Dasha Zhukova is expecting her first child with new husband billionaire shipping heir Stavros Niarchos.
The Moscow-born gallery owner, 39, is the ex-wife of billionaire Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich, with whom she shares two children, a son, Aaron Alexander, born in 2009 and daughter, Leah Lou, born in 2013.
Dasha, an heiress and businesswoman, and Stavros, who is named after his late billionaire shipping tycoon grandfather, had been friends for more than a decade but became a couple after her split in 2017 with Abramovich.
Dasha Zhukova, 39, is expecting her first child with billionaire shipping heir husband Stavros Niarchos, 35, less than a year after they tied the knot
Dasha was married to Chelsea owner Roman, 53, for nearly 10 years before ending their relationship with a multi-million pound divorce in 2017.
Both of their children were born in the USA and live with their mother in Manhattan while attending school in the city.
Stavros’ most high-profile romance to date was with socialite and hotel heiress Paris Hilton, 38, who he dated from late 2005 until March 2007.
The businessman, who is part of the Greek shipping Niarchos dynasty, was also in relationships with actresses Lindsay Lohan and Mary-Kate Olsen, and model Jessica Hart.
The Moscow-born heiress is the ex-wife of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, with whom she shares two children: son, Aaron Alexander, born in 2009 and daughter, Leah Lou, born in 2013
Upon their split, Dasha and Roman said they were committed to jointly raising their children together and working together as co-founders of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the New Holland Island cultural center in St Petersburg.
Court documents filed in New York show Abrahmovich and Zhukova finalized their divorced in August last year.
The settlement included the transfer of over $92 million worth of property to Dasha – including a four-story mansion in Manhattan.
Stravos and Dasha have been close friends for a decade but Vanity Fair Espana first picked up on the relationship in August 2018, just after the split between Abramovich and Zhukova was confirmed in a statement.
Dasha and her new husband are said to be ‘thrilled’ about the pregnancy, after marrying in a star-studded ceremony in January
Dasha and Stravo’s relationship was all but confirmed back in January 2019 when he spent New Year’s Eve with her friends in Peru.
The shipping heir joined music magnate David Geffen, supermodel Karlie Kloss and her venture capitalist boyfriend Josh Kushner, jeweler Jennifer Meyer and her frequent companion Mikey Hess, and screenwriter Erin Foster on a journey through the Amazon.
Sources then revealed in July of that year that the couple were engaged, with one telling Page Six that they were openly discussing their plans to marry with friends at her birthday party in New York City.
Royalty, Hollywood and some of fashion’s most famous faces were present at the couple’s wedding in January when they married in a specially erected marquee close to the main ski jump Olympaschanze.
Among those present was Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi, actress Kate Hudson and fashion designer Stella McCartney.
The couple, who have been friends for more than a decade, were married in January of this year
Pictures of the nuptials were not released at the time but have since emerged, showing the glamorous bride wearing a stunning white gown with a chic embellished coat over the top.
Her new husband meanwhile looked dapper in a navy suit, complete with a white rose pinned to his lapel.
In one picture the couple are seen with the mayor of St Moritz, Christian Jott Jenny.
Stavros’s father Stavros Jr and uncle Spyros are the largest private landowners in St. Moritz.
The £6 million Swiss leg of the marriage was held 24 hours before scheduled with guests keeping the timing a secret with the main celebration was at the Kulm Hotel.
The bride was given away by her father Alexander Zhukov, 66, a Russian businessman who is a British citizen.