Norman, Evert officially 'divorced in secret'

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Melbourne, Jan 12 (ANI): Golf legend Greg Norman and tennis star Chris Evert secretly divorced in December 2009 when the world was focussed on the personal troubles of another Florida-based golfer, Tiger Woods.

The couple managed to quietly put through their papers in a small courthouse in December.

Norman and Evert, who were first seen together just months after leaving their respective partners, announced their split last September, but had not spoken of a divorce, The Daily Mail reports.

The couple divorced just 18 months after their sunset wedding in the Bahamas, and reportedly made their separation official.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the two worked out a quick settlement behind closed doors before Norman flew to Key West, in the Florida Keys, with his divorce lawyer on December 8.

They took the paperwork to a courthouse there and, with Norman as the official complainant and Evert not present, the divorce was passed through.

"The bonds of marriage between . . . Greg Norman and . . . Chris Evert, are dissolved because the marriage is irretrievably broken, and the parties are restored to the status of being single," the divorce decree read.

It was the former tennis champion's fourth marriage and Norman's second, News.com.au reports.

According to the final judgment dissolving marriage document, the two reportedly promised to abide with a pre-nuptial agreement they signed before their wedding. (ANI)

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