News Updates:12/04/2006: Chris Evert and Andy Mill's divorce was finalized on December 4, 2006 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Born:Christine Marie Evert: December 21, 1954 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Andy Ray Mill: November 2, 1953 in Aspen, Colorado.
How Chris and Andy Met:Andy and Chris met in 1986 at an Aspen, Colorado New Year's Eve party at the Hotel Jerome. They were introduced to one another by Martina Navratilova and Judy Nelson. They were married nineteen months later.
Wedding Date:July 30, 1988 on the grounds of the Polo Club in Boca Raton, Florida in a civil ceremony. Martina Navratilova, Judy Nelson, Billie Jean King, Pam Shriver, Wendy Turnbull, Danny Sullivan, and Lynda Carter were among those who attended the wedding.
"Evert, wearing a white, tea-length dress with puffed sleeves, walked down the aisle unescorted. The ceremony took place in the grand ballroom of the Polo Club of Boca Raton, on a white riser decorated with pink flowers and ferns. Following the ceremony, Carter serenaded the couple with ''Just You and I.''
Source: The New York Times. 7/31/1988. pg. A.6
Honeymoon:Chris and Andy honeymooned in Aspen, Colorado.
Children:Chris and Andy have three sons:
- Alexander James Mill: Born in 1991.
- Nicholas Joseph Mill: Born in 1994.
- Colton Jack Mill: Born in 1996.
Divorce:Saying their decision was mutual, Chris and Andy announced their intention to divorce on 10/20/2006. On 11/13/2006, in Fort Launderdale, Florida, Chris Evert filed for divorce from Andy Mill.
Their divorce was finalized on 12/04/2006. Citing irreconcilable differences, Chris agreed to pay Andy cash and securities amounting to $7 million. Andy will also keep their $4 million vacation home in Aspen, Colorado, a Porsche, and other automobiles.
- John Lloyd: Born August 27, 1954 in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, England. John is a professional tennis player, coach, and television commentator. They married on April 17, 1979 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, they separated twice before divorcing in April 1987.
- Greg Norman: Chris and Greg Norman, a professional golfer, were married in June 2008 in a $2 million wedding on the beach in the Bahamas. The couple announced their separation in October 2009 and divorced in December 2009. Greg Norman married Australian interior decorator Kristen Kutner in November 2010.
After announcing her engagement to Greg Norman, Chris Evert was asked if they weren't getting married too soon after their divorces. Chris replied: "At our age, over 50 ... It's not like you're 18. Both of us have lived long enough to know."
Source: Stephen M. Silverman. "Chris Evert Shows Off Engagement Ring to Oprah." People.com. 4/08/2008.
Andy has one previous marriage.
Residences:Chris and Andy owned a 13,500-square-foot home in Boca Raton, Florida valued at $2.5 million. They also had a home in Aspen, Colorado.
Occupations:Chris: Professional tennis champion, winner of Wimbledon three times, broadcast commentator, columnist, runs Evert Tennnis Academy.
Andy: Olympic downhill skier, television commentator, producer of syndicated show Ski with Andy Mill. Andy also enjoys tarpon fishing.
Books About Chris Evert:The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship
by Johnette Howard
Quotes About Evert-Mill Marriage:Chris about her marriage: "Andy and I have been married fifteen years, and I said to him just the other day that I feel closer to him now than ever. I mean, it's different. It's not the goose bumps-passion-fireworks kind of thing. It's more like knowing he's a keeper. And I just know that I'm going to grow old with him."
Source: The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship. pg. 264.
Andy about compromise in their marriage: "One of the things I said to Chrissie was, 'Chrissie, I will love you and give you all of me for the rest of my life. But you have to allow me to be me.'" Source: The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship. pg. 263.
Andy about their finances: "We live out of two separate checkbooks. I have to hold up my end of the equation. If I want to do something like I've done in the past -- I've bought fancy Ferraris and Porsches and toys -- I don't go to my wife's checkbook and write out a check for $130,000. There's a lot of pride in what I do. I don't think Chrissie would love and respect me as she does if I had to count on her to support me."
Source: Colorado Business Magazine. April 1996. pg. 17.
About Andy Mill: "Mill seems to have the perfect blend of machismo and tenderness, unpretentiousness and irreverence, that Evert needs in a partner. Family is extremely important to him as well ... Yet he is also the sort of man who cried at their wedding, cries at sappy movies."
Source: The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship. pg. 263.
Chris about her engagement to Jimmy Connors: “If I were to pick a first love, he would definitely be my pick,” Evert says of Connors, even 25 years later, “because a little bit of that influence (of your first love) stays with you throughout your life. We’re still good friends.”
Chris about her divorce from John Lloyd: “Absence does not necessarily make the heart grow fonder,” she would say, while acknowledging that all the responsibility for the divorce was on her shoulders. Like with Jimmy Connors before him, Chris had ultimately chosen tennis as her first passion, and said flatly, “John was perfect. The relationship suffered because I didn’t have enough left (after tennis) to give. That’s when we grew apart.”