Lance Armstrong proposes to pregnant girlfriend

Lance Armstrong, 37, has proposed to his pregnant girlfriend, Anna Hansen. It will be the athlete’s third engagement and his second marriage. Armstrong has three children with his ex wife, Kristin Richards: Luke, nine, and twins Isabelle and Grace, eight. All of Lance’s children were conceived through artificial insemination using sperm he banked before undergoing treatment for testicular cancer in 1996. His latest child was conceived naturally after it was thought that he was infertile, suggesting that it was an accidental pregnancy.

According to the upcoming issue of In Touch, Armstrong staged a romantic proposal on the beach:

Cyclist Lance Armstrong is going to make an honest woman out of his pregnant girlfriend, Anna Hansen, according to In Touch Weekly.

The magazine sources one of his pals, who claims Armstrong asked Hansen to marry him during a recent trip to Hawaii.

“Lance proposed on the beach,” the friend told the mag. “Although he has a reputation as a ladies’ man, he’s also very traditional, and just feels more comfortable being married before having a baby.”

[From MSNBC's The Scoop]

Armstrong retired from professional cycling in 2005 after a record breaking seven Tour de France wins, but it’s not over for him yet. He announced his comeback last fall and will compete in the Tour de France this year. Armstrong spent the last three years focusing on his philanthropic and cancer advocacy work, but also kept up his physical fitness by competing in the marathons in NY and Boston in 2006, 2007, and 2008. He’ll soon have even more responsibility in his life as he welcomes his fourth child with a new wife.

Lance Armstrong is shown on 9/24/08 on CBS’ Early Show. Credit: WENN


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  1. Trillion says:

    How many months do you reckon he can stay faithful to her?

  2. Lisa says:

    She’s a fool if she goes through with it.

  3. KateNonymous says:

    Paternity testing, anyone?

  4. Ned says:

    Paternity testing- should be a must in such a case, if he is not a complete idiot.

    However, his ego won’t allow him to consider the more plausible option.
    He would prolly like to believe that he can father children despite the cancer.

  5. KateNonymous says:

    And maybe he can. But given the odds, testing would seem to be a good step.

  6. Larissa says:

    If he taked the risk of proposing it´s because he probably knows exactly when the baby was conceived, which is very easy to track nowadays! Unless the woman just ran out after having sex with him to get sperminated by some other guy! Now the though of that is just too funny! lol

  7. morgs says:

    Someone should send them a painted white shotgun with a bow as a wedding gift.

  8. kelly says:

    Maybe the proposal came after the pat test results were in? Hmmmm??

  9. Victoria says:

    His ego is so big now that he refuses to admit using his frozen sperm again.

    And using it means the pregnancy was planned, its a serious relationship & that is an insult to his famous past girlfriends. Sheryl Crow had to adopt.

    Of course, it could be that since Lance is an exalted human being, he can get back his fertile sperm after cancer.

    I bet he has another set of twins & they are boys!

  10. Jeane says:

    So your boyfriend proposes to you after he accidentily knocked you up. How… sincere!

  11. Me2 says:

    He’s a one- nut wonder.
    Kate Hudson and the relevant Olsen twin must be bawling their eyes out.

  12. Dirty Martini says:

    If this woman’s pregnant with Lance’s baby after all he’s been through………I’m sure my paternity claim against Harrison Ford has some traction, eh?

    If Lance’s swimmers go right through chemotherapy……then Harrison’s can go through the ozone into my dreams, right???? Right????

    I’m just saying, I got a chance. Right?

  13. vdantev says:

    The One-nut Wonder Strikes again !!

  14. Kat says:

    “Just Say No !!” The man can stay faithful to his workouts and training, but to one woman…hahahaha

  15. DLR in Canada says:

    lol, this has got to be the funniest piece of gossip. “eh, i thought i was infertile” to “wow, i got some sperminators.” lol. :P

  16. Jess says:

    Past tense of take is took…not taked. And…sperminated? Really?

  17. drm says:

    @ Larissa: actually tracking conception isn’t an exact science, its more like guesswork within about a 48 hour window…or is it? I was reading an article in a medical journal which posits the theory that sperm ‘tuck’ themselves into the crevices of a woman’s cervix and that conception can (theoretically) take place days after the sex act…

    So if a woman has sex with two different men relatively close together than a paternity test is a really good idea.

    Whether this baby is Armstrong’s or not is a mute point…he’s not the most reliable man around is he? She should take the kid and the child support money and run…(grin) she’d save herself the grief and expense of divorce.

  18. Jess says:


    I’ve read something similar to that as well. I also read that if the sperm from multiple men are present, then there is a “fight” so to speak, that research has shown evidence of aggressive behavior so that the best one makes it to the egg.

  19. florence baudin says:

    So who cares ? and why do you have to be such cynics …Sheryl Crow was an old broad , pre-menopaused , you´re all a bunch of puritans …with a nasty tongue.

  20. Jeanne says:

    There has to be a Jay Leno joke in there somewhere…”but you said we couldn’t get pregnant!”

  21. Jeanne says:

    There has to be a Jay Leno joke in there somewhere…”you said we couldn’t get pregnant!”