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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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To: JRochelle

I know two kids who lived through this same situation. It was horrendous.


51 posted on 09/08/2007 8:00:26 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Puppage

Good one.


52 posted on 09/08/2007 8:09:29 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: COUNTrecount

What a couple of lowlife turds.


53 posted on 09/08/2007 8:12:49 AM PDT by Sloth (You being wrong & me being closed-minded are not mutually exclusive.)
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To: Ditter

I keep telling my wife to be careful with the sun. She has this need for direct sun. I wish your husband the best.


54 posted on 09/08/2007 8:18:27 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Condor51
beat women off with a stick

Nice work if you can get it.

55 posted on 09/08/2007 8:20:33 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: COUNTrecount
Greg Norman thinks he is a gift to the planet. I have never met a bigger A-hle that this guy. When he choked at Augusta I was rolling on the floor. I wish that I could have been there to laugh in his regal face. That ended his career. Thank goodness. What an idiot.

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!

56 posted on 09/08/2007 8:28:59 AM PDT by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: DManA
No, no, he wasn’t drunk. He just couldn’t find the nightlight on his way to the bathroom.

Only Bush drinks.

57 posted on 09/08/2007 8:29:15 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Orange1998

My husband was warned for years by his doctor and he ignored him.


58 posted on 09/08/2007 8:47:37 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: COUNTrecount
His wife Laura, with whom he has two grown-up children, cut a lonely figure as she left the court in tears.

divorce hurts.

59 posted on 09/08/2007 8:50:38 AM PDT by lawgirl (She comes on like thunder and she's more right than rain)
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To: nyyankeefan
wonder if he chokes with her as often as he did on the golf links???

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.

60 posted on 09/08/2007 8:58:28 AM PDT by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that cannot trust you with guns?)
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To: Ditter
We take risk through out life. Couple weekends ago we went to Galveston, she laid square in the sun while I sat under the umbrella.
61 posted on 09/08/2007 9:00:46 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: RightOnline; Condor51

Hey, go easy on him

He was just doing field work for his Master’s thesis.

I trust.

< }8^)


62 posted on 09/08/2007 9:22:38 AM PDT by Erasmus (My simplifying explanation had the disconcerting side effect of making the subject incomprehensible.)
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To: ZinGirl

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!


63 posted on 09/08/2007 9:29:31 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Condor51

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...


64 posted on 09/08/2007 9:31:26 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: tdscpa

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.


65 posted on 09/08/2007 9:31:45 AM PDT by Erasmus (My simplifying explanation had the disconcerting side effect of making the subject incomprehensible.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Gads!!!

Is that the same person?

He has more than aged!!!


66 posted on 09/08/2007 1:23:09 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: popdonnelly

“Sex is the dumbest force in the universe”
Right you are.Its how I got”sucked into”Scientology back in 1968!


67 posted on 09/08/2007 1:36:35 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: ZinGirl

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.


68 posted on 09/08/2007 1:43:11 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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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."

What did he expect from BJ Klintoon's drinking buddy?

69 posted on 09/08/2007 1:45:28 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: popdonnelly
"Fifty million pounds for Chris Evert. Further proof that sex is the dumbest force in the Universe."

ROFL!! Best line of the week!

I'd like to be in a position to throw around fifty million pounds over anything or anyone.......especially if I still had 200 million pounds to spare.
70 posted on 09/08/2007 1:45:31 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: Moonman62; river rat
crikey...you peeps are H A R S H. oh, well....I'm sure I'm looking at her through a 'mid-40's-hope-I-look-OK-in-10-years' kind of thing. guess it's a chick-thing.

I still think she looks good for 52.

71 posted on 09/08/2007 8:13:33 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: ZinGirl
The measure of a woman’s true beauty is the life she has made for herself and loved ones - and the beauty she brings to those lives.

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..

72 posted on 09/08/2007 8:37:40 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Man, that’ll leave a mark.


