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Martina Navratilova dated Rita Mae Brown in the past, but they broke up on March 3, 1981. Martina Navratilova dated Rita Mae Brown for 2.1 years. Martina Navratilova is currently married to Julia Lemigova.

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Martina Navratilova

Sports - Tennis

Why Famous: is a Czech-American tennis player

Age: 61 (b. 10/18/1956)

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Rita Mae Brown

Arts - Author

Why Famous: Author of Rubyfruit Jungle

Age: 73 (b. 11/22/1944)


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Event Start Date Length
Dating 1/22/1979 2.1 years
Broke Up 3/3/1981 --
 Total2.1 years

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Where and/or how did Martina Navratilova and Rita Mae Brown meet?

Martina and Rita Mae met while Rita Mae was researching her novel Southern Discomfort.

Why did Martina Navratilova and Rita Mae Brown break up?

Martina and Rita Mae broke up when Martina began having an affair with Nancy Lieberman.

Other Relationship Information about Martina Navratilova and Rita Mae Brown:

Martina and Rita Mae lived together in Charlottesville, Virginia. After they broke up, Rita Mae wrote a novel called Sudden Death that seemed to be a thinly-disguised account of her romance with Martina. Rita Mae had a short affair with Judy Nelson, another of Martina's ex lovers.

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Classic Quotes by Martina Navratilova and Rita Mae Brown about their relationship:

"I learned to want her. I was dazzled by the ferocity of her passion. She said I'd given her the best sex she'd ever had in her life" Rita Mae Brown 2006

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