Vladimir Putin is back on the market, y'all!
As of today, the Russian president's divorce is complete, the BBC confirms, marking the official end to his 30-year relationship with estranged wife Lyudmila. But does this mean the ladies can start lining up for the frequently shirtless sportsman and controversial politician?
That depends. In 2008, Mr Putin denied reports that he had secretly married former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabayeva, but plenty of rumors have continued to surround the rumored twosome since then.
Even in recent weeks, Putin, 61, and Kabayeva, 30, were snapped wearing bands on that finger in the past week (and in Russia, that finger means the one on your right hand, FYI). Per the Daily Mail, however, a spokesman for Putin has continuously debunked such reports of any hush-hush nuptials.
That's not to say, though, that Ms. Kabayeva doesn't get a little special treatment from the prez. Per the BBC, she was among the final six torchbearers at the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony in February, leading many to wonder if favoritism earned her that spot.
Officially, though, it seems Putin is single—and perhaps ready to get back in the dating game. Politics aside, how would you feel about playing for Putin?!