Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard and NASCAR driver Carl Edwards dated for a about a year from 2005-2006. Judging by her new book, “In the Water They Can’t See You Cry,” it sounds like the relationship was far from a healthy one. According to Beard, Edwards was controlling and selfish. From the sound of it, she also did not enjoy the NASCAR culture — particularly the interactions between drivers and their significant others.
Beard says it was Edwards’ self-centered attitude that led to their inevitable breakup in 2006.
“He never asked me what I might like to do, because he only wanted to be on Carl time,” the seven-time Olympic medalist wrote according to Sporting News. “He couldn’t imagine any other kind of time.”
She also said that she has cut ties with Edwards “severely and permanently” and that she felt “relieved and energized” when they split. Perhaps the most entertaining part of her recollections about Edwards were her memories about socializing with other drivers and the