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Lleyton & Kim break up: no more Mr & Mrs Potato

TheBoiledEgg
10-22-2004, 03:57 AM
:confused: From www.kimclijsters.com

Nieuws

Breuk in relatie tussen Kim en Lleyton 22-10-2004

Kim Clijsters en Lleyton Hewitt hebben gezamenlijk besloten hun relatie stop te zetten. Privé redenen noodzaakten het koppel om hun relatie te beëindigen. Logischerwijze is er ook geen sprake meer van een eventuele bruiloft.

Kim en Lleyton willen uitdrukkelijk benadrukken dat ze net als ieder ander koppel wiens relatie beëindigd wordt, niet over deze breuk met de media willen communiceren daar dit een louter privé-zaak is. Beiden distantiëren zich ook van de roddels die in zulke situaties de kop op steken.


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wonder what happened :confused:
:eek: :eek:
that explains why he didnt play Madrid i guess :o

alfonsojose
10-22-2004, 04:04 AM
:sobbing: :bigcry:

Billabong
10-22-2004, 04:06 AM
what???? is this true??

Pink Panther
10-22-2004, 04:07 AM
This is really sad. Shrek and Princess Fiona were meant for each other. :sad:

Sharon
10-22-2004, 04:09 AM
:sad: i cant believe it...

Billabong
10-22-2004, 04:10 AM
I'm shocked and upset right now:sad:!

Canuck_Chick
10-22-2004, 04:13 AM
:sad::sad: awww....they were such a nice couple...

Action Jackson
10-22-2004, 04:17 AM
That's too bad and there won't be any little potatoes screaming come on and doing the splits in the near future.

All the best for both of them.

Flora3892
10-22-2004, 04:23 AM
omg.... omg i can't stop saying "omg"... this is HORRIBLE!! ahhhh

Ballbuster
10-22-2004, 04:28 AM
What a surprise that the biggest Hewitt hater on the board makes the thread.

Anyways, I hope its not true, and I don't think it is, considering the Wtaworld thread was started at 4:00 am belgian time

Zetlandsk
10-22-2004, 04:34 AM
What a surprise that the biggest Hewitt hater on the board makes the thread.

Anyways, I hope its not true, and I don't think it is, considering the Wtaworld thread was started at 4:00 am belgian time

I just looked at the site and it seems that it is true. My Dutch isn't great, but it does say in the Dutch section of the news that the relationship is over.

They aren't my favourites, but they seemed very happy together, so it's disappointing that they have broken up, but these things happen.

Socket
10-22-2004, 04:47 AM
I have to wonder if this is true . . . Kim and Lleyton are popular, well-known stars in both Australia and Belgium. They have agents and managers who would handle something this explosive for them in a professional manner. Announcing their breakup in a few sentences on her website is very, very amateur. It's much more likely that Octagon would issue a press release. Let's wait until something gets confirmed (or denied). I think the website-was-hacked theory might have some merit.

NOMAD
10-22-2004, 04:51 AM
I have to wonder if this is true . . . Kim and Lleyton are popular, well-known stars in both Australia and Belgium. They have agents and managers who would handle something this explosive for them in a professional manner. Announcing their breakup in a few sentences on her website is very, very amateur. It's much more likely that Octagon would issue a press release. Let's wait until something gets confirmed (or denied). I think the website-was-hacked theory might have some merit.

that's what I think ,too.
thanks ,Socket.:kiss: :hug:

Fergie
10-22-2004, 04:58 AM
This can't be happening.....please tell me it's not true :sad: :sad: :sad:

Deboogle!.
10-22-2004, 05:06 AM
Let's wait until something gets confirmed (or denied). I think the website-was-hacked theory might have some merit.

aww... I hope so... I guess if it's true the news agencies might pick up on it soon enough. then we'll know

kim4eva
10-22-2004, 05:18 AM
:sad:

liptea
10-22-2004, 05:19 AM
:sad: Maybe it's an April Fools Joke....but like...a Halloween Fools Joke?

darnyelb
10-22-2004, 06:06 AM
So sad if this is true.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-22-2004, 06:19 AM
If it's true I hope they will together again.

tennischick
10-22-2004, 06:28 AM
wow :eek: :eek:

misyou25
10-22-2004, 06:56 AM
cant be.... :speakless: :bigcry:

Hagar
10-22-2004, 07:25 AM
Just heard it on the news. I'm in shock. I can't imagine neither of them with someone else.

Björki
10-22-2004, 07:29 AM
I can't believe it :(

bad gambler
10-22-2004, 07:32 AM
oh well

Jeff
10-22-2004, 07:56 AM
Here is a basic translation in english :(

News

Break in relation between kim and Lleyton 22-10-2004

Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt has jointly decided to end their relationship. Private reasons was given as to why their relation is ending. Logically the talk of a possible wedding is no longer.

Kim and Lleyton want to emphasise that there break-up is private, and they do not wish to discuss it with the media.

Iza
10-22-2004, 08:04 AM
this CAN'T be true! They were so sweet& nice together! I can't believe it :tears:

roisin
10-22-2004, 08:08 AM
awh thats so sad....they wer such a luvly couple....

Lynne
10-22-2004, 08:10 AM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I just logged on to this forum and the first thing I see is Kim and Lleyton splitting up?????!!
Is it true??? I can't believe it!!! They were such a nice couple and with a wedding on the way...??!!! And now..... :sad:

merle
10-22-2004, 08:12 AM
Yeah, OMG OMG is all I can say if it's true!! :sobbing: :sad: Really sad! :sad:

li'l red
10-22-2004, 08:33 AM
im hoping its not true...:sad:

maratski
10-22-2004, 08:38 AM
It's mentioned on belgian teletext as well and there they say it's on the front page of ALL Belgian newspapers.

:eek: I didn't see this one coming, but I'm sure they know what they're doing. It seems Kim is currently in Bree and Lleyton in Australia.

Adam Thirnis
10-22-2004, 08:40 AM
This will be good for Hewitt's career. I now expect him to be fully focused and return to the form that saw him win Wimbledon.

Kristen
10-22-2004, 08:42 AM
wow... it's about to come on the news in Australia: Channel ten. "Surprising news" they said... I'll post whatever they say :confused: (not that the news is totally reliable ;) but anyway.....

