Tennis legend Martina Navratilova
recently told The New York Times that her marriage to Julia
Lemigova has changed her life.
The women married last month in New
York, roughly three months after the 58-year-old Navratilova proposed
at the US Open. She popped the question during a break from her
commenting duties for the Tennis Channel, presenting her longtime
girlfriend with a three carat diamond engagement ring, the New
York Post's Page Six reported at the time.
Lemigova, a 42-year-old former beauty
queen, has two children from a previous marriage and is the founder
and CEO of luxury skincare line Russie Blance.
“I want to write an article about it,
how much it changes your life,” Navratilova
told the Times.
“You just feel much stronger. For
me, it's: Don't mess with my relationship. Don't mess with my
family. It really gives you validation and gives you kind of a wall
that you can lean on if something happens.”
Speaking about her daughters, she
added: “I've been in their lives the majority of their lives.
They've thought about me as a parent for a long time, but now, again,