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Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and partner announce separation after 10 years together



Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and partner announce separation after 10 years together

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Russian billionaire and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, 50 and his partner, Dasha Zhukova, 36 have separated, Abramovich’s spokesman John Mann confirmed to AFP on Monday.

According to Forbes magazine, Abramovich is Russia’s 12th richest businessman with a fortune of $9.1 billion and he has owned Chelsea since 2003.

“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,” the statement reads.

The statement did not make clear whether Abramovich and Zhukova are married, although they have two children together, a son and daughter.

In the couple’s joint statement, they said that “We are committed to jointly raising our two children.”

According to The Guardian, Abramovich’s first marriage was brief, from 1987 to 1991 with Olga Lysova. He divorced his second wife Irina Malandina in 2007 after a marriage lasting 16 years. They had five children together.

Zhukova founded Garage, a popular contemporary arts centre and gallery in Moscow, as well as collaborating with Abramovich on the New Holland arts centre in Saint Petersburg.

The couple confirmed that they will continue working together as co-founders of the Garage Museum and the New Holland Island cultural center in Saint Petersburg.


  1. The girl who eats jollof

    August 7, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Karma welcome.
    His first wife will knock back bottles of vodka while she laughs.

    • BOSS

      August 7, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      There is nothing to gloat about. If you are no longer happy, move on. Marriage or any union for that matter is to be enjoyed and not endured.

    • Anon

      August 8, 2017 at 1:52 am

      The second wife will be the one doing the laughing. He was dating the third wife while he was with the second wife.

      He married his first wife when he was young and they got divorced after two or three years. He made the bulk of his money after they divorced.

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