Cyclist Lance Armstrong recently came forward to Oprah, detailing his use of performance-enhancing drugs, the way in which he bullied those who sought to reveal the truth and his coming clean to his 13-year-old son, Luke, about his decade-old secret.
Despite the lengthy interview, Armstrong made no mention of his ex-fiancée Sheryl Crow, whom he was with during two of his seven Tour de France victories.
According to Celebuzz, the nine-time Grammy winner was named twice in affidavits submitted to the United States Anti-Doping Association, which blew the whistle on Armstrong’s performance-enhancing drug use.
First, Armstrong’s former U.S. Postal Service teammate Frankie Andreu’s affidavit states that Armstrong had called him to his hotel room to persuade him to convince his wife Betsy to sign a statement retracting her claim that Armstrong told doctors treating him for cancer that he’d taken steroids, human growth hormone, cortisone and EPO. "His girlfriend at the time, Sheryl Crow, was in the room and I felt uncomfortable talking about this in front of her so I did not say much.” Frankie’s wife, Betsy, added in her affidavit that "Lance’s then girlfriend, Sheryl Crow, was in the room and Frankie did not not want to discuss this in front of her."
Crow and Armstrong began dating in 2003. They were engaged in 2005 but split in 2006.
In Sept. 2012, Crow opened up to Katie Couric after Armstrong was stripped of all seven of his Tour de France titles.
"I felt bad. I felt bad for him, I felt bad for his family and I kinda felt like the rest of America,” she said. “He is a hero that we watched and looked up to and admired."