On Monday, Maria Kirilenko announced through R-Sport that she and Alex Ovechkin were dunzo. “There are a lot of reasons, but I wouldn’t want to go in detail,” Kirilenko said, as translated by Fedor Fedin. “I’ll say just that our relationship is over, but I respect Sasha as a person and an athlete and sincerely wish him athletic success in the future.”

Without sharing those details, the gossip hounds turned to speculation.

Case in point: Ovechkin, who is currently vacationing on a French beach, posed in photos that got published on the internet. One person in those photos was gymnast Karolina Sevastyanova. Sevastyanova was scrutinized in particular for a) being a woman, and b) being near Alex in those photos.

R-Sport, who first broke the break-up news (say that three times fast), later published a nonsensical story, which later got translated by Sport Illustrated’s Allan Muir. That article, entitled Alex Ovechkin dumped by Maria Kirilenko over Instagram photo, was shared widely across social media. Despite the fact that Kirilenko and Ovechkin hadn’t been seen together in weeks, the article made it seem as if the pictures were the scandal that split the couple up.

On Tuesday, Kirilenko shot back in an interview with Sovetsky Sport’s Nikolay Mysin, calling those reports “laughable.” “I made my decision to break up the engagement long before these pictures appeared on the social networks,” Kirilenko said, as translated by RMNB’s Igor Kleyner.

Kirilenko added, “it is not a secret for anybody that Sasha has certain habits and particulars of behavior that I did not consider worth tolerating anymore.”

Her full comments are below.

Maria, can you comment on the story about the pictures with Sasha and [gymnast Karolina Sevastyanova] on social networks, which are being so vigorously discussed in the media?

Maria Kirilenko: Believe me, over the years I have seen so many pictures of Sasha in the company of young ladies, that I have gotten used to it. That is normal. We are public figures, and people often want to take pictures with us. This is the first time I heard about this girl, and I made my decision to break up the engagement long before these pictures appeared on the social networks. It is laughable to point to them as the main reason behind the breakup – after three years together couples do not break up over a couple of pictures. There are much more significant reasons. I will not go into any more details about them. But let’s just say it is not a secret for anybody that Sasha has certain habits and particulars of behavior that I did not consider worth tolerating anymore.

Everybody was a bit surprised when they didn’t see Alexander Ovechkin next to you during the French Open and Wimbledon.

Maria Kirilenko: Why? Sasha has his own schedule. He needed to be present at the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas because he was the top goal scorer of the season again. Also, they won the Worlds recently… Obviously, he was in high demand and we cannot be together all the time.

It’s just that everybody got accustomed to seeing Ovechkin accompany you to the tournaments during the offseason.

Maria Kirilenko: Well, you’ll need to lose that habit then. Because, secondly, Sasha and I are no longer together. That was my decision – to break off our engagement. I do not want to go into specifics, although there are a lot of reasons. I’ll just tell you – I continue to respect him as a person and wish him to continue with his achievements. And I need to focus on my own career.

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  • BaconSkittles

    C’mon Maria, everyone knows to break his habits, you just have to switch up positions.

  • Lisa Sa

    She just gets lower and lower, going to magazines to defend herself and diss his attitude and “problems” … Ovechkin you got yourself a reall winner

  • sheena dunn

    All I could think of when reading this was “DAMN….” For someone who didn’t want to share much….she pretty much called out Ovi

  • Jeff Yoders

    “Well, you’ll need to lose that habit then.” I like Maria Kirilenko even more right now and I already liked and respected her a TON before this happened.

  • Jeff Yoders

    Oh yeah, like she could control other people posting lies about both her and Ovi. She didn’t throw him under the bus and just said the stories being told weren’t true.

