Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: United States of America
Re: Why did Billie Jean keep the last name 'King'?
A number of possible reasons come to mind:
-she grew tired of the curds and whey comments
-she didn't want to be known as brother Randy's sister all her life, and just never got over it
-she's a type A personality and has secretly always wanted to be King instead of Queen
-(most likely) even though Larry King has stated more than once he didn't want a divorce, They, by most accounts had a very open relationship, and he was instrumental in building Billie Jean's career. He took care of the off-court details, gave up his aspirations of becoming a successful attorney, and was supporting her all the way for all those years. He was right by her side during the Barnett inquisition, and devoted much of his life to furthering Billie Jean's WTT dreams, not to mention the Battle of the Sexes. Maybe they just like each other and have remained friends through thick and thin, and Billie Jean has always had respect for him.
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