WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — After three years dating, tennis player Maria Kirilenko has reportedly broken off her engagement with Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, multiple Russian outlets are reporting.
Here’s the announcement made by Kirilenko on Monday, from Tennisfortuna (translated by Google):
“I have decided to terminate the engagement. Reasons are many, but do not want to go into details. I’ll Say one thing: our relationship completed, but I respect [Alex] as a person and athlete and I sincerely wish him continued athletic success. Currently I’m just focused on preparation for the next tournament and I hope that will soon be able to please their fans news, not only about his personal life, but also about his athletic success.”
The tweet below, RT’d by Kirilenko, should suffice in confirming their separation.
Hopefully, this is not the end result.
Kirilenko and Ovechkin had been dating since 2011, when she began appearing at Capitals games. By Jan. 2013, word had spread the two had become engaged.
The split appears to be huge news in Moscow, if the number of tweets from the same outlet are any indicator.