Kristen
10-22-2004, 08:46 AM
They just said the wedding has been called off, and no reasons have been given at this stage. I'm not going to assume they've broken up though, with how supportive kim and lleyton have been of late. prob just bad timing with scedules or something! *fingers crossed*
I kind of need Kim to marry Lleyton, so I can start to like him / stop disliking him :p

Aleksa's Laydee
10-22-2004, 09:00 AM
:eek:

Smankyou
10-22-2004, 09:01 AM
Yeah. I just saw it on the Channel 10 news.

Like, woah. I didn't see this coming.

I'm crushed. I don't know why I'm so devastated... I don't even know them for fvcks sake.

Vass
10-22-2004, 09:03 AM
agh :rolleyes: :sad:

kim-fan
10-22-2004, 09:03 AM
this really can't be true

Hagar
10-22-2004, 09:06 AM
It's very surprising indeed. You sometimes have couples where the girl is really pushing to get married but I don't think Kim was that kind of girl as she was rather surprised when Lleyton proposed.
I'm wondering if she wanted him to be in Europe now that she's revalidating again. Maybe he didn't feel like having a European autumn once again.

Imagine that they would both win the Australian 2005, just when they have broken up.
Of all the things I have heard in the news over the last year, this is really the one thing I hardly can believe.

Daniel
10-22-2004, 09:09 AM
Kim :sad: :hug:

Mrs. B
10-22-2004, 09:11 AM
don't lovers break up and make up again? ;)

Smankyou
10-22-2004, 09:15 AM
don't lovers break up and make up again? ;)
Good point ;)

loeliepoelie
10-22-2004, 09:33 AM
don't lovers break up and make up again? ;)

I hope so, but they called off the wedding... They were such a cute couple, I really hope they can work things out! :hug:

Jogg
10-22-2004, 11:03 AM
that's really sad news :sad:

Nymeria
10-22-2004, 11:06 AM
:eek:

That's really sad news :sad:

possie
10-22-2004, 11:07 AM
I have to wonder if this is true . . . Kim and Lleyton are popular, well-known stars in both Australia and Belgium. They have agents and managers who would handle something this explosive for them in a professional manner. Announcing their breakup in a few sentences on her website is very, very amateur. It's much more likely that Octagon would issue a press release. Let's wait until something gets confirmed (or denied). I think the website-was-hacked theory might have some merit.

Very well said. Here's to hoping that theory is correct! I'm just so shocked at the moment I don't know what to think. Coming totally out of the blue, that was the one news story I was never expecting to hear, I nearly choked on my drink!

Asar
10-22-2004, 11:13 AM
meybe Lleyton is go with jenifer Lopez and KIM is go with Ben Afleck? :confused:

Ferrero Forever
10-22-2004, 11:21 AM
I heard it on the news and i'm really sad. I'm not a hewitt fan, but they made the best couple, and i'm sad that they've broken up.

balls
10-22-2004, 11:21 AM
:( Sad news, but maybe it'll be good for their careers.

User ID 4783
10-22-2004, 11:28 AM
wow this is shocking news... :eek: all the best to both of them :awww:

jmp
10-22-2004, 11:39 AM
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11153227%255E421,00.html

Hewitt, Clijsters split up

October 22, 2004
KIM CLIJSTERS tonight stunned the tennis world by announcing her break-up with Lleyton Hewitt, just four months before their scheduled wedding.

The news that the four-year relationship was over was released on Clijsters' official website www.kimclijsters.be.

The site said the pair didn't intend on explaining the break-up to the public.

"Kim and Lleyton have agreed to end their relationship for private reasons. There is, of course, no longer a question of marriage," her official website said.

Clijsters, 21, said last month she would marry Hewitt, 23, in Australia in February and the Belgian had often spoken about relocating Down Under because of the heavy taxation in her homeland.

Former Davis Cup player and respected commentator John Alexander said he was shocked by the news and hoped it was just a hiccup.

"It is sad because Australian tennis fans have come to love Kim and I think we will continue to, just as we do with Lleyton," he said.

"They are both very young and it is a long road and they might find their way back.

"It is a stressful time for them trying to arrange a wedding, having to appease family members and having two lots of arrangements in Adelaide and Belgium.

"And the frustration she must have felt since not being able to play because of her wrist injury and something has broken under the stress.

"I have never seen two people more in love and being so generous to each other.

"Let's just hope it is a hiccup and they get over it but if not, we wish them well."

Both players are former world No.1s, but Clijsters, who has won 21 career titles, is struggling with a wrist injury sustained in May.

Former Wimbledon and US Open champion Hewitt, 23, lost the US Open final to Roger Federer in September.

He has won 23 titles in his career including the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon titles.

Clijsters and Hewitt met at the 2000 Australian Open as teenagers when Kim's sister Elke asked her to get Hewitt's autograph and their relationship soon blossomed.

Clijsters quickly became known as "Aussie Kim" and endeared herself to the Australian public with her pleasant nature.

The couple was engaged after a romantic boat trip around Sydney Harbour last December.

The relationship with Clijsters softened Hewitt's brash image which was tarnished in his early tennis days by his petulant behaviour.

However, Hewitt was still generally uncomfortable showing his softer side in public while Clijsters was much more at ease talking about their relationship.

Clijsters reached No.1 in August 2003 without winning a major title, having lost in the finals of four Grand Slams.

Hewitt's management company Octagon were not returning phone calls tonight.

***********************

I wish them both the best in their personal lives. There is some truth to the claim made in this article that this could be a blip. I've seen it more than once.

sigmagirl91
10-22-2004, 11:47 AM
This is sad. They made such a great couple. Kim, Lleyton, all the best to you.

FanOfHewitt
10-22-2004, 11:58 AM
I hope Lleyton doesn't start bonking around with Mark P now and loses his way with his tennis.

flip_fan
10-22-2004, 12:04 PM
hmmm... the two hotties of Oz tennis are now single.... woo hoo!!!

nah, this is sad news... totally unexpected, but then again i always thought lleyton and kim were an odd match... their personalities seemed so different... poor buggers will go through hell trying to keep the reason why a secret.

sigmagirl91
10-22-2004, 12:08 PM
hmmm... the two hotties of Oz tennis are now single.... woo hoo!!!

nah, this is sad news... totally unexpected, but then again i always thought lleyton and kim were an odd match... their personalities seemed so different... poor buggers will go through hell trying to keep the reason why a secret.

