Who is Martina Navratilova's partner? 'RHOM' star Julia Lemigova has a haunting past

Who is Martina Navratilova's partner? 'RHOM' star Julia Lemigova has a haunting past
Julia Lemigova (R) married tennis legend Martina Navratilova in 2015 (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

MIAMI, FLORIDA: In a shocking revelation, Tennis legend Martina Navratilova shared that she’s been diagnosed with two kinds of cancers, throat, and breast. In a statement released by record nine-time Wimbledon champion, the star said that she first noticed a lump on her neck two months ago, and the tests suggest that it’s in the early stages. Navratilova, who is counted among the greatest of all time by many tennis fans and critics is married to former model and television personality Julia Lemigova. The couple has known each other for over 20 years and tied the knot in 2015, just a month after their engagement.

Lemigova and Navratilova live in their Miami home with two daughters, Emma and Victoria, from Lemigova’s previous relationship. They also enjoy the company of their lovely five Belgian Malinois dogs, turtles, and a car, as per The New York Times. Lemigova is the daughter of a former colonel and was first spotted with the Czech legend in the mid-2000s, referring her girlfriend to be a ‘drop-dead beautiful’ weeks later.

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Lemigova, who features in the ‘Real Housewives of Miami’ television show had a troubled past. After winning the Miss USSR title in 1990, soon she moved to Europe and started her own cosmetic line. It was in 2010 when French police re-opened a criminal inquiry against her. The center of the investigation remained her love child, Maximilien, whom she gave birth to 12 years ago. The record shows that Lemigova’s son died in mysterious circumstances aged 5, and the 50-year-old claimed it was connected with the murder of the baby’s father Edouard Stern, a French banker, and a close friend to Nicolas Sarkozy. Her former partner was also involved in several other illicit relationships, and he also participated in sadomasochistic orgies. However, in one of the interviews, Lemigova told a local French journalist at that time, “I knew absolutely nothing about that side. We had a normal relationship based on feelings.”



 

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In 1981, Navratilova came out as gay before she championed equal rights and supported multiple LGBT charities. She was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier as well in 2010 and had undergone surgery and a six-weeks of radiation therapy.

In her current statement, Navratilova wrote as per DailyMail, “This double whammy is serious but still fixable, and I’m hoping for a favorable outcome. It’s going to stink for a while, but I’ll fight with all have I got.” The 66-year-old’s press statement further read, "Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with stage one throat cancer. The prognosis is good and Martina will start her treatment this month."

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