Lance Armstrong says that his breakup with fiancee Sheryl Crow was over babies: She wanted them, he didn’t.
Lance, 37, and Sheryl, 47, were together for just over two years before parting ways in 2006. Sheryl later called the break-up “devastating,” telling Vanity Fair, “I do think about Lance every day. And I think about his kids every day.”
In his new book, Lance writes, “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 [Luke, 9, and twins Grace and Bella, 7]. Yet we’re up against her biological clock – that pressure is what cracked it.”
He reveals that even couples’ counseling couldn’t help them to overcome the problem.
“If somebody wants a child – man, that’s the greatest gift you can give to a woman – … who are you to stand there and say I don’t want one? So we were at different points in our lives. We were not compatible on that issue.”
Sheryl went on to adopt her son Wyatt the following year. Lance is also to be a dad again – his girlfriend Anna Hansen is expecting a baby next month.