Alexander Ovechkin and Anastasia Shubskaya
Last week, renowned Russian hockey player and captain of the Washington Capitals NHL, Alexander Ovechkin, celebrated his 36th birthday. On this occasion, the athlete gave a new interview to OK !, in which he spoke not only about his career, but also about his beloved family.
Alexander Ovechkin and Anastasia Shubskaya with their sons Ilya and Serezha
So, in a conversation with the editor-in-chief of the magazine Vadim Vernik, Alexander recalled his first meeting with his future wife Anastasia Shubskaya. The hockey player met the daughter of the late actress Vera Glagoleva and businessman Kirill Shubsky at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At the same time, they really became close only many years after this meeting.
We met at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Nastya was with her father – Kirill Shubsky. We met, hung out in the “Russian House”. We were just in the same company all the time. Then seven years passed before we met again. It so happened that I saw Nastya on Instagram and wrote: “What people! How are you?” She answered about an hour later. Well it started,
– told about the beginning of the affair with Nastya Ovechkin.
Anastasia Shubskaya and Alexander Ovechkin
Alexander and Nastya began dating in 2015, and in the summer of 2016 they played a magnificent wedding. Now the couple are raising two sons: three-year-old Seryozha and one-year-old Ilya. Alexander Ovechkin spends most of his time in training, so taking care of children mainly falls on the fragile shoulders of 27-year-old Shubskaya. In a new interview, Alexander once again admired his wife's sensitivity and her care:
Nastya understands and supports me. She does everything to make me comfortable. She feels when I need something, and helps in everything – just like I do to her. Ovechkin does not deny that he and his wife are very different in character, but he is convinced that this is what keeps them together:
Maybe different, but that's good. If Nastya doesn't like something, she talks about it, and I keep negative emotions in myself more.
Alexander also spoke about the upbringing of two sons. According to the hockey player, character is already felt in the eldest son: Ovechkin described little Seryozha as a very energetic and cunning child. The eldest son of the couple took the appearance in the family of the younger Ilya calmly, but sometimes minor quarrels still occur between the brothers.
Seryozha loves him very much, but it is hard to part with toys. When Ilya comes and takes his toys, there are immediately shouts, noise, din,
– said Ovechkin.
Alexander clarified that for several months he has been living with his wife and children in Moscow, where the athlete is currently training. At the same time, the family spends most of the time in the United States. According to Ovechkin, he really feels at home in Russia, but at the same time he loves America very much, where he does what he loves and where he has many friends.