I don't think so, flip. Then again, it's not for us to say for sure why.

mitalidas
10-22-2004, 12:53 PM
Hewitt and Clijsters reveal split


Hewitt and Clijsters were due to have married next February
Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters, tennis' most high-profile couple, have split up.
The Australian and Belgian had been due to marry in February but a statement on Clijsters' website said their engagement was over.

It said the couple had "jointly decided to put an end to their relationship for private reasons".

The statement added: "Both of us distance ourselves from the malicious gossip which inevitably surfaces in this kind of situation."

The relationship between the 23-year-old Hewitt and the 21-year-old Clijsters began after they met at the Australian Open in 2000.

Hewitt's feisty nature is in contrast to Clijsters' reputation as one of the nicest players on the tennis circuit but their romance flourished.

The two former world number ones come from sports-mad families - Clijsters' father was a professional footballer while Hewitt's father played Australian Rules.

They spent time together whenever their busy schedules allowed and were regular fixtures at each other's matches in Grand Slams where the men's and women's tours play alongside each other.

And they got engaged on a romantic boat trip around Sydney Harbour last December.

MIXED DOUBLES
Jimmy Connors/Chris Evert
Got engaged in 1974 but split up a month before their planned November wedding. Evert went on to marry - and divorce - former British number one John Lloyd.
Andre Agassi/Steffi Graf
Two of the most famous players in tennis history got together in 1999 and tied the knot in 2001. They have two children.

Clijsters made no secret of her desire to take a career break in the not-too-distant future to have children and her ongoing wrist injury led many to speculate that would be sooner rather than later.

A wedding date was set for February but now comes the news that the pair have ended their relationship.

The nature of professional tennis means that many players stick within the game when forming relationships.

But Hewitt and Clijsters were unique in that both were world-famous players yet their romance survived even the extra pressure that that brought.

Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf may edge them when it comes to fame but Graf had already retired by the time their relationship became public.

Perhaps a more relevant precedent for Hewitt and Clijsters was the romance between Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert back in the 1970s.

The American pair got engaged back in 1974 when Evert was 19 and Connors 21.

When both won Wimbledon that year and danced together to "The Girl That I Marry" at the famous champions' ball, it seemed like a match made in heaven.

But their relationship floundered and they split up less than six months later.

mitalidas
10-22-2004, 12:55 PM
tough not to speculate, but one does hear a lot about the Senior Potatoes, and how overly involved they are in their son's career. I hope they had no role in this, seeing as we are that he's making a comeback of sorts

Fergie
10-22-2004, 01:02 PM
Sad news :sad: :sad: :sad:

Socket
10-22-2004, 01:55 PM
Very well said. Here's to hoping that theory is correct! I'm just so shocked at the moment I don't know what to think. Coming totally out of the blue, that was the one news story I was never expecting to hear, I nearly choked on my drink!

Well, I guess we can consider this rumor to be confirmed.

I"m totally shocked. A few years ago, when they were younger, I had assumed that they would eventually drift apart as they matured, and wanted to know and date others. It's so very, very rare for teens to stay with their first boyfriend or girlfriend. It would have been even more surprising when the teens are wealthy young athletes, who always attract willing "hangers-on". But when Kim and Lleyton stuck with each other as they became famous and successful, I figured that they had beaten the odds. Now, I have to guess that the constant pressures on them, including her forced lay-off, got to be too much. Sad for them both.

From the way it's been handled so far -- with her announcing it on her website and his management company not returing reporters' phone calls -- it certainly does seem that she was the one who made the final decision.

What bad timing for Lleyton, with the Masters Cup coming up. He'll have to go to his press conferences with his agents and managers in tow, because he's certainly not going to be getting any questions about his defensive lob or first servce percentage.

alfonsojose
10-22-2004, 02:22 PM
From the way it's been handled so far -- with her announcing it on her website and his management company not returing reporters' phone calls -- it certainly does seem that she was the one who made the final decision.


you're right. It seems she was :sad:

Nikki♥
10-22-2004, 02:29 PM
I hope this is just a rumor...is it April fools day already? :sobbing: It´s so sad to to hear because Lleyton and Kim were just meant to be together. Probably now we will never found out what their kiddies look like...like French fries, maybe?! Hehe.
Damn...please let this be nothing but a weird joke made up by the media.

tennischick
10-22-2004, 02:45 PM
...From the way it's been handled so far -- with her announcing it on her website and his management company not returing reporters' phone calls -- it certainly does seem that she was the one who made the final decision...
...or that he is gentlemanly enough to make it appear that way.

mitalidas
10-22-2004, 02:56 PM
...or that he is gentlemanly enough to make it appear that way.
well I hope he didn't find out by only reading it on her website man :eek:

tennischick
10-22-2004, 02:58 PM
nah they are both too classy for that.

Neely
10-22-2004, 03:01 PM
:tears: :sobbing: :sobbing:

PLEASE let it be a distateful joke! :banghead:


Damn... if this is really a joke or if this message is up due to a hacked website, it would be about time now that this gets corrected, wouldn't it? :scratch: :rolleyes:

mitalidas
10-22-2004, 03:08 PM
Neely, unfortunately if we have heard about it, so would they.... and Kim's "hacked" website would have been off-the-air, and/or modified to Stop The Malicious Gossip

The only hopeful possible explanation is that, they do this to get the media off their scent, and get a secret marriage!

mitalidas
10-22-2004, 03:10 PM
Must say, it is cruelly ironic that it is somewhat like reaching all the way to a Grand Slam final and not being able to come through, to carry a relation/engagement up till the last point, and then not see it through


Please, just a stupid joke to lighten the air.... no offense intended. I would have liked to see a marriage

crimson
10-22-2004, 03:37 PM
:eek: I am shocked as well. :eek:

I have been a fan of Kim for a long time and I hope she's not hurting too much over this. :sad: And while I'm not really a fan of Lleyton that much, he obviously loved her and he made her happy in the time that they were together, and I hope he'll be OK too.

mitalidas
10-22-2004, 03:38 PM
Here is an additional piece of info:

Singles again for Lleyton and Kim
By Bronwyn Hurrell
October 23, 2004

LLEYTON Hewitt was nursing a broken heart last night after Kim Clijsters dumped him over the telephone.
Clijsters rang Hewitt on Thursday night to end their relationship without giving a reason, but posted a brief statement on her website.
Hewitt, holidaying in the Northern Territory with close friend and Adelaide Football Club premiership hero Andrew McLeod, is understood to be bewildered and devastated. :sad:

The couple was to be married in Australia in February with a celebration following in Belgium. But Clijsters said a wedding is now "out of the question".

"Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt have mutually decided to end their relationship," Clijsters said on her website yesterday.

Reports surfaced earlier in the year that all was not well in the Hewitt camp, with relations between Clijsters and her future mother-in-law strained.

Socket
10-22-2004, 03:43 PM
Here is an additional piece of info:

Singles again for Lleyton and Kim
By Bronwyn Hurrell
October 23, 2004

LLEYTON Hewitt was nursing a broken heart last night after Kim Clijsters dumped him over the telephone.
Clijsters rang Hewitt on Thursday night to end their relationship without giving a reason, but posted a brief statement on her website.
Hewitt, holidaying in the Northern Territory with close friend and Adelaide Football Club premiership hero Andrew McLeod, is understood to be bewildered and devastated. :sad:

The couple was to be married in Australia in February with a celebration following in Belgium. But Clijsters said a wedding is now "out of the question".

"Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt have mutually decided to end their relationship," Clijsters said on her website yesterday.

Reports surfaced earlier in the year that all was not well in the Hewitt camp, with relations between Clijsters and her future mother-in-law strained.

Whoa. Ending an engagement and a four-year relationship over the telephone when your fiance is on vacation on another continent????? That is truly unbelievable. I can hardly imagine her doing something like that. This is getting truly weird.

~EMiLiTA~
10-22-2004, 03:52 PM
how random! this is so totally out of the blue I can't believe it. Who would have thought? I've seen it on our TV news as well tonight.



What bad timing for Lleyton, with the Masters Cup coming up. He'll have to go to his press conferences with his agents and managers in tow, because he's certainly not going to be getting any questions about his defensive lob or first servce percentage.

hehe yeah you can say that again. For the moment they've said they don't want to elaborate on the reasons, but people won't buy that for long. They'll have to give reasons sooner or later. I just cannot imagine why they would break up so suddenly. Were there any rumours before hand about them having problems? Cos I never heard anything. Perhaps her injury and the fact she hasn't been able to play put a strain on the relationship? Either way, it's pretty sad for both of them. It will certainly have some effect on Lleyton's Masters Cup campaign.

~EMiLiTA~
10-22-2004, 03:55 PM
ok I hadn't read that article about the phone dumping....hmmm interesting

Experimentee
10-22-2004, 03:55 PM
Kim :yeah:
Hope she finds herself a decent man now :)

Socket
10-22-2004, 04:04 PM
how random! this is so totally out of the blue I can't believe it. Who would have thought? I've seen it on our TV news as well tonight.



hehe yeah you can say that again. For the moment they've said they don't want to elaborate on the reasons, but people won't buy that for long. They'll have to give reasons sooner or later. I just cannot imagine why they would break up so suddenly. Were there any rumours before hand about them having problems? Cos I never heard anything. Perhaps her injury and the fact she hasn't been able to play put a strain on the relationship? Either way, it's pretty sad for both of them. It will certainly have some effect on Lleyton's Masters Cup campaign.

There were rumors that Kim and/or her mother were at odds with Lleyton's mother over the location for the wedding, but strained relationships between engaged couples and the future in-laws, especially in the tense, busy lead-up to a wedding, are ridiculously common. That's hardly a reason to break up a relationship.

In fact, there would probably be about a dozen married couples world-wide if in-law problems stopped weddings.

RPH
10-22-2004, 04:04 PM
:rolleyes: at Experimentee

Dumped him by telephone ;) :eek: how modern

I always knew Kim was too nice to be true ;)

*Bitch* :devil:

crimson
10-22-2004, 04:07 PM
This article was posted in the Kim forum on WTA World. It includes quotes from Hewitt's agent and grandmother, so that definitely confirms the validity of the break-up reports :sad:

From The Age:

The love match is over
By Karen Lyon
October 23, 2004


Australia's golden tennis couple, Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt, last night stunned the tennis world by announcing their break up, just four months before their scheduled wedding.

Clijsters posted a statement on the French version of her official website announcing the Adelaide nuptials were off. Hewitt's management last night confirmed the split.

"Kim and Lleyton have agreed to end their relationship for private reasons," said the website.

"There is, of course, no longer a question of marriage."

There was no explanation given for the broken engagement, although a statement made on behalf of the couple attempted to douse speculation.

"Furthermore, both of us distance ourselves from the malicious gossip, which inevitably surfaces in this kind of situation," it said.

There have been ongoing rumours in tennis circles that the Clijsters had fallen out with Hewitt's mother, Cherilyn, over wedding arrangements.

The close-knit Hewitt clan have always been publicly supportive of Clijsters and were often seen at her matches. But last month at the US Open, where Hewitt reached the final, Clijsters unusually sat away from his entourage.

Hewitt's Australian manager, Justin Cohen, last night confirmed the reports from Europe.

"Basically it's personal reasons and we would like to leave it at that," he said.

Hewitt's grandmother, Dawn, refused to comment on the split when contacted by The Age last night. "We're just too upset to talk about it," she said.

The 21-year-old Clijsters and Hewitt, 23, were engaged before the 2004 Australian Open, after a four-year courtship. Both are former world number one players.

Hewitt proposed on a boat cruise on Sydney Harbour. Clijsters had even contemplated taking Australian citizenship after the marriage.

A left wrist injury has kept Clijsters off the court for most of this year.

