Lance Armstrong pretty much nailed it (no pun intended), when he said that it was a matter of bad timing that created the irreconcilable differences between himself and his then fiancée, Sheryl Crow. According to what he has written in his upcoming book, Lance (Da Capo), Crow wanted a child and he didn’t at that time.
It was just before her 44th birthday in 2005 that the two became engaged. Lance says her biological clock was ticking, but at 34 years old, he wasn’t ready to have more children. He had just gotten divorced and he has three children from that marriage. All of his children, Luke, Grace and Bella, were under 6 years old. He told author John Wilcockson, that he feels the greatest gift a man can give a woman is children and he didn’t feel it was fair for him to deny her that.
“Because if somebody wants a child — man, that’s the greatest gift you can give to a woman — so who are you to stand there and say I don’t want one. So we were at different points in our lives. We were not compatible on that issue.”
So it all came down to timing. The Lance Armstrong – Sheryl Crow break-up was all about timing. And her biological clock, of course.
Shortly after the break-up, sexy rock star Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was successfully treated. Afterward, she adopted a two-week-old boy and named him Wyatt Steven Crow. She adopted him in May 2007 and they live on a farm just outside of Nashville.
Tour de France legend Armstrong went through a series of relationships with people like Ashley Olsen, Lisa Shields, Kate Hudson and Tory Burch. In December 2008, he and girlfriend, Anna Hansen, announced that she is pregnant. Their baby is due in June 2009. As a testicular cancer survivor there was some question as to whether or not he’d be able to father another child. Apparently, that turned out to not really be a problem.
So both Crow and Armstrong have become new parents since their breakup, even though it was a disagreement about having children that lead to their breakup. I guess Lance was right, it was bad timing.
Lance is due to go on sale in July 2009.