244 days after his engagement to Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko ended, Alex Ovechkin is dating again. At 4 AM on Sunday morning, Ovechkin posted a photo of himself with Nastya Shubskaya. The caption in Russian reads:
Моя девочка,спасибо что ты появилась в моей жизни !!!очень дорожу тобой❤️
According to Igor Kleyner, it says in English, “My girl, thank you for appearing in my life!!! I cherish you so much❤️”
This is the second time in a month Ovechkin has posted a photo with Shubskaya. The previous photo was cropped and included a caption with three emojis. They were all those smiley faces with hearts as eyes, so you know this is super serious.
So who is Shubskaya? After some research, we found out that she is the daughter of a somewhat famous Soviet/Russian movie star, Vera Glagoleva. Glagoleva’s IMDb page shows she’s a veteran of 33 Russian acting roles and has directed five films. She has two other children, Anna and Rodion, from a previous marriage.
Shubskaya’s father Kirill Shubskiy is also a well-known entrepreneur in the shipbuilding industry. The couple gave birth to Shubskaya in 1993 while in Switzerland.
Here is a photo of the whole family together, taken a few months ago.
(Fun fact: this photo was taken at the same restaurant where Ovi took Adam Oates in 2014 when the coach visited Russia.)
Before meeting Ovi, Shubskaya was dating Artem Bolshakov, a Russian residing in New York. Shubskaya graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography last summer. She’s been in a few Russian movies, one of which was produced by her mother, but nothing since 2008. In the April 2014 Russian edition of Elle Magazine, Shubskaya was named one of the top-ten most eligible bachelorettes in Russia. In the article, Elle referred to Shubskaya, who goes to high society parties, as an aspiring socialite. She also models. Via her Instagram page:
Since splitting up with Ovechkin, Maria Kirilenko got married to Alexei Stepanov, a bureaucrat who formerly sat on the Moscow Committee for Government Services. The couple is expecting their first child this spring.
Additional reporting by Igor Kleyner.
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