‘Don’t Have a Lot of Respect for Her as a Woman’: Greg Norman’s First Wife Once Had Some Harsh Words for Tennis Legend Chris Evert

Published 11/16/2022, 4:00 PM EST

The relationship between exes can never be not awkward. Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf and a 2 time Major winner, has been married thrice in his life. Though happily married to his third wife currently, Norman’s first divorce wasn’t pretty. The CEO ended his 25 years long marriage to start a relationship with Tennis legend, Chris Evert. However, the CEO’s divorcee shared some unkind words for her ex-husband’s new partner.

Norman and Laura married back in 1981, long before his professional golf career reached immense heights. Nonetheless, after a $105 million settlement in 2006, the couple finally settled for divorce.

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‘The Shark’ decided to tie the knot again in 2008, with Former Tennis number one, Chris Evert. However, before the marriage of the former World number ones, Norman’s ex-wife Laura revealed how ‘aggressive’ Evert had been chasing the golfer.

Chris Evert came after Greg Norman, says his ex-wife

During her interview with Australia’s Telegraph newspaper, Laura had no filter while talking about he ex-husband’s then-lover. Evert “came after him – I have never seen anything like it,” she said. Laura further talked about the lack of respect she holds for the Tennis legend.

She said, “I really don’t have a lot of respect for her as a woman – she is not a great person. I never would have thought anyone would be so aggressive in pursuing him in front of me, like I didn’t exist.” Laura then expressed her shock at her divorce from the golf legend.

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“I never expected it would go to divorce,” she said. “I was with Greg almost 28 years, and I expected to grow old with him”. Laura Andrassy then continued firing shots at Chris Every as she said, “I was getting to know her because she was my husband’s best friend’s wife”.

Evert was previously married to ski champion, Andy Mill, who was Norman’s close friend. Moreover, the two couples spent many vacations together before calling it quits. And then Norman began a relationship with Evert.

A year after the interview, the LIV Golf CEO married the tennis Legend. However, unlike their previous marriages which lasted for decades, this wedding ended after 15 months. Perhaps, Laura may have been happy to know that.

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What are your thoughts on Laura’s comments? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Abdul Bari Khan

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Abdul Bari is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Abdul is currently pursuing his Master’s in the same. With great affection for the world of sports, this avid golf lover turned to the course at a young age.

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