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  • Martina Navratilova is a professional tennis player.
  • she is married to real housewives of miami Star Julia Lemigova.
  • On January 2, 2023, the Women’s Tennis Association announced on its website that Martina had been diagnosed with two forms of cancer.

18-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Navratilova66 years old is a successful tennis player from Prague. She started her dominant game with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) 50 years ago and celebrates the feat on December 28, 2022. However, when Martina is not on the court, he often spends time with his wife, Julia Lemigova50. Below is everything there is to know about Julia and his marriage to Martina!

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‘RHOM’ star Julia Lemigova and his wife, Martina Navratilova. (Jeff Daly / InVision / AP / Shutterstock)

The wife of Martina Navratilova, Julia Lemigova

martina is married real housewives of miami Star Julia Lemigova. The 50-year-old was born in Moscow, Russia, but now spends her time in Miami with the pro athlete. Julia is a former beauty pageant winner who notably served as the final Miss USSR in 1990 Praise, Later on, the brunette beauty went on to represent the Soviet Union in the 1991 Miss Universe pageant where she finished as the second runner up.

After her pageant days, Julia became an entrepreneur and opened her own spa, Zoya Spa, in 2003. A few years later in 2009, the TV personality launched a skincare and beauty line, Russian Blanche. Besides this, the multi-talented lady was a model from 1991 until she welcomed her first child in 2005.


Julia and Martina have been married for almost a decade, as they said ‘I dos’ in 2014! Julia also made history on Bravo TV as the first openly LGBT cast member real housewives franchise when she joins the show in 2021. He has been very public about his marriage to Martina, as he often posts via the 66-year-old’s Instagram.

Recently, on January 2, 2023, Julia posted a selfie with his wife on his social media, along with a cute caption. “Thank you to everyone who reached out to share words of support. Together, we will fight this,” she wrote. The snapshot appeared to be in reference to the news that Martina had two forms of cancer, which came on the same day as the WTA Reported by.

The tennis star has been diagnosed with throat cancer as well as breast cancer. “This double whammy is serious but still fixable,” she said via a statement to the outlet. “I’m hoping for a favorable outcome. It’s going to stink for a while, but I’ll fight it with everything I have. Notably, this isn’t her first cancer diagnosis, as according to the WTA, Martina was earlier diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She will begin her treatment in the second week of January 2023 in New York City.

their kids

Martina and Julia are not only married, but they are also devoted parents! Julia welcomes first child with late businessman edward stern in 1999. Sadly his son, maximilian sterndied when he was still an infant, per the daily mail, Later, Julia welcomed two daughters Victoria22, and Emma15. Former Pageant-Winner Revealed nbc news That his daughters helped him come out. “When I saw my two girls standing up to my friends and saying, ‘Yeah, we have two moms,’ and I looked at them, and it’s like, ‘Oh my god. My girls came out faster than me!’ And then it was like, ‘Boom, boom.’ I have never looked back, ”she said in December 2021.

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