‘Real Housewives of Miami’ star Julia Lemigova has reacted to his wife Martina Navratilova’s recent cancer diagnosis on Instagram.
Former tennis star Navratilova announced on January 2, 2023 that she had been diagnosed with stage 1 throat cancer and stage 1 breast cancer.
Lemigova, 50, posted a photo of herself and Navratilova, 66, with their dog on Instagram on the same day.
Julia Lemigova stands by Martina Navratilova amid her cancer diagnosis.
“Thank you to everyone who reached out to share words of support,” Lemigova wrote. “Together we will fight this.”
Lemigova’s post received over 16,000 likes and over 1,000 comments.
Lemigova then posted a video to her grid of Navratilova celebrating a “fun night out with friends.”
“Even in difficult times, always find moments to relax and have fun,” she advised.
Navratilova reported that she discovered an enlarged lymph node in her neck in November at the 2022 Women’s Tennis Association Finals in Fort Worth, TX.
A subsequent biopsy revealed that she had throat cancer. Further tests showed that she also had a recurrence of breast cancer.
She was diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV), which is one of the most treatable forms of cancer.
Navratilova was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, for which she underwent a lumpectomy.
She reported that when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago, at age 53, she cried briefly, then asked her doctor, “What do we do? What is the next step ? »
Commenting on her current diagnosis, Navratilova is hopeful.
“This double whammy is serious but still reparable, and I hope for a favorable outcome,” Navratilova said. “It will stink for a while, but I will fight with everything I have.”
Navratilova has a fighting spirit, exemplified not only by her 59 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles, but also by beating her previous breast cancer.
She reported a good prognosis this time around, although she won’t be attending the Australian Open 2023 again.
Lemigova and Navratilova have been together since 2006. The two women got engaged at the US Open in September 2014 and married in December 2014.
The couple received an outpouring of messages of love and support on Instagram from the RHOM cast, including Adriana de Moura, who wrote, “Together we will win this battle,” alongside emoji hearts and hands of prayer.
“We love you both and only positive thoughts,” wrote Guerdy Abraira.
Navratilova took to Twitter on January 2 after her announcement to thank her supporters.
“I’m not done yet,” she tweeted.
Navratilova is expected to begin treatment this week, primarily in New York.
Lemigova’s Instagram post on New Year’s Eve said “2022 has been an amazing year full of ups and downs,” alongside photos of her and Navratilova together.
“I can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store for us,” she said.
We wish the Real Housewives couple a year full of hope, strength and better health.
Alexandra Blogier is a writer in the news and entertainment team at YourTango. She covers celebrity gossip, pop culture analysis, and all things entertainment industry.