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Martina Navratilova Got Herself A New Girlfriend

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Martina Navratilova, never one to sit on the sidelines, has picked up the pieces after a high-profile breakup from former partner Toni Layton and has begun dating 36-year-old former Miss USSR and Miss Universe contestant Julia Lemigova (pictured above in 1991). The pair were recently photographed enjoying the sights in Saint Tropez.

You sly dog, Martina! Not bad for a 52-year-old. It also appears that hooking up with former beauty queens is becoming a habit for Navratilova – Nelson, another one of her former loves, was a former Miss Texas. Who knew lesbianism was running rampant on the beauty pageant circuit? I choose to blame Mario Lopez and Jerry Springer, both former hosts of Miss Universe pageants.

Lemigova, the daughter of a Russian colonel, has dealt with the glare of the spotlight beyond her time as a Russian model. In 2005, her boyfriend, French banker Eduouard Stern was murdered by his mistress during an S&M bondage session gone wrong. Stern was found shot to death wearing a full body latex catsuit. Yowsers.

Bisexual beauty queens, Soviet military connections, S&M murder, sightseeing Saint Tropez – it almost makes you wish you were a butch lesbian tennis great, doesn’t it? Almost. I’m not sure I could ever be entirely comfortable with the whole fisting thing.

Martina Navratilova goes public with her new fiancĂ©e – a Soviet beauty queen with a tragic past [Daily Mail]