Who is Julia Lemigova?

Yulia Alexandrovna Lemigova was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union on 26 June 1972 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds Russian nationality. She’s a former model who’s today known for two things: for having been crowned Miss USSR in 1990, and for being the wife of Martina Navratilova, a famous Czech-American former professional tennis player.

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Early life and education

Julia was raised in Moscow by her father who was a colonel in the Red Army, and her mother who was a housewife; not a lot else is known about Julia’s parents, as she respects their privacy. Because she hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, Julia’s fans believe her to be an only child.

She studied at a local high school and was interested in a couple of activities during her four years there, mostly in playing volleyball, and dancing. Julia became interested in modelling when she was around 16 years old, after her friends and family began telling her that she could succeed in the industry.

Upon matriculating in 1990, she chose not to pursue a college degree, but to try and make a name for herself as a model.

Julia’s career

Julia placed second in the Miss USSR beauty pageant in 1990, but because the original winner Maria Kezha was disqualified for being underage, Julia was instead crowned the winner; she then competed in the Miss Universe 1991 beauty pageant, placing third.

She moved to Paris, France in 1991 and opened her wellness center Joiya Spa in 1993, while the year 2009 saw her launch her own spa and skincare line Russie Blanche.

TV appearances

Julia was featured in the 1991 TV special “Miss Universe Pageant”, and was in 2016 invited to appear in the documentary movie about her wife “Just Call Me Martina”.

The year 2022 saw Julia make a guest appearance in two episodes of the talk-show “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”, and since 2021, she’s been starring in the fourth season of the reality show “The Real Housewives of Miami”. It was created by Scott Dunlop in 2011, today also stars Adriana De Moura, Alexia Echevarria and Marysol Patton, and follows the lives of six most influential women in Miami, Florida.

Julia’s currently shooting for the upcoming music video “Fyah”.

Love life and marriage with Martina Navratilova

Even though Julia prefers not to make the details of her love life public, she’s still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it. She began dating French banker Edouard Stern in 1997, and gave birth to their son Maximilian in either 1998 or 1999; the baby died from shaken baby syndrome. Julia and Edouard split before the year 2000, and he was killed by his girlfriend of four years in Geneva, Switzerland on 27 February 2005; at that time, Edouard was the 38th richest Frenchman.

Julia married Martina in New York State on 15 December 2014, after many years of dating; the two don’t have children.

She hasn’t mentioned any other men or women whom she’s perhaps been with, and as of August 2022, Julia’s married to Martina Navratilova, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Julia’s quite popular on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her more than 35,000 followers; she’s uploaded close to 1,000 pictures onto the network, most of which feature her during her everyday life.

She’s passionate about travelling, and her modelling career’s taken her all around the world; Julia’s dream travel destination’s Miami.

Her favorite season is summer, mostly because she likes to go yachting and sun tanning at the beach.

Julia’s both a shopaholic and fashionista, as she goes searching for clothes multiple times every week, while she’s keeping up with all of the latest fashion trends by reading various magazines.

She enjoys watching romantic movies in her spare time – her favorite actors and actresses are Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Anne Hathaway, while some of her favorite movies are “Titanic”, “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, and “One Day”.

Age, height and net worth

Julia’s age is 50. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of August 2022, Julia’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, and her wife Martina’s at more than $25 million.

Who is her wife, Martina?

Martina Šubertová was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on 18 October 1956 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds both Czech and American nationality. She’s rated one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and 31 women’s doubles titles.

Martina was raised in Prague alongside her younger sister Jana, by their father Mirek Subert and mother Jana Navratilova; their parents divorced when Martina was three years old, and the girls moved with their mother to the small town of Revnice. Martina’s mother was a gymnast, ski instructor and tennis player; she married tennis coach Miroslav Navratil in 1962, who then became Martina’s first coach; she took her step-father’s surname not long after this.

She was four when she began playing tennis, and was seven when she began practicing it on a daily basis; Martina was 15 when she won National Tennis Championship in Czechoslovakia.

She moved to the USA aged 17, and lived there with the late American stage actress Frances Dewey Wormser; Martina won her first professional singles title in the same year (1974) – the following year saw her finish runner-up at both the Australian Open and French Open. In September 1975, Martina received her green card, while she became a US citizen in 1981.

She won at 1978 Wimbledon, as well as 1979, both times beating Chris Evert in the final, while a couple of her following wins were at the 1986 and 1987 US Open, and the 1987 Wimbledon; Martina continued playing until 2006, when she retired from competing professionally, having amassed 59 major titles.

She became a tennis coach in December 2014.

Martina’s published a couple of books, with her first having been her 1985 autobiography “Martina” (only in the USA, as it was entitled “Being Myself” in the rest of the world). Her first mystery novel “The Total Zone” was published in 1994, and was followed by “Breaking Point” in 1996 and “Killer Instinct” in 1997.

She revealed that she was bisexual in 1981, as well as that she had previously been in a relationship with American feminist author Rita Mae Brown; she then dated American former professional basketball player Nancy Elizabeth Lieberman, eventually re-identifying herself as lesbian. Martina was in a relationship with American author Judy Hill Nelson from 1984 to 1991.

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