It can be difficult enough to separate from a spouse with whom you share a home and a family. So what happens when you share a career with your spouse, and a very public one at that? This is what Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn had to deal with when her husband filed for divorce in November. Because not only was he her spouse, but he was also her coach, scheduler, manager, and press liaison.
When skier Lindsey Vonn checked her time after completing the downhill ski event of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she knew that she had won the gold medal. In interviews following her emotional win, she credited her husband and coach, Thomas, for helping her achieve that major personal goal. Less than two years later, however, the couple has reportedly filed for divorce as the ski season is just getting underway, leaving many wondering what toll the split will take on her both personally and professionally.