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

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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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Martina Navratilova

Sports - Tennis

Why Famous: is a Czech-American tennis player

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

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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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Nancy LiebermanMartina Navratilova1981View

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

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

Why did Rita Mae Brown and Martina Navratilova break up?

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

Other Relationship Information about Rita Mae Brown and Martina Navratilova:

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 Rita Mae Brown and Martina Navratilova 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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