Chris Evert and Greg Norman Split

Chris Evert and Greg Norman Split
Chris Evert and Greg Norman
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updated 10/02/2009 at 06:30 PM EDT

originally published 10/02/2009 06:15PM

Chris Evert and Greg Norman have separated after 15 months of marriage, reps for the couple confirm to PEOPLE.

"Chris and Greg will remain friends and supportive of one another's family," Evert's rep, Tammy Starr, told PEOPLE Friday. Norman's rep also confirmed the split.

The tennis champ and golf legend, both 54, tied the knot in a sunset ceremony in the Bahamas on June 28, 2008 and got engaged in December 2007 in South Africa.


"The marriage is better than I expected," Norman said at the time. "We have a mutual respect for each other, and I love taking her a cup of coffee each morning ... We are compatible and like many of the same things. It is easy to be happy."

Added Evert, "At this stage of our lives, Greg and I are every comfortable with each other."

In addition to spending time with each other, the couple also expressed they were looking forward to a large blended family. (Norman has two children from a previous relationship, and Evert has three sons with ex-husband Andy Mill)

"They all mesh pretty well," Evert told reporters in September 2008.

"We do things separately and also together," Evert said. "We love to bring our kids together to do family things."

Reporting by LINDA MARX and LORI ROZSA

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