Victoria Pendleton Husband: Is She Married To Boyfriend Louis Tinsley?

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Victoria Pendleton does not have a husband. However, she has been in a romantic relationship with ex-special forces hero Louis Tinsley for 4 years now.

Previously, the former Olympian was married to a sport scientist, Scott Gardner, for five years before their split in 2018.

Pendleton is taking it slow in her present relationship and is unlikely to settle anytime soon. 

Victoria Pendleton Pictured In Oxfordshire
Victoria Pendleton Pictured In Oxfordshire (Source: Instagram)

The British jockey and former track cyclist Victoria Louise Pendleton made it into her first race in 1988 at Mildenhall Cycling Club’s Fordham Sports Day.

Later, Pendleton competed for Great Britain and England in international cycling competitions.

She dominated the sport between 2005 and 2012, winning nine world championships, including a record six in the individual sprint.

The former European and Commonwealth champion has claimed two Olympic golds (2008 & 2012) and one silver (2012).

Additionally, the European Cycling Union Hall of Famer is also a member of the Order of the British Empire of the 2009 New Year Honors.

Moreover, as one of Great Britain’s most successful female Olympians, she earned the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honors.

The 42-year-old retired from track cycling in 2012 and later joined Horse racing in 2015. She is currently involved in charitable events and mountaineering.

Victoria Pendleton Boyfriend: Louis Tinsley

The former SAS hero and Victoria Pendleton’s rumored husband, Louis Tinsley, is actually her boyfriend. However, the couple isn’t getting married anytime soon.

“I don’t think I’ll get married again. I realize I felt pressured by society to do so. It was a requirement,” the former World Champion said in an interview in 2021.

“Now I’m older and wiser, I know it isn’t something I genuinely want,” she added, making it clear that she isn’t thinking of getting married.

Victoria and Louis met on a blind date set by a mutual friend Jay Morton and started getting close during lockdown.

Victoria Pendleton With Her Boyfriend Louis Tinsley
Victoria Pendleton With Her Boyfriend Louis Tinsley (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, the two times gold medalist and her boyfriend share a common love for extreme sports and adventure.

Louis, a Lake District native, was destined for a military life. Before he decided to join the forces, his elder brother, Frankie, was a Royal Marines Commando.

Ex-special forces hero Louis is a combat veteran who served in the military for 14 years.

Later, Louis co-founded the outdoor clothing company ThruDark, and Victoria signed on as an ambassador in 2020.

Victoria Pendleton Previous Relationship

Track cycling legend Victoria Pendleton was previously married to her ex-husband Scott Gardner, a sports scientist for the British cycling coaching team.

The ex-couple dated for about 5 years and tied the knot in September 2013 in Cheshire. However, after more than 5 years of marriage, the two parted ways in 2019.

Victoria Pendleton With Her Ex-Husband
Victoria Pendleton With Her Ex-Husband (Source: Daily Express)

Victoria later confessed that she went through a difficult time with her mental health after her divorce.

“I was diagnosed with depression and have been suffering from anxiety. I have experienced low times in the past but never to this degree,” she revealed on her Instagram.

However, the former Commonwealth champion is currently enjoying life with her new partner.

Regarding her present relationship, she says, “Never too late to try something new.”

Anil Chapagain
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