We all face tragedy and adversity, but some of us have seen more tragedies than the others. Julia Lemigova is one such celeb whose life has been defined by adversities and how she came through them. She is a model by profession and has won 2nd runner-up at Miss Universe 1991.
Julia ‘Yulia’ Lemigova was born on the 20th of June in 1972 and is 46 years old as of 2018.9 She was born in Moscow in the then Soviet Union but now it is located in Russia. There is not much information about her family and siblings.
However, she was born to Soviet Red Army Colonel who had raised her with strict rules and regulations. Due to the bureaucratic nature of the Army organizations and Communist ideals of the Soviet Union, her childhood was very rigid.
Likewise, she couldn’t accept her sexuality as being LGBTQ is seen as one of the most horrible crimes someone can commit in Russia today, let alone in the 1970‘s Soviet Union.
Lemigova has had a lot of tragedies in her life. She has faced a lot of hardships. She is lesbian but it was hard for her to come out due to the conservative Soviet society. Due to this, she didn’t identify as a lesbian at first.
Julia had an affair with Edouard Stern who was an elite banker that rolled with the A-list crowd. After being his mistress for some time their fling was abruptly ended as he was killed by hiѕ long-time lover, Cécile Brossard, during a bondage sex session. He was wrapped in pink latex and shot in the face with an adult pleasure toy inserted into him.
Stern was bisexual. Similarly, another tragedy took place when her son died at only five months due to internal organ injuries. The circumstances for the murder were very suspicious and it was assumed that his nanny killed him.
Finally, Lemigova married her partner Martina Navratilova in New York on 15 December 2014 after a public proposal by the latter got them engaged.
Lemigova finished as the first runner-up in the 1990 Miss USSR. She became Miss USSR for the event as the original winner was later disqualified for being married. After the pageant, she represented her country at the 1991 miss world. Recently she has started her spa in western Europe and also has her own skincare and spa line.
Julia Lemigova’s net worth and earnings are under review but her partner is worth around $15 million.