She was in a relationship with football star Joe Theismann throughout the early 1980s. They split up in 1991. After the split she sued him for $4.5 million because he "abandoned his promise to financially support her."  Joe Theismann responded by counter-suing her, which ultimately led to an out-of-court settlement between the two. According to her autobiography, Let the Magic Begin, when Theismann sued for half of her assets, Crosby declared bankruptcy to stop his litigation, although these allegations have not been confirmed by other sources and the lawsuit documents were kept confidential.