  • CJ

    Sasha has certain habits and particulars of behavior that I did not consider worth tolerating anymore… Alex is Kinky boy eh? LOL

  • Lisa Sa

    ” That was my decision – to break off our engagement” x10 times repeated everywhere

    *hands maria a cookie

  • Lisa Sa

    Badly…. She went right to the papers twice and then retweeted it too lol

  • ThrowmetheWHIP

    Ahem

  • Mark Chaffer

    THE PLOT THICKENS

  • gmg22

    OK, so the whole “Wait, what is Dr Dre doing in this picture” thing distracted me for a minute until I realized the photo here was a)taken two years ago and b)isn’t the allegedly salacious pic the rumor-sharers are talking about.

  • Sarah

    Thank you, Ian. And thank God there’s one place left on the internet where we can go for rational discussion.

  • Pat Magee

    Revenge Stanley Cup to make her feel bad for leaving him!?!?

  • Sarah

    Speaking of lower and lower…

  • lol

    she didn’t like swallowing little white russians

  • Alex

    You just won the internet, my friend. And with the first comment, I might add.

  • Sarah

    You’re the one making annoying repetitive comments.

    *hands Lisa whatever trolls eat

  • Lisa Sa

    Sarah stop attacking me. I wish I could block you because you personally attack me when I’m just enjoying this site and commenting like everyone else, you’re making me feel unwelcome even though this isnt the only topic id like to comment on, id like to enjoy this entire site. Can you stop? Ian is it possible for her to stop

  • Lisa Sa

    Sarah please stop.

  • VirginiaPatriot

    2 minutes, unsportsman-like conduct

  • Lisa Sa

    Haha dr. Dre is awesome

  • Sarah

    Yeah, you’re the victim here, obviously. You’ve done nothing but spew hateful, disgusting, untrue junk on here. Just because you can’t defend any of it doesn’t mean you have a right to be protected. I’ve been a lot more truthful and clean than anything you’ve said. If you don’t like being argued with (by someone following all the community rules) then take this toxic crap somewhere poison is welcome.

  • Troy

    Ovi is all class, this girl calls him out through media? What?
    Ovi single is more fun anyways, back to the good ol’ days Sasha!

  • Lisa Sa

    Sarah I’m asking you to stop once again. Id like to read these articles and enjoy the site, and comment my opinion just like everyone else, sorry you don’t like me?

  • lol

    double minor for body fluids

  • Lisa Sa

    I guess I’m being told to leave this site by you…?

  • DashingDave314
  • Lisa Sa

    Yea through the media is a cheap shot… I wonder how he will reply

  • Jeff Yoders

    No, you stop, troll.

  • Freedoooom

    “But let’s just say it is not a secret for anybody that Sasha has certain habits and particulars of behavior that I did not consider worth tolerating anymore.”

    Not a secret, but lets keep doing interviews and not saying it.

  • Sarah

    I don’t like nasty attacks on people like Ovi and Maria, who haven’t done anything wrong here and can’t defend themselves. I don’t like trolling on my favorite blog. I don’t like slander. I don’t like it when people try to deliberately make broken engagements worse.
    If you can refrain from all that, I can like you just like I like everybody else here. Nobody else here does those things.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Please disengage, guys.

  • Sarah

    Would love to.

  • LebCapsFan

    Good for Ovi taking the higher road and keeping his mouth shut (so far). I liked Kirilenko as Ovi’s fiancée but I guess Ovi got us in the breakup :)

  • Myan

    I’m going to go out on my TMZ limb and speculate that Maria was over her 30 year old fiance wanting to party it up every chance he got.

  • Lisa Sa

    Lol

  • LebCapsFan

    Ovi’s still 28.

  • Sasha Liles

    You also attacked me without provocation, so looks like this a habit for you.

  • Hockey Mom

    I’m not sure that I would say posting pics of himself with other women before the announcement of the broken engagement is “all class”. I think she was just letting people know that she was already done with his stuff before the pics surfaced. Who knows why it hadn’t come out yet, but him posting those pics started the speculation. She just cleared it up, and really without saying anything other, than, I’m paraphrasing here: I’m done with his *** and moving on, good luck to him in his career (and finding someone better)!