Socket
10-22-2004, 04:09 PM
I can't believe the press is calling his grandmother. :rolleyes:

zoeziepoezie
10-22-2004, 04:10 PM
Oow :eek: shocking news...totally unexpected!!! :sad:

Raquel
10-22-2004, 04:11 PM
:sad: :sad: It is shocking news, totally unexpected. Its sad because they just seemed so happy and right for each other

Good luck to them both :hug:

crimson
10-22-2004, 04:14 PM
Further information posted on WTA World by KaseyL: http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=4367377&postcount=42

Quick overview of what's on Flemish TV news today:

(originals: see newsnet of VRT or VTM)
They are bringing this in the headlines:
- dad Lei has informed the Kasteel St Paul, venue of the wedding, today.
- the manager and cook of the castle, Tony Robyns, is quoted: 'Lei has said that it doesn't go ahead because of family reasons. There weren't any other comments.'
-Lei has also told Robyns that 'if Kim ever gets married, that the party certainly will take place at the castle'.
-Nicky Vankets, the designer for Kim's and Lleyton's wedding outfits, is been quoted as finding it a pity. 'I haven't been able to proof what I am capable of', he says on VTM.
- the dress wasn't ready yet
-the grandparents of Kim have been contacted too...They rather wouldn't like to give any comments. They are quoted as 'maybe later', according to a group of newspapers (RUG).
- The Antwerp newspaper GvA says that the split is 'very recent'.

wimanna
10-22-2004, 04:23 PM
Here is an additional piece of info:

Singles again for Lleyton and Kim
By Bronwyn Hurrell
October 23, 2004

LLEYTON Hewitt was nursing a broken heart last night after Kim Clijsters dumped him over the telephone.
Clijsters rang Hewitt on Thursday night to end their relationship without giving a reason, but posted a brief statement on her website.
Hewitt, holidaying in the Northern Territory with close friend and Adelaide Football Club premiership hero Andrew McLeod, is understood to be bewildered and devastated. :sad:

The couple was to be married in Australia in February with a celebration following in Belgium. But Clijsters said a wedding is now "out of the question".

"Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt have mutually decided to end their relationship," Clijsters said on her website yesterday.

Reports surfaced earlier in the year that all was not well in the Hewitt camp, with relations between Clijsters and her future mother-in-law strained.

They ended their relationship last week...so no telephone dump yesterday :rolleyes:

Socket
10-22-2004, 04:25 PM
Nicky Vankets, the designer for Kim's and Lleyton's wedding outfits, is been quoted as finding it a pity. 'I haven't been able to proof what I am capable of', he says on VTM.

What a self-centered comment. It's almost funny.

mitalidas
10-22-2004, 04:53 PM
They ended their relationship last week...so no telephone dump yesterday :rolleyes:

maybe the phone call was to let him know that she was going public by posting it on the website, after which it would really officially be over once everyone and their grandma knew about it
(although i secretly hope they get back)

joske
10-22-2004, 06:56 PM
Awwww it's so sad... and I just saw Kim this Tuesday near her hometown with her mum... She looked really good and she was smiling and everything... Anyways I hope they'll sytill get back together, maybe they just got cold feet bc of the wedding.. who knows. Oh and the Aussie press saying Kim had broken up with him via telephone!? Like she'd do sth like that....

They both agreed to split up, so it's probably for the better if they don't get back together.. eventho I wish it wasn't so :sad:

alfonsojose
10-22-2004, 07:15 PM
There have been ongoing rumours in tennis circles that the Clijsters had fallen out with Hewitt's mother, Cherilyn, over wedding arrangements.


Lleyton, grow up :rolleyes:

Space Cowgirl
10-22-2004, 08:15 PM
This is sad to hear, but to be honest I think they are both too young to be getting married. Maybe they'll get back together at some point in the future. I'd say Kim's enforced layoff may have been a factor as well - maybe she realised through spending more time than usual with Lleyton that they weren't as compatible as they thought? :shrug: Better to find something like that out before the wedding, eh? ;)

RPH
10-22-2004, 08:17 PM
Lleyton, grow up :rolleyes:

How's that Lleyton's fault :rolleyes:
It says his Mother not him

Haters loving this it seems :eek:

mitalidas
10-22-2004, 08:27 PM
How's that Lleyton's fault :rolleyes:
It says his Mother not him

Haters loving this it seems :eek:

it may not be his "fault" but if its true that he cannot stand up for his woman, because of his mom, he would definitely come across as a Mama's boy .... :eek:

alfonsojose
10-22-2004, 08:28 PM
How's that Lleyton's fault :rolleyes:
It says his Mother not him

Haters loving this it seems :eek:
I don't hate anyone. Relax. This is not WTAhell. I just think his family has to much control over his life.

RPH
10-22-2004, 08:43 PM
I don't hate anyone. Relax. This is not WTAhell. I just think his family has to much control over his life.

I agree about his family having too much control you can see why Jaslyn never has done anything in her career :sad:

True about WTAhell as well :lol:

And about the haters part I didn't mean you I meant other people ;)

alfonsojose
10-22-2004, 08:49 PM
RPH :hug:

Carito_90
10-22-2004, 11:34 PM
OMG nooooooooo
nooooooooo noooooooooooo nooooooooooooooooooooooooo (okay too dramatic)
this cant be true :sad: :bigcry:

Jennay
10-22-2004, 11:36 PM
:sad::tears:

|-Safin_Coria-|
10-22-2004, 11:48 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
omg!!!! awww!!!!!!!! they were the cutest couple ever!!!!
wish them all the best

RonE
10-23-2004, 12:39 AM
I don't buy into all this "perfect couple" image- I always tend to take these things with a pinch of salt. Real life is never the way it is painted in the media- especially a relationship that was viewed through rose-tinted glasses.

Who knows what was really happening between them behind the limelight? At this point there seems to be speculation only. I have nothing against Lleyton or Kim, I wish them both the best in their carreers and personal lives. However, I stress again that what goes on between a couple (any couple) in public when they are with other people can be totally different to what goes on between them in private.

I personally know of a previously married couple who always seemed so happy together, and everyone that has ever met them said it was a "match made in heaven" and all that shit, but privately they were miserable and they ended up getting divorced.

Don't believe everything you read/hear in the press.

superpinkone37
10-23-2004, 01:04 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: wow i still cant believe it....

Vladimir Poutine
10-23-2004, 05:47 AM
It will be interesting to see if Hewitt becomes more guarded with the press now this has happened.

Relationships break down especially in the tennis world, so it's not that uncommon, but good luck to both of them anyway.

Lalitha
10-23-2004, 08:25 AM
That's bad news of the year!

Lalitha
10-23-2004, 08:28 AM
Don't believe everything you read/hear in the press.

Well said. :yeah:

mitalidas
10-23-2004, 12:50 PM
more details emerge:

A "devastated" Lleyton Hewitt has flown to France after his break-up with fiancee Kim Clijsters.

The Sunday Telegraph has reported that Hewitt cancelled plans of attending an Adelaide 36ers NBL game and instead flew to Paris, where he is to play in the Masters tennis tournament starting November 1.

Clijsters announced on her website that their planned February wedding had been called off and that the pair had split.

