The ex-wife of Roman Abramovich gives the first interview 11 years after the separation

Roman Abramovich's ex-wife, Irina (pictured), gave her her first interview 11 years after they parted

Roman Abramovich's ex-wife gave her first interview 11 years after they parted, and spoke of her pride in her five children.

Irina Abramovich, a former hostess from Aeroflot based in London who married Russian tycoon Abramovich in 1991, also revealed that she is now deeply religious.

But the wealthy divorcee says she still has a jet-set lifestyle traveling the world, while admitting she takes close care of her privacy.

She gave an interview with Russian Tatler, who reported: & # 39; If there is an ideal divorce, this is that of Roman and Irina Abramovich & # 39 ;.

Roman Abramovich's ex-wife, Irina (pictured), gave her her first interview 11 years after they parted

Roman Abramovich's ex-wife, Irina (pictured), gave her her first interview 11 years after they parted

The couple, who became independent in 2007 with a jealously guarded secret divorce agreement, have not said a single bad word & # 39; in public.

"Nearby people say that the Abramovich couple have friendly relations," the profile adds.

In addition, her five oldest sons are on good terms with their youngest son and daughter Aaron and Leah for Dasha Zhukova, Abramovich's third wife, from whom she has now also separated.

"All of Roman's children are friends and they often spend time together and with their father," Russian Tatler said.

Irina Abramovich (photographed with Abramovich and three of her children in 1999), a former flight attendant of Aeroflot based in London, married the Russian tycoon Abramovich in 1991

Irina Abramovich (photographed with Abramovich and three of her children in 1999), a former flight attendant of Aeroflot based in London, married the Russian tycoon Abramovich in 1991

Irina Abramovich (photographed with Abramovich and three of her children in 1999), a former flight attendant of Aeroflot based in London, married the Russian tycoon Abramovich in 1991

Roman and Irina Abramovich had five children together before separating. In the photo, the former couple with three of their children

Roman and Irina Abramovich had five children together before separating. In the photo, the former couple with three of their children

Roman and Irina Abramovich had five children together before separating. In the photo, the former couple with three of their children

"If we do not see it, it's because Irina does not need to demonstrate this ideal life to all Instagram."

She continues to be "persecuted by journalists," but has so far politely refused requests for interviews, the publication said, adding that she is not interested in being the ex-wife of Chelsea's owner, who he has a new life and no less hectic. & # 39;

But by agreeing to speak in the Russian publication, Irina, 51, said it was a "pleasure" to talk about her children, before lifting the veil on her current activities.

"The oldest, Anna, 26, is graduating from the University of Colombia as a philosopher," he said.

"Arkady, 25, works, has a successful business."

Sofia, 21, is an enthusiastic Amazon and graduated from Royal Holloway University in London, her mother said.

The wealthy divorcee says she still has a jet-set lifestyle traveling the world, while also admitting protecting her privacy

The wealthy divorcee says she still has a jet-set lifestyle traveling the world, while also admitting protecting her privacy

The wealthy divorcee says she still has a jet-set lifestyle traveling the world, while also admitting protecting her privacy

She is still active in sports, participates in show jumping competitions.

Arina, who is believed to be 17 years old, "is finishing college and plans to enroll in a faculty of zoology in Australia."

She said: Ilya, 16, is studying at a London school and is now taking the GCSE exams.

Irina made it clear that she and her ex-husband are united in the way they raised their children.

"We are trying to teach our children kindness, compassion, a habit of hard work," he said.

The then Irina Malandina met Abramovich when the owner of Chelsea traveled on an Aeroflot plane when she worked as a stewardess.

Her father had died when she was two years old, and she grew up in poverty in the Soviet era.

During his marriage, he went from being a powerful but reclusive figure in the political and political world of Russia's post-Soviet roller coaster to being a household name in the West as the owner of the London football club.

They compared their life together with living in a "golden cage" with security guards who previously worked for Russian and British intelligence.

While he has avoided publicity since his divorce, he said: "I can not accept that my lifestyle is too private.

"Yes, it lacks the brightness beau monde, but there is enough light in it.

"And this light comes from communication within my family, meetings with friends, frequent trips around the world, meetings with people from different cultures.

Ambramovich's five eldest sons are on good terms with their youngest son and their daughter Aaron and Leah by Dasha Zhukova (pictured with Abramovich last year) of whom he has now also separated

Ambramovich's five eldest sons are on good terms with their youngest son and their daughter Aaron and Leah by Dasha Zhukova (pictured with Abramovich last year) of whom he has now also separated

Ambramovich's five eldest sons are on good terms with their youngest son and their daughter Aaron and Leah by Dasha Zhukova (pictured with Abramovich last year) of whom he has now also separated

"Maybe they do not see me at public events, but we often see each other in the church, in an exhibition, in a museum or in the theater."

Irina emphasized: "My home is always open for my friends, I prefer home parties to restaurants.

"For me it is much more valuable when I can share the events of my life with people spiritually close to me, be happy with them, complain about something, ask for their prayers.

"Many of them are well-known public figures who value friendship and sincere relationships, it's a mutual thing."

When asked about her interests today, she said: "First of all, everything that can make you really happy.

& # 39; Interaction with God, children, close friends. I am constantly interested in everything that happens in the world of culture.

& # 39; Collect Byzantine and Russian icons & # 39;

It is known that Irina supports the Church of Antipa in Kolymazhny Yard in Moscow.

While her former husband Abramovich now has an Israeli passport and is interested in his Jewish roots, Irina has found solace in the Orthodox Church.

"There is an expression: we are what we eat," he said.

& # 39; Partly it is correct. We are also what we believe in.

"You must accept that faith helps us overcome various difficulties and the main thing is that, in any circumstance, it helps us to be truly human".

In this historic church he said he had met many amazing people with different opinions (and) professions but with equally strong faith.

"It's a great friendly and united family, a home where joy and love always rule."

Irina talked about how she travels the world, continuing an adventure that began in her ex-husband's famous fleet of oceanic superyachts.

Irina talked about how she travels the world, continuing an adventure that began in her ex-husband's famous fleet of oceanic superyachts.

Irina talked about how she travels the world, continuing an adventure that began in her ex-husband's famous fleet of oceanic superyachts.

She talked about how she travels the world, continuing an adventure that began in her ex-husband's famous oceanic super yacht fleet.

When asked for a memorable trip, he mentioned a visit to Peru.

She found an "incredible mix of civilizations, and most of them only have dumb monuments … More questions than answers.

Irina explained why she had restricted access to her Instagram that had previously been open.

"Nothing extraordinary happened," he said.

"I just understood that many people are interested in minor details that are not important at all: what kind of dress I wear, where the dinner takes place, who (my) friends are.

She revealed that she was inspired to reread the writings of former Gulag prisoner Yevgenia Ginzburg

She revealed that she was inspired to reread the writings of former Gulag prisoner Yevgenia Ginzburg

She revealed that she was inspired to reread the writings of former Gulag prisoner Yevgenia Ginzburg

"And for me, Instagram is just one of the most comfortable media outlets with friends and acquaintances around the world."

She revealed that she had been inspired to reread the writings of the ex-Gulag inmate Yevgenia Ginzburg called Journey into the Whirlwind detailing the deprivations of repression under Stalin.

"It's not just about how bad everything is," he said.

"On the contrary, it is about the fact that people who have a strong faith and a firm spirit do good things."

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