73 posted on 09/08/2007 8:59:35 PM PDT by Balata
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To: Puppage

All cats are gray in the dark.


74 posted on 09/08/2007 9:03:51 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: peggybac

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.


75 posted on 09/08/2007 9:05:02 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Condor51

“(I even had my own bar stool)”

There’s over the counter medication that can cure that.


76 posted on 09/08/2007 9:07:08 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: ZinGirl
yikes...did I read that right? They’re both 52 years old? She looks great.....he looks 92

Actually, I think she looks ghastly. Skin looks like it's just about worn out from all those years of over exposure.

77 posted on 09/08/2007 9:10:42 PM PDT by fso301
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To: ZinGirl
he sounded so enthusiastic about the marriage to Evert.....

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.....

78 posted on 09/08/2007 9:16:16 PM PDT by cherry
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To: peggybac

sometimes I feel like I am the last of the married for life people around....


79 posted on 09/08/2007 9:18:25 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Riverman94610
“Sex is the dumbest force in the universe” Right you are.Its how I got”sucked into”Scientology back in 1968!

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?

80 posted on 09/08/2007 9:23:17 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee ("Norman Hsu:" Chinese for "Abramoff")
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To: COUNTrecount
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."

Maybe she should have. He had trouble learning from anybody else.

81 posted on 09/08/2007 9:25:24 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee ("Norman Hsu:" Chinese for "Abramoff")
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To: COUNTrecount
His wife Laura, with whom he has two grown-up children, cut a lonely figure as she left the court in tears.

Being £50m richer, I doubt she'll be lonely for long.

82 posted on 09/08/2007 9:28:08 PM PDT by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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To: ZinGirl

That’s what lots of son for you.


83 posted on 09/08/2007 9:29:15 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: ZinGirl

If she were a nice person I would find a way say nice things about her.


84 posted on 09/08/2007 9:30:03 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: river rat
Evert looks like she’s been rode hard and put away wet!

Wow, that is harsh. At least she was a hetero. Most of the women tennis stars of her era were flaming dykes.

85 posted on 09/08/2007 9:37:51 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: ZinGirl

Greg has been hitting the sauce for many years, which accounts for his appearance.


86 posted on 09/08/2007 9:44:37 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: nwrep

Judging from her adulterous behavior - with a horrible impact on two families -— she deserves “harsh”.


87 posted on 09/08/2007 9:44:47 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Bwahahaha, that was funny, spontaneously funny!


88 posted on 09/08/2007 9:44:59 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support. Defend life support for others in the womb.)
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To: Dysart

Jim Rome is the DEVIL!


89 posted on 09/08/2007 9:45:33 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: fso301

90 posted on 09/08/2007 9:54:06 PM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: arbooz
lovers lunching in sydney


91 posted on 09/08/2007 9:58:33 PM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: river rat

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.


92 posted on 09/08/2007 10:12:54 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep
The timing of the two divorces — doesn’t bear at all on when they started screwing around....

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.

93 posted on 09/08/2007 11:02:04 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: cherry

“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!


94 posted on 09/08/2007 11:29:25 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Afronaut

Wasn’t that Nick Faldo?


96 posted on 09/09/2007 5:02:45 AM PDT by ukwildcats
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To: river rat
thank you for your kind post.

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).

97 posted on 09/09/2007 5:05:19 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: Moonman62
If she were a nice person I would find a way say nice things about her.

yeah....I know nothing about her...but I'm gathering she lacks a bit (or a lot) of true character.

.

98 posted on 09/09/2007 5:10:00 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: COUNTrecount

Wow. Shallow and classless is no way to go through life. I thought you actually had some sense Chrissy. Sad.


99 posted on 09/09/2007 9:37:06 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (I want a hero....I'm holding out for a hero (politically))
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To: COUNTrecount

IT all happened when she got that famous tennis grip on his putter.


100 posted on 09/09/2007 11:30:03 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Do not lick envelopes from China.........)
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