Twice-married golf legend Greg Norman has told Australia’s New Idea magazine that he’s engaged to his new partner Kirsten Kutner, Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported Sunday.
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"One minute we were having a day-to-day conversation and the next moment, all of a sudden, everything changed. Our lives changed,” Norman said in an interview published in this week’s edition of the magazine.
The golfer, who’s nicknamed "The Great White Shark," divorced his first wife Laura Andrassy in 2006 after 25 years of marriage, then married U.S. tennis star Chris Evert in the Bahamas in 2008.
Their marriage lasted only 18 months. Less than six months after divorcing Evert, Norman went public about his relationship with new love Kutner — an interior designer who’s a mother of two.
The golfer, who told the magazine he’d presented Kutner, who’s 14 years his junior, with a six-carat diamond ring, was also outed in U.S. media reports, with the Palm Beach Post reporting Saturday that Norman referred to Kutner as his "fiancee" during a press conference.
Suggesting Kutner was "a young Olivia Newton-John lookalike," the Post reported that Norman had a past relationship with Kutner and their relationship was rekindled while he was going through his divorce with Evert.
Norman, 55, was the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer for 331 weeks in the 1980s and 1990s.