‘I want to be with my kids’ – Chris Evert once opened up about what went wrong in her marriage to a $400 million golfer

American tennis legend Chris Evert was undoubtedly one of the best players on the tennis court. But outside of court, Evert struggled with her relationship with her former husband Greg Norman. The American tennis legend and the Australian golf star wed in June 2008. It was a lavish wedding on the paradise island of the Bahamas.

However, the couple divorced fifteen months later due to personal issues. Many rumors did the rounds suggesting that it was the result of two big egos who didn’t want to compromise. However, former American tennis player Evert once came out to reveal the real reason behind her divorce from Greg Norman.


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Chris Evert once revealed the real reason behind their divorce

The popular couple’s divorce after a short marriage has been the subject of numerous rumours. While some claimed Norman was more concerned with his fame than being a good husband. Others said Chrissie couldn’t stand it when athletes who weren’t as good as her got more recognition. But it was American tennis legend Evert who finally decided to come out to reveal the truth behind their divorce.

Reverse once specified, “Was there passion? Yes. was there love Sure, uh, yeah – but we had two big worlds. To be honest, we had other priorities.”

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 12: Former professional tennis player Chris Evert hosts a private tennis clinic for Starwood Preferred Guest during the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2015 in the Flushing section of the borough of Queens NYC. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images for SPG)

She explained that their relationship has always been passionate and romantic. However, the problem in their relationship came from the fact that they had different priorities. The former tennis player added that their lifestyles are different. She said Norman prioritizes his business and travel interests while she prioritizes looking after the children.

Evert explained “I don’t want this to be a slap in the face of Greg, but our lifestyles were different. My children were my priority. His priority was to build his business and travel.”

But Evert has been a strong and successful woman since her divorce from the golf star, the American tennis legend.

Evert paid tribute to Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer

Former American tennis player Evert took to Twitter to pay tribute to the Swiss maestro who recently announced his decision to retire from tennis. Evert posted an emotional message for the 20th Grand Slam title winner, Federer.


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She described Federer as a tennis champion with class, grace and humility admired by all. Evert went on to say that the Swiss tennis legend has mastered the sport more gracefully than any other tennis player on the court. Many other tennis legends also paid tribute to Federer. American tennis legend, Evert’s rival and friend Martina Navratilova also posted a message to pay tribute to the 20th Grand Slam title winner.


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