Lindsey Vonn showed up at the Jurassic World premiere last week wearing a dress that could have stopped traffic, if she hadn’t been safely ensconced on the red carpet.
The Olympic athlete went for a bold look for the event, rocking a reptile-print dress with a slit up to there. The gown did cover most of her torso, but from the hips down, she was all legs. Vonn’s photo has been making the rounds on the web over the weekend, no doubt due to her recent split from Tiger Woods.
Vonn — who has been working hard to overcome injuries she sustained while skiing in competition — released a statement via social media to let the world know she and Woods had made the decision to part ways after three years of dating.
“After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship. I will always cherish the memories that we’ve created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart,” she wrote on Facebook.
After Lindsey blew out her knee in a crash on the super-G course in Austria in 2013, she had a lot of recuperating to do. Back then, she told Vogue that the rehabilitation
“When I started to be able to walk but I couldn’t really do anything yet, that was actually pretty nice. Because I wasn’t stuck on the couch or in bed, but I didn’t have to train. But that only lasted for about two weeks. And then I had to start rehab. Now I have to build my muscles back. And it’s a long process because my legs lost everything. I mean, they are… gone,” she said.
Even in 2013, when her relationship with Woods was new, Vonn said she had no plans to get married despite fans’ wishes that the couple do just that. In a way, she predicted the end of their time together by saying that love and sports are two things that are hard to combine.
“Doesn’t work. I think there needs to be a certain kind of understanding because it’s very hard for me to relate to someone who doesn’t do sports at a high level. That part is necessary. But to have business in the relationship is very difficult. It definitely did not work for me, and I would not recommend it. I would also not recommend getting married! No, thanks! I am definitely not getting married. To anyone.”
[Photo courtesy Seth Meyers]