Pete Sampras' wife Bridgette Wilson-Sampras battling ovarian cancer
Tennis star Pete Sampras has revealed his wife Bridgette Wilson-Sampras has been secretly battling ovarian cancer
Pete Sampras' wife Bridgette Wilson-Sampras has been secretly battling ovarian cancer.
The tennis star, 52, has released a statement confirming model/actress Bridgette, 50, was diagnosed with the condition last December and has since undergone surgery and chemotherapy and is now having "targeted maintenance therapy" as she recovers.
Pete praised his partner's resilience and applauded their two sons Christian, 20, and Ryan, 18, for being a huge support to their mum. In a statement posted in X - formerly known as Twitter - he explained: "As most have come to know, I am a pretty quiet and private person. However, this past year has been an exceptionally challenging time for my family, and I have decided to share what's been going on.
"Last December, my wife, Bridgette, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Since then, she has had major surgery, pushed through chemotherapy and continues with targeted maintenance therapy."
He added: "It is hard to watch someone you love go through a challenge like this. However, seeing our boys step up and be such strong supporters of Bridgette, myself and each other has been amazing," he said, referring to sons Christian, 20, and Ryan, 18. Watching Bridgette continue to be an incredible mom and wife through it all has been inspiring."
Pete concluded by sharing: "I have also learned that it is very hard to reach for support when something is simply too hard to talk about. With that said, I am humbling asking for good thoughts and prayers for our family as Bridgette continues to thrive on her healing journey."
The sportsman has been flooded with well wishes from fans and famous friends including fellow tennis player tennis player Andy Murray, who commented: "All the best to your wife and your family, Pete."
The couple married in 2000 and welcomed their sons in 2002 and 2005.