Skip to comments.Jimmy Conners: Chris Evert Had Abortion-- Memoir Claims 'Timing of Pregnancy' Bad For Career
Posted on 05/02/2013 3:34:44 PM PDT by drewh
Tennis great Jimmy Connors hints his former fiancée, Americas on-court sweetheart Chris Evert, got pregnant and then had an abortion as they became the biggest stars and the most popular couple in the sport.
The bad boy of tennis reveals in his new memoir, The Outsider, that just weeks before their planned wedding in 1974, An issue had arisen as a result of youthful passion, and a decision had to be made as a couple, Connors writes.
Chrissie called to say she was coming out to LA to take care of the issue. I was perfectly happy to let nature take its course and accept responsibility for what was to come
While Connors was 22 at the time, Evert was 19, and raised in a Catholic home. He wrote, Chrissie, however, had already made up her mind that the timing was bad and too much was riding on her future. She asked me to handle the details.
He said he responded, Well, thanks for letting me know. Since I dont have any say in the matter, then I guess I am just here to help.
The situation directly led to the end of their relationship, he continues, and he found himself thinking he wasnt ready to be married. It was a horrible feeling, but I knew it was over. Getting married wasnt going to be good for either of us.
Connors recounts how he told her they were still young and should take a step back. He said she responded coldly, OK, if thats what you think. Ive got a match tomorrow. Not a problem.
He concluded that despite the fact they had battled to stay together, the problem was they were both rising stars Can two No. 1s exist in the same family?
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This was a very closely held secret back then. Those who were privy to the situation were inside the inner-inner circle.
Apparently three Number 1’s couldn’t exist in their family.
Move over Paul Anka.
IMHO... it is in really bad taste to discuss this incident in a tell all book.
“This was a very closely held secret back then.”
In my opinion it should still be a closely held secret...unless Mr Conners has cleared this with Ms Evert.
I’d be interested in Chris’s side of the story.
Why would someone drag out the personal details about an old girlfriend for the whole world to see? Does he think he needs to do this to sell books?
This is not the way a gentleman acts.
Don’t forget, Jimmy was the “bad boy of tennis” until McEnroe showed up and everyone forgot about him.
Thanks for sharing Jimmy.
Couldn’t agree more - and a lot of people would have had to sign off and letting this in the book - ghost writer (?), editor, publisher etc. Yet they all thought it a good idea? #smh
My mother loved Chris Evert and thought she was the sweetest, most wonderful young lady. She would not like to hear this news, and she would probably excuse “Chrissie.” My mother also loved bad boy Jimmy.
So, now, we’ll see the “outing” of abortions? Oh, joy./s
Jimmy Connors Tirade-1991 U.S. Open http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ww7KM2qFR4
and this is a story from him not her...I consider him a louse to report it since she never has.
I don’t know one way or the other but I do know that Chris Evert went on to become a wife and mother.....Overall it seems as though her life has been filled with much pain and instability. Perhaps being a super star sports hero at a young age is not a good thing
Connors a gentleman???
Where have you been for the past 50 years. He was an insufferable brat while still a preteen.
> In my opinion it should still be a closely held secret...unless Mr Conners has cleared this with Ms Evert.
The book’s publisher likely made sure of that.
It’s a memoir. I’d say having his child aborted is a part of his story.
Why... except the obvious explanation that he's not only a vindictive p!!!k, but a vindictive old p!!!k to boot.
I’m sure Obama will be publicly congratulating her for her courage.
Jimmy sure was entertaining to watch... Jimmy Connors amazing rally-91 U.S. Open http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AuBGmLw1ZY
Hmm..., I wonder if Chris Evert waited until the latter part of her third trimester and went to Kermit Gosnell for the abortion?
I remember that 91 tournament and how much I was rooting for Connors in that one...probably the last time I even cared about tennis.
Her and Norman are divorced already.
Guy’s lucky he dumped that psycho chick.
Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi turned out pretty well.
Did Jimmy say he was gay? I thought it was an autobiography.
I guess I will not read the book, much less buy it.
Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi turned out pretty well.
They sure did...Agassi had to do a lot of old fashioned “courting” to manage to win her over. Great couple!
Happen to know a woman who played pro tennis in Evert’s era. Said she was an undeniable bitch, had few friends in the sport, had a mouth like a sailor, and everyone steered clear of her if they were smart.
So she sacrificed her child to the Tennis God, Moloch.
At the time, an abortion in the military cost about
$6.00 for a dependent.
Jimmy reads the ref the riot act on camera during that 1991 match but never swears and shakes his hand afterwords.
Connors was my favorite, couldn’t stand McEnroe. His matches with Borg were always classics.
A lady doesn’t murder her child.
As I remember, this was about the same time that Billie Jean King published news of her abortion — also because the timing was “not right”.
I’m appalled by all of them. The real #1s are the moms who lovingly raise their own kids — no matter what the timing.
Agreed. Keep your private life to yourself.
Yeah two narcissists don't usually last long. I am sure both of their old spouses were in retrospect relieved they threw them over for each other. 'Sweet ole' Chrissy' isn't so sweet any more and sounds like she never was very principled either. I knew she was a cad with the Norman situation but the abortion just tells me there is only 1 number one in Chrissy's life.
Evert and Norman are over.
As far as I am concerned the same applies to sexual preference. Not for public consumption as far as I am concerned.
Connors still the self-centered brat. Never liked him.
One less of him in the world isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
This a very common result of abortion--the death of a relationship as well as a baby.
The Norman marriage lasted 18 months and the divorce was final on Dec. 8, 2009. That was her 3rd marriage.
I’ll never forget Connors wiping the floor with Navratilova. The press maintained strict silence about the match, though they never ceased talking about Bobby Riggs losing to Billie Jean King.