Former American racing cyclist Lance Armstrong recently wedlocked his longtime girlfriend recruiter Anna Hansen in a ravishing ceremony in France. The couple met in 2008 and have been together since then. Lance shared stunning photos of their marriage on Instagram writing a warmhearted message for his newly married bride.
Lance Armstrong and Anna Hansen have been together for 14 years
Armstrong made an announcement about his marriage with Hansen at Chateau la Coste in France. On her Instagram story, Hansen called the ceremony “the perfect elopement”, which was attended by family and close friends.
According to PEOPLE, the couple shares five children. Both Max, 13, and Olivia 11 attended the wedding. Armstrong’s son, Luke, 22, and twin daughters, Grace and Isabelle, 20 with his ex-wife, Kristin Richard.
“Best. Day. Ever. Married the love of my life [Hansen]. So special having our kids there as well. It was an evening full of laughter and plenty of joyful tears. Anna, you have been my absolute rock the past 14 years and let me be clear, I would not have survived them without you. I am so proud of the couple we have become – It took us doing the work, the really hard work, and I am so glad that we did. I love you immensely and will always be here for you and our family,” Armstrong wrote on Instagram.
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Since 2017, Armstrong and Hansen were engaged though they started dating in 2008. From 1998 to 2003, Armstrong was married to Richard before marrying Hansen. The same year after the divorce Armstrong started dating Sheryl Crow, and the couple got engaged in September 2005. Although the engagement did not last for long and the pair broke up in February 2006. In March, while speaking with Howard Stern on The Howard Stern Show Armstrong talked about his relationship with Crow.
“She’s a great lady. Obviously, it didn’t work out, but I think and I hope she’s happy,” the 50-year-old said, “I’m happy. It’s tough to pull it off. I mean, how many couples have been able to pull it off? To her credit, she was a stay-at-home — one of the biggest rock stars — she was a great partner. She was at the races … it wasn’t like we never saw each other.”
Armstrong won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. He was considered an all-time great cyclist. But he was disposed of the title due to an investigation that revealed he was involved in a conspiracy case of doping. Publically, Armstrong divulged his involvement in doping in January 2013.