Greg Norman’s sister calls ex Chris Evert ‘dominating and controlling’
This is the hotel where sporting legends Greg Norman and Chris Evert will tie the knot at a star-studded ceremony on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. More than 400 guests will jet into the island's capital, Nassau, for the wedding at the exclusive one and only Ocean Club.
Cracks appeared in golfing great Greg Norman’s marriage to tennis star Chris Evert on their wedding day, his big sister has told.
The "Great White Shark" has had a turbulent five years in his love life. His 25-year marriage to Laura Andrassy ended, and his whirlwind marriage to Chris Evert collapsed in 2009 after 15 months together.
Now his sister Janis has spoken to Australia’s New Idea magazine, saying she knew from the day they tied the knot the couple were doomed to split one day.
She said it became apparent Evert didn’t like playing second fiddle to his fame, and she became “dominating and controlling”.
Of their nuptials in the Bahamas, Janis said: “This was when the unravelling began. It was all about Chrissie and her family. She hardly spoke to us. She kept all of Greg’s family in the background. Mum and Dad didn’t even get an invite onto the main bridal table for the reception! It was the beginning of the end.”
I remember her wedding speech. It was so insensitive, no thought went into it, it was heartless."
She added: "It was the first time I realised who the real Chrissie was. She changed – she became very dominating and controlling, and it became apparent she was treating my brother badly. We all saw it, including his friends. We all agreed she did not like the fact Greg had a higher profile, and that she was now taking a back seat.”
Janis now hopes Greg’s new partner, Australian-born interior designer Kirsten Kutner, will turn out to be true love. “I get a lovely feeling about them. They complement one another.”