Thursday, 18 December 2014
Martina Navratilova married Miss USSR 90 '
The tennis player Martina Navratilova married Monday in New York with businesswoman and former model Julia Lemigova Russian, with whom he had a relationship for six years.
The ceremony was very intimate with family and friends, and was held at the Peninsula Hotel. Soon after, Navratilova own communicated the news to the BBC cameras and used to encourage other gay couples to climb the altar.
"I am 58 years old and I have been married for the first time. It was time right? "He joked. Navratilova, who has won nine times Wimbledon, said he felt "strange, terrified and relieved," while his partner, Miss USSR in 1990, said he was overwhelmed.
Navratilova asked her marriage to Julia on 6 September, kneeling by surprise on camera during a break from the men's semifinal of the US Open.
"In the end everything went well," said Martina, who has more than three decades fighting for the rights of homosexuals, especially in the sports world.