It does not make Sheryl Crow happy to discuss her ex-fiancé Lance Armstrong.
To promote her new album, "Feels Like Home," the singer appeared on "Piers Morgan Live" Thursday, but the chat wasn't all about music. The 51-year-old also faced the inevitable questions about the disgraced cyclist she split with more than seven years ago, and — not surprisingly — didn't seem thrilled to have to discuss him.
"It's funny — people keep asking me about him. It's such a stretch for me because it does feel like a past life," replied Crow, who was reportedly grilled by federal agents in their investigation into Armstrong's doping. "It has such little relevance to my life right now — in fact, zero relevance. I watch it kind of like everybody else is watching it. I watched a little bit of the first interview [with Oprah Winfrey] and I have such a big detachment from it that I probably feel the same as everyone else."
Does she talk to the fallen sports hero, who made headlines this week for returning his Olympic medal? "No, I haven't seen him in years. It feels like a lifetime ago. Really."
Crow's love life was a hot topic — and the star, who adopted two sons (Wyatt, 6, and Levi, 3) after her relationship with Armstrong ended, dished. Though now currently single, the Nashville-based star said she has been properly in love "many, many" times.
"With some very famous people, and some very not famous people," replied Crow, whose exes also include Eric Clapton and Owen Wilson. "I've been engaged three times. … I've had a real rock star life, where I've been on the road for a long time. I love what I do. I've had some really exciting love affairs — and we'll talk about it over some PG Tips [tea] later!"
Is she just unlucky in love as some tabloids have speculated? Not so much.
"I've read a couple of times that Jennifer Aniston and I, the two of us have been dumped more than any two people, but it's not true," she said. "I don't like my private life to be for public consumption. But I will tell you one thing: I take credit for some of the demises. It's difficult to date a woman who's strong, and who runs a business, and who's gone a lot."
Being a single mom was not how she envisioned her life, but she remains optimistic about settling down one day.
"I would love to get married," she admitted. "You know, it was not exactly the way I thought my life was going to be. I'm from a family where my parents are still married and close, and they have a good relationship, so I have a good example of what a loving relationship looked like."
As for the kind of guy she's looking for? Crow listed some requirements.
"Funny, smart, engaged, conscious," she said. "I want somebody who has a vast curiosity. Somebody who wants to continue to be interested and grow. Who reads."
And it goes without saying that bad boy cyclists need not apply.
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