Svetlana Khorkina: “It was I who insisted that he adopted a child”


Светлана Хоркина: «Это я настояла на том, чтобы он усыновил ребенка»
From candid interviews of the athletes in the magazine “Caravan of stories”.

Светлана Хоркина: «Это я настояла на том, чтобы он усыновил ребенка»

Svetlana Khorkina and son Sviatoslav

Photo: Mark Steinbock

Svetlana Khorkina rarely gives interviews about his personal life, but in the magazine “Caravan of stories” Olympic champion was very Frank.

Svetlana, and when you finally came to love?

— You know,
I’m afraid of the word “love” very carefully treat him… One day
thought that love a person, but think: was it love?
Or maybe I just have inspired this feeling and it was initially false? Girls
it is easy suggestible. Especially if the girl lives without a nurse with a folder,
nothing but gyms, life does not see and experience with men not
has… And when she’s in this situation are told something about a great love,
which she knows nothing, she’s just starting piously to believe it… (Via
a long pause.) But can I give some advice to the girls who look at
life with childlike naivety? Girls, dear, if a man assures you that
he was single, and you can see his passport, which is missing the stamp, not
take your time to believe. And don’t hesitate to invite himself to come to his house —
where he, says, lives, and make sure that there are his personal
things. This is the first tip. Second: if this “man” (not necessarily in this
case take the word in quotes!) assures you that you certainly
will live together, but for a long time is taking in that direction
no action, throw him. Third: if it turns out that this
man you are expecting a baby, and he’s taking this news not with joy, hard
think about whether or not you continue to hope for something good between you. And
if the born child is still under your name, like a brother or
sister, do not pull the gap with the person and never what it is not
rely. That’s just better not to bring up such a situation…

Светлана Хоркина: «Это я настояла на том, чтобы он усыновил ребенка»

Svetlana Khorkina and son Sviatoslav

Photo: Mark Steinbock

— Judging by
all hard-won advice.

— Yes,
unfortunately, I learned them from the stories of other people, and from their own
life experience. That’s why
women in our time have to do by yourself? Yes, because they are
ceased to rely on men to be confident in them. Today real
men transferred. With a few exceptions. Most somehow missing
a sense of responsibility for their actions in a relationship with a woman. But
there is a sense of impunity for the incorrect… For youth, for
stupidity, inexperience I stayed too long in the initial stage of the relationship
with the man who became my fate, too, believed in the promises of the joint
life, about family. Again,
I didn’t have anyone to consult. And I said something about civil marriage,
about the fact that we — as husband and wife… But gradually I realized that the expression
“civil marriage” is a delusion. What marriage?! It’s just cohabitation.
But many men so behave — don’t want to work hard
to make a proposal to the girl and take her to the registry office. Don’t want to take any
responsibility. Not-e-et, you can not accept it.

Svetlana Khorkina and son Sviatoslav

Photo: Mark Steinbock

Not
scared you what, learning about your pregnancy, the baby’s father was not happy
didn’t take the news as a loving man?

— I’m a woman
strong. Although at the time looked quite a girl — I was given years
13-15. But I was absolutely sure that with all the problems to cope
itself. No
was afraid of that. It was just not clear why from the person from whom I’m waiting
the child’s reaction is not the one I expected. It seems to be lived as husband and wife,
discussed how we live… And that happened — it would seem that such
happiness! It is a pity that it was happiness for the two of us, but only for me.
But my joy, even this could not dampen. I was very happy. Today
can’t imagine life without my little Firefly…

— You can
do not refer to the name of the father of the child, but the media wrote that he is a large
the businessman is cooperating with the Olympic Committee of Russia. And at the same time
being the husband of the famous actress and Director…

— I’m not
did the mystery of his fatherhood and our relationship, and he. But I
kept and still keeps. And do not name names because I think it is incorrect
to reveal other people’s secrets. And why should I do PR? He did not deserve
this. And, by and large, in my life, this man played too
a small role. Although very important — my son. But most of my
life with him does not intersect…

In
The Los Angeles gave birth to some special reasons?

Man,
I was expecting a child, she hid me from everyone. He did not want to advertise
our relationship, so he tried none of the countrymen I was not
show. And although I, I think, not made for life, no
shameful act, I said that I have to go as far as possible and
her pregnancy not to tell anyone. I don’t
understand why it should be so. And still agreed. Judged: probably
at the time of birth in America, I will receive more professional help than that
us. Now understand that this is nonsense — in our country also there are great
clinic, and the doctors… During pregnancy I, despite many already Prasonisi
bells, still believed that man has continued to hope that we
be together that we will develop a family and we’ll live like human beings. Probably
any woman when she is carrying a child, it seems that all she
will be well and all problems will certainly be resolved. And bad signals it is not
perceive. Nature tells her to be positive, because the inside grows
man… I gave Birth in a very good clinic, however, was lying there under a false
name to me couldn’t find me… I had a friend, Julia. She was the godmother of Svyatoslav. Julia and
operating was with me — in America it is allowed.
(Smiling.) When my belly got Svyatoslav, she said, “Well,
dad, take the baby!” They is there full democracy, their pair of “girl
with a girl” is not surprised, they normally perceive. We then Julia so
laughing… (Sigh.) But it would be better done the real father of… For discharge in
the hospital he really came and took us. To date, the financial
Svyatoslav helps.

The father
recognized son officially recorded it under his middle name, surname?

— Yes, but not immediately, but only after several years. I insisted on the fact that he was adopted
child. I
it seemed that the girl can wear the name of mother, and the boy should not, for
future son, it is important to be with his father’s name. Although it is now a little bit about it
sorry. Still, the name Khorkina — known. But I think when Svyatoslav
K. grows up, he will decide…

Full interview of Svetlana Khorkina read here>>