Martina Navratilova, 55, finds joy with 'instant family' as she becomes parent to her girlfriend's daughters
NB It took two hacks to write this article.
She was at the peak of her legendary tennis career when most women settle down to become mothers.
Most? Settle down? Wouldn't that be a rather long peak?
But at the age of 55 and after a string of tempestuous love affairs, Martina Navratilova has finally embraced motherhood.
She has become a parent to her girlfriend’s two young daughters, an arrangement she referred to as her ‘instantaneous family’.
So she's a stepmother. So far, so not newsworthy.
The gay tennis star…
She's a woman with a girlfriend. We already know this.
Raising the sensitive issue of motherhood, presenter Kirsty Young said that many high-profile gay couples have had children…
Sensitive issue? Don't talk to lesbians about children, it will cause a diplomatic incident.
The star, who has had difficult relationships with ex-girlfriends including Toni Layton which ended in a legal battle, as well as another beauty queen, former Miss Texas Judy Nelson, admitted…
Such elegant prose!
Miss Lemigova, the daughter of a Soviet army colonel, was first seen with Miss Navratilova just weeks after she had described her girlfriend as ‘drop-dead beautiful’
Dogwhistle. So far, no-one has bitten. But:
She is not a mother. Those children have already a mother and nature teaches you can t have more than one. If I was a child in that situation I would escape from home . Please respect children rights and nature's laws. Only a man and a woman can make a child. The rest is against nature. Then love is another thing if you want to love someone of your same sex please don t put children in the middle. No one ask to them how they feel.
- e_ly, London, 14/7/2012 08:17 Rating 3