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    Yeah, uhhhhh my bad. When I saw that in a Twitter search, I couldn’t help myself. Haha. A good scandalous reporter would have probably used that helicopter photo. That is not I.

  • Catherine__M

    I think we’ve moved beyond “troll” and into “creepily obsessive and possessive fan” ::shudder::

  • Sasha Liles

    You seem to think everyone is a troll don’t you? Are you the self-appointed police of this site? If not, STFU.

  • Sasha Liles

    Lisa, apparently she thinks she is the hall monitor of this site. I’ve been attacked by her as well.

  • Hockey Mom

    I agree. She seems like she is very determined and focused, too. Ovi, doesn’t come across that way, so if he doesn’t share that attitude, I can see that being hard to deal with, too.

  • Myan

    Meh, I still think that’s too old to want to go out clubbing every night. I was 24 when my boyfriend was 28 and I would have been so exasperated if he wanted spend the summer clubbing. Come on, we aren’t 22 anymore.

  • Igor Kleyner

    Those three letters almost got me banned today. Ian was mad. I felt like Jack Wilshere taking a phone call from Arsene.

  • Myan

    Well hockey is September through April/May and I can totally understand Ovi’s need to relax once the season is over. He probably needs to start preparing 6 weeks or so before camp and then he has camp plus preseason before he absolutely has to be on top of his game.

    On the other side, tennis is January through November and there is no preseason. You get a ‘warm up’ tournament in Brisbane and then you go straight into the Australian Open. I can see how Maria probably feels that she needs to keep herself in tip top shape at all times while Ovi has the luxury of a true “off season”.

  • Lisa Sa

    I’m curious as to how he will reply to all this, poor ovechkin

  • Lisa Sa

    Yea I’m just going to ignore her & hope for the best :x

  • DashingDave314

    For someone who is calling someone out for being a troll and making silly accusations, you sure seem to be doing the precise same thing yourself.

  • OlietheGoalie

    Part of it is probably due to translation, but yeah her response was cold and direct.

  • Myan

    “I don’t know why I’m not as good as I was 2 years ago…please don’t bring in Khedira. Give me an other chance?”

  • OlietheGoalie

    Can we all stop using these comments like this is YouTube? The attacks are getting too much. Let’s be as civil as we can, even if we disagree on the subject.

    …we still agree on the subject that Crosby is a tool, though. Yes?

  • Hockey Mom

    I can see that and that is exactly my point. I think she is really determined and focused on being her best while her window of opportunity exists, and he doesn’t necessarily portray that he shares that same attitude and work ethic.

  • Hockey Mom

    ???

  • DashingDave314

    Apologies, thought you were someone else. But still, I say let’s stop speculating and stop making this a relevant subject. It really shouldn’t be, and I’m sure Ovechkin doesn’t want this hanging over his head. He has to do this thing called “play hockey”.

    On that note, I’m blocking any beatwriter/reporter who asks Ovi anything about Kirilenko on Twitter.

  • Sarah

    Nah, just the two of you, and with good reason. Nobody else. You attacked me for being negative about the team when I’d actually been really positive. You used disgusting language which got immediately deleted, then tried to pretend you’d been misunderstood. You admitted you did something bad and left, and since then have been perfectly civil to everybody. I was happy to let bygones be bygones.

  • Hockey Mom

    Hey, I want him to play hockey, too! His window is closing…quickly! I was just pointing out that it was HIS posting of pics vacationing without Maria that got all the speculation started. She just said I was done with it before these pics were posted. So, for him to get a pass as being classy while Maria takes all the heat (and glee from some posters) for clearing things up, seems pretty crappy.

  • Sasha Liles

    And there you go with your unfounded accusations. I never used “disgusting language which got immediately deleted.” You are correct — I apologized for the only comment that could have been misconstrued which you completely ignored. I didn’t leave this board. I just don’t spend as much time on it as you apparently do. You seem to hold an incredibly high view of yourself as though you are site royalty. Get over yourself.

