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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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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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“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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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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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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