Lance Armstrong Says Split With Sheryl Crow Was Over Baby

Lance Armstrong says that his breakup with fiancee Sheryl Crow was over babies: She wanted them, he didn’t.

Lance, 37, and Sheryl, 47, were together for just over two years before parting ways in 2006. Sheryl later called the break-up “devastating,” telling Vanity Fair, “I do think about Lance every day. And I think about his kids every day.”

In his new book, Lance writes, “She wanted marriage, she wanted children; and not that I didn’t want that, but I didn’t want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I’d just had kids [Luke, 9, and twins Grace and Bella, 7]. Yet we’re up against her biological clock – that pressure is what cracked it.”

He reveals that even couples’ counseling couldn’t help them to overcome the problem.

“If somebody wants a child – man, that’s the greatest gift you can give to a woman – … 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.”

Sheryl went on to adopt her son Wyatt the following year. Lance is also to be a dad again – his girlfriend Anna Hansen is expecting a baby next month.

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    This is so sad, they split bc he didnt want anymore children, they obviously cared for one another a great deal to go to counseling to make it work. Then after she has moved on and adopted he goes and knocks up his current GF.
    What a slap in the face for Sheryl. I hope her baby boy brings her a great deal of love.

  • Anonymous

    Wow! what a jerk..why rehash it?

  • Anonymous

    I think that is pretty crappy too of Lance! At least Sheryl now has a Wyatt….a super handsome little boy!!!

  • Anonymous

    She’s much better off without him, he probably regrets it.

  • Lala

    yeah, his talking about that personal aspect of their split was totally not cool. Jerk.

  • Kim

    You know a lot of people praise this man and granted he went through terrible struggle with cancer, but he also hurt many people on his path. His first wife helped him through cancer and then he leaves her after he becomes better, he shacks up with Sheryl and then says he doesn’t want children, but low and very low and behold he meets a young woman and has a baby with her. I think he is a real jerk and always have.

    I hope Sheryl is happy.

  • melanie1983

    well good! because now she has another ADORABLE little man in her life…she doesn’t need that other pathetic little man, who IS now expecting a child…whoops

  • Janie

    Lance Armstrong is an idiot! Sheryl Crow is better off without him!

  • Anonymous

    Second all of the comments above. Would it be bad taste to say that the guy doesn’t have the balls to stick to what is good for him?…..

  • Sandy

    Lance thinks is a womanzier, it never would’ve worked, he’ll break up with the new one – EGO MANIAC

  • Tif

    he’s been hanging around Owen Wilson for too long, and thinking that people actually like him. Lance, you’re a proximity celebrity when you’re next to Owen. In real life you’re just a lucky, lucky, egoTESTICLE, jerk!

  • Audrey

    Actually it is best that no one have children if they don’t want to or until they want to, even for someone else. Doesn’t matter if the person wanting a child is male or female. That just makes the relationship based on entrapment. I of course don’t know for certain, but my guess is that he didn’t plan the baby with the girlfriend, but she probably did.

  • Peta

    Real classy. Bravo.

    I hate it when anyone puts their personal life out there like this. It’s low-brow, tacky and downright unnecessary.

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  • Tracey

    I don’t understand why people are being so hard on Lance. He probably didn’t plan the baby with his current girlfriend. He probably didn’t know things were back in order down there.
    His other children were conceived via IVF. It’s a procedure that can be hard on a couple too. It’s understandable that he didn’t feel like going through all that again.
    I thought they made a nice couple. It looks like Sheryl had become quite attached to his children too. It must have been hard for her that she could no longer see them.

  • Anonymous

    He didn’t want any more children and Cheryl did want a child. They break up and he gets a girlfriend and they not only have 1 child but 2. Wow!!! Glad he didn’t want any more kids. Good for Cheryl. She now has a beautiful son and he will always know that he was wanted. Will his 2 children have to wonder. And what about his 3 children with his former wife. Wonder if they were wanted. It is sad when a couple splits because one wanted kids and one didn’t then he/she goes and has kids with another person. Cheryl was very lucky that he left. Godd luck Cheyl.

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