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 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!
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???
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?
Opps, guess he bumbed up his knee on that one.
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.
Great. It sounds like they are both marrying an adulterer.
Well, you know what they say - The only thing that happens when a man marries his mistress is he creates a job opening.
What do you expect ——
“GOLF”: “Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden”
“Tennis”: A game where Love means nothing!
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.
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.