'Real Houswives of Miami' Star Julia Lemigova Is a Proud Wife and Mother

Chris Barilla - Author

Nov. 15 2023, Updated 9:27 a.m. ET

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If you're a fan of The Real Housewives of Miami, then it's likely that you're in the process of getting familiar with one of its most recent additions: Julia Lemigova.

The former model is set to make quite a big splash in the city of palms, and her addition to the cast is a refreshing first as she is one of the only openly gay cast members in Real Housewives history.

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With all of that being said, what exactly do we know about Julia's personal life and how her role on Real Housewives of Miami relates to it all? Keep reading for details on her children, wife, and more!

Julia is the proud mother to three children.

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Julia with wife Martina and daughter Victoria.

The reality star is indeed a proud mother and has been open about being one on plenty of occasions in the past. Back in 1997, Julia was romantically involved with a banker named Édouard Stern. The duo gave birth to one child together, a son named Maximilien.

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However, Maximilien's life was cut tragically short when he died under mysterious circumstances as an infant. His exact cause of death has not been officially revealed, however, according to The US Sun, a concealed autopsy report suggested the baby had traces of diazepam, a strong medication which is typically used to treat seizures, was found in the baby's bloodstream. A police investigation and the possible involvement of a nanny, who vanished shortly after he died, according to Daily Mail.

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Julia with her daughter Emma.

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Outside of that tragic circumstance, Julia is also the parent to two daughters from two other relationships —  daughters Victoria and Emma.

Julia discussed adopting a child with wife Martina Navratilova.

Julia's wife is tennis legend, Martina Navratilova. The duo dated for quite some time before Martina decided to pop the question to Julia on Sept. 6, 2014, at the U.S. Open.

The happy couple was officially married in New York on Dec. 15, 2014.

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Martina Navratilova and Julia Lemigova
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On RHOM, Julia and Martina started the process of adopting a child, but they had to put their plans on hold after Martina was diagnosed with Stage 1 throat cancer and early-stage breast cancer.

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"When you're adopting a child, it has to be about the child," Julia shared on the RHOM Season 5 reunion. "And, right now, it's everything about Martina, and for her [to be] getting healthy."

She continued, "So, we're putting it on hold. You know, we were thinking [that at] any moment, the agency would call and give us happy news that we're going to have a baby... Instead, we are fighting two cancers. Like one was not enough."

Fortunately, in March 2023, Martina announced she was cancer-free and enjoying her time with her wife, and their pet goat.

Watch The Real Housewives of Miami on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo and Peacock.

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