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Wednesday, November 14, 2007


New Divorce in Figure Skating: Tatiana Navka and Alex Zhulin are splitting up.

Translation of an article printed in the Russian Language publication “Top News” on November 14, 2007

One of the most well known pairs in figure skating decided to split up. The reason for the divorce was a romance that happened between Navka and her partner in the show “Stars on Ice,” Marat Basharov.

Following the divorce of Averbuch and Lobacheva, the other famous couple of figure skating decided to call it quits.

Navka and Zhulin met 14 years ago. In 1993, they started a heated romance. At that time, Alex was married to another figure skater, Maja Usova. In 2000, Tatiana told Alex that she was pregnant with his child. From that time on they decided to stay together. The same year Alex divorced Usova and married Navka. A few months after the wedding, their daughter Alexandra was born.

Maja Usova could not forgive her partner and refused to skate with him. He had to find a new partner.

It has been said that after the completion of the show “Stars on Ice,” Navka had a romance with her partner at that show – Marat Basharov. This news was a shock to her husband. The relationship between Navka and Basharov continued for several months and finally, being tired of the gossip, Alex decided to leave Navka. He thought of doing it sooner, but wanted to try to save the marriage for the sake of their daughter.

As of this time, they are not divorced yet, but separated. When asked to comment on the situation, Tatiana said that she was not ready to talk about it.


  • At June 23, 2009 12:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    YES Ekaterina had a very steamy love affair with Alexander Zulin back in 1991 that lasted for almost a year. She wanted to leave HER Sergei for Zulin. She was the one who break up Usova and Zulin’s family and she is the one who had another steamy love affair with another married man Kurt Browning and almost got their family to divorce and Kurt was kicked out of tour because of Ekaterina and now just recently she had another steamy love affair with russian actor guy who was also happily married. She is the one who had all those numerous love affairs but acted like an innocent angel. Who is she trying to fool??? The truth is out sonner or later

  • At July 16, 2009 8:24 PM, Blogger Dawn said…

    Whoa, wait. Ekaterina Gordeeva had affairs with Sasha Zhulin and Kurt Browning?! Huh?! I've never heard that before. Forgive my incredulity but what in the world are you basing that on?

  • At July 24, 2009 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We all already know that Ekaterina Gordeeva is a woman who sleeps around with married man. She had an affair with Alex Zulin back in 1991 and just recently cheated on her latest husband with some russian actor while being and working in russia. What a wh...
    Apparently It has been all over the news in russia but we found a translation here in the US.

  • At November 03, 2009 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What on EARTH are you talking about?! Ekaterina had a very steamy love affair with Alexander Zhulin back in 1991 that lasted for almost a year and she was the one who broke up Usova and Zulin's family?? Well, do you happen to know that she actually MARRIED Sergei Grinkov in April 1991? So you are saying that at the very same time, she was supposedly having a steamy love affair with Zulin and wanted to leave Sergei for Zulin? And all the other love affairs with married men we are supposed to believe she had lateron?

    While I don't personally know and have never known any of these people in question, I would just like to ask you as well what in the world are you basing those allegations of yours on? Do you know any of these people personally, have you been part of the supposed situations?! How do you actually know what might or might not have happened in Ekaterina's and the late Sergei's personal life?? These are very strong and harsh accusations. Do you know that if your allegations are completely without foundation, they can be taken as deflamation of character and slander? Something that might have very serious consequences for you yourself. I have NEVER heard ANY of these rumours before, neither have I ever heard about Kurt Browning "being kicked out of the tour" whatsoever! While I do know we are all just humans and basically, whatever is possible in life, I find it extremely hard to believe your accusations. Why would she marry one man, very obviously the love of her lifetime, if she was having "a steamy affair" with another one and wanted to leave him for this other guy? What you are saying makes absolutely no sense!

    So, I am simply asking you to elaborate on this. How do you know about all this, what are you basing all this on? Please explain. Moreover, had something like this really happened, I am dead-certain we would have heard something about it sooner or later. The internatonal skating world is small and Ekaterina is an international megastar. Sorry but I find all this and ESPECIALLY the Zulin part very very hard to believe!

  • At December 30, 2009 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wrong. It was Oksana Grishuk that broke up Zhulin's marriage to Usova during the 94 Olympics. She wore his cross necklace in front of Usova at the Olympic Games to alert her of the affair and throw her off her game. Soon afterwards, Usova left Zhulin personally and professionally and started skating with Grishuks partner Platov, who stopped skating with Grishuk without telling her. So Oksana started skating with Zhulin. They were both skating at the same event soon after and the commentors even spoke about the affair. No one really applauded for Zhulin and Grishuk, but went crazy for Usova and Platov, who won the competition. Get your facts straight, buddy.

  • At January 31, 2010 11:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    WRONG INFORMATION about Usova... Hmmm.
    FACT #1
    Ms. Gordeeva broke up Usova and Zulin when she had an affair with Zulin while being married to " HER Sergei" that happened back in 1991. Ms. gordeeva and Zulin had affair for almost a year. Ms. gordeeva got accidentaly pregnant with "her Sergei's baby since she was sleeping with both man Zulin and Grinkov and that caused her to leave Zulin.
    FACT # 2
    Ms. Usova had sexual relationship with married man named Tom Collins for many years. Her idea was ito manipulate Mr. Collins who had three children working together with him on the thesame tour to get rid of Oksana. Usova was demanding for many years that Oksana g would be throwing out of tour and out of fiure skating forever. Usova couldnt live her life with a thought that Oksana G won everything that she ever wished for. :) Haha
    Eventually Usova got herself pregnant tricking poor Mr. Collins. She threatened him to have his baby , taking his all money that he worked for many years and earned millions and tell his wife Jane.
    Her last word was to Mr. Collins to make everything possible and impossible to get rid of Ms. Grishuk.
    Mr. Collins quickly set up that Usova and Platov would skate together on his tour and NOT Grishuk and zulin. Mr. Collins told commentators what to say and arranged Usova and Platov team to fakely win that competition where Grishuk and Zulin were 20 heads better skating and presentation quality.
    Usova lost her baby...and that was her biggest loss since all of her evil plans crushed...

  • At January 31, 2010 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Usova bitch KARMA gotcha!!!!!!!!!

  • At March 02, 2010 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To the original poster: Wait a freaking second!! Ekaterina Gordeeva had a steamy love affair with Alexander Zhulin back in 1991, the same year when she married HER Sergei?! Holy Moses!! Well, we certainly could not read about THAT in "My Sergei"...

    So you are basically saying that all that "larger-than-life" love crap regarding those two we have been incessantly treated with for the past 20 years is actually nothing but BIG bullshit? That she was sleeping with another man at the beginning of their marriage and wanted to leave Grinkov for him and this leaded into Grinkov drinking and being seriously depressed? That THIS is the truth about "the love story equivalent to the one of Romeo and Juliet"?? Tell me you are joking!!

    Unbelievable! But then for some reason, I am not that surprised. It always sounded way way too unrealistic to be really true. If this is indeed true, I guess that Gordeeva woman will get her karma as well. I wonder how her "dream marriage" with Kulik really is? Cheated him with this Russian guy she was recently touring with as well?

  • At April 15, 2010 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Mrs. Gordeeva DID cheated on Mr. Grinkov during their marrige with Mr. Zulin and recently cheated on Mr. Kulik with russian actor who was also married to a beautiful russian actress.
    ABSOLUTELY confirmed FACTS!!!



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