“Is marriage now!” (Photo credit: @Ovi8)
After Dynamo Moscow’s last game — a 4-2 loss to CSKA, Alex Ovechkin seemed to be really, really looking forward to the New Year’s holiday. “We need to forget this [loss] because New Year’s is round the corner,” Ovechkin told SportBox.ru. “We’ll see relatives, loved ones, friends and we’ll have to forget about this defeat. It’s not the end of the world, is it?”
Now via an excited tweet today from Ovechkin, we know why.
We are engaged !!!!!!! )))))))))
— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) December 31, 2012
Sasha and Masha are engaged!
Ovechkin and his tennis superstar/mega-hottie girlfriend Maria Kirilenko have been dating for a little over a year. On November 30th, 2011, things became official when the Russian machine tweeted a pic of the two together and called Maria “my queen.”
Since then, the two have been inseparable. Ovechkin has gone to Maria’s tennis matches, carrying her bags, wildly cheering her when she won a bronze medal at the London Summer Olympics. Kirilenko has gone to Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals and Dynamo Moscow games, wearing a customized jersey and sitting with his family. They also do adorable things like this and this.
Now that the two are engaged, Papa Ovechkin should be very happy. In a recent feature by NTV that we uncovered last week, Mikhail couldn’t help but gush about the two and their future. “God help that everything will be good for them,” he said. “Hopefully, they come to the decision to get married, get engaged, and bring us little Ovechkins.”
Photo credit: rt.com
Translations by RMNB’s Fedor Fedin.