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Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow Relationship


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Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow in Beverly Hills, California on December 1, 2005.

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Although Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow broke their engagement, here's how they met, when they got engaged, and more.


Lance Edward Gunderson Armstrong: September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas.

Sheryl Suzanne Crow: February 11, 1962 in Kennett, Missouri.

How Lance and Sheryl Met:

Lance and Sheryl met at the Grand Slam for Children event in Las Vegas in October 2003. Armstrong and Crow flirted with one another through their Blackberries.

Their relationship became public shortly after his divorce from Kristin.


Lance and Sheryl announced their engagement in September 2005. Lance popped the question on August 31, 2005, while they were in Sun Valley, Idaho on vacation. According to an interview on The Oprah Show, he proposed while they were in the middle of a lake on a small fishing boat that had run out of gas. "Far from feeling stranded, Lance seized the "too perfect" moment to propose."

Lance gave Sheryl is a 6-carat, cushion-cut diamond engagement ring. Lance and Sheryl planned a spring wedding. Sheryl said it would be small, and not located in either Missouri or Texas.
Source: People Magazine

The five month engagement of Lance and Sheryl ended in early February 2006 when they called off their wedding.


Lance has three children from his marriage to Kristin Richard and a son with Anna Hansen. In May 2007, Sheryl adopted a two-week-old baby, Wyatt Steven Crow. In June 2010, Sheryl announced she adopted her second son, Levi James Crow.


Lance: Professional bicyclist.

Sheryl Crow: Award winning singer and composer. She was a grade school teacher before she began singing as a backup singer for Michael Jackson. Crow has written songs for Eric Clapton, Tina Turner and Céline Dion.


Lance has a six-bedroom ranch home in Austin, Texas that is a short drive to where his children live with Kristin.

Sheryl Crow owns an apartment in downtown New York City.

Previous Marriages:

Lance was previously married to Kristin Richard

Quotes About the Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow Relationship

The five month engagement of Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow ended with the release of a joint statement calling off their wedding:
"After much thought and consideration we have made a very tough decision to split up. We both have a deep love and respect for each other and we ask that everyone respect our privacy during this very difficult time."
Source: People Magazine

Lance: "She [Sheryl] wanted marriage, she wanted children; and not that I didn't want that, but I didn't want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I'd just had kids. Yet, we're up against her biological clock –- that pressure is what cracked it."
Source: Liza Hamm. "Lance Armstrong Blames Sheryl Crow's Biological Clock for Split." People.com. 5/8/2009.

Sheryl: "The idea of marriage, I love that idea, but I think what I love more is just being with somebody who really creates space for you and gets you."
Source: SFGate.com. 7/08/2006.

Sheryl about their broken engagement: "We were at different points in our lives. I think that if I wanted to be married I would be married by now. And, for whatever reason, I haven't done it. I've picked people who've helped me to not make that happen."
Source: SFGate.com. 7/06/2006.

Lance: "I still love her [Sheryl] and want only the best for her ... When I heard of her diagnosis, it hit me harder than when I got my diagnosis."
Source: USA Today. 6/28/2006.

Lance on his talk show, "Armstrong Radio" on 2/3/06: "Obviously, this week was a rough week for us, but that doesn't change the fact that Sheryl is an unbelievable lady, one of the smartest, wisest, most gifted people I've ever met and a person that I can honestly say has shown me a love that I never knew. It's only fair that I say that, and it's only fair that we play one of her songs tonight and not run from the situation." He also mentioned that he was "torn it didn't work out."
Source: People Magazine

"Three weeks after splitting from Lance Armstrong, Sheryl Crowe underwent breast cancer surgery on 2/22/06 in Los Angeles. As a precaution, she will receive radiation treatment."
Source: SherylCrow.com

Related Information:

Relationships of Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong and Anna Hansen Relationship Profile
Lance Armstrong and Kristin Richard Marriage Profile

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