Posts Tagged ‘dancing with the stars’
- Over the 30+ years in the public eye, Martina Navratilova has been through a number of well publicized relationships and an equal amount of breakups.
After coming out of the closet in 1981 and declaring to the world that she was gay, Navratilova was first linked to author Rita Mae Brown. After breaking up after rumored infidelity, Navratilova was then linked to Judy Nelson, whom she dated for 7+ years until 1991. After the split, Nelson sued Navratilova for palimony in 1991. She also penned two books about her relationship with Navratilova, Love Match: Nelson vs. Navratilova, and Choices: My Journey After Leaving my Husband for Martina and a Lesbian Life. Ironically, Judy Nelson and Rita Mae Brown were later linked together in a romantic relationship.
Fast forward to 2000, and Martina Navratilova begins dating Toni Layton who served as a business advisor. The two had an unofficial wedding ceremony in 2004. In 2009 , Martina returned home from a business trip to Australia and abruptly ended their relationship; Navritalova cited a loss in personal net worth as the reason, and Layton as the culprit for the damage. Layton was thrown out onto the street, with the locks to the home they shared having been immediately changed. After being offered only $10,000 by Navritalova and her attorney's, Layton later filed a domestic partnership lawsuit for an undisclosed amount, as she did not have the same protections as an official marriage would have carried. After filing the suit, Layton released the following statement:
"Martina has got a fight on her hands. Without any warning, my life came crashing down around me. I was kicked out on the streets with only the clothes on my back. I was left an emotional wreck, with nothing to show for eight years of my life. I still suffer nightmares today. It's something I don't think I will ever properly recover from. What I want now is justice. Justice for all those lost, wasted years."
The suit was reportedly settled out of court with Layton being awarded around $3,000,000.
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- OK, so try to follow this weird web of a reality TV love pentagon.
Meet Dollicia Bryan. She used to date New Orleans Saints Super Bowl champ, Darren Sharper. There are rumors online that Dollicia slept with Reggie Bush, though we openly admit that piecing the timeline together has been a struggle, so we're not suggesting that she cheated on Sharper with Bush or vice versa. From things we've heard from clubhouse confidants, passing girls around amongst teammates can be a common practice, so none of this surprises us. There are rumors that Dollicia slept with Reggie Bush while he was still with Kim Kardashian, and that now Kim Kardashian and Dollicia have a feud developing. That feud was fueled by these comments made by Dollicia to King Magazine in July 2011:
"We’re two different women. I’m a mother, so I can never be famous for leaking a sex tape... there’s a huge difference between us. I’ll stay the Queen of talent and acting, but as far as being the Queen of who I’m dating and being in the media all the time; she can stay the Queen of that."
Now reports are surfacing that whether in a spiteful move, or pure coincidence, Dancing With The Stars hopeful Rob Kardashian is dating Dollicia Bryan (though according to some of these online rumors most notably from MediaTakeOut and The Hollywood Gossip, using the word dating may be taking a loose interpretation of the word). According to these same rumors, Kim is now furious with both her brother, and who appears to be her bitter rival. MediaTakeOut reports that Rob and Dollicia have actually moved in together. Even though Kim is pissed, Khloe Kardashian and her husband Lamar Odom's must be thrilled for Rob to have finally moved out, right?
Now Dollicia has the female version of Jeter-esque dating resume: In addition to Sharper, Bush, and Kardashian, she can also add the names Bow-Wow, Shawne Merriman, Jamie Foxx and Kanye West to the list of celebrities that she's been romantically linked (though Foxx and West appear to be speculative online rumors at best).
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- boyfriend Adrian Galaviz. While Maksim appeared to have the romantic "in" with his 2011 Dancing With The Stars partner, it does appear that his efforts are for naught. Adrian has survived Hope's ascension to super-duper-stardom, and appears to be staying put. We'll keep you updated.
10/08/2011: OK, so we have the New York Post to thank for this update, but it now appears that Hope Solo is either still with, or back with
09-21-2011: So it looks like Hope Solo, unlike
Ron Artest Metta World Peace, will be sticking around Dancing with the Stars for at least another week. Hope and her partner turned in the second highest score of the night, which bodes well for her future on the show.
- As the Fall, 2011 season of Dancing With the Stars approaches, rumors of dancing partners becoming partners off the floor begin to fly. As with many couples in the past, rumors have started swirling the Team USA Goaltender Hope Solo is dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy who she will be dancing with on the show. TerezOwens.com was the first to report the possibility after they were photographed together at CenturyMark Field in Seattle over the weekend. After some research on our part, and some leaps of faith, we're pretty sure they were attending a Seattle Sounders soccer game. Why do we make this jump? The Seahawks were on the road, the stands aren't entirely full, and the Sounders played a day game Saturday afternoon.
During the 2011 World Cup run, we came across some information on one of Hope's previous relationships, with some fuzzy details regarding their current relationship status. Maksim was also previously linked to another show dance partner, Erin Andrews. Stories later emerged that the two were in fact an item during the show, but nothing progressed beyond that point, and neither party ever confirmed.
Keep it here on PlayerWives.com for continued updates on Hope Solo, any "showmance," and her DWTS progress.