Pete Sampras on 'exceptionally challenging' time as wife diagnosed with ovarian cancer

Pete Sampras Bridgette

Pete gave an update on his wife's health

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 30/10/2023

- 09:08

Updated: 30/10/2023

- 14:29

Pete Sampras has shared a devastating update on his wife's health

Tennis legend Pete Sampras has shared that his wife, actor Bridgette Sampras has been diagnosed with cancer.

Pete confirmed the news nearly a year after Bridgette, 50, was diagnosed.

Pete spoke to say how she has been battling ovarian cancer.

A statement said: "As most have come to know, I am a pretty quiet and private person.

Pete Sampras Bridgette

She was diagnosed in December last year


"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.

"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.

"Watching Bridgette continue to be an incredible mum and wife through it all, has been inspiring.

"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 will end this by humbly asking for good thoughts and prayers for our family as Bridgette continues to thrive on her healing journey. Thank you."

Bridgette watching tennis

Bridgette would often watch her husband play tennis


Pete shared Bridgette is continuing to battle the illness and has received treatments including chemotherapy and surgery.

Ovarian cancer is most common in woman over the age of 50 and it affects the ovaries.

Symptoms include bloating, pain in the stomach, lack of appetite, indigestion and feeling tired, among other things.

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