Apparently this is a summer of love for the Washington Capitals.
Not long after word surfaced that Brooks Laich got engaged to Julianne Hough, Alex Ovechkin announced that Russian model Nastya Shubskaya “said yes” on his Instagram page.
Shubskaya’s photo might look a little better, although it lacks the enormous engagement ring (although you have to love the ring emoticon):
This isn’t the first time that Ovechkin has announced an engagement, as he once did the same with tennis player Maria Kirilenko (who apparently is already married).
Russian Machine Never Breaks provided a little background information on Shubskaya back in March:
So who is Shubskaya? After some research, we found out that she is the daughter of a somewhat famous Soviet/Russian movie star, Vera Glagoleva. Glagoleva’s IMDb page shows she’s a veteran of 33 Russian acting roles and has directed five films. She has two other children, Anna and Rodion, from a previous marriage.
Shubskaya’s father Kirill Shubskiy is also a well-known entrepreneur in the shipbuilding industry. The couple gave birth to Shubskaya in 1993 while in Switzerland.
Congrats to Ovechkin, who posted this admirably goofy photo on Twitter:
(H/T to CSNWashington.com)