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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."


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: athletes; chrisevert; gol; gregnorman; tennis; thoushaltnotcovet; weddingbells
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To: popdonnelly
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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To: A.A. Cunningham
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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To: DManA

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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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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