Toni Layton Martina Navratilova Settlement

April 13, 2009
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Meet Toni Layton, Martina Navratilova former girlfriend. See photos, video and a biography of the ex-girlfriend who is now in a settlement battle with the tennis legend.

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The Toni Layton relationship with Navratilova ended several months ago and she is in the news today as she has revealed her battle to get a reasonable settlement from the nine-time Wimbledon champion and former world’s No. 1 woman tennis player.

The couple lived together but never married and did not have the option as they resided in Florida, which has not legalized gay marriage or civic unions. Layton was with the 52-year-old former tennis star for eight years, and according to reports was offered only $200,000 as a settlement.

Layton is reported as saying:

‘There are a lot of skeletons in Martina’s closet. It is more like a storage facility full of them, and I know them all.’

Toni Layton’s rep Gary Smith says that Navratilova’s lawyers are attempting to ‘publicly discredit’ and ‘humiliate her.’ He goes on to say:

‘Navratilova’s team has another thing coming if they think we are going to just lie down and be steamrolled.’

Despite concerns of his client being being branded a ‘greedy gold digger’ Toni Layton’s lawyer, Raymond Rafool says:

“We are standing up for gay rights in this case…Toni has the right to obtain a fair settlement the same as if she were the spouse in a traditional marriage.”




As a biography, Toni Layton is reportedly in her 50s. She was the wife of computer salesman Jeffrey Lambert, whom she left to be with Navratilova eight years ago.

The couple lived in Nokomis, Florida, a coastal town in a waterfront mansion which they shared with their 17 dogs.

Their split-up several months ago, outside the home in a loud fight during which neighbors, reportedly Navratilova screamed at Toni Layton, saying, “I want you out of my life!”

More photos and video below.

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Photos: wenn.com

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4 Responses to “Toni Layton Martina Navratilova Settlement”

  1. 1
    Annie Says:

    Martina lost her mom less than two years ago.I hope that people will respect her privacy,regarless of what is said or printed about her in the future.

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    FRAN GABLE Says:

    Martina has a history of dumping and hooking up with her next,”My One & Only” and leaving her last love in the dust. How cruel! She seems to take up resident with her lover in states without Gay Rights laws such as Texas (Judy Nelson) and florida (Toni Layton) How clever.

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    Leslie Young Says:

    Do you realize that $200,000 for eight years of partnership comes out to be a measly $25,000 a year? Tell me this Toni person could not have made 3-4 times this much had she not been with Martina. Martina … ..come on now. Do what is fair and human and share the wealth. I am sure she had been there for you through thick and thin since this was during the years of your comeback to professional doubles circuit. She must have doing something right to have helped you to Three Grand Slams!!! You are better than this.

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    Renee Says:

    Just because Martina worked her a.. off and is one of the all time tennis greats does not mean she has to payoff every ex. she should have. Toni be happy with what you got offered did you bust your hump until 50 playing tennis? no did not think so, werent married no stop crying and move on just how long is forever anyhow? you rock martina