On Monday, December 16th, Martina Navratilova married her long-time girlfriend Julia Lemigova, something the 58-year-old tennis legend had hardly thought she would have achieved as a gay woman. This is her first marriage and Navratilova jokingly commented that it was about time she got married.
Growing up as a gay woman, you just don’t ever think about that. And then about 10 years ago, I thought, ‘I think within 10 years gay marriage will be legal.’ And here we are, 10 years later.
Navratilova, who has recently become a coach of world No.6 Agnieszka Radwanska, proposed to Lemigova at the 2014 US Open, during a break in the Tennis Channel broadcast.