Rumors that Russian President Vladimir Putin has married former gymnast Alina Kabayeva have sparked again after his alleged mistress was shown on television apparently wearing a wedding ring.
While Vladimir Putin, 61, was hosting the winter Olympics in Sochi, Alina Kabayeva, 30, was at a children’s sporting event in the city of Nizhnekamsk, and flashed a sparkling ring to television cameras.
The Kremlin has previously denied that Vladimir Putin married Alina Kabayeva in the town of Valdai in September.
When Vladimir Putin was shown wearing a wedding ring in a meeting with the Egyptian defense minister last week, the Kremlin-friendly news agency pulled the photograph, and claimed that it was taken before Putin’s divorce in 2013 from his wife Lyudmila and had been posted accidentally.
Alina Kabayeva was at a children’s sporting event in the city of Nizhnekamsk and flashed a sparkling ring to TV camera
Rumors that Vladimir Putin and Alina Kabayeva are involved in a longstanding affair and even they have children together have long been denied by the president’s aides.
Vladimir Putin shut down the newspaper Moskovsky Korrespondent after it reported in 2008 that Putin was about to divorce his wife and marry Alina Kabayeva.
In an interview in 2013, Alina Kabayeva said she had me a man she “loved very much”, and wanted to marry and have children.
Alina Kabayeva was among the final six elite Russian athletes to carry the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony at the Sochi Winter Games.
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman announced their divorce just 24 hours ago, but she is wasting no time in soldiering on as an independent woman.
Rhea Perlman was seen wandering around Los Angeles – minus her wedding ring.
The 64-year-old even managed a smile as she went about her day in simple attire, dressing comfortably in baggy black pants and a white distressed fabric T-shirt, with a token pair of shades.
The announcement that Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman were to split after 30 years of marriage shocked Hollywood this week.
But new reports suggest their union had been “on the rocks” for years – due to his chronic flirting.
Rhea Perlman was seen wandering around Los Angeles without her wedding ring
A source told RadarOnline that 67-year-old Danny DeVito got a lot of female attention.
“Danny can be quite the flirt and because of his powerful status in Hollywood, he’s not ashamed to abuse his position and chat-up young, aspiring woman looking to make it in the industry,” said the source.
“Despite his reputation as a lovable, funny guy in movies and on TV, Danny’s actually quite the womanizer.
“And, like a lot of red-blooded males, if he sees an attractive girl in a coffee shop or walking down the street, he will give her the eye.
“After years of turning a blind eye to it, Rhea finally snapped. She had enough of his bad boy behavior and wanted an end to their marriage.
“The break-up has been on the cards for a long time, probably over 10 years, because they haven’t been happy for a long, long time.”
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman announced their split on Monday. They have three children together, Lucy Chet, Grace Fan and Jacob Daniel.
The pair worked together on the classic Seventies sitcom Taxi and later appeared in the 1996 comedy film Matilda.
A video has emerged of Russell Brand taking off his wedding ring, just two weeks after his first wedding anniversary with Katy Perry back in November.
Russell Brand posted the video on porn website Nudevista as he began a week-long tour of various universities in America.
In the footage, Russell Brand is seen saying: “I am going to meet people from sororities and fraternities. I don’t know what a sorority is except for what I have seen on Nudevista – that they are sort of sex clubs for women.
“A week of revolution and, more importantly, I am going to learn first-hand about sororities.”
Russell Brand is then seen taking his ring off in full view of the camera, before adding: “I’m just going to place this somewhere very, very safe for the next week.”
A video has emerged of Russell Brand taking off his wedding ring, just two weeks after his first wedding anniversary with Katy Perry back in November
Since filing for divorce from Katy Perry on December 30, Russell Brand has remained resolutely silent on his Twitter page.
However, his estranged wife Katy Perry came forward over the weekend to thank her fans for their support in the difficult times.
Katy Perry wrote: “I am so grateful for all the love and support I’ve had from people around the world. You guys have made my heart happy again.”
She also pulled out of what was scheduled to be her first public appearance since the split at the People’s Choice Awards, writing her apologies on Twitter.
But new claims have suggested Katy Perry is considering flying into the UK in a bid to resolve things with her former spouse.
A source told Grazia magazine: “Katy was absolutely crushed by Russell’s decision. She’s furious after everything he’s done, but still insists there must be a way to reconcile and try to work things out.
“She told Russell that if he’d agreed to marriage counseling, they wouldn’t be in this mess and tried to persuade him to fly back to the States and meet her.
“She’s now considering jetting to the UK as she’s desperate to see him and talk to him.
“She said she can’t stand that everything has been done over the phone and says she needs to see him before she can truly accept it’s over.”