  • Myan

    On the bright side, at least he didn’t cheat on her :) I was pretty worried about that…it would have made me lose a lot of respect for him.

  • Sasha Liles

    I had actually apologized for engaging in a non-positive manner and yet her she is provoking others for no reason.

  • Sasha Liles

    Speaking of classlessness.

  • Sarah

    Still am happy to let bygones be bygones, btw.

  • Sasha Liles

    Eh, I deleted my bitchy comments. I really gotta stop reacting first. I didn’t read the “since then you have been perfectly civil…” Bygones be bygones. We love the team and this site. Sorry

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Time out for both of you.

  • Catherine__M

    Question for those fluent in Russian: is “certain habits and particulars of behavior” as…..pointed and full of innuendo in Russian as it comes across in English? Or is it just a PR-friendly way of saying “we have personality differences that we couldn’t overcome”? Somewhere in between?

    Worth asking. Even with a spot-on translation by our esteemed translators here (thanks, guys, you rock!) a lot of subtly and nuance is lost between languages, especially with relationshippy stuff, when subtly and nuance is particularly important (speaking from personal and recent experience over here!) and probably especially especially between two languages as drastically different as English and Russian.

    So before reading too much into “she’s talking trash” or “he’s a party boy playboy and won’t grow up”…..maybe this was a non-answer? Maybe?

  • DashingDave314

    She sure didn’t say anything to help Ovechkin out. Hard for me to have an ounce of sympathy for her considering that.

  • Yo8

    I kind of lost respect for her over this. She claims they were over for weeks or a month and yet she waits until now to say it? Why? Is it because of the sudden pictures of Ovechkin with this girl? She didn’t want to look like she was cheated or early replaced so she goes to the media and doesn’t quite explain herself until the rumors came out? The worst part is that she end up saying enough to slam Ovi even more. That’s not what “I’m won’t go into details” really means.

    To me she sounds butthurt so he either cheated on her or she still can’t believe he move on that fast.

  • Lawrence

    Man this drama brings out the worst in us doesn’t it? lmao I’m pretty saddened by all this, but honestly it’s not our lives and not really our business to know. So if we never find out why, I think we should just move on and not make it worse for Ovi when he comes back to the US. Just because people break up doesn’t mean they are the root of all evil people. Maria has always been a very serious person, at least in every interview I have seen. So perhaps she comes off a little more mad about the situation than what should be. No breakup is ever all fun and games, and it doesn’t mean they had to of cheated on each other, etc. Break ups happen for a million reasons.

    The only thing that really concerns me, is how will this effect ovi? Maria seemed to be a spark for him when he had a couple down years there. Won’t know until we see him play.

  • Lisa Sa

    Thats what russian commenters thought as well, she defended her image that she was replaced/cheated on after his partying pics came out so she doesn’t look bad herself, then while saying shes not going to go into details threw him under the bus making him look pretty bad instead :/
    Thats why we’re all riled up

  • Lisa Sa

    I read russian and this site translated it perfectly

  • Yo8

    First, you don’t like her from the begging so let’s not lie about that. Second, they were over for a month because like I said in other post they seem to have been apart unlike other years. Whether he cheated on her or not I have to agree that she came out to defend herself and at the same time say enough to put him down.

    No need for that unless he cheated on her or he was the one who break up with her or she still not over him.

    I hope he just moves on fast. That’s all.

  • Yo8

    Uh, nope. If they were over before the pics and all, then there is nothing that stops him from posting them. There is no obligation for either of them to announce their break up to the public. If she had a problem with the speculations she could have just said “I ended our relationship weeks ago and has nothing to with those pictures and I won’t go into details.” Period! Instead, in my opinion, she gave enough information to put the blame on him or on his “habits.”

