Artist Alexei Kortnev spoke frankly about his wife’s health problems.
For almost 20 years, the artist has been married to gymnast and coach Amina Zaripova. During this time, the couple had four common children. The daughters of Kortnev and Zaripova, Aksinya and Agafya, were not easy for them. The couple had to resort to IVF.
After the birth of two sons, Zaripova, according to Kortnev, had serious problems with women’s health – she could not get pregnant for a long time. Then the couple resorted to a radical measure.
“Aksinya and Agafya are children who were born as a result of in vitro fertilization, that is, children from a test tube. Because, unfortunately, Amina can no longer get pregnant herself, she needs professional medical intervention. In the case of Agafya (the baby was born in November 2021 – ed. note), it was much more difficult, because 10 years have passed since the birth of Aksinya. All these years we have been trying to get pregnant. Yes, it really didn’t work.”, – 55-year-old Alexey opened up in “The Fate of a Man” with Boris Korchevnikov on “Russia 1”.
Recall that Kortnev has four major novels behind him. The first choice of the artist was the singer Irina Bogushevskaya, who gave birth to his son Artemy. Also, Alexei Anatolyevich was in a relationship with actress Yulia Rutberg, whom he never married, TV presenter Elena Lanskaya.
Lanskaya gave the musician a son, Nikita. Kortnev, by his own admission, was against this child, but nevertheless supported Elena and helped her adequately provide for her offspring.
Aleksey Kortnev found real happiness next to Amina Zaripova. Today the couple has four children – sons Arseniy and Athanasius, daughters Aksinya and Agafya.