Living with a star has its problems as Jelena Djokovic recently revealed to Vesti-Online when she disclosed why she has stepped back to avoid public scrutiny.
I am aware that as a wife of a popular athlete I might be interesting for the tabloids, that is why I try not to give them much material to write about me Jelena Djokovic
“At first, the experience does not alarm you because it can bring you some difficulties. We look at public figures and think that kind of publicity is okay,” she said.
“But as time goes on, you lack anonymity, you lack the privacy to be able to do whatever you like at any time, in any situation.
“I try to resist all these expectations to always be myself and for Novak to be able to be himself.”
She dislikes being the focus of attention and the critical comments which usually follow; comments on whether she should be wearing heels or even makeup.
“But I decided that between the way I see and love myself and what the public expects, I choose not to disappoint myself,” she continued.
“The development of technology and social networks have contributed to making the lives of public figures available at all times.
“I am aware that as a wife of a popular athlete I might be interesting for the tabloids, that is why I try not to give them much material to write about me.”
As a result she did not travel to Australia to watch hubbie win his eighth Aussie Open title nor did she attend Wimbledon last year, preferring to watch on TV with their children, Stefan 5 and Tara 2.