Today, a new episode of Ksenia Sobchak’s show “Beware, Sobchak!” Was released on YouTube, the main character of which is 45-year-old Chulpan Khamatova. In this conversation, the actress spoke not only about her charity work and attitude to the authorities, but also revealed a family secret.
So, the star for the first time openly spoke about the fact that her 17-year-old middle daughter Asya was adopted. Chulpan remembered how in 2003, shortly after her divorce from her first husband, actor Ivan Volkov, and a year after the birth of their daughter Arina, she had difficulty taking Asya out of the baby’s house.
This whole topic of adoption … No one has ever spoken about it so calmly and openly. When I was picking up my daughter from the Morozov hospital, the headmistress shouted after me: “Of course, you only need to get PR!” In general, the way this system works is simply beyond the bounds. It all changed in 17 years, but then it was like this. They did not give me Asya for a very long time, although legally the child was already mine,
– said Khamatova.
Chulpan Khamatova with her daughter Asya
Chulpan explained that all the delays were due to the fact that at the beginning of the 2000s, a whole business of selling Russian children abroad was flourishing in the capital. For this reason, in order not to give Khamatova the child, the doctors attributed to the girl a whole bunch of diseases, which, of course, she did not have.
In a kind of fog, I go into the office and say that I will come with the police now, I have documents. And at the same moment I get a child. There are curses that she will die with me. <...> When I took Asya to Vienna, the doctors said: “What a heart defect, she is an absolutely healthy child!” I didn’t believe it. I went to Berlin, and already in Germany she was examined: this is an absolutely healthy child. Illnesses were specially invented for her to be taken abroad,
– Chulpan shared.
According to Khamatova, Asya knows the whole truth about her birth: the actress told her about this from childhood with the help of fairy tales, thanks to which the girl calmly accepted the fact of her adoption.
Recall that Chulpan Khamatova has three daughters in total: in addition to her adopted daughter Asya, the actress brings up 19-year-old Arina from her first marriage with Ivan Volkov and 10-year-old Eia from her second husband Alexander Shein, with whom she broke up three years after the birth of the girl.
Chulpan Khamatova with her youngest daughter Iya
Chulpan Khamatova with daughters Arina and Iya
In the same conversation with Ksenia Sobchak, Khamatova told why in 2019, after the death of Galina, Volchek did not even consider the possibility of heading Sovremennik, despite the fact that she had been deputy head for a long time.
If I had been offered to head Sovremennik, I would have refused. For me, this is Calvary, a great responsibility for which there are no resources. They asked me, but I was scared of everything. I understand that I am not capable of running a theater. It was necessary to make a choice: either the Grant Life Foundation or the theater. Both directions are incompatible things. I am an actress, and no one knows what kind of theater manager I am,
– Chulpan explained her position.