Lance Armstrong On Relationship With Sheryl Crow: ‘It’s Tough To Be A Power-Couple’

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It’s been over a decade since Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong parted ways and ended their relationship (and a five-month engagement), and now Armstrong recalls their love and talks about what drew them apart.

In a candid interview with Howard Stern that aired on Monday, March 6, the former athlete opened up about how “tough” it actually was to be a power-couple, but also said that he respected Crow a great deal.

It Was A Good Ride

When Stern asked the cyclist if his ego was a bit inflated when he was dating the country music superstar in the early 2000s, Lance answered positively.

“Yeah, it was a roll, man,” said Armstrong (45).

“It was a good ride. She’s a great lady. Obviously it didn’t work out, but I think and I hope she’s happy. I’m happy, but yeah … I watched the Grammys the other day … and we were like presenters at the Grammys … And at the time, I was like, ‘I’ve got to go do what?’ [It was surreal].”

Tough To Pull It Off

Armstrong went on to explain why it was so hard being a power-couple. It appears he didn’t really like the spotlight.

“It’s tough to pull it off. I mean, how many couples have been able to pull it off?” said the former cyclist.

“To her credit, she was a stay-at-home — one of the biggest rock stars — but … she was a great partner. She was at the races … it wasn’t like we never saw each other.”

However, as we already know, things were much more complicated than mere spending time together.

In his book “Lance,” the former athlete explained that they parted ways because she wanted marriage and kids, but he wasn’t really ready.

“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,” Armstrong wrote. “Yet we’re up against her biological clock — that pressure is what cracked it.”

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