Skip to comments.Greg Norman's £50m divorce deal leaves him free to marry Chris Evert
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."
I know two kids who lived through this same situation. It was horrendous.
What a couple of lowlife turds.
I keep telling my wife to be careful with the sun. She has this need for direct sun. I wish your husband the best.
Nice work if you can get it.
Nick Price dumped his wife and children and took up with a co-ed from Arizona. Another piece of work. His career vanished also.
Now Jack Nicklaus...theres a guy to respect!
Only Bush drinks.
My husband was warned for years by his doctor and he ignored him.
The "Saturday Slam" or "Norman Slam" - being one of only two players to ever lead all (4) majors in a year after 54 holes. He choked away 3 of them - 1986 I believe. Then there was the famous Augusta choke in 1996? 6 shot lead heading into Sunday, ends up losing to Faldo.
Hey, go easy on him
He was just doing field work for his Master’s thesis.
I think you need to clean your monitor!
My 66 year old wife looks a hell of a lot younger and “cleaner” than Evert..
Evert looks like she’s been rode hard and put away wet!
ALL the gals look nice in a bar at 2 am....
But I agree — LOTS of women in their 60s and 70s look better than THIS picture of Evert...
Like you, I’m sure I could acquire a fifty-million-pound girlfriend.
Of course it wouldn’t be her cost, it’d be her weight.
Is that the same person?
He has more than aged!!!
“Sex is the dumbest force in the universe”
Right you are.Its how I got”sucked into”Scientology back in 1968!
That’s a bad picture of Norman. He’s still in pretty good shape. He could have gone young and hot, but instead he chose a skanky former tennis pro with a man face. I imagine he’ll choose young and hot for his girlfriends. At least for his next divorce he won’t have to pay as much because she’s got money of her own.
What did he expect from BJ Klintoon's drinking buddy?
I still think she looks good for 52.
This kind of beauty can not be determined by observing the exterior shell that encompasses the true self.
Looking at your family pictures - I have no doubt your beauty is the beauty of substance and perpetuity..
Man, that’ll leave a mark.
All cats are gray in the dark.
I agree with you. There is one thing that Chris and Greg know about each other for sure. They both know the other is willing to commit adultery.
“(I even had my own bar stool)”
There’s over the counter medication that can cure that.
Actually, I think she looks ghastly. Skin looks like it's just about worn out from all those years of over exposure.
here's my complaint about Everett:...she was invited to the Olympics several years ago and lost, and all she could come up with is that she didn't come there to "win" gold, but just to do well.....
why not stay home if winning the gold is not your goal.....
sometimes I feel like I am the last of the married for life people around....
Huh? All they offered me was a free personality test with the tin can doohickey!
You sure you're not thinking about the Children of God and their "Flirty Fishing" schtuff?
Maybe she should have. He had trouble learning from anybody else.
Being £50m richer, I doubt she'll be lonely for long.
That’s what lots of son for you.
If she were a nice person I would find a way say nice things about her.
Wow, that is harsh. At least she was a hetero. Most of the women tennis stars of her era were flaming dykes.
Greg has been hitting the sauce for many years, which accounts for his appearance.
Judging from her adulterous behavior - with a horrible impact on two families -— she deserves “harsh”.
Bwahahaha, that was funny, spontaneously funny!
Jim Rome is the DEVIL!
I thought she was already divorced when she began dating Norman. AT least that is what the article implied, ie. she had just divorced Mills.
The article also doesn’t address the GROUNDS for Chris’s divorce from Mill or why Mill considered Norman’s behavior a “betrayal”.
One could draw the conclusion that Chris’s divorce, involving a large payment to Mill, indicated no fault by Mill..
To believe the “love affair” commenced AFTER the twin divorces is naive - at best.
The KEY word I drew from Mill’s statement, was “who considered Norman his “best friend”, was heartbroken by his betrayal” - was BETRAYAL.
I wouldn’t consider having my ex-wife marry my best friend - after a divorce ABSENT of adultery - a BETRAYAL.
“sometimes I feel like I am the last of the married for life people around....”
My parents were married in 1943 and remained so until my father’s death. My oldest sister was married in 1974 and is still with her husband, my other sister married in 1989 and is still married. So, there are others who are still together!
Wasn’t that Nick Faldo?
I actually know nothing of Chrissie's life, choices, etc....I just remember her when she as at her prime...the last I probably saw a picture of her was when she became 'Chris Evert Lloyd'.
I just thought she looked good...couldn't comment on her actual 'inner beauty' (or lack thereof...snort).
yeah....I know nothing about her...but I'm gathering she lacks a bit (or a lot) of true character.
Wow. Shallow and classless is no way to go through life. I thought you actually had some sense Chrissy. Sad.
IT all happened when she got that famous tennis grip on his putter.
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