  • Lisa Sa

    I admit it, saw her in interview found her cold and never a fan again. But I agree with you, I just hope he moves on quickly (which looks like he did anyway and appears pretty happy in latest pics) and this doesn’t affect his game! (Or in the positive direction pleassse playofffss and Stanley cup!)

  • Catherine__M

    I’m not questioning the translation and never would. I’m asking if the tone and meaning/innuendo are the same, which in my experience are two completely separate issues.

  • Lawrence

    Speaking of that photo! Are you guys still planning on talking about Gus? AKA the mystery man.

  • Lisa Sa

    Oh yea same type of innuendo, “not worth it to put up with his crappy personality” type feel

  • Diller M

    Well said

  • Hockey Mom

    If you announce to the world via twitter, instagram, facebook what ever, that you are engaged, you are putting yourself and your relationship out there. Sure there is no obligation to announce the breakup to the public, but to suddenly go silent about the relationship and then start posting vacation pics with people other than the person you are engaged to be married to, what do you think is going to happen?

    He had a chance to say something back when he was asked why he wasn’t traveling to tennis tournaments with Maria this summer and he said there were problems with his visa (yet getting to St. Tropez is no problem). But to deny problems and then start posting these pics is kind of crappy on his end, because it then lead to people accusing HER of breaking up with him over these pics and then put her in the position of having to explain things.

    We don’t know why neither one of them mentioned that they had broken up, but again my point is that until OVI posted these pics, there was no reason to know. The fact that she said he has habits that I could no longer tolerate is hardly anything. She elaborated on nothing, so why be miffed about it?

    Obviously Ovi is moving on, and maybe he will change his habits so that he is more tolerable to the next girl. However, if he didn’t want this to be a big deal, he should have acknowledged that the relationship with Maria was over before he started posting pics of him partying like it’s 1999 with (allegedly) a 19 year old.

    I think Ovi is his own worst enemy.

  • Hockey Mom

    Ovi needs to help Ovi out. He put her in the position to say something, since he did not want to do it himself.

    He caused a lot of unnecessary trouble for himself by not just facing the situation head on.

  • Sarah

    I love you, man. Okay maybe not this much, but you’re awesome.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wGslvYmEYyA

  • A dude.

    So sick of hearing about the capitals relationships. This makes me long for reading Chuck Gormley’s daily segment of “answering questions no one is asking” or even the days of reading Katie Carrera’s rewrites of stuff she read on Twitter, RMNB, or Japers. Training camp can’t get here fast enough…

  • Diller M

    Daaaaaad they won’t stop fighting…..

  • Kool-Aid

    Don’t care. Just score 55 and get us to the SCF.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    I hate summer too. We’ll have stuff on Latta, GM/coach hiring, and projections for next season soon.

    FTR, I don’t think Katie rewrote stuff she read from us. If anything, I got inspired by her stuff and wrote reactions.

  • Yo8

    Look at some point both were going to be seen with different people and explain their break up. I understand this is what happen here however the speculations aren’t either his or her fault because even if they would have reported the break up those speculations would still be there. I bet this new girl of his would have still be blamed for the breakup with explanation or not because that’s how the media rolls. Even now with Maria clarifying the situation there are still speculations of what really happened.

    “He had a chance to say something back when he was asked why he wasn’t traveling to tennis tournaments with Maria this summer and he said there were problems with his visa (yet getting to St. Tropez is no problem). But to deny problems…”

    He didn’t have to explain himself and denying? Maybe lying about the situation (for many reasons) but not denying.

    “and then start posting these pics is kind of crappy on his end, because it then lead to people accusing HER of breaking up with him over these pics and then put her in the position of having to explain things.”

