Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Winfrey was talking to cyclist Lance Armstrong's ex-wife Kristin Richard, who claimed that being married to Armstrong "smothered" her:
Lance Armstrong's ex-wife, Kristin Richard, revealed to Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday that the road she shared with the Tour de France record holder was far from smooth. Although the 1999-2003 marriage produced three children before it ended in divorce, the union also left Richard feeling "smothered," and turned her from an opinionated career person into a "yes" woman, Richard, 34, said on The Oprah Winfrey Show."
You and Lance looked like you had it all," said Winfrey, noting that Richard was swept off her feet by the stellar athlete, married him, had three children quickly and moved to the French Riviera. Richard, however, said that her role was strictly to cheer on Armstrong, prompting Winfrey to advise women not to make the same mistake. "
It wasn't Lance saying, 'You should be like this' or 'Do this.' It wasn't him making a mandate and me being a mouse. It was me trying to emulate whatever I thought would be the perfect wife or the perfect mother," said Richard, promoting an article she's written for the April Glamour magazine titled "What I Wish I Had Known About Marriage."
"We think we're trying to please somebody for the sake of our marriage, but then if you ask Lance today if he appreciated that, I think he would probably say, 'Well, that wasn't the woman that I fell in love with,'" added Richard. As for first meeting Armstrong she said: "He had just finished up his chemotherapy. He was bald and cute."
But once they were married she surrendered her job and her dog, as well as her independence, said Richard, who admitted also to being blinded by the huge diamond ring Armstrong gave her when they got engaged. "I paid more attention to the rock on my left hand than to preparing myself for the journey ahead," Richard wrote in the article, which Winfrey said reduced her to tears. "This is why I never got married," said Winfrey. "I just wanted to always be myself."
Honestly, why doesn't Oprah Winfrey just come out and admit that she's a liberal? I mean, she's constantly speaks down on marriage, she is a sexist who supports feminist ideals, she's pro-abortion, pro-gay rights and hates Black men. Does she really think her fanbase - white women - would abandon her if she admitted that she was a liberal? Or does she think that officially branding herself a leftist would unmask her already circumspect stances on God and religion?
Funny too how its always the never-marrieds who speak loudest on how bad marriage is.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 2:24 PM