“We’ve been together six years and I can’t imagine my life without you. Please marry me,” Martina said over the microphone and big screen. “I have been waiting for the right time to ask Julia to marry me,” Navratilova said into the microphone. “I thought this was the right place and the right time to pop the question and thankfully I got a ‘yes’.”
Julia Lemigova is a former Miss USSR beauty queen, and Martina is, of course, is one of the greatest singles and doubles player to ever play the game. She’s won 18 grand slams, among other things, and has been out since 1981.
“I was very nervous,” Navratilova told a reporter. “It came off. She said yes. It was kind of an out-of-body experience. You’ve seen people propose at sporting events before, in movies, in real life. Here it was happening to me. It was like I was watching myself do it.”
Congrats to the happy couple!