    NO! What let to people “accusing” her of breaking up with him over the pictures was her sudden message of her breaking up the relationship. People were not even making that much speculations until she made the announcement. The funny part of all this is the timing. In this interview she sounds surprise of people making those speculations like she didn’t know about the pictures which I believe is BS. She end up as the heart breaker not the broken hearted or the girl who got cheated. I don’t see any problem in that in fact I’m glad because Ovi didn’t cheat on her with that new girl (or at least that what she says) but my problem is that she slam him at the end when she said she was not going to give details and yes, that’s a very important detail because it tells us he was the problem at least in her version.

    And again they don’t have to announce anything or explain anything unless they want to and it doesn’t matter if their relationship was public since after all I don’t think there was way to hide it from the public in the first place.

  • Igor Kleyner

    You are too kind! :)

  • capsfan19

    Sass sass sass sass
    I’m sad about the breakup but I still love Maria and her attitude!
    It will be interesting to see if this affects Ovi’s game…

  • Igor Kleyner

    “…Give me another chance?… Hang on, gaffer, I am just lighting up another one…”

  • duder

    Who is Latta dating?

  • el duderino

    Also ftr, didn’t mean to imply plagiarism, just meant that everything I’ve read on WaPo since Tarik left has been stuff I read about days ago on blogs. I find it hard to believe you or anyone was inspired by her, unless you want to become the best at looking uncomfortable during press conferences.

    Outside of her “gm is gone now I can talk smack” piece I really can’t remember reading anything I found genuinely insightful there, but to each their own I suppose.

  • JenniferH

    I’ll just say that I’m reading this differently than many. I think that Maria is actually trying to defend Ovi from the cheating accusation here. I think she’s trying to shoot down the whole ‘she broke off the engagement because Ovi was sitting with the gymnast in an instagram photo’ (ie, cheating on her) . Yes, she’s putting her side out there, but her side is defending Ovi because if he comes out defending himself, it makes it sound exactly like that: Defensive and so no one believes him.

    Yeah, she said, I’m not saying anything beyond, you all know already what you know about Ovi and his habits (which we do) and that’s that. She also said, I respect him as a person and wish him great success as an athlete. Now, if the longer article later this week is worse, I’ll take this back, but right now, it sounds like she’s trying to kill the ‘Ovi cheated on me, so I kicked him into the curb’ angle in the bud before it becomes taken as the gospel truth.

    But clearly I’m in the minority in taking it this way. Hmm… :shrugs:

  • Lawrence
  • Lisa Sa

    They just unfollowed each other on instagram

  • Mike

    I don’t think anyone needs to guess why Maria got sick of Alex. The truth is, Maria broke up with Alex for the same reasons that keep him from being a good captain and leading his Capitals to success. Alex is all about Alex and he’s really good (the best?) at being self-centred and getting his. That just doesn’t translate into team success, whether it be hockey or marriage.

  • SeminAllOverTheIce

    Alex seems on his shit.

  • SeminAllOverTheIce

    Ovi will be fine. Maria will soon again be the unknown 93rd ranked tennis pro. Moving on.

  • SeminAllOverTheIce

    I agree that from the photos I’ve seen that the pics werent malicious in intent, but I disagree with Maria defending Ovi. I think she sounded off the the blame game.

  • SeminAllOverTheIce

    My world is over. :P

  • SeminAllOverTheIce

    I heard the reason they broke up was all on Oates. Oates got involved in her tennis game. He tried to change her racket as well as make her change her grip (from a double to a single) on her backhand. He’s never played tennis, but he watched lots of video before coaching her…so he knew best.

    Oates strikes again.

  • DC Hockey Nut

    Oh man, best thing I’ve read all morning!

  • sheena dunn

    His dog it appears!!! :-)

  • DashingDave314

    Perhaps it’s because Ovechkin didn’t want it to be a public thing?

  • duuuude

    You mean the guy who said the caps don’t want to waste the familiarity Carlson and alzner built “last year?” Yeah, seems like another all star.

  • Myan

    Oh don’t make me cry. Only in FIFA14 can you sell Jack Wilshere for £80m.

