Martina Navratilova, a famous 66-year-old tennis player from Wimbledon, said on Monday that she has been told she has stage one cancer in both her throat and breasts. The last time she had cancer and beat it was almost 13 years ago.
Shortly before Martina’s diagnosis was made public, her 50-year-old model wife Julia Lemigova went on Instagram to talk about the “ups and downs” of the past year and her hopes for 2023. People replied to her post on Instagram and began looking for Martina. This article is about her private life, including her relationship with Julia Lemigova.
About Julia And Martina’s Love Life
Julia Lemigova and Martina were together for nine years before they got married in 2015. In Paris, they first met in a gay bar. After becoming an American citizen, Martina said she was a lesbian in an interview in 1981.
Before she got married, her relationships with ex-girlfriends Toni Layton and former Miss Texas Judy Nelson were said to have been difficult. At the US Tennis Open in 2014, she asked her girlfriend Julia Lemigova to marry her. Since the first season of Real Housewives in 2006, they are the first same-sex couple to be full-time cast members.
Know About Julia Lemigova, Martina’s Wife
Julia Lemigova, who was Miss USSR in 1990 and married Martina Navratilova, was born on June 26, 1972. She is a member of the cast of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Miami. The Red Army colonel who raised Lemigova is her father.
In 1990, Lemigova came in second place at Miss USSR. She became Miss USSR when Maria Kezha, the first winner, was disqualified because she was too young. Lemigova came in second place at the Miss Universe pageant in 1991, where she was representing the Soviet Union.
Martina Navratilova Health Issues
People magazine said on Monday, January 2, that Navratilova, who is 66 years old, has been diagnosed with two types of cancer. A representative for the former athlete said that Navratilova went to the doctor for an enlarged lymph node in her neck, which turned out to be cancerous. At the same time, a cancerous lump was found in one of her breasts.
“The cancer is HPV, and this type responds really well to treatment,” the person who talked to PEOPLE said. They also said that both cancers are in their “early stages.” Navratilova also talked about the dual diagnosis with The Sunday Times. “This double whammy is bad, but it can still be fixed,” she said. “I hope that everything will go well. It will smell for a while, but I will fight with everything I have.”
Thirteen years ago, the tennis great was told she had breast cancer. In 2010, she was told she was no longer sick. Navratilova said in an interview, “It really knocked me off my feet” when she found out she had cancer. I feel like I’m in control of my life and body, but now this has happened and I can’t do anything about it.”