Lance Armstrong talks relationship with Sheryl Crow: 'It's tough to pull off' being a power couple

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Lance Armstrong had a few surreal moments during his three-year relationship with Sheryl Crow.

The two started dating in 2003, and in February 2006, they called it quits after getting engaged five months earlier. In a tell-all interview on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show, the 45-year-old cyclist recalled what it was like being part of a power couple with the 55-year-old singer.

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"It was a good ride. She's a great lady. Obviously it didn't work out, but I think and I hope she's happy. I'm happy," he told Stern. "I watched the GRAMMYs the other day, and we were like presenters at the GRAMMYs ...At the time, I was like, 'I've got to go do what?'"

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Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong during The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's 8th 'Grand Slam for Children' Fundraiser - Backstage at The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow during 'Along Came Polly' Premiere at Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MAY 06: Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow; NRDC's 'Earth To L.A.! The Greatest Show On Earth' Benefit; Westwood, California; 5/6/2004 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 28: Professional cyclist Lance Armstrong and musician Sheryl Crow attend the Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers playoff game on April 28, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
CAMBRAI, France: US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) (R) kisses his girlfriend Sheryl Crow at the end of the team time trial in the fourth stage of the 91st Tour de France cycling race between Cambrai and Arras, 07 July 2004. Armstrong and his team won the stage. AFP PHOTO PAOLO COCCO (Photo credit should read PAOLO COCCO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong during 2004 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 16: Musician Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong attend the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Meet The Fockers' on December 16, 2004 at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong during Clive Davis' 2005 Pre-GRAMMY Awards Party - Arrivals at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage for J Records)
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Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong, recipient of the 2005 Courage Award (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Saint-Lary, France: US Lance Armstrong (Discovery Channel/USA) kisses his girlfriend, musician Sheryl Crow, after he retained the yellow jersey as overall leader at the end of the 15th stage of the 92nd Tour de France cycling race between Lezat-sur-Leze and Saint-Lary-Soulan, 17 July 2005. Hincapie won the stage. AFP PHOTO SEBASTIEN BERDA (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BERDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow during Eddie Bauer Presents the 2005 Ice Rink Opening at Rockefeller Plaza at Rockefeller Plaza in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage for Tishman Speyer)
Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong during 33rd Annual American Music Awards - Red Carpet at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Wolfson/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 27: Singer Sheryl Crow locks lips with her fianc?, champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, during a dinner party honoring the pair at Sant Ambroeus restaurant on W. 4th St. in the West Village. The fete was hosted by Lauren Bush and her beau, David Lauren. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow during The Los Angeles Free Clinic's 29th Annual Dinner Gala - Arrivals at Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow present Record of the Year at the 47th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 13, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

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Armstrong also admitted that it wasn't easy being in a relationship that made headlines. "It's tough to pull it off. I mean, how many couples have been able to pull it off?" he noted. "To her credit, she was a stay-at-home -- one of the biggest rockstars -- but she was a great partner. She was at the races. It wasn't like we never saw each other."

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As for what ultimately led to their breakup, Armstrong confessed in his 2009 book that the two wanted different things. "She wanted marriage, she wanted children; and not that I didn't want that," he wrote (via Us Weekly). "But I didn't want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I'd just had kids."

He added, "Yet we're up against her biological clock -- that pressure is what cracked it."

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Armstrong has three children, Luke, 17, and twins Grace and Isabelle, 15, with ex-wife Kristin Richard, and two children, Max, 7, and Olivia, 6, with current girlfriend Anna Hansen. As for Crow, she has two sons, Wyatt, 9, and Levi, 6.

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