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Why Did they Get Divorced? The history of relations between Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova

​​Why Did they Get Divorced?  The history of relations between Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova

Today it became known that Roman Abramovich and his wife Dasha Zhukova broke up after 10 years of living together. The couple issued an official statement: the couple plan to bring up their children together and engage in further promotion of common projects that they created and developed during family life. What has become the true cause of the divorce is not yet reported. We decided to recall how the relations of one of the most discussed Russian couples began.

In 2005, Roman Abramovich was still married to his second wife, Irina Malandina. By the time they already had five children: two sons - Arkady and Ilya, as well as three daughters - Anna, Sophia and Arina. However, the presence of the family did not prevent the entrepreneur from having the affair with a new woman. According to rumors, the daughter of a businessman Alexander Zhukov, Dasha, and Roman Abramovich met during a football match in Spanish Barcelona. Dasha, among other fans, came to see the game of "Barcelona" and the British "Chelsea", which at that time already belonged to Roman.

According to one version, at the party on the occasion of the victory of the English team Dasha met with the billionaire. Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova

Zhukova and Abramovich

Zhukova and Abramovich almost immediately got along, but at first they communicated as friends. Not only Roman, but also Dasha was not free: at that moment she dated tennis player Marat Safin. Zhukova and Safin were not secretive about their love affair, going on public dates, their names were not off the front pages of the Russian and Western press. However, they refused to comment and did not make any statements.

However, soon the friendship between Abramovich and Zhukova grew into something more. Relations developed rapidly, and in 2007 the billionaire announced his separation from his wife. The divorce proceeded quickly: according to rumors, Irina got $ 300 million and a house in one of the English provinces.

Zhukova and Abramovich

Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova

After Abramovich's divorce, nothing prevented him and Dasha from legalizing the relationship. Information that lovers are already preparing for the wedding, often appeared in the media  but it was not confirmed. In 2009, Dasha gave birth to the their first common child - the son Aaron, and in 2013 - the daughter Leia.

The couple looked very happy: they spent time at the best resorts in the world, were one of the most honorable guests on many social events. They loved to spend holidays on the island of St. Barth in the Caribbean, where many friends were invited.

Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich

Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich

Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich with his son Aaron

Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich with his son Aaron

Abramovich and Zhukov always went on a yacht Eclipse 4, which was built in 2010, according to his order. According to one estimate, it costed half a billion dollars, while others cost a little more than a billion dollars.

Breakup rumors have been swirling for a long time. In the period from 2009 to 2015, there was information that Roman and Dasha are on the verge of divorce. The compromising photos and videos photos leaked to the internet. However, the couple, like in 2005, refused to comment on the situation.

Dasha Zhukova

Dasha Zhukova

Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich

One of the most scandalous stories occurred in 2009, when the press announced a lovers' quarrels and misunderstandings. But unexpectedly in the summer they appeared together at Anthony Gormley's exhibition and thus denied rumors. In 2010, a new case made press talk about the couple's divorce: Roman arrived in Jurmala to celebrate the birthday of Igor Krutoy in the company of Arkady's son and a girl named Tatyana Dyachenko. At this time, Dasha was on the Cote d'Azur in Saint-Tropez, so many were convinced that the three-year novel had definitely come to an end. But within a few months, lovers were again seen together at an official event.

Rumors circulated early in 2013 that Roman was having an affair with the prima of the Mariinsky Theater Diana Vishneva ...

Roman Abramovich, Sofya Kapkova, Diana Vishneva and Okhad Nakharin

Roman Abramovich, Sofya Kapkova, Diana Vishneva and Okhad Nakharin

Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich

Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich with his son

Roman Abramovich with his son 

Rumors circulated that Dasha Zhukova was hooking up with many guys. Harmless photos with Leonardo DiCaprio, made by the paparazzi in 2014, immediately suggested that the billionaire's wife and mother of two children was in love with the actor.

In January 2015, the media reported that Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova officially legalized their relationship. The wife of a businessman gave An interview to the Wall Street Journal, in which the author called her lawful wife Abramovich and said that the couple had married several years ago.

However, even the news about marriage did not reduce the number of gossips: one of the Italian publications published pictures of Zhukova in the company of the boyfriend of supermodel Heidi Klum Vito Schnabel. They talked about the fact that the wife is cheating on Abramovich ... Allegedly Dasha and Vito arranged a romantic dinner, and then strolled around the city. But again the gossips remained with nothing: Abramovich and Zhukova continued to appear together.

Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova with her daughter

Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova with her daughter

Even after the messages in 2015 about the couple's wedding, the public continued to look for a new reason for scandals.

Abramovich was also associated with general projects: in 2015, the permanent building of the Garage museum was opened. Dasha has always been interested in art, and her dream of owning her own gallery has become a reality.

Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova

Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova

In the past few months, Dasha and Roman almost never appeared together: Abramovich was seen at Russian festivals, and Zhukova - at secular events in Europe and America. The network began to actively discuss the divorce of the pair, but rumors were not confirmed up to this day ...

 

 

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