The Telegraph said Hewitt had been called by Clijsters on Thursday to tell him that the relationship was over, Australia's Wimbledon champion saying he was "completely floored" to friends.

"He's angry, embarrassed, devastated, distraught - all of that stuff," a friend said.

"He's been kicked in the guts and he's been kicked in the guts internationally and embarrassingly.

"He had a few signs but when it came, it came as a huge shock."

Reports from Belgium had reported that the former women's world No.1 had cancelled her wedding dress weeks ago.

RonE
10-23-2004, 12:53 PM
more details emerge:

A "devastated" Lleyton Hewitt has flown to France after his break-up with fiancee Kim Clijsters.

The Sunday Telegraph has reported that Hewitt cancelled plans of attending an Adelaide 36ers NBL game and instead flew to Paris, where he is to play in the Masters tennis tournament starting November 1.

Clijsters announced on her website that their planned February wedding had been called off and that the pair had split.

The Telegraph said Hewitt had been called by Clijsters on Thursday to tell him that the relationship was over, Australia's Wimbledon champion saying he was "completely floored" to friends.

"He's angry, embarrassed, devastated, distraught - all of that stuff," a friend said.

"He's been kicked in the guts and he's been kicked in the guts internationally and embarrassingly.

"He had a few signs but when it came, it came as a huge shock."

Reports from Belgium had reported that the former women's world No.1 had cancelled her wedding dress weeks ago.

Apparently Kim is not as nice a person as many were led to believe if that version of the story is true.

mitalidas
10-23-2004, 01:01 PM
if the Mothers are at the bottom of this split, i hope they realize that they will have the rest of their lives to deal with their selfishness and what grief it caused Lley and Kim

Socket
10-23-2004, 01:55 PM
Apparently Kim is not as nice a person as many were led to believe if that version of the story is true.

You got that right.

And since she broke off the engagement, she has to return that expensive engagement ring of hers. I hope he sics his lawyers on her if she's uncooperative. :devil: :devil:

TennisLurker
10-23-2004, 02:05 PM
maybe ebcause of her injury kim had more time to be with hewitt and his family, and realised they were not as great/nice/whatever as she thought.

Crazy_Fool
10-23-2004, 02:34 PM
Apparently Kim is not as nice a person as many were led to believe if that version of the story is true.
Possibly, but I wouldn't be too quick to judge anything written in the media.

mitalidas
10-23-2004, 03:21 PM
Rift over wedding plans led to split
By Matthew Benns and Eddie Fitzmaurice in London
October 24, 2004
The Sun-Herald
Tensions between Lleyton Hewitt's parents and fiancee Kim Clijsters over wedding plans are believed to be behind the split between the two former world No.1 tennis players.

Belgian newspaper reporters maintained that their sources said a rift had developed between 21-year-old Clijsters and Hewitt's father Glynn and mother Cherilyn over the plans for two wedding ceremonies - one in Belgium, the other in Australia - in February.

Yesterday, Hewitt's grandmother Dawn Hewitt was anxious to know what had caused the split.

Mrs Hewitt said at her Adelaide home: "I want to know what's behind it. I loved her too, she was so nice and they were so good together and it just breaks your heart. This has just come out of the blue.

"It is very sad. Who knows what happens between two people?"

She said Glynn Hewitt had called her with the news. "I am just hoping Lleyton is all right. He is with Andrew McLeod in Darwin, having a bit of a rest."

McLeod, who plays for AFL club the Adelaide Crows, was with Hewitt, 23, when Clijsters rang him on Thursday night to say the wedding was off.

Reports last night said Hewitt had cancelled plans of attending an Adelaide 36ers NBL game and instead flown to Paris, where he is to play in the Masters tennis tournament starting November 1.

Hewitt had pulled out of last week's tennis tournament in Madrid citing personal reasons.

Friends told the media Hewitt was "angry, embarrassed, devastated, distraught".

"He's been kicked in the guts, and he's been kicked in the guts internationally and embarrassingly. He had a few warning signs but when it came, it came as a huge shock," one friend said.

Another of Hewitt's friends told the press that the split had come "totally out of the blue, out of left field".

"There were some signs she might have cold feet about the wedding after the US Open, but then he thought everything was OK," the friend said.

A statement on Clijsters' website said the split was mutual and added: "Private reasons compelled the couple to end their relationship.

"Both of us distance ourselves from the malicious gossip which inevitably surfaces in this kind of situation."

Reports in Belgium said a rift had developed between Clijsters and Hewitt's parents.

Nico van Hay, assistant sports editor at the Brussels-based De Standaard newspaper, said: "There is no talk of Kim being involved with any third party, but we are hearing that there may have been some problems with his parents.

"Nobody is sure how deep the divisions were, but it is claimed that Kim was not getting on very well with some of Hewitt's family in Australia."

At Wimbledon this year the rift in the four-year romance was obvious. Clijsters did not sit with Hewitt's ever-present parents in the players' personal box. Out of the public eye she chose to take her meals at a separate table, away from the Hewitts.

Rumours were rife of a rift between Clijsters and Hewitt's mother over the wedding plans and during Wimbledon reports appeared in British newspapers about the increasingly strained relationship.

To appease their parents the young couple were planning to have the two wedding ceremonies - one in Hewitt's home town of Adelaide and another in a Belgian chateau.

But a few weeks ago Clijsters called her Belgian wedding dress designer and told him to put the dress on hold.

He is reported to have told her he would leave the half-finished dress on the rack ready for when she married someone else. :sad:

She spent yesterday being comforted by her mother Els and father Lei, a former Belgian soccer star, at the home she built to share with Hewitt just 100 metres from her parents' home, in the village of Opitter in north-east Belgium.

crimson
10-23-2004, 04:58 PM
RonE: your first post, about image not necessarily matching the reality, was good, and as you said:

Don't believe everything you read/hear in the press.

But then you wrote this:

Apparently Kim is not as nice a person as many were led to believe if that version of the story is true

What happened to not believing everything you read in the press? :confused:

I highly doubt that Kim just rang up Lleyton on Thursday and dumped him like that. It sounds like it was a recent split, but not that recent.

Kim has an extremely good reputation among her peers in the WTA as being a genuinely nice, caring person. She may have been the one who broke it off, but right now we have no idea what the reasons were, or how she went about doing it. They have been together a while, and seemed really in love, so she must have had a very good reason for breaking it off at this stage.

Newspapers fabricate details of stories all the time - the comments from so-called "friends" are often nothing of the sort and just the newspaper's own speculations in disguise.

Rogiman
10-23-2004, 05:04 PM
Enjoy being single again, Lleyton! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_rainbow.gif

You're young, rich and (arguably) good looking, if you don't enjoy your life I'm sure I could use it! ;) :bigcry:

mitalidas
10-23-2004, 05:09 PM
Likewise for Kim, or perhas should say LLikewise...

Younger, richer (many more endorsement and ad deals than Lley), good looking and in addition, a great reputation as a human. Come on Kim!

*M*
10-23-2004, 05:37 PM
Maybe Kim just didn't want to be known as Mrs. Potato for the rest of her life . . .

If the reports about Lleyton's parents are true, then Joachim Johansson better take note.
What role does his parents play in his career? It just seems so odd to see not one, but both of them always in the stands. I can understand them being at Grand Slam events, but they seem to follow him all over the world. Don't they have careers outside of tennis?

RonE
10-23-2004, 05:42 PM
What happened to not believing everything you read in the press? :confused:


Re-read the last part of that sentence: if that version of the story is true (emphasis on the 'if').

Of course there are always two sides to a story and in Kim's version Lleyton probably comes out as the bad guy.

Socket
10-23-2004, 05:51 PM
Lleyton's father is his business manager and handles his investments. According to Lleyton, he invites his parents to attend his matches (slams and the lead-up tournaments), because he's happiest when he's surrounded by his family and friends while on tour. If it works for him . . .

crimson
10-23-2004, 06:39 PM
Re-read the last part of that sentence: if that version of the story is true (emphasis on the 'if').

Of course there are always two sides to a story and in Kim's version Lleyton probably comes out as the bad guy.

I know you said "if" - the point was that I was surprised you were even speculating about it, based on just an unsubstantiated press report, after stating in your previous post that we shouldn't believe everything we read in the press.

We haven't heard Kim's version yet - she specifically did not go into the reasons for the split in the original statement - so we have no idea if he comes out as a "bad guy" or not. I'm not trying to imply that he is a bad guy - the reasons they broke up might not have anything to do with either of them being in the wrong - it could be due to external factors. At the end of the day, neither of them have publicly commented on the reasons for the split, so we have no idea what is true and what isn't.

star
10-23-2004, 06:46 PM
maybe ebcause of her injury kim had more time to be with hewitt and his family, and realised they were not as great/nice/whatever as she thought.

She'd been with him for 4 1/2 years. She spent the entire off season with him in Australia last year, and she's spent a great deal of time in Australia at other times too. She sat in the players box with Hewitt's parents for the entire time they were dating except for this summer....... when it looks now as if those rumors about tension between her and Cherlyn were true. So Kim had a lot of time with Lleyton and his family.

But, one's perspective changes when one is thinking of a life time comittment. Maybe she thought an engagement/marriage would cure some of the things she didn't like, or maybe being engaged brought out new sides of everyone's personalities. Things like that happen. I knew a couple who dated for 11 years. Got married, and seperated 4 months later. Who knows what goes on?

YoursTruly
10-24-2004, 05:22 AM
This is weird because it totally looked like a no-brainer that these two were going to get married, and a normal one that wasn't to be celeb-like. LOL. But maybe their current priorities have changed. Maybe Kim is going through troubles with her injuries. Maybe they think they're too young (although it's not bad) as the wedding date approached. Who knows? Maybe Kim got sick of hearing "CMMMMMMMONNNNNNN!!" and realized this while watching his matches while healing from her surgery!

YoursTruly
10-24-2004, 05:24 AM
You got that right.

And since she broke off the engagement, she has to return that expensive engagement ring of hers. I hope he sics his lawyers on her if she's uncooperative. :devil: :devil:


No. First you think of pawning, then returning. :lol:

Mthammer©
10-24-2004, 05:45 AM
Lleyton needed to play Madrid so he could get one of them models.

sparkus8
10-24-2004, 10:06 AM
I wonder how the Aussie crowds will react to Kim now?? Somehow I think it may be a little icy when she gets down under.

RonE
10-24-2004, 10:27 AM
I know you said "if" - the point was that I was surprised you were even speculating about it, based on just an unsubstantiated press report, after stating in your previous post that we shouldn't believe everything we read in the press.

We haven't heard Kim's version yet - she specifically did not go into the reasons for the split in the original statement - so we have no idea if he comes out as a "bad guy" or not. I'm not trying to imply that he is a bad guy - the reasons they broke up might not have anything to do with either of them being in the wrong - it could be due to external factors. At the end of the day, neither of them have publicly commented on the reasons for the split, so we have no idea what is true and what isn't.

It was only a passing comment, and yes as far as I'm concerned it is an unsubstantiated report. I wasn't trying to imply that Kim was a bad person, only that if there was any truth to that report she was no angel herself. I was not implying in any way that there was any truth to the report, hence the 'if'.

As for the reason for their breakup, you are right. It is still too early to know what exactly caused it (and we may never know at all)- there could be any number of reasons.

crimson
10-24-2004, 12:08 PM
It was only a passing comment, and yes as far as I'm concerned it is an unsubstantiated report. I wasn't trying to imply that Kim was a bad person, only that if there was any truth to that report she was no angel herself. I was not implying in any way that there was any truth to the report, hence the 'if'.

As for the reason for their breakup, you are right. It is still too early to know what exactly caused it (and we may never know at all)- there could be any number of reasons.

I understand what you're saying and I agree - thanks for clarifying what you meant. :)

RonE
10-24-2004, 12:15 PM
I understand what you're saying and I agree - thanks for clarifying what you meant. :)

Sure, no problem :)

~EMiLiTA~
10-24-2004, 12:47 PM
I wonder how the Aussie crowds will react to Kim now?? Somehow I think it may be a little icy when she gets down under.

I was also wondering the same thing...that is, if she even comes down for the Aus Open...if she's still injured, she may not even bother. We've seen how ppl like Dokic have been shying away from the tournament ever since her personal probs here.

mitalidas
10-24-2004, 01:58 PM
I think one thing we've seen about the Aussies is that they are sports-fans first. They are not rude like the USO crowd, and they come to appreciate good tennis. I don't think they'll turn on Kimmy. COMEONKIM!

Kristen
10-24-2004, 02:04 PM
I hope she comes back here. She should. I like her :D
I think only the halfwit tennis fans (the ones we describe as 'only knowing tennis in january' and cheer for lleyton because he's aussie) would be the only ones to possibly turn on her. She should come and test the water here :) as long as she doesn't date the male version of Paris :aplot:

Smankyou
10-24-2004, 02:05 PM
I doubt they (err, we) will turn on Kim, but I'd imagine things would be nothing short of awkward.

mitalidas
10-24-2004, 02:22 PM
It will be strange in a year or so, when they start dating other people, and their Family boxes have new boyfriend and girlfriends. It will be awkward all around.

Experimentee
10-24-2004, 05:10 PM
Most of the reports about the break up have just been pure speculation, but it is very unfair and damaging. They are blaming the parents for the break up, even though they have no proof apart from unnamed 'friends' which usually means its made up. They are painting Kim as a cold unfeeling person and Lleyton as the victim who got his heart broken.
Kim and Lleyton made a mistake to not issue any official reason. If theres no reason, there will always be speculation which will not always be true, and if it is false its even more unfair to the people involved.

mitalidas
10-24-2004, 05:16 PM
Well, I wouldn't call it a mistake. It is an extremely private matter, and even though we (me definitely included) our curious, we are not entitled to any explanation.

They might prefer false (and unsubstantiated) speculation, rather than divulge their private matters, which is truly none of our business. They are not politicians who are reponsible to explain their acts to us, they are public figures whose acts we are nosey about

RoddickBabe10
10-24-2004, 07:30 PM
Wow, I am too late to even comment on this topic as I haven't logged on this site for at least a month. I was just planning on getting some latest news on tennis and I see this?!?! This is as bad a news as Flipper dating Paris...

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!

I really could care less about Flipper and Paris but :eek: :eek :eek: Lleyton and Kim were the nicest, cutest couple in tennis next TO Agassi/Graf! Damn, I'm so sad... I really hope Kim didn't dump Lleyton over the telly... that just doesn't sound like her. I just hope they're both okay... awe :bigcry: :bigcry: I'm sooo sad...

Iheartandy&roger
10-24-2004, 07:42 PM
Damn that sux that those two broke up I wonder why so sudden and abupt like dat ...but he's only 23 I dunno if he even was that ready to settle down and get married and make it last well hopefully maybe they'll get back together.. best of luck to the both of them!

Roger-No.1
10-24-2004, 11:38 PM
I wanted them to have little potatoes.... :sad:

zoeziepoezie
10-25-2004, 06:25 PM
from: www.kimclijsters.be (http://www.kimclijsters.be)

Kim's Diary
Why all the fuss? 25-10-2004

I didn't feel like reacting to my split with Lleyton. I hoped to find some time for myself in this difficult period. However, if I see the all the stuff that is being published and how I am being followed, then I think I should respond to all that.

First and for all, I would like to thank all the people who have supported me in these difficult times with warm letters and messages. At the same time, however, I am stunned by all the media attention about a strictly private matter.

I understand that people want to know about the end of our relationship and that is why we have decided to issue the short press statement. Anything else is our business, just like any other couple who are splitting up. However, some of the gossip that is appearing just go beyond certain values.

What is wrong with journalists if they spend the night camping outside my house? If they start following me and the rest of my family? If they start insinuating things about my mother or Lleyton's? If they think to know that both Lleyton and I already have someone else (which is a big lie anyway)? Splitting up after nearly five years isn't easy and painful as it is already, isn't it not normal we want to come to terms with it ourselves?

Why is all these gossip turned into national news? At DHL more than thousand people are about to lose their job. Not that far from here a two people were killed in a deadly accident. I firmly believe there are more important issues to write about than just the strictly private ones as ours.

I sincerely hope that everybody will show some respect for me and my family and that these gossips will stop. And that everyone is curious to find out about the wrist and my tennis. I will keep you posted on those.

Love,
Kim

Tennis Fool
10-25-2004, 06:36 PM
Why does this remind me of the split between Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise?

Vass
10-25-2004, 06:38 PM
Kimmy! she's right. But it doesn't help. :sad:

mitalidas
10-25-2004, 06:40 PM
Why does this remind me of the split between Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise?

hmmm... a very handsome man and a gorgeous woman, maybe that's why ....

Or, more likely (not that L and K are not gorgeous and handsome, but probably less so than the Cruises), an Aussie dumped, and world sympathy shifts to the dumped Aussie

Vass
10-25-2004, 06:40 PM
Why does this remind me of the split between Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise?
I agree, although I didn't see it before. Because Potato and Kim look great together, everything was great, and then.... because you expect people to love eachother by inertia, when it was so great for so long.

tennischick
10-25-2004, 07:02 PM
Kim should not respond at all. the minute you respond in any way, you've fed the sharks and they will come for more. as she said initially, this is a private matter. leave it private.

Roger-No.1
10-25-2004, 07:16 PM
from: www.kimclijsters.be (http://www.kimclijsters.be)

Kim's Diary
Why all the fuss? 25-10-2004

I didn't feel like reacting to my split with Lleyton. I hoped to find some time for myself in this difficult period. However, if I see the all the stuff that is being published and how I am being followed, then I think I should respond to all that.

First and for all, I would like to thank all the people who have supported me in these difficult times with warm letters and messages. At the same time, however, I am stunned by all the media attention about a strictly private matter.

I understand that people want to know about the end of our relationship and that is why we have decided to issue the short press statement. Anything else is our business, just like any other couple who are splitting up. However, some of the gossip that is appearing just go beyond certain values.

What is wrong with journalists if they spend the night camping outside my house? If they start following me and the rest of my family? If they start insinuating things about my mother or Lleyton's? If they think to know that both Lleyton and I already have someone else (which is a big lie anyway)? Splitting up after nearly five years isn't easy and painful as it is already, isn't it not normal we want to come to terms with it ourselves?

Why is all these gossip turned into national news? At DHL more than thousand people are about to lose their job. Not that far from here a two people were killed in a deadly accident. I firmly believe there are more important issues to write about than just the strictly private ones as ours.

I sincerely hope that everybody will show some respect for me and my family and that these gossips will stop. And that everyone is curious to find out about the wrist and my tennis. I will keep you posted on those.

Love,
Kim

Well, you're a celebrity. Good luck Kim! :wavey: