Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin confirmed Wednesday that he is dating tennis player Maria Kirilenko. The hockey superstar sent the following tweet from his Ovi8 account: “Me and my girlfriend Maria….she is my queen!!!!”
Kirilenko, the No. 27 ranked player in the world, reportedly recently broke up with boyfriend Igor Andreev, who is also a tennis player. The Montreal Gazette speculated two days ago about a possible relationship between Ovie and Maria. They noted that Kirilenko was practicing tennis in Arlington, Va. of all places, and that she had been to a recent Caps game.
We’re just wondering what happened to Valeria Sokolova, a Russian model who was very popular here at LBS. She and Ovechkin supposedly were dating as of last August. I guess he’s gone the Rory McIlroy route and moved on to dating a fellow athlete.