  • Myan

    I get a hangover just looking at that gif. I’m an old lady.

  • SeminAllOverTheIce

    I guess I meant in regards to getting info out quick and not days late. He’s new to hockey, will take some time to acclimate. But seems like he will ask questions and do some digging. I think down the road he will do a solid job.

  • CapNMac

    Telling a modern empowered woman that she doesn’t need to broadcast your relationship problems all over twitter and FB is like telling your dog not to jump off the couch when it has a hurt leg.

  • Yo8

    Trouble? Since when is the media a problem for him? If he would care about what people say he would have been the first one to announce it and say his version of the story.

    Clearly Maria didn’t like the idea of people thinking he cheated on her with the Olympic champion so she came out to defend her pride not to clear things out.

    Do you get now why people didn’t like her tone?

  • Hockey Mom

    Well, then it should be a win-win-win situation for Ovi. He hasn’t had to say a word, gets to vacation with some young, cute girls and has people ragging on Maria because she had the nerve to say that Ovi wasn’t cheating on me when he started posting pics of himself with those girls (which, does help him, too, by the way).

    No, I don’t get it.

    I get that he needs to do some growing up, though, but a 19 year old won’t expect that much from him.

  • Austin

    So I’m not the only one who got in trouble on RMNB for using the ” b ” word or a cuss word that offended someone I guess eh? Between you and me, ( and everyone who reads this lol) I thought people over the ages of 14 could deal with cuss words if you catch my drift…

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Feel free to use expressive language that doesn’t exist only to vilify women.

  • Sasha Liles

    I got in trouble yes, but didn’t use any fowl language. I think Sarah confused the deleted post in our first squirmish. I did use the words “slurp” but I meant it in the kool-aid non-sexist way! Anyway, I really don’t want to bring negativity to the board.

  • Austin

    So you’ve never used the B word in your life eh? Not even towards a friend who was a male just to joke around nothing serious. If that’s the case then hats off to you.

    EDIT: it’s also kind of funny because Sasha up here says “bitchy” which is not a big deal at all but I thought I should point it out cus it’s really harmless.

  • Yo8

    And the “I wasn’t cheated or replaced” game, plus “I’m the one who dump him and not the one that got dumped” game LOL

  • Yo8

    It does help him because he didn’t end up as the cheater but he loses too because she practically said “he didn’t cheat on me because I already dumped him!”

    What was the need for that? She could have just said “our relationship was over a long time ago.” That was it! No need to clarify who dumped who or the reasons which one of them happens to be Ovi’s “habits.” And again those are good details.

    She had the right to clarify if she was cheated or not but the way she did it sounded as she was butthurt so it makes wonder if she could be lying specially because of the timing (IDK who knows).

    Now, what I don’t understand is why is okay to speculate that Ovi’s intentions behind those photos was to look like a cheater instead of the dumped guy and not that he just simply post them just to post them and that he doesn’t care about looking like either one and just move on from this?

    Why he couldn’t just do that without caring at all?

  • Yo8

    Also, what’s with the 19 year old? She is an elite rhythmic gymnasts and Olympic team champion. Selected and trained by the likes of Irina Viner and CO. (in case you didn’t know is not an easy task to be selected for the national team when there is a lot of competition and the training and education is very rigid) so I doubt this is just a dumb 19 year old girl. She could be more mature than what she looks like. To begin we don’t even know if they are going out. Those pictures aren’t enough evidence.

  • Hockey mom

    I get that you think he is the innocent, dumped dude that totally deserves his privacy, even though he posts his social life on media spaces for thousands (or millions) of people to see. However, I don’t think he is without fault in this situation, and I’m not speculating (and never did) that he was cheating or did cheat.

    I truly couldn’t care less, but just was trying to point out what he possibly could have done for this whole thing to be a non-issue. He obviously doesn’t care about this, which is disappointing, because it does reflect on his maturity, whether you or he likes it or not.

