Maria Sharapova will soon become a mother! On her birthday, April 19, the tennis player shared the good news by posting a beach photo in which she showed a rounded belly:
Precious start! Eating a birthday cake for two has always been my specialty,” she wrote.
Immediately after the publication, a flood of congratulations from fans and friends poured into the comments.
Congratulations! What a miracle.
Awesome! Happy for you guys!
You will have the most wonderful baby
Yes, mom and dad are so handsome, – Maria’s subscribers rejoice.
Beloved Sharapova, 42-year-old British businessman Alexander Gilks also shared the good news on his blog, writing:
Thank you for making me a very, very happy guy. I want to love you all my life and learn from you.
The last time Maria was published in early March – the athlete was among the guests of the Dior fashion show in Paris. On her blog, she rarely shares personal information – for example, in August last year she published photos from a joint vacation.
Recall that in December 2020, the five-time Grand Slam champion confirmed her engagement to Gilks, but the wedding has not yet taken place. The couple first went public with their relationship in 2018.
I said yes the first day we met. It was our little secret, wasn’t it?, Sharapova wrote on social networks at the time.
Prior to Gilks’ proposal, Maria retired from tennis, in which she had been the leader for almost 20 years:
I will miss every day,” she admitted. “I will miss training and my daily routine: get up at dawn, lace up my shoes and close the gates of the court, and then score my first ball of the day. I will miss my team, the coaches. For those moments when I was sitting with my father on the bench.
Alexander Gilks is a British businessman, auction house owner and longtime friend of Princes William and Harry. Previously, he was married to an American fashion designer of Arab origin, Misha Nonu – she is now known to many as a close friend of Meghan Markle. The celebration took place in Venice in July 2012. In 2016, it became known that they broke up. The divorce was finalized in the summer of 2017.