Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich and wife of ten years announce separation

Russian billionaire and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and his wife of 10 years Dasha Zhukova, have announce their separation.

The couple, who have two children together, announced their separation today and insisted the split was amicable.

In a joint statement released today the couple said “‘After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate, but we remain close friends, parents and partners in the projects we developed together”.

“We are committed to jointly raising our two children”.

“We will also continue to work together as co-founders of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and the New Holland Island cultural center in Saint Petersburg.”

Abramovich, married Zhukova in 2008 at a private ceremony but the couple kept their wedding a secret for a whole six years.

Abramovich and Daria Dasha Zhukova in Portofino, Italy, in 2013

She met Abramovich in 2005 when he was married to his second wife Irina Vyacheslavovna Malandina, reportedly at a New Year party organised by her oil magnate fathe


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