    Time will tell how it all shakes out.

  • Yo8

    At the moment I don’t think he is completely innocent because of what she said (you see more speculations because of that.) Look if he cheated on her, then is logical that she is angry, sad, etc. and she is very right because is a very hurtful thing to do. If this is the case, then shame on him because she was a good girl (not perfect) and she didn’t deserve that. Nobody does. As his fan I will be disappointed and it would take me time to digest this but people change and I believe he has good heart.

    Now, I agree that he isn’t Mr. mature but I still think there was no need to explain anything and people take things in different ways. Some will cry a river while others will try to move on as fast as they can or both. Right now we can’t say if he doesn’t care just because of a pictures. Who knows if this is just a facade or that he stop loving her way early and also that can be said about Kirilenko! All this time she has been posting pictures of her vacations without Ovi and just her friends! What? Nobody noticed that? Oh, right not opposite sex friends. No, really she hasn’t looked that broken hearted either so does she cares? I mean even if he cheated on her you would have expected other type of reaction but again who knows we can’t tell from just pictures.

    If we are going to talk about maturity we have to agree that what Kirilenko did wasn’t right. You either stay quite or you spill it out. In this case she could have just explain their relationship was over a long time ago. Anything else just leads to even more speculation than what the pictures build up.

    Didn’t want to go into details but still left a pinprick, ugh!

  • Le Connard Francais

    “it is not a secret for anybody that Sasha has certain habits and
    particulars of behavior that I did not consider worth tolerating
    anymore.”

    That’s pretty harsh. I find Russian women way too cold for my taste. But it really seems like Ovi wasn’t mature enough for her. And her relationship seemed to have put her career on the back burner.

  • Hockey Mom

    This is the last I will post about this topic. I have no inside information about this situation, as I’m guessing you don’t either.

    Whatever happened, for some reason she felt justified to say what she did. You may not agree, other posters may not agree, the president may not agree, but only she and Alex know what happened to get her to that point.

  • Yo8

    And I believe for whatever reasons Ovi decided to stay quite about this situation and only them know what happen. You can’t just agree on her action and call his “action” immature when hers was pretty much that… immature.

  • Hokahey Hockey

    Maybe that’s the weakness of Ovie as an athlete, “Not my problem.” If you don’t admit that things are not working, then you don’t do anything to address them. It’s up for everyone else to change, not me. Yes, he has phenomenal energy, skill, speed, strength, and just sheer presence, but yeah, he sometimes doesn’t own how his bad attitude (when it manifests on the ice) can affect others. That said, he’ll always come to the defense of his teammates, so he gets what it means to be a team player and see the big picture. But to speculate on what his private issues are, its none of our GD business.

    Also, to give Ovie and Maria respect, which they deserve, who likes breaking up? Its hard enough to tell close friends much less thousands of total strangers — many of whom do NOT have your best interests at heart.

    When was the last time anyone told the world how great you felt to break out of an ENGAGEMENT with someone?

    And since they were engaged, who wants to admit defeat — especially world class athletes? Come on people, we’d tar and feather any reporter who moments after a Game 7 would ask, “So, tell me why did you lose the Stanley Cup?” And when vicious reporters ask Maria black and white questions, well guess what, they’re attacks and she has the right to defend herself. And if she doesn’t do it “perfectly” and “like a lady,” then what kind of vindictive trash are you to not allow her to be human? If tennis and hockey players were perfect, there would be no need to have world matches and championship playoffs. They would be undefeated.

    So, let’s root for the Caps, let’s root for a fabulous season, let’s root for Ovie leading our guys to hoist the Cup, and let’s wish Ovie and Maria and their families well as they move on with their lives!

  • drjackbrown

    Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2894: Maria Kirilenko, Alex Ovechkin and Subtle Body Language of ….

    http://www.bodylanguagesuccess.com/2014/07/nonverbal-communication-analysis-no_23.html

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  • Christian Bisetti

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