Tatiana Navka and Dmitry Peskov
According to Russian press, Tatiana Navka and Dmitry Peskov are going to marry this summer. It is expected that the celebration will be held in Sochi. More precise details are still unknown. Furthermore, neither the athlete nor a press spokesman for the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has not yet commented on this information. It is noteworthy that Tatiana and Dmitri for a long time managed to hide their relationship. In August, the couple had a daughter, Nadezhda. Also Tatiana Navka has a 14-year-old daughter Alexandra from her marriage to Alexander Zhulin, they divorced in 2009, and Peskov has three children from previous marriages.
Russian ice dancer Tatiana Navka was born April 13, 1975 in Dnepropetrovsk. Her parents were involved in sports, so they encouraged their daughter to skate. Tatiana made up her mind to go in for ice skating after she had watched presentation of famous Russian figure skater Elena Vodorezova on television. So, at the age of 5, the future champion started skating seriously. Tatyana is the 2006 Olympic Champion, two-time World champion (2004–05), three-time Grand Prix Final champion (2003–05), and three-time European champion (2004–06).
Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov retired from competition after the Olympics but continue to skate in shows together.
Tatiana Navka has also partnered with Russian celebrities to compete in Channel One Russia ice shows: Stars On Ice, which she won with actor Marat Basharov, and Ice Age, in which she was runner-up with actor Ville Haapasalo. In the 2008–09 season of Ice Age, she was runner-up for the second time, partnered with actor Vadim Kolganov. In October 2011, she became a 2014 Winter Olympics (Sochi) ambassador.
Tatyana Navka married Alexander Zhulin in 2000, with whom she has a daughter, Sasha, born in May 2000. For a long time Tatyana Navka lived and trained in Montclair (NJ, USA). Since the beginning of the “Stars on Ice”, she, her husband and daughter returned to Moscow. But in 2010, Tatiana and Alexander officially announced the break-up.
Update August 2015:
Olympic champion in figure skating Tatiana Navka married presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov Russia. So, Tatiana Navka and Dmitry Peskov are now husband and wife! The wedding ceremony was held in Sochi, where Navka lived the last few weeks because of the ice show “Carmen”, where she plays a major role. On the eve of her wedding the star invited her friends to her show to celebrate a bachelorette party in a such way.
In fact, the celebration took place in secrecy. And her guests were well-known celebrities and sport stars: Yana Rudkovskaya, Dmitry Malikov, Alexei Yagudin, Anna Semenovich, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and many others, who came to congratulate the newlyweds.
According to the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets”, all the guests have stayed in the upscale hotel “Rodina”, the former holiday home of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, which for the first time in 10 years was closed to other visitors for a few days. The banquet was held in the hotel restaurant “Heaven” located on the roof.
Tatiana Navka and Dmitry Peskov