007 7:35:44 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Great. It sounds like they are both marrying an adulterer.


47 posted on 09/08/2007 7:40:52 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

Well, you know what they say - The only thing that happens when a man marries his mistress is he creates a job opening.


48 posted on 09/08/2007 7:48:44 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas , Molly Ivins, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: COUNTrecount

What do you expect ——

“GOLF”: “Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden”

“Tennis”: A game where Love means nothing!


49 posted on 09/08/2007 7:53:26 AM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: CaptainK

My admiration for Chris Evert has just reached the zero mark.

Her boys are ages 11-15.

She is a homewrecker, a worthless mother, and a skank.

No one should put kids thru this.


50 posted on 09/08/2007 7:54:14 AM PDT by JRochelle ( Winkle Paw is a Hillary donor.)
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