After coming out of the closet in 1981 and declaring to the world that she was gay, Navratilova was first linked to author Rita Mae Brown.After breaking up after rumored infidelity, Navratilova was then linked to Judy Nelson, whom she dated for 7+ years until 1991.After filing the suit, Layton released the following statement:“Martina has got a fight on her hands.
Julia Lemigova is currently married to Martina Navratilova.
She has been in four celebrity relationships averaging less than one year each.
I was kicked out on the streets with only the clothes on my back.
I was left an emotional wreck, with nothing to show for eight years of my life. It’s something I don’t think I will ever properly recover from.
Layton was thrown out onto the street, with the locks to the home they shared having been immediately changed.
After being offered only ,000 by Navritalova and her attorney’s, Layton later filed a domestic partnership lawsuit for an undisclosed amount, as she did not have the same protections as an official marriage would have carried.
The two had an unofficial wedding ceremony in 2004.
In 2009 , Martina returned home from a business trip to Australia and abruptly ended their relationship; Navritalova cited a loss in personal net worth as the reason, and Layton as the culprit for the damage.
After the split, Nelson sued Navratilova for palimony in 1991.
She also penned two books about her relationship with Navratilova, Fast forward to 2000, and Martina Navratilova begins dating Toni Layton who served as a business advisor.
The BBC Documentary Just Call me Martina - airs 4th July at 22 45 on BBC 1.