After Years of Ignoring Each Other, RHOM Star Julia Lemigova Reveals How She Wooed Wife Martina Navratilova in Paris – ‘I Had Two Daughters..’

Published 03/21/2023, 8:16 AM EDT

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Love stories are always fascinating when they involve celebrities and tennis players. The Real Housewives of Miami star, Julia Lemigova, met her wife, tennis legend Martina Navratilova 22 years ago. In a recent podcast by Chanel in the City, the former beauty queen shared details about her first encounter with Navratilova.

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Reportedly, the duo exchanged numbers and didn’t see each other again for eight years. However, fate brought them together again in Paris. Lemigova recollected the days of her courtship with Navratilova and how she finally won her heart.

RHOM star shares details about her first encounter with her wife, Martina Navratilova

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In Paris, Julia Lemigova met Martina Navratilova with her two daughters. The RHOM star introduced her daughters to the tennis veteran, and they all had breakfast together the next day. After a few breakfasts, Navratilova eventually moved in with Lemigova. In the podcast, the reality star stated, “..exactly eight years later I bumped into her at the same place almost and I had my two daughters one was two one was six. She was like, oh my god Julia how are you and I said I’m good this is Emma and this is victoria..”

Martina Navratilova has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. The couple has been together for over two decades and has faced their share of challenges. The couple has remained committed to each other through it all.

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In January, the tennis veteran made a surprising announcement about her cancer diagnosis. Lemigova also showed her solidarity by cutting her hair in a symbolic gesture of support for her spouse.

Lemigova’s support throughout Navratilova’s cancer journey

Lemigova, a former Miss Soviet Union and beauty pageant winner, married Martina Navratilova in 2014 in a New York ceremony. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine, the Real Housewives of Miami actress revealed that she cut her long hair to a shoulder-length bob to show support for Navratilova during her cancer journey.

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Lemigova said that Navratilova is sentimental and tends to cry when watching romantic love stories or black-and-white movies. She hoped her surprise would not make Navratilova cry, but rather lead to happy tears.

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Lemigova has been a constant support for her wife throughout her cancer battle. Share your good wishes for tennis stars in the comments below.

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Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon

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Aditya Menon is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He developed an unbridled love for tennis from the moment his father introduced him to the sport. Watching Roger Federer dominate the ATP tour with his unique and effortless style played a pivotal role in pushing Aditya to write about tennis for national publications.
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