Martina Navratilova and her spouse Julia Lemigova have put their plans to undertake a toddler on maintain because the sports activities star battles most cancers.
The 66-year-old tennis legend and her companion had been hoping to broaden their household this yr, however Julia has now revealed they halted the method after Martina was recognized with stage one throat most cancers and breast most cancers in January as they wish to wait till she has recovered earlier than bringing a toddler into their house.
Talking on ‘The Actual Housewives of Miami’ reunion present, Julia defined: “While you’re adopting a toddler, it needs to be concerning the little one. And proper now it is every part about Martina and for her getting well being. We’re placing it on maintain.
“We had been considering any second the company would name and provides us the completely satisfied information that we had been going to have a child.”
Host Andy Cohen requested in the event that they had been far alongside within the adoption course of, and Julia replied: “As an alternative, we’re preventing two cancers. Like one will not be sufficient. I am simply ready for Martina to get higher.”
Julia went on to thank followers for all their messages of assist, saying: “I wish to thank all of you right here for reaching out and for exhibiting your assist. Thanks a lot, she’s going by means of a really arduous time proper now.”
The couple married in 2014 and Julia is mum to 2 daughters Emma, 17, and Victoria, 21, from a earlier relationship. She additionally had a son who died when he was an toddler.
Martina – who gained 59 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles in her four-decade profession – went public along with her most cancers prognosis in January after discovering an enlarged lymph node in her neck in November. Assessments later confirmed she had stage one throat most cancers and one other “suspicious kind” was then present in her breast which was unrelated.
Martina mentioned: “This double whammy is critical however nonetheless fixable. I’m hoping for a beneficial consequence. It’s going to stink for some time however I’ll struggle with all I’ve obtained.” It comes 13 years after the tennis icon underwent radiation remedy for breast most cancers and was given the all-clear after present process six weeks of chemotherapy.
A spokeswoman for Martina added each her cancers “are in early stage with nice outcomes”, saying in an announcement: “Martina Navratilova has been recognized with stage one throat most cancers. The prognosis is sweet and Martina will begin her remedy this month. “The most cancers kind is HPV and this explicit kind responds very well to remedy. Martina observed an enlarged lymph node in her neck throughout the WTA finals in Fort Value. When it didn’t go down, a biopsy was carried out, the outcomes got here again as stage one throat most cancers. “Concurrently Martina was present process the assessments for the throat, a suspicious kind was present in her breast, which was subsequently recognized as most cancers, utterly unrelated to the throat most cancers. “Each these cancers are of their early phases with nice outcomes.”