I would imagine there is more to it than this, but it isn’t uncommon for social media to be the straw that broke the camel’s back in a relationship.
According to SI, Ovechkin’s lady tennis player Maria Kirilenko didn’t take too kindly to this Instagram photo of Ovechkin and Russian basketball pro Vitaly Fridzon in Helicopter (you can see the photo below). The sad part is Ovechkin didn’t even post the photo, it was one of his friends (we call that Johnny Manziel Syndrome).
Maria went all WWE Lana when describing the breakup.
“I have decided to terminate the engagement,” Kirilenko told R-Sport. “I do not want to go into the details. I’ll say one thing: Our relationship is over, but I respect [Alex] as a person and athlete and I sincerely wish him continued athletic success. At this moment, I’m concentrating on getting prepared for my next tournament. Hopefully soon I’ll make my fans happy with news not about my personal life, but my sports achievements.”
Were they breaking up or was she releasing him from this contract?
I am pretty sure Ovechkin will be ok and won’t have to resort to Robin Thicke style begging.