that the couple's wedding was the day "when the unraveling began." "[Evert] became very dominating and controlling and it became very apparent she was treating my brother badly," Janis said.Claiming that the marriage was "doomed" from the start, she went on to say the wedding "was the beginning of the end." Before the divorce, Norman and Evert released a statement which said, "We will remain friends and supportive of one another's family." Evert later said she will never be friends with Norman.That could have been that but Evert’s new love match was all over within 15 months and Norman’s ex-wife, former flight attendant Laura Andrassy, concluded that two “huge egos” had found it impossible to live together. Now at last we have the answer: it was all down to the menopause.It was the sex scandal that had everything: a friend betrayed, a husband cuckolded, a wife scorned, five children traumatised… “We had a rough couple of years,” she said of her relationship with exhusband Andy Mill in an interview on Tuesday with Lance Armstrong in The Forward Podcast.“I was going through menopausal stuff that doesn’t get talked about enough – what women go through, you know, at 50ish.Entertaining the viewer is not about slamming in a winner, but keeping the ball in play, so it’s better for the social skills.“Commentating can be miserable if you don’t have a good team, but it’s a lot of fun if you do and I’m with people who were my friends anyway, so I don’t feel at all competitive,” she says sounding genuinely carefree.Friends suggested she and Mill see a marriage counsellor but Evert refused: “I’d go, ‘God, can’t you figure out your own problems?'” By the time they did seek professional help it was too late.
That iron self-control has been called upon recently as she copes with the aftermath of the most disastrous off-court match of her life.“My conscience and my guilt and my grief kicked in,” she said.In the space of one day in October 2006 ex-tennis star Chris Evert was transformed from golden girl to scarlet woman.Andy and I are still a family without living together. And I brought that into my next marriage, those issues that weren’t resolved.” Given that so many of her life choices have been ruled by red-hot passion it is ironic that Evert’s nickname on the tennis circuit as a player was the Ice Maiden, going about her business with a glacial coolness while others were known for racket abuse, verbal outbursts and run-ins with umpires. She was just 16 when she first reached the semi-finals of the US Open and 19 when she won her first grand slam tournament.That’s the best way to put it.” She had attributed the breakdown of her 18-year marriage to Mill to an unwillingness to confront the fact that they were drifting apart. She went on to take at least one major title for the next 12 years, winning Wimbledon three times and the US Open six times.