It certainly did not do her any great service.” I wonder if Crow had any closure after Armstrong went on television with Oprah. To fight grave illness not once but twice, then start a family on her own – that takes some strength. He says we all have this propensity for telling a story about ourselves.
She mutters something indistinguishable, then says: “I don’t need closure from any of that. Even answering questions I have to, like” – Crow, who previously dated Eric Clapton and actor Owen Wilson, claps her thighs – “…I have to, like, dig. And the story I always told was that I’d do what was expected: I’d fall in love, I’d get married, I’d have a happy home, I’d have kids. And that story you tell about yourself can be the very story that limits you.
We just had some very big, fundamental differences.” This time last year Crow was dragged into the controversy by comments from Betsy Andreu, wife of Armstrong’s ex-team-mate Frankie Andreu. The whistleblower who exposed the seven-times Tour de France winner said: “Sheryl was by his side when he was trying to destroy people and she said nothing. It just astounds me.” When I mention this, Crow replies coolly. I think going out into the press and talking about what people should and shouldn’t do when they don’t know anything about you or your story, is irresponsible and slightly on the weird tip, personally.” A discreet silence is better? A relationship, I think, serves up so many volleys that are meant to remind you of who you are, and how far away you’ve gotten from who you are.” If anything, the whole experience vividly demonstrated Crow’s own winner’s instinct.
“I think Betsy, just like everybody in this picture, has her own ulterior motivations. “I think people who go out and mouth off about people they don’t know, it makes them look bad. Splitting with the world’s most famous cancer survivor a week before being diagnosed herself is an irony that might have floored many people.
But first, there’s a boil to lance: Crow’s former fiancé, Lance Armstrong.
The couple dated for almost three years between 2003-2006. But the shadow cast by the super-cyclist’s much-belated admission of illegal doping is long.
On Sheryl Crow’s farm, sipping PG Tips in the singer’s Mc Mansion-like home, there are many things to discuss.
But those are the experiences that have redefined my life.
“So talking about Lance,” she laughs drily, “it was a nanosecond in the grand scheme.
Pretty much my life exists right this second, and my boys are the first thing I think of [in the morning], the last thing I think of at night, and past relationships with famous people or not famous people, with good people, with bad people, with tortured, confused people – every relationship has served a purpose in my life.” This upbeat spin, she agrees with a rueful smile, is the way you progress, and free yourself from your past. Letting go of what it is your life is supposed to look like sometimes is the most liberating moment you will ever have.” She thinks, then, that you have to “let go of it and say, ‘you know what, maybe my life is not gonna happen in the order I thought it would’.
As soon as I did that, I had the opportunity to adopt my first son.
Sheryl Crow made it public last week that she has a new boyfriend. Sheryl Crow had Doyle Bramhall II escort her to the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s spring ball last week where they performed together as well.