Andre agassi dating history
But they were two of the biggest stars in tennis during the 1980's and '90's, and while they seemed very different, you know what they say about how opposites attract?Especially when those opposites have that whole "domination of tennis" thing in common.
Agassi is considered one of the greatest men’s players of all time, and was called by the BBC “perhaps the biggest world-wide star in the sport's history.” And yet his career doesn’t quite measure up to his wife’s.But prior to her relationship with Agassi, Shields had dated a series of Hollywood stars and famous faces, including John Travolta, Liam Neeson and JFK Jr.She was close friends with Michael Jackson, who like her was a child star, and she spoke at his funeral of their deep friendship.I kept shaking my head as if I had duct tape across my mouth.It hit me all of a sudden - I knew I had made a mistake. I wanted to be a bride but I shouldn't have been married yet," she wrote.After fellow German Angelique Kerber defeated Serena Williams in the recently concluded 2016 Australian Open, Graff still holds the record for most Grand Slam singles titles – men AND women – in the Open era (post 1968) for a career with 22. Williams would have tied her with a win over Kerber.
Like her husband, Graf also won the “Golden Slam” but is the only person, male or female, to do it in the same calendar year.
Andre Agassi was so enraged at his then-girlfriend Brooke Shields kissing Matt Le Blanc for an episode of Friends that he immediately drove home from the set and smashed up his Wimbledon trophy and every tennis award he had.
In it, she licked the fingers of Le Blanc, who played a shocked-looking Joey, while in a restaurant, before throwing her head back and laughing manically.
It was during this time that he also battled substance abuse. They have two kids, 14-year-old Jaden and 12-year-old Jaz who they are not pushing towards tennis (that would be a lot to try to live up to.) While staying largely out of the limelight these days – the way Graf prefers it – the couple is heavily involved in charity work, with tennis being a big part of that.
He got his life turned around in the right direction, winning his last two Grand Slam tournaments – the French Open and the US Open – in 1999 as part of the best four-year run of his career. Graf founded the Steffi Graf Youth Tennis Center in Germany in 1991, and is the founder and Chairperson of “Children for Tomorrow” non-profit foundation.
He was the brash, spotlight loving ‘hip’ tennis star from Las Vegas, while she was the low profile, all-business tournament winning machine from Germany.