Russian professional former figure skater, Ekaterina Gordeeva is known for holding the titles of Olympic champion in 1988 and 1994. Further, she is four times winning the World Champion in pair skating in 1986, 1987, 1989, and 1990 resp.
When it comes to her personal life, she is married twice. However, she is now living a single life after two unsuccessful married life. Then let's take a glance at her life in the following sections.
She is the Widow of Sergei Grinkov
49, World champion, Ekaterina Gordeeva is now probably a single woman. However, she has married two times. First, she was once in a marital relationship with her late husband, Sergei Grinkov. He was also a skater.
They first met in 1982 with their coaches at their skating when she was just 11. Suddenly they developed their relationship into the next door. Finally, the couple exchanged the wedding vows on April 20 1991 in a private ceremony.
Also, they had a church or religious marriage on 28th April in the Russian Orthodox Church. After a year, they welcomed a daughter, Daria Sergeyevna Grinkova on 11 September 1992 in Morristown, New Jersey. Daria now quit skating in 2007 to pursue another profession.
Sadly, on 20 November 1995, Sergei died from a massive heart attack while the couple were practising for Ice tour in Lake Placid, New York. He was 28. Ekaterina was 24 years old and Daria was just three.
Second Marriage With Ilia Kulik
After Grinkov's death, she began performing as a singles skater. And she has since found new love with Russian figure skater or her fellow skater, Ilia Kulik, 43. He won the Olympic Champion 1998 and is the gold medalist of the Nagano Olympics.
Sergei and Illia made their relationship public in 1999. Two years later, they got married on 10 June 2002 in San Francisco. Before their nuptials, they welcomed a child, a daughter, Elizaveta Ilinichna Kulik on June 15 2001.
Unfortunately, they announced their divorce in 2016 after 14 years of conjual life. They used to live together in Newport Beach, California.
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