Rumors are buzzing around Russia that the country’s renowned gymnast, Alina Kabaeva, has given birth to a baby boy. However, the news is not being celebrated the way one might anticipate due to rumors of who fathered the child – one Vladimir Putin.
Russian news sources have been reluctant to print stories announcing the birth. Previous rumors of the Russian prime minister’s alleged extra-marital affair with Kabaeva have incited Putin’s ire.
Still, sources say that the 26-year-old gymnastics champion has been having an affair with Putin since 2006, when she retired from gymnastics having won two Olympic medals and 18 World Championship medals. She was later elected to the state Duma, Russia’s parliament, as a representative of Putin’s political party.
Kabaeva named her young son Dmitry after recently giving birth in a Moscow hospital, sources said.
Last year, a Russian newspaper printed a rumor that said Putin was planning to divorce his wife, Ludmila, in order to marry his hot Russian mistress. Putin was reportedly incensed by the rumors and ordered the newspaper to be shut down.