Just 12 months after divorcing Chris Evert, Greg Norman is set to wed his long-time lover. Her children already call him dad, but his own daughter is furious.
Aussie golf champion Greg Norman plans to marry the woman his family blames for the break up of his marriage to first wife Laura Andrassy - and then helped nurse his broken heart after his brief union with Chris Evert. Friends say the Great White Shark has never been happier than when he is with mother-of-two Kirsten Kutner, and is desperate to marry her and start over again with the attractive brunette.
“Greg plans to marry Kirsten,” confirms a family friend, speaking exclusively to Woman’s Day. “He began talking about marriage within six months of splitting with Chrissie [Evert] and we all wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t happen very soon.
“Greg has been obsessed with his image all his life and now that he has waited out a turbulent period – and the radar is clearing - he plans to propose to Kirsten.” This time round, close friends expect Greg, 55, and Kirsten, 41, to marry in a small ceremony rather than the sort of million-dollar extravaganza he put on for his second wedding to Chris. It would also save on embarrassment if his daughter Morgan, 27, was not in attendance.
She is the one obstacle to his happiness, refusing to even meet Kirsten, whom she blames for contributing to the break-up of her parent’s long and seemingly happy marriage.
As Woman’s Day revealed in a world exclusive, Greg started seeing Kirsten 15 years ago when he was still very much married to Laura. And he now thinks the time is right to formalise their relationship. Greg reveals he is “now in a very good place with Kirsten”, and their friends expect them to soon solidify their love, a union almost two decades in the making.
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