Ilia Kulik

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Figure skater (1977)
Mon Mar 15 2021
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Quick Timeline Of Ilia Kulik

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Ex-wife : Ekaterina Gordeeva
Ilia Kulik Married To Ekaterina Gordeeva In 2002 And Divorced In 2015

Russian professional figure skater, Ilia Kulik started skating at the age of six. He won the Gold Medal Winter Olympics 1998 at Figure Skating in Nagano, Japan at 20.

Further, he is widely known for being The Leonardo DiCaprio of Figure Skating. Previously, he became the 9th at the first senior World Championships. Stick with us to find more about him.

Was Married To Fellow Skater Ekaterina Gordeeva

Ilia Kulik, 48 years old, is a divorced man. Previously, he was in a marital relationship with his ex-wife, Ekaterina Gordeeva. She is also a former ice figure skater.

Ilia Kulik and His Ex-Wife, Ekaterina Gordeeva Whom He Divorced in 2016
Caption: Ilia Kulik and His Ex-Wife, Ekaterina Gordeeva Whom He Divorced in 2016
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Illia and Gordeeva made their relationship public in the year 1999. Two years later, the tied the wedding knot on 10 June 2002 in San Francisco. So, they have dated each other for nearly three years before marrying. 

Before their nuptials, they welcomed a child, a daughter, Elizaveta Ilinichna Kulik, on June 15 2001. Unfortunately, after 14 years of conjual relationship, they had divorced in 2016. Together, the entire family used to live in Newport Beach, California.

Step-father of Daria Grinkova

Olympic men's champion, Kulik is a stepdad of Daria Sergeyevna Gordeeva-Grinkova from Ekatarina's past marriage. She was once in a marital relationship with her late husband, Sergei Grinkov. He was also a professional skater.

 Sergei Grinkov and Ekaterina Gordeeva Had a Daughter, Sergeyevna Gordeeva-Grinkova, 28
Photo: Sergei Grinkov and Ekaterina Gordeeva Had a Daughter, Sergeyevna Gordeeva-Grinkova, 28
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The duo first met through their coaches at their skating in 1982 when she was just 11. Suddenly their friendship turned into a relationship. Finally, the couple tied the knot on April 20 1991 in a private ceremony. 

Also, Sergei and  Ekatarina had spiritual matrimony on 28th April in the Russian Orthodox Church. After a year, they welcomed a daughter, Daria on 11 September 1992 in Morristown, New Jersey. She now quit skating in 2007 to pursue another profession.

 Ilia Kulik and Ekaterina Gordeeva With Their Daughters
Picture: Ilia Kulik and Ekaterina Gordeeva With Their Daughters
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Sorrowfully, Sergei died from a massive heart attack on 20 November 1995 while the couple were practising for Ice tour in Lake Placid, New York. He was 28. While Gordeeva was 24 years old and their baby girl Daria was just three.

How Much Ilia Kulik is Net Worth?

As of early 2021, Ilia Kulik has a whopping net worth of $1 Million. He has earned his worth through his professional career as a figure skater. At 17, he became the World Junior champion and European Champion.

Figure skaters make prize money from $2,000 to $45,000, who place in international competitions. For winning the title of Olympic gold medal at the 1998 Olympics at age 20, he might have received a heavy payroll. After retiring from skating, he is focusing on performing various shows.

Katia from the Heart: Ilia Kulik

Briefly, Kulik starred as a dancer in the ballet-themed movie Center Stage in 2000 by playing the character of Sergei. Apart, he and his ex-wife, Gordeeva has opened a skating course located in California.

Bio and Early Life

Ilia Kulik was born on May 23, 1977, in Moscow, Russia as Ilia Alexandrovich Kulik. His parents currently reside in Russia.

Further Kulikc has one sibling, a sister named Svetlana Kulik. So far, he holds Russian citizenship.

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