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Spotted in Arlington: Ovie’s New Girlfriend

by ARLnow.com December 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm 9,287 28 Comments

Via the Montreal Gazette, of all places, comes word that Capitals star Alex Ovechkin’s new girlfriend has been hanging around Arlington as of late.

Russian tennis star Maria Kirilenko has been photographed working out with the George Washington University tennis team, presumably at the indoor Sport & Health Club courts in Crystal City. She has also been spotted at Capitals practices, presumably at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston, according to the Gazette.

Ovechkin, who lives in a $1.6 million home in Arlington’s Waycroft-Woodlawn neighborhood, recently confirmed the relationship by Tweeting out a photo of the happy couple (left). Before that Tweet, however, the Gazette could only speculate as to why Kirilenko seemed to be spending so much time in our fair county.

“In all seriousness, putting aside the fact that this is pretty good gossip, if you’re a Russian tennis player and you choose … Arlington, Va. for some indoor practice, it’s probably not because you’re an American history buff,” the paper said.

Let us know via email or the comments if you spot Ovie and his new GF out on the town.

  • Sports fans, please forgive us for the brief moment that this article referenced “Alexandria Ovechkin.”

  • Grateful

    I thought you did it on purpose considering his recent on ice performance for the Capitals!

  • ARLrez

    He he he he… Alexandria. I find it hard to believe his house is worth $1.6 mill. But that’s Arlington for you I guess.

    • charlie

      you can tell which house it is because it is the one that all the non-arlington cars slow down at and point. otherwise pretty ordinary house on an ordinary street.

      • KalashniKEV

        LOL @ the run down house directly across the street.

  • Grognak

    I saw that picture when he tweeted it and I had no idea who “Maria” was. I figured she was some chick from Radford or something.

  • Tabby

    OMG ArlNow! This article is so swag!

    • Swag

      I know, right?

  • Tabby

    Oopsie, I meant “LIKE so swag.”

  • Paco

    If only he had snuggled up to Boudreau like that.

    • Tom Boswell

      He should have taken him to Mario’s for a few slices.

  • Eric

    Oh man! My boy Ben over at Pokemoke hit that up a few weeks back at Spider Kellys. Ouch.

    • Emily Post-it

      That’s what I was thinking…she looks like any number of interchangable skanks you’d see wondering around Clarendon on a weekend night.

      • KalashniKEV

        And yet she probably is quite the opposite. Despite the stereotype, most East Bloc women have better Values than their hefty American counterparts.

        Besides… Ovie lives with his mom. What Claren-skank is going to put up with that?

        • She’s next door

          His mom’s house is next door to his. He bought both. So technically she doesn’t live with him… but yea it’s pretty close. Hey maybe she makes good russian comfort food?

          • KalashniKEV

            Oh, I got bad intel then. Makes sense, the houses are identical.

        • Rory

          That’s not my experience….

  • info81

    She could also use the indoor courts at the YMCA, near Clarendon they are pretty nice.

  • Tre

    Britney Spears is a russian tennis star?

  • ArlingtonChick

    Is that free STD testing still available tonight? I think I might have caught something looking at this picture of the happy couple…..

  • Adam R.

    Now if only Ovie could score on the ice…

  • GoPens

    Maybe he can get some tennis lessons after they get knocked out of the playoffs this year.

    • The Caps may have well been playing tennis last night. Lackluster.

    • Grateful

      What makes you think they will even get into the playoffs?

  • michelle

    she hangs out at Troika Party events

  • PinkLaces

    I saw them together on Wednesday night in Ballston Mall…kissing as they came down the escalator

  • Tabby

    Two attractive young athletes in love…sure, bit of a silly story, but isn’t it interesting how it brings out the Angry Frustrated Male contingent here?

    • Quoth the Raven

      Sorry – Ovie may be a great player, and he may be very wealthy. But he is one ugly dude.


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