Chris Evert first Husband: Who is John Lloyd?

Chris Evert first Husband: Who is John Lloyd?

Christine Marie Evert, born on December 21, 1954, known as Chris Evert Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is an American former world No. 1 tennis player. Evert won 18 major singles titles, including a record seven French Open titles and a joint-record six US Open titles.

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Evert was born in 1954 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Colette (née Thompson) and Jimmy Evert, and raised in a committed Catholic household. She is a 1973 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale.

Jimmy was a professional tennis coach, and tennis was a way of life in his family. Chris and her sister Jeanne became professional tennis players; their brother John played tennis on scholarship at the University of Alabama and later at Vanderbilt University, and brother Drew had a tennis scholarship to Auburn University.

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Her Youngest sister Clare played scholarship tennis at Southern Methodist University. Chris, John, and sisters Jeanne and Clare all won titles at the prestigious Junior Orange Bowl in Florida.

Who is John Lloyd?

John Lloyd born 27 August 1954, is a British former professional tennis player. Lloyd reached an ATP world ranking of 21 from 23 July 1978 to 30 July 1978, and was ranked as UK number 1 in 1984 and 1985. He now works as a sports commentator.

During his career, he reached one Grand Slam singles final and won three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles with tennis partner Wendy Turnbull: the French Open in 1982 and Wimbledon in 1983 and 1984. Also, Lloyd scored 27 wins and 24 losses with the Great Britain Davis Cup team.

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He is the younger brother of the former British Davis Cup captain David Lloyd. He served as the British Davis Cup captain himself from August 2006 until March 2010. He is a member of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

In 1979, Lloyd married the World No. 1 woman player, American Chris Evert. The media-styled “golden couple” of tennis enjoyed several years in the limelight before separation, a short-lived reconciliation, and an eventual divorce in 1987.

In 1987 Lloyd married Deborah Taylor-Bellman, an American dancing teacher, their marriage lasted 30 years, until 2017. They have two children, Aiden and Hayley.

Lloyd has even recounted how getting a divorce may have unintentionally helped save his life; as on moving to Florida in the US following his divorce, it was discovered that he was suffering from prostate cancer, which then could be treated in time. Lloyd currently lives in Palm Beach, Florida, with his girlfriend Svetlana Carroll, a Russian-born estate agent.