American Tennis Legend’s Wife Shares Staggering Tidbits About Dating Life Before Meeting the Sporting Icon

Published 02/12/2023, 7:50 AM EST

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Martina Navratilova and Julia Lemigova are the definition of a happy couple. Not only are they an inspiration for LGBTQ+ couples, but they are setting the bar high for couples all over the world with their healthy and balanced farm lifestyle. Julia Lemigova, however, is more than just the wife of the 18-time Grand Slam winner. She has a history and a legacy of her own that not many people know about.

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Recently, Lemigova took to her Instagram to interact with her followers and gave them a treat. She asked them to shoot their questions at her, as she felt great this morning. Among questions regarding Navratilova’s health and updates regarding her farm animals, there is one question that stands out. A fan asked Lemigova if she dated women prior to meeting the 59-time Grand Slam champion. The courage and straightforwardness with which she answered this question unapologetically will surprise anyone.

Martina Navratilova has an unapologetic wife

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In 2014, Navratilova got married to Julia Lemigova, a former Miss Soviet Union and beauty pageant winner. The couple got married in a ceremony in New York and have been together ever since. Before dating Martina Navratilova, she was married to a Russian businessman and had two daughters.

She has lived in various countries, including the Soviet Union, France, and the United States. Not much is publicly known about her life prior to her relationship with Navratilova.

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However, that changed a few hours ago when Lemigova posted a funny picture of an oatmeal bowl and asked her followers, “Relaxing morning today 🙂 🙂 Ask me anything.

One follower raised the question about Lemigova’s dating history. He/she asked, “Did you date women prior to Martina?”

To answer this, Lemigova posted a gorgeous picture of herself looking outside the window in a bralette. She openly confessed in her story, “Yes I did!”, but did not explain further.

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Other than this, her fans have also shown an avid interest in the well-being of her farm animals who she seems to give a lot of time and thought. They have also requested her to open her farm for visitors.

Navratilova’s work for the LGBTQ+ community

Martina Navratilova is widely known for being an advocate for gay rights and equality. She came out as a lesbian in 1981, at a time when being gay was not widely accepted, especially in the world of professional sports. Despite facing criticism and discrimination, Navratilova continues to use her platform to speak out against homophobia.

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Over the years, Navratilova has also worked with various LGBTQ+ organizations and charities to promote equality and support the LGBTQ+ community.

WATCH THIS STORY – ‘Seems to Get Injured a Lot’ – Martina Navratilova Once Used Serena Williams’ Example to Talk About the ‘Fragmented’ Nature of Women’s Tennis.

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Annesha Banerjee

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Annesha Banerjee is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in English. Her love for tennis and other sports is influenced by her mother, who was a remarkable athlete back in the day.
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