Julia Lemigova greatly surprised her wife Martina Navratilova with a stamp-unusual gape!
The True Housewives of Miami superstar, 50, revealed that she chopped her long brunette locks proper into a Parisian-impressed shoulder-length bob for Navratilova, who shared the knowledge in January that she had been identified with stage 1 throat most cancers and breast most cancers.
Lemigova spoke with PEOPLE ahead of gorgeous her wife along with her unusual hairdo and how she thinks Navratilova will react to her gape.
“Shining Martina, due to she’s so sentimental, I judge she’s going to impart. I judge, I am hoping now not, however she does impart when she sees sunless-and-white motion footage and romantic be pleased stories. She proper, like ‘chuffed tears,’ she known because it. And she knows I did it loads due to of her,” Lemigova said.
Lemigova furthermore shared that when she met Navratilova, she sported a extremely identical coiffure to the one she has now.
“Martina, she beloved my brief hair. When we met, I had a extremely identical kind of hair, and my hair used to be brief, and she fell in be pleased with me then. So this used to be furthermore to shock her. Martina has on her phone an image of me after we met, and recurrently she reveals it to me. Not pertaining to to the haircut, however she’s announcing, ‘Oh my God, I love the way you regarded then, you gape so chuffed.’ ”
The actual fact superstar even revealed how she used to be going to blow their very possess horns her unusual hairdo, announcing, “I in fact contain photos, I in fact contain video. I’m going to construct it on my Instagram, I’m going to be placing the total process of my hair falling down.”
To shock Navratilova, Lemigova urged PEOPLE that she used to be “fending off talking to her on FaceTime” so that she didn’t know she lower her hair. “I am discovering every that you might well judge of excuse now, talking to her on the phone, now to not build FaceTime on. I am pretending I am someplace, in the shower, in a place with out a Wi-Fi, so I can now not enact the FaceTime,” she said.
On how exactly she planned to shock her wife, Lemigova said, “I’m going to New York subsequent week and my thought is launch the door and check her facial capabilities when she sees me. That is my thought.”
Lemigova discussed how her wife’s most cancers prognosis has opened her eyes and adjusted her outlook on lifestyles.
“After your wife is identified with two cancers, it in fact changes your perspective. All of us wish to be real for her. There is no time for sitting spherical and crying. And I needed my hair for instance that I am reconnecting with my, successfully, subtle, real lady who I am, however furthermore showing that in a components I am doing it for her. And one thing that I know for obvious will build a smile on her face,” she explained.
“I could not be along with her always when she used to be doing her remedy, due to I had a minute window to head to Paris and check my daughter Emma, who I furthermore have not seen. So we made a resolution that I’d waft rapidly to Paris, be with Emma, due to she furthermore needs me, and then return to Martina to New York, where she’s doing her remedy. And I can now not watch for her to launch the door and check this unusual Julia,” Lemigova said of gorgeous Navratilova after visiting their daughter, Emma, 17.
Persevering with, she said, “I am a real believer that when lifestyles hits you with a tragedy, no topic how vast the tragedy is, you’ve gotten on the total two decisions. You submit, otherwise you push wait on and insurrection. And all my lifestyles I was, I am a insurrection in a components, and I repeatedly push wait on. So here is proper a mode of huge tragedies that hit our family. And there might be not any time or house to sit down and impart due to that can’t again. That will handiest be pleased issues worse.”
“And Martina doesn’t need me crying, due to despite the indisputable fact that I are searching to impart, I am now not going to reward it to her. And in expose to feel it, you’re going to contain to in fact meditate, project obvious vitality, and utter, now not proper wipe your teeth and smile, due to that is fake,” Lemigova added.
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“I proper are searching to push wait on that obnoxious vitality, and effort, and alarm, and dismay, and proper in fact, in fact listen to the obvious. And listen to as of late, and are residing as of late, due to as of late we’re young. The next day we’re going to catch a day older. So feel young, no topic what age you might well possibly possibly be. And that build a smile on my face. That affords me vitality. On the present time I am wholesome, I am young, and that’s the reason the perspective” Lemigova explained to PEOPLE.
She furthermore shared her secret to happiness, particularly after processing her daughters, Emma and Victoria, 21, leaving home.
“What while you happen to be chuffed for them, and proper be chuffed yourself as a individual, and pick it each day on the time, and proper project obvious, however for real and strongly? And I started doing it since we came upon this nefarious files about Martina, the total family reunited all every other time and stayed along with her and collectively, it is miles now not indispensable if we’re now not in the same town,” said Lemigova.
“The fashion you might well gape at lifestyles in every other case, the way you might well trip it in every other case, proper with out focused on the sad aspects. Right judge of the finest ones, and dangle on to those, due to they’ll provide you with that smile. Those will provide you with this natural vitality. And that’s how I are residing now,” she shared.
“Now, despite the indisputable fact that this entire thing with Martina and most cancers is going down proper now, utter me, or now not, I am chuffed. And that’s how I’m going to offer my happiness to Martina and to the of us spherical me. So it is miles now not proper a haircut, it is proper like one thing shook interior me and woke up, that Julia that I let a miniature bit put out of your mind for years, for plenty of, many, many reasons.”
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Lemigova furthermore spread out about how her pals contain supported her following Navratilova’s prognosis and that she “can now not wait to reward” her unusual haircut to her girlfriends.
“Everybody, all my girlfriends, they’re incredibly supportive. All of them reached out, they despatched flowers; they had been so candy,” she said.
Lemigova and Navratilova tied the knot in 2014. They’re the first same-sex couple ever to seem as elephantine-time solid participants on the True Housewives franchise since it launched in 2006.
The tennis icon used to be first identified with breast most cancers 13 years in the past — even though she used to be declared most cancers free in 2010. On the time of her preliminary prognosis, Navratilova urged PEOPLE: “It knocked me on my ass, in fact. I utter so up to tempo of my lifestyles and my body, and then this comes, and it is fully out of my fingers.”