Lance Armstrong is engaged to his girlfriend, Anna Hansen. The two have been dating since 2008 and have decided to make things official. The two met nearly a decade ago in Denver, Colorado, and have been together ever since.
Here is what you need to know:
1. Armstrong Announced His Engagement on Instagram
2. Armstrong & Hansen Have 2 Children Together
Their son Max was born in July 2009 and their daughter Olivia was born in October 2010.
3. They Made Headlines in 2015 When Armstrong Hit Two Parked Cars & Hansen Took the Blame
It wasn’t long ago that Armstrong made headlines after he hit two parked cars in Aspen. He had been having a fairly wild night before getting behind the wheel on December 28. According to USA Today, Hansen took the blame in the accident as a way to “avoid national attention.”
4. Hansen Stuck By Armstrong Through His Cheating Scandal That Effectively Ended His Cycling Career
In 2013, Armstrong admitted to using drugs throughout much of his cycling career. His tainted image may have been bad enough, but he was also faced with several lawsuits and has been trying to pick up the pieces ever since.
“The seven-time Tour de France winner turned cancer hero admitted in 2013 that he had doped for at least a decade. The last four years have been filled with legal battles, bad press, and shade from his many loyal fans that he lied to over the years,” Yahoo! News reports.
Hansen stuck by her boyfriend’s side through all of this.
5. This Will Be Armstrong’s Second Marriage
Armstrong was previously married to Kristin Richard-Armstrong. The two met in 1997 at a press conference. Armstrong was battling testicular cancer at the time and had just finished chemotherapy. The two ended up hitting it off and they fell in love. They got married one year later in Santa Barbara and moved to the French Riviera. Armstrong beat cancer and went on to win the Tour de France five times while Richard-Armstrong stayed home and cared for the couple’s three children,
They ended their marriage in 2003.
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