Thursday, May 02, 2013

Jimmy Connors Says Chris Evert Got An Abortion Which Ended Their Relationship

Former tennis star, Jimmy Connors has a book coming out. In the book, he says that when he was 22 and Chris Evert was 19, they were going to get married. Everyone knows that part of the story. Two #1 players in the world getting married. Then Chris got pregnant. Jimmy said the relationship ended when Chris told him she was getting an abortion. Connors also said that when they broke up, Chris' reaction was blase and said she needed to go because she had a match the next morning.

52 comments:

auntliddy said...

Now why couldnt he have kept that private? I dont see the need to blab this.

MadLyb said...

Wow, that is really personal and nobody's business. What an ass.

Kelly said...

^^Totally!

Unknown said...

cant be nr one in the world and not be focused

MBK said...

Seriously dicky of him.

Seachica said...

I can't blame her for being focused on her career. 19 is too young to give up tennis. And yes, he should have kept his trap shut.

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Unknown said...

I understand that it was her choice to get rid of the baby, but it was equally his child, and he was probably very traumatized by it. Maybe it's his way of acknowledging the child he still grieves over.

And maybe he just did it to throw her in a bad light, which means he's an ass, but I'd have to see how the overall part about her comes across.

smiley said...

That is something he should have kept private imo and considering her age and the lifespan of a professional tennis player that decision should surprise no one.

lelale said...

He is an infamous dick. It would have ended her career. Kim Clisters (wrong spelling I'm sure) is the only tennis player I can think of who won titles after pregnancy.

Me said...

"it was her choice to get rid of the baby, but it was equally his child, and he was probably very traumatized by it. Maybe it's his way of acknowledging the child he still grieves over".

it was also his choice to have unprotected sex. to have sex at all. the have sex with someone who's feelings on abortion he didn't fully understand/support.

can you imagine trying to co-parent with this guy?

skimpymist said...

I'm ignoring this abortion story and focusing on how great the picture is. I Love vintage photos. I wish I could go back to those days when music was about Love and the fashion was cozy and classy.

MISCH said...

anything to sell books...

Unknown said...

It was absolutely his choice to have unprotected sex. And hers as well. Knowing what it would mean if she got pregnant. She chose her career over her child and that's a choice women have now. Doesn't mean that some men are haunted by the killing of their babies.


We're also assuming she/they wasn't using a method which may have failed.

auntliddy said...

Dev, he may hv felt bad about the baby, but lets face it: it wld hv been her body changing, her out of tennis for a year, and raising kid while he went on his merry way. 99 times out of 100 the woman ends up with all the responsibiity. Throw in taking him to court for child support and see how different her life wld hv been while his wld hv remained unchanged.

Wen said...

Asshat.

Amartel said...

Total asshat. Wants to get back to being a total notorious asshat. Mission accomplished, asshat.

discoflux said...

That dress is so fetch.

LottaColada said...

@disco, we only have have them in sizes 1,3,5.

Munch said...

Wow! Woman does something legal! Hold the front page!

Jimmy Connors has always had a reputation as being an unpleasant c*nt. Now he's just confirmed it in writing.

Unknown said...

Come on you guys - If this was a blind we would all be guessing and dying to know and wouldn't care about the source.

Molls said...

All I remember about Jimmy Connors is that he was cheating on Chris Evert with Playboy bunnies. He was always in the news for his cheating and being seen with those busty bunnies. I was really into tennis then and played a lot in college.

Jennifer H. said...

Well said.

Erin B said...

Side-stepping the abortion issue...I wonder if she knew he was going to include this in his book. You would think something like that he would have gotten her approval to reveal, but who knows? He wouldn't be obligated to, but it would be the right thing to do.

rhinovodka said...

that's a nice picture.

Pip said...

This guy is a dipshit for coming out with this. None of us needed to know this. How long ago did this happen? Evert got lucky by not marrying this asshat.

veee said...

wtf? he breaks up the day before she has a match - that's a display of respect for her career isn't it? after 40 years he's still salty she was blase about it? go home, jim, she just wasn't that into you.

don't know how many of you were around during this time, but "safe sex" wasn't as acceptable now as then. the condoms were behind the counter, and there were crazy rumors about what the pill would do to you (cause cancer, etc.)

Unknown said...

He has a right to tell the story of his life. Would you all be condemning Chris Evert if she said they broke up because he couldn't get her pregnant? I seriously doubt it.

discoflux said...

@Lotta - Guess I'll try Sears.

auntliddy said...

Not condemming anyone, just think it shld hv been kept private is all.

SoggyCrunch said...

They are both equally to blame for the pregnancy. However, she is the one to blame for the abortion.
It was just as much his child as hers and he has every right to talk about it.

Count Jerkula said...

I read the other day that the FDA lowered the age for Plan B contraceptive to 15. Surprising that they are willing to let a girl kill a baby before she is legally allowed to try and conceive one, or have a cigarette, or have a drink, or drive a car.

I don't care about abortions, I'm just trying to display stupidity of some of these laws and the people that create them.

califblondy said...

I loved this couple back in the day. It's his book about his life he can write whatever he wants. He's always been jerky and wasn't Chris the ice queen? I wonder if she even cares?

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Anonymous said...

You can read the more delicate and vague excerpt from his book here: Jimmy Connors The Outsider

if the link doesn't work:
http://www.kennethinthe212.com/2013/05/book-chris-evert-aborted-jimmy-connors.html

__-__=__ said...

ITA w/Asshat

Kloie said...

LOL @ Lotta & Disco

car54 said...

so he's selling this private story to make a buck.

nice.

Sherry said...

It is part of his life and he is entitled to talk about it. Is it classy? No, and as pointed out, Chris didn't see him as being the best father for her baby. They were not married, he was a horrible cheat and had anger issues and she was just starting out in her tennis career. There are a lot of reasons for her not to have his baby.

libby said...

Plan B does NOT 'kill a baby'. Nor does it cause an abortion.

Count, get your facts straight. Seriously. Misinformation like yours is why women are being CONNED right out of their rights, all across the country.

Count Jerkula said...

@Libby: Tell that to the bible kooks I was trying to satirize. Yer preachin to the choir.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUspLVStPbk

digal704 said...

I guess this story needed to be told. Not really tho.

Comma Chaser said...

Didn't these two do a commercial together for Nuprin in the 90s?

Yeah, Jimmy C. refused to shake John McEnroe's hand after the 84 Wimbledon championship. That's how much of a jerk he is.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy is rockin' some AWESOME '70's hair.

audrey said...

Jimmy also had a major temper as well as that huge ego.

anon said...

Just when you think someone cannot be a bigger asshole, they open their mouth and prove you wrong. She's lucky she didn't marry him.

Anon said...

Why is he an ass for telling the truth about something that affected him deeply that he had no say-so over???? They were engaged to marry,right..so evidently he intended to be in it for the long run.

Rick James dated that chick from "The Exorcist" , she got pregnant but didn't tell him until AFTER she had the abortion. Rick was devastated. He wrote "Cold Blooded" in tribute.

fashion roadkill said...

had to delurk and comment on your own display of stupidity. plan b is emergency contraception. if a woman who is pregnant takes it, it has NO effect on the pregnancy. there goes your kill the baby argument, but nice try.

PugsterMom said...

Lelale, Evonne Goolagong won Wimbledon after giving birth.

I remember what an ass he was back in the day. But I don't feel sorry for her. Wasn't she recently divorced from a guy she was having an affair with? I think it was Greg Norman. They were both married to other people at the time. What goes around...

PotPourri said...

It was his baby too. But he should have never said a word about it.

sbalb said...

He has every right to talk about it, but I have a hard time blaming 19-year-old Chrissy Evert for choosing her career over having a baby with asshat Jimmy Connors. Looking back 40 years later knowing how her career and life turned out, and what a jerk he turned out to be, she absolutely made the right choice.

Unknown said...

If you don't have a uterus, it is not your place to tell ANY woman what to do with hers!
And if you do have your own uterus and don't agree with abortion, then don't get one-but it is NOT your business or right to tell anyone what to do with their own body. SMH!
SRSLY! Who do people think they are insisting their beliefs on others?!
You don't like gay marriage, don't do it.
You don't like abortion, don't get one?
You don't believe in divorce, don't get one.
The arrogance of some people to think they have a right to another person's life choices! Mind yo business

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