It’s an understatement to say that Maria Kirilenko shocked us all with her wedding at the time we didn’t even know she had a boyfriend and after two days of anticipation and speculation we finally get to see the hubby. The lucky guy was rumored to be a Russian businessman, but now we have more precise information: his name is Alexei Stepanov, he is 38 years old and is the Head of the Committee of Public Services in Moscow.
The 28-year-old Maria shared this photo where the couple poses with their mothers during the wedding ceremony. Maria is probably the most gorgeous women’s tennis player and it’s no surprise that she was absolutely glowing at her wedding.
And the lovebirds are already off to their honeymoon, as Maria shared this plane photo on Instagram.
Kirilenko’s wedding was a shock not just because we didn’t know she had a boyfriend and it was unannounced, it was more perplexing because only about six months ago she broke off her engagement to hockey player Alex Ovechkin. Albeit even that relationship came very shortly after Maria’s long-lasting relationship with fellow tennis player Igor Andreev, which everyone thought would end up in marriage. Remember that at Elena Dementieva’s wedding Alla Kudryavtseva shared a photo of Maria and Igor on Twitter and said “I bet their wedding is next”. Oh well, life has written a very different story!
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