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Martina Navratilova v. Toni Layton: $3 Million, No Love

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After making a mockery of the inconsistency of legal same-sex marriage, Martina Navratilova settled with ex-wife of eight years Toni Layton for some $3 million, ending what could’ve been a lovely drawn out legal battle where Layton made good on promises to expose all the supposed skeletons in the tennis star’s closet. No more: The agreement buys Layton’s secrecy, and an end to the name calling from her lawyer. But at least it’s a tidy upgrade from Martina’s original offer to make Layton go away: $200k.

By:           Arthur Dunlop
On:           Jun 22, 2010
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  • 7 Comments
    • Revemupman
      Revemupman

      I thought marriage is suppose to be till death do them part?

      Marriage is a joke I don’t see why anyone would fight to have that status anymore. Just shack up and divorce settlements would fly out the window if you split up.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      I think it’s ridiculous that Navritolova, who earned her money mostly before these two got together, and supported this woman the entire time they were together should be subject to have to support her from now on. Additionally, promising not to reveal secrets in return for a 3 million dollar payout sounds a bit like blackmail.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      @Cam: Regarding sharing money: That’s part of how a marriage works. It’s a good reason to make a rational decision before jumping into it– It (marriage) is a creature that many of us don’t fully understand. Reagrding the blackmail: I think that was a retaliation threat after that insulting settlement offer. I would have done the same.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allie
      Allie

      3 million is a lot of dough…Martina must have some skeletons. Hopefully this will cure Martina of her love-em and leave-em ways.

      Jun 23, 2010 at 5:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pussycat
      pussycat

      expensive muffin!who knows what shit went on in that household and lawyers-please$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

      Jun 23, 2010 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JOAN DEVRY
      JOAN DEVRY

      Wonder what ever did happen to that Pet Sanctuary she and her partner Toni, created? Heard she was looking to sell the sanctuary and relocate all the animals on it!!! How does one relocate a rescue? Hopefully they were not harvested after adopted out.

      Jul 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shawn
      Shawn

      I’m a guy, but I’d marry Martina for a $3 million divorce settlement. I wonder if she’s a top? Probably….

      Aug 23, 2010 at 11:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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