GOLF superstar Greg Norman says he has his freedom back following his $100 million settlement and divorce from ex-wife Laura Andrassy.
Norman and his new wife, Chris Evert, speaking tonight on Channel Nine's 60 Minutes, tell of their bewilderment and disappointment after outbursts made last year by Ms Andrassy.
In a deeply personal interview, Norman tells how his ex-wife restricted the friends he was able tokeep.
"You know, it's an amazing thing when a certain amount of burden is taken off your back, a certain amount of freedom is given back to you," Norman says.
He says he has become more relaxed and has settled in his new marriage - a point agreed on by his parents and close friends.
The pair reveal how they moved from being admirers of each other's sporting ability, to becoming friends, confidants and, ultimately, lovers.
When asked whether she was intimidated by the publicity that would surround the nature of their relationship, Evert says love overcomes everything.
"I got to the point where there's no turning back. Is it scary? No, because there's just no turning back," she says.
"You're aware of the consequences and the hurt and everything but, you know, love is a funny thing."
Evert's three children with American ski champion Andy Mill live with her and Norman in Florida.
In the interview, Norman and Evert deny Ms Andrassy's veiled suggestions that Norman and Evert were involved in a relationship with each other before their respective marriages had ended.
Now married seven months, Norman and Evert are planning to set up a base in Australia and hope to build a golf and tennis academy here to give young Australian players the chance to achieve success on the world stage.
Eddie McGuire's interview with GregNorman and Chris Evert will air on 60 Minutes tonight on Channel Nine at 7.30pm (AEDT).
Did anyone see the rebuttal of sorts on A Current Afair on the following night? Was kind of about reactions to the 60 minutes interview and what people thought of it.
The host Tracy Grimshaw was clearly pro-Laura and was making very obvious comments about the whole thing. I don't know if she just dislikes Greg and Chris or was just affected by the first interview with Laura she had was her, either way it was crystal clear she was showing some bias there.
We were talking about this in the "The Romance" thread. I thought the reporter was very pro Laura, it wasn't unbiased reporting, in any sense. It all seem very false, exspecially when she said at the end of the piece. "i'm sure Laura won't mind me mentioning." etc, I though Greg anmd Chrissie, came over really well, they seem to be very happy, and crazy about each other.