I could spend an entire twenty-episode Housewives season watching Julia Lemigova detail her life. The things this woman has experienced and lived through is nothing short of astounding. And that doesn’t even include her marriage to Martina Navratilova. An icon in her own right.
The wedding between Julia and Martina is a story all it’s own. The event was officiated by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The maid of honor? None other than Brooke Shields!
Brooke recently appeared on an episode of Watch What Happens Live where she was grilled by Andy Cohen regarding her relationship with Bravo’s favorite (only) featured lesbian couple. Brooke revealed that she had originally met Julia through a friend of her dad’s. Apparently Brooke’s dad’s friend was Julia’s god mother!? What a strangely small world.
When Brooke was asked if she was surprised to see Julia join the Real Housewives of Miami cast she said, “You know what, here’s what I’ll say, Martina has bigger balls than anyone I’ve ever met, and to me, you need that solid of a marriage to go through something like that.”
“I think Julia is really a beautiful human being,” Brooke continued. “So I trust that she’s gonna be fine. I’m not surprised because I think she’s protected, and she’s sweet.” Brooke added that Julia “has great [daughters].” Brooke also intimated that she would have been a better officiant…the shade!
For her part, Julia also credit’s Martina for her appearance on RHOM too. In a December interview she said, “[Martina]’s very supportive of me and that’s what makes us a really strong couple. We have a lot of sense of humor and even something unusual like me wanting to be on the show—normally I’m a more private person—she just thought it would make me happy and said, ‘Go for it girl.’”
Julia added that she and Martina relished the opportunity to broaden the scope of relationships depicted on the reality show. She explained, “I want to normalize how we live and show that love has no gender. We are a very loving family with big and unique personalities.” Enter Adriana De Moura, amiright?
TELL US – DID YOU ENJOY SEEING JULIA AND MARTINA’S RELATIONSHIP ON REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI? WOULD YOU WELCOME THEM BACK FOR A SEASON 5?
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