After three consecutive seasons of The Real Housewives Of Miami on Bravo, the show was resuscitated for its fourth installment on Peacock. But this wasn’t the only big news RHOM’s fans were excited for, they also patiently awaited the arrival of the tennis legend Martina Navratilova’s wife Julia Lemigova on the show.
Let’s learn more about her as this article proceeds.
Julia Lemigova On RHOM
As expected, Julia Lemigova was the center of attraction on the RHOM season 4. Given her interesting past, she was a perfect fit on the reality show filled with drama, glamour, and heaps of controversies.
This season, Julia was joined by a few familiar faces including Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein, and Larsa Pippen, as well as the new ones Guerdy Abraira, Julia Lemigova, and Dr. Nicole Martin
How Much Is Julia Lemigova Net Worth?
Julia Lemigova’s net worth was well over a million as of 2021.
Now, a reality star, Julia is also an entrepreneur who owned a spa named Jolya as well as her own skincare business called Belaya Russia in Paris.
Her journey began after winning the Miss USSR title in 1990. The director Alexander Stefanovich (former husband of Alla Pugacheva) then instantly fell in love with her looks and decided to shape her modeling career.
In 1991, she then went on to represent Russia at the Miss Universe contest and came third.
This beauty is fluent in English, Italian, and French.
Julia Lemigova Height
Julia Lemigova stands tall at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm).
Mentioning her distinct features, she has brown eyes and hair, and a beautiful smile.
Martina Navratilova And Julia Lemigova’s Wedding
Julia Lemigova first met Martina Navratilova in 2000 at a gay bar in Paris. The two came with their friends, danced, and their eyes met while they were resting. “There’s this gorgeous woman standing at the bar and she’s like … looking at me,” Martina said.
According to Julia, she gave Martina a kind of “Russian look — Really, it was more like, ‘Okay, you are coming to talk to me now.’”
However, their love story couldn’t move forward at the time.
Eight years later, the two reconnected at the French Open 2008, and only then, they started dating. After six years of dating bliss, Martina finally bent her knee (literally) in public, on camera, at the US Open 2014, and Julia gladly said Yes.
Fast forward to 2021, Julia and Martina finally held a private wedding, with COVID-19 restrictions in consideration.
The lovebirds also have discussed their relationship on Channel 4’s Married to a Celebrity: The Survival Guide. As per Martina, the thing that bothered her the most was there was a day that went by without Julia picking on something that she did.
Before Martina, Julia was in a relationship with a man named Edouard Stern. Unfortunately,.he was murdered by another long-time lover Cécile Brossard, who got sentenced to eight years in prison in 2009.
Stern was in a Head-to-Toe latex catsuit when he was shot four times by Cécile.
Trivia: Martina came out as bisexual in 1988.
How Many Children Does Julia Lemigova Have?
Julia Lemigova has two daughters named Victoria And Emma, from two different relationships.
Also, she had a son (born in 1999) fathered by Edouard Stern. Unfortunately, the baby died just five months later of internal injuries.
According to Julia, her oldest daughter was very upset when she first heard of her mother’s relationship with Martina. One day, she just came from school and asked, “Who is Martina?”
Julia retorted, “Martina is someone I love. And I can’t imagine living without her.”
The mother-daughter then sat down and talked. And the conversation ended with her daughter saying, “I want her to live with us, too.”
At the time, Julia’s family split their time between France and US, and her daughter only spoke French and Russian. So, to find a common ground, Julia and Martina tried speaking Czech and Russian, but that didn’t work.
“The girls speak French between themselves, English to Martina and Russian to me,” Julia shared.
Who Is Julia Lemigova Children’s Baby Father?
Latter two of Julia’s baby fathers chose to remain anonymous. So, all we know about is her first baby-daddy Edouard Stern, the father of Maximilian.
Julia and Edouard were lovers from 1997 to 2000. But Edouard rejected both Julia and her baby after Maximilian was born. However, when a colleague suggested a paternity test, Edouard decided he could have been one of three men who were potential fathers.
Unfortunately, before paternity became the issue, Maximilian passed away from a brain injury, possibly caused by excessive shaking.
There were also rumors that Julia was briefly married to a Moscow model agency founder who helped propel her to fame.
How Old Is Julia Lemigova?
Julia Lemigova was born on 26 June 1972. That made her 49 years of age in 2021.
Corresponding to her birthday, she is of the Cancer zodiac.
Where Is Julia Lemigova From?
She hails from Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.
Who Are Julia Lemigova Parents, Siblings?
Julia didn’t talk much about her parents and siblings. All that’s known was that her father was an engineer.