By the time Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong began dating in 2008, the two had each been involved in several other famous relationships. Armstrong had recently ended his three-year-long relationship and engagement with singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow and was reportedly linked to designer Tory Burch just months before getting cozy with Hudson (per News.com.au).
Hudson was in a highly publicized on-and-off relationship with actor Owen Wilson (who, coincidentally, had also dated Crow) just before meeting Armstrong, according to Life & Style. A source told The Daily Mail that Hudson had been amused by rumors claiming that she had gotten engaged to Wilson when, in fact, they had broken up and she was already with Armstrong. However, headlines confirming her relationship with the Tour de France winner left some fans worried for Wilson, who had attempted to end his own life in 2007 after a falling out he had with Hudson. Tabloids were also quick to question the Hudson-Armstrong pairing, often minimizing it to no